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I'm gonna start some crap with this one, but I've gotta ask.

The thread on baiting for squirrel hunting got me thinking about a problem I've got. There's a large dog that shows up once a week or even less, and harrasses and even kills some of the smaller animals in the area. "Dog shooting" has been a flame-filled topic here more than once, but this time, I have no problem with it. We've lost one cat, and neighbors have lost a cat and even a puppy; all apparently to this dog.

Question: how to "bait" a dog, short of using a kitten for bait? I'm not home a lot during daylight hours; only seen him twice myself. Once in the morning (he'd ran off by the time I grabbed my rifle and went outside), and once as I drove up in the driveway at night (he ran off before I got the truck stopped).

Being able to draw him where I want him to be would obviously be more efficient than just waiting and hoping for a coincidental meeting. (I keep calling it a "him"; that's just an assumption.)
 

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I think there are some circumstances where its okay to kill a rogue dog. John, I know that you wouldn't do it but I'm going say it anyway for Melvin to understand: Don't poison the dog.

Now, for bait. **** trappers bait with fish heads and entrails and have a heckuva time keeping the dogs out of their traps. Smelly but not rotten meat scraps would work. If you can put it in a container where the cats can't get to it, catfood attracts dogs. To add, the cheapest canned catfood works best because its smelly. Dry food doesn't work too good because it hasn't got enough smell.

If your wife or son can put the bait out before you get home and monitor it until you get home, between the group effort you can get an idea of when the dog comes for the goodies.

Hope this helps.

RIKA
 

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Table scraps maybe?Save them up from a couple of days &,like Raider suggested,have someone else put out the bait a while before u get home?
 

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I have a declared war with a couple of feral dogs in my nieghborhood, they have chased my cats up a tree, chased my daughter into the house while waiting for the bus, and need to be put down. I will not chase them off the property, and am waiting for a good shot. I will use my SKS, to correct the social defiencies of these particulat canines.
 

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John, shooting feral dogs and shooting people's pets are two different things, nobody would fault you for the former.

You've already got good advice, the best way to bait a dog is to go through it's stomach. Anything that the scent travels well will do.
 

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My experience with feral dogs happened while i was serving in the Middle East, dog packs were generally of 20 or more dogs. We achieved very good results with pump 12 gauges.
 

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Attacked your daughter?....Yeah ,the SKS seems about right;but Garand may have a better suggestion,what with the overpenetration risk in a semi-residential area.....pistol caliber carbine with HP's might also be good.It knda sucks,but a feral dog that goes after kids&pets=not long for the world....even with me :(
 

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You know,that probably WOULD work...that said,I don't like it;too much of a chance for something you don't want to wind up as fast food for the ferals actually getting chowed on....hell I've never even HAD a cat;but this just bothers me
 

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bait, but not poison.

i have 'heard' that a colored dish sponge[brand new,never wet] cut into 1"x1"sq.[or BIGGER] with bacon grease dripped on it, once ingested, will break it ,from hassling your property.[big time]

I never liked it when i heard it[and probably should not have shared!]



the old 20 minute, rule of thumb,of one in lungs, holds true for dogs also!

with a h.v.air rifle,.22short. the .22 colibi sans poudre, won't cut it[i bounce them off coytes in my front yard,when there hunting the g.f.'s pet rabbits/quail]


the problem with a lung/lingering shot is, shot target could run around in YOUR FRONT YARD for 20 minutes,creating an unwanted atmosphere for wife and kids.




aw, HELL , john, just shoot it in the head with your new suppressed ruger


[you know you want to!,ha,ha,]



thanks.
 

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I am rural, and legal to shoot on my property, except between 8am, and 12pm on Sundays. I don't care what the neighbors say, and they wouldn't complain as their cats have been gooten at as well. I like the SKS as it will drop them hard fast and permanent.
 

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brass hammer said:
...aw, HELL , john, just shoot it in the head with your new suppressed ruger


[you know you want to!,ha,ha,]

:dgrin: Would be about the perfect tool, but don't have the friggin thing yet.

But do have the CAR-15 with 5.56 suppressor and .22LR unit. It's more accurate, more powerful, and even quieter than the pistol will likely be, but it's a bugger to cart around.

Just a matter of getting the stupid animal where he's "shootable" at a time that'll work for me; that's why the baiting thought. Just him being on my property isn't necessarily enough, because while I don't have neighbors right "on" me, there are some houses close enough that I have to be conscious of more things than just the dog itself when it comes to shooting.

Thanks for the cat food idea. I should have thought of that one.
 

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Think more than twice about killing someone's dog. If it IS a threat make sure you have got the right threat. I know it can happen, but I have a real problem about shooting dogs. Don't listen to what that convict has to say. Baiting with a kitten? Are we human beings or not? If it is actually a threat, do what you have to do. But don't be shooting someones pet because they are not doing their job in controlling him. My dog stay's with me, but in the wood's she can get excited and and for a minute or so out of sight. That's a dog. You shoot her and both of us are going to have real problems.
 

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223 fan said:
22lr will deal with dog, no problem. Why NOT use a kitten? Put one out there in a CAGE, staked down.
God, what a Jerk!
 

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223 fan said:
22lr will deal with dog, no problem. Why NOT use a kitten? Put one out there in a CAGE, staked down.

How about a drug dealer, staked down, covered with beef drippings, maybe some fatty scraps.


Oh damn, must have slept through the dog coming, oh well maybe next time. . .
 
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