If you were out hunting and saw somthing that looked like Bigfoot


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gmh1013
March 5, 2012, 10:53 PM
would you take a shot at it?
I have a friend who says he had a 1/3 of a mile+ shot at one in Utah
with a .270 Remington with 3x-9x Nikon scope.
He said he was afraid it could have been somebody out trying to hoax one and shot a human by mistake....

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bri
March 5, 2012, 10:56 PM
would you take a shot at it?
...
He said he was afraid it could have been somebody out trying to hoax one and shot a human by mistake....

Your friend was right to hold his fire.

tahunua001
March 5, 2012, 10:57 PM
from the pages of the salt lake tribune,
"Local Sniper is Shot While Wearing Gillie Suit" :D

ZeSpectre
March 5, 2012, 10:58 PM
Know your target and what is beyond.

If you aren't very sure what you are shooting at then you shouldn't be shooting.

TurtlePhish
March 5, 2012, 11:00 PM
Like said, "Bigfoot" could very easily and most likely be someone in a ghillie suit. Not a good idea to shoot at anything that isn't clearly and obviously an animal.

forindooruseonly
March 5, 2012, 11:02 PM
Smart friend. I would have been tempted to do a little stalking, though. If nothing else, I'd be interested in what size boots Bigfoot was wearing.

Cal-gun Fan
March 5, 2012, 11:04 PM
Well...since Bigfoot doesn't exist...that seems to leave only the option that its a human or a bear. Or a tree.
In either case, like others have said, hold your shot :)

adelbridge
March 5, 2012, 11:05 PM
If you have to ask this question I want your hunting license pulled. The probability of seeing bigfoot is zero and you want to know if you should shoot at something that looks like bigfoot? What if it was some crypto zoological freak at 1/3 of a mile and you killed it? You think you are going to get a reward?

lowerunit411
March 5, 2012, 11:05 PM
only if he was chasing a chupacabra

Liberty1776
March 5, 2012, 11:05 PM
Well...since Bigfoot doesn't exist.

kain't prove a negative...

Longrifle2506
March 5, 2012, 11:05 PM
Even if it's for real; it is a rare animal; and I would only take a shot if it was a threat to my life. If Sasquatch is just cruising across the valley and is no immediate threat to my life, let him be. Many serious predator hunters are utilizing ghillie suits these days.

ApacheCoTodd
March 5, 2012, 11:16 PM
I can't believe the obvious has not been addressed.

Since - regardless of the reason - it was not "bigfoot" season, he was right to not shoot. Imagine the legal ramifications were he to kill one without a tag.:D

Anyone remember the yaboos who shot at the sight of a Whitetail's white tail in New England back about '83. They hit and killed a woman wearing fuzzy mittens in her own back yard bordering a forest. The humor ends abruptly when something like that happens.

K-Rod
March 5, 2012, 11:16 PM
Im re-thinking using ghillie suits for coyote hunting now! That or you better be a better shot than me.

gmh1013
March 5, 2012, 11:24 PM
Well...since Bigfoot doesn't exist...that seems to leave only the option that its a human or a bear. Or a tree.
In either case, like others have said, hold your shot

My brother had one die on his property in Washington state in Sept 1978 .....called the local sheriff and a Chinook landed ...wrapped it up in something like saran wrap....and flew off.
He was told to stay inside his house and not to come out until the sheriff told him he could leave.
He has a pic ....old 110 film of the Chinook landing from his House window.
He said he smelled it a mile offand his dogs would not go out that day...

Cal-gun Fan
March 5, 2012, 11:26 PM
Pics or it didn't happen :D

mnhntr
March 5, 2012, 11:30 PM
My brother had one die on his property in Washington state in Sept 1978 .....called the local sheriff and a Chinook landed ...wrapped it up in something like saran wrap....and flew off.
He was told to stay inside his house and not to come out until the sheriff told him he could leave.
He has a pic ....old 110 film of the Chinook landing from his House window.
He said he smelled it a mile offand his dogs would not go out that day...
Does he wear a tin foil hat cause I think I know him.

K-Rod
March 5, 2012, 11:32 PM
You guys must pass around some wicked moonshine or something!! A brother that had one die on his property & a friend that almost took a shot at one. The way your talking, I should have one working with me seeing that their all over the place ;)

Although, this one time while I was fishing I saw Bigfoot riding on the back of "Nessie" pulling the Abominable Snow on a wakeboard down the lake. That was pretty crazy!!!

BP44
March 5, 2012, 11:40 PM
Wow........ Guess I never thought anyone would shoot at a "Bigfoot"

If some knuckle head shoots me in the butt when I'm hooted up under a juniper in a ghille suit I'm gonna be really upset.

