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Is it legal to hunt stray cats?

There are some stray cats that are always running around the park near my house that I'm pretty sure don't have any owners, and they're really a nuisance. I was wondering if it's legal to hunt them as game? Thanks!
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  • Feral cats are included in many anti-cruelty laws but may be specifically excluded in certain provisions. ... The Idaho Department of Fish and Game doesn't even know if it is legal to shoot feral cats but suggests it might be legal for people protecting their property, as long as they have a hunting license!
    priyank · 0 2
  • Why would you shoot cats? If you lived in Asia i think I would get it (Asia eats cats and dogs), but if you lived in the U.S then its probably really illegal. And why would you hurt such poor innocent creatures?
    olivia · 1 0
  • It’s illegal and animal abuse. Please don’t hurt cats or any other animal. What’s the point in shooting them?? Just because they’re a nuisance you’re going to end their lives?? This planet is their home as much as it’s yours.
    Gee · 1 0
  • Where *I* live, its legal to shoot cats on my property.. And I do.

    However.. You say you are by a park, which implies that you live within city limits... Im sure there are laws regarding using firearms or other weopons.

    Your option.. Set up live traps on your property and haul any cats you catch off to the pound.
    Nekkid Truth! · 7 4
  • i dont think so, nnaybe you should take thenn to the aninnal shelter so they can get adopted out
    Pearl L · 5 3