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Hunting Feral Cats

Old 03-03-2006, 02:25 PM
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I was wondering if any of you guys can help me out. I was wondering how you go about hunting feral cats(what calls/decoys/set ups) Any info would be great. And whats the differense between ferals and regular house cats?(Just so I dont shoot my neighbors kitty)
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Old 03-03-2006, 08:38 PM
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I think it is a hard call. A feral cat will hunt your area and keep moving. He may even have a schedule of sorts. They seem to stay within shotgun range but won't allow any close proximity. However, a farm cat that has had bad experiences with people will act the same way, and they have a wide hunting range. A dumped domesticated cat responds to a food offering relatively quickly. A feral cat is much more cautious. As a kid, my family eventually coaxed a black one in with food. He was a skilled hunter. He would stalk, and was a fast moving blur on the kill. Much faster than a housecat. Most dumped cats don't make the transition to feeding themselves. So said, I am not a cat expert so maybe someone who is will chip in.
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Old 03-03-2006, 09:53 PM
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there is article in the new predator extreme magazine by judd cooney about feral cats try it . as for me i hate cats always have and always will i shoot em all feral or not .i dont care if they belong to sweet old ms.jones they on my property they goin down .all cats do severe damage to all kinds of birds and small mammals they need to be kept inside or shot .
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Old 03-04-2006, 08:13 AM
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thx for the input guys, any chance you can post that link scmtnhnter
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Old 03-04-2006, 09:13 AM
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Our rule of thumb for cats, if it has a collar/tags it'snot feral.

Otherwise, you are just doing your duty as a Wildlife Control Specialist.
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Old 03-04-2006, 10:18 AM
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LOL very well put.
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Old 03-07-2006, 05:08 PM
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can of tuna for bait. otherwiseI dont know.
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Old 03-07-2006, 09:26 PM
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Cats are one of my favourite things to hunt a scotch predator call works well I haven’t had any luck with bait but they are great to spotlight. Don’t worry about shooting house cats just ask the farmer if he has a cat and any other cat found on the place is feral by definition so just shoot it.
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Old 03-08-2006, 01:21 PM
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I shoot any cat that doesn't have a collar on it. I agree that they should either be kept inside or get shot. They are extremely detrimental to native wildlife such as birds. They are a non-native and possibly invasive species that should be eradicated. I don't lose sleep after I shoot them and I think alot more would get killed if people knew that one cat can kill hundreds of birds by itself in a year.
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Old 03-08-2006, 02:24 PM
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any cat without an owner will probably die of a long slow starvation,so it is actually more humane.
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