Posted 28 July 2012 - 06:59 AM
I explained to the owner that the cats were also killing off all the desireable game, including quail, but sadly they were not persuaded that the cats are causing more harm than good.
The other property is a hilly, 8-acre place that my buddy and I hunt from time to time with air rifles. We haven't been out there since last Fall. I phoned the owner yesterday and asked if he had many cottontails and varmints running around. He said not too many because now they have stray cats that they feed to keep the varmints down. Oh no, not again. Frustrated and half joking, I asked if we could shoot the cats. He said no (knowing I wasn't serious), but invited us out anyhow to see what we could get. There are still a few cottontails as well as house sparrows around for us to pop with our air rifles. So we'll make a go of it this weekend and see how we do. But I'm not optimistic about the cottontails.
Posted 28 July 2012 - 07:17 AM
Posted 28 July 2012 - 07:24 AM
Time waits for no one--
treasure every moment you have.
Posted 28 July 2012 - 02:50 PM
Posted 28 July 2012 - 05:27 PM
The time of the day helps out a lot with cotton tail get out at first light like 5 am and see if anything is out.Around here when the it heats up they go down.
Posted 28 July 2012 - 05:40 PM
Posted 29 July 2012 - 12:58 AM
Posted 29 July 2012 - 08:11 AM
I don't condone anything short of shooting them but if these nut jobs are feeding a breeding population of feral cats they are seriously damaging the wildlife. It's hard to comprehend this kind of stupidity.
If I were you, I would give every coyote on their property a pass until those cats are gone.
Posted 29 July 2012 - 05:54 PM
One rifle, one planet. Holland's 375
Posted 30 July 2012 - 07:37 AM
I hope some of them start to dissappear so that you get more chances at the rabbits.
Posted 30 July 2012 - 08:26 AM
That being said the animal rights groups will not let that happen. I believe in the S/S/S theroy as stated above, but you must be careful, it is against the law to kill domestic animals unless they are harrasing livestock. I will look around for that section in the code book later.
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