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Man Shot Twice Trying To Shoot Caged Raccoon(IN)
kcci.com ^ | 25 February, 2012 | AP

Posted on 02/26/2012 7:34:33 PM PST by marktwain

REDFIELD, Iowa -- A rural Redfield man is being treated for two gunshot wounds after an attempt to shoot a raccoon caught in a live trap backfired.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Indiana
KEYWORDS: banglist; gun; in; napl; raccoon; ricochet
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I would not expect a .22 to ricochet of an ordinary live trap, but I have never conducted the experiment.
1 posted on 02/26/2012 7:34:49 PM PST by marktwain
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To: marktwain

stick the barrel of the gun INTO the cage, ya dumb ole coot.


2 posted on 02/26/2012 7:36:46 PM PST by mamelukesabre
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To: marktwain

He should have disarmed the ‘coon first.


3 posted on 02/26/2012 7:40:49 PM PST by HIDEK6
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To: marktwain

I’ve seen some bad a$$ed racoons, but this one was REALLY tough.


4 posted on 02/26/2012 7:41:30 PM PST by Just another Joe (Warning: FReeping can be addictive and helpful to your mental health)
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To: marktwain
He dropped the gun and it fired again, shooting him again in about the same spot.

Okay, no more shootin for gramps.

5 posted on 02/26/2012 7:43:17 PM PST by SIDENET ("If that's your best, your best won't do." -Dee Snider)
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To: marktwain

A .22 is just a lead slug, I don’t see how that could ricochet, then the gun went off from dropping it? There has to be more to this story.


6 posted on 02/26/2012 7:46:10 PM PST by LukeL (Barack Obama: Jimmy Carter 2 Electric Boogaloo)
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To: marktwain
I bet he now wishes he'd had some hounds about. He could have turned the coon loose and let *them* deal with ‘im.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P9UdF5jTbQM

7 posted on 02/26/2012 7:50:24 PM PST by Semper Mark (Militia of one.)
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To: LukeL

Yeah, about a fifth of Jack D.....


8 posted on 02/26/2012 7:51:39 PM PST by bobby.223 (Retired up in the snowy mountains of the American Redoubt and it doesn't get any better than that!)
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To: marktwain

First coon I shot I used and old 25 gage that jammed up. The went to the 38 special and heard it ping off the cage wire, then my old neighbor told me to never shoot anything in a cage...he came over when I got a wood chuck. Used an air pistol to stun the critter dumped it out of the cage then shot it....I learned my lesson, don’t shoot into a live trap, you can get hurt....but the pond had dried up and couldn’t drown the nasty critter...Hate rabies carrying vermin. Nasty thing spit and growled at me before I shot him. Blood thirsty predators those coons are...


9 posted on 02/26/2012 7:58:52 PM PST by goat granny
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To: Just another Joe

Have to say there is no such thing as a good coon unless its dead...


10 posted on 02/26/2012 8:00:13 PM PST by goat granny
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To: marktwain

This guy really needs to hang up his handgun, and take up skydiving or scuba diving.


11 posted on 02/26/2012 8:00:28 PM PST by matthew fuller (Elevators smell different to midgets.)
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To: goat granny
Have to say there is no such thing as a good coon unless its dead...And in a pan. ;^)
12 posted on 02/26/2012 8:03:13 PM PST by Just another Joe (Warning: FReeping can be addictive and helpful to your mental health)
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To: LukeL

I once had a .22 short whir back past my head when I shot at a sheet metal paint can as it bounced off.

Talk about a “shoot to annoy” weapon!


13 posted on 02/26/2012 8:09:54 PM PST by darth
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To: marktwain
Note to self:

Kill raccoon before making it into a hat . . .

14 posted on 02/26/2012 8:12:20 PM PST by Petruchio (I Think . . . Therefor I FReep.)
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To: marktwain
ouch!

 

 

 

 

OUCH!!

