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Svartorm
5/23/07 11:13:12PM
I'm moving out to Montana in a little under two weeks, and being as we're living in bear country, I wanted to get some practice with big bore weapons to make sure I could stop a bear with accurate fire with heavy weapons. Being short a bear or two for this, I managed to pick up three TV sets for the occasion.

It was pretty sweet hitting a TV with a .44 mag and 12ga (alternating slugs and shot). The .44 mag punched fist sized holes in the screens, and the buck shot basically disintegrated anything it hit. Only downside was getting hit by ricochette when bird shot hit the wooden frame on one of the tvs, as it came back and stung me pretty good.

Overall, an excellent day of blasting televisions with high-powered weapons, a-la Elvis Presley.
hughesfan1
5/23/07 11:27:29PM
The King lives !!! Sounds like loads of fun , but personally if I were shooting bear I'd rather have a high powered rifle like a 7mm mag. Blasting the TVs still sounds like a blast, nopun intended.
hcazlekker
5/23/07 11:42:03PM
Haha, blasting TVs with a .44 mag seems like a decent form of anger management. I might have to try it.

DON: "Hey, Napoleon. What'd you do last summer again?"

NAPOLEON: "I told you, I spent it with my uncle in Alaska hunting wolverines!"

DON: "Did you shoot any?"

NAPOLEON: "Yes, like fifty of 'em. They kept trying to attack my cousins! What the heck would you do in a situation like that?"

DON: "What kind of gun did you use?"

NAPOLEON: "A freakin' twelve gauge, whaddya think?"
Trapt1nw0nder
5/24/07 1:20:47AM

Posted by hcazlekker

Haha, blasting TVs with a .44 mag seems like a decent form of anger management. I might have to try it.

DON: "Hey, Napoleon. What'd you do last summer again?"

NAPOLEON: "I told you, I spent it with my uncle in Alaska hunting wolverines!"

DON: "Did you shoot any?"

NAPOLEON: "Yes, like fifty of 'em. They kept trying to attack my cousins! What the heck would you do in a situation like that?"

DON: "What kind of gun did you use?"

NAPOLEON: "A freakin' twelve gauge, whaddya think?"





Classic..

...its weird that he brought this up,when just last night before i went to sleep i was daydreaming of what i would do if i were stuck in a cabin without weapons and a huge ass bear was waiting for me to get out cujo style.........well..what i did in my little daydream trip was that i poured gasoline all over the damn bear while it was sleeping and flicked a match on him...i was stoned,and half asleep but it worked for me

I think i had this dream because i had been up playing Oblivion for a long time,and i killed alot of bears using my 'Bow of Fire' with my 'Arrows of Flames' and watching them ignite into flames when i shoot them with my bow...Awesomeness!

Svartorm
5/24/07 2:04:16AM

Posted by hughesfan1

The King lives !!! Sounds like loads of fun , but personally if I were shooting bear I'd rather have a high powered rifle like a 7mm mag. Blasting the TVs still sounds like a blast, nopun intended.



That would work too, but the problem with most rifles is in that situation, you're going to have very little time to fire, so operating a bolt is too slow. A lever action works, and we'll have a 45-70 on hand, but you can double feed too easily with a lever action if you don't train with it. A pump works well because even if you screw up the stroke on one pump, you won't jam the gun.

Plus with a shotgun, you can alternate buckshot and slugs in the magazine. The slug will kill a bear, and if it doesn't drop in the first shot, your follow up is buckshot, and it'll tear its face apart and hopefully drive it off. If not, your follow up is another slug, and so on.
loller90278
5/24/07 2:05:21AM
don't kill bears they're cute
Svartorm
5/24/07 2:50:29AM
They're cute on tv. Not so cute when they decide they want to see whats inside your vehicle and proceed to rip the doors off. Our land is on a mountainside, so they probably won't venture up that way, as they tend to stick to valleys and such, but one never knows. I'm picking up some bear spray too though, for the non-lethal alternative.
Trapt1nw0nder
5/24/07 3:30:42AM

Posted by loller90278

don't kill bears they're cute



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Northrend
5/24/07 3:35:49AM

Posted by Trapt1nw0nder


Posted by loller90278

don't kill bears they're cute








I'd let those bears hug me, there so cute.


then I would probably die though..but whatever.
Mastodon2
5/24/07 9:25:00AM
It makes me everytime something as insignificant as a human kills something as powerful and majestic as a bear

There will come soft Rains

"There will come soft rains and the smell of the ground,
Ands swallows calling with their shimmering sound;

And frogs in pools singing at night,
And wild-plum trees in tremulous white;

Robins will wear their feathery fire
Whistling their whims over low fence-wire;

And not one will know of the war, not one
Will care at last when it is done.

