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paul oman
11-05-2010, 09:40 AM
http://pic80.picturetrail.com/VOL816/152386/23408996/393156699.jpg

Phillip Allen
11-05-2010, 09:45 AM
Now, Paul...you're gonna get em stired up

Ian McColgin
11-05-2010, 09:46 AM
Quick! Call PETA!

Tom from Rubicon
11-05-2010, 09:49 AM
I've seen this photo so many times I noticed the duct tape on the sling.

paul oman
11-05-2010, 09:59 AM
foxes shouldn't be hunting ducts either.

Phillip Allen
11-05-2010, 10:04 AM
Foxes get plenum to eat without guns

Milo Christensen
11-05-2010, 10:07 AM
Probably help if the fox were to chamber a round and close the bolt.

paul oman
11-05-2010, 11:42 AM
Milo

are you suggesting those rabbits just died from fright?

paul oman
11-05-2010, 11:54 AM
or maybe the fox was just setting up for rabbit #3........

Andrew Craig-Bennett
11-05-2010, 12:01 PM
It's not the perfect weapon for rabbits, unless you want to eat Mechanically Recovered Meat rather than leg, saddle, etc.

P.I. Stazzer-Newt
11-05-2010, 01:29 PM
The tool of choice for edible rabbit.
http://thehuntinglife.com/html/sections/articles/images/rabbiting.jpg

Peerie Maa
11-05-2010, 01:40 PM
The tool of choice for edible rabbit.
http://thehuntinglife.com/html/sections/articles/images/rabbiting.jpg

Not bad, but
http://www.thesuffolkpestcontrolcompany.co.uk/wp-content/gallery/working-ferret/working-ferrets-can-be-successful-and-is-more-friendly-to-the-eco-system-than-gassing.jpg
better.:)

Songololo
11-05-2010, 01:51 PM
That reminds me of this story:


Ferret Leggers

Mr. Reg Mellor, the "king of the ferret-leggers," paced across his tiny Yorkshire miner's cottage as he explained the rules of the English sport that he has come to dominate rather late in life. Read on here (http://www.wesjones.com/ferret.htm#source)...

Breakaway
11-05-2010, 02:13 PM
Wow! Britain is, like, Coney Island!:D

Phillip Allen
11-05-2010, 02:16 PM
Wow! Britain is, like, Coney Island!:D

and they think we're crazy...

gibetheridge
11-05-2010, 02:22 PM
Like I think I said in another thread, sometimes I think it's more our imagination than our intelligence that differentiates us from the rest of the animal kingdom.

Phillip Allen
11-05-2010, 02:24 PM
I imagine so...

Peerie Maa
11-05-2010, 02:25 PM
Wow! Britain is, like, Coney Island!:D

Well, it is a story about a Yorkshire man. ;)

Nicholas Scheuer
11-05-2010, 02:36 PM
"Got me a wabbit. Now I'm gonna get me oneodemgoddamm HORSES!"

"Aim High", Momma said, "Aim High".

Moby Nick

paladin
11-05-2010, 02:44 PM
Friggin' trajectory is way too high unless the wabbitts are 1200 meters away. and no, that rifle is not out of caliber for the targets...perhaps for really lousy shots....the idea is to aim 1/2 inch down between the ears and knock them out to recover fresh meat. I have intentionally done that with a pistol at about 25 yards....a friend thought I was joking when I told him what I was doing. He stopped laughing, he thought the rabbit was dead, and about 20 minutes later a local was starting to clean the rabbit when it woke up....I thought it was funny...but I guess others didn't.......

downthecreek
11-05-2010, 03:22 PM
Wow! Britain is, like, Coney Island!:D

The real Coney Island is off the coast of Sligo in the wild, wet west of Ireland. (How many NYers know that? ;))

bobbys
11-05-2010, 03:28 PM
The real Coney Island is off the coast of Sligo in the wild, wet west of Ireland. (How many NYers know that? ;)).

I did not know that.

How are the hot dawgs there?

RichKrough
11-05-2010, 03:29 PM
Every time I went out hunting for a fox I usually woke up with a dog.

downthecreek
11-05-2010, 03:46 PM
.

I did not know that.

How are the hot dawgs there?

Like everything else on Coney Island, the dawgs are chilly and damp.

paladin
11-05-2010, 04:13 PM
Only two things worth anything on Coney Island...Nathans hot dogs.....and a little farter down, Nathans hot dogs with better chili, good cheddar cheese and red onions. Nathans has good dogs but the onions were limp and sweet and the chili had no pizzazz, their buns were warm but perhaps steamed, the other fellows were toasted.

Captain Blight
11-05-2010, 04:20 PM
Every time I went out hunting for a fox I usually woke up with a dog.

Niiiiice.

I got bit by a dead fox once and had to get a rabies series, I've left them well alone since then, though if the price of pelts ever goes up again I might see what I can do about it. Of course, with the coyote explosion of the past 20 years, there's fewer fox around, they compete directly for the same niche.

seanz
11-05-2010, 06:26 PM
with the coyote explosion

Those cartoons are real?!?!

