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#449401 - 10/15/07 03:25 PM Food plots and armadillos
RS
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Anybody else in middle or west TN having problems with freakin armadillos digging up food plots? Man, these suckers are destroying a few of mine. We've killed three over the last few weeks and have seen several others. The weird thing is, the adjoining property owner has several plots with the same mix planted as I do, and he's not having any problems with them. I guess there are more grubs and worms on my place than on his.
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#449423 - 10/15/07 03:42 PM Re: Food plots and armadillos [Re: RS]
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RS,

Yes, I am having a terrible problem with them. I didn't have nowhere near the problem last year and they seem to move mostly at night. Anyone have a good way to deal with them?
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#449501 - 10/15/07 04:35 PM Re: Food plots and armadillos [Re: TAS]
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In the last three years, their local population has exploded.
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#449640 - 10/15/07 05:50 PM Re: Food plots and armadillos [Re: TAS]
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The way we deal with them is to drive slow after dark and kill them out of the plots
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#450948 - 10/16/07 07:59 AM Re: Food plots and armadillos [Re: ffffffffffffffffffff]
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Buddy of mine told me he counted 16 the other evening on my farm. My fields are starting to get a lot of big holes in them. The holes look like groundhog holes, but it's armadillo holes. I think it is time to take the kids armadillo hunting.
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#450975 - 10/16/07 08:14 AM Re: Food plots and armadillos [Re: 8 POINTS OR BETTER]
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we have a problem with them too.....we are trying to kill them...
killed one a few weeks ago with my bow and shot 2 with my pistol on sunday.....

but be careful with them....make sure they are dead before handling...and wear rubber gloves...they carry many different diseases....
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#451159 - 10/16/07 10:01 AM Re: Food plots and armadillos [Re: JoeDeer]
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Including Leprasy - I hear -

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#452122 - 10/16/07 07:11 PM Re: Food plots and armadillos [Re: ferg]
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I don't have a problem with them in my plot, but they are doing some damage to my front yard!!!
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#455272 - 10/18/07 08:16 AM Re: Food plots and armadillos [Re: ]
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Try the granules for ticks it also gets rid of grubs and ants that armadillos eat. It worked in my yard so it should work on food plots.
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#455306 - 10/18/07 08:37 AM Re: Food plots and armadillos [Re: RS]
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Robbie,

We also are having some serious problems with armadillos in our food plots. Not sure how to control them other than a brute force approach in the dark of night. Of course that's probably not going to play well with the deer and possible hunting success.

Hope everything else is going well for you and the girls!!

JohnH

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#463513 - 10/23/07 07:10 PM Re: Food plots and armadillos [Re: BigGame]
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 Originally Posted By: BigGame
Try the granules for ticks it also gets rid of grubs and ants that armadillos eat. It worked in my yard so it should work on food plots.


I like that idea. I've heard of similar methods to get rid of moles, so it seems fair that it would work with the dillos too.

Next questions -

How expensive is it to treat large areas?
Are there any negative side effects to getting rid of your grub/ant populations?

I would think that they help aerate the soil like worms due, and probably have some sort of fertilizing benefit as well.
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#463571 - 10/23/07 07:24 PM Re: Food plots and armadillos [Re: Crosshairy]
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Shot my third dillo with the bow this afternoon and seen a young basket 8 pointer ten minutes later. Thought my dillo shooting would mess up my deer hunting but using the bow it hasn't. \:\)
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#463643 - 10/23/07 07:59 PM Re: Food plots and armadillos [Re: TAS]
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I killed 23 in three months with my bow....most fun I have had in a while!!
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#464590 - 10/24/07 10:00 AM Re: Food plots and armadillos [Re: Jamison]
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WHATS AN ARMIDILLO?
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#464648 - 10/24/07 10:42 AM Re: Food plots and armadillos [Re: POSSUM HUNTER]
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 Originally Posted By: POSSUM HUNTER
WHATS AN ARMIDILLO?


If your serious.... google ARMADILLO. In the military we use to call them APCs (Armored Possum Carriers). Given your screen name I'm suprised you haven't shot a few.
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#464649 - 10/24/07 10:43 AM Re: Food plots and armadillos [Re: Jamison]
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 Originally Posted By: Jamison
I killed 23 in three months with my bow....most fun I have had in a while!!


WOW!! You have a bigger problem than I do... correction HAD a bigger problem. \:D
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#464688 - 10/24/07 11:15 AM Re: Food plots and armadillos [Re: TAS]
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Friend of mine kids shot 14 on our place Sat. afternoon.
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#464696 - 10/24/07 11:22 AM Re: Food plots and armadillos [Re: 8 POINTS OR BETTER]
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AINT KILLED NONE COUSE WE AINT GOT APC'S IN THE MOUNTIANS I BELEIVE THAT THEY HAVE THEM SOUTH OF US

YES I KNOW WHAT THEY ARE JUST HAVENT SEEN ONE IN TN
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