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#16 wilbur foxhound

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Posted 12 January 2014 - 09:46 am

why don't you trap them and dispatch them with youre rimfire,there are to many cats that take lead and make it either home or to be picked up wounded by some doo gooder and taken to the rspca or spca then the shit will hit the fan and the finger gets pointed,atb wf


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Posted 12 January 2014 - 10:01 am

Hi WF, I was thinking the .22lr would be a little dodgy shooting a cat In a cage I was worried about ricochet. Don't get me wrong I want to be humane and people who know me will say I'd preety much shoot anything providing I could cleanly dispatch it. If I can use the .22lr without chance of ricochet I'd be more than happy to ;)

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Posted 12 January 2014 - 11:55 am

hi dan,there shouldn't be any ricochet as you would be doing it at point blanc range which shouldn't damage youre trap,wf



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Posted 12 January 2014 - 12:26 pm

is it illegal to trap cats in a built up residential area but ok to do it on farm land due to protection of game birds?



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Posted 12 January 2014 - 12:26 pm

I was thinking ricochet off the bottom of the trap when the bullet exits

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Posted 12 January 2014 - 12:28 pm

Trap them live. 12G to dispatch.

Really??

By dispatch do you actually mean removing the head in a very loud and trap damaging sort of way?


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Posted 12 January 2014 - 12:36 pm



is it illegal to trap cats in a built up residential area but ok to do it on farm land due to protection of game birds?

 

I think for the OPs sake we need to be very clear what we're talking about here,

 

Feral cats are the only feline species that can be trapped and killed on a general license and you need to be damn sure they are feral and not someone else's property as with a cat, regardless of where it is and what it may be killing is still owned by someone and as a result it is an offence to destroy it.  There is no law, unlike dogs, for domestic cats worrying or killing stock.

 

As for dispatching them in a cage trap, always preferred the .410 with a 2" shell at point blank.  Reduces the ricochet risk to minimal and is unlikely to damage the trap,

 

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Posted 12 January 2014 - 12:37 pm

air rifle at point blank in a trap  rimmy at a baiting station and a shotty for cover.......thatd be how id do it 


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Posted 12 January 2014 - 12:38 pm

 



is it illegal to trap cats in a built up residential area but ok to do it on farm land due to protection of game birds?

 

I think for the OPs sake we need to be very clear what we're talking about here,

 

Feral cats are the only feline species that can be trapped and killed on a general license and you need to be damn sure they are feral and not someone else's property as with a cat, regardless of where it is and what it may be killing is still owned by someone and as a result it is an offence to destroy it.  There is no law, unlike dogs, for domestic cats worrying or killing stock.

 

As for dispatching them in a cage trap, always preferred the .410 with a 2" shell at point blank.  Reduces the ricochet risk to minimal and is unlikely to damage the trap,

 

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cheers for that ss..............my next door neighbor has 14 cats so was was hoping for a different outcome lol



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Posted 12 January 2014 - 12:57 pm

The farm is way out in the sticks so unlikley any pet cats, the cats that are their live in hay shed and in holes in the buildings so defo ferel. They are very dirty scabby cats and preety deadly if you get to close lol

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Posted 12 January 2014 - 09:29 pm

Really??

 

By dispatch do you actually mean removing the head in a very loud and trap damaging sort of way?

 

I was actually taking the piss. Shooting a cat, in a live trap, is going to ensure you get all the wrong attention. Location, ricochet, trap damage, etc. Point blank with a .22LR, or 12G, is overkill IMHO. Air rifle will do the job but again when they find out you're that guy you'll pretty much blackball yourself, same as the guys that don't back-fill digs.

 

Live trap. Removal from the site, followed by lethal injection. Did it for years. Still do. Don't know of a better way.



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Posted 12 January 2014 - 09:33 pm

 

Really??

 

By dispatch do you actually mean removing the head in a very loud and trap damaging sort of way?

 

I was actually taking the piss. Shooting a cat, in a live trap, is going to ensure you get all the wrong attention. Location, ricochet, trap damage, etc. Point blank with a .22LR, or 12G, is overkill IMHO. Air rifle will do the job but again when they find out you're that guy you'll pretty much blackball yourself, same as the guys that don't back-fill digs.

 

Live trap. Removal from the site, followed by lethal injection. Did it for years. Still do. Don't know of a better way.

 

 

Fair enough I suspected you must have been.  Mind you if you are removing them from site you can dispatch however you want without the neighbors being any the wiser and a .22rf bullet costs pence



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Posted 12 January 2014 - 09:37 pm

Just to clear this up a bit.

 

If you're asking what the best calibre is, for feral cats, on a public hunting forum, I feel you're already bringing unnecessary attention to what you need to be doing.

 

Especially as muppets, like me, get to read and comment on it.

 

Joe Public doesn't give a shit about cockroaches, and mice, but when you start talking about taking Tiddles, to the afterlife, you're already calling in a f**k tonne of negative PR.

 

We all know what works but some jobs really don't need to be broadcasted...

 

Chris out...



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Posted 12 January 2014 - 09:39 pm

What is the LD injection chris? And can the average joe get access to it?

I'm also assuming that the use of cage combs corner any caged moggy whilst you administer or are we talking a more hands on approach?

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Posted 12 January 2014 - 09:48 pm

interesting thread lads was just out of curiosity would a point black shot be less powerful as would not have long to pick up energy as it would obviously reach impact instant? im guessing not as a chrono would calculate the power and they are registered from pretty much same distance?




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