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2002 Views 18 Replies 10 Participants Last post by  Magnum88C
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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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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