Anybody else given hunting?....

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  1. 76Highboy

    76Highboy Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    I am jealous.
  2. hstout1143

    hstout1143 Well-Known Member

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    You don't have bear hunting in Idaho?
  3. 1LoneWolf75

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    I haven't hunted as much as I would like in the past 8 years. Mainly deer huntin and squirrel. Typically don't care if I get one or not, just like goin. It is relaxin walkin round and just let yer mind kinda wonder off while enjoyin the woods.
  4. jedwil

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    I hope you're joking about a 1000 yard shot on an animal for sport. Stick to paper at that range.
  5. B27

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    Absodamnlutely true. :)

    Everytime I slap a steak or some chops on the barbie I am aware that I am cooking pieces of an animal which was slaughtered and sold to me.
  6. 76Highboy

    76Highboy Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Ya, I agree. Too many animals are wounded because someone wants to try a long shot. It is not worth it.
  7. 76Highboy

    76Highboy Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Yes we do, but I can't hunt this year because of my weight restriction.
  8. gun runner

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    I guess a 1000 yard shot is too far :confused:

    Thanks for telling me. I guess that is too far. I dont want to wound an animal with a gun and let it run off like a deer or hog
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  9. aa1911

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    I've had to chase 3 deer in my life and it ain't fun. I wouldn't even dream of engaging a game target at that distance. Maybe 600 but I would certainly hesitate on anything that far out. They will die eventually but if you can't find 'em, it's a big waste and makes me feel bad personally. Out of the 3 that didn't drop in their tracks, I only ever lost one and it was found by the neighboring hunting camp the following day so I've been lucky.

    Another reason why I like my gas gun, I have 20 rounds to send very fast; even if you ruin some meat, 3 quarters is better than no quarters! bolt guns can be pretty quick but nothing beats semi auto for fast follow up shots.

    Did a lot of hunting with a single shot growing up so always make that first one count but especially with elk and bear, they frequently need more than one smack. head shooting eliminates a lot of problems, a hit is death, a miss is just a miss, not a wound.
  10. hstout1143

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    I hadn't thought of it like that. The only person I know that takes those shots is a friend that's a sniper on the L.A Sheriffs SWAT team. The first time he went hunting with us he asked where we shoot them, we said right behind the front leg. He said he would rather shoot them in the head and that's what he did. 370 yds off hand, standing. One shot to the head. I wish I had that much confidence in my shooting abilities. But if all you do is shoot all day long it's no big deal.
  11. aa1911

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    nothing more satisfying than watching a deer just simply drop and not move ever again with a good head shot. Boom and done. no chase, no hassle, no ruined meat. (I eat the heart, my favorite part of any animal). I hate watching a kill run away, even if it's only 50-100m. My dad taught me to head shoot from day one.

    But have to admit, with iron sights at anything over 75-100m or a moving target, I will likely open fire on the vits to ensure some hits. Ballistic tips are amazing, they will wreck tissue like nothing else. Most of my head shots are at around 50-75m with a scoped rifle. Iron sights or longer distance I will hit behind the shoulder unless I'm afforded the time for a good shot at the nugget.
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    That's what I've been using for years. The deer I got this year was quartering away and my shot hit further back than I was aiming, cross wind, the ballistic tip hit the liver and destroyed everything. It made it about 120 yards before dying from massive blood loss. That's the furthest anything has ran that I've shot with ballistic tips.
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  13. B27

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    I have no business shooting at any whitetail size target more than 200 yards away.
    Luckily for me the woods I hunted were so thick that 75 yards was a long shot.
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    Not really, you could blow a deer's jaw off leaving it to die a very painful and slow death from starvation.
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    I'm still hunting, just slower now. On the long range shots though I have a story about a friend of mine. He has a really large farm, raises soy beans and corn, so he has a nuisance deer problem. He gets a number of permits from Encon, and takes the problem deer through the year. Anyhow, the wood line is a measured 900 yards from the back of the house. One evening he sees a deer eating out there, gets his .308, and fires. His wife is watching the deer through a pair of binoculars. Next thing she says is "Great shot Hon, that turkey went right down." She meant it. In the time it took to take that shot, a large turkey had stepped between him and the deer. Unintended consequences, but a hell of a shot!
  16. B27

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    Great story. :D
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    Gun Runner, Just to show you how different world views can be, In rural Alaska, hunting is about fresh meat, not sport; comes from the Indian's influence on Nature's Purpose: to provide for man. In fact it's seen as a sacriledge of sorts not to take the questionable shot by the Indians; you shouldn't be playing around/enjoying killing animals; you just do it or maybe Nature might not give you a shot again.

    I'm also intrigued by long shots, but rarely take them unless I have the 30-378 with me.
    I never shoot at grizzly bear over 3-4 hundred yards, they often get away when at 800 yards. If you ever walked in after a grizz that's been hit in head high brush; you'd do the same too. WE have killed caribou at 550 yards with 6.8 stag and moose at 750 yards with the 7 mag. A few times we have caught bulls across the river and several of us started shooting and somebody made the kill shot, 800-1000 yards. Everybody in the village is happy, and helps bring moose out/cut up/share.
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    same here.. I have a hard time finding a clear shooting lane past 50-75 yards mostly.
  19. MSGT-R

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    I see this, and I want to break out my skis!!

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  20. m77user

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    A temporary situation. I usually go to a friends to shoot a whitetail. 80 acres small but has both water and cover. Lots of farm land adjoining so no worries about neighbors, plus some of it belongs to his brother-in-law.

    He called me earlier this week and said not to come over. Blue tongue had gotten almost all the whitetail last year and they have not recovered.

    Good luck to all of you who go out.
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