No Hunting within 1000 yards of a residence!

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  1. jonbearman

    jonbearman I live in new york state,how unfortunate ! Gold $$ Contributor

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    My uncle has at least 7 holes in his siding as he is in a heavily hunted area. It is sad but I doubt anyone other than a maniac meant to do it. Its scary and it doesnt help but accidents do happen. I wish everyone would just take a second or two to back their shot up if possible or don't shoot till its safe but that is a perfect world.
     
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  2. skeeljc

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    When I lived in Fargo North Dakota in the 90's I knew a guy that shot fox and coyote off of I29 between Fargo and Grand Forks. Needless to say that was a less traveled interstate highway.
     
  3. mike a

    mike a 6BR Rocks Gold $$ Contributor

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    If that were my mother in laws house I'd consider that a miss! Damn.
     
  4. joshb

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    Where I lived in Delaware, every hunter knows the big deer hang out in and around the housing developments where the ladies plant tasty bushes . The smart hunters use bows and get permission from the angry homeowners.
     
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  5. mousegunner

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    I heard that police were called to house in AZ and the caller pointed to a .50 cal bullet laying on the engine block and complained about a local range. The police asked him how the round came to be on top of the engine without making a hole in the hood.....cue the cricket sounds.
     
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  6. msinc

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    I own several farms that I don't live on. In this area there is a lot of little neighborhoods with very close together houses. A few years back I was asked by both the state police and the local sheriff's dept. if they could use one of the farms to sight in and target shoot their swat team and sniper rifles. Not an issue, and I showed them exactly where to go and shoot safely. A couple years go by and everyone is happy, these guys are all glad they have a place to shoot so close to home.
    Then a "stray bullet" breaks thru the window of a house in a neighborhood about 3 miles away. In almost the exact opposite direction the troopers and deputies shoot. Somehow the local communist democrat run news media {aren't they all??} reached the conclusion and reported that it was a stray bullet from local LEO's practicing at an "unauthorized range".
    The homeowner files suit and receives an "undisclosed" settlement. Many moons ago I worked with the homeowner and he never seemed like this type. I guess certain events can trigger true colors. All the LEO's are told that they can no longer shoot on private property. Both dept's now have to pay for time and fuel to travel an hour one way to shoot.
    The bullet, which barely had enough speed to crack thru the window and land harmlessly on the floor was not the type or caliber they shoot and was in near pristine condition. But, they were there shooting that day, in fact several responded to the call of a "sniper shooting into houses with a black rifle"....this is the crazy world we live in!!
    You cant make this stuff up. There is stupid and then there is democrat stupid. They take stupid to a whole new level. They even have a special kind of stupid...it's called California democrat stupid {as in keep voting for Pelosi and Feinstein}
     
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  7. kneedtospeed

    kneedtospeed Tom Dunn Gold $$ Contributor

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    If shes anything like her daughter, it was definitely just a careless ricochet. :)
     
  8. SPQR70AD

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    be careful one day someone might get mad at you call police using the red flag law and you will get to meet that same swat team. I would have turned down their request
     
  9. 338 dude

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    I got to start staying at a holiday inn
     
  10. natdscott

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    Nate, again, found a reason to not give a shit.

    Cheers.
     
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  11. 300_whisper

    300_whisper Silver $$ Contributor

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    Bill here!

    cheers to a thread lock! ;)
     
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  12. natdscott

    natdscott P100, HM, DR, experienced beginner. Gold $$ Contributor

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    I’m an AMERICAN.
     
  13. 1badgoat

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    This went down hill fast....... Hope winter comes to an early end so everyone can go back to shooting at targets.
     
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  14. hogpatrol

    hogpatrol Don't criticize the farmer with your mouth full. Gold $$ Contributor

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    ????
    I Bitch Too Little?
    I Bumble Thru Life?
    It’s Been Totally Lovely?
    I Bet They Lose?

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    OK! I’ll tell an “idiot” story!
    Years ago, I had an 80 acre farm. You turned off the public road onto a gravel road that ran between a row of houses, thru a chain link fence and parked on the 80 ft.X300 ft. gravel parking lot. Next to the parking lot was a small shed and some benches where we could set up and shoot into the side of a hill. The houses along the road were at our backs. Behind the hill was 2 miles of empty farm land. The “neighbors” knew me and were OK with it.
    One nice summer day, a guy I knew called and wanted to take some friends pistol shooting at the farm. I said OK. Three hours later, one of the neighbors calls me and he’s ROYALLY PI$$ed. Says he’s got a hole in his house. I drive over to see what’s up. Sure enough, we even find the bullet in the opposite wall. I calm him down and tell him I’d get to the bottom of it. I go over to my range. Sure enough, I find what the idiots left.
    They stapled their targets to my benches, walked out into the field and shot back towards the houses.
    Needless to say, they paid for the damage, apologized to the neighbor and never came back!
    Ya can’t fix stupid.
     
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    In Before The Lock
     
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  17. hogpatrol

    hogpatrol Don't criticize the farmer with your mouth full. Gold $$ Contributor

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    Josh, Some yahoos shot up the dud boxes at ****** a few years ago. Same club on the blackpowder/shotgun range the 4x4 uprights holding the roof up have multiple 12 gauge slug holes in them. Same club, the gate lock combination changes on January 1 every year. Guy comes the following Sunday, can't get in with the old combo, decides to empty a magazine in a handgun to get someone's attention so he could get in (he's no longer a member). Same club, young guy comes up with his father's membership card, sees a range closed caution tape across the drive, figures it's only a suggestion, drops it, sets up and starts shooting. They're both looking for a new place to shoot. Guy comes up to me and my buddy and asks if we left a gun on one of the other ranges. Uh, no. Better call the state police, that's protocol. SP come up, interview us and takes the firearm for safekeeping. Two days later, I'm at the range, guy asks me if anyone found a rifle on the other range. Doesn't seem to be a limit on the amount of people that shouldn't be anywhere near a firearm.
     
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  18. 6MMsteve

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    My brother and I had a accident because of a poor back stop 2300 yds bullet lodged in the back of a washing machine, scared us to death we basically quit shooting after that..1988..I just started shooting again about 5 yrs ago into good dirt piles with targets low to the ground.
     
  19. people

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    1000yds is way too far. I would like to know the percentage drop in land that can be used.

    No shots fired in this story.
    I have plenty of chickens, gunea, and heritage turkeys that are free range hippies. I had a guy stop on and ask if he could hunt turkey on my land. I ask where were you thinking? (I have a letter on each posted no hunting sign for each field.) He just points to my turkeys that are surrounded by chickens. Well some are for sale I guess if you want to shoot one I can separate it from the flock for you. This guy lost his mind. I had to clearly point out my camera's, explain how not all domestic turkeys are white, and he was well with in 440yds of occupied structures. He did drive off in a huff. He did not come back. I do keep track of every vehicle that drives into the yard and that drives past on the main road.
     
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  20. snert

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    Best tree stand I ever saw was a 12x10 shed in a gys back yard in Tompkins co NY. We took three or four deer off that shed roof every year with a bow.
     
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