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.410 is REAL impressive. how close was the deer, under 20 yards?

 

you know the reason a .410 does not have a name like 28,20,16,or 12 guage is b.c it is so small it would have been like a 64 guage and it was not selling so they changed the name to .410 or the diameter of the barrell.

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hard to judge at night you mean LMAO

that why they make head lights so you can field dress and use both hands...

hunting at night again HUH livingGrey.

 

Our first line of defence is not drawing attention to us, our property, our location. If one trying to stay invisible, breaking simple laws (like shooting hours) is not advisable. Certainly, field dressing may end up being done in the dark, HOWEVER, shooting after legal hours can draw unwanted and unnecessary attention/investigation by curious others.

 

Living Gray is a life style. When driving we are careful to not exceed the speed limit (which could draw unwanted attention). I quit wearing camo when going to town (which could draw unwanted attention). We stopped using an ATM card (which could draw unwanted attention).

 

Shooting after hours is just not a good idea when one wants to be gray.

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I was joking with you bud

 

and in this day and age killing anything is considered barbaric by some so it ain't really grey is it.

 

when I was young a friend shot out his side window shooting at a buck running along side his truck

got the buck but needed a new window.

 

I was parked on a hill overlooking a pasture a doe stepped out and I slid my rifle off the rack and

propped it on my knee fired and I never realized my headliner held so much dirt I had to take a moment

to fall out of the truck and clean my eyes and gag up a dust ball got the doe but had to clean out my

truck.

 

a friend was hunting early in the morning and had a single shot 12 with buck shot he fell asleep

with his back against a fallen log a sound woke him up and as he turned he spotted a deer

about 15 feet away and shot A huge hole through both front shoulders what a mess.

 

a girlfriend blew the antenna off her truck target shooting.

 

and the worst was a man we all knew shot a hole through the floorboard tire and wheel

with a semi auto rifle he went back to a bolt action.

 

and the funniest well I will leave that for another day

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I was joking with you bud

and in this day and age killing anything is considered barbaric by some .

 

After 25 years as a Community College Administrator, using learning moments is a natural for me. Your joke seemed like one of those moments - a good time to comment on living gray.

 

Being gray is often a variable that depends on the normal activities of the local population. Where we live, most people hunt deer for meat to put in their freezer so shooting during the day prior to or during the hunting season is a normal activity. It's shooting (guns do make a loud bang that can be heard for a long ways in the country) outside of some time-frame when shooting is expected, that has the potential to draw unwanted attention.

 

Thanks for the opportunity to comment on survival in the country.

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living grey:

 

well I wish I could live in the grey zone but I am too well known for many reasons

and I raise animals and Da law came out for defending my property.

and my animals more than a few times.

some Yankee animal rights activists lives down the road I got them broke in now they hardly

piss themselves hearing a shot now police do not bother to come out anymore unless called

and no one around here calls and the PETA family finally just gave up.

 

was at the store and they called me a animal assassin and a redneck I smiled and said thank you

the place erupted in laughter they got embarrassed and left we still get a giggle out of it.

 

For many years have known personally many officers I am active in local affairs

and both political and donations for firemen Christmas and police equipment etc. purposes.

 

I have cut a wide swath in my life and made many friends and a few enemies but there are very few

places in the world I can't have a place to crash and food and good company but I still sit with my

back to the wall at an angle to the door.

looking over the cards and letters from friends {no family left} I am pleased that I had been a part

of each one and though each year there are a few less I would not have traded their friendship for

all the money in the world.

 

I do not know if you are aware the powers that be can read printed mail through security envelopes

so worrying about it too much is only going to make a person uptight but your spot on

as far as facebook and twitter and I never post pictures or email them if you mail them YOU ARE RIGHT.

wrap letters in foil it makes them crazy letters too.

anything can be sent anytime under dark circumstances but that is not for public consumption.

I learned the dirty end of the stick, the dark arts got the box tops and my decoder ring

my other is annoyed that I am so in tune with my surroundings because it is obvious after I explain

how I gathered the information I still use the water glass trick but glass is passe'

cant see sh*t in plastic.

in my post introducing myself from the top to the bottom know quite a few not near as many as

I once did but 90% have this grin when they recognize me and a exuberant greeting and will cross

the room to see you and vice versa I feel blessed to have such feelings of friendship and hate

I hope I am judged by my enemies, because if you do not have enemies you have not made

your position known or have tried to be passive or not involved or afraid of being labeled.

and if any come for me I may not make it but they will limp slinking away LOL

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This could only happin in the Country - Here in Michigan, the late doe season is on. Last night my wife was swamp hunting and got a nice sized doe with her Tarus Judge - 2 3/4 in .410 slug.

 

Nicely done Mrs. LivingGray. an early Christmas present.

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was at the store and they called me a animal assassin and a redneck I smiled and said thank you
I'll only back them up on the condition that you dispatched your live stock with a samurai sword or a scoped silenced rifle from the next hill over. Haha animal assassin :rolleyes:

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living grey:

 

well I wish I could live in the grey zone but I am too well known for many reasons

and I raise animals and Da law came out for defending my property.

and my animals more than a few times.

some Yankee animal rights activists lives down the road I got them broke in now they hardly

piss themselves hearing a shot now police do not bother to come out anymore unless called

and no one around here calls and the PETA family finally just gave up.

 

Living gray is a variable. It is not a case of one-size-fits-all. There are certainly many common characteristics, but they must be adapted to the local situation. I'm glad to hear that the police don't bother to come out anymore. That's a luxury that we have not yet achieved.

 

Too many "city people" who have moved into he country around here. The problem is that when they move into the country, they bring their city values with them. If it's dark and they hear a gunshot, their city values tell them to call the Police. I expect that condition will only get worse in the future. Thanks for the post - good to know how others are doing.

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Nicely done Mrs. LivingGray. an early Christmas present.

 

Mrs. LivingGray gets most of the venison - I can't sit still like she can. She is also an excellent shot (over the past several years she has taken 19 deer with her .357). The deer is hanging in the barn (we let them age for a while before butchering) - probably tomorrow will spend the day turning the deer into venison.

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I was joking with you bud

 

and in this day and age killing anything is considered barbaric by some so it ain't really grey is it.

 

when I was young a friend shot out his side window shooting at a buck running along side his truck

got the buck but needed a new window.

 

I was parked on a hill overlooking a pasture a doe stepped out and I slid my rifle off the rack and

propped it on my knee fired and I never realized my headliner held so much dirt I had to take a moment

to fall out of the truck and clean my eyes and gag up a dust ball got the doe but had to clean out my

truck.

 

a friend was hunting early in the morning and had a single shot 12 with buck shot he fell asleep

with his back against a fallen log a sound woke him up and as he turned he spotted a deer

about 15 feet away and shot A huge hole through both front shoulders what a mess.

 

a girlfriend blew the antenna off her truck target shooting.

 

and the worst was a man we all knew shot a hole through the floorboard tire and wheel

with a semi auto rifle he went back to a bolt action.

 

and the funniest well I will leave that for another day

 

And we tell children not to play with guns?! This is a prime example what happens when children are not told not to play with guns and the children grow up. LMAO Always, engage brain prior to taking off the safety.

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I hope I am judged by my enemies, because if you do not have enemies you have not made

your position known or have tried to be passive or not involved or afraid of being labeled.

and if any come for me I may not make it but they will limp slinking away LOL

 

Your lips to God's ears, sir.

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