Can BB guns kill mice

Pest Control ???

  • Hello!!!

    On different types of diabolo it says "suitable for pest control"
    I wonder what that bug is meant.

    Snails are poisoned and are slow enough to collect them easily.
    Who sits down with a shotgun in the cellar and waits for mice? besides, traps are arguably more effective.
    And who would shoot any birds?
    So what kind of pests do you hunt with air rifles and pellets, and legally
    And who determines what is a pest and what is not? Because in my eyes the neighbour's dog who shits in my garden is also a pest

    Roerich.
  • I would also be interested in what is legally a pest ...

    @roehrich: I know the problem with the dog ...
  • Well, hunting with air rifles is allowed in Germany, for hunters with WBK. For reasons of "fairness to hunt", only long-range air rifles over 7.5 joules should be used. Rodents up to the size of rats and smaller birds are hunted ... But there you probably prefer shot or small-bore. : n7:

    I don't know whether you can fight rats on your own property ... According to my information, some cities and municipalities generally prohibit shooting with LG and LP in your own garden.
    But I don't see a problem in buildings. After all, you can also set traps ...

    Lucky
    "One in a thousand! I've heard a lot about it, but this is the first I see." (out Winchester '73)
  • Hello JoWag,

    no, hunting with an air rifle is practiced in Germany. This "quiet" type of hunting is often practiced in cemeteries in order to decimate the wild rabbit population. I only have an HW35 a few weeks ago bought, which was previously used by a "cemetery hunter".
    Presumably, the reference to ammunition is also aimed at this use.

    Otherwise, I would urgently advise every private citizen against using compressed air weapons against animals. It becomes too easy to torment and one should remember that no projectile is allowed to leave the fenced-in property because of the danger to passers-by.

    Incidentally, the sparrow is by no means a pest. On the contrary, it is an endangered species that is protected and has even been named "Bird of the Year 2002". Due to industrialized agriculture and the use of pesticides, etc., the sparrow can hardly find enough food and living space in the fields. Even the house sparrow is gradually disappearing because its breeding opportunities are increasingly being deprived of it in the city.

    greeting

    gunimo
  • To all home and hobby "hunters",

    There is one thing you should not forget: Even a so-called pest has a right to death without agony. With some incidents one wonders, rightly, is the real "animal" in front of the "shotgun" or is it holding the weapon at the ready.

    Use your "Luftikusse" for sport rather than use it against animals. There are definitely more suitable means for pest control.

    gunimo
  • In general, you shouldn't shoot any animals, and certainly not for fun.
    I was just interested in what could be meant by pests.

    But tell me, can I really impress a rabbit with a diabolo and an F rifle ???
    It is probably safer to hit him with the rifle right away, isn't it?
    And the chance that I will hit the rammer right between the lights is probably rather slim.
    Greetings Roehrich!: N19:
  • if you shoot animals for fun, you can't paddle !!!

    rabbits are best kept with chick wire at their necks. 30-40cm high, they can't get through. this is how i protect my vegetables from the little rodents.

    Greetings buddy
  • Nope, you can't impress him with that. With an F-weapon you can probably still kill mice, but larger critters should only be fought with stronger air pumps, otherwise it will really degenerate into torture.
    On the net you can find many pages from the USA where rats and the like. Pests can be shot with long-range air rifles à la Diana 34 (there RWS 34).

    So shooting at cans, targets, etc. is definitely more fun ...

    Lucky
    "One in a thousand! I've heard a lot about it, but this is the first I see." (out Winchester '73)
  • Original from roehrich
    In general, you shouldn't shoot any animals, and certainly not for fun.
    I was just interested in what could be meant by pests.