Breakaway
11-05-2010, 06:35 PM
The real Coney Island is off the coast of Sligo in the wild, wet west of Ireland. (How many NYers know that? ;))

Haha! Actually, I DID know that! ("Da," may he rest, was a Kerryman.)

Kevin

paladin
11-05-2010, 08:34 PM
Female coyotes at one time were worth 35 bucks, males 25.....when I was 16-17 I made more money on a long weekend at grandads with my .243 Remington than my dad mad all week driving trucks. Didn't see many fox around home....

Bernadette
11-05-2010, 08:43 PM
i like what RichKrough said...!

purri
11-06-2010, 01:16 AM
Looks like a Sako to me.

Flying Orca
11-06-2010, 02:49 PM
Rabbits are tiny. What you want is a nice big hare or two:

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4067/5151532643_292f897fc6_b.jpg

http://www.flickr.com/photos/flying_orca/5151532643/(Those are my first two hares; I was ten years old, living on the northwest coast of Hudson Bay.)
http://www.flickr.com/photos/flying_orca/5151532643/http://www.flickr.com/photos/flying_orca/5151532643/http://flic.kr/p/8RdXbk

skuthorp
11-06-2010, 03:41 PM
We have hares here, I remember watching my grandfather sneak up on them hiding in the tussocks (Poa species of grass) and on one occasion grabbing one with his hands. Foxes, the 4 legged kind, are introduced vermin here and along with cats, rabbits and humans have taken a devastating toll on the natural species of Australia.

PeterSibley
11-06-2010, 04:34 PM
Not bad, but
http://www.thesuffolkpestcontrolcompany.co.uk/wp-content/gallery/working-ferret/working-ferrets-can-be-successful-and-is-more-friendly-to-the-eco-system-than-gassing.jpg
better.:)

Hmmm, note the spade ! You better train your ferret in sandy country .DAMHIK.

Andrew Craig-Bennett
11-06-2010, 04:43 PM
Hares are "game" here, unlike rabbits which are vermin, but in any case I prefer just watching them; they have always seemed to me to be noble creatures, unlike rabbits.

purri
11-06-2010, 06:02 PM
And hares don't get calicivirus. Sambal sauced hare, yum!

bobbys
11-07-2010, 12:25 AM
Radioactive wabbits.

http://www.seattlepi.com/local/6420ap_wa_radioactive_rabbit.html?source=mypi

skuthorp
11-07-2010, 02:34 AM
This is what rabbits looked like in the worst years in Aus.
http://www.dpi.qld.gov.au/images/Biosecurity_EnvironmentalPests/IPA-Rabbit-Plague250.jpg
http://aso.gov.au/titles/documentaries/life-sheep-farm/clip2/

purri
11-07-2010, 06:02 AM
^ FauxNews afficionados no doubt.

PeterSibley
11-07-2010, 06:21 AM
Hares are "game" here, unlike rabbits which are vermin, but in any case I prefer just watching them; they have always seemed to me to be noble creatures, unlike rabbits.

Rabbits ...underground mutton .

paladin
11-07-2010, 08:23 AM
About 1960 I took a hare on Cut Throat Island, off the coast of Labrador...when dressed out the tail was just past the stock of my Winchester 30-30 and the end of the barrel rested between the ears on the skull cap...sent a piktoor home to my mommy and she swore I was lying and it had to be a sheepskin, no wabbitts were that big.

tigerregis
11-07-2010, 11:59 AM
...and under her waist her belly was placed
and under that her cunny.

This is from a collection of British Folk songs which I purchased in Ithaca NY, 1963/64.
It is called "The Best of Dalliance" sung by the late Ed McCurdey. Of course the ultimate word is "coney" from coneybear.

seanz
11-07-2010, 02:42 PM
Giantism is a response to both island-type isolation and as a response to the cold-- it's a surface area-to-mass ratio kind of thing. It's why polar bears are so damn big and terrifying.

There are giant mice.....I learned that from cartoons too.

BarnacleGrim
11-07-2010, 03:54 PM
Hares are "game" here, unlike rabbits which are vermin, but in any case I prefer just watching them; they have always seemed to me to be noble creatures, unlike rabbits.
I for one wouldn't mind a piece of Mrs. McGregor's famous pie.

Phillip Allen
11-07-2010, 06:06 PM
There are giant mice.....I learned that from cartoons too.

you mean those real bouncy ones from Oz?

seanz
11-07-2010, 06:13 PM
That's them! Nobody else will believe me.

mommicked
11-07-2010, 07:02 PM
I think the fox should at least wear camo and an orange hat. Nice choice of rifle though. .22 LR or .223 one wonders....maybe a .22 cb cap would explain the high barrel angle for the shot.

Andrew Craig-Bennett
11-07-2010, 07:44 PM
I for one wouldn't mind a piece of Mrs. McGregor's famous pie.

I just made one.

Then, of course, there's this...


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SVdoZNxtL8k

BarnacleGrim
11-07-2010, 07:56 PM
Inversely,


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PsJtoVBhmbw