We have a major problem with these animals and have tried everything. They can multiply exponentially if not controlled. No way just shooting a few can really help, so here is the extreme method. Buy natural sponges from a store like Family Dollar. They usually come in a 4-pack for about $2. Liquefy some bacon or hamburger grease and soak the small cut-up pieces (about the size of stew beef). Place in freezer to harden and be sure you wear rubber gloves to have no human scent on it. Go out away from any pets and place small piles (good handful) in many spots around their habitat. Do this every 4 to 6 months and you will be amazed at the results. Small game will now have a chance to survive and no more pets getting eaten!