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Forum: Predator Hunting 02-07-2020, 06:25 PM
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Views: 2,640
Posted By HowardB75
Question I got an email from Humane Society of the United States

It was expressing concern about Idaho's new proposed wolf hunting regs. Most ethical hunters might agree that mothers with young should not be taken for sport.

Here is what they are telling me and...
Forum: Fireside Chat 02-03-2020, 05:11 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 798
Posted By HowardB75
How predators help farmers.

I thought about hunting fox and coyote for sport lately but then when I see videos about all those nasty rats and mice that invade farms where my food is grown, I now have serious reservations. Since...
Forum: Fireside Chat 02-03-2020, 10:46 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,165
Posted By HowardB75
My agenda started out as the ethical (humane)...

My agenda started out as the ethical (humane) taking of animals. I'm sorry if this thread somehow managed to spiral into something out of this galaxy.

As far as the government goes, hunting and...
Forum: Fireside Chat 02-02-2020, 10:46 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,165
Posted By HowardB75
I know... call in The Marines! :D If they...

I know... call in The Marines! :D

If they can beat the Emperor, they can beat a few mangy pigs.

Oh, by the way, what is the government doing about all our pest problems?

How do hogs compare...
Forum: Fireside Chat 02-02-2020, 05:00 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,165
Posted By HowardB75
Or even get a big herd of pigs contained into a...

Or even get a big herd of pigs contained into a electric-fence corral an acre large. Dogs might drive them in or they might be lured in with bait. Then box them in by closing the wide gates. Then...
Forum: Fireside Chat 02-02-2020, 02:45 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,165
Posted By HowardB75
Haven't farmers heard of barbed wire or electric...

Haven't farmers heard of barbed wire or electric fence? I think the smart way would be to round up all those pigs with dogs into some kind of enclosure then dispatch them from there.
Forum: Fireside Chat 02-02-2020, 01:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,165
Posted By HowardB75
I've never pig-hunted before. Only deer and other...

I've never pig-hunted before. Only deer and other species.

If I were to shoot feral hogs for pest control, I would:

1. select one still-standing hog from the herd within the range of my level...
Forum: Fireside Chat 02-02-2020, 12:48 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,165
Posted By HowardB75
I agree that feral hogs must be dealt with. I...

I agree that feral hogs must be dealt with. I wish they would just make sure each and every pig that's shot at stays down before training their sights on the next animal. I wish they would not take...
Forum: Fireside Chat 02-02-2020, 09:53 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,165
Posted By HowardB75
The man in the video above is just shooting his...

The man in the video above is just shooting his rifle at a large herd of pigs including the ones that are moving. Chances are he is wounding several causing them to suffer. Perhaps, he should only...
Forum: Fireside Chat 02-01-2020, 10:05 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,165
Posted By HowardB75
Ethical wild hog shooting.

Are the wild pigs being ethically taken in this video? With all that shooting at a large mass of animals and with them being fired on the move with a rifle, it seems as it's very possible to wound...
Forum: Firearms and Loads 01-31-2020, 12:12 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,760
Posted By HowardB75
Question Is there an all-weather rifle in .17 Hornet?

Bolt-action.
Plastic stock, black.
All-weather black finish.
Current production.
Accurate enough for taking undamaged red fox fur within typical red fox range in western states provided the...
Forum: Predator Hunting 01-30-2020, 11:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,770
Posted By HowardB75
I will say no more on this thread.

I will say no more on this thread.
Forum: Predator Hunting 01-30-2020, 07:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,770
Posted By HowardB75
Indeed, those Wily's are nothing to fool with....

Indeed, those Wily's are nothing to fool with. That they are breeding with wolves is even bigger trouble ahead.
Forum: Predator Hunting 01-30-2020, 05:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,770
Posted By HowardB75
People like you are not giving the shooting...

People like you are not giving the shooting sports a positive image. Calling people trolls is a sign of being narrow-minded. I'm not hungry for anything. My belly is full now of the big Jimmy John's...
Forum: Predator Hunting 01-30-2020, 04:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,770
Posted By HowardB75
Red face I do know red fox looks prettier in my eyes than...

I do know red fox looks prettier in my eyes than coyote. Maybe others fancy coyote mounts and I'm happy for those people who do. I don't fancy paying a taxidermist a ton of my money to put a nasty...
Forum: Predator Hunting 01-30-2020, 12:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,770
Posted By HowardB75
Maybe you are correct. I only dream of mounting a...

Maybe you are correct. I only dream of mounting a brace of red fox that I take myself and putting them in my living room, however.

Red fox are probably rarer than coyote or gray fox.
...
Forum: Predator Hunting 01-30-2020, 11:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,770
Posted By HowardB75
Exclamation The coyote is the mammal equivalent of the killer bee.

No member of the animal kingdom is as adaptable as the lowly coyote.
Man cannot possibly wipe them out in North America even if he tried hard to make them extinct. They are becoming staples in...
Forum: Predator Hunting 01-29-2020, 07:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,650
Posted By HowardB75
I will call the sport FOXING! Come to think of it...

I will call the sport FOXING! Come to think of it FOXING at a stand with a rifle and a call seems much more humane than "fox hunting" with hounds and whippers-in and field masters the cap fees and...
Forum: Predator Hunting 01-29-2020, 07:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,013
Posted By HowardB75
I was an expert rifleman in the army. Squeeze,...

I was an expert rifleman in the army. Squeeze, don't pull the trigger. Are there any good how-to books for the novice fur-taker/predator hunter?

Covers:

-guns
-loads
-sighting-in
-range...
Forum: Predator Hunting 01-29-2020, 06:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,013
Posted By HowardB75
XNAVYORDIE still claims a 17 bore can ruin a fox...

XNAVYORDIE still claims a 17 bore can ruin a fox fur if very good marksmanship is not practiced. I need to see a whole host of hunting videos on foxing marksmanship.
Forum: Predator Hunting 01-29-2020, 06:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,359
Posted By HowardB75
Oh, come now! I've been a very good boy and...

Oh, come now! I've been a very good boy and haven't cussed here. Nothing profane in my language to upset the little girls who might be reading here.
Nothing here that they haven't heard already in...
Forum: Predator Hunting 01-29-2020, 03:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,359
Posted By HowardB75
Wink there are some interesting taxidermy videos on line

Brian Hendricks has a whole host of mount videos on YooToob. A couple he even shows how to reconstruct the male genitalia for fox and coyote. Depending upon how much money you shell out for a...
Forum: Predator Hunting 01-29-2020, 01:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,013
Posted By HowardB75
Are any .22 rimfire rifles and loads worth their...

Are any .22 rimfire rifles and loads worth their salt for serious fox-fur-taking?
Is there a definitive book for fox-fur-taking with a rifle, day or night? Fox-fur-taking sounds like something of...
Forum: Predator Hunting 01-28-2020, 08:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,650
Posted By HowardB75
They were intended to be serious as a heart...

They were intended to be serious as a heart attack.
I intend to get two full-body red fox mounts in my home before my number's up. The future red fox brace pelts to be stuffed must fall to my own...
Forum: Predator Hunting 01-28-2020, 08:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,650
Posted By HowardB75
I've been seeing more fox hunting videos...

I've been seeing more fox hunting videos involving rifles lately. I think I have the lingo all figured out now. A number of people in the videos are using the term "foxing" whenever a RIFLE and a...
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