Had this guy breaking into coops. In 2 nights he got a duck, 1 blind rooster that lived with the ducks, mama hen and 7 3-day-old babies. Hotwired everything and it kept him away for 2 months (well I should say kept him outta the coops.) I could still see signs of him around. I think he was testing the wire. Then he ended up getting into my growing out coop and got 4 chickens. I repaired the coop, added more hotwire and called fish and game to seal the deal on a depridation permit. It was friday and I never heard from the DFG warden. Walked outside that afternoon and heard my rooster doing the distressed call. Turned the corner and BAM. there he was. and he didn't even run. I Ran inside snapped 2 pics out the back window then grabbed the shotgun and fired a shot out front to scare him off. By the time we went to bed that evening (I barely slept too) and woke up at 11:30pm he came back and ripped into the coop again and ate the feed and killed 2 birds. By the morning he had been back a 3rd time.. I called my dad who packed his (big) gun and headed up. (I only have a shotgun and a .22). He called me around 4:30pm to ask which driveway was mine cause he was on my road. I tend to pace a lot when Im on the phone and I ended up turning the corner of the house. 'Ahhh BEAR! He's HERE!' So my dad pulls up (about a minute later) and my dad loads the gun and walkes the long way around the house and he hears the bear run off. Within the next hour or so he came back and was just laying right behind the coop. Needless to say the bear can no longer eat my animals. The permit has been completed and Ca doesnt relocate problem bears so this was my only option.