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What caliber for Brood II cicadas?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Navy_Guns, Apr 22, 2013.

  1. ball3006

    ball3006 Well-Known Member

    One of those old smooth bore 22s and rat shot should be fun......chris3
  2. ApacheCoTodd

    ApacheCoTodd Well-Known Member

    Skinning isn't an issue for the careful among us... it's the tanning that's a bear.
  3. hemiram

    hemiram Well-Known Member

    My dog King who I lost in December, 10 days before he would have been 14 LOVED to snack on Cicadas! When they would emerge, he would be standing up on his back legs walking around under my trees, looking for a tasty snack. A couple of years ago they had a lot more of them than usual, and he gobbled up about two dozen of them in about 10 minutes. I was shocked that he kept them all down. My other dog, Molly, his littermate, was terrified of them. She killed all kinds of animals out there, and only was prevented from killing a big raccoon ( I had to be impressed, she had no problems with it at all) by a neighbor's kid breaking her concentration, but any big bug that could fly made her a quivering mess.
  4. gpjoe

    gpjoe Well-Known Member

  5. Dave P

    Dave P Well-Known Member

    How many cicada skins do I need for a pair of boots?
  6. Twmaster

    Twmaster Well-Known Member

    All of them!
  7. 230RN

    230RN Marines on Mt. Curibacci

    Dang, this brought back pleasant memories of my brother and I shooting them with BB guns all day long. Lotsa practice, there.

    Inside the house we were building, still drywalling it, he and I would shoot at the wasps sitting in the framing when Mom and Pop were gone.

    Hit the big glass front picture window once. Pop was pissed when he found the hole. We denied everything and claimed some kids driving by had hit the window with a BB gun. But, as most of you will recall, when you hit glass with a BB, the little glass cone that pops out is on the other side of the glass, so naturally, it was obvious that the window was hit from the inside of the house.

    So in a couple of days, I spotted him outside with one of our BB guns, shooting at a bottle and examining the glass cones that fell inside the bottle, and thinking about it....

    I immediately took a looong bike ride.

    My brother caught most of the hell, but I ain't sayin' in words who actually took the shot. Nope. But I "owed" him for years after that, and that was my actual punishment.

    "Well, what about the time you shot the window and I took the heat?"

    You know how that goes, if you have an older brother.

    Terry, 230RN
    Last edited: Apr 26, 2013
  8. buck1032

    buck1032 Well-Known Member

    Google Carpenter Bee Loads. :) I have been loading for them and "hunting" them for a few years now. I havent shot a cicada but if the chance comes while I am stalking carpenter bees I just may have to take a shot. I just hope TN doesnt place a bag limit on either of them LOL
    Last edited: Apr 26, 2013
  9. Twmaster

    Twmaster Well-Known Member

    The only 'bag limit' is how big your bag is!
  10. Drail

    Drail Well-Known Member

    We had these some years ago. Be sure that after they're all dead to clean your gutters out. You would not believe the smell if they stay in there. It smells just like there is a dead body up on your roof. We had a puppy that also loved to gobble them down.
  11. CZguy

    CZguy Well-Known Member

    I have an app that figures that out, based on size and style.
  12. Texan Scott

    Texan Scott Well-Known Member

    Doin it wrong. ... gotta collect the dry husks, grind em to powder, and boil it down to an enamel/ lacquer to brush onto a wooden surface in layers and polish to a chitinous sheen.
  13. hang fire

    hang fire Well-Known Member



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