15 posted on 02/26/2012 8:15:31 PM PST by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: marktwain

“Do you see what happens, Larry?”


16 posted on 02/26/2012 8:25:19 PM PST by Dogbert41 ("...or by Jerusalem, for it is the city of the Great King. " -Jesus)
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To: marktwain
If he was going to eventually kill the varmint anyway he should have used a different trap.
Either way, ya got to be smarter than the varmint.
17 posted on 02/26/2012 8:29:43 PM PST by philman_36 (Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy. Benjamin Franklin)
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To: Just another Joe
I have heard they are good eating....but I hope I am never that hungry....:O) Bought my neighbor a book “How to fix and eat road Kill” it had a couple of receipts on coon and a few on possum.... The road kill should be fresh.
18 posted on 02/26/2012 8:40:33 PM PST by goat granny
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To: goat granny
The road kill should be fresh.

LOL

Kinda goes without saying.

19 posted on 02/26/2012 8:44:31 PM PST by going hot (Happiness is a momma deuce)
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To: marktwain

Do not mess with coon packing heat. LOL


20 posted on 02/26/2012 8:45:00 PM PST by org.whodat (L)
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To: bobby.223

Yes thats what I’m thinking. alchohol and weapons are not a good mix. LOL!


21 posted on 02/26/2012 9:14:17 PM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: marktwain
It's always good to link this story on articles like this...

@Demonic Squirrel Riding Story by Daniel Meyer

22 posted on 02/26/2012 9:28:46 PM PST by philman_36 (Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy. Benjamin Franklin)
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To: marktwain; Slings and Arrows
Well, finally Irving Larry got three two slugs in the belly
It was right outside the Frontier Deli
He was sittin’ there twirlin’ slingin' his gun around
And butterfingers Irving Larry gunned himself down!
23 posted on 02/26/2012 10:15:19 PM PST by ApplegateRanch (If any of their "Alternatives" actually works, the Greenies will proceed to kill it.)
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To: goat granny

Matter of fact, coon is pretty decent; had some barbecued tonight.

Also had alligator, mountain lion, antelope, elk, moose, venison, muskrat, mountain goat, bighorn sheep, pheasant, duck, llama, stuffed boar’s head, trout, paddlefish, catfish, crappy, green perch, rabbit, rattlesnake...and several salad & dessert choices.

Benefit big game feed for a disabled kid’s shooting program hosted at a local church.


24 posted on 02/26/2012 10:22:16 PM PST by ApplegateRanch (If any of their "Alternatives" actually works, the Greenies will proceed to kill it.)
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To: ApplegateRanch
...had alligator, mountain lion, antelope, elk, moose, venison, muskrat, mountain goat, bighorn sheep, pheasant, duck, llama, stuffed boar’s head, trout, paddlefish, catfish, crappy, green perch, rabbit, rattlesnake...and several salad & dessert choices.

In one sitting? Wow!

25 posted on 02/26/2012 10:39:23 PM PST by ROCKLOBSTER ( Celebrate Republicans Freed the Slaves Month.)
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To: ROCKLOBSTER

“Tasting menu”...and I did pass on the rattlesnake. ;-)


26 posted on 02/26/2012 10:41:40 PM PST by ApplegateRanch (If any of their "Alternatives" actually works, the Greenies will proceed to kill it.)
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To: LukeL

>>A .22 is just a lead slug, I don’t see how that could ricochet

Of course it could ricochet, just like any bullet, jacketed or not. Some reduced ricochet ammo is in fact jacketed.


27 posted on 02/26/2012 10:52:14 PM PST by expat1000
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To: ApplegateRanch
“Tasting menu”...and I did pass on the rattlesnake. ;-)

You know how some fish has what is termed a "delicate" flavor?

That's how I'd describe rattlesnake. Not a strong flavor at all. Good, though. I hesitate to say that it tastes somewhat like chicken, but it does.

Sounds like a good cause to support, btw. The outdoors are wonderful therapy for children.

