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(Colorado Sun)   Contrary to what you might think, Colorado's bowhunting season is not meant for bagging a bowhunter   (coloradosun.com) divider line
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2021-09-22 6:46:02 PM  
19 votes:
I haven't hunted for years, but when I did, you took the shot when you could not only identify the target, but could identify where on the target you were going to hit, and whether or not that was a clean, ethical shot. 

Yahoos blind firing at movement, and I have known a few of them, should have their hunting licenses permanently revoked.
 
2021-09-22 6:42:51 PM  
17 votes:
Not a hunter, but have know a lot of them. One was a HS buddy of mine. He called anyone who didn't hunt on private land and covered head-to-toe in blaze orange, suicidal. If this country has a plethora of anything, it's trigger-happy idiots who don't give two shiats about gun safety.
 
2021-09-22 8:15:00 PM  
10 votes:

scruffythecat: We need to put a mandate in place that states all people need to wear fluorescent orange or florescent pink clothing when outside.


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A few years ago I'm hunting on my uncle's property. I see something brown and fuzzy moving down the dirt road about 100 yards away.  Bunch of trees and underbrush in the way so I can't see clearly. I pullout my binocs and take a look.  I keep just catching glimpses and then I finally see clearly it's the idiot neighbor's idiot wife out for a walk in her full length fox fur coat and hat.  When I came in for the night I stopped over and reminded them it is hunting season and while she's safe walking past our property the next lot over belongs to his idiot brother who the previous year shot a German Shepard thinking it was a whitetail.
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tldr: You don't need to wear obnoxiously bright colors but use some GD common sense
 
2021-09-22 6:39:55 PM  
9 votes:
Two game wardens and a cow are still cool, though, right?
 
2021-09-22 6:51:35 PM  
9 votes:

UltimaCS: Humans have been experiencing a population boom. If anything, he's a conservationist.


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2021-09-22 4:18:31 PM  
5 votes:
Same goes for tourist season then?
 
2021-09-22 6:41:43 PM  
5 votes:
Hunting with a black powder rifle? You gotta be pretty close with those. How do you mistake a person for a deer at 50 yards?
 
2021-09-22 6:43:31 PM  
5 votes:

abhorrent1: Hunting with a black powder rifle? You gotta be pretty close with those. How do you mistake a person for a deer at 50 yards?


Not a deer, a farking ELK.
 
2021-09-22 6:45:39 PM  
5 votes:
I just finished reading the part of Hannibal where he offs a bow-hunter for meat, but leaves the (human) liver 'cause the bowhunter had previously pickled it.
 
2021-09-22 6:49:03 PM  
5 votes:

MycroftHolmes: I haven't hunted for years, but when I did, you took the shot when you could not only identify the target, but could identify where on the target you were going to hit, and whether or not that was a clean, ethical shot. 

Yahoos blind firing at movement, and I have known a few of them, should have their hunting licenses permanently revoked.


Agreed 100%, if you can't ID your target, where your shot will land, and what's behind your target you have no business with a hunting license.
 
2021-09-22 6:43:40 PM  
4 votes:
Time to go out and paint COW on the steers so they don't get murdered.
 
2021-09-22 6:50:47 PM  
3 votes:
Dude was killed in Colorado sitting around a GD campfire in 2015.

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Suspicion is there's an area popular for target shooting not too far away and they missed.  As far as I know, they never did figure out who did it.
 
2021-09-22 8:07:15 PM  
3 votes:

abhorrent1: Hunting with a black powder rifle? You gotta be pretty close with those. How do you mistake a person for a deer at 50 yards?


you don't need to be that close.  Modern BP rifles are easily good to 250 yards.  That said, regardless of the range if you can't see the target clearly and you pull the trigger you are a world class asshole. You're guns should be taken and you should be banned, for life from hunting anywhere.
 
2021-09-22 6:59:46 PM  
2 votes:

abhorrent1: Hunting with a black powder rifle? You gotta be pretty close with those. How do you mistake a person for a deer at 50 yards?


It drops more from 200 to 250 yards than it does from zero to 200 yards. Assuming a 6-inch kill zone, which is typical for deer, 3 inches in any direction can put you out of the zone-and that's how much the bullet drops between 200 and 217 yards.
https://www.outdoorlife.com/blogs/gun-​shots/black-powder-cold-hard-truth-abo​ut-muzzleloaders/
 
2021-09-22 7:10:13 PM  
2 votes:

Louisiana_Sitar_Club: Nick Nostril: Not a hunter, but have know a lot of them. One was a HS buddy of mine. He called anyone who didn't hunt on private land and covered head-to-toe in blaze orange, suicidal. If this country has a plethora of anything, it's trigger-happy idiots who don't give two shiats about gun safety.

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That was the pre-1993 NRA. Today's NRA is completely trigger happy.
 
2021-09-22 7:11:33 PM  
2 votes:

MycroftHolmes: I haven't hunted for years, but when I did, you took the shot when you could not only identify the target, but could identify where on the target you were going to hit, and whether or not that was a clean, ethical shot. 

Yahoos blind firing at movement, and I have known a few of them, should have their hunting licenses permanently revoked.


I'm just into shooting, not hunting.

But I definitely remember hearing that you do not take the shot if you cannot identify if it is a doe or a buck.
 
2021-09-22 7:40:39 PM  
2 votes:
Gabrisch was wearing dark brown camouflage when he was shot. Bow hunters in Colorado are not required to wear daylight fluorescent orange, which breaks up the camouflage pattern needed to get close to game.

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2021-09-22 6:45:52 PM  
1 vote:
Humans have been experiencing a population boom. If anything, he's a conservationist.
 
2021-09-22 7:18:18 PM  
1 vote:
Dunno. If other hunters were fair game, that would certainly make hunting season far more interesting for those of us who don't hunt.

Oh, and the hunter who bags 9 other hunters? Lock that psycho up forever.
 
2021-09-22 8:03:34 PM  
1 vote:
Why is bowhunting so popular?

Felons can't own guns.
 
2021-09-22 8:50:30 PM  
1 vote:

tdyak: Why is bowhunting so popular?

Felons can't own guns.


Maybe. But for me it's a way to put more meat in the freezer.
 
2021-09-22 9:20:50 PM  
1 vote:
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At least this guy survived
 
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