Make sure you check your Regulations Digest before you shoot anything. For example, rabbits may be a pest in your area, but if they have a season as they do in my state, then you'll need a special permit to hunt them year round.
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In the sport of varmint hunting usually the intended targets are non-edible prolific creatures that are a pest to farmers and ranchers. Long range small caliber cartridges with fast bullets are used usually in the .22, .24, and .25 range driven at over 3000fps. Such rounds include the .22 hornet, .222, .223, .225, .243, 6mm Rem., .257 Roberts, .25-06, and a myraid of wildcat rounds. The creatures sought are usually prairie dogs, woodchucks, marmots, crows, coyotes, foxes, and bobcats.
What no 7.62x39!?!? Yer no fun. You fergot coons, possums, and any cat that thinks my horseshoe pit is a liter box.
"The term varmint is a US colloquial term for vermin, though it refers more specifically to mammal or bird pests, including:
predators, such as coyotes, wolves, foxes, or feral dogs, which can kill farm animals
rodents, such as rats, prairie dogs, squirrels, rabbits, and groundhogs, that can damage cropland or pastures or carry disease
invasive species, such as starlings, that are displacing desirable native species"
"No free man shall ever be debarred the use of arms. The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government" - Thomas Jefferson