Not one would mind, neither bird nor tree,
If mankind perished utterly;

And Spring herself, when she woke at dawn,
Would scarcely know that we were gone"

Sara Teasdale (1844-1933)
loller90278
5/24/07 2:42:58PM
the more bears you kill the higher chance your children will have downs syndrome.


true fact.
pv3Hpv3p
5/24/07 3:09:15PM

Posted by Mastodon2

It makes me everytime something as insignificant as a human kills something as powerful and majestic as a bear

There will come soft Rains

"There will come soft rains and the smell of the ground,
Ands swallows calling with their shimmering sound;

And frogs in pools singing at night,
And wild-plum trees in tremulous white;

Robins will wear their feathery fire
Whistling their whims over low fence-wire;

And not one will know of the war, not one
Will care at last when it is done.

Not one would mind, neither bird nor tree,
If mankind perished utterly;

And Spring herself, when she woke at dawn,
Would scarcely know that we were gone"

Sara Teasdale (1844-1933)



I don't think he's talking as much about hunting bear, as Svartorm is about defending yourself against one...

I'm not a hunter and I don't like to kill things, but if it were between me or mine getting mauled, or shooting a bear... I don't think I'd hesitate to pull the trigger.

Cool poem though
Mastodon2
5/24/07 4:12:45PM
Im all for defence, preserving life is cool, and anyone would do the same, but when I think of the people who go out and look for these animals just so they can kill them, in such an undignified and unfair manner it makes me : /

Dont kill without good reason y'all
pv3Hpv3p
5/24/07 5:16:55PM

Posted by Mastodon2

Im all for defence, preserving life is cool, and anyone would do the same, but when I think of the people who go out and look for these animals just so they can kill them, in such an undignified and unfair manner it makes me : /

Dont kill without good reason y'all



Out of curiousity, what do you think about people that go out and kill (hunt) for more than just trophies?

What I mean is, living in MN i have a lot of friends that hunt, and every year after deer season, I eat venison for the next couple of months... As far as I know, they use as much of the deer as possible (maybe not to the extent as the native americans did), and none of them are in it "for the blood" or to bring (un-needed) suffering upon the animal...

I agree with you though, I don't condone killing an animal just for the mount or whatever, but I understand where the other half comes from as well...
madmarck
5/24/07 6:27:14PM

Posted by Svartorm

I'm moving out to Montana in a little under two weeks, and being as we're living in bear country, I wanted to get some practice with big bore weapons to make sure I could stop a bear with accurate fire with heavy weapons. Being short a bear or two for this, I managed to pick up three TV sets for the occasion.

It was pretty sweet hitting a TV with a .44 mag and 12ga (alternating slugs and shot). The .44 mag punched fist sized holes in the screens, and the buck shot basically disintegrated anything it hit. Only downside was getting hit by ricochette when bird shot hit the wooden frame on one of the tvs, as it came back and stung me pretty good.

Overall, an excellent day of blasting televisions with high-powered weapons, a-la Elvis Presley.



I may disagree with you on some points of gun control.
But there is no reason to save useless things from complete and utter total desctruction. Have you meet my 1980's Cavalier? No its dead and smashed int he woods (its a car kiddies).
Mastodon2
5/24/07 6:51:54PM

Posted by pv3Hpv3p

Out of curiousity, what do you think about people that go out and kill (hunt) for more than just trophies?

What I mean is, living in MN i have a lot of friends that hunt, and every year after deer season, I eat venison for the next couple of months... As far as I know, they use as much of the deer as possible (maybe not to the extent as the native americans did), and none of them are in it "for the blood" or to bring (un-needed) suffering upon the animal...

I agree with you though, I don't condone killing an animal just for the mount or whatever, but I understand where the other half comes from as well...



Im totally down with hunting for food, after all, mankind rose to its feet from hunting animals for food, and many tribes across the world still do it, but someone to go out and kill for a pelt and a head to hang on the wall is not worth it. I dont give credit to trophy hunters, because while there is an element of skill involved in hunting with modern weaponry, its still somewhat unfair on the animals.

However, when we are talking about tribes who have rites of passage where the boys must kill an animals with a sword or spear or whatever to become men, thats fair enough, because its ancient tradition, and the animal is often consumed, so credit to them for not wasting the animal, and for killing it up close where its much more a true test of raw skill.


If anyone wants to question my views I welcome it, as I enjoy learning other peopls perspectives, lets try to keep it cool though, we are all friends here and we dont need some huge argument about trophy hunting.
skiba97
5/24/07 8:31:28PM


I just cant see what you can get out of somthing that has no chance of defending itself, and is just trying to get along with its life like everything else. But if thats what it takes to make you feel like the dominant man that you are, then whatever. In terms of killing an animal to protect yourself, well theres just nothing else you can really do....
hcazlekker
5/24/07 11:27:14PM
I saw "Cancelled" earlier this evening, its an episode of Southpark. It reminds me a lot of this thread, haha.

www.4spark.com
Svartorm
5/25/07 4:28:10AM

Posted by Mastodon2

Im totally down with hunting for food, after all, mankind rose to its feet from hunting animals for food, and many tribes across the world still do it, but someone to go out and kill for a pelt and a head to hang on the wall is not worth it. I dont give credit to trophy hunters, because while there is an element of skill involved in hunting with modern weaponry, its still somewhat unfair on the animals.

