Hunting Season Open, But I'm Not A Hunter!

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    Hunting Season Open, But I'm Not A Hunter!

    Hunting season (gun) opened today in NY State, and runs through December 7th. That means my range is closed, so I can't practice, I can't shoot trap, and since I don't hunt, my guns are all cleaned and put away until season ends.

    I put the trusty orange bandana on my dog Max, went out for a nice walk in the woods, and realized that I would really miss shooting for the next three weeks.

    I guess I will have to play some of those games that people have been posting lately, to pass the time.

    If you are in New York State and are out hunting, be careful out there!
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    It seems a little strange to me that a shooting range is closed during hunting season? Hmm, what if a hunter knocks his sights off while hunting and needs to re-sight his gun? Are you sure there is nowhere to shoot? How 'bout an indoor range? There must be somewhere you can punch paper.

    I put the trusty orange bandana on my dog Max, went out for a nice walk in the woods, and realized that I would really miss shooting for the next three weeks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rcher View Post
    It seems a little strange to me that a shooting range is closed during hunting season? Hmm, what if a hunter knocks his sights off while hunting and needs to re-sight his gun? Are you sure there is nowhere to shoot? How 'bout shooting at your own property?>>---->
    The range is closed, because hunters use the acreage for hunting, and they don't want stray bullets going into the woods. It's a very large property, and many range members are on the property hunting.

    My property is only a few acres, and there are neighbors too close (per NY law) to shoot on my own property.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JonInNY View Post
    Hunting season (gun) opened today in NY State
    I put the trusty orange bandana on my dog Max, went out for a nice walk in the woods,
    A orange vest and hat for yourself might be a good idea as well. Sorry you cannot shoot for a while.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rocky View Post
    A orange vest and hat for yourself might be a good idea as well.
    Yes, of course. Goes without saying!
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    Buy a hunting license, and go out and shoot, you don't have to hunt. By buying a license you help support wildlife. When you are shooting just be sure of your backstop.

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    I wouldn't want to be wandering the woods during hunting season, orange vest or not.

    We all know there are plenty of stupid people out there
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    Quote Originally Posted by GWRedDragon View Post
    I wouldn't want to be wandering the woods during hunting season, orange vest or not.

    We all know there are plenty of stupid people out there
    Unfortunately, I'm surrounded by woods!
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    NY woods can be interesting during hunting season. In particular the Catskill area north of NYC.
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    one of the rules we live by here is, while out walking in the woods, under no circumstance are you allowed to stick your arms up in the air above your head..looks too much like antlers!
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    Quote Originally Posted by JonInNY View Post
    Unfortunately, I'm surrounded by woods!
    Me too, and I love it.
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    Ah yes, the "once a year deer hunters". We have quite a few of those in Ohio as well. Sadly, these folks only touch their gun the weekend prior to deer gun season and then are let loose in the woods. *One of the main reason I will not hunt public land during deer season.

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    Those who do not know what they are doing should NOT DO IT... From owning a gun to getting a hunting permit.

    November 17, 2008 - 1:41PM
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    An upstate toddler is dead and a New York City man is charged with manslaughter after a hunting accident in the Hudson Valley.

    The Times Herald-Record of Middletown reports that Edward Taibi of Queens was hunting Sunday afternoon in rural Sullivan County when he shot a deer and then fired again about 400 feet away from a mobile home.

    A 16-month-old girl in the home was hit in the upper body. She was flown to Westchester Medical Center, where she died. The child's name was not released.

    State police have charged 45-year-old Taibi with second-degree manslaughter. Police are still investigating.

    A telephone listing for Taibi was not found and it could not be immediately determined if he has a lawyer.

    (Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by boscobeans View Post
    Those who do not know what they are doing should NOT DO IT... From owning a gun to getting a hunting permit.
    It's terrible that we hear about these tragedies every year. My prayers go out to the family.
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