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Title: DUH!
Post by: John Andrews on December 02, 2012, 03:15:10 PM
A lot of success while hunting is due to experience and learning how to shoot before we hit the woods. Some folks never do get it. Case in point, I was watching a deer hunting show on the Sportsman Channel with a "guide" and a so-called experienced hunter.

A nice buck was standing still and broadside to them, a perfect setup (for most rifle deer hunters). Alas, they ranged the deer with a good rangefinder, ranged it at 210 yards. They kept jawing about the deer being far too distance away to shoot.  ??? :idiot2 :D ;D  The shooter had a nice scoped rifle, probably a waste of good equipment.

Yep, the deer walked and the guy finally managed to shoot a yearling.
Title: Re: DUH!
Post by: Big58cal on December 02, 2012, 09:13:25 PM
What the hell kind of rifle did he have, .357, .44 mag, .45 LC?  I mean with the exception of those calibers, 210 yds would be a chip shot. :?
Title: Re: DUH!
Post by: BBF on December 02, 2012, 11:56:06 PM
Well if this was an Eastern Hunter, anything past 75 yards is to far.
Honestly I zero my Deer Rifles for 50 yards and I have had one shot that was beyond that range in 4 years of successful hunting in Nova Scotia. That particular shot was no problem because I used a 30-06 that evening.
Title: Re: DUH!
Post by: John Andrews on December 03, 2012, 06:34:03 AM
What the hell kind of rifle did he have, .357, .44 mag, .45 LC?  I mean with the exception of those calibers, 210 yds would be a chip shot. :?
I forget what round he was using, but was a flat shooter the guide furnished. The guide probably figured the client couldn't hit the side of a barn.
Title: Re: DUH!
Post by: bohicajuan on December 03, 2012, 06:29:13 PM
I don't like to brag, but I kill deer that far out with my bb gun! :-P :twisted: :roll: :wink:
Title: Re: DUH!
Post by: John Andrews on December 04, 2012, 09:37:47 AM
I don't like to brag, but I kill deer that far out with my bb gun! :-P :twisted: :roll: :wink:
  ;D ;D ;D ;D Heck yeah!

I am amazed how long it takes hunters to flip off the safety, draw a bead, and finally shoot when doing those hunting shows.  They whine when the critter finally walks out of sight before the hunter shoots.  :idiot2  They would certainly go home empty handed if they hunted squirrels that way!  ;D
Title: Re: DUH!
Post by: bohicajuan on December 04, 2012, 06:07:18 PM
There are so many outdoor shows on these days, that it doesn't take long to get sick of them. How many of you are old enough to remember Virgil Ward? He was strictly fishing, but it was fishing for the fun of it.

Use to be a guy named Frank White who had a show called the Southern Sportsman. His show was about the hunting and fishing in North and South Carolina, Virginia, Maryland and Georgia. It was always about having fun though. He didn't always score and if he did, it wasn't always a huge fish or deer, but it was just a fun show.

Why can't there be shows like that anymore? :tickedoff :tickedoff :tickedoff :tickedoff :tickedoff :tickedoff :tickedoff
Title: Re: DUH!
Post by: John Andrews on December 05, 2012, 09:03:09 AM
 O0 Yeah on that, bo!
Title: Re: DUH!
Post by: BBF on December 05, 2012, 03:07:11 PM
Because it became a big business for trophy hunters and outfitters. Look at the number of sponsors and ads they stick into a 30 minute program. I used to pay for the Wild TV channel but discontinued it. Got tired of archery, and bragging about how big whatever it was.
Title: Re: DUH!
Post by: J-BUCKS on December 05, 2012, 03:50:38 PM
How many of you are old enough to remember Virgil Ward?
Title: Re: DUH!
Post by: J-BUCKS on December 05, 2012, 03:52:43 PM
Bo, Virgil was the ultimate TV show sportsman. I was told by my Pops that when Virgil couldnt catch enough fish for his show on a lake, he would hang around the boat launch until someone came in with some fish. He would try to buy a few and then go back out and make his show.  You never saw him " hook" a fish. They were always hooked up before the filming started. The lures he would demo on his show was also who was paying him that week. Never did see him catch fish with the stuff he would throw in that fish tank.