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Old 08-20-2013, 12:21 AM   #21
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We have a lot of coyotes were I live. Sometimes they get so close you can't sleep with all there howling, so I fire off a few rounds in their general direction to shut them up
without regard to what may be beyond where you are shooting? hmmmm.....that doesn't seem very safe to do IMO.
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.....that doesn't seem very safe to do IMO.
Joe Biden would disagree.
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Joe Biden can come by the house antime he wants to, and i'll be glad to give him some lessons in shooting shotguns!
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Scary encounter- 3rd hand.

Had a friend that was a Huey Crew Chief in Vietnam. They had just done an insertion, and were climbing out, when the door gunner realized they had picked up a passenger on the LZ- and there was a cobra in the aircraft.

Door gunner opened up on the cobra with his M-60.

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[QUOTE="Axxe55;1340489"

without regard to what may be beyond where you are shooting? hmmmm.....that doesn't seem very safe to do IMO.[/QUOTE]

No I dont shoot randomly into the dark. We have a spotlight. There are miles and miles of trees behind our house and no one lives on the other side of us. If someone did I wouldn't be able to shoot whenever I wanted.

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We have a lot of coyotes were I live. Sometimes they get so close you can't sleep with all there howling, so I fire off a few rounds in their general direction to shut them up
We do too, it's rather ridiculous. I've seen a couple sitting on the side of the hi-way casually watching traffic to by. All I can think of when I see that is "you lucky little bastard, If I wasn't heading to the city....."
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When I was about 10 or 12 years old a buddy and I went shooting in a box canyon next to his grandparent's house (I later moved into my current home which is just 300 yards from that box canyon!) and set up our targets on top of a log then went back to the firing line and took a couple of shots. A mountain lion exploded out of the bushes that were behind the log and ran sort of quartering away to our left and down the canyon. Scared the crap out of both of us. It was the first time I saw a lion here.

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Occasionally I see black bears where I shoot. There's a lot of them in Florida. Recently I've only seen juveniles, which scare me the most bc that big a$$ momma is going to be near.

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In my younger days I left a bar late one night, not quite feeling like myself, and stumbled upon a chupacabra in the parking lot. Looked like a beautiful woman at the time. Big mistake. I had to rekey my house.

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Wellllllllllll, the game warden would get mad and argue that I could've just scared it off. Also, people(not really sure who) go back into the woods to study the black bears. They also would've been mad. Also, he was walking in a field and if I had somehow killed him the owners of said field would be mad that I killed it in their field. Again, I had a .22 loaded with some 40gr Eley target rounds, not exactly a hunting round. So, in the end NOT shooting it was my best option.
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