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Dec 21st, 2016 at 7:41pm
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Has it been season for cat's i've shot 6 in the last week little bugger's sneeking around the wool shed eating the cheese i've got for my pig's. They seem to be hardy little sucker's if you don't hit them square with the 22 they tend to limp off and take abit of tracking down for a final kill shot . I was letting the dog's fix them but a few close scratch's near their eyes put me off that idea bit of a bugger getting a vet bill for a mangy cat.
  
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Reply #1 - Dec 21st, 2016 at 9:38pm
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Gut shot one with a .223 once. It made it home and ran under the owners bed when she opened the door. 

She was  wee bit angry after the the mechanic fetched it outside using a shovel and dispatched it.

As she was the cook it was a sad state of affairs.  Never did get invited to a Sunday roast after that.
  

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Reply #2 - Dec 23rd, 2016 at 1:00pm
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The saying that cats have 9 lives seems to have some truth to it .They are abit like deer when you shoot them and can run to cover before dropping dead .
  
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Reply #3 - Dec 23rd, 2016 at 9:06pm
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.12ga with #3 shot fixes them good Wink
  
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Reply #4 - Dec 24th, 2016 at 12:08pm
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Took three rubbish bags of cats off a property some years ago, in half an hour. "Cat woman" next door called herself a breeder, which meant she only let the cute 50 cats into here house, and left the mangy 100 outside to fend for themselves amoungst the dozens of rubbish bags. Started with a bowl of cat food and retired 25m into a shed with the suppressed 22. Started piling them up and they just kept coming. The biggest eye opener was when I winged one and it started doing circles in 2WD. The mass of soon-to-be-dead cats that raced in and attacked in ferociously was truly stunning Shocked Shocked Shocked
  
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Times like that, we need a good cat poison
  
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Reply #6 - Dec 24th, 2016 at 10:36pm
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Head shot a female last night full of kittens and milk teats.
Been after this feral one since winter.
  

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Reply #7 - Dec 26th, 2016 at 8:38am
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I seen HCs 243 deal to a half grown family of wild cats (6) one night and mum.Nothing walked away. Shocked
  

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Stupid woman in house across the road, went off to Oz to see family, left no less than 17 cats locked in garage and some equally stupid woman came every day or so to feed them!! The immediate neighbour next door, when they found out the quantity locked in the now stinking to high heaven garage, got onto the council and they had a big clean out!!! Even so there were still bloody stinking tomcats hanging round our place, and between the neighbour on the other side and me, we disposed of about 10 over the course of about 3 weeks.
Then when the silly cow came home, man did she get the snots with us!!! I told her what we'd done when she came enquiring about "Sylvester", and told her I'd do the same again if she ever tries a stupid trick like that again. The council man gave her a big talking to as well.!! Now the silly cow has shifted to Morrinsville so she's not our problem anymore but I bet she's breeding cats flat out again!!
Would love to get her address so's I can send it to Gareth Morgan!! Wink
  
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Reply #9 - Dec 26th, 2016 at 10:47pm
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Thewoodman wrote on Dec 24th, 2016 at 12:33pm:
Times like that, we need a good cat poison

Cat food with disprin or asprin mixed in = dead pussy. Just be careful of dogs it'll roll them to
  
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sars wrote on Dec 26th, 2016 at 10:47pm:
Thewoodman wrote on Dec 24th, 2016 at 12:33pm:
Times like that, we need a good cat poison

Cat food with disprin or asprin mixed in = dead pussy. Just be careful of dogs it'll roll them to
Interesting Roll Eyes
  

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Reply #11 - Dec 28th, 2016 at 9:19am
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Ernie junior put a 168 gn 308 through one yeterday. It still ran off  Undecided
  

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Reply #12 - Dec 28th, 2016 at 10:32pm
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I about died laughing when I saw the title to this thread.  I would be banned on one my US forums for that.  This is a great thread.  Heck, you would get in trouble for shooting cats like that here but its good that you do.  They can cause lots of problems.

Great stories.  Keep them coming.  I would love to hear more.
  

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Reply #13 - Jan 11th, 2017 at 9:42am
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in my youth i murdered heaps of pussy but now they are some of my best friends and keep the mice and rats well away from my property
  

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Reply #14 - Jan 11th, 2017 at 7:24pm
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Did a job on a local tip a few years back. You would always see half a dozen mangy moggies on the face and the neighbours needed something done about it. Three months later the tally was over 150 killed and still going!! The toll cats take on our wildlife is unreal and ask any farmer about toxo.
  
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Being a keen trout fisherman, I've been told that a black cat skin makes particularly deadly night time trout flies. Every wild black cat I've shot since gaining this nugget of info seems have the mangiest, flea infested looking fur that I haven't been able to bring myself to skin one. The last one that Brno dispatched was a scrawny, especially moth eaten looking specimen with a set of fangs like a miniature sabre tooth tiger.   

Maybe town cats would be a better proposition.

  

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10-Ring wrote on Jan 13th, 2017 at 11:22pm:
Being a keen trout fisherman, I've been told that a black cat skin makes particularly deadly night time trout flies. Every wild black cat I've shot since gaining this nugget of info seems have the mangiest, flea infested looking fur that I haven't been able to bring myself to skin one. The last one that Brno dispatched was a scrawny, especially moth eaten looking specimen with a set of fangs like a miniature sabre tooth tiger.   