    But tell me, can I really impress a rabbit with a diabolo and an F rifle ???
    It is probably safer to hit him with the rifle right away, isn't it?
    And the chance that I will hit the rammer right between the lights is probably rather slim.
    Greetings Roehrich!: N19:


    Hello Roehrich,

    well, that depends on the distance you are shooting at. In the cemetery it will certainly be more of a short distance. Incidentally, hares are significantly larger and stronger than rabbits, which was originally mentioned. Rabbits are very rare in the city. They prefer the field corridors. Rabbits, on the other hand, are more likely to be classified as "cultural followers" and are quite numerous in the big city. Due to the changes in the ancestral habitats of the animals, many are forced to gradually "make friends" with life in close proximity to humans. I've seen foxes myself here in the city at night. And not even in a park, but e.g. near garbage cans, in which he must have spotted goodies.

    gunimo
  • zsu34-1

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    that with the poultry is a matter of opinion.
    We only shoot when the cattle become a nuisance.
    E.g. on wood pigeons or sparrows that constantly shit us on the window sill and with a 3-7x32 telescope at 15m you can still loosen a deadly one
    Take a headshot where the animal doesn't torment for long. but i have to say that i use hpp's because they have the best effect with one shot
  • A friend of mine passed his hunting license exams in Saarland this week and said that it would appear to be legal there to kill animals on your own land - it doesn't matter how it is done. Theoretically, it would be possible there to lie in wait with your air rifle ...

    I'd rather go duck hunting in the cellar - they don't fidget so ...
    MfG sqrt
    Shooters of a Beretta FS92, CP88 Competition, CP99, PPK / S and a Diana 48B
    FWR # 21343
  • Original from zsu34-1
    that with the poultry is a matter of opinion.
    We only shoot when the cattle become a nuisance.
    E.g. on wood pigeons or sparrows that constantly shit us on the window sill and with a 3-7x32 telescope at 15m you can still loosen a deadly one
    Take a headshot where the animal doesn't torment for long. but i have to say that i use hpp's because they have the best effect with one shot



    Hello zsu34-1,

    who decides when an animal becomes a plague? You write that you shoot sparrows, for example. As I said, this is a protected species that is more critically endangered than a plague. Sparrow = bird of the year 2002, not because it is a nuisance. Even the hunter is not allowed to shoot down endangered species. Are you knowledgeable enough to be able to identify each species?

    You also write that you are able to shoot an animal without pain. I don't necessarily want to deny that because I don't know your shooting skills. But remember one thing: Perhaps the shot animal has brood in the nest at the moment. What about the young? They die in agony because you perceive an individual as a "plague" or maybe you have fun shooting them down. Please also consider this side of the coin.

    In any case, I personally cannot just shoot an animal with the heart and use my compressed air weapons purely to shoot objects that are already "dead".

    I leave the pest control and the "hunt" to the expert.

    greeting

    gunimo
  • Hopefully if a few birds shit on the windowsill there is no reason to shoot them right away, there are other options too.
    I think the shooting is only to be represented where there is a risk to health and safety.
    (Airfield, or areas where, for example, pigeons are a nuisance and, as carriers of pathogens, represent a danger).

    But I hope that a Sagittarius with sense always weighs up whether it really has to be shooting at something living and avoids this if possible.
    Of course there are always a few sick people who shoot wildly and all too often bring the decent amateur shooters into disrepute, but every word is superfluous about these candidates.

    Roehrich! : canon:: shoot2:
    : new7:: shoot1:
  • Well, if you have a really nice pigeon plague on the balcony, reaching for the Lupi or the LG is never far ... Even if you can overdo it.

    In addition, tennis balls and a run-up are much more useful.

    But the deterrent is a good approach! My landlord has (since a ball throwing attack) no more pigeons under the roof. It has such a weird canopy where they used to sit underneath.

    PS: Sparrows are under protection (I don't know why)! Dare you! You could lap on pigeons, I don't like them. BUT NOT ON SPARROWS!

    - Unless one of you has a cannon and the sparrows are sitting on the roof of the neighbors who you don't like!
    You're not drunk as long as you can lie on the floor WITHOUT holding onto!