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Where can I locally buy bean bags for cornhole?

Asked by cockswain (15254points) October 4th, 2010

I’m having a BBQ this weekend and some squirrels got into the cornhole bags. I need to buy some new ones, but don’t want to order online. What sorts of stores carry these?

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lillycoyote's avatar

I looked at the website for both Dick’s Sporting Goods and Sports Authority and they show that they at least have bags available for sale on line so if you have either of those in your area you might check with them.

How bad is the damage? They can’t be mended? A heavy application of Gorilla Tape wouldn’t do the trick?

Damn squirrels. I have fought my own battles with the little buggers myself.

cockswain's avatar

Yeah, I just found them at Sports Authority near my house, so I’m good. Other places only sell the whole setup and not the bags separately.

The squirrels have totally ravaged the cornhole bags. Squirrels are assholes.

CORNHOLE!

WestRiverrat's avatar

Use sand instead of Corn and the squirrels will leave them alone.

cockswain's avatar

Good tip.

lillycoyote's avatar

@cockswain I have obviously been driven mad by the little creatures or am suffering from shell-shock due to prolonged conflict with them, but I’m convinced that the local franchise of Squirrel Inc. that operates in my yard has a fairly large engineering department and at least one of the little buggers has got to have opposable thumbs; I’m sure of it, because I still can’t figure how they have been getting the top off my new suet cage and I’ve reengineered the thing a couple of times myself. And it doesn’t take them long. It holds two cakes, I put them in, hang it up and the next day its lying on the ground with the top off and the suet gone.

WestRiverrat's avatar

@lillycoyote you can get traps for them. They make both live traps and kill traps for them. Bait them with a little peanut butter.

And if it is in season you can cook them up and eat them. They are quite tasty.

Or you can take them out into the woods and release them.

cockswain's avatar

In season?

WestRiverrat's avatar

Here at least squirrels are a game animal. You have to follow the game laws with regards to harvesting them.

If they are being a pest, you can still eliminate them from the area any time, but you have to bury them or throw them in the garbage if you kill them out of season.

lillycoyote's avatar

@WestRiverrat I just checked my state’s hunting regulations and it is apparently illegal to:

Use a trap, snare, pitfall, deadfall, cage, net, pen, baited hook, urine, baited field, drug, poison, chemical or explosive to take game, except that muskrats, mink, otter, raccoons, opossum and rabbits may be trapped as permitted by law and bait may used to take deer on private land only.

However, it looks like I am permitted to hunt squirrels with a longbow or a shotgun.

Method of Take:

Squirrel, Groundhog, Rabbit, Pheasant, Quail: Longbow or shotgun using no larger than No. 2 lead shot. Shotguns must be plugged to hold only 3 shells (in chamber and magazine combined). Rifle permitted for Groundhog. South of C&D Canal .17 through .22 caliber rimfire or pellet firearm with a rifled barrel or a muzzleloader rifle of not larger than .36 caliber firing a round projectile are permitted for squirrel hunting during the entire season.

Unfortunately, I am generally prohibited by law from discharging firearms and hunting on my little ¼ acre of suburban paradise. Though I will have to look into whether or not I can discharge a long bow in my yard.

I have always thought that if it came down to feeding myself with the game roaming around my yard and my development, I was going to start with the bunnies anyway. I like the bunnies more than squirrels, but they seem like they would be easier to catch and tastier than the squirrel or the crows.

And I’ve always thought that trapping squirrels and releasing them elsewhere would only result in a “squirrel vacuum” my yard’s ecology that would only be filled, at least eventually, with squirrels from somewhere else. It seems like a lot of work and a losing proposition.

cockswain's avatar

Good luck hitting squirrels with a bow

lillycoyote's avatar

@cockswain I would need more than luck to hit just about anything with a bow. Besides, I have no intention of giving the squirrels one more reason to mock me.

SundayKittens's avatar

Squirrels really are assholes. Give me your bbq.

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