Main Menu
Advertisement
Affiliates
Advertisement
Newest Members
Prock2432, Sanguinemybrother, Marvin72, stnxfalk2, tommydeer
63286 Registered Users
Top Posters
dogcatcher 85057
stxranchman 52208
RWH24 44568
rifleman 44341
bill oxner 43729
BOBO the Clown 43129
BMD 40667
Big Orn 37484
txshntr 35064
SnakeWrangler 32543
facebook
Forum Stats
63286 Members
45 Forums
446413 Topics
6151935 Posts

Max Online: 16728 @ 03/25/12 08:51 AM
Page 1 of 2 1 2 >
Topic Options
#6718957 - 03/29/17 04:58 PM I think I'm going soft in my old age
mikei Online   content
Veteran Tracker

Registered: 11/16/14
Posts: 2515
While on the same trap run where I scored the bobcat, I had caught and dispatched good sized coon in another trap. As I was messing around getting the trap reset, I heard some scratching on the oak tree next to the trap. I wandered over to check out the source and found a juvenile 'coon at the base of the oak, checking things out. He wasn't a bit afraid of me (I guess he had seen me shoot before!). I couldn't bring myself to shoot the little feller! I went back to get a camera, thinking he'd clear out before I returned, but there he sat. I've killed hundreds of 'coons during my lifetime, and have already taken out 30-40 this year; but I couldn't shoot this one. I'm going soft. Or, I guess I'll have to wait until he grows up and I catch him in a trap before I can take him out.



Top
#6719104 - 03/29/17 06:56 PM Re: I think I'm going soft in my old age [Re: mikei]
Michael W. Offline
Veteran Tracker

Registered: 11/22/10
Posts: 3440
Loc: Central Texas / Comal County
Things might get kind of boring if we didn't leave a few around.
_________________________


A clear conscience is often the sign of a fuzzy memory.

Top
#6719273 - 03/29/17 09:12 PM Re: I think I'm going soft in my old age [Re: mikei]
SnakeWrangler Online   content
THF Celebrity

Registered: 01/22/11
Posts: 32543
Loc: Over yonder.....
I had a pet one when I was a kid....fun pets....
_________________________
Originally Posted By: bill oxner
Now that food has replaced sex in my life, I can't even get into my own pants.

"Death is permanent...everything else is temporary!"

"You Cannot Simultaneously Be Politically Correct And Intellectually Honest!"

Top
#6719604 - 03/30/17 08:22 AM Re: I think I'm going soft in my old age [Re: mikei]
gary roberson Offline
Pro Tracker

Registered: 09/18/08
Posts: 1477
Age takes and years of killing makes all of us a little softhearted at times. I think it is a sign of maturity and most importantly a respect for the creature.
Adios,
Gary

Top
#6719712 - 03/30/17 09:47 AM Re: I think I'm going soft in my old age [Re: mikei]
colt45 Offline
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 08/19/06
Posts: 7616
Loc: bastrop county
sometimes its nice to enjoy nature, we don't have to kill every thing we see.
_________________________
hold on Newt, we got a runaway

Top
#6720384 - 03/30/17 08:32 PM Re: I think I'm going soft in my old age [Re: colt45]
240z Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 11/20/10
Posts: 103
Loc: N. E. TX.
Yeah, as my Dad used to say.........you have to save some for seed!
_________________________
Harley Davidson Motorcycles.....the most efficent way to convert gasoline into noise, without the side effects of Horsepower.

Top
#6720451 - 03/30/17 09:49 PM Re: I think I'm going soft in my old age [Re: mikei]
SapperTitan Offline
Taking Requests

Registered: 11/17/10
Posts: 23932
Loc: Killeen/Ft Hood, TX
Ive spared a few but the ones around a feeder are getting some lead poisoning
_________________________
If you have IG or FB go give me a follow at TexasKillingFields



Top
#6796461 - 06/17/17 09:07 PM Re: I think I'm going soft in my old age [Re: mikei]
Mike Mathena Online   content
Bird Dog

Registered: 12/30/16
Posts: 331
Loc: Brazoria county
that's pretty cool, I'd have done the same, wait till he grows up


Edited by Mike Mathena (06/17/17 10:35 PM)
_________________________
Go get in the woods

Top
#6798536 - 06/20/17 09:50 AM Re: I think I'm going soft in my old age [Re: mikei]
TXAg08 Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 10/20/14
Posts: 148
Loc: College Station, Texas
Good pictures.

Top
#6798640 - 06/20/17 11:10 AM Re: I think I'm going soft in my old age [Re: mikei]
Cast Offline
THF Celebrity

Registered: 12/14/08
Posts: 17129
Loc: North Texas - God's Country
Ya old softie.
_________________________
Cast



I have a short attention spa

Top
#6798679 - 06/20/17 11:43 AM Re: I think I'm going soft in my old age [Re: colt45]
Choctaw Online   content
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 11/13/04
Posts: 5634
Loc: Texoma
Originally Posted By: colt45
sometimes its nice to enjoy nature, we don't have to kill every thing we see.


Yeppers.
_________________________

Top
#6799007 - 06/20/17 03:45 PM Re: I think I'm going soft in my old age [Re: mikei]
603Country Offline
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 07/03/12
Posts: 5910
Loc: Central Texas
I'm a bit of a softie also. But...when there's been a coon knocking the bird feeders down, I put out the trap. No appeal process for the coon if he's convicted of felonious bird seed theft.

Top
#6799611 - 06/21/17 07:03 AM Re: I think I'm going soft in my old age [Re: mikei]
olinecoach Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 12/08/07
Posts: 139
Loc: Del Rio Texas
Can be great pets.

Top
#6800188 - 06/21/17 04:00 PM Re: I think I'm going soft in my old age [Re: mikei]
Pitchfork Predator Online   content
THF Celebrity

Registered: 01/25/13
Posts: 13438
Loc: Murphy, TX Dickens county
Well played great pics.
_________________________
Marc C. Helfrich
Retirement Planner

www.insured-wealth.com
469-323-8920

Top
#6803258 - 06/24/17 06:00 PM Re: I think I'm going soft in my old age [Re: Pitchfork Predator]
240z Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 11/20/10
Posts: 103
Loc: N. E. TX.
Like my Dad used to say,.......you have to "save some for seed".
_________________________
Harley Davidson Motorcycles.....the most efficent way to convert gasoline into noise, without the side effects of Horsepower.

Top
Page 1 of 2 1 2 >



© 2004-2016 OUTDOOR SITES NETWORK all rights reserved USA and Worldwide