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Apologies to AGN members

Forums General Discussion Apologies to AGN members

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    Corbin
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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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    boscoebrea
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    Well said,you have my respect,live and learn,some things can be catboo,taboo.

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    JimNM
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    All good here brah.  Thanks for taking it in stride and wanting to share your experience.  Keep shooting and keep posting.  Videos are a special treat 👍

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    Kgphotos
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    While your original post did not really offend me, I really respect your humble apology. A lot of people would just get defensive when called out. You sound very sincere. I bet that’s the last cat photo you share (except for maybe cute, fuzzy and “alive” cats).😂

         Kenny

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    qball
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    It's just a bit of taboo subject, I had no doubt on what you had to do but some things better off left off of the internet. 

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    Florida_Man
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    I was not offended and respect your apology.

    We have to remember that nature is unforgiving.

    Humans caused most invasive issues.

    Carole Baskin is guilty.

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    dizzums
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    i wouldnt take it too hard man .. cats get back there stalking my chickens they get sent to heaven pronto ..

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    JKaplanwit
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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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    AirNGasman
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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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    Cr4k4
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    Feral cats = rabies sink

    Where that is the case the numbers must be reduced.

    People who don't understand that are also protected when those numbers are reduced.

    So …

    I got no problem with you doing what fish and game asks you to do.  I would do precisely the same.

    Plus one to what AirNGasMan said.

     

     

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    fishing43
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    No apology necessary, don’t become woke!

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    Ranchibi
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    Stand up kind of guy…kudos to you for apologizing for an action that is misunderstood by many.

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    SteveV
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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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    Hynzie
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    CORBIN I was the first to respond to your post,glad you did the right thing by responding,,THE MAN IS ALWAYS WATCHING and would love more ammo ,to rip the heart out of our beloved sporting,hobby ,HYNZIE4S

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