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#6718957 - 03/29/17 04:58 PM I think I'm going soft in my old age
mikei Offline
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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.



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#6719104 - 03/29/17 06:56 PM Re: I think I'm going soft in my old age [Re: mikei]
Michael W. Offline
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Things might get kind of boring if we didn't leave a few around.
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#6719273 - 03/29/17 09:12 PM Re: I think I'm going soft in my old age [Re: mikei]
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I had a pet one when I was a kid....fun pets....
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#6719604 - 03/30/17 08:22 AM Re: I think I'm going soft in my old age [Re: mikei]
gary roberson Offline
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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

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#6719712 - 03/30/17 09:47 AM Re: I think I'm going soft in my old age [Re: mikei]
colt45 Offline
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Registered: 08/19/06
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Loc: bastrop county
sometimes its nice to enjoy nature, we don't have to kill every thing we see.
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#6720384 - 03/30/17 08:32 PM Re: I think I'm going soft in my old age [Re: colt45]
240z Offline
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Registered: 11/20/10
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Loc: N. E. TX.
Yeah, as my Dad used to say.........you have to save some for seed!
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#6720451 - 03/30/17 09:49 PM Re: I think I'm going soft in my old age [Re: mikei]
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Ive spared a few but the ones around a feeder are getting some lead poisoning
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#6796461 - 06/17/17 09:07 PM Re: I think I'm going soft in my old age [Re: mikei]
Mike Mathena Offline
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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)
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#6798536 - 06/20/17 09:50 AM Re: I think I'm going soft in my old age [Re: mikei]
TXAg08 Offline
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Loc: College Station, Texas
Good pictures.

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#6798640 - 06/20/17 11:10 AM Re: I think I'm going soft in my old age [Re: mikei]
Cast Offline
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Ya old softie.
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#6798679 - 06/20/17 11:43 AM Re: I think I'm going soft in my old age [Re: colt45]
Choctaw Offline
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Originally Posted By: colt45
sometimes its nice to enjoy nature, we don't have to kill every thing we see.


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

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#6799611 - 06/21/17 07:03 AM Re: I think I'm going soft in my old age [Re: mikei]
olinecoach Offline
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Registered: 12/08/07
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Loc: Del Rio Texas
Can be great pets.

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#6800188 - 06/21/17 04:00 PM Re: I think I'm going soft in my old age [Re: mikei]
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Well played great pics.
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#6803258 - 06/24/17 06:00 PM Re: I think I'm going soft in my old age [Re: Pitchfork Predator]
240z Offline
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Loc: N. E. TX.
Like my Dad used to say,.......you have to "save some for seed".
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