What do you think? I'm not talking about your wife's pet kitty. It's the feral one's that you see a long way from any houses that I'm talking about. How do you handle this? I think most of ya's know my position on this subject .
We don't see too many of these in Southern California as the coyotes consider them delicacies. Even the pets disappear if they're not kept inside at night in rural areas, or even some suburbs. Of course, they also munch small dogs.
I have seen them around the campgrounds in Northern California, though, like in the Redwoods, etc.
We like cats.We really like those (sail cats that you find in the road.)
Really I dont shoot cats but I have no problem with someone else shooting ones that are wild OR pooping in your yard.
Our dogs pretty much keep them out of our yard now.
One time I did find a big tom cat hiding in our barn, I caught him and nutered him.He didnt hang around after he woke up
Last time Steve saw him he was running fast past our place.
I used to raise ducks and one day my babies started to decrease in numbers. I had one left and I put it in a special pen and when I went out to check on it one of my cats was in the pen dinning on my last baby duck.
there's a story here somewhere...but i just cant remember the actuall events.....but i do know this...a farmer was controlling the population of the cats that were hanging around his farm and was run through the mill for mistreating animals........i do remember that he wasnt ppoisoning them,i think he was shooting them......just becareful,who needs that crap!
we have a small 2-acre plot where our hunting cabin sits.....it was loaded with pheasant and rabbits....then came the cats,pheasant and rabbits all gone!
we have a couple differnt views on the cats at our camp......one is BLAST-UM...(243 90 gr. ballistic tip)works great!...the other view is to leave some to help controll the field mice......you can guess for yourself wich view is mine.
What timing. I just recieved this month's issue of Guns and Ammo. In it they tell of an AZ man who sued the state of Az. because a coyote ate his cat. The suit also mandated that the Az. Fish and Game feed the coyotes so they would not be inclined to eat cats.(Don't know if he won)
I have a solution. Stake out a cat. When the coyotes come in shoot the yote. At the end of the day shoot the cat. This way you have a biodegradable decoy.