Skip to content
 
If you can read this, either the style sheet didn't load or you have an older browser that doesn't support style sheets. Try clearing your browser cache and refreshing the page.

(Colorado Sun)   Contrary to what you might think, Colorado's bowhunting season is not meant for bagging a bowhunter   (coloradosun.com) divider line
    More: Awkward, Hunting, southwestern Colorado, Cattle, Elk, calling device, Rifle, Gregory Gabrisch, black powder rifle  
•       •       •

1352 clicks; posted to Main » on 22 Sep 2021 at 6:37 PM (3 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



42 Comments     (+0 »)
View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest
 
2021-09-22 4:18:31 PM  
Same goes for tourist season then?
 
2021-09-22 6:39:55 PM  
Two game wardens and a cow are still cool, though, right?
 
2021-09-22 6:41:43 PM  
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 6:42:51 PM  
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 6:43:31 PM  

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 6:43:40 PM  
Time to go out and paint COW on the steers so they don't get murdered.
 
2021-09-22 6:44:14 PM  
We need to put a mandate in place that states all people need to wear fluorescent orange or florescent pink clothing when outside.
 
2021-09-22 6:45:39 PM  
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 6:45:52 PM  
Humans have been experiencing a population boom. If anything, he's a conservationist.
 
2021-09-22 6:46:02 PM  
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 6:49:03 PM  
Sweet. I need to call the game warden to see what the bag limit on Texans is...
 
2021-09-22 6:49:03 PM  

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 6:49:29 PM  

Manitoid: Sweet. I need to call the game warden to see what the bag limit on Texans is...


Unlimited open season
 
2021-09-22 6:50:47 PM  
Dude was killed in Colorado sitting around a GD campfire in 2015.

Linky

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 6:51:35 PM  

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


Fark user imageView Full Size
 
2021-09-22 6:51:51 PM  

Myk-House of El: Dude was killed in Colorado sitting around a GD campfire in 2015.

Linky

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.


If I found a deer who could make a fire I'd take it out before it had a chance to teach the others.
 
2021-09-22 6:58:52 PM  

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.


Fark user imageView Full Size
 
2021-09-22 6:59:46 PM  

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 7:09:02 PM  

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?


He probably shouldn't have been wearing that gag gift his wife got him last Christmas.
Fark user imageView Full Size
 
2021-09-22 7:10:13 PM  

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.

[Fark user image image 480x640]


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

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 7:18:18 PM  
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 7:28:38 PM  

Stands With A Tiny Fist: 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.


Yep. IIRC, he took the animal's instead.
 
2021-09-22 7:40:39 PM  
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.

cdn.shopify.comView Full Size
 
2021-09-22 7:43:14 PM  
Well, the hunter will probably get off the hook, given he had one of those Terrorist Hunting Permits from 2001 with no expiration date, and the guy from Texas wasn't wearing a mask, so kind of a gray area
 
2021-09-22 7:45:06 PM  

Exile On Beale Street: Stands With A Tiny Fist: 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.

Yep. IIRC, he took the animal's instead.


Yep. The liver, loin, and a few other parts. (Which he also took from the bowhunter.) The hunter's liver was the only thing not mirrored, once it was examined.
 
2021-09-22 8:03:34 PM  
Why is bowhunting so popular?

Felons can't own guns.
 
2021-09-22 8:07:15 PM  

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 8:15:00 PM  

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


csb on
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.
csb off

tldr: You don't need to wear obnoxiously bright colors but use some GD common sense
 
2021-09-22 8:26:53 PM  
Wabbit season.
 
2021-09-22 8:50:30 PM  

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  
Fark user imageView Full Size
At least this guy survived
 
2021-09-22 9:37:02 PM  
cdn.shopify.comView Full Size
I haven't had any trouble in this outfit. You get super close.
 
2021-09-22 9:41:16 PM  
No Tom Leher yet?

/Would post it but don't have the bandwidth.
 
2021-09-22 10:52:51 PM  

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


Naaaaaa fark them
 
2021-09-22 11:17:20 PM  

wax_on: No Tom Leher yet?

/Would post it but don't have the bandwidth.


2nd post referenced it
 
2021-09-23 12:15:31 AM  

Gordon Bennett: Wabbit season.


Duck season.
 
2021-09-23 12:58:49 AM  

The Smails Kid: Gordon Bennett: Wabbit season.

Duck season.


Wabbit season.
 
2021-09-23 1:59:19 AM  
Fark user imageView Full Size


Says you, subby.
 
2021-09-23 8:47:03 AM  

indy_kid: Dunno. If other hunters were fair game, that would certainly make hunting season far more interesting for those of us who don't hunt.


yeah you might want to think that plan all the way through to the end...

when i was a kid PETA was on the news saying that they were going to start going onto public lands banging pots and pans to scare the deer away and discourage hunting.  then someone pointed out that them scaring the deer up and getting them moving was actually making it easier to hunt them, harassing wildlife and hunters is an actual crime and if they were hell bent on making an ass of themselves in an area where there are enough guns that everyone would have plausible deniability could they please first take out life insurance policies and name me as the beneficiary.

guess what didn't happen.
 
2021-09-23 11:26:55 AM  
"hunting accident".  Anyone who grew up in the sticks knows that the quotes are necessary until proven otherwise.
 
2021-09-23 1:10:00 PM  

tom baker's scarf: indy_kid: Dunno. If other hunters were fair game, that would certainly make hunting season far more interesting for those of us who don't hunt.

yeah you might want to think that plan all the way through to the end...

when i was a kid PETA was on the news saying that they were going to start going onto public lands banging pots and pans to scare the deer away and discourage hunting.  then someone pointed out that them scaring the deer up and getting them moving was actually making it easier to hunt them, harassing wildlife and hunters is an actual crime and if they were hell bent on making an ass of themselves in an area where there are enough guns that everyone would have plausible deniability could they please first take out life insurance policies and name me as the beneficiary.

guess what didn't happen.


People should have kept their mouths shut and simply brought along their guns.
 
Displayed 42 of 42 comments

View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest

This thread is closed to new comments.

Continue Farking




On Twitter


  1. Links are submitted by members of the Fark community.

  2. When community members submit a link, they also write a custom headline for the story.

  3. Other Farkers comment on the links. This is the number of comments. Click here to read them.

  4. Click here to submit a link.