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Everything posted by chrisw

  1. If you were drunk and should not drive a vehicle but someone handed you the keys and said "here you go, take it for a spin," and you proceed to get into an accident that kills someone. Who's at fault? Is it the guy that provided the keys? Or is the guy who knew he wasn't capable of safely handling the car and yet did anyhow? The car is the firearm in this scenario, Baldwin was not capable of properly handling a firearm (clearly) and the driver was not capable of properly handling the car. Baldwin could've taken additional measures to ensure safety (firearm training), as the man with the car could've waited until he was sober. Sent from my moto g fast using Tapatalk
  2. So out of curiosity, if it were your decision to make, who bears the most blame? No movie set norms or "what usually happens." Your real world interpretation of blame. Sent from my moto g fast using Tapatalk
  3. Whether he says it or not, he is responsible. At least taking some of the blame on himself would give him some smidgen of dignity as a man. I hear what you're saying though. I'm sure he's pretty regulated on what he can say publicly, but something tells me that even in private, he wouldn't take any of the blame. Sent from my moto g fast using Tapatalk
  4. As far as seeing deer goes I had my best season ever, by far. I saw +/- 30 bucks, not too many BIG does at all but I've seen enough to fill some tags. Nov 1-4 were a bowhunters dream for me. I saw +/-18 bucks in those 4 days, had opportunities at a 3.5yr old + every single day in bow range. Where my season took an immediate turn for the worse on the 4th when I lost a really good buck. I've never drilled one directly in the shoulder blade before, but I have now. That buck was alive 4 days later, after that I have no idea. Gun season is usually really slow for us, the bucks are generally all gone off the lease by then. I've hunted roughly 6 times with gun and have seen deer every sit and only one sit where I couldn't have killed one (I saw 2 bucks at 590 yds). I've killed 3 does up to this point, which is enough meat for the wife and I. No more does for me, I'll kill a good buck if I happen to see one but I'm not planning on hunting a ton more. Time to start transitioning to steelhead and hopefully ice fishing. So, all in all, I had more opportunities at bucks than I ever have, and never punched that tag, to be expected every now and again when you target a specific age class. Antlers/big bucks are a bonus, the meat is what I want most at the end of the season and I have that. Sent from my moto g fast using Tapatalk
  5. While I agree there are multiple wrongs here, I disagree. If I were to hand you a firearm and told you to point it at something you shouldn't and pull the trigger, would you at least first check to be sure it was unloaded? Or just trust me? If you can't handle firearms responsibly then you shouldn't be playing with them at all, movie set or not, armorer on sight or not... I sold firearms for 8 years, one thing never changed for me or my guys, every firearm we picked up, no matter who handed it to us, no matter if it was brand new out of the box, it was made sure to be unloaded and was always handed off to someone else, action open... Sent from my moto g fast using Tapatalk
  6. While I agree something is wrong there... Who pointed a firearm at another human and pulled the trigger? Whether Baldwin was a gun novice or not, if you're going to point a firearm at someone you should damn well know how to check the firearm yourself, I don't care how many people handled it before him. Sent from my moto g fast using Tapatalk
  7. I was just curious as your exact response seems to be the resounding answer a few years post AR. It's difficult to have a fair talk about it with a lot of people. I'm certainly not the poster boy for it, but I would like to see it done. What people don't seem to grasp is it doesn't create larger/healthier herds for only certain hunters, it creates more opportunities at larger deer for everyone. And those same hunters will usually report back something along the lines of "I don't care about larger bucks" which is a lie really, albeit hard to confess to. Thanks for your input. Sent from my moto g fast using Tapatalk
  8. What were your thoughts when they passed the regulations? Were you opposed? How are your thoughts now, compared to then? Sent from my moto g fast using Tapatalk
  9. You are correct. My sincerest apologies Sir Nomad. Sent from my moto g fast using Tapatalk
  10. Last response. Have you ever heard the term "quality over quantity"? Would you rather go to a lake and catch 10" bass all day, or a different lake and catch 18" bass all day? What if I told you that the bass fishing in the 18" lake was strictly managed for quality fish? There were slot sizes for keeping fish. Are you still going to say you'd rather fish the 10" lake?? If you haven't gotten anything out of what I said up to this point then you won't. I guess if I could hope to get one point across to you it would be this: I want a change in season structure to appease myself and to ultimately give every hunter more opportunities at larger deer. You call that selfish. But don't for one second believe that because you say everyone should be able to shoot what they want and always wanting more seasons, more implements etc, that you aren't also being selfish. It works both ways. Sent from my moto g fast using Tapatalk
