Well, sort of.
I mean I'm not that guy (who lives just southwest of here by they way). I don't expect I'll ever own a full, human killing gun mainly because I don't really want one. I know that people can be careful with the guns they own, but I've also been on the helping end of too many incidents with people, kids really, being involved in accidents with guns. No, I'm not a real gun shooter.
But here in this big space, well there's room to do some target shooting and lets face it, I've wanted a pellet gun since I was a kid. So yesterday while we were in town I purchased one of the more powerful pellet guns you can get without a permit and a process.
Aside from the target practice, I also bought it for the rodents.
Neighbours have volunteered to come by with large real guns to help with any problems we may have with unwanted hordes of small infestations, and they will still be my backup plan, but I got a pellet gun that will take down small and mid-sized beasts of the field, if needed.
It should be enough for mice and gophers, possibly snakes but that might be challenging. And it might even help move along larger skunks, which last year were a bit of a problem in this area. We also see the occasional stray dogs that come over from Hobima, sometimes they move in packs and get a little aggressive. I doubt this will kill them, but if needed it can help move them along.
But I think mostly it will be for target practice, can on a fence post kind of thing.
I'm honestly not too sure about my ability to kill an animal.
next up, a big belt buckle??