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Just make sure you have your chicken nearby. I dont feel like looking up the statue right now, but you are legally allowed to protect fowl. The law is more in favor of protecting your chicken than in protecting you (or your dog, or cat or...). So get chickens and shoot away
I have a lot of coyotes that live in the woods behind my neighborhood. My dog (90lbs, on leash) and I had an encounter a couple of years ago with a coyote around dusk. Beautiful creature, was about 10-15 ft away from us. Both animals went on alert, sniffed the air, and then went their separate ways. I know my my neighbors, and they would all say that I had permission to shoot near/on their property if that encounter went wrong.What’s the Answer ? I live in a neighborhood where houses are closer than 500’. I have trail cam pics of these mutts just 20’ from my house. I leave early in the morning when it’s still dark. What happens if I’m confronted by a couple of them heading for my truck ? By the way I wouldn’t hesitate to shoot one with my bow but it won’t fit in my pocket
Would hollow points be the most responsible bullet type to carry concealed, just incase you missed your target?Do what you have to do to protect yourself, as always make sure you hit the target and that nothing goes wild into the side of a house or thru a window.
But if you do feel the need to defend yourself, and the cops show up, politely tell them that you wish to speak to an attorney before you make any statement or answer any questions. Repeat if it they keep asking.
There is a breeding pair of Coyotes in Savin Hill (Dorchester, by the old Boston Globe building) and they are regularly (almost daily) sighted in the South Boston neighborhood as well, and spotted more occasionally in Back Bay, Beacon Hill and the North End. Those are the neighborhoods adjacent to Boston Harbor.Some excellent answers in this thread. Didn't think I'd actually find someone who'd shot predators on his property. Also interesting to see that it's not just me seeing coyotes. //
That depends....are you in MA or NH? Everything is illegal in MAI've seen coyotes three times over the last week or so on my street. I walk my dog at night and carry. There were two dogs killed recently in the next town over by coyotes. For the most part if they see me they run away and hide, but I'm curious what would happen if I were attacked and shot the coyote in self-defense? I know that there's a law around firing a weapon within 500 feet of a dwelling without the owner's permission, but what's the likelihood I'd be prosecuted under it?
Just to be clear, I have no desire to shoot coyotes, I think it's pretty unlikely I'd be attacked, and I'm not going to go out and try to pop one and call it self defense after the fact or anything like that.
My guess is the answer is going to be that prosecutors would probably throw the book at me and it'd be up to hiring a good lawyer, but curious if anyone knows about anything similar on the books.
The ones in my area are fat and happy, lots of food running around. They look like German Shepherds from a distance.i saw a coyote on Morton St in Dorchester by American Legion Highway. Pretty scrawny
I saw that on the news tonight.Who needs a gun???
A man killed a coyote with his bare hands Monday after the animal threatened his child on a hiking trail in Exeter, officials said.www.wmur.com