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    My first Oh, crap moment!

    Outside taking care of my chickens at about 9pm last night. Almost finished when I heard something big fall down in the woods. I sounded like it fell out of a tree or something. But by the time I heard it I had my gun in my hand and pointing in the direction of the sound. I never got a glimpse of what it was. I know we have Coyote, racoons and I've heard we have bear. So I was not taking chances. I reached over and grabbed my phone to get my son out there with a flashlight to look into the woods where I heard the sound. But didn't see anything. So after training tonight I'll be going out into the woods to check the area out. It was close, withing 50 yards of me from the sound. Anyways, just thought I'd share.

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    Thanks...I should show my wife that one! That'll make her feel safer at night, lol! I forgot that yes I hear we have ZOMBIES in our woods too now! Nice one!

    After reading this story, you may not be far off...

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    Actually, I think she's just been eating barbecue.

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    Over in my part of VA we have this thing called a Wampus Cat. Really. I've seen it, sorta, at night, and no I was not drunk, yet. Not pretty.
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    I expect I know what it was Bowes. It WASN'T a bear. They are unbelievably quiet and really don't climb much unless they're after honey.

    I expect it was a coon. I've seen it happen dozens of time this time of year and really don't understand why, but the stupid things will fall out of a 40 foot tree, dust themselves off and go on like nothing happened.

    They sound like someone dropped a 50 pound sack of feed through every dead branch in the forest.

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    Quote Originally Posted by peter nap View Post
    I expect I know what it was Bowes. It WASN'T a bear. They are unbelievably quiet and really don't climb much unless they're after honey.

    I expect it was a coon. I've seen it happen dozens of time this time of year and really don't understand why, but the stupid things will fall out of a 40 foot tree, dust themselves off and go on like nothing happened.

    They sound like someone dropped a 50 pound sack of feed through every dead branch in the forest.
    You know Peter I think you are right. I was out last night and I found a Racoon in my garbage. By the time I got out to where I could shoot safely it saw me and booked outta my back yard. It then returned to try and finish what it started much later in the night. Got into my chicken feed through the lid. I need to get a little faster on the draw.

    I do understand there are a lot of non-vicious animals in the woods at night. I'm not going to let it stop me from going out. But my first reaction to draw my gun was the right one. That Racoon is going to meet his end very soon...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bowesmobile View Post
    You know Peter I think you are right. I was out last night and I found a Racoon in my garbage. By the time I got out to where I could shoot safely it saw me and booked outta my back yard. It then returned to try and finish what it started much later in the night. Got into my chicken feed through the lid. I need to get a little faster on the draw.

    I do understand there are a lot of non-vicious animals in the woods at night. I'm not going to let it stop me from going out. But my first reaction to draw my gun was the right one. That Racoon is going to meet his end very soon...
    They make good hats!

    Shooting them is a good idea. I worry more about the coons than anything else this time of year. I have to kill at least three with rabies every summer. They're social butterflies right now and when one is rabid, a bunch get it.

    Listen at night for a really pretty bird call. What that really is are the babies calling to keep track of mama. When you hear that, start looking for them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by peter nap View Post
    They make good hats!

    Shooting them is a good idea. I worry more about the coons than anything else this time of year. I have to kill at least three with rabies every summer. They're social butterflies right now and when one is rabid, a bunch get it.

    Listen at night for a really pretty bird call. What that really is are the babies calling to keep track of mama. When you hear that, start looking for them.
    Thanks for the tip! I dont need a permit because its a nuisance animal right? Should I inform Animal control or someone so they dont send out a patrol car? Something I was thinking about for tonight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bowesmobile View Post
    Thanks for the tip! I dont need a permit because its a nuisance animal right? Should I inform Animal control or someone so they dont send out a patrol car? Something I was thinking about for tonight.
    Animal control isn't the one to watch out for. It's the Game Warden.
    I just shoot them and bury them. The hides aren't any good this time of year.
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    Quote Originally Posted by peter nap View Post
    Animal control isn't the one to watch out for. It's the Game Warden.
    I just shoot them and bury them. The hides aren't any good this time of year.
    If anyone says anything, just remember The Southpark show..."He was coming right for us"

    ROFL! I remember that episode! Classic! Good enough for me!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bowesmobile View Post
    ROFL! I remember that episode! Classic! Good enough for me!
    that's my wife's favorite line from that episode, she yells it at least once every trip to the range, cracks me up

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    Quote Originally Posted by architect View Post
    Actually, I think she's just been eating barbecue.
    Told ya that stuff was no damn good!
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    ^^^

    are you sure she din't tangle with the wrong end of the gator tail at bass pro shop's restaurant??
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    Quote Originally Posted by mk4 View Post
    ^^^

    are you sure she din't tangle with the wrong end of the gator tail at bass pro shop's restaurant??

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    Quote Originally Posted by peter nap View Post
    thar she blows!!!
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