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February 15, 2011
October 31, 2010
I'm loving reading this. I need to buy a gun for just this purpose and have wondered what to get. I always get conflicting info. I don't know guns at all and just don't want to have to spend a bunch of time researching but…that is my nature. Research forever then finally get something taking way too long to make a decision. Just wish I could go get something and be happy so I'm at least enjoying reading everyone's thoughts on what kind to get.
December 14, 2010
February 15, 2011
July 17, 2011
I have a 12 gauge shotgun, a 410, and a deer rifle I won in a drawing. the 12 gauge was against my boys' advice. I went to buy a shootgun and held almost every shotgun in the shop. After about an hour and a half I choose the 12 gauge because it felt right, I've used it many times and the recoil is not to bad, however my Dad did show me how to hold my gun when shooting, also Uncle Willie, who spent 25 years teaching marksmenship in the Army, trained me in the 80's again. Ross I weigh 175 lbs and am 5' 6" tall and Uncle Willie taught me how to hold my gun and to stand correctly to prevent injuries and so far I haven't been hurt. I'm a firm believer that you and your gun has to fit. Here in Texas many women own a snake charmer, it has a shorter barrel and smaller stock and I do believe it can kill a dog depending on the shell used.
August 24, 2011
Is there no animal control where you live? What about other animal rescue groups? I agree that they can't go around killing livestock but there are other options besides shooting them. It's not their fault that they were born and left to fend for themselves.
A dog is not necessarily vicious because it kills a bird. If you think about it, what are they supposed to eat if no one is feeding them? And they have an instinct-that's what keeps them alive. If they have no owner to train them not to then of course that's what they're going to do. I would urge you to at least give animal control a call or a local rescue group. If you're in WA then I'll help you trap them and get them to a shelter or a rescue group.
And for heaven's sake, people please spay and neuter your pets. This is what happens when people are irresponsible and let dogs have puppies rather than getting them fixed.
February 15, 2011
You did not have to pick up the dead bodies, not killed for food, but just for fun. As long ago as it has been, I found pigeon feathers and bones behind my rental when I mowed, finally getting ready for a new tenant. So they even carried some away the equivalent of a city block from the pen.
A friend has asked for my last two pretty little bantam hens, and I will give them to her. Mr. Pidge, whilte roller pigeon orphan boy out of 8, flies around the house and around the house and around the house every day. He is lonesome. May give him back to the person who started us off with a pair of pigeons… I don't know. He is too dumb to eat if you move his food even six feet from the normal spot.
No animal control in the true country, except what famers have to do to protect the livestock. So, I choose to have no livestock this winter, and may get some hens in the spring.
A friend has had a visiting goat on her porch all summer, just hanging out… no one knows where the nanny came from. But the goat is smart enough to sleep in the glider and knock on the door for food. Now, that is my kind of animal.
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