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How to hunt deer with a howitzer

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Dave Markowitz, Aug 21, 2004.

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  1. Dave Markowitz

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    :what: :what: OH MY GOD! LMMFAO! :what: :what:

    that is one of the craziest things i've seen. once you think you've seen everything, someone out there does something crazier!

    i want to try that one day :D
     
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    I like this guy! I also want a cannon like that! Just tell the judge, "It WAS muzzleloading season!"

    BTW, just surfed ALIS for AZ laws, and I cannot find anything in the ARS that prohibits using this cannon while hunting.....
     
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    HAAHHAHAHAHAHahahahaaa

    Step 10:
    10. In the event that you do have unscheduled on-lookers while you are field dressing the deer, ( especially if a Game Warden happens by ) be ready to explain to him that you got very, very, excited and that you kept shooting your "12 gage shotgun" until the deer finally went down. Tell him you fired "at least as many times as you find holes in the deer". Take him over and show him all the empty cases ( which you previously spread-out far away from the Mountain Howitzer ) Act very, very, excited and be very, very, convincing. ( your freedom may depend on it ) You may need to tell him that you had to reload, two or even three times, depending on the number of holes you find in the deer. ( the pattern of your individual mountain howitzer cannon will dictate the extent of your tale ) However, if you shot your deer at less than 100 yards, this may not work at all, and you will now be in big trouble. ( Hopefully the Judge will have a sense of humor when he exclaims to the Game Warden, .............. "You telling me he actually shot a Deer with a Mountain Howitzer Cannon?" )
     
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    Uh......

    Isn't this method a little hard on the meat?
     
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    I think that's why he recommends that you not shoot if the deer is closer than 100 yards...
     
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    As a hunter/sportsman, what I want to know is what moron dreamed this up.
     
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    Fascinating!
     
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    Lighten up, Francis.

    It's funny!:D
     
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    Puntgunning for deer?

    :D

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    Step 1, ensure that FO's radio is up and he has accurate map.:p
     
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    I would say a very creative and industrious 'moron'. Creating that cannon required a huge effort and dedication.

    I respect that sort of thing. I think most hunters don't go to even one tenth that effort to bag their deer.
     
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    Hopefully any cretin who tries this will:

    1) Overcharge the cannon with blackpowder causing a huge explosion which will take him to his demise, or having survived that,

    2) Be arrested and jailed by the local game warden, fined into homelessness and have all his firearms confiscated.
     
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    I'm working on a man-portable version

    It's called


    THE BUCKZOOKA (TM) !!!!!!





    :neener:
     
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    The only thing funnier then the story were the comments about what a terrible person the guy is for doing this...
     
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    Buckzooka...That sounds great. A 4 cm shoulderfired recoilless cannon. Maybe I should call up Carl Gustav, they are missing a prime retail market. Although the meat damage from HE shells MIGHT be a slight problem.


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    I thought that was a joke, untill I saw the photo at the end.

    After seeing that I am pretty divided.

    On one hand, it seems kinda unsporting, and a little like overkill, like shooting a prairie dog with a .50bmg.

    On the other hand, the effort that went into finding the spot, planning how to make the shot, and the fact that it is probably a very clean kill. I can't really think of a faster kill than 6 slugs hitting a deer at the same time.

    I.G.B.
     
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    Mmmmmmm....venison sausage. :D

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    I know of a certain sergeant who used his multimillion dollar M-1 tank's gyrostabilized, 10X zoom, laser ranging and thermal-imaging 120mm cannon to whack a deer at a government-approved-laser-rangefinder'd 1,400 yards... non-explosive training shell.

    Apparently, it went down in it's tracks, never knew what hit him. With a 120mm, I believe it. And the gunner and loader were witnesses (the gunner looked through the sights, the sergeant fired using the tank commander's extension and override trigger.)


    Ouch.
     
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    hahahhahahh that is waaaaaaaay too funny.

    Picture of the day :D
     
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    That picture under step #1 sure the heck ain't Wisconsin ...

    Looks like it could be Montana or some other western state.
     
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    :what:

    I, too, thought it was a joke until I saw the picture. I honestly don't see a problem with it. Planning to lie to a game warden is definitely wrong, but this guy seems to have more of a chance of cleaning killing a deer than the countless hunters who tramp into the woods each fall with a semi-auto centerfire through which they've fired only 2-3 rounds through since the previous season.
     
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    Why the hostility?

    RileyMc, why do you feel bad for the guy? He took a deer in a creative and fast method. I would argue that the deer didn't suffer at all. I've heard of people shooting deer 5-6 times with a semi/pump/bolt action firearm before. They just keep shooting until the deer has left their sights or is down.

    Sure, fooling the game warden/witnesses is misleading, but I thought that part was funny.
     
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    Sure building the cannon and ammo was creative and industrious. But that's not what I have the issue with.

    A real hunter puts in probably as much effort into other aspects of the hunt. It's about a humane kill that puts meat on the table, but it's also about knowing the deer and their habits in a given area. You don't get a deer hunter's perspective from an artilleryman's point of view.

    That's a lot of what I'm talking about.

    The guy knows his cannon, sure. But to say it's probably a very clean kill; what about the balls that effectively amounted to gut shots? Not good. BTW, the same thing can happen using buckshot through a gun that patterns wide instead of tighter.
     
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