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I think I'm going soft in my old age #6718957 03/29/17 09:58 PM
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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.



Re: I think I'm going soft in my old age [Re: mikei] #6719104 03/29/17 11:56 PM
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Things might get kind of boring if we didn't leave a few around.



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Re: I think I'm going soft in my old age [Re: mikei] #6719273 03/30/17 02:12 AM
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I had a pet one when I was a kid....fun pets....


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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.
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Re: I think I'm going soft in my old age [Re: mikei] #6719712 03/30/17 02:47 PM
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sometimes its nice to enjoy nature, we don't have to kill every thing we see.


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Re: I think I'm going soft in my old age [Re: colt45-90] #6720384 03/31/17 01:32 AM
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Yeah, as my Dad used to say.........you have to save some for seed!


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Re: I think I'm going soft in my old age [Re: mikei] #6720451 03/31/17 02:49 AM
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Ive spared a few but the ones around a feeder are getting some lead poisoning

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that's pretty cool, I'd have done the same, wait till he grows up

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Re: I think I'm going soft in my old age [Re: mikei] #6798640 06/20/17 04:10 PM
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Ya old softie.


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Originally Posted By: colt45
sometimes its nice to enjoy nature, we don't have to kill every thing we see.


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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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Can be great pets.

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Like my Dad used to say,.......you have to "save some for seed".


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i wonder how many turkey eggs the little cutie pie ate ?

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I get it. I had one I raised on a bottle. He went everywhere with me for nearly two years. There is no limit to the crap they can tear up.


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Originally Posted By: poisonivie
I get it. I had one I raised on a bottle. He went everywhere with me for nearly two years. There is no limit to the crap they can tear up.

Tear up and get into.....funny little things tho.....great entertainment with lots of personality....


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