John, I had my Vet order the vaccine. I have to get three dogs done. Lucky for me I get the employee discount so it isn't too bad. They say it really helps the recovery process.
Bisley, Good eye. It only had a few buttons and never did rattle. The top one had 8 buttons but I shot it up pretty bad because I could only see part of it in the thick brush and wasn't taking any chances at a couple feet away.
Tom, It's your standard yellow axe caliber 220-221
Microtus, I have been looking at snake boots but haven't got anything yet. Going to Cabelas tomorrow to look some more.
Shoot-it, Yep they are protected in Tenn. You can't even pick up a dead one from the road. I would rather I didn't have to remove them but I can't have my wife or dogs bit while on the trails. If I do see them below the ridge I let them be.