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Re: Birds keep stealing workers
« Reply #15 on: June 03, 2014, 12:44:39 PM »
I use a pellet rifle on the gofers and the rabbits.  There is a never supply of little varmints to destroy the gardens though.

Paul

Does the pellet rifle actually put them down easily?

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Re: Birds keep stealing workers
« Reply #16 on: June 03, 2014, 12:54:30 PM »
I use a pellet rifle on the gofers and the rabbits.  There is a never supply of little varmints to destroy the gardens though.

Paul
Although I prefer not to harm the critters, if something like that actually worked I would use it as a last resort. The thing is, as you point out, it doesn't work. I'm usually looking for effective repellents. I'm thinking if I hear of someone getting rid of a barn cat that I might see if I could get one to live in one of our sheds.
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Re: Birds keep stealing workers
« Reply #17 on: June 03, 2014, 01:42:43 PM »
I use a pellet rifle on the gofers and the rabbits.  There is a never supply of little varmints to destroy the gardens though.

Paul

Does the pellet rifle actually put them down easily?

Mine works fine.  It is a spring driven, single shot rifle, not CO2.  Just a cheap little Gamo but it works really well.  Almost the same muzzle velocity but only half the projectile of a .22LR.  If you can hit your target, they don't suffer.

Paul
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