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Is it wrong. #7283262
06/10/21 04:10 PM
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To hunt and kill things like crow and groundhog if you are doing for fun, not ADC work or nuisance work. And then not eating or using the carcass.

Re: Is it wrong. [Re: Gone Trappin.] #7283266
06/10/21 04:15 PM
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Yep


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Re: Is it wrong. [Re: Gone Trappin.] #7283268
06/10/21 04:18 PM
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Nope

Re: Is it wrong. [Re: Gone Trappin.] #7283269
06/10/21 04:20 PM
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I just thought of this because I saw some groundhogs on my uncles property and I was thinking about how I could set up on them. Iím used to shooting groundhogs that dig under barns, and make holes in farmers fields but in this situation there was no problem being caused so I was just thinking about if I should still go after it or not.

Re: Is it wrong. [Re: Gone Trappin.] #7283272
06/10/21 04:23 PM
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Every critter is itís own worse enemy if you reduce the competition your doing the rest of the population a favor.


Was born in a Big City Will die in the Country OK with that!

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Re: Is it wrong. [Re: Law Dog] #7283274
06/10/21 04:24 PM
06/10/21 04:24 PM
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Originally Posted by Law Dog
Every critter is itís own worse enemy if you reduce the competition your doing the rest of the population a favor.

Are you quoting Bill Gates?


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Re: Is it wrong. [Re: Gone Trappin.] #7283277
06/10/21 04:28 PM
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With feral hogs, I shoot them and leave them for the coyotes and birds to eat. But they are destructive, filthy and prolific parasites so I have a reason.

Otherwise, I don't just shoot, for instance, blue jays at the bird feeder for fun. That seems a little crazy.

Ethically and in my opinion, a reason is needed and it doesn't have to food or fur. The "reason" can be lots of things.


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Re: Is it wrong. [Re: Gone Trappin.] #7283278
06/10/21 04:29 PM
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I think it is OK to kill crows, prairie dogs, and groundhogs. Wild hogs are another pest species, but an effort should be made to use their meat. It is a shame that nuisance deer kills must be left in the fields but it discourages killing deer just to sell the meat I suppose. Trapping nuisance beaver and nutria without using their fur is not frowned upon and often done by state agencies. An attic full of squirrels can be a problem as can a skunk under the house.

My wife would gladly kill the chipmunks who eat her flowers and tunnel under our patio. She puts mothballs in their tunnels.

Re: Is it wrong. [Re: Gone Trappin.] #7283297
06/10/21 05:20 PM
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I shoot crows and chipmunks with my .17hmr. Love using the crow calls and a decoy to pull them in. I donít use them for meat but Iím occasionally I will save some of the feathers to use as bobcat visual attractors. Chipmunks on the other hand are a nuisance around here. I have dispatched somewhere around 50 or so between trapping them and shooting them and I still see them around often.

Re: Is it wrong. [Re: Gone Trappin.] #7283308
06/10/21 05:36 PM
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My grandson shoots ever blackbird and starling in the yard he says it's fun I want them out. So it's a win win.

Re: Is it wrong. [Re: Gone Trappin.] #7283314
06/10/21 05:43 PM
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Nope it there is a legitimate reason to do so.

Re: Is it wrong. [Re: Gone Trappin.] #7283317
06/10/21 05:48 PM
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Buzzards gotta eat too.


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.... but what do I know, I'm just a dumb farmer. ~ My Dad.
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Re: Is it wrong. [Re: Gone Trappin.] #7283369
06/10/21 07:26 PM
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I used to whack Woodchucks all summer long as a kid/young adult. Where I live now, they are not near as many.......I can go 2-3 years without seeing any. I used to eat the young ones and a fair number of the adults I shot. I like the meat if it's handled right. Shot and tossed a bunch of crows too. I have only eaten them a couple times. It was cooked in the oven (the breasts) with duck and was just as good.


Re: Is it wrong. [Re: Gone Trappin.] #7283382
06/10/21 07:52 PM
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I don't see anything wrong with it, as long as you have a reason to kill. And I suppose entertainment or shooting practice is a good enough reason.. Seems like a waste of good food to let it rot in the field though.

Re: Is it wrong. [Re: Gone Trappin.] #7283405
06/10/21 08:30 PM
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As a kid in the 50s, we shot lots of birds with our BB guns. Didnít know any difference back then.

From 30 years ago to about 15 years ago there were lots of groundhogs in Eastern NC. Havenít seen one in 15 years. Coyotes moved in. No more groundhogs at all.

Re: Is it wrong. [Re: Gone Trappin.] #7283413
06/10/21 08:38 PM
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Simple answer, No

But there is nothing wrong with grinding the meat for bait either.

Re: Is it wrong. [Re: Gone Trappin.] #7283422
06/10/21 08:50 PM
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I think itís an ethical question each person should answer for him or herself or guide their children in. And remember that nothing in nature goes to waste.

Re: Is it wrong. [Re: Gone Trappin.] #7283453
06/10/21 09:28 PM
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Nope. Indiscriminate killer here.

Re: Is it wrong. [Re: Gone Trappin.] #7283461
06/10/21 09:38 PM
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I agree with 3 fingers.If they are not scarce,no problem popping a few-nothing goes to waste in the bush/in nature.
Groundhog is good trapping bait,and has strong leather.

Re: Is it wrong. [Re: Gone Trappin.] #7283484
06/10/21 10:13 PM
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Does anyone think its wrong to kill a furbearer (not nuisance) for money without keeping the fur??

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