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Old 02-27-2011, 08:25 PM
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Any body know what the law is for discharging a firearm in Cherokee county is in regards to distance from a dwelling/building structure?

I have a pack of coyotes in the woods out back and need to start doing them in before they get my dog or hurt a kid.

I hear shooting very close by but want to be sure to be within the law.

The houses are at least 150' apart and I have very heavy woods outback. There is plenty of rise in terrain to stop anything from getting through the woods. I would only be using a .22, and shooting from inside my shed ( concealed while I call them in) There are no houses directly behind me, just a couple of acres of thick woods.

Is there such a thing as an air rifle big enough for the job?
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Old 02-27-2011, 08:39 PM
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yes but they cost a pretty penny
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Old 02-27-2011, 09:06 PM
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I'd shoot some CB shorts and take my chances.
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I would talk to the neighbors and let them know when your going to be shooting. Ive used shorts before...theyre junk
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Old 02-27-2011, 10:29 PM
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Old 02-28-2011, 12:54 PM
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Is there such a thing as an air rifle big enough for the job?
http://www.quackenbushairguns.com/outlaws.html
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Old 02-28-2011, 07:30 PM
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I would talk to the neighbors and let them know when your going to be shooting. Ive used shorts before...theyre junk
Most people have never read their subdivision covenants. Might want to read them and see what they have to say on the subject.
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Old 02-28-2011, 08:13 PM
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i live in cherokee co also, and shoot all the time in the back yard, which is very close to bells ferry road. haven't had any issues yet. just let your neighbors know what you are goin to do so they don't get scared and call the cops. as long as you are shooting in a safe direction and 50+ yards from the road or about 100-150ft from the neighboring houses you will be just fine.
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Old 02-28-2011, 08:28 PM
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YEP, Bet Your Neighbors are tired of the Cayotes as well.
Talk to Them. It goes along way . If You got good Neighbors them Regulations can be adjusted to fit . Just Sayin
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Old 02-28-2011, 09:10 PM
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You can kill a 'yote easily enough with a good quality .177 air rifle or a .22 air rifle.....just takes a well placed shot.
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I've shot 'yotes and such off of my back porch, but I'm in extreme north Cherokee and don't have too many neighbors to worry about. And the neighbors i have are usually helping me shoot
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Old 06-26-2011, 12:41 PM
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Tell your neghbors your going to kill the coyotes for your reason if they object I'm pretty sure it would just be a ticket. If not if you can get a dead chicken filled with anti freeze where pets can't get to it but the coyotes can't you would kill the whole pack
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Old 06-26-2011, 04:11 PM
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Tell your neghbors your going to kill the coyotes for your reason if they object I'm pretty sure it would just be a ticket. If not if you can get a dead chicken filled with anti freeze where pets can't get to it but the coyotes can't you would kill the whole pack
That's actually pretty horrible advice and will get him in a lot more trouble than just shooting a yote with a pellet rifle. It is illegal to place poison for any wildlife.
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Old 06-27-2011, 07:24 AM
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Send me a PM, I have a solution to your problem and also live in Cherokee!
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Old 06-27-2011, 02:52 PM
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I have never heard of a Cherokee County law that bans shooting or hunting with firears in the entire county. But some of the cities do, like Canton. Call the county for details.

If you shoot from inside a building with a .22 rifle loaded with a CCI "CB long" round, that bullet will hit harder and penetrate deeper than any airgun you've ever seen before, but it will still be quiet. Like "silencer quiet."

If you use a subsonic .22LR round, it should still be pretty quiet compared to any supersonic round. Again, that's when you fire it from a rifle.

I agree with talking to your nearest neighbors, but keep in mind that if you talk to 10 people you'll probably find 2 animial-rights activists and anti-gun, anti-hunting people. (Often transplants from the North). So I wouldn't spread the word far and wide. Just on a "need to know" basis.

If you shoot a 'yote with a .22 CB or Sub-sonic round, it will probably run from the scene and die of internal bleeding some time later. It's not exactly a humane kill, but it's better than poisoning them or using a leg-hold trap.
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Old 06-27-2011, 03:09 PM
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Unincorporated DeKalb has a law saying you can't shoot ANYTHING within 5000ft of another occupied building

It also says this doesn't affect hunting on one's own property, which makes me say... huh?

Any cops able to shed light on this nonsense?
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Old 06-27-2011, 08:01 PM
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It's easier to get forgiveness than permission, that said; shoot yotes and show the neighbors. You will be surprised at the support and thanks you will get.
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Call a trapper if shooting is an issue, in most cases they won't charge you if they can keep the pelts.
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