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Rubber bullets issued to a landowner to deter wolves
Denver Post ^ | 01/10/2010 | staff reporter

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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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Local News; Outdoors; Pets/Animals
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What? The slingshots that were issued didn't work?


1 posted on 01/10/2010 2:15:58 PM PST by Daffynition
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To: Daffynition

They finally invented “safer bullets”.


2 posted on 01/10/2010 2:18:05 PM PST by donhunt (No one wants to see GMs new convertible, the Pelosi, with its top down!)
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To: Daffynition

Maybe the landowner should have a “beer summit” with the wolf.


3 posted on 01/10/2010 2:20:27 PM PST by max americana
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To: Daffynition

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.


4 posted on 01/10/2010 2:23:41 PM PST by Bubba (FRREEEEEEDOM!)
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To: Daffynition

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.


5 posted on 01/10/2010 2:26:09 PM PST by Quiller (When you're fighting to survive, there is no "try" -- there is only do, or do not.)
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To: max americana

Not so kind hearted here...I get predators in my
cows I bring out my pre-ban HK 93


6 posted on 01/10/2010 2:26:30 PM PST by Harold Shea (RVN `70 - `71)
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To: Harold Shea

I agree! Take they out if they are causing a problem!


7 posted on 01/10/2010 2:30:20 PM PST by WellyP
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To: Daffynition

Shoot!

Shovel!

Shut up!

Works every time it’s used!


8 posted on 01/10/2010 2:34:10 PM PST by Randy Larsen ( BTW, If I offend you! Please let me know, I may want to offend you again!(FR #1690))
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To: Daffynition

Try 22-250 instead. Light JHPs. Nothing of the slug left for forensics.


9 posted on 01/10/2010 2:43:18 PM PST by Travis McGee (---www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com---)
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To: Bubba

GMTA.


10 posted on 01/10/2010 2:43:48 PM PST by Travis McGee (---www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com---)
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To: donhunt

The 3 “S”’s

Shoot
Shovel
Silence


11 posted on 01/10/2010 2:46:37 PM PST by pansgold
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To: pansgold

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


12 posted on 01/10/2010 2:55:19 PM PST by Harold Shea (RVN `70 - `71)
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To: Harold Shea

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.


13 posted on 01/10/2010 3:07:12 PM PST by pansgold
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To: Randy Larsen

And to think, the State Motto of California used to be “Eureka”.

I like “Shoot, Shovel and Shut Up” much better.


14 posted on 01/10/2010 3:13:15 PM PST by InABunkerUnderSF (California -- Ya es como Mexico)
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To: donhunt

Yep. Instead of a clean-kill, let’s wound and maim them. Dang bureaucrats.


15 posted on 01/10/2010 3:14:02 PM PST by Daffynition (What's all this about hellfire and Dalmatians?)
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To: max americana; Quiller; Randy Larsen

16 posted on 01/10/2010 3:17:44 PM PST by Daffynition (What's all this about hellfire and Dalmatians?)
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To: Travis McGee
After the water balloons ...try cracker shells. I heard they're good at 100 yards. Pfft.


17 posted on 01/10/2010 3:23:38 PM PST by Daffynition (What's all this about hellfire and Dalmatians?)
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To: Daffynition

18 posted on 01/10/2010 3:53:12 PM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: max americana

The wolf was acting stupidly.


19 posted on 01/10/2010 4:00:28 PM PST by rahbert (Bop Bop, dibidip dibidip....)
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To: JoeProBono
Good idea. An automatic weapon. Better than my whoopie cushion notion.


20 posted on 01/10/2010 4:08:49 PM PST by Daffynition (What's all this about hellfire and Dalmatians?)
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To: Travis McGee
Try 22-250 instead. Light JHPs. Nothing of the slug left for forensics.

30-06 is great on wolves re forensics. Passes right through. That's assuming the shot isn't made in the midst of livestock.

21 posted on 01/10/2010 4:38:30 PM PST by LouAvul
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To: LouAvul

“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.


22 posted on 01/10/2010 8:20:16 PM PST by Mr Inviso (ACORN=Arrogant Condescending Obama Ruining Nation)
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To: LouAvul

Good point!


23 posted on 01/11/2010 5:04:20 AM PST by Travis McGee (---www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com---)
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