Maybe town cats would be a better proposition.


no you are going down the wrong track ,heard collie skin is much better to use for trout fly's ,if one of that breed is being kept as a pet local ,a single shot behind the ear as it stops at your gate to piss should do the trick.
  
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Reply #17 - Jul 8th, 2018 at 4:27pm
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My best was a local dump in Ohakune. The old dump. 37 in 3 days.

This was todays effort. Big tom eating the remains of a turkey it killed last week.



296yards in a 20mile an hour cross wind. About a cat holdrover and 4" upwind. Bang flop. 4th one in 2 weeks.

No male cat should have its nuts intact unless it is in a cage. They dont belong on this farm or anywhere in the wild.



  
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Reply #18 - Jul 8th, 2018 at 6:24pm
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Most of those I shoot look to be in fantastic health. Lean but healthy with lovely pelts.  I dont want to skin one though.

Ill send you the cat in a cardboard box if you like.  Cool
  

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Been shooting a few of those in Gebbies Pass where I used to live. Heaps around! Was leaving them alone at first (got a fixed male cat myself) but after discovering 2 of those bastards swinging and feeding on hanging deer carcass I had in carpot overnight I declared full-on-war on them!
  
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Leaving domestic cats aside.. the only good wild cat is a dead one Pete. They eat plenty of native skinks, lizards, and frogs. Stuff of that size.
  

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I guess the big question is headcase, how do you tell them apart? Given they can have a range of 5km at times?

If you love your cat, keep it where you can see it. Pro tip, keeping them well fed wont stop them from killing anything they find, it is in their DNA and unlike most dog breeds, that trait cant be trained out of them.

  
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6x45 wrote on Jul 9th, 2018 at 6:05pm:
I guess the big question is headcase, how do you tell them apart? Given they can have a range of 5km at times?

If you love your cat, keep it where you can see it. Pro tip, keeping them well fed wont stop them from killing anything they find, it is in their DNA and unlike most dog breeds, that trait cant be trained out of them.



Around home and on farms ive worked collar = pet. no collar = dead.   tough bickies if someone dosent have a collar on their pet.

theres so many of the buggers around, some farms we shoot we can see 30+ cats a night. sux because unless you know what there kids cat looks like im to scared to shoot and risk not being alowed back.
  
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30 a night.  You need to talk with the station manager and arrange a night when all the pets are quarintined. Has to be well arranged but can be done.

Shoot the rest.

I shot the cooks cat on a station the manager had assured me there were no cats, and told me to shot them all. Turned out she had 4.  They are tough buggers. This one was only wounded and dragged itself back to the cookhouse. When she opened the door in ran inside and under her bed. The 2IC got a call and he went up and fished it out with a shoval and finished the job.

She was quite upset, never did get a meal offered on that station. Went up after a week and apologised. Was hit and miss for a moment whether she was going to do me with a soup laddle but I had a half dozen beer on hand and she opted for the beer.
  

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Reply #24 - Jul 9th, 2018 at 8:59pm
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the 30+ sighting was only a few weeks ago HC and no station just a 1000 cow dairy farm.  the dead hole was chocka with them and lots of big rock/boulder piles that seemed to be quite an attraction as every 2nd or 3rd pile had a cat on top.

dead end road about 8km from town so I guess its a local cat dumping site,  most dairy farmers dont like cats being shot if they have inshed feeding as they keep the rats at bay.
  
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suppose they put a bowl of milk out for them every night.
  

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headcase wrote on Jul 9th, 2018 at 9:23pm:
suppose they put a bowl of milk out for them every night. 


not sure, most probably as the fillipinos feed the possums milk. they showed us videos of 8 possums at the back door having a feed, the owner got us to have a tidy up got 45 the first time and 28 the 2nd time all from a row of old man pines about 200m long behind the houses  Shocked
  
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Wow, 30.. makes my 5 in 2 weeks seem rather small. Except the ducks and other birdlife sure notice it. Only takes one cat to wipe out an entire nest. 30...hard to think what that could be doing.

I can only tell if they have collars when I walk up to them to be fair. Even if I could see them, if they are hovering around a pond or edge of a patch of native, they die.

  
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Reply #28 - Jul 10th, 2018 at 4:56pm
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yea the collar things hard, usually only the close range ones in hayshed etc that you can tell and at night you just cant, if it has a collar just hide it good  Grin
  
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Had a boss with a family cat. Lived a few doors down. Used to come over regularly and dump in our vege patch (the cat, not the boss!). Wife put her hands in a freshy getting some spuds for dinner, and that was it. Got the .22 treatment that evening deep in concentration squeezing out a new one. Coincidentally that night each week was the night contractors cleaned out the camp of strays. "Just don't shoot any with collars" were the riding instructions
Next day boss asks at morno's "anyone seen our moggy?  It couldn't have got shot would it? Nope boss, it would have been fine, they only shoot ones without collars. Oh bugger, he says, it hates wearing its collar Shocked Shocked Shocked
  
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