I live here in Colorado. For several weeks my chickens keep disappearing. And really late one night i finally saw that the culperate was a gruop of foxes. I called the D.O.W and asked them what I could do. And I was happy to find out that they gave me permission to kill not only them but any predator that gets at my birds. And not only did they give me full immunity, but they came out to my house and gave me a couple of live traps to use. My brother has also told me that the D.O.W has actually paid people for the losses when the couldnt solve the problem. I have had my traps aboutr four nights. And i HAve caught several cats, twice being my own. and a skunk, and one fox. The cats i let go. but my husband sent the skunk and the fox to the happy hunting grounds in the sky. So for anybody having on going predator problems, it may be worth a call to your D.O.W. I was very surprised and pleased with how much they are willing to help us protect our chickens.