Originally Posted by richardnorton
Wehave not outside cats, the coyotes find they taste too good to survive, wish we cold have some since we keep killing the rattlesnakes the rats are running wild, need to find something to control them. And we have a 250 acre backyard, it belongs to us and is mostly wooded. If you count te yard that blong to other peopl we have a 15000 acre backyard.
Maybe you can peruse the info. in these links and get a few more ideas.....when we were teenagers, we used to take our .22 cal. rifles to the local town trash dump and shoot rats all day....quite a fete to make quick shots as they ran between cans, etc..and, no scopes.......you should get your friends together and hold "rat hunts"....with the high powered "pellet" guns being produced today, you could start your own "hunting lodge".....
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Rat Hunting, Night One
Night-time ratting with the FX Verminator take-down PCP air rifle