Are YOU "ALLOWED" to shoot fox that is after your chickens??

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by daisychick, Feb 12, 2009.

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  1. daisychick

    daisychick Incubator Tetris Master Consultant

    Feb 8, 2009
    Colorado
    I have a fox that is after my chickens. IT is around morning and night. I can't let my girls out to free range anymore and they are quite mad at me. I don't know the rules of shooting foxes??? Does anyone know if you can do it without legal issues??? Do you have to have a license if it is after your chickens?? CURIOUS ????
     
  2. Bluedog420

    Bluedog420 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would....it won't leave
     
  3. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

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    some state you can shoot them, best to check the law in your state.
     
  4. Amyable

    Amyable Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Check with your local DNR. Some states allow farmers to kill wildlife that is threatening their animals. Foxes are not endangered, shouldn't have too much problem. They may want to set traps themselves or at least have you bring them the carcass.
     
  5. 92caddy

    92caddy Egg Lover

    May 18, 2007
    Portland, IN
    I would and not tell a soul that I did it, thats how I would handle it..........
     
  6. reddwood68

    reddwood68 New Egg

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    Quote:nods my head in agreement.
     
  7. thechickenchick

    thechickenchick Born city, Living country

    Mar 8, 2008
    Eaton, Colorado
    Quote:nods my head in agreement.

    Fox, what fox? [​IMG]
     
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  8. mrsengeseth

    mrsengeseth Chillin' With My Peeps

    How close are your neighbors? If it's in an urban setting, I wouldn't. I'd set traps. Now, if you are out in boony land without a neighbor in sight...I *might* be tempted to shoot it and not tell a soul.
     
  9. daisychick

    daisychick Incubator Tetris Master Consultant

    Feb 8, 2009
    Colorado
    I wish I was in Boonyland and then I wouldn't have to ask this question. [​IMG] I would do the fox?? what fox??? thing. But I live in rural land with neighbors close by so yeah I would have to do it the "right" way and the legal way. I never thought to call and ask DNR....duh [​IMG]
     
  10. Harley's girl

    Harley's girl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Cal your local Game warden. He will give you permission (or not ) to take care of it. That is what I did. Ours gladly gave permission to take care of coon, skunks, fox, coyote, and opossum.
     
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