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#6974129 - 11/27/17 02:33 PM Killing Coyotes, Bobcats, Mountain Lions, etc....
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Registered: 04/12/07
Posts: 375
This came up this weekend. I personally have no desire to kill a bobcat, mountain lion, armadillo, etc... when I am hunting just for the sake of shooting something. I have known some hunters that will shoot at animals like that if they come out while they are deer hunting. I guess I never got it. There was another family at the lease this weekend and the boy (in his late 20's) started talking about trying to shoot a bobcat that came out at his stand but he could never get a clear shot. The dad asked him why did he want to shoot it. His answer was just because. Not a good answer and a hunting ethics conversation proceeded between the two. The dad said he had watch 2 bobcats play in a clearing that morning while there were deer under the feeder. Where I will perform what I call an "extermination hunt" is for coyotes and hogs. The coyotes have killed our calves and the hogs...well that's obvious. What's your thoughts.....
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#6974158 - 11/27/17 02:53 PM Re: Killing Coyotes, Bobcats, Mountain Lions, etc.... [Re: TBS]
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Coyotes and hogs get shot on sight.....cats, fox, and other animals get a pass......
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#6974160 - 11/27/17 02:54 PM Re: Killing Coyotes, Bobcats, Mountain Lions, etc.... [Re: SnakeWrangler]
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Originally Posted By: SnakeWrangler
Coyotes and hogs get shot on sight.....cats, fox, and other animals get a pass......


That's pretty much my policy as well.
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#6974169 - 11/27/17 03:01 PM Re: Killing Coyotes, Bobcats, Mountain Lions, etc.... [Re: TBS]
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Registered: 07/17/06
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Bobcats and feral cats are shot on our place, just like the coyotes.
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#6974178 - 11/27/17 03:09 PM Re: Killing Coyotes, Bobcats, Mountain Lions, etc.... [Re: TBS]
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Registered: 11/08/13
Posts: 589
Loc: America
Coyotes and pigs always get some lead.

In most cases I wont shoot a bobcat, but we are trying to get our quail population back up, and after seeing that video of the cat taking down a doe, I dont think I will feel too bad about pulling the trigger next time one crosses my path..

I dont think I would be able to pass on a Mountain Lion either.

Foxes (been a long time since i've seen one), armadillos, skunks, etc always get a pass.
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#6974188 - 11/27/17 03:16 PM Re: Killing Coyotes, Bobcats, Mountain Lions, etc.... [Re: TBS]
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Registered: 11/01/12
Posts: 8148
Loc: Lubbock, TX
Coyotes hit our livestock pretty hard-they never get a pass. We don't have any red foxes that I'm aware of but they're in the same boat. I don't think any other varmints bother our stock, so they all get a pass.
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#6974195 - 11/27/17 03:19 PM Re: Killing Coyotes, Bobcats, Mountain Lions, etc.... [Re: TBS]
colt45 Offline
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Registered: 08/19/06
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Loc: bastrop county
its the mentality of some people to "just shoot something"
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#6974196 - 11/27/17 03:20 PM Re: Killing Coyotes, Bobcats, Mountain Lions, etc.... [Re: SnakeWrangler]
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Originally Posted By: SnakeWrangler
Coyotes and hogs get shot on sight.....cats, fox, and other animals get a pass......


Completely agree! Don't really care if I mess up my deer/turkey hunt. Coyotes and pigs die. I will add, so do skunks and raccoons, but maybe not at the expense of messing up hunting.

Fox and bobcats get to live unmolested. I regularly have both around and greatly enjoy watching fox pounce on the field mice and rats!
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#6974216 - 11/27/17 03:40 PM Re: Killing Coyotes, Bobcats, Mountain Lions, etc.... [Re: TBS]
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Registered: 12/30/12
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Loc: Houston & Lexington, Texas
Out of thousands of trail cam pics on our place we have seen one bobcat and one fox. I wouldn't shoot either one. Coyotes and hogs better cut a wide path around me because they're gonna get shot at.

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#6974224 - 11/27/17 03:45 PM Re: Killing Coyotes, Bobcats, Mountain Lions, etc.... [Re: colt45]
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Originally Posted By: colt45
its the mentality of some people to "just shoot something"


i wouldn't exactly say that. i'm sure are some that shoot anything that moves.
i do know that where i hunt (and have hunted) that if i see predators i won't
be seeing deer. they'll move on to some place where they feel safe.
when i see hogs or hog sign where i hunt, i know that the big cat(s) are
around and no deer will show. this has been the case for the last decade or so.
i don't shoot armadillos. in my area, armadillos don't eat fawns or calves
or pets or turkeys like predators do. if i can, if i see a predator i shoot it.
if i want to see predators frolic and cut up, i'll watch a nature program on yoofloob.

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#6974262 - 11/27/17 04:25 PM Re: Killing Coyotes, Bobcats, Mountain Lions, etc.... [Re: TBS]
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Coyotes and pigs shot onsite, everything else gets a pass for the most part.
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#6974269 - 11/27/17 04:31 PM Re: Killing Coyotes, Bobcats, Mountain Lions, etc.... [Re: TBS]
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Registered: 12/06/10
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Loc: DFW
I shoot all hogs, coyotes, dogs, and coons. I killed one bobcat, got it mounted, so have no need to kill another and have seen several at my place. I would like to kill a fox though to get a mount done.

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#6974332 - 11/27/17 05:32 PM Re: Killing Coyotes, Bobcats, Mountain Lions, etc.... [Re: DirtNapTET]
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Registered: 02/17/16
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Loc: Vanderpool, TX
Originally Posted By: DirtNapTET
Coyotes and pigs always get some lead.

In most cases I wont shoot a bobcat, but we are trying to get our quail population back up, and after seeing that video of the cat taking down a doe, I dont think I will feel too bad about pulling the trigger next time one crosses my path..

I dont think I would be able to pass on a Mountain Lion either.

Foxes (been a long time since i've seen one), armadillos, skunks, etc always get a pass.
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#6974352 - 11/27/17 05:47 PM Re: Killing Coyotes, Bobcats, Mountain Lions, etc.... [Re: chalet]
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Registered: 03/09/09
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Originally Posted By: chalet
Coyotes and pigs shot onsite, everything else gets a pass for the most part.


up Even coyotes may get a walk depending on circumstances.

Pigs never ever get a pass no matter what.

Getting to see a fox or a bobcat is a real treat.

Have only seen mountain lions twice, both times in Big Bend NP, and that was an incredible sight.

Also, I do not kill snakes, unless they are venomous and close to areas with lots of people especially children, such as a house.



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#6974354 - 11/27/17 05:50 PM Re: Killing Coyotes, Bobcats, Mountain Lions, etc.... [Re: TBS]
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I can’t stop watching your sig video long enough to answer.
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