i dont have to hunt them, they come to me where i live. i live at 4000 ft elevation, very rural. the average ranch in my county is 10,000 acres. i have 4 and 1/2 acres in the country. mouintain lions vist my place at night, leave scat next to my deck steps. claw my pine trees. bob cats come also. a couple of wolves ran by my house a while back. we go to sleep with coyotes singing to us. i hate the deer that come into my yard, they are as bad as goats. antelope and turkeys are now only 3 miles from my place. soon they will be here. lets not talk about snakes, you just have to get used to them. i move them out of the way with my cane when im out side. the fed ex man the other day was shook up. when he knocked on my door he said, i had to walk by 3 snakes to get to your door. i just laughed. varmint hunting, i dont hunt them they come to me. we got a skunk living under my deck, likes my outside cats food. i have guns? oh yes and some are by the door for fast use. i do not like mountain lions. they dont call them lions for nothing. we have had close calls around here over the years. they dont back down or even scare at all. a couple of old cowboys woke up in the middle of the night a couple of years ago 15 miles from my house with a mountain lion in their house.3 years ago and 3 miles from my house a lion was after a a 11 year old girl between the dog and her dad it got shot dead. that dog of theirs saved her. lost a real nice out side tom cat to a rattlesnake. do i like it here, yes, it so rural. and i like that. i have a riding mower, any old cripple can ride a riding mower and i do alot. i dont like walking in tall grass though. stepped on a big snake once, if you have ever done that you will never ever forget that. prairie dogs are making a good comeback here. they are fun to shoot. hope no greeny weiners read this. but i like shooting at them. the prairie dogs not the goofy people we get now and then around here. oh yes they show up now and then in their ll bean clothes and cameras. the first thing they do when they get out of their range rover is kiss a rattle snake and hug a cactus. a full blood sioux lady told me that one liner and i love it. she also told me as she was one of my patients, i dont under stand white people and turkey hunting. they spend a lot of money to hunt turkeys here. then she said i just go out on my steps with my 22 rifle and shoot the turkey i want for supper. could the city guys and gals reading this stand to live here. some could and some could not. even my wife is starting to get used to the snakes. she uses a shovel on them.