However, when we are talking about tribes who have rites of passage where the boys must kill an animals with a sword or spear or whatever to become men, thats fair enough, because its ancient tradition, and the animal is often consumed, so credit to them for not wasting the animal, and for killing it up close where its much more a true test of raw skill.


If anyone wants to question my views I welcome it, as I enjoy learning other peopls perspectives, lets try to keep it cool though, we are all friends here and we dont need some huge argument about trophy hunting.



Oh, I'm not hunting bears, as I don't like bear meat and don't like killing predators. The thing with Montana is that its illegal to hunt bear there, so the bear populations have gotten to be rather large and bear are curious creatures, so they'll wander right into a camp site and rip your vehicles, backpacks, tents, etc to shreds, just to see whats inside them. I've already got some air horns, which should scare the shit out of a bear before it gets too close, but barring that, I have to be able to protect myself and friends from a bear if they decide to attack.

In the event that I end up killing a bear, I have to call a game warden, and he'll take care of the hide, claws, skull and meat, which gets donated to different organizations, so nothing gets wasted.

I'm taking up elk hunting for sure, and small game is legal to hunt year round on your own property, so I'll probably be dining on some rabbits, fowl, etc this summer.
Svartorm
5/25/07 4:37:54AM

Posted by skiba97
I just cant see what you can get out of somthing that has no chance of defending itself, and is just trying to get along with its life like everything else. But if thats what it takes to make you feel like the dominant man that you are, then whatever. In terms of killing an animal to protect yourself, well theres just nothing else you can really do....



Hunting is one of the most dangerous sports in existence because animals aren't half as defenseless as you might think. The odds of a deer or moose killing you are pretty slim, but boar, bears, lions, elephants, etc will do you in if you don't know what you're doing.

Also, while some guys go hunting to "man up", you'll find the vast majority of people do it to feed themselves, the joy of being part of nature, the thrill of the hunt, etc. In my experience, most of the tough guy hunters are actually really bad at it, as they don't have the patience for it.

And as an aside, trophy hunting is actually bringing parts of Africa out of brutal poverty. Some countries allow villages to rise large game and sell hunting licences to overseas hunters, who will pay upwards of $5000 to hunt an elephant, giraffe or cape buffalo to name a few. The village makes money by selling the licence, accomidating the hunter, renting themselves out as guides, and the hunter has to give them the carcass, so they get to eat as well. The hunter is happy, and the village basically just made a pile of cash for doing nothing but keeping an eye on local herds and figuring out how many licences they can sell a year.
MethodMan
5/25/07 5:44:07AM
Lions and elephants, these are rare and endangered animals, if one goes rouge and starts killing humans sure they need to be humanly killed, but hunting these guys with high powered rifles with telescopic sights is just wrong. I am no city boy I grew up on a farm and I respect and fear nature I dont have any delusions about how nice it is out in the wild and how cute the animals are. At the end of the day there is no skill and no danger in shooting an animal from a mile away with a gun, in an area you got to in motorised transport. If you went back to using bows and made hunting areas reachable only by foot that would be fair, that way a hunter would have to be fit and skillful and the animal would have a fair chance.
As to the africa thing the reason there econonmy is so messed up is that we the west keep selling there governments guns so they can fight over dwindeling resouces that we have all but plundered. That puts the country and the people into debt and makes their lives hard, so if it is the difference between losing their traditional respect for the the animals or watching their families starve of course they are willing to let us butcher their wildlife. Lets just not be total hippercrites and ask them to thank us for it huh.
Mastodon2
5/25/07 4:56:01PM
Id rather that rogue Elephants were just rehoused on reserves or away from settlements, aggressive males are a part of every animals hierarchy, killing them only disrupts the order, and causes an anarchy in their social order, which in turn leads to more of them going berzerk!


As for Svartorm's point about game not being as defenseless as you might think, I totally agree! 99.9% of the time, a moose that gets shot at,and missed or not instantly crippled or killed will run, but sometimes they charge, and if you arent a good distance away they will get you, and I know I sure wouldnt want a a frightened and aggressive Bull Moose Charging at me, thats 1500lbs of hoof and horn I dont need in my personal space man!
Svartorm
5/25/07 6:25:18PM

Posted by MethodMan

At the end of the day there is no skill and no danger in shooting an animal from a mile away with a gun, in an area you got to in motorised transport.



