Well the other day I was relaxing well all hell broke lose. First the dogs went nuts, then the chickens! Look out the window and see a furry weasel like critter bounding across the snow headed for the chiken pen, so I run to get a gun. I grabbed the Savage over under combo. 22 hornet over 20g , I wasn't really sure what I was dealing with critter wise yet. Turns out I got to the back deck just in time as he slipped into the big run 2x4 welded wire. At about 30-35 yards I hit him with an ounce of #4 20g. BOOM! Dropped it like a sac of potatoes. I made a great shot and lucky for me the chickens ( Roosters included ) had high tailed it back into the 22x24 pen that is on the front of the coop, so no chicken was hit with stray shot. Turns out it was a Marten... we are not allowed to hunt these furbearers but can shoot them if they threaten or damage property or livestock. So I phone our local ministry of wildlife to report it, and then I pay a small fee to keep the hide. Cost me $3.15 . I took the critter to get it mounted. I am an avid hunter and don't want to waste it, so thought a mount is cool way to make use of the critter. Here it is. Also in the last couple of weeks I had seen a weasel, a hawk and a lynx. All within my clearing about an acre and I have another 47acres in bush. It has started to get cold here and snowed a bit recently so I guess these predators are starting to get hungry. If I have to shoot anything I will do the legal thing and report it, then pay the TINY fur fees so I can get the animal mounted or tanned. I'll post a picture when it comes back from being mounted.