Skip to comments.Rubber bullets issued to a landowner to deter wolves
Posted on 01/10/2010 2:15:58 PM PST by Daffynition
JACKSON, Wyo. Wolf managers with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service say they have issued non-lethal rubber bullets to a landowner northeast of Jackson where wolves have been chasing horses.
Wyoming Wolf Recovery Project Leader Mike Jimenez said the landowner was also issued cracker shells, a type of firework that can be fired from a shotgun.
Jimenez said rubber bullets were also issued to a landowner last summer who used one to hit a wolf that had been harassing dogs on private property near Jackson. Jimenez said the incidents stopped after the wolf was struck.
He said the rubber bullets have a range of about 50 yards.
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They finally invented “safer bullets”.
Maybe the landowner should have a “beer summit” with the wolf.
22.250 bout as safe as it gets. ain’t had one double back or miss yet. Hold it... might have to take that back. an old 225 winchester everybody laughed @ about thirty years ago does a mighty fine job as well.
We once had a problem with neighbors’ dogs chasing our livestock back home. ‘-06 was probably a bit much, but it did solve the problem. Permanently.
Not so kind hearted here...I get predators in my
cows I bring out my pre-ban HK 93
I agree! Take they out if they are causing a problem!
Works every time it’s used!
Try 22-250 instead. Light JHPs. Nothing of the slug left for forensics.
The 3 “S”’s
I`ve done the same thing,raising cows with neighboring
sub-divisions closing in on a coupla our farms.
They let their dogs run loose and when they pack up they`ll
go after the newborn calves. I don`t enjoy killing a dog.
I`m trying to survive in a tough line of work
They come looking for their missing darling he`s 2` under
The same for deer. FiFi, Fluffy and fido pack up with a few strays. Cattle and deer have no chance in all the deep snow. After a few warm days and cold nights the dogs (and wolves) run ontop on the crust and cattle and deer are up to their bellies in snow just waiting for the first bite in the neck.
And to think, the State Motto of California used to be “Eureka”.
I like “Shoot, Shovel and Shut Up” much better.
Yep. Instead of a clean-kill, let’s wound and maim them. Dang bureaucrats.
The wolf was acting stupidly.
30-06 is great on wolves re forensics. Passes right through. That's assuming the shot isn't made in the midst of livestock.
“30-06 is great on wolves re forensics. Passes right through. That’s assuming the shot isn’t made in the midst of livestock.”
Try an Accelerator round in that ‘06. 55gr Soft point at over 4K fps. I got a smallish coyote with one some years ago. Dead right in its tracks. The opposite side looked like someone had planted explosives on it. If there were any fragments of that bullet left, they were not in the carcass. Not that it matters, since there are no rifling marks on it, anyway.
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