Broke in another rifle. (a bit of blood)

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Dogfish, Jun 27, 2011.

  1. Dogfish

    Dogfish Rube Goldberg incarnate

    Mar 17, 2010
    Western Washington
    Lost another hen last night, one of this year's little buddies. A very nice hand raised Buff Orphington that would come over to you when approached, waiting to be picked up. Got my latest hatch of pheasants into the brooder about 20 minutes ago, and as a habitI shined my streamlight along the edge of the field. EYEBALLS!

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    I guess it pays to be a gun nut with a loaded gun always at the ready. The Henry .22 earned a permanent place in the gun room tonight. Amazing how a headshot stops them. She won't be bothering us any more, nor will her batch of young ones.
     
  2. Desert Rooster

    Desert Rooster El Gallo Del Desierto

    Sep 4, 2010
    Hesperia, Ca
    [​IMG] I always have my Ruger 10/22 and my Marlin 30-30 ready for any predator
     
  3. Alexander

    Alexander Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You guys are lucky you live in the States.

    Here in stupid Europe(at least my country) you cannot own any rifles.Only shotguns,but I don't want to waste my cartridges on predators.

    God Bless the homemade .22 [​IMG]
     
  4. PorkChop

    PorkChop Out Of The Brooder

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    That's awesome! And I love that Henry .22 with the lever action... I quickly checked my live trap this morning which is set up about 20 feet from my coop and see I have caught a possum last night, I will be using my old Marlin .22 at a very close range when I get home tonight.
     
  5. krcote

    krcote Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Great job [​IMG]
     
  6. Steve_of_sandspoultry

    Steve_of_sandspoultry Overrun With Chickens

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  7. Bear Foot Farm

    Bear Foot Farm Overrun With Chickens

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    It has always amazed me how many possums there are in a given area

    I eliminated about 20 in 6 weeks or so, and my trap is on my back deck​
     
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    Steve_of_sandspoultry Overrun With Chickens

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  9. bitbythechick

    bitbythechick Out Of The Brooder

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    We have a new bob cat out for my chickens last year I lost a few before we finally got the bad kitty with the 12 gauge and soon there will be another one joining this one in the ground.


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    this was last years.
     
  10. Bear Foot Farm

    Bear Foot Farm Overrun With Chickens

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    Stop throwing those sheep bones out on the deck

    LOL

    They come up and eat out of the cat food bowl.

    There was a Red Fox out there one night, but it wouldn't go in the trap.

    He made the fatal mistake of trying to cross the pasture in daylight , though​
     

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