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Whats the best caliber for sea lions?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by CrisOR, Apr 7, 2006.

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  1. CrisOR

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    ROFLMFAO!!!!!!!!!!
     
  3. gunsmith

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    they're to cute to shoot!

    I couldn't shoot one, unless it was mugging me.
     
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    At first I thought this was going to be an threas that was in poor taste, but after reading the article I would say anything between .243 and 30-06. If it is to help conserve the salmon population, I would love to buy a sea-lion tag and go sit on the dam with my M1917. I bet sea-lions are good eating.:D
     
  5. Dr.Rob

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    Easy...hire Eskimo/Innuit/ (not sure which tribes are in the area) hunters to take care of it... they have a right to hunt by treaty, the salmon get upstream, and someone gets a new pair of boots or a kayak made of sea lion skin.

    WHERE to shoot a sea lion or leopard seal is something that occured to me while watching the movie "8 below" other than a head-shot picking the right place to punch a critter that moves like an eel and is mostly blubber would be a tough shot.

    30-06 should do the trick.
     
  6. Thefabulousfink

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    IIRC, The Bonneville Dam is on the Columbia River a little east of Portland. No Eskimos of Inuits around there but there are local tribes (can't remeber which) that still have fishing rights along the river.
    They have big fishing competitions, why not a sea lion shooting comp from the top of the dam?:evil:
     
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    I can just imagine the PETA response! It would be something like: "Shoot a sea lion and an indian family will have to spend the winter with no shoes"!
     
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    I saw a documentary on eskimo's hunting walrus. They seem to prefer a marlin .30-30 and take head shots.
     
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    I hope 7.62.39 FMJ's will do the job. If not, I may have to borrow one of you guy's 30-06's.
     
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    What would PETA do? This is a real catch 22 for those bone heads! Save the endangered salmon or save the cute little sea lions? Hey... I wonder if their skin would make a nice coat.:confused:
     
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    PETA would be fine with killing them as long as nobody ate them, skined them, or had any fun in killing them.:neener:
     
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    the salmon are only endangered because of overfishing.
     
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    30/30 seen it done on a seal, don't like the taste of seal meat though.. :barf:
     
  14. Northwet

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    22 LR

    My Dad was a commercial fisherman on the coast of Oregon in the mid '50s. As he was pulling in the nets, sea lions would take a big bite out of a netted salmon then do it again to fish after fish.
    He carried a 22 LR Marlin rifle and found it to do the job.
    North"wet"
     
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    My friends father kept a lever gun on board for the same thing until it was no longer allowed.
     
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    I don't know...can sea lions CCW in Oregon?

    (Probably a .22lr. Hard to control recoil w/ no thumbs... :p )
     
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    I am afraid I have little care for salmon. All fish will be engangered soon due to over population forcing over fishing. When that happens do we start shooting vegetarians that eat only fish for reducing the number of codd or sole? Plus, if it cannot lick your face I am not too concerned about it safety. Fish are like paper weights with gills.
     
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    What do sea lions taste like? :D
     
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    Sea Lions are mean SOB's. Why anyone thinks they're "cute" is beyond me. They're hardly endangered anymore. In the old days the warden would have grabbed the rifle out of his truck and ended the problem right there. Now they have to spend millions on a committee and hand-wring endlessly. The sea lions are having a good laugh.
     
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    ?? I'm afraid you are ill informed. I've had lightly smoked Chinook caught that same morning. It's a religious experience. Pacific salmon are the finest fish on the planet. Well worth the cost of a few bullets to get rid of the sea lions.

    SALMON RULE!!
     
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    Have you ever tried to use a fish as a paper weight? Their not very good at it, rent Office Space and you'll see what I mean.:neener:
     
  23. Justin

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    Why use a bullet when a club will suffice? :evil:
     
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    Darnit!Justin beat me to it!:D
     
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    Up here in Seattle, they have tried the exact same measures (noisemakers, rubber bullets, rubber-tipped arrows, underwater bubble machines) on the sea lion population at the Ballard locks. The sea lions hang out at the entrance to the locks and munch on the spawning salmon as they return to lay eggs in the Lake Washington watershed. The sea lions apparently soon learn to shrug off whatever tactics are used and keep munching away.
     
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