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  1. #61
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    Quote Originally Posted by JimH View Post
    How many of those are .410's,or shotguns of any gauge?
    Oh my bad. That list was bolt action rifles.

    The Winchester model 41 was the only bolt action shotgun and was chambered only in .410. 22,145 were made during the years 1920-1934. This would definitely be a rare find.
    Last edited by Sigblitz; 12-04-2019 at 07:18.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sniper 79 View Post
    I just found a buck someone put a bad shot on. Coyotes had it all cleaned up for me to take the antlers home.
    FYI, just in case anyone is not aware, it is not legal to pick up a dead head without using a buck tag(in season) or getting a salvage tag from your local CO.

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    I was telling my wife not to worry about the people hunting around our home. We live right next to a state forest.

    Now Iím thinking to be more careful as I realize that not all hunters are as responsible as what I thought.

    Other than painting the house to be more noticeable and putting up a fence, any other ideas to make sure we donít get bullets towards our home or when Iím playing with my dog outside?


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    As a veteran deer Hunter of over 30 years, I will say that on average deer hunters give all of us a bad name. I have wounded a few deer over the years. It happens to the best of us. Sometimes it's beyond our control, sometimes we make a poor decision based on limited information, and sometimes we simply choke under pressure. There's a huge difference between shooting at a paper target on the range and shooting at live game. Having said that, the reason for most wounded game is because the hunters are terrible shots. They can barely hit the mark from a shooting bench, and don't stand a chance in the field. It's embarrassing.

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    Excellent point. I always chase my prey down and finish the job. Sometimes a well placed shot fails but a good hunter would not let that happen if they can avoid it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jin View Post
    I was telling my wife not to worry about the people hunting around our home. We live right next to a state forest.

    Now Iím thinking to be more careful as I realize that not all hunters are as responsible as what I thought.

    Other than painting the house to be more noticeable and putting up a fence, any other ideas to make sure we donít get bullets towards our home or when Iím playing with my dog outside?


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    I grew up adjacent to a heavily hunted chunk of the HNF and hunted on and near it for more than 20 years. During that time we never had an errant shot hit the house, any of the out buildings, or any of the livestock despite some of the hunters being of the less than stellar variety. While there were areas that I wouldn't hunt on opening weekend I never felt unsafe. I say all this to say that you might be overreacting more than a little bit. There is a wide gulf between flubbing a shot on a deer and being a real threat to the life and property of others. Frankly, I would be far more concerned about stray gunfire if I were in Indy on New Year's or Independence Day. All that said, it is only wise to keep the dog in the yard and possibly wear some hunter orange during firearms season or at least don't go for a stroll in the woods wearing brown clothing with white trim.

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    My aunt owned a thicket down hill from her new two story home.
    You could see that house from all over.
    It took three slugs in the first couple of yrs.

    That yrs ago.

    These days I'm more concerned with thugs flinging bullets in town.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hookeye View Post
    My aunt owned a thicket down hill from her new two story home.
    You could see that house from all over.
    It took three slugs in the first couple of yrs.

    That yrs ago.

    These days I'm more concerned with thugs flinging bullets in town.
    My mom and dad's house is in the middle of a flat, wide open field. Hundreds of yards in all directions. My dad dug a 12 gauge slug out of the double 2X4s next to their bedroom window.
    Necessity is the argument of tyrants; it is the creed of slaves.

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    Several years ago, I was skinning a deer and could hear a clicking noise as I pulled the hide. It took me a little while to realize that the sound was birdshot falling out of the hide and striking the plastic tub I had been working over. At some point earlier than my harvesting the deer, it had been shot at by someone using number six shot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roadman View Post
    Several years ago, I was skinning a deer and could hear a clicking noise as I pulled the hide. It took me a little while to realize that the sound was birdshot falling out of the hide and striking the plastic tub I had been working over. At some point earlier than my harvesting the deer, it had been shot at by someone using number six shot.
    I had one of my daughters out camping one year (~15 years ago) we canoe camped on a small lake. Didn't think it was opening weekend of duck season. In the morning we could hear the birdshot falling back through the leaves in the trees over our tent!


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