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sizir1shotguns 10-28-2010 03:09 PM

have you ever mis understook an animal?
 
there are rumors that people mis understook animals for other animals , there is a guy that went elk hunting in Alaska and suddenly shot a boar . he said that he really saw it as elk , so have you guys ever mis understook a animal for a animal :confused:

lonyaeger 10-28-2010 03:21 PM

I can't honestly say that I have ever mis understook a animal for a animal.

spittinfire 10-28-2010 03:59 PM

I never have. If there was ever any question I waited until the question was answered before firing.

skullcrusher 10-28-2010 04:17 PM

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Originally Posted by spittinfire (Post 376141)
I never have. If there was ever any question I waited until the question was answered before firing.

Quoted for truth.

Part of being a hunter is knowing what you are hunting, identifying the game and realizing what is behind the game. If you are unsure of any of these, do not shoot, period. That is how people get shot by other people when hunting.

orangello 10-28-2010 04:59 PM

When i was a youngster, i mistook a skunk for a rabbit. Had i been hunting properly, this wouldn't have happened, but i had chosen to spotlight rabbits instead. I don't think i ever went hunting at night again. Yes, i was within range of the skunk's main guns.

Walley 10-28-2010 05:16 PM

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I have never mistaken a person or other animal for the game I was hunting but know of several instances where some idiot shot some one’s livestock thinking that they were deer. A few years back a road hunter shot an 1800 lbs Belgian that was laying down in a pasture about ten miles south of us. One guy had his prize winning Jersey heifer shot within fifty feet of the barn. The last time I hunted public land one of these morons took a shot at me when I was walking out to my stand. Luckily the jerk’s aim matched his I.Q. and he missed. I will never hunt public land again.

Jpyle 10-28-2010 06:01 PM

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Originally Posted by lonyaeger (Post 376122)
I can't honestly say that I have ever mis understook a animal for a animal.

An elk for a boar? That requires either no knowledge of either animal or really, really bad eyesight. Plus I'll bet it really pissed off the guys at the boar lodge...:p :rolleyes:

lonyaeger 10-28-2010 06:18 PM

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Originally Posted by Jpyle (Post 376201)
An elk for a boar? That requires either no knowledge of either animal or really, really bad eyesight. Plus I'll bet it really pissed off the guys at the boar lodge...:p :rolleyes:

You must have mis understook my post.

sizir1shotguns 10-28-2010 07:57 PM

the reason why i posted this thread was cuz i even mis understook an animal . i went at night bunny hunt when i shot a squirl thats when i realized if this is quite normal or not

orangello 10-28-2010 07:59 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sizir1shotguns (Post 376256)
the reason why i posted this thread was cuz i even mis understook an animal . i went at night bunny hunt when i shot a squirl thats when i realized if this is quite normal or not

Was it one of the itty bitty "flying" squirrels?


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