02-06-2009, 06:31 AM
The .22 could easily be Fatal. A high powered rifle in any caliber causes deep penetration.
The .177 caliber pellets while it may not be fatal initally, It will cause wounding and become infected causing a slow death.
If you shoot at a soda can with the pellet gun you'll see just how stong those pellets can be,
If they can rip open a can imagine how easily they can penetrate an animals hide.
you'd be better off shooting Blanks to scare them off but that might just push them deeper into your property.
The Game Wardens have proper equipment and training to remove the animals safely, rope netting, tranquilizers, cage traps...
Let them handle it and please, don't forget to take pics to share with us when they haul them off.
Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch.
Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the outcome of the vote.