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Having an on going battle with a few of the local elk herds. They eat any kind of feed I but out and continue to spook deer off. I have resorted to my sling shot and .490" lead balls. It works some what. But their getting use to it,I can hear the impact,sometimes I shoot the big bull and he blames the smaller bulls and chases him off. Kind of entertaining but gets old and is impacting the deer hunting. Not that I haven't scored.
     Perhaps an air rifle maybe 600 fps. But wonder if that's too light to spook them at a 60 yard impact? I'm not looking to do more than spook them off. Paint dots on them could lead to a harassment issues with the  DNR. Shooting my pistol (or rifle for that matter) doesn't work and stirs up the area.There not afraid of gun fire. Any ideas,what works best is to get out of my shack and run them off,then get back in.
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Bottle rockets?
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A shotgun with light target loads in 8 or 9 shot. Works good on deer around here.
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Hey buddy - haven't seen you on-line for ages; hope all is well with you and family.  What a crazy problem!?!  Wonder if you can get tag for "nuisance wildlife" causing crop damage?

In AZ we have wild desert pigs called Javelina (Mexican name). They are considered "big game" and shooting them is highly regulated (same as deer, elk, etc.).  Problem is they breed like rats, will ruin any garden you attempt to plant, chase your dogs, and even chase the horses out of their stalls to eat the horse food.  They've torn up fencing and several composting bins I've made (or the wife has bought).  They have no fear of humans and razor sharp tusks... but it takes an act of God to get permission to shoot them - unless you happen to get drawn in the lottery, then the bag limit is ONE.  Over the 30 years I've been here, they are getting BIGGER and far more numerous... some say they are breeding with wild pigs migrating west out of Texas.  So darn frustrating...

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They have the lotto thing here for elk as well. I get them here all the time, usually isn't a big deal with them bothering like this year. I do plan to let some get harvested in the next elk hunt.
 I just got back with Holly no deer tonight and the elk (8-13) came in 3 different times. I ran them off the first time. The second group Holly chased off,she gets a kick out of it. Then prime time before dark looked like both groups came in. Likely 2 different groups,I can tell by the bulls in the groups,then there's the satellite smaller bulls. I'm going to go to my other property shortly,no elk there. At least there's action, always something going on. But usually when there's elk there's no deer, like tonight. Time to hunt the other places. Take care Joe.
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Shots of them through the fall. All from my cell, Big bull is always running the smaller ones off. You can see Holly's practice target from the blind. Hope to shoot one of those problem pigs you have some day. Probably Texas though. I have poor computer skills so sorry for the huge low quality pics.
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   bottle rockets may work kinda noisy
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     Thought of a light shot gun,but still noisy. But if they didn't come back that would work.
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You've got a terrible problem .. (double meaning) .. 😊

Suppressed (pellet) AirGuns even at 60 yards can be a bit much unless you go slower than 600 fps.

I'm sure you could buy one and regulate it down to 600 fps or less .. but the most cost effective item I've used to scatter herds is a sling-shot.

You'd have to hit'em with the airgun .. but with a lil testing you could dial it down enough to just bruise'em and not break the skin.

If you are just looking for an excuse to buy and operate an airgun .. I'm with ya'.

I have big bore and small bore airguns for hunting. Better than a muzzle loader in my book .. and Lewis and Clarks book.

And if you need on sight consults .. I'm your guy 😎


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I sure wish I could draw a tag and come help you out!!

Along the line of an air rifle, you can also go with a low weighted pellet as not to carry to much energy. And the medium to high end PCP rifles have on the fly adjustable air valves. Another thought might be a rubber blunt out of a low poundage bow??
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12ga bean bag cartridges are a bit expensive buy highly affective for livestock control...
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I think the Lightfield Wildlife Control ammo looks right for my application, 600 fps rubber slugs . Didn't know they made them. Ordered 3 boxes.
      Kinda have another form of hunting season.
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