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Offline Granite Mtn

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Ptarmigan with a rock
« on: October 11, 2009, 04:16:04 am »
I was reading about the wood chuck kill with a rock and it brought back a flood of memories of stuff I have killed with stones. Here is a picture of some Ptarmigan I killed with rocks while on a sheep hunt in the Wrangles with a friend, he killed one more than me and neither one of us could lift are arms the next day.  But man those freeze dried meals taste better with par boiled bird.  By the way the weapon you see in the back ground is a 7mm mag.  After 28 days chasing sheep with a selfbow it was time to make it happen,  as it turned out I didn't get a ram anyways.  And at the end of the hunt I wish I had my trusty bow at least it would have been lighter.

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Offline ricktrojanowski

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Re: Ptarmigan with a rock
« Reply #1 on: October 11, 2009, 07:08:52 am »
Rock Hunting.  I don't think it gets any more primitive than that. ;D
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Offline Pat B

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Re: Ptarmigan with a rock
« Reply #2 on: October 11, 2009, 11:30:57 am »
The original primitive weapon!  ;D  8)
Make the most of all that comes and the least of all that goes!    Pat Brennan  Brevard, NC

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Re: Ptarmigan with a rock
« Reply #3 on: October 11, 2009, 01:43:33 pm »
great job brother... those birds always taste better without holes in them.. and pre tenderized... ;) Hawk a/ho
IT IS BETTER TO LOSE WITH HONOR. THAN TO WIN THROUGH DECEPTION...


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Offline zeNBowyer

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Re: Ptarmigan with a rock
« Reply #4 on: October 11, 2009, 02:59:58 pm »
Guns and  bows exist in  the  same  universe:)
"There's  something  immoral  about  abandoning  your  own  judgement"
Cowards always run in  packs
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Offline Tsalagi

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Re: Ptarmigan with a rock
« Reply #5 on: October 11, 2009, 07:16:26 pm »
Like right out of Clan of the Cave Bear!
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Offline Sparrow

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Re: Ptarmigan with a rock
« Reply #6 on: October 13, 2009, 03:16:42 pm »
Nice throwing !  Hauling a good throwing stick up above timberline is a good thing too !  '  Frank
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Offline stickbender

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Re: Ptarmigan with a rock
« Reply #7 on: October 14, 2009, 01:57:59 am »
     
     After the brain, and hand, definitely one of the first weapons.  The Grouse in Montana are not the brightest either.  They will fly up in a tree in front of you, and bob and weave their heads as you throw stones at them.  The blue grouse, are worse.  They will stop, and look at you, like did you just throw that at Me? ::)  A good throwing stick will clean up on them.  Of course, a couple of rocks will take em out also. ;)  Good throwing, and good eating.  At least you didn't go home being skunked! ;)

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Re: Ptarmigan with a rock
« Reply #8 on: October 15, 2009, 07:12:27 am »
Hey I have got my only partride with a rock from a homemade sling shot...them things fly so damn fast I never could hit one with a shot gun!!! GO FIGURE!!!

CHEERS!!!