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I'm curious about possum hunting. Anybody know how and if any special equipment is needed.

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  • #16
    Well....basically...a gun. If you want it to be easier just set out something in a trap or bait them.

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    • #17
      get with a coon hunter, get a light and a 22. basically when you get in with the coon crowd they will show you how to do anything you need to know and they are all the time buying and trading dogs. like another poster said coon hounds that tree or run anything but coons are going to go cheap. after you get a dog you will need all the dog equipment, kennel dog box for your truck, leashes, collars, and probably a pair of hip waders depending on where you hunt. GOOD LUCK!

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      • #18
        What KIND of gun would you use? An OLD one, you don't even need to load it, just beat them in the head with it.
        I knew this one would get out of hand.

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        • #19
          A .17 HMR works very good for possum. A good old .22 would work also.

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          • #20
            summit29,
            I can tell you from experience you can't beat a opossum in the head and kill it without breaking your stock and gettin worn out. Use a .22.
            But, this post confuses me too. I thought eating opossum went out with the Hoover administration.

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            • #21
              You might buy a better gun then Jim, or try a 2x4.

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              • #22
                As we head further down the possum hole:
                Thanks for the advice Jim, and I do hope it was an old rifle you used.
                Herbie, what legnth of 2x4 do you recommend?

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                • #23
                  Hey check this out. I used to put out a trash bag with lots of smelly garbage in it. then I would sit on my porch at night with my .22 and wait till the possums come out. I got one on my wall right next to my computer, no lie.

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                  • #24
                    Well there we have it. I think HillbillyDeluxe has summed up possum hunting perfectly.

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                    • #25
                      Ya keep in mind them sons a guns can be hard to kill. I've taken some that withstood 3 hollow-point .22's through the vitals before I knocked 'em down. Then they hiss and crap and stink so skin em quick.

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                      • #26
                        A car or truck witch ever you like that will do the trick

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                        • #27
                          Yeah, never heard of somebody actually going to hunt them on purpose!!!

                          To each there own. Good luck.

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                          • #28
                            A bright spotlight and a gun that will shoot any kind of ammunition

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                            • #29
                              Hey HillbillyDeluxe do you shoot them in the chest so you can head mount them or do you prefer full body mount?

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                              • #30
                                You a rifle and plenty of ammo.

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