Killed a groundhog with a bowie, once - Arms Locker
Arms Locker Gun Forum
Go Back   Arms Locker > Arms Locker > Knife Talk


Like Tree6Likes
  • 1 Post By John in AR
  • 1 Post By FordPrefect
  • 2 Post By John in AR
  • 2 Post By BigBassMan
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 09-10-2016, 05:12 PM   #1
Registered User
 
Joined: Jun 2016
From: USA

Posts: 1,430
Killed a groundhog with a bowie, once

when I was a kid. me and my cousin billy Sterner cornered it and I kept doing half turn throws until I stuck it a good one. Then, after it mellowed out, stab to the back of the head finished it off. Skinned it at dusk, summer night, with skeeters eating us ALIVE, man. I stretched the pelt on a board with nails,, but made the mistake of putting it on a hot tin roof to dry and forgot it for several days. It shriveled up like a hunk of baling twine.
 
Remove Ads
Old 09-10-2016, 06:36 PM   #2
Registered User
 
Joined: May 2004
From: Central Arkansas

Posts: 4,005
Wow. An animal the size of a large housecat, two of you, had a bowie knife, and you still weren't up to facing this horrible monster directly?

You "kept" throwing the knife until you finally stuck it, waited until this terrifying predator weakens from blood loss, and only THEN are you up to taking it on one-on-one; and even then still using the bowie knife. And even though it was a Bowie knife that saved you from this beast, you now call that knife pointless; even though you wouldn't face an animal (an herbivore, no less) the size of Garfield the cat, without one.

You know, it just dawned on me that of all the animals you've boasted of killing (and there have been way too many for a sane person), I don't recall a single one that wasn't a domesticated animal or a small herbivore... You talk of your combat firearm prowess, your martial arts prowess, and your yearnings to "bring down big brother", yet there's no actual trail of destruction in your wake other than domestic animals and small herbivores. Every arrest, you gave up meekly without a fight. What a sad tale indeed, isn't it?
BigBassMan likes this.
 
Old 09-11-2016, 04:41 PM   #3
Registered User
 
Joined: Feb 2016
From: Indiana

Posts: 102
No class..

In my opinion, killing non-game animals for sport demonstrates a lack of class..
BigBassMan likes this.
 
 
Old 09-11-2016, 04:58 PM   #4
Registered User
 
Joined: Jun 2015
From: Girard, IL

Posts: 1,157
That did not even sound sporting but I guess if you can;t hit one with a rifle at 150+ yards
 
Old 09-12-2016, 04:12 AM   #5
Registered User
 
Joined: Jun 2016
From: USA

Posts: 1,430
I was 13, there was a bounty on chucks in Macoupin county and if you think it's easy, try it sometime. I killed one with just my overshoe, too, same age.
 
Old 09-12-2016, 04:13 AM   #6
Registered User
 
Joined: Jun 2016
From: USA

Posts: 1,430
yeah, sure, you punks could barely tie your shoes at that age. but you IMAGInE that you were super duper ninjas. if you new billy, you'd realize that I was alone. :-)
 
Old 09-12-2016, 05:20 AM   #7
Registered User
 
Joined: May 2004
From: Central Arkansas

Posts: 4,005
Country life is supposed to toughen a person; it's the rule, not the exception. And it's a mistake to (once again) assume that you're the only one that's ever done anything.

At 12, I was driving to the store to buy my dads' whiskey (R&R in the square bottle, bought at Spano's store on hwy 21. Spano bought the store from Moser in 1969 iirc), and shooting a brick of .22's a week thru my pre-mk2 ruger 'standard' model, carried in a hunter-brand snap holster. At 15 or 16, I was shooting PPC competition weekly; using a borrowed smith 15, borrowed holster, borrowed hks speedloaders, and purchased wadcutter reloads. At Morris Gass' station on hwy 53.

I turned away a pack of feral dogs - killing the lead dog - with nothing but a kit-built CVA kentucky rifle and a bowie knife (a small one bought at the hardware store in the early 70's), I think at 14 years old. I certainly remember it, but it doesn't mean it was some kind of superhuman exploit, as you constantly brag about.

See John, lots of people have done stuff, and lots of people have certainly done a LOT more than I have. We just don't think every little incident or accomplishment is some kind of evidence that we individually are somehow super-special. People do stuff. You do, I do, everyone does.
Garand and BigBassMan like this.
 
Old 09-14-2016, 07:31 AM   #8
Registered User
 
Joined: Jun 2015
From: Girard, IL

Posts: 1,157
Got it! Melvin stabbed a groundhog to take over his hole!
gripper and FordPrefect like this.
 
Reply

  Arms Locker > Arms Locker > Knife Talk



Search tags for this page

evidence justme

Click on a term to search for related topics.

Thread Tools
Display Modes






Powered by vBulletin 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright © 2003 - 2011 Arms Locker. All rights reserved.