predator hunting

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by cw, Nov 12, 2009.

  1. cw

    cw Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 11, 2009
    green co.
    is considered hunting if you watch the chicken coop all night and shot anything that messed with it?
     
  2. Tala

    Tala Flock Mistress

    No one on an online forum is gonna be able to tell you a straight "yes or no" because we don't know your situation.


    Here in in redneckville, it's legal to shoot nusience animals (raccoons, possums, whatnot) and that's not considered "hunting" says so in the game and fish hunting manual what is and isn't legal

    SO you should probably at least be aware of any wildlife regulations for your area before you go out guns a blazin.

    of course there are laws about shooting in the city too, but you didn't ask about that

    (and remember the third S is for shut-up!)
     
  3. dutchhollow

    dutchhollow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    check your state hunting regs. Most places right now it is season for furbearers, so if you get a liscense you should be covered (as long as you aren't in town and breaking the shooting in town laws). If something is killing you livestock, you are generally OK, but again check your state and local laws.
     
  4. horsejody

    horsejody Squeaky Wheel

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    I'd say it'd not hunting. It's predator control.
     
  5. theFox

    theFox Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 21, 2009
    Standish, Maine
    Quote:Yes which in some states may or may not be exactly the same as hunting.

    You need to know your state wildlife laws, federal wildlife law, and your local ordnances. Not knowing is no excuse and in all likely hood will land you in the big house with the barred windows and razor wire fencing.
     

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