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Location: Montana
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house-cat hunt

Anyone else hear the story on Fox last night about the vote to open hunting for house cats in Wis.?They call them ferral cats but all they are is housecats gone wild,the little bastards raise hell on the pheasant/turkey chicks around here,if I see one out far enough that it couldnt be sombodys pet it gets whacked,used to shoot lots of em when i lived out on the Missouri river north of Helena,the brush along the river is full of em.

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Location: Arizona
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house-cat hunt

Personally, I think it's sad that we've devolved to the point where you can't shoot a stray cat without a license. I thought the idea was to establish hunting seasons to impose limits and manage a resource, not to say which species may be legally shot and put everything else off limits.

We're not talking about "Fluffy" crossing your property line. There's a big difference between pets and feral cats -- one which the animal rightists I'm sure will muddy and exploit to pursue their agenda and marginalize hunters. These things are wild, non-native species wrecking the ecosystem. As far as I'm concerned -- no season, no limit. Next thing you know, someone will want a rat season.

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Location: Montana
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house-cat hunt

Good Point,cat season is always open around here!

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Location: Colorado
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house-cat hunt

Okay, I have to tell a story...

For our tenth wedding anniversary I took my wife to an island resort in Fiji. The entire island is owned by the resort company and all of the adults who live on the island work for the resort. Several of these people also have kids and they actually have their own school on the island for the children.

Well, many years ago someone brought a cat or two to the island. Some got loose and now they have a problem with wild cats running around the island and killing the local birds. This is especially a problem, because there is a type of dove, bright orange in color, that ONLY lives on this island--they don't exist anywhere else on Earth. They've tried everything they can think of to eradicate the cats. At present, what seems to be working best is a bounty system. The resort managers pay the local kids $1 for every cat that they catch and bring in, dead or alive. This thread made me think, if the local kids could get some pellet guns they'd probably be able to wipe out the cats in no time!

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Location: AZ
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house-cat hunt

doesn't Australia have that problem too? or are they the ones that have mice troubles?

alicia

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