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Offline JDHasty

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Re: Feral chickens?
« Reply #45 on: November 07, 2016, 10:05:35 AM »
Bet it was a rooster some urbanite couldn't keep due to crowing.  There's an awful lot of people around here that'll dump unwanted animals/birds in the woods and along the local rivers.  They pretend they're doing the animal a favor by setting it free.

Get a load of what the damnable fools in my neighborhood are advocating on the Nextdoor website: 

~One more thing, if you don't have dogs who eat cats, you can get ferill cats from the humane society. You just have to make them a little 'cat house' -and feed them for a few weeks to keep them from running away. They are great rodent killers!

They got a little testy when I responded with this question:  Let me ask you this: Do you also advocate for dumping used motor oil down the storm drain in order to control mosquitoes?

What kind of a mentality must you have to advocate for turning out feral cats into a neighborhood allowing them to kill what is left of the native song bird population?

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Re: Feral chickens?
« Reply #46 on: November 07, 2016, 10:19:04 AM »
Keep in mind, shooting a chicken that has just crossed the road will likely result on a citation. You may not shoot across a maintained road, you must ALSO cross, then not shoot in a neglegent manner. That is all, carry on.

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Re: Feral chickens?
« Reply #47 on: November 07, 2016, 11:03:10 AM »
Keep in mind, shooting a chicken that has just crossed the road will likely result on a citation. You may not shoot across a maintained road, you must ALSO cross, then not shoot in a neglegent manner. That is all, carry on.

At least ask it why it crossed the road first
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Re: Feral chickens?
« Reply #48 on: November 07, 2016, 12:12:45 PM »


This thread wasted 5 minutes of my life.

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Re: Feral chickens?
« Reply #49 on: November 07, 2016, 12:25:32 PM »
Some laws to look into for those thinking of shooting random animals in potentially free range areas.look into fencing laws and hogtight fences and what it means
Read up on free range and what it covers.  Stop going to rural places thinking people don't actually live there.  You might be amazed where people live and raise chickens.
:yeah:

You can survive your whole life with just a dozen chickens and fresh water. People in the deep South do it all the time and if it belongs to some crazy hermit you might not make it home with your prize chicken you shot for no reason. :dunno:  Some guy sleeping in a camo bus might be nearby and you'll have to explain yourself. :chuckle:

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Re: Feral chickens?
« Reply #50 on: November 07, 2016, 12:33:57 PM »
Man must be the election or something all kinds of craziness going on.

If you see a cow along side the road are you going to blast it? COME ON PEOPLE!!! If it's not yours leave it alone!!!

THEIFT of livestock which a chicken is livestock, is a class c felony.
http://app.leg.wa.gov/RCW/default.aspx?cite=9A.56.083

Chickens aren't livestock.

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(1) Every person who, with intent to sell or exchange and to deprive or defraud the lawful owner thereof, willfully takes, leads, or transports away, conceals, withholds, slaughters, or otherwise appropriates any horse, mule, cow, heifer, bull, steer, swine, goat, or sheep is guilty of theft of livestock in the first degree.


http://apps.leg.wa.gov/RCW/default.aspx?cite=16.57.010

(9) "Livestock" includes, but is not limited to, horses, mules, cattle, sheep, swine, and goats.

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Re: Feral chickens?
« Reply #51 on: November 07, 2016, 01:22:58 PM »
I'd be careful with chickens in the wild.  They might belong to the local Sasquach family, and you don't want to make them mad.  Just watch the Oberto videos on YouTube. 

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Re: Feral chickens?
« Reply #52 on: November 07, 2016, 02:09:55 PM »
I contemplated shooting a feral steer one time.  After 2 days of hunting the damn thing I was pretty sure I was going to shoot it when I found it.  Took me until day 3 to get it chased back into my pasture.

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Re: Feral chickens?
« Reply #53 on: November 07, 2016, 02:48:35 PM »
I contemplated shooting a feral steer one time.  After 2 days of hunting the damn thing I was pretty sure I was going to shoot it when I found it.  Took me until day 3 to get it chased back into my pasture.

 :chuckle:  That is funny .

We had a pig we were raising once that did get shot.  My wife was tired of calling me to get him back in, so she called the butcher who dropped him in the field outside his pen.  mmmmmmm bacon.

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Re: Feral chickens?
« Reply #54 on: November 07, 2016, 02:55:23 PM »
My wife, who had been enlisted to help catch said steer, was the #1 advocate for shooting it.  At one point she was yelling at me to "just shoot the f*(#)*$*# thing!"

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Re: Feral chickens?
« Reply #55 on: November 07, 2016, 03:00:20 PM »
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Re: Feral chickens?
« Reply #56 on: November 07, 2016, 03:05:13 PM »
Man must be the election or something all kinds of craziness going on.

If you see a cow along side the road are you going to blast it? COME ON PEOPLE!!! If it's not yours leave it alone!!!

THEIFT of livestock which a chicken is livestock, is a class c felony.
http://app.leg.wa.gov/RCW/default.aspx?cite=9A.56.083

Chickens aren't livestock.

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(1) Every person who, with intent to sell or exchange and to deprive or defraud the lawful owner thereof, willfully takes, leads, or transports away, conceals, withholds, slaughters, or otherwise appropriates any horse, mule, cow, heifer, bull, steer, swine, goat, or sheep is guilty of theft of livestock in the first degree.


http://apps.leg.wa.gov/RCW/default.aspx?cite=16.57.010

(9) "Livestock" includes, but is not limited to, horses, mules, cattle, sheep, swine, and goats.

 :chuckle: I am so done with this  :chuckle:

You missed this part, at the beginning of where you pulled the definition:

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Definitions.
The definitions in this section apply throughout this chapter unless the context clearly requires otherwise.

You can't pull a definition from one chapter and apply it to a totally different chapter. :dunno:

Theft of livestock is chapter 9, you are quoting chapter 16.  Chapter 9 clearly calls out what is considered livestock and chickens ain't in the list.  It could be a felony, so they aren't going to leave it up to "but not limited to" and have someone get a felony for ripping off a hamster.

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Re: Feral chickens?
« Reply #57 on: November 07, 2016, 03:08:43 PM »
Feral hamsters are a thing? Wow, cool. Carry on.
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Re: Feral chickens?
« Reply #58 on: November 07, 2016, 03:10:00 PM »
This thread has legs.  Has the makings of giving the BF thread a run for its money.  :)
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Re: Feral chickens?
« Reply #59 on: November 07, 2016, 03:37:49 PM »
I still like how some people, in their travels in places outside, see an animal that doesn't seem to belong or that isn't "regulated" to a hunting season by the WDFW immediately want to shoot it. 

Isn't that what the spirit of hunting has always been about? 

Shoot whatever living non-human creature presents itself, just because you can! 

I'm with Bone on this one.

 

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