Nutria Hunting

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Nutria Hunting

Post by TurkeyInTheStraw » 17 Feb 2009, 19:22

I'd bet 5.7 would be a great round for nutria/woodchuck hunting. Both are classified as "unprotected mammals" according to Dept. Natural Resources. I'm up in Maryland really close to Washington. Does anybody know where to find them in the Maryland/Virginia? When is a good season to hunt them?

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Re: Nutria Hunting

Post by Surfgun » 05 Jun 2009, 15:40

They are in Dorchester and Somerset counties but in much smaller numbers than they have been. DNR or National park Rangers killed a bunch a few years ago. During non-frozen months you may need a john-boat to get back in the marshes where they hang out. When things are frozen you may be able to tear there dens up to get at them and blast them. Just double check the regs with DNR and make sure your not trespassing as a lot of nutria may be in spots such as the Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge.

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Re: Nutria Hunting

Post by stg2ahn » 05 Jun 2009, 17:23

My dog tears them up!!!

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Re: Nutria Hunting

Post by gotants » 05 Jun 2009, 18:33

Heart Healthy "Crock-Pot" Nutria

2 hind saddle portions of nutria meat
1 tomato, cut in big wedges
2 carrots, sliced thin
1/2 cup white wine
2 teaspoons chopped garlic
1 cup demi glace (optional)
1 small onion, sliced thin
2 potatoes, sliced thin
Brussel sprouts
1 cup water
salt and pepper to taste
Layer onion, tomato, potatoes, carrots and Brussel sprouts in crock pot. Season nutria with salt, pepper and garlic to taste and place nutria over vegetables. Add wine and water, set crock pot on low and let cook until meat is tender. Cook for approximately 4 to 6 hours. Garnish with vegetables and demi glace (4 servings).

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Re: Nutria Hunting

Post by monkeyman » 17 Nov 2009, 08:35

I can attest to the efficacy of the 5.7 round both from the 57 pistol and the PS90 on nutria. I have put quite a few down and they definitely are neutralized faster than with +P+ 9 mm, .40 and .45 ACP. I have some pictures of the wound on one that I recovered.

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Re: Nutria Hunting

Post by blueorison » 18 Nov 2009, 19:13

I have no idea what i'm looking at but it's disturbing.
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Re: Nutria Hunting

Post by panzermk2 » 18 Nov 2009, 19:36

An over grown Rat screwing up the FL. ecosystem that has been perforated.
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Re: Nutria Hunting

Post by Wollychop » 18 Nov 2009, 19:56

Florida hell, they have spread all over the place. In TN you can find em pretty easily.

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Re: Nutria Hunting

Post by jgreenberg01 » 18 Nov 2009, 20:13

Just to give some perspective on size, that's a tennis ball next to this 18lb, 2.5 foot north Florida nutria. I killed this one with .22 colibri ammo.

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Re: Nutria Hunting

Post by f3rr37 » 18 Nov 2009, 21:07

Plenty of them in Oregon and Washington too.

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Re: Nutria Hunting

Post by LK45s » 18 Nov 2009, 21:56

Never seen any around here. It looks like a cross between a beaver and a muskrat.
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Re: Nutria Hunting

Post by blueorison » 18 Nov 2009, 23:59

HS!
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Re: Nutria Hunting

Post by f3rr37 » 19 Nov 2009, 08:41

LK45s wrote:Never seen any around here. It looks like a cross between a beaver and a muskrat.
Pretty much... they're nasty little creatures too. I did some stream restoration work for the Forest Service in high school and they would always warn us about them, never did see one though. But I did see a crayfish that I swear was 8-10" long though, all of the others we ever saw in that creek were <4".

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Re: Nutria Hunting

Post by Wollychop » 19 Nov 2009, 08:43

But I did see a crayfish that I swear was 8-10" long though, all of the others we ever saw in that creek were <4".

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OH!

You mean you saw a CRAWDAD.

I get it.

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When I was a kid I always caught them in our yard. They dig burrows and I would take a piece of fishing line with some bait tied to it (bit of chicken, whatever) and lower it in the hole. When they grab it you really, really slowly pull them up.

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Re: Nutria Hunting

Post by f3rr37 » 19 Nov 2009, 09:04

Wasn't sure how everyone referred to them, so I stuck with the official name :p

:laugh: That's awesome Wolly.

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Post by jgreenberg01 » 19 Nov 2009, 09:06

f3rr37 wrote:Pretty much... they're nasty little creatures too. I did some stream restoration work for the Forest Service in high school and they would always warn us about them, never did see one though. But I did see a crayfish that I swear was 8-10" long though, all of the others we ever saw in that creek were <4".
They are very nasty. That one I killed was destroying all the vegetation in my backyard and it had no fear of my Akita, and the damn thing turned and charged at me when I shot it in the butt (at least that gave me a head shot). I wish I had taken a pic of its teeth... NASTY!

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Re: Nutria Hunting

Post by monkeyman » 21 Nov 2009, 16:02

The nutria in question was neutralized in south Louisiana with a single SS195 through the back. I think he was charging me with giant yellow teeth bared!

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Re: Nutria Hunting

Post by glock10mmman » 02 Jan 2010, 14:12

Andrew Zimmern from Bizzare Foods did a skit on these. The old man fucking clubbed it to death.

They said they were some good eating though. Of course Zimmern would eat the ass out of a cow though. :clap:

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Re: Nutria Hunting

Post by blueorison » 02 Jan 2010, 17:57

Crayfish =/= Crawdad.

Completely different. Used to eat crayfish growing up in Asia; they are a crustacean, but have a flat, broad shell that fans out towards the front and you eat their tails.
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Re: Nutria Hunting

Post by panzermk2 » 02 Jan 2010, 23:26

Same with a crawdad, Pinch it's head off, suck on the head and the use your thumb to push the tail meat into your mouth.
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