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Ethics of shooting a Bigfoot?

Discussion in 'Hunting' started by bogie, Aug 15, 2008.

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  1. ArmedBear

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    LOL

    Underwear Bigfoot!

    Seriously, though, I think it's totally ethical to shoot a Bigfoot, just like it's fine to shoot a unicorn and the Tooth Fairy. If it doesn't exist, how can shooting it be unethical?
     
  2. Thernlund

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    When I was about 5 or 6, I'd have sworn I thought I saw the Easter Bunny in our living room. It's a damn good thing I was too young for a gun.


    -T.
     
  3. Selfdfenz

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    Till we know it's legal the best advice is "Shoot, shovel, escape through the worm hole".

    S-
     
  4. JeepGeeek

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    except for the critical bit about NOT having seen Bigfoot.
     
  5. Harve Curry

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    Besides Art and the Texan subspecies known as zapata grande in the Big Bend country, how many here have seen a bigfoot?
    I'll go first; I haven't seen one.
     
  6. yenchisks

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    If I saw footbig i'de say stick'em up.Are you real are not,that would be good enough for me.
     
  7. Double Naught Spy

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    No, they called a high profile goofy guy with a known history of fraud or stupidity. He is anything but a "science-type." As for being a bigfoot expert, that is a self-professed title.
     
  8. TerryBob

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    ", how many here have seen a bigfoot?"

    I know that I'm gonna get slammed but in all honesty, I saw something that would fit the bill.

    It was about 31 years ago. I've questioned myself over and over for those said 31 years but I cant think of anything else that it could be.

    Go ahead, flame away,

    TerryBob
     
  9. deaconkharma

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    you gonna eat that?

    LOL in all seriousness, unless I'm going to eat it, I am not going to shoot it... with the exception of predators like yotes who ruin the hunting of things I do find tasty. might shoot it with a camera, since I am always properly armed to shoot both ways (film or lead) in the woods.
    I use the mini cvs camcorders. Got one CVS camcorder I modified by taking the IR filter out and now with an IR flashlight, I get some cool video at night while hunting yotes or just walking around. and hey, 30 bucks for the camera beats spending hundreds on a sony and then if it breaks... :cool:
     
  10. ursus americanas

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    Here in Washington my combo license came with a Bigfoot tag this year, just said I had to send in a premolar to Fish & Wildlife for population study. I just can't decide between a rug and a European mount!!!
     
  11. Burrito

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    I hear from several East Texans that bigfoot meat is pretty tasty, soooooooooo you better believe I'd shoot him, or her, or even the babies. I'd make jerky out of it.
     
  12. XDKingslayer

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    What the heck was Huggie Bear doing in the woods?
     
  13. Flyboy

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    Why? We let Arkansas stick around.
     
  14. docmagnum357

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    This is dead serious , boys. i saw a special on the discovery channel, or some such, and there are really scientists that believe there could be such a critter. I personally have a hard time believing there isn't something that makes all those people tell the stories they do. I am neither a believer or unbeliever on this one.

    What I thought of when i saw that documentary was, why not get a pack of good dogs, and train them on gorilla scent. the story said everyone agreed they stink, and the scientists said that all great apes smell bad, particularly the males. Should be a cinch for a couple of good treeing walkers and a teenage redneck coon hunter. A low cost, high thrill way to say once and for all wether the darn things are mith or reality. What do you think?
     
  15. Double Naught Spy

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    No scientist, tree walker, or redneck bubba has caught one yet, killed one, or gathered any real proof. Change that. They have ZERO proof. If the evidence they have is equivocal, it isn't proof.

    Stories are fine, but they are stories.
     
  16. CowardRubi06

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    Ahh treeing walkers, great hound dogs.
     
  17. koja48

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    <Washington State> send in a premolar . . .

    You forgot . . . they must be taken with barbless bullets; participants must be master hunters (unless fishing, in which case substitute "baiters" for "hunters"); hunters can't use lead shot/projectiles; you must have a $10.00 "Recreational Use" receipt displayed in your vehicle when accessing public land, plus have a couple tattoos on your a** confirming you have said permit; Bigfoot/feet in-possession must have several clipped adipose toenails (only hatchery Bigfoots/feet are allowed) & can only be between 7'1" and 7'1.2" in overall height; Bigfoot hides must be sealed within 37-seconds of harvest (call the nearest WDF&W office, which may or may not answer the phone, for assistance); participants can only hunt in special "road closure/crawl-in-naked thru-prickly-pear-cactus-areas" - or - in one of the select "Feel Free To Hunt" locations, the terrain of which resembles the features of a Wal*Mart parking lot, except for the fact that there is more cover in a Wal*Mart parking lot); seasons may close on a moment's notice based on the whims of Olympia, the potential presence of snow, or on wind direction; the creatures can't be hunted or even looked-at on the Hanford Reach National Monument since the Feds took over; Bigfoot/feets that have illegally immigrated from other countries are not in season, but are eligible for many free benefits, including medical treatment, Social Security, low rent/free housing & college tuition (Note: If you encounter one of these, you must immediately give them your gun, vehicle, cash, and the deed to your house.); the tribes can harvest all they want in the name of "religious significance" using traditional synthetic monofilament nets strung across trails and hauled to the hunt site in traditional modes of transportation such as government-provided, lifted, high-performance 1-ton 4X4 trucks, or they can opt to use traditional low-yield nukes . . . but, I digress . . .
     
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  18. Encoreman

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    Hey Bogie, You suggested missing link as in evolution. Well I have but 1 question about that. If we evolved from monkeys or apes, why are they still around. When 1 species evolves into another, the 1st species dies off. Try reading Genesis chapter 1. It tells is all, God created man in his image. So in that light, if you get your sights on a bigfoot and want to dust it off, it ain't any kin to me. LOL Mac
     
  19. Griz44

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    I don't see any reason to kill something just for killing. If it does not threaten me, and I cannot (or would not) eat it, then I would just let it be.
    I have been hunting all over the Great State of Texas for almost 50 years now. I think I have seen every critter that God put here, and a few that man imported. No Bigfoots. No signs.
     
  20. JeepGeeek

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    5 pages of ethical delimna about something that doesn't exist.

    Unbelievable.
     
  21. daddy-o

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    lol:D
     
  22. wankerjake

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    mmmmm

    It is with little doubt that the meat of a sasquatch would be inherently delicious, and should therefore be shot on sight...unless of course it could be taken alive and subsequently be domesticated and raised as a cheap (and healthy) alternative to beef...
     
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