It is absolutely inevitable. At some point on your homesteading journey, you are most likely going to encounter a predator. But we’re often tasked with that age old question — do you kill the predator, or “let nature take its course” and just try to perfect your security?
Maybe you’ve never asked that question, and simply go on the “kill it” war path because that’s just what seems most common and advised. Or maybe you haven’t yet had to deal with predators and your farm is built like Fort Knox (good for you!). Either way, there’s really no right or wrong answer (unless it’s against the law). But here are a few things to consider before grabbing that gun without second guessing.