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Any thoughts?

Post by cookiesdaughtersdad » Fri Sep 23 2016 06:26

"Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity" Seneca, some Roman chap.

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Re: Any thoughts?

Post by charliedog » Fri Sep 23 2016 07:12

have to say a little bit surprised they shoot bull elephants with a side by side shotgun, least that is what it looks like?

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Post by mickmcd » Fri Sep 23 2016 09:30

f*****g ridiculous to take 7 shots to kill an animal. When I worked in Zambia and we had any animal problems we had a contract hunter (he was in fact from Scotland) come out and put them down with a Magnum round from his rifle, only ever took one shot, even with a massive water buffalo which had been wounded by poachers and was on the verge of attacking our personnel.

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Post by Kev Berry » Fri Sep 23 2016 14:17

charliedog wrote:
have to say a little bit surprised they shoot bull elephants with a side by side shotgun, least that is what it looks like?
side by side rifle probably or a shotgun with solid slugs

always controversial shall we hunt them or not.

properly organised and selective hunting benefits everyone including the animals (as a whole)---the alternative is they get poached and wiped out. Controlled hunting keeps a healthy consistent population, feeds the locals, provides work keeps poaching to a minimum.
but there are countries where the hunting is corrupt, or rather the govt of those countries are corrupt and give licences out to whoever has the readies----or take a cut from the poachers.

most of the poached stuff ends up in the far east---a lot of ivory goes to japan where the make stupid little sticks out of them about 3 inches long by 1/2 in square that are used to stamp initials or something on letters etc---just once then thrown away.

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Re: Any thoughts?

Post by fenfisher55 » Fri Sep 23 2016 22:28

Not a shotgun but probably something like a .500 nitro express double rifle, a very large round.....but 7 shots??

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Re: Any thoughts?

Post by cookiesdaughtersdad » Sun Sep 25 2016 07:19

I believe that a controlled hunt as this depicts can be a good way to manage wildlife, even elephants, watching the villagers take meat was great :thumbs:
I did find it sad to watch the animal kicking on its side and as for 7 bullets, really :roll:
If what they are doing is protecting the elephants and their numbers are rising, then great, just learn to use less bullets :wink:

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Post by pikerholic2 » Mon Sep 26 2016 21:56

Wonder what elephant tastes like ? Looks a lean meat , anyone had elephant to eat before?


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Post by Blagdon » Mon Sep 26 2016 22:04

Hunting will conserve stocks.... unfortunately a lot of huggers can't get their head around the principal
Be more dog ........

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Post by Kev Berry » Mon Sep 26 2016 22:24

Blagdon wrote:
Hunting will conserve stocks.... unfortunately a lot of huggers can't get their head around the principal
try telling that to the "anti hunting with dogs" crowd :laughs:

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Re: Any thoughts?

Post by cookiesdaughtersdad » Mon Sep 26 2016 22:45

Blagdon wrote:
Hunting can conserve stocks.... unfortunately a lot of huggers can't get their head around the principal
:wink:

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