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Offline Roy

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« on: December 13, 2006, 08:31:59 AM »
Might want to take this into consideration next time you go hunting.

http://www.iht.com/articles/ap/2006/12/11/america/NA_ODD_US_Blind_Hunting.php

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« Reply #1 on: December 13, 2006, 08:43:23 AM »
How can it be fun if you can't see what you are shooting!?
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« Reply #2 on: December 13, 2006, 09:42:40 AM »
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How can it be fun if you can't see what you are shooting!?

It's all about the thrill of the kill.  Whatever happened to that guy that set up the remote controlled rifle via the internet?  His main argument was that it would allow disable hunters the chance to shoot something without leaving their house.

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« Reply #3 on: December 13, 2006, 09:50:31 AM »
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Quote from: "randell"
How can it be fun if you can't see what you are shooting!?

It's all about the thrill of the kill.  Whatever happened to that guy that set up the remote controlled rifle via the internet?  His main argument was that it would allow disable hunters the chance to shoot something without leaving their house.


The disabled or anyone else for that matter can kill something from their abode without using the internet. Just open up a window(not a internet window) and start blasting away.
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« Reply #4 on: December 13, 2006, 02:57:48 PM »
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Whatever happened to that guy that set up the remote controlled rifle via the internet?  

Nixed by TPWD and the State.  Made illegal.

Now, I want the handicapped, blind hunter, to clean their deer too!  Bogus.  It sounds to me, skeptic here, that someone wants to take their blind friend hunting so that they can use their tags...

http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/newsmedia/releases/?req=20061106b

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In mid-October, San Patricio Co. game wardens got an easy one as they were checking dove hunters. As they approached a group of hunters alongside a county road, some birds flew across the road and one lucky hunter hit his target with the bird landing square on the hood of the game wardens’ patrol vehicle. The hunters got a good laugh out of this until the game warden broke out the ticket book and educated them about discharging a firearm across a public road.

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« Reply #5 on: December 13, 2006, 11:27:35 PM »
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It sounds to me, skeptic here, that someone wants to take their blind friend hunting so that they can use their tags...


Now who would do a thing like that?  :shock:
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« Reply #6 on: December 14, 2006, 09:04:50 AM »
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It sounds to me, skeptic here, that someone wants to take their blind friend hunting so that they can use their tags...


Now who would do a thing like that?  :shock:


Ah, perhaps I'm being unjust or skeptical - I was just thinking about the blind man that made it to the top of Everest.  I guess not for the "view" per say - maybe the feeling of the wind blowing in his face and knowing that he had made it to the top - perhaps a blind deer hunter can achieve the same "feeling".

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« Reply #7 on: December 14, 2006, 09:24:28 AM »
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How can it be fun if you can't see what you are shooting!?

It's all about the thrill of the kill.  Whatever happened to that guy that set up the remote controlled rifle via the internet?  His main argument was that it would allow disable hunters the chance to shoot something without leaving their house.


I thought it was the thrill of the hunt?  I like the hunting part but not the shooting or cleaning so much.  Too much work.
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« Reply #8 on: December 14, 2006, 09:30:49 AM »
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It's all about the thrill of the kill.

I thought it was the thrill of the hunt?

Yeah, but that doesn't rhyme. :)

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« Reply #9 on: December 14, 2006, 09:47:42 AM »
I went hunting one time with a rancher I was training horses for.  He gave me a rifle and told me I couldn't miss because he had never missed a deer when shooting with the rifle.  I was only 18 and pretty nervous about it since he was my boss AND I was dating his daughter.  

He dropped me off and then went to his own hunting spot.  After a while I saw a deer and shot.  I missed!  Panicked, I shot two more times as the deer ran.  I finally got the deer.  My boss came running over and was pleased that I had killed the deer.  He then pointed out that he heard three shots and looked at me like "you didn't miss with my lucky rifle, did you?"  

I quickly thought up a story and said "I got him the first time, but then he was still alive and started limping away so I tried to shoot him again but he was moving so erratically that I missed him.  He finally collapsed."  He seemed satisfied with that story.
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« Reply #10 on: December 14, 2006, 11:11:09 AM »
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I was only 18 and pretty nervous about it since he was my boss AND I was dating his daughter.


Great story and all, but inquiring minds want to know: did you get the girl?
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« Reply #11 on: December 14, 2006, 12:18:53 PM »
Nope.  She was still in love with her ex-boyfriend.
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« Reply #12 on: December 14, 2006, 12:56:25 PM »
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Nope.  She was still in love with her ex-boyfriend.


Oh well, at least you got the deer.
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« Reply #13 on: December 14, 2006, 03:16:16 PM »
What do you think is the likelihood that there is someone with an existing hunting ranch in this legislator's district who wants to expand the "hunting market" to include this type of arrangement?
Or maybe the Texas distributor for a laser sight company is behind this.
If you cannot see what you are shooting at, would you be less likely to get "buck fever?"
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« Reply #14 on: December 14, 2006, 03:33:30 PM »
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What do you think is the likelihood that there is someone with an existing hunting ranch in this legislator's district who wants to expand the "hunting market" to include this type of arrangement?
Or maybe the Texas distributor for a laser sight company is behind this.
If you cannot see what you are shooting at, would you be less likely to get "buck fever?"

The bill doesn't literally target people who can't see anything.  I am guessing it targets people, like my old college roommate, who was born with a lazy eye and is categorized as legally blind.

He can still drive a car as long as he uses special glasses that have a little telescope on the side where his lazy eye is.  (I used to borrow his glasses to "scope" out  attractive girls in college, but I digress.)  

He can still use a computer, he just needs a special overlay on his screen that magnifies the screen and/or software that magnifies the screen.

My friend hunts.  He always has.  I have been hunting with him on many occassions.  I point out the deer (as it is difficult for him to scan the surroundings to see them) and he looks where I point, sees the deer, gets his scope sighted on them, and shoots it.  

He doesn't need me there, but it helps him.  He does just fine on his own.  However, I imagine a laser pointer would make it easier to ensure that his shot is accurate.  It is probably a hunter like him, or the parents of a hunter like him, who is pushing for the bill.

Since hunting is lucrative and there are plenty of deer running around, I imagine plenty of ranches are willing to expand the market.
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