And this shows just how little you know about the subject.


As to the africa thing the reason there econonmy is so messed up is that we the west keep selling there governments guns so they can fight over dwindeling resouces that we have all but plundered.


A majority of firearms found in Africa are of Egyptian and Soviet design. I've never seen an AR-15 in African hands. Its always an AK. Go yell at Egypt if you have a problem with it.


That puts the country and the people into debt and makes their lives hard, so if it is the difference between losing their traditional respect for the the animals or watching their families starve of course they are willing to let us butcher their wildlife. Lets just not be total hippercrites and ask them to thank us for it huh.


You do realize the vast majority of Africans hunt with rifles, right? They're not morons and are going to stalk a rhino with a spear if they can shoot it with a .458 from a blind.
Svartorm
5/25/07 6:30:42PM

Posted by Mastodon2

As for Svartorm's point about game not being as defenseless as you might think, I totally agree! 99.9% of the time, a moose that gets shot at,and missed or not instantly crippled or killed will run, but sometimes they charge, and if you arent a good distance away they will get you, and I know I sure wouldnt want a a frightened and aggressive Bull Moose Charging at me, thats 1500lbs of hoof and horn I dont need in my personal space man!



My father used to help out the Deputy Sheriff in gutting deer or moose that get hit by cars, and one time a lady hit a moose a little ways from our house. The officer on scene, for whatever reason, decided he'd put it out of its misery and shoot it with his 9mm. He shot it, and the moose stood up made to kill the cop, but instead ran into the woods and died a few moments later. Moose aren't to be ****** with.
madmarck
5/25/07 6:46:35PM

Posted by Svartorm


Posted by Mastodon2

Im totally down with hunting for food, after all, mankind rose to its feet from hunting animals for food, and many tribes across the world still do it, but someone to go out and kill for a pelt and a head to hang on the wall is not worth it. I dont give credit to trophy hunters, because while there is an element of skill involved in hunting with modern weaponry, its still somewhat unfair on the animals.

However, when we are talking about tribes who have rites of passage where the boys must kill an animals with a sword or spear or whatever to become men, thats fair enough, because its ancient tradition, and the animal is often consumed, so credit to them for not wasting the animal, and for killing it up close where its much more a true test of raw skill.


If anyone wants to question my views I welcome it, as I enjoy learning other peopls perspectives, lets try to keep it cool though, we are all friends here and we dont need some huge argument about trophy hunting.



Oh, I'm not hunting bears, as I don't like bear meat and don't like killing predators. The thing with Montana is that its illegal to hunt bear there, so the bear populations have gotten to be rather large and bear are curious creatures, so they'll wander right into a camp site and rip your vehicles, backpacks, tents, etc to shreds, just to see whats inside them. I've already got some air horns, which should scare the shit out of a bear before it gets too close, but barring that, I have to be able to protect myself and friends from a bear if they decide to attack.

In the event that I end up killing a bear, I have to call a game warden, and he'll take care of the hide, claws, skull and meat, which gets donated to different organizations, so nothing gets wasted.

I'm taking up elk hunting for sure, and small game is legal to hunt year round on your own property, so I'll probably be dining on some rabbits, fowl, etc this summer.



Where i come from you always have the right to defend yourself....... against Bears.
Many times Bears have come around my Grand parents house. And a few times shot at. Once my Grandfather killed one. Its pelt is still in the shed. He didnt display it on wall but hung it over a old cask in the corner it wasnt a trophy for him but just something he had. He died awhile back but the skin is still there. All raggedy it might bee but only a few bears have dared come back on his land since.
Svartorm
5/25/07 7:46:37PM
You always have the right to self-defense, but not always to hunt.

If I did end up killing a bear, I'd probably use the hide as a blanket or something. I bet it would be warm.
loller90278
5/28/07 6:55:37PM
Svartorm
5/28/07 9:10:27PM
Oh sure, hes cute now, but wait a few years.....

Actually, I read a pretty ****** up story about a polar bear during WW2. Two US soldiers stationed in the far north of Alaska ran into a polar bear and shot it 16 times with their M-1 Garands. It ran them down and killed them before it bled to death. Thats ******* crazy that something can absorb 16 rounds of 30-06 and still take you out.
loller90278
5/28/07 9:28:51PM
which part is f#cked up, that the soldiers killed a bear for no reason or the bear got revenge
Svartorm
5/28/07 9:45:30PM
No, they ran into it while fishing and it started coming for them, so they tried to drop it before it could close the distance. They both emptied their rifles and it still took them out before it died. Polar and Kodiak bears are extremely territorial, which sucks as they're the most dangerous bears out there. We have black bears around here, but they're pussies. You yell at them and they run away and if not you can slap them on the nose and they'll run. You yell at a Kodiak and it'll kill your ass.
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