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Old 10-21-2018, 3:44 PM
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Default Please recommend paintball setup for bobcat, coyote, deer

My house is getting completely overrun by wild animals. Scary part is they seem almost fearless. Something regularly up-ends my trashcan. It's a vendor provided can that I'm not allowed to modify. They won't empty it if I leave a cinder block on top to keep it closed. I see a bobcat mamma with two cubs that I see about once a month. I see coyote almost nightly as well as deer. I'm regularly woken up at night by clattering. Our flowers are always completely eaten.

My pest control guy recommended a paintball gun and said these animals have a long memory if zapped in the rump. I've read about ballistic paintball and am wondering what the best rig (for a reasonable price) would be. I'd like it to be as powerful as possible... Hopefully enough to leave a welt on a deer or similar.
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Old 10-21-2018, 11:08 PM
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Awe, common. I gotta shoot me some ca-yōt
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Old 10-22-2018, 10:19 AM
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A paintball gun may work in the beginning for deer and coyotes, but they'll get used to it and then ignore it.

I knew someone being overrun by deer, and he tried a paintball gun. It worked in the beginning, but then they got used to it. He could pelt them relentlessly and all they'd do is flinch with each shot, look up and glare at him, then continue to eat. They'll also figure out when you're asleep and that's when they come. Unless you plan on never sleeping, they'll get your plants.

A paintball gun might work on bobcats. But bobcats aren't much of a pest unless you have chickens, rabbits, cats, or small dogs.

Skunks, pigs, and raccoons will tear up your yard. Raccoons will also tear up your trash.

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Old 10-22-2018, 1:34 PM
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Some critters do like to eat the paint. So you may attract more problems than you solve.
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Old 10-22-2018, 2:25 PM
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Paintball gun with pepper balls would probably work. I would reccomend you contact your local animal control officer and game warden so you dont end up in jail for animal cruelty or violating game laws. This is CA afterall and im sure those critters have more rights than you do.
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Old 10-22-2018, 7:50 PM
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Ask a game warden what he thinks about using a paintball gun to shoot deer. I'm fairly sure it's considered harassment in most states, not just California and is severely punishable. Good luck
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Old 10-22-2018, 7:58 PM
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Freeze the paintballs.
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I’m watching this thread and the local news. Can’t wait to read/hear the bed wetting headlines about the horrible cruelty put on these innocent, defenseless little animals.
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This is a terrible idea.... plus, who is gonna clean up all the paint, paintball shells up....?? In the beginning, it might not seem all that bad, but will become a real PITA after awhile.... then again there are biodegradable paintballs, so theres that...

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Default Paintball sentry

There's a cool invention this guy came up with called the paintball sentry , look it up on youtube its pricy but 100% effective. I gurantee once any animal is hit at 380 to 400 feet per second, they will be on there way its humane but effective.
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Old 11-06-2018, 5:08 PM
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Since y'all were of ZERO help, I did my own research and there are a bunch of companies that sell animal control paintball setups. Clear, odorless, environmentally friendly paintballs.

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What about Airsoft? Plastic BB's are cheap and you can go full auto on those deer

OP, PM me if you're in the Pasadena area ever I'l let you borrow my airsoft rifle, it's nothing special, but it keeps the neighborhood squirrels away....
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I am partial to the Tipmann X7 Phenom.

https://www.tippmann.com/p/x7-phenom?pp=24

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