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    Well, had an interesting morning. Im up drinking coffee at about 6:30 when my neighbor stops by. He has a cow on the loose that he cant catch, and is afraid its gonna get in the road and cause an accident. So, I saddled up the Bell, grabbed my 41 mag BH, got my hat and went to help. Me and several other guys chased this thing for a few hours thru wooded areas, and it finally went into some thickets in real rugged terrain where the guys who had 4 wheelers couldnt go. I could not get close enough to put a rope on it, Bell was getting tired of all this fuss over a lowly cow, and the owner had enough. He asked me if I could just shoot the damn thing. I told Elmer I would try, but was concerned about the load I was carryin doin the job. It was 7.5 grn of unique under a 215 hardcast bullet. So I got within about 50 yards, tied Bell to a tree, and stalked to within about 30 yards. Took a rest off a sapling, aimed for the shoulder and squeezed one off. The thing jumped off the ground, made it about 10 yards and piled up. I ran up to get closer and it was still alive and trying to get up, so being only about 15 yards away, I put one in her head and sealed the deal.

    Elmer was happy that he didnt have to worry about getting sued by a motorist, and he said I could have all the meat. Problem is, I have to go bone out what I can on the ground, cause there aint no way to get a tractor in there. So I am missing church today, but noone will complain when I have enough meat to supply our cookouts.

    It looks like my shoulder shot broke the heavy bone and made its way to something vital, as the cow was pretty much anchored with the first shot and would have probably died right there. I dont know if it completely penetrated cause its to heavy to roll over. Anyway, Im off to fill my freezer.

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    :Update: Elmer just called and said if I didnt mind, there are some people down the road hard on their luck he would like to give it to. He is going to give me a side of beef from a steer he has at the butcher shop. So, its a win-win deal for everyone, and I dont have to get my hands dirty.

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    Sometimes doing a good deed does go unpunished and is rewarded.

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    Good deed. Good for Elmer giving the meat to those who truly need it. Good for you for agreeing to that.

    Chow down. Have a great day. You missed Church but you did G-ds work feeding the hungry. Sounds more than even to me.

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    Around here, if you want to keep a cow out, it's your responsibility to keep it fenced out. The rancher has no obligation to keep his cows in.

    If you are driving, and you hit a cow, you are responsible for the cost of the cow, and the calves it could have been expected to produce. Since the railroads won't fence their rail lines, a crafty rancher can get rich letting his cows be hit by the train.

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    No 10-54 huh?
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    Quote Originally Posted by BikerRN View Post
    Around here, if you want to keep a cow out, it's your responsibility to keep it fenced out. The rancher has no obligation to keep his cows in.

    If you are driving, and you hit a cow, you are responsible for the cost of the cow, and the calves it could have been expected to produce. Since the railroads won't fence their rail lines, a crafty rancher can get rich letting his cows be hit by the train.

    God Bless the west.

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    I know I'm getting a bit off topic here, but how the double hockey sticks does that calve thing pass muster? How can one be responsible for something that does not exist? The same logic could be applied to humans in such case. Example: Driver plows over walker crossing the road in the dark after hours. Now driver is charged with not only manslaughter of the walker, but infinite murder of his/her potential offspring that do not exist yet.

    I understand the farmers want to keep their herd, but unless that hunk of meat is already carrying another little one, I don't see how that law passed muster. It's just fouled up from all sides. Seems like the "west" isn't much different from the east...block countries...these days.
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    'Great story Glockman. A buddy of mine is going to buy a cow this week that he intends to butcher. My son asked if we could go 'pet it' when he brings it home. I simply explained "We don't pet food, son". I assure you, that boy will be happy to see parts of that cow on our grill.

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    Quote Originally Posted by packinnova View Post
    I know I'm getting a bit off topic here, but how the double hockey sticks does that calve thing pass muster? How can one be responsible for something that does not exist? The same logic could be applied to humans in such case. Example: Driver plows over walker crossing the road in the dark after hours. Now driver is charged with not only manslaughter of the walker, but infinite murder of his/her potential offspring that do not exist yet.

    I understand the farmers want to keep their herd, but unless that hunk of meat is already carrying another little one, I don't see how that law passed muster. It's just fouled up from all sides. Seems like the "west" isn't much different from the east...block countries...these days.
    It's about the lost income that the cow would have produced if you hadn't killed it. The offspring of humans aren't "property" and they aren't lost income.
    I don't know if it's a "law" per se, but it's what you can SUE for and be awarded for. It probably came about back in the day when people's livelyhood did depend on each animal's offspring, and given that it would take about 4 years to grow out another heifer to production age, that's a considerable loss of income during that time frame.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hopyard View Post
    Good deed. Good for Elmer giving the meat to those who truly need it. Good for you for agreeing to that.

    Chow down. Have a great day. You missed Church but you did G-ds work feeding the hungry. Sounds more than even to me.

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    That s exactly along the lines I was thinkin'

    Ya done more than fine, you and Elmer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tala View Post
    It's about the lost income that the cow would have produced if you hadn't killed it. The offspring of humans aren't "property" and they aren't lost income.
    I don't know if it's a "law" per se, but it's what you can SUE for and be awarded for. It probably came about back in the day when people's livelyhood did depend on each animal's offspring, and given that it would take about 4 years to grow out another heifer to production age, that's a considerable loss of income during that time frame.
    It still doesn't make sense. If you pay to replace the dead cow, the newly paid for cow will now replace the offspring as well.
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    Sounds like maybe a power greater than us put that cow in a position to where a family that really needed some food was rewarded with a buncha beef
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    Great story!!!!
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