Discussion in 'Firearms and Hunting' started by texmaster, Sep 11, 2011.
Good on you. Are you a bolt-action or lever-action fan?
I would be considered a sharpshooter. I am proficient at both.
I take pride in my abilities. Justly so.
Only if you have many empty hours to waste squirrel killing.
I wouldn't know, being neither.
Shave off your moustache before we square up. I'm sure your head hair is too short to get a grip on.
You are right, my own are anti death penalty.
I'm sure it is dangerous and illegal. I thought it was better controlled, after mad cow and foot and mouth etc. But then it was something one of the kennel maids said, I didn't actually witness it, so there is a possibility I am wrong (I hope).
You have a good lifestyle in rural US. I have seen it up close, my family live in Connecticut on a farm and they all work outwith the farm but raise their own livestock and grow food etc.
Most people here live in towns in flats with no access or ability to farm. There are allotments for people to grow their own but that land is owned by local authorities and is not connected to their homes. I know a few people who live in residential houses with a small garden and travel a few miles to the allotment to grow their veg.
Of course there are farmers, but they are not the majority. Debating apart, I think it is a much healthier and more natural way to live as you do. We have lost a lot in separating with working the land. Then again, it is always raining here so who wants to farm? Anything you want, you can get down Tescos
You really shouldn't, it just makes me worse.
All God's creatures. How do you square that with the fundie thing? Or are you not a religious rightie?
Yes, I know about foxes and the damage they do. I'm told they are really quite hard to kill even with firearms. My friend says their heads are made of bullet proof sheet metal...almost. It's one of the defences they used to try to justify fox-hunting. That failed.
I would like to keep chickens and have been in contact with the planning department (you can't do things like that here, without asking if you require local authority permission). The main thing that is deterring me is the fox. There is one which frequents the garden. The dog chases it, but I know if we had chickens they would have to be protected like Fort Knox and I hate to think of them being exposed to that risk when I know Foxy Loxy is lurking.
That is the impression some Cons give, I'm afraid.
You are apologising. But there is no need. If I lived where you live, I'm sure I would be doing most of what you do.
Some do and it is their prerogative to kill squirrels if they please.
The mustache stays.
Still bitter about something, I see. At least you are consistent.
Posts in this thread that are completely cool. I really like this thread.
Where is my mustache? Where are Viv's wrinkles? That cannot be us.
I don't have a squirrel problem in my backyard...what traffic doesn't kill, two
large barred owls do.
The squirrel population seems relatively under control...
I have a large population of squirrels on my property, but they don't hurt much so I leave them alone. My wife will chase them off of the bird feeders if she sees one hanging on it, but that's about it. I really haven't done much squirrel hunting since my childhood years with my first BB gun.
Not a bigoted ageist?...
They are saying they have failed to protect the red squirrel, because greys have introduce squirrel pox and the reds have no immunity. I think you may kill all squirrels as long as they are grey.
But the protection website asks for people to report grey squirrel sightings and it offers traps to dispose of them. I know we want the reds to survive, but still don't want to kill a healthy animal.
Lucky you with owls.
you could get cats, just keep them as outdoor cats and never let them inside otherwise they will bring in dead birds and sqiurrels into your home.
have you also tried deer/squirrel repelent?
And the other she said:
Wow that's one pissed off Scot! And over a bushy tailed varmint and a governor. Go figure.
True fact: humans are more closely related to rodents (Euarchontoglires) than we are to cats or dogs (Laurasiatheria).
animals eat other animals all the time in nature. I'm a meat eater. It's natural in the way of things.
Religion doesn't tell me to be a vegetarian. I'm a Christian but can't tell you the last time I went to Church....God still loves me. I'm nice too.
No, you just have to be quiet and a good shot.
Foxes have two litters a year of about a dozen each. They multiply like crazy. They will eat almost anything including rotten garbage. They're NOT picky, LOL.
You WILL lose some of your chickens no matter what. You'll have to get more. You will have to protect them as best you can. Nature is not politically correct. It's brutal.
You're not cut out to deal with this, Viv. Take my word for it. I say that as a friend.
I only speak for myself.
I'm only giving details, dear Viv.
Yes, you would.
Wait... crows aren't birds? Since when?
I like squirrels.
The squirrel population around us is booming. They dine on shelled (not salted) peanuts, cashews, hazenuts, walnuts, pecans and sunflower hearts. We put out about 10 pounds per day, though they have to share it with the doves, cardinals and woodpeckers. On holidays we put out peanut buttered crackers too. When combined with all our old oak trees and the probably thousands of pounds of acorns they put out the number of squirrels is booming!
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