My neighbor has an old barn that is full of raccoons. Last year I was live trapping them at my feeders and taking them miles from the house to a game area and letting them go by a creek, hopefully to live happily ever after
. After moving about 9 of them in two weeks I got a skunk in the live trap...not fun
and I have now quit using it and I have bird feeders on the ground in the mornings (taking down 10 feeders a every night is not an option). I don't want to resort to shooting them, although I did the one that decided my truck was his jungle gym (luckily that was my old truck), so if anyone has any ideas on how to keep them away, let me know.
Hope the suet trick works for you, it has been pretty good so far for me.