ThorinNNY
March 5, 2012, 11:42 PM
I seem to remember reading a four or five page article in either Outdoor Life or Field&Stream -it was in the 60`s-which seemed to make a case for bigfoot`s existence. The article cited evidence- foot prints, reports by local residents, huge piles of waste, etc. that seemed to support the argument, but IIRC, no clear photos were included.
What impressed me most strongly, was that the article concluded even if a hunter did actually see "Bigfoot" - shooting it , him, whatever you want to call it was a really BAD idea and could lead to a long prison sentance and a bad conscience.

InfamousLegend
March 5, 2012, 11:47 PM
Didn't some guys a few users back claim they killed Bigfoot and had some very realistic photos of it in a plastic or wood container. It was investigated and found out it was fake and the kids almost found themselves in a lawsuit.

Wes Mantooth
March 5, 2012, 11:48 PM
If I had a small caliber so I wouldn't make too big of a hole in the pelt. I would make a nice rug out of him and me and my woman would make sweet love on it.:D

Buck Kramer
March 5, 2012, 11:52 PM
At 1/3 mile, it certainly isnt a threat. Let it go whatever it is.

Float Pilot
March 5, 2012, 11:53 PM
While Bob was heading down to the kids picnic party dressed as Star Wars character Chewbacca, some A-hole shot him.

Even if it was Bigfoot, he sure as heck is not in season and it is not like there are lots of them around..

Here in Alaska they are referred to as Nahh-in up around the Fort Yukon Area and Hairy Man down by the Galena area.
The old town of Portlock, and the nearby mining post of Chrome, Alaska which is about 35 air miles from my place, was abandoned in 1949 due to problems with something like Nahh-In or Hairy Man.

Wes Mantooth
March 5, 2012, 11:55 PM
I wonder what Bigfoot taste like? Is there a Boone and Crocket score for it?

Husker1911
March 5, 2012, 11:55 PM
Whose to say what can or can't be?

Wes Mantooth
March 5, 2012, 11:58 PM
So you're saying the good folks of Alaska were afraid of a Yeti/Sasquach/Bigfoot?

Husker1911
March 6, 2012, 12:00 AM
Well there's a bale. No one said any such thing.

MachIVshooter
March 6, 2012, 12:00 AM
Wow........ Guess I never thought anyone would shoot at a "Bigfoot"

Jacques LeFleur did ;)

(And you must use a "four-five-eight magnem")

Wes Mantooth
March 6, 2012, 12:01 AM
Down in Texas they would have mixed it with Chupacabra and some Jelapeno peppers on a tortilla with beans and guacamole'.

Marlin60Man
March 6, 2012, 12:16 AM
Speaking realistically it would be bad to take a shot like that at anything... Just because its existence is in question, I think you would be in some trouble for just hunting one like that. Look what happened to the guy that shot a polar/grizzly hybrid on accident.

As for people walking in suits... Everyone has seen that old 8mm footage of bigfoot walking off in the distance and then looking back....

Well my father's father claims he knew the guy that was in the suit and he is from this are, out in Wiley City. One of those new paranormal "monster" shows even interviewed the guy....

Anyway, this guy says he came forward because when he did it, he was worried about a hunter seeing him and shooting, so he only agreed to do it if they paid him 500 dollars. He says they never paid him, and that is why he came forward.

I guess any guy could claim the same thing, but that is my only bigfoot story.

Aiko492
March 6, 2012, 12:47 AM
While Bob was heading down to the kids picnic party dressed as Star Wars character Chewbacca, some A-hole shot him.

Even if it was Bigfoot, he sure as heck is not in season and it is not like there are lots of them around..

Here in Alaska they are referred to as Nahh-in up around the Fort Yukon Area and Hairy Man down by the Galena area.
The old town of Portlock, and the nearby mining post of Chrome, Alaska which is about 35 air miles from my place, was abandoned in 1949 due to problems with something like Nahh-In or Hairy Man.
Baaaaaahaaaaaa

gmh1013
March 6, 2012, 12:51 AM
My brother had one die on his property in Washington state in Sept 1978 .....called the local sheriff and a Chinook landed ...wrapped it up in something like saran wrap....and flew off.
He was told to stay inside his house and not to come out until the sheriff told him he could leave.
He has a pic ....old 110 film of the Chinook landing from his House window.
He said he smelled it a mile offand his dogs would not go out that day...

Does he wear a tin foil hat cause I think I know him.
He died in 2002
And he thought is was all B.S. too....at first he thought some gorilla that escaped from a zoo or sideshow or something

mshootnit
March 6, 2012, 12:55 AM
I have convinced myself that bigfoot is a modern myth, simply because all the foresters, hunters, landowners, and passers-by have never found a single solitary bone or carcass from a bigfoot laying on the ground.

And I wouldn't shoot at one unless it were 20 yards away, looking at me and closing fast.

JShirley
March 6, 2012, 02:07 AM
Unless you have a tag for a particular animal, it should only be shot if it's a threat.

Don't shoot the unicorns, either. :rolleyes:

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