15 horses shot in eastern ky

Discussion in 'General Hunting' started by CRFmxracer, Dec 19, 2019.

  1. Dark Cloud

    Dark Cloud 12 pointer

    Aug 14, 2009
    Lawrence Co.
    You keep making excuses , for the owners of these horses, there is no excuse ,for not taking care of your property .If you can’t control it ,you don’t need it, and you don’t turn it out for others to deal with.
    Carl, bigbonner, CRFmxracer and 4 others like this.
  2. HuntressOfLight

    HuntressOfLight 12 pointer

    Nov 23, 2019
    Guarding my lovely bluebirds
    If you are addressing me, you are in gross error, being that I am not making excuses for the behavior of anyone in Kentucky, nor elsewhere. Although we kept our fences extremely well maintained, there were a couple of instances where they were broken by livestock. It can simply and very easily occur, regardless of constant inspection and proper maintenance, and if anyone having kept livestock for an extended time tells you otherwise, I would be doubtful. The rare occasions that it occurred upon our farm, a neighboring farmer or two were kind enough to contact us,, but others are not always so fortunate. Once the livestock exit their own territory, their behaviors can easily change, and sometimes drastically, depending upon circumstances, many times unknown, regardless of whether they are frequently handled. I would tend to think that many people in Kentucky already know that to be fact.
  3. kyhunter99

    kyhunter99 12 pointer

    Dec 21, 2014
    Still in the kitchen Ky
    Whos making excuses for these people?
    Im just saying legalizing slaughter plants again wont make the wild eky herd magically disappear.
    You me and the fencepost i think this shooter was onto something--as long as a good ethical shot is pulled. And i AM a horseperson.
    People may be less likely to dump if they know their horses are going to get shot.
  4. rabbit dawg

    rabbit dawg 6 pointer

    Mar 9, 2010
    10 pages? Y’all are really beating a dead horse.
  5. ribsplitter

    ribsplitter Cyber-Hunter

    Jan 19, 2004
    Greenup, ky, USA.
    Let Kdfwr manage them and it will cure all of the problems.
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  6. kyhunter99

    kyhunter99 12 pointer

    Dec 21, 2014
    Still in the kitchen Ky
    Maybe theyre part of encouraging bears and mtn lions to take hold...
    EdLongshanks likes this.
  7. woodsman92

    woodsman92 8 pointer

    Feb 16, 2019
    Russell Co
    Next headline “kdfwr releasing mtn lions in eastern ky to regulate feral horse populations”
  8. bondhu

    bondhu 12 pointer

    Jul 3, 2015
    Battle Run
    HuntressOfLight and barney like this.
  9. EdLongshanks

    EdLongshanks 12 pointer

    Nov 16, 2013
    Northern Kentucky
  10. Stone Branch

    Stone Branch 8 pointer

    Jun 27, 2019
    Lewis county, KY
    My new property came with a pony. I mentioned it to the Pastor who passed the word along.

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    A month later when I met the drunken cowboy trespassing through he told me about 2 dead horses back on the ridge.

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    On one hand I saw the horse as a free spirit out making a living on his own and kind of felt bad in that I had a hand in his demise. On the other hand the horse ate 25 pounds of deer mineral in a week and I didn't have to do it myself. I guess the point that I am getting at is that perhaps the shooter of the dead horses in the news should come forth to collect his $20,000 reward.

  11. kyhunter99

    kyhunter99 12 pointer

    Dec 21, 2014
    Still in the kitchen Ky
    That first horse is a nice looking pony!
    Reminds me of a gypsy vanner. Though i see it might have been crazy and thats why it was abandoned. Dang, too bad no one claimed it. Drunken cowboy was probably the owner?
  12. coach&hunt

    coach&hunt 6 pointer

    Dec 17, 2013
    Real problem in eastern Kentucky I’d say someone got tired of them and decided to thin the heard. I have had some experiences with them in eastern Kentucky, and totally understand while someone would shoot em.
  13. carnivore

    carnivore 12 pointer

    Nov 17, 2007
    Hope they picked up their brass.
  14. 00noturkey

    00noturkey 12 pointer

    Oct 31, 2011
    High Grove
    i only got two horses, they respect the fence. they have got loose 3 times. once, was my fault for thinking they would stay an the lawn grass, to eat. they heard some horses up the street, and took off. the other two times, was a neighbors horse, and the other neighbors steer got loose, an knocked the fence down. if i decide to get rid of them, if i cant find a home for them, i would rather have them put down. then cut them loose. it wouldnt be fair to them, nor right by me. even/if people could eat horses that have be wormed, that is the last thing i would do. my horses deserve better. siblings, gotta think about it. solvent green..
    kyhunter99 likes this.
  15. riverboss

    riverboss 12 pointer

    Jan 26, 2009
    northern ky
    Ever walked the horse trails in LBL?
    There's enough aluminum beer cans left by the riders to support feeding dozens of horses, maybe these horse lovers should carry out what they pack in and donate it to a group to go find homes for these abandoned horses.

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