I once had a dog that liked to dig in the trash when I wasn't around. I rehabilitated him by putting a couple mouse traps on top of the trash. I came home one day to find the traps sprung and the dog cowering in the corner. He lived about 12 years after that and never stuck his nose in a trash can again.
In another case, when I was a kid the neighbor's dog used to come over at night and chew on our rabbits' feet through the cage. Dad rehabilitated him with a load of 7-1/2 birdshot in his hindquarters -- the dog was always polite after that and never came over without permission.
Yet somehow I think Illinois would probably have some sort of PETA-approved, 12-step program to convince rogue wildlife to leave people alone.
[ This Message was edited by: expatriate on 2003-03-01 22:45 ]
Every year many hunters and outdoorsman and women come out west from the midwest and east coast to hunt the prized mulies and elk. One topic that comes up often is altitude sickness. My advice for flatlanders is to get into the best possible shape. Start months before your hunt, usually really ramping up my cardio around March or April.
I run 5-10 miles 3 times a week, and also go for walks carrying my pack with about 50lbs to simulate what could be on my back. Another useful tip is to drink A...