I would have to agree that taking a life over wood is a bit drastic. That being said, if I ever caught anyone on my property trying to steal anything, I would hurt them. My wife and small children are often home alone. I live off the road surrounded by woods, my house is barley visible in the summer. I worry about somebody coming down to steal something, my wife startles them and things go bad from there. You can't see certain parts of my property from other parts. My wife could be at the swing set with the kids and not even know that somebody is robbing the barn. That is my biggest concern.