Crimson Trace and deer.....

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    Crimson Trace and deer.....

    I just walked out to close the little doors on the chicken coop( its about 1950 hrs and dusk). The local herd of Whitetails that like to hang around and eat my alfalfa and polish off the feed that the chickens leave were hanging around my coop.

    Just for the heck of it, I pulled out my 1911 and pointed it at the deer and squeezed the laser (not the trigger mind you). In the reduced light, it was absolutely bright against the side of the deer---I replaced the pistol and paced off the distance and it was 50 yards. Not saying I could have actually hit the deer (or whatever I was going to actually shoot at), but that little red dot really stood out.
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    So when are you having us over for venison stew?
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    Even in daylight they are suprisingly bright. We were up north one weekend and we were sitting outside and began shining one into the trees, and then activated another, and it was very visible out to 35-50 yards, even in the afternoon light.
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    A well placed .45 shot from 50 yards can take a deer. Personally, I like deer sausage and gravy with biscuits and fresh tomatoes. Sounds like a DC breakfast and morning shoot at your place!!!!!
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    Well, you all would be welcome for that breakfast and shoot!! But I'm afraid it would be beef and not venison. We raise our own beef plus some to sell--nice grass-fed Black Angus There is usually no room in the freezers for Venison.

    And sadly, we still cannot shoot here--we are in a drought and everything is tinder-dry--so our outdoor ranges have been shut down for the time being. Our hay crops were only 20% of normal, so we are having to bring down hay from Canada. Last year grass hay and grass/alfalfa went for $85 a ton. This year its already at $185 a ton. Many ranchers are having to thin there herds because they can't aford to feed them. Beef prices are going to go way up this coming year!!!
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    Just an FYI.....I know here in MO it is illegal to hunt with anything that cast a beam of light.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chaplain Scott View Post
    Well, you all would be welcome for that breakfast and shoot!! But I'm afraid it would be beef and not venison. We raise our own beef plus some to sell--nice grass-fed Black Angus There is usually no room in the freezers for Venison.

    And sadly, we still cannot shoot here--we are in a drought and everything is tinder-dry--so our outdoor ranges have been shut down for the time being. Our hay crops were only 20% of normal, so we are having to bring down hay from Canada. Last year grass hay and grass/alfalfa went for $85 a ton. This year its already at $185 a ton. Many ranchers are having to thin there herds because they can't aford to feed them. Beef prices are going to go way up this coming year!!!
    That bad for you guys? We've had a nice little drought going, but the hay crops look to be doing OK. It did go up from $65 to $85 a ton, but I guess we have no room to complain with you guys paying $185. No shooting ban here either. We had the normal fireworks ban, but that's nothing new. They did put us under a burn ban, but that's just for bonfires, outdoor grilling, and field burning.

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    Just an FYI.....I know here in MO it is illegal to hunt with anything that cast a beam of light.
    I believe that's the case here too. Anything that produces artificial light.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spidey2011 View Post
    That bad for you guys? We've had a nice little drought going, but the hay crops look to be doing OK. It did go up from $65 to $85 a ton, but I guess we have no room to complain with you guys paying $185. No shooting ban here either. We had the normal fireworks ban, but that's nothing new. They did put us under a burn ban, but that's just for bonfires, outdoor grilling, and field burning.



    I believe that's the case here too. Anything that produces artificial light.
    I made 6 (count 'em--six) trips to Malta with my pickup and flatbed trailer--8 tons per load, to get my grass/alfalfa about 550 miles round trip per load.

    I was not hunting the deer--I was just curious to see how the laser would perform at that distance.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chaplain Scott View Post
    I made 6 (count 'em--six) trips to Malta with my pickup and flatbed trailer--8 tons per load, to get my grass/alfalfa about 550 miles round trip per load.

    I was not hunting the deer--I was just curious to see how the laser would perform at that distance.
    Wow. That's a lot of hay. And even more gas.... I've managed to keep my livestock to a minimum, so my handful of critters have only been going through about 25 tons a year, max. I added two calves this year, so we'll see how much they end up costing me. Still cheaper than buying beef, I imagine.

    I knew you weren't hunting them, they're still out of season. Got another month before that fun starts. I've toyed with the idea of a 1911 for hunting ever since I messed up my shoulder a couple years ago. Shooting that .300 WBY Mag wasn't quite as fun as it used to be. Finally settled on the AR instead, but I think the 1911 would do fine if you can keep it under 50 yards.

    One good thing about venison, you can mix it half and half with ground beef. Hardly noticeable and it makes the beef go A LOT further. I'd get myself another freezer and make use of those Whitetails, if I were you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lokin4deer View Post
    Just an FYI.....I know here in MO it is illegal to hunt with anything that cast a beam of light.
    Same here in MI

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    One other thing, if a crick dick sees you "trying out" your laser or other light source and you have a gun, you can be charged - regardless of your intentions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lokin4deer View Post
    Just an FYI.....I know here in MO it is illegal to hunt with anything that cast a beam of light.
    Now they have even banned Lightsaber's? They have gone to far now!

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    Its funny that i found this post i spent a good 20 minutes shining my laser pointer at a few deer last night. I couldnt get them to chase it though. Can they see red?

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    Quote Originally Posted by lokin4deer View Post
    Just an FYI.....I know here in MO it is illegal to hunt with anything that cast a beam of light.
    Same in KS

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    I feel your pain on that. Especially when so many folks in the U.S. are already cutting it pretty close.

    Our hay crops were only 20% of normal, so we are having to bring down hay from Canada. Last year grass hay and grass/alfalfa went for $85 a ton. This year its already at $185 a ton. Many ranchers are having to thin there herds because they can't afford to feed them.
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