Anyone ever tried rubber buckshot on dogs?

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Oblio13, Jan 1, 2009.

  1. Oblio13

    Oblio13 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't know why I never thought of this before now, but it might be the perfect way to train the neighborhood dogs without making enemies.
     
  2. Poohbear

    Poohbear On a Time Out

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    I've used dry peas on a mule when I was a kid for eating the hogs feed. Shot him in the butt. Worked like a CHAMP! FASTEST Mule in Texas!Open the end and make sure ALL the birdshot is out before you put the peas in and close the end back. Don't want to hurt them. Just burn their butts and make them THINK they are hurt.
     
  3. tim_TX

    tim_TX Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Rock salt works well too. Penetrates just enough to sting and keep stinging for awhile.
     
  4. conny63malies

    conny63malies Overrun With Chickens

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    THat or those little plastic BB's just dont use a BB gun that is 1000-1200 fps. I used them back in FL when i had Chihuahua's to keep other dogs away.
     
  5. al6517

    al6517 Real Men can Cook

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    Quote:Yep that works great and is my choice, we call it rat shot and can even be put into 22 cal casings for smaller varmits. you have to give them something to remember and relate it to the act.
     
  6. jhm47

    jhm47 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Many years ago, my uncle loaded a 12 gauge shotshell with rock salt. He laid it on his counter and forgot about it for many months. Later that year, our cousin's dog started to kill his chickens, so he loaded up the 12 gauge shotgun with the rock salt shell, and fired it at the dog. Dog dropped dead in his tracks. Seems that the rock salt had congealed into a solid mass from the humidity in his house, and acted like a bullet. End of dog, end of relationship with cousin for a few years.
     
  7. Oblio13

    Oblio13 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Not no way, not no how, am I going to run salt through any of my shotguns.
     
  8. You can really mess up a nice shot gun with these "alternative buck pellets".

    I simply use a 6mm remington model 700 bolt action to take care of most of my predator problems. Other wise I use a 20 guage with long range buck pellets. Really, it is not your place to train a dog, even if it is with non lethal methods. They just keep coming back and if they do not see you around, your chickens are dead.
     
  9. rooster0209

    rooster0209 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    fence in your yard. elec fence is cheap, easy and not permanent and is a good deterrent. Just flag the fence w/ red flags..so ppl will see it.

    a new neighbor (sort of) moved in across/down the road from me. He has a red heeler pup, absolutly a sweet dog. I aksed if he planned on keeping his dog kenneled or inside? When he asked why, I explained I had free range chickens & guineas. He liked the idea of guinea's clearing his yard of ticks too. Its nice to know in the farm country that people respect their neighbors
     
  10. Bassleg

    Bassleg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Its nice to know in the farm country that people respect their neighbors

    That's because in farm county Dogs are a tools and if they let them run around they will be shot.
     

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