Just make alot of noise, step on top of logs, rocks, etc and look before stepping over. That what we were taught as kids . Snakes were everywhere, including under the house....They dont want to deal with you, any more than you do them.
The Founders DID anticipate that arms technology would advance, that's why the 2nd amendment doesn't say "the right to keep and bear a musket".......
[QUOTE=Gunsmith91;1294932]I plan on obeying rule 1 at all times. However apparently the fu%&ERS can get in trees now! My cousin was almost bit when sitting under an oak. I just want to be as prepared as possible while working on the farm. I'm not some snake hunter. I hate snakes. I just want to protect myself as best as possible.[/QUOTE
Very few snakes are venomous. And most will do just about anything to avoid you. The snakes that can climb trees are not venomous. Rat snakes, often called black snakes are good tree climbers, they rob bird nests but they are also very valuable on a farm since they can control mice and rat populations. Snakes are very beneficial. If you hate snakes you have an irrational fear. It's unlikely your cousin was "almost bit". Research the snakes in your area, you will find that 99% are harmless.
Never waste time deciding between two guns....buy both of them.
Part of my concern is that there is an area of the farm I'm turning into a personal range and will eventually have guests on. I agree with just keeping snakes away however I don't want them ever coming back and endangering anybody. Will they stay away after being scared off?
you'll always need to watch for snakes but for a range area you want it clean anyway, mow it off short, and let roundup or a good soil sterilant be your friend. It wont keep the snakes away but they will be easy to spot on bare ground.