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Old 05-02-2016, 10:13 AM   #1
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why can't u shoot birds 'on the sit" with .22?

It's certainly feasible. I've shot 1000's of them in this manner. It can be done with a pellet rifle, quietly, without endangering anyone or anything, too, as long as the shot is at an upward angle. Especially if you hit the bird with that pellet. It's not going any further after that impact.

So, no, you dont need to spend 30c on a shotshell, $400 on a shotgun, and make all that noise, just to shoot a quail or a dove. Much less have to feed and care for a dog all year, haul them to the hunting fields, blah, blah, spending many $ for each oz of bird meat. :-) Preying on birds all year long doesn;t seem to matter much, if any, cause nearly all of them fall dead to diseases or raptors anyway. Ground-dwelling birds are of course eaten (mostly as chicks) by snakes, possoms, coons, cats, dogs, and so on. So, in effect, what's the diff between the low $ type, who shoots a few score of the birds, as entertainment all thru out the year, and the fat cat who kills scores per day, every day, cause he can afford to do so "in season"?
 
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Old 05-02-2016, 10:30 AM   #2
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It's certainly feasible. I've shot 1000's of them in this manner. It can be done with a pellet rifle, quietly, without endangering anyone or anything, too, as long as the shot is at an upward angle. Especially if you hit the bird with that pellet. It's not going any further after that impact.

So, no, you dont need to spend 30c on a shotshell, $400 on a shotgun, and make all that noise, just to shoot a quail or a dove. Much less have to feed and care for a dog all year, haul them to the hunting fields, blah, blah, spending many $ for each oz of bird meat. :-) Preying on birds all year long doesn;t seem to matter much, if any, cause nearly all of them fall dead to diseases or raptors anyway. Ground-dwelling birds are of course eaten (mostly as chicks) by snakes, possoms, coons, cats, dogs, and so on. So, in effect, what's the diff between the low $ type, who shoots a few score of the birds, as entertainment all thru out the year, and the fat cat who kills scores per day, every day, cause he can afford to do so "in season"?
What a patently stupid post. Instead of a versatile shotgun and a well trained Labrador, I'se rather shoot pigeons along the railroad tracks with a Daisy BB gun.

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