This isn't *precisely* a predator/pest post, but I think it qualifies since guns are a common method of dealing with predators and pests. I'm currently in the process of moving to a mini-farm which is pretty much surrounded by several hundred acres of pasture and woods. I am interested mostly in NON-lethal methods of predator control, and perhaps deterrence of two-footed predators as well (I do live with a literal herd of dobermans, so this part doesn't worry me much -- but you never know!). To that end, I'd like to learn more about things like paint-ball guns, rock salt (and the difficulty of loading your own shells), perhaps rubber bullets, and so on. I have shot guns a few times -- actually, they were dart guns loaded with anesthetic darts -- but I know very little about firearms in general. I know there are several firearms experts around here. Anybody care to educate me? Thanks in advance for any input!