killing a dog that killed your poultry

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by FireWolf60, Mar 11, 2011.

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  1. FireWolf60

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    animal control were very decent and nice when they can. the guy said he was kind of backed into a corner only cause we confined it (that was the stickler but i wanted to get it away from everything and i didn't want to take numerous shots to kill it on the run). that was the charge
     
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    i knew i had the right to kill it, just didn't know you had to follow certain ways in order to do it
     
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    i asked my partner so does that mean in order to not let a dog get away i have to walk around my property armed? and i am feeling now that i need to in order to protect myself and my property. that is a bad way to feel about where you live ............
     
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    god, i used to live with wolf packs running around and the odd bear or two and all sorts of stuff and never felt the need to even own a gun............
     
  5. patman75

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    Didn't the dog try to bite you while you were trying to confine it? [​IMG]
     
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    i thought it was going to it started to bark and growl. it did that the day before when i saw it hanging around the pen before it took off. i'm very nervous around dogs. hey it's ok. getting the 410 shotgun ready with birdshot. it's lighter to carry. partner says he has a 45 colt revolver and a real fancy holster.

    if that is what we have to do to keep it legal. so be it. yee haw it's like i'm living in the wild west
     
  7. FireWolf60

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    i can say i'm hunting wabbits
     
  8. MyKidLuvsGreenEgz

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    If they refuse to compensate for your dead guinea, file a civil suit / small claims to get it. Perhaps that will help them understand.

    I wouldn't promise to not do it again because if there are really as many strays around (that your one neighbor shoots) then the situation will arise again. What will you do then? Think it through and analyze all options. See if there's a farmer's group near you and contact them for expert witnesses to support your right for handling predators.

    Keep a camera with you too. For future "incidents". But I agree with the three S's ... shoot, shovel, shut up. It's possible that's necessary here (lots of dogs and cats roaming our property).

    You haven't mentioned if you took pix of the dead birds or the damage, or what you did with the dog (i.e. analyze contents of stomach). Remember chain of evidence and witnesses.

    My 2 cents.
     
  9. FireWolf60

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    opps or squirrels........not sure if wabbits are in season
     
  10. FireWolf60

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    animal control and us took pictures of the carcasses and the damage. animal control was over to see the animal, not sure if they took it. but i think they believed the dog did what it did. didn't seem to be any question on that from them. haven't seen their report yet. the stickler was hauling the animal away from the birds and then taking it and shooting it. it's like i got charged on a technicality. that is why if i walked around here with a loaded gun. it was in the pen and if i had shot it on site........there would be no legal problems for me
     
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