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    In a recent post I was flagged many times. Maybe not good taste, we all make mistakes. Didn't realize I was committing such a fire storm as I had been told by local officials that nothing can be done about situation because they are (facilities) being over run and cannot do anything about reducing numbers and to "shoot on sight". Just want to assure everyone that it was NOT someone's pet. I'm new to this wonderful airgunning sport and never meant to offend anyone, and definitely do not want to do anything to damage airgunning community. Won't happen again. Hope you will accept my apologies. Sorry guys. 

    Corbin 
     
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    The only people you need to worry about are state officials. Every state has different rules/laws about hunting and pesting. If your state/region has an issue with feral cats and officials authorize hunting of them, then you are all good here. They only time you should be attacked on here is if you are breaking the laws and giving airgunning a bad name. 
     
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    I know you're relatively new to this forum Corbin, so you should be(come) aware that AGN is a pretty large audience. Said large audience includes all types, including a wide variety of dispositions, experience and education levels, and lack of aforementioned assets and liabilities; every one protected by varying cloaks of anonymity. Unfortunately for Mother Nature, some humans wreak havoc on desirable creatures by being uneducated about how destructive Man can be through misguided sentimentality(s).

    Many folks, even some shooters and hunters, remain ignorant about what a scourge feral "house"-cats are to not only songbird populations, but other desirable species. However, wildlife management folks are in virtually unanimous agreement that 1) Humans are responsible for exploding feral cat populations, 2) Where feral cat populations explode, small game populations are decimated, and 3) To paraphrase in sensitive terminology how most wildlife management professionals adamantly feel about feral "house"-cats, they almost unanimously recommend "controlling" feral cat populations... vigorously! 

    The only thing you should feel bad about, G, is being unaware that some shooters remain uneducated about how counter-productive misguided sentimentality can be to desirable wildlife species. Several scientific studies on the subject have exposed Fluffy as an indiscriminate killer. Correction- a blood-thirsty mass-murderer! 

    I finally found the 'Cat Tales' article I mentioned to you recently G; now more pertinent than ever. And although it might not change any minds predisposed to rejecting Feral-Cat Reality, hopefully it allays any misplaced guilt feelings you might have about doing the world a favor.

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    Apology accepted. Don't remember any details about you being asked to help control a feral cat problem in your original post, but if you did, maybe I owe YOU an apology. 

    The wife and I lost a cat of 17 years named Joe in September of 2020, that's his pic as my avatar, so, yes, I am sentimental about cats.

    And I suppose there are squirrel lovers somewhere that hate my guts.
     
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    L.Leon

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      I believe that even cat lovers would agree that feral cats are very bad in a local ecosystem and should be dealt with accordingly. @corbin, did not provide proper context for his post. Like, how he knew the cat was absolutely feral before killing it? I love dogs, hence I don't shoot canines (coyotes, foxes, etc). But I can understand why some do or must. @corbin, it takes a big person to apologize. Happy hunting.
       
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