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#6314437 - 05/28/16 12:31 PM How to properly kill a rattlesnake
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#6314451 - 05/28/16 12:45 PM Re: How to properly kill a rattlesnake [Re: pegasaurus]
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To. Hell. With. That.
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#6314453 - 05/28/16 12:46 PM Re: How to properly kill a rattlesnake [Re: Creekrunner]
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To. Hell. With. That.


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#6314455 - 05/28/16 12:50 PM Re: How to properly kill a rattlesnake [Re: pegasaurus]
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#6314484 - 05/28/16 01:32 PM Re: How to properly kill a rattlesnake [Re: pegasaurus]
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Still prefer the shoot method. Not gonna get close enough to pick it up

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#6314486 - 05/28/16 01:33 PM Re: How to properly kill a rattlesnake [Re: pegasaurus]
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Pretty sure a 12ga to the head works just as well. And I don't have to catch it first.
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#6314487 - 05/28/16 01:35 PM Re: How to properly kill a rattlesnake [Re: pegasaurus]
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dead, dead, dead.....good snake now.
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#6314559 - 05/28/16 03:13 PM Re: How to properly kill a rattlesnake [Re: pegasaurus]
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#6314659 - 05/28/16 05:29 PM Re: How to properly kill a rattlesnake [Re: pegasaurus]
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I am not going to try that
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#6314665 - 05/28/16 05:38 PM Re: How to properly kill a rattlesnake [Re: dogcatcher]
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Originally Posted By: dogcatcher
Originally Posted By: Creekrunner
To. Hell. With. That.


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X3 load of 7 1/2 from my 12 ga. will eliminate the head.
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#6314668 - 05/28/16 05:46 PM Re: How to properly kill a rattlesnake [Re: NMGW]
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I knew you could do that but I'll be damned if I try it. Couldn't get to my gun once snake had me blocked from door under my truck. I was filling feeders in the summer. He crawled up in the shade under my truck. I climbed up in the bed and got a hammer and hit him in the head with it. Then blew his head off once I got to my shotgun. That head couldn't bite anyone either.
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#6314673 - 05/28/16 05:56 PM Re: How to properly kill a rattlesnake [Re: pegasaurus]
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Super Duper good way to get hurt really badly.

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#6314714 - 05/28/16 06:30 PM Re: How to properly kill a rattlesnake [Re: pegasaurus]
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Registered: 12/11/10
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shot gun does the same thing with less trouble

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#6314741 - 05/28/16 07:08 PM Re: How to properly kill a rattlesnake [Re: pegasaurus]
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OK so if you find yourself in a "rattlesnake situation" you're supposed to walk over to the snake, step on it's head and fling it around by the tail. Next time I find myself in a "rattlesnake situation" I'll put my gun down and give it a try, because it's the only correct way to kill one. Yeah, right.

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#6314764 - 05/28/16 07:48 PM Re: How to properly kill a rattlesnake [Re: pegasaurus]
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Speaking with a Park Ranger in the Grand Canyon some years ago, he said roughly 90% of the people who get bit by poisonous snakes know the snake is there and don't avoid it. They're either toying with it, trying to take it's picture, or otherwise getting in its' way.

How to properly kill a rattlesnake? Shoot it from a safe distance works for me.
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