Guest at the range yesterday


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gunsnsprinkles
April 23, 2012, 10:04 AM
Look who came to the gun range yesterday!

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dodo bird
April 23, 2012, 10:17 AM
Spring time and they are moving. Great Picture.

theicemanmpls
April 23, 2012, 10:18 AM
I thought the ground squirrels, and marmots were pests at our range.

Mp7
April 23, 2012, 10:20 AM
cute! :cool:

JoeMal
April 23, 2012, 10:20 AM
Watch your back!

wbwanzer
April 23, 2012, 10:31 AM
Holy crap. :eek:

Can you use them for target practice?

ApacheCoTodd
April 23, 2012, 10:41 AM
I'd leave. Waiting for him to post and check targets would get old.

ForumSurfer
April 23, 2012, 10:51 AM
Look! Free holster material! :neener:

I could see me asking the guy next to me: "Hey man, I'm going to go change targets. Will you cover me and I'll cover you after I get back?"

chevyman097
April 23, 2012, 10:55 AM
Some one needs to teach him the range rules! lol

icanthitabarn
April 23, 2012, 11:14 AM
A turkey wandered out at the range on Fri. The thing that really puzzles me was watching a carpenter bee that buzzed around, in front of the muzzle as a guy blasted a .44 mag. Nice range you got in what must be a good State.

Certaindeaf
April 23, 2012, 11:27 AM
Remember to aim around three inches high when using a scope at close range.
Used to go to the Chabot golf (and gun) ranges years ago. The deer would graze around fifty yards downrange at the driving range.. it was a bit of a gully. Darned if some of those deer didn't get some "hardballs" upside the head.

mljdeckard
April 23, 2012, 11:30 AM
Something I can honestly say I have never given thought to. :)

youngda9
April 23, 2012, 12:14 PM
My first thoughts were of a new pair of cowboy boots...alligator boots !

Tommygunn
April 23, 2012, 12:15 PM
What caliber is that rifle? Would it be adequate for that 'gator -- if it had been necessary?:what::eek:

Claude Clay
April 23, 2012, 12:32 PM
three free turkeys played on our 100 yard berm for 20 minutes yesterday.

no cease fire but house rules are not to engage the wildlife. :scrutiny:
i mean....we have turkey shoots twice a year but than we can't shoot them...

bannockburn
April 23, 2012, 01:01 PM
And I thought low flying geese where we shoot trap were a bit of a problem!

Sky
April 23, 2012, 01:04 PM
We have hogs on our range all the time.

They are kinda feed ( old moldy flour tortillas) to keep the sows around and the new piglets seem to be unconcerned within a few days of running with the herd.

The sow herd leader, which is new every couple of years, has got to be hard of hearing for she does not even flinch when a round goes by.

No one shoots them because the owner sells them live or puts a few in the deep freeze.

Have seen the herd up to 30 with piglets and down to 2 sows these last few years. The two sows alone can get the herd going again in a very short period of time using the services of the local wild Boars.

Pigs are smart and you have to be ready to provide them with a direction change with a well placed kick or smack on the snout when the tortillas are brought out..... but gaters seem to be a different breed, for sure.......We had one on a golf course that decided he liked family pets...he is probably someones wall decoration now for he disappeared after some of the women started complaining about their precious disappearing?

mbopp
April 23, 2012, 02:01 PM
A few weeks back 3 deer wandered on the pistol range I was at, they just mosied along the 50 yard line and onto the Action range.
Groundhogs and coyotes are on the rifle range on a regular basis.
Years back one of the benchrest shooters swatted a fly off his target at 100 yards, you could see the smear on the paper. Half a dozen of us signed the target as witnesses.

clamman
April 23, 2012, 04:59 PM
Shoot em 'Lizabeth!!

Gtimothy
April 23, 2012, 06:04 PM
+1^

B!ngo
April 23, 2012, 07:23 PM
I hear they taste like chicken...

MarcoPolo
April 23, 2012, 07:51 PM
Great Picture!

allaroundhunter
April 23, 2012, 07:56 PM
Nice gun. Cute gator.

Now where are the boots? ;)

foghornl
April 23, 2012, 08:27 PM
DANG!

Wally gator has gotten BIG!

tri70
April 23, 2012, 08:45 PM
Can you shoot in self defense? Is there a season on them or can you take one and get your boots?

gunsnsprinkles
April 23, 2012, 11:56 PM
The range is in Babcock wildlife preserve in Punta Gorda Fla. Its neat to see the wild life. We all stopped shooting and let it pass. He/she was trying to get to a pond inbetween the rifle and pistol range. I would have gotten closer but the range was hot. Now if it was a rattle snake I would have shot the damn thing. I don't mind gators.

JellyJar
April 24, 2012, 12:11 AM
Don't they use gators as range officers in Florida?

I wouldn't want to get on their bad side for sure!

Steve in PA
April 24, 2012, 09:18 AM
LOL....my son lives in Miami, I wonder if he has this problem!!!

brnmuenchow
April 24, 2012, 09:43 AM
I hear they taste like chicken...
Pretty much...yes.
Fried gator is a little less greasy I think than KFC orig. recipe.:evil:

SimplyChad
April 24, 2012, 11:02 AM
Gator tail. :) we need a drooling emocon

Ryanxia
April 24, 2012, 11:48 AM
I think it's funny when wildlife wanders onto the range. I'm a hunter but I leave them alone.

grasssnake
April 24, 2012, 12:34 PM
Now the reloaders are gonna start debating "gator loads"

dodge
April 26, 2012, 09:06 AM
At our range we occasionally get a black bear that checks that you're hitting the target at 300 yards. Great fun to watch.

parsimonious_instead
April 26, 2012, 09:41 AM
'choot 'em! :)

armoredman
April 26, 2012, 10:55 AM
Only thing I ever see is bees and local teenagers, also known as wildlife.

Juggalo Reign
April 27, 2012, 06:01 PM
three free turkeys played on our 100 yard berm for 20 minutes yesterday.

no cease fire but house rules are not to engage the wildlife. :scrutiny:
i mean....we have turkey shoots twice a year but than we can't shoot them...
All you have to do is yell "It's coming right for us!" Then you are in the clear.

http://youtu.be/wgzTg21rLbs

Sniper66
April 27, 2012, 06:51 PM
First suicidal alligator I have ever seen!!

7.62 Nato
April 27, 2012, 11:07 PM
Nice scabbard.

Inebriated
April 29, 2012, 01:41 AM
RANGE COLD.......blooded

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