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Nightmare in Ohio

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by fowl intent, Oct 7, 2012.

  1. What I meant by baiting, and the reason it does logically follow, is because it seems your objection to handgun hunting is you don't like sport hunting, and you don't want an animal to suffer, but you still seem willing to eat meat.

    Therefore, if we want to eat some tasty wild animal out there, it would seem the most logical conclusion would be to get as close to the animal as possible for the shot, and not making a sport of it. Putting out bait and having a spotlight ready would accomplish that.

    Then use the best tool for the job, whether it be rifle or handgun.
  2. BuckeyePPC


    Jun 26, 2001
    SE AZ

    I live half an hour from the Mexican border and here you have to worry about drug runners and human trafficakers aka Coyotes. I worry more about them than the cougars and javelinas.

    Went quail hunting in the high desert this past weekend and most of us were carrying handguns.

  3. GWG19


    Jan 28, 2012
    Huntsville Al
    Don't forget Moonshiners. I walked up on a big still while bird hunting. I looked at the tanks which looked to be able to hold about 100 gallons each and decided I didn't need to around those parts of the woods. A little later I did encounter a fellar who asked where I had been hunting, I replied over that away which was in the opposite direction I had came from. :whistling:
    I do carry a Ruger GP100 when I hunt.
    Last edited: Oct 9, 2012
  4. nikerret

    nikerret Mr. Awesome

    Mar 29, 2005
    You good thing you didn't point 90* from where you would have just came from, you would have said "from the burial graves" or "from the meth lab". :supergrin:
  5. nikerret

    nikerret Mr. Awesome

    Mar 29, 2005
    Wait!! You mean we haven't been given the whole story by someone who wasn't there? :shocked:
  6. hamster

    hamster NRA Life Member

    Feb 22, 2010
    Kind-of a given. There is ALWAYS more to EVERY story. :)
  7. man.cave


    Mar 6, 2012
    Odd, i don't spend alot of time hunting but spend a good amount of my work week in the "woods", I am a forester and buy standing timber for a large company. I carry and for the most part am glad i do. Several times I have faced situations that I was glad I was armed. No never had to shoot anybody (thank God), but have shot wild dogs, snakes and just having it on my side has cooled down many situations. I run up on dope growers from time to time and folks hunting out of season etc. I always use a cool head, but you never know, and when they see my firearm and my stance they usually back out.
  8. I would tend to agree..but some people think America is still "Mayberry" and don't get the required permits to stay out of trouble.
  9. *ASH*


    Jan 12, 2008
    whats the site to look up gun carry laws from state to state ?? im nc and i got friend going hunting in another state , thinking he needs to look it up ?
  10. *ASH*


    Jan 12, 2008
  11. Glock20 10mm

    Glock20 10mm Use Linux!

    Another fine example of infringing laws making criminals out of Constitutionally legal citizens.
  12. ray9898


    May 29, 2001
    Of course....just like your friend should look up hunting regulations for the other state because there are likely differences in the two. The laws are not the same and they vary.
    Last edited: Oct 10, 2012
  13. Just_plinking


    Jan 24, 2012

    I cringe when I hear "ignorance of the law is no excuse" when the federal government doesn't even know how many criminal laws are on its own books. It can give you a rough estimate though.

    If you aren't doing anything wrong, you should have no fear of the law, sadly that ain't the situation.
  14. Arc Angel

    Arc Angel Deus Vult!

    Sep 20, 2003
    Penn's Woods
    Well, I appreciate what you're saying; but, with all the hunting I used to do, I've never baited an animal - Not even once in my entire life. I have sat on a few scrapes, though, and intercepted many an animal on the way to its feeding ground.

    I'm not above killing to eat; but, I really am at that age in life where I no longer take pleasure in the sport of the kill; nor am I any longer able to justify this behavior to myself by eating what I've taken down. If I had my life to live over again I wouldn't be a hunter. A meat eater? Maybe, but not a hunter.

    I just lost my taste for it; moreover, these past 25 years I've been doing a sort of penance. My wife and I have spent thousands of dollars rescuing injured and abandoned animals. We live on a farm; and, when the old barn was out on the road, people were always dropping off their unwanted cats and dogs on the property!

    When the economy began to change and people began to lose their jobs, the rate of unwanted drop-offs went way up. (Maybe double!) The fellow who lives at the other end of the farm simply shot them; another neighbor who lives down the road used to trap them in leg hold traps. Any dogs, or especially cats, who stayed around our house and barn ended up getting saved.

    I'm not against hunting, per se. I still eat some, but not a lot of, meat. I, personally, just don't care to hunt anymore. I'll be very honest with you, though: If the economy gets much worse, or if gas goes to $5 or $6 dollars a gallon I do think that I'll get the required permits and start taking some of these deer that are always going in and out of the hay fields. (Including our beautiful hosta garden!)

    My position on what gun to use is the same for hunting as it is for self-defense: Just shoot straight, and use enough gun! ;)
  15. P99er

    P99er AKA PPQ'er

    Oct 21, 2001
    My own little world
    So you folks are the kind of people who do things behind the backs of others? Scared to say anything to their face?

    Look. You might think you know everything, but the fact is, you don't. Everyone has a different perspective, opinion, and viewpoint. Ask 10 people to describe the color red, and you'll likely get several different descriptions. Just because you do or don't like it, doesn't mean you are right, and they are wrong.

    Have I ever carried a pistol when I went hunting? No. But I am not going to make an ass of myself and criticize others who do. If that is what they want to do, more power to them. They hunt. They wear a sidearm. That is two things we instantly have in common, and there are probably more. Why be so petty and childish and criticize others for something so simple and asinine, and something that basically comes down to personal opinion? Why? Because that is the kind of person you are.
  16. Brian Lee

    Brian Lee Drop those nuts

    Jul 28, 2008
    Up a tree.
    I take it you only hunt for rabbits and mice, and in places where nothing bigger even lives there?
  17. RonS

    RonS Millennium Member

    May 27, 1999
    Oh, USA
    Classic example of why the anti gunners will probably win in the end; because they can hang each little faction one at a time. First the machine gun guys, then the assault rifle guys, then the CCH guys, then the hunters, then the guys who carry pocket knives.
  18. I like that :)
  19. ignantmike


    May 14, 2008
    i've carried a pistol duck hunting.....not the place you think about running into a "wild" animal.....but, when you are by yourself.....know one ever knows what can happen......i've seen "shady" people in the parking area's.....some guy's even get robbed fishing in spot's going back to their cars....west branch resv. is one place.....:wow:
  20. RustyL


    Oct 5, 2012
    I realize not everyone has smart phones, this is a good app to buy....CCW Controls