Some Hunters Ain't Too Smart

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Newt

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(I know this one isn't true but it sure is a great tale)
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From a radio program, a supposedly true report of an incident in Minnesota:
A guy buys a brand new Lincoln Navigator for $42,500 and has $560 monthly payments. He and a friend go duck hunting in winter, and of course all the lakes are frozen. These two guys drive out on the lake with their guns, a dog, and of course the new vehicle. They unload the guns, decoys, dog, etc., and get ready.

Now, they want to make some kind of a natural landing area for the ducks and a place to float the decoys. In order to make a hole large enough to look like something a wandering duck would fly down and land on, it would take a little more effort than an ice hole drill.
Out of the back of the new Navigator comes a stick of dynamite with a short, 40-second fuse.

Now these two Rocket Scientists do take into consideration that they want to place the stick of dynamite on the ice at a location far from where they and the new Navigator are standing. Because they don't want to take the risk of slipping on the ice when they run from the burning fuse and possibly go up in smoke with the resulting blast, they light the 40-second fuse and throw the dynamite far from the Lincoln.

Remember a couple of paragraphs back when I mentioned the vehicle, the guns and the dog? Let's talk about the dog: A highly trained Black Lab used for RETRIEVING. especially things thrown by the owner.
You guessed it, the dog takes off at a high rate of doggy speed on the ice and captures the stick of dynamite with the burning 40-second fuse about the time it hits the ice. The two men yell, scream, wave their arms and wonder what to do now. The dog, cheered on by all the shouting & waving, keeps coming. One of the guys grabs a shotgun and shoots at the dog.

The shotgun is loaded with #6 birdshot, great for ducks, but hardly big enough to stop a Black Lab. The dog stops for a moment, slightly confused, but continues on. Another shot and this time the dog, still standing, becomes really confused and of course terrified, thinking these two geniuses have gone insane. The dog takes off to find the nearest cover, which happens to be under the brand new Navigator.

----BOOM!---- Dog and Navigator are blown to bits and sink to the bottom of the lake thru a very large hole, leaving the two idiots standing there with this "I can't believe this happened" look on their faces.

The insurance company said that sinking a vehicle in a lake by illegal use of explosives is not covered. He still had to make all those $560 a month payments! And you thought you had bad days.


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Nice one Newt. Only thing is that a 12 bore cartridge with no 6 shot would still stop the dog. I know from experience (of foxes, not dogs). Unless of course they were such bad shots they only hit it with a couple of the pellets. [:D]


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Newt

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Lab - thick fur and in winter, good layer of fat. Unless point blank or a shot to the brain thru the eye socket, I really doubt #6 would slow them very much. Especially not in steel like the waterfowl loads have to be over here these days. Dang things will barely stop a duck and most would be using #4 even for duck loads.

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Nah !, sixes are for feathers.... think you'd need something much heavier for a Lab, I've got one and she's as thick as flip [:I]

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you've also got to remember that this is a yank cartridge we're talking about mate & we all know they can't get anything right with sizes [;)]


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Sure. No. 6 aren't designed for dog shooting, but if you hit it with a full 32 gram pattern of no 6 lead shot in the head at 20 yards using a half choke barrel, I am convinced that would stop it.

That's a fairly tight pattern of 300 pellets moving at a good whack. We use no 5's for geese very effectively. You just need to make sure you put the pattern on the head, not the body.

I don't know anything about steel shot though and maybe Trogg's right, is a yank no. 6 the same as ours?

Anyway the jokes still good, I just wanted o start a non political debate. [:D][:D][:D]


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true or not i liked it!!!![:D][:D][:D]



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Thats in the Darwin Awards book, but I dont know if they confirmed it as true.

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