Bear killing bunnies !! Can we shoot it ?

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by swtangel321, Jul 21, 2010.

  1. swtangel321

    swtangel321 ~Crazy Egg Lady~

    Jul 11, 2008
    So we had a bear finally get in to one of the hutches (it doesn't seem to want the chickens just the bunnies/food)

    Sad to say I cant find the bunnies that lived in the cage it tore apart. I guess its possible they "ran away" before the bear took them.

    Well hes back tonight trying to get in another hutch... I really dont want to lose all my livestock to it... Does anyone know if its legal to shoot a bear to protect livestock ? We are in NH
  2. 1_FnkyFrm

    1_FnkyFrm Songster

    Jun 6, 2010
    Knoxville, Tn
    I'd shoot it and not worry.
  3. stoo

    stoo In the Brooder

    Jul 20, 2010
    I don't know, call animal control or the sheriffs dept. they should know.
  4. 1_FnkyFrm

    1_FnkyFrm Songster

    Jun 6, 2010
    Knoxville, Tn
    Tell them it came at you!
  5. swtangel321

    swtangel321 ~Crazy Egg Lady~

    Jul 11, 2008
    Thanks for the reply's. Its 11 here so not sure anyone from fish and game would be around to help me at this hour. Hubby is out there waiting for it again.

    If anyone else has more info that would be great.

    Thanks again
  6. lynxs1981

    lynxs1981 Chirping

    Jul 8, 2010
    I think in most places, when it comes to these situations, it's ok to shoot them due to personal safety. You can call the sheriff to be sure.
  7. justmeandtheflock

    justmeandtheflock Overrun with ducklings :)

    May 27, 2009
    NW NJ
    I'm not sure about your state but here in NJ we can't shoot them. If you do and say it was coming after you they will do an investigation and if you shot it in the back you would be in a lot of trouble because they are protected.. We have to call local law enforcement to take care of it.
  8. swtangel321

    swtangel321 ~Crazy Egg Lady~

    Jul 11, 2008
  9. Mrs. Fluffy Puffy

    Mrs. Fluffy Puffy Fluffy Feather Farm

    Jan 26, 2010
    Texas, Panhandle
    Kill the darn thing! If it killed some of your bunnies and is trying to kill your live stock kill it! Don't worry - I doubt anybody will ever check. - [​IMG]
    Last edited: Jul 21, 2010
  10. hunterjumper999

    hunterjumper999 Songster

    Dec 26, 2008
    Box Springs
    kill it, dress it and freeze it.


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