  11. Of course it would appease me. The same way it would appease you if they added on even more season. And you're right, I don't care about every Time, Dick or Harry's feelings. I care about the deer. I like deer more than I like most people. I'm not ashamed to admit it. Sent from my moto g fast using Tapatalk
  12. The season should never be setup to appease the hunters desires. Management is just that, it's for the health of the herd, period. So the fact that people are limited on time should not be a concern for the states management. To put it bluntly, I don't care about "cousin Eddie's woes" as to why he can't hunt this or that weekend. You make do with what you have. Noone gets to hunt as much as they wish they could, that's life. Sent from my moto g fast using Tapatalk
  13. So do you think the average hunter in NY is happier with a big buck? Or a small one? If there were 2 bucks in a field, one big, one small. Which do you kill? You stated that "it's great" when you kill a big one. You do realize that a season restructure and overall better deer herd would lead to more opportunities at "the big one" for everyone right? You can stand on a pedestal and say a lot of people don't care about antlers but we all know that's false about 98% of the time. Hunters are happier with the bigger deer. There's a reason taxidermists stay busy all year, and it's not because people like small deer. Sent from my moto g fast using Tapatalk
  14. So it appears you do in fact favor large bucks. Why is that? Why does someone who favors older age class deer so opposed to QDM? Sent from my moto g fast using Tapatalk
  15. You should probably stop while you're not ahead. Grammar and the use of punctuation are a pet peeve of mine, so pardon me if I don't argue statistics with people who don't/can't form a complete sentence. When I have to re-read every line of your post to try to figure out what you're trying to say, it takes away from the argument altogether. Riddle me this: Have you ever killed a "big" buck? If you had access to property with mature deer, would you still shoot little bucks? Do you have any deer mounted? Sent from my moto g fast using Tapatalk
  16. Exactly. What if someone handed an ordinary citizen a firearm in which you pointed it at someone and shot them? That's as cut and dry of a case as I've ever seen. Accident/negligence/ignorance... You'd still be responsible for killing someone. Sent from my moto g fast using Tapatalk
  17. A) it doesn't happen everyday. it's a big deal because you have a rich idiot spouting off against guns yet has no problem playing with them for his own profit and then shoots someone because of HIS OWN negligence, noone else's, and yet it's still someone else's fault. Sent from my moto g fast using Tapatalk
  18. Your version of smart and others may vary. If the threshold for intelligence is now centered around a vaccine choice that's a pitiful thing. The biggest difference in "you" and "us" is I don't give a crap if you're vaccinated or not, but the liberal bible must state that you put your nose in everyone else's affairs and give mandates as if your some higher power or intelligence (or anyone has to give a damn about your opinions). Sent from my moto g fast using Tapatalk
  19. I had the same thing last week. My wife and I were exposed. They called my wife the next day, and didn't contact me for an additional 4 days. So I was called 5 days later even though they were given my information that next day. It's all a crock... Sent from my moto g fast using Tapatalk
  20. Possibly a 6th and 7th. Oh, and maybe a different vaccine for a new strain... Sent from my moto g fast using Tapatalk
  21. Yea I saw that now. Sorry, I got you and Paula confused! Sent from my moto g fast using Tapatalk
  22. Beaver stir fry! Love it! What's the flavor/consistency? Sent from my moto g fast using Tapatalk
  23. So... If testing is necessary for unvaxxed, yet vaxxed people still get and spread the virus as well, why no testing unless symptomatic? Does that make any sense? Other than giving the public and vaxxed people reason to believe that their vaccine is actually doing something. Sent from my moto g fast using Tapatalk
  24. I could be? Now you've got me wondering!? If I remembered the wrong person my bad! Carry on! Good luck getting the buck @cynthiafu Sent from my moto g fast using Tapatalk
  25. There may be circumstances that I'm not aware in her case? Just making sure she understands the laws if not... But I know she already posted that she killed a buck opening day so I'm not sure how she could kill another until late season with the proper tags. Sent from my moto g fast using Tapatalk
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