28 posted on 02/26/2012 11:52:08 PM PST by mountainbunny (Seamus Sez: "Good dogs don't let their masters vote for Mitt!")
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To: mountainbunny

I’ve had rattlesnake before, and only passed on it because I consider it a scrawny, bony chicken.

The kids get to turkey hunt from a blind, using a shotgun with the sights specially video connected with a screen, so the guide/mentor can also see their sight picture.

To accommodate their physical disabilities, as for well as safety reasons, the gun is fired via a squeeze-bulb; but both the shooter AND the guide have one, and BOTH must be squeezed simultaneously, or the gun doesn’t fire.

To add to the experience, their parents/guardians are in the blind with them, too.

The whole cost for them to participate, including transportation, meals, and accommodations, are covered by the program. A local rancher donates the use of his property for the hunting.


29 posted on 02/27/2012 12:37:46 AM PST by ApplegateRanch (If any of their "Alternatives" actually works, the Greenies will proceed to kill it.)
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To: going hot; goat granny
The road kill should be fresh.

Of course, if it gets run over by a number of large vehicles very soon after death and some road salt is applied, it makes wonderful (coon, possum, squirrel, woodchuck) jerky when pealed off the road a week or so later.

I've got my eye on a nice flat squirrel down the road, in fact. Couple more days and he'll be ready to go, unless some poacher beats me to it.

Last year there was a flat skunk (yes, he was in the middle of the road, in the paint) right smack in front of my house, but I wasn't THAT hungry. After someone scraped it off, the road stunk for a month even though it rained just about every day. Good thing my dog didn't drag the thing into the house.

30 posted on 02/27/2012 2:18:35 AM PST by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: goat granny
"Have to say there is no such thing as a good coon unless its dead..."

AMEN. . . . . . . . .

31 posted on 02/27/2012 3:15:39 AM PST by DeaconRed (Cold War Veteran. . . . US Army Security Agency 1964-1968)
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To: marktwain

32 posted on 02/27/2012 3:24:28 AM PST by ZinGirl
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To: Right Wing Assault
Laugh out loud, that post deserves more than a mear LOL.

I love that song about dead skunk in the middle of the road stinkin to high heaven...:O)

33 posted on 02/27/2012 5:45:47 AM PST by goat granny
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To: marktwain

Interesting article, but what does it have to do with Indiana?


34 posted on 02/27/2012 6:45:19 AM PST by Mr. Lucky
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To: Right Wing Assault
Last year there was a flat skunk . . . After someone scraped it off, the road stunk for a month even though it rained just about every day.

We had that happen just about a block upwind from our shop. I took a gallon of bleach and it took care of that smell.

35 posted on 02/27/2012 6:59:45 AM PST by Arrowhead1952 (Dear God, thanks for the rain, but please let it rain more in Texas. Amen.)
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To: ApplegateRanch; MeekOneGOP; Conspiracy Guy; DocRock; King Prout; Darksheare; OSHA; martin_fierro; ..


36 posted on 02/27/2012 7:27:04 AM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: matthew fuller
This guy really needs to hang up his handgun, and take up skydiving or scuba diving.

If at first you don't succeed, skydiving is not for you...

37 posted on 02/27/2012 7:31:07 AM PST by null and void (Day 1133 of America's ObamaVacation from reality [Heroes aren't made, Frank, they're cornered...])
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To: marktwain

I have only killed a boar coon once...in hand to paw combat

He bit me

I cleaved him courtesy Mr Gerber

Coons tremble when my name is whispered on the Cumberland plateau


38 posted on 02/27/2012 7:37:41 AM PST by wardaddy (I am a social conservative. My political party left me(again). They can go to hell in a bucket.)
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To: Right Wing Assault
The way to get the smell gone is to go to the closest elevator and get a bag of quick lime....I had a large deer dead at the edge of my property and the smell of anything dead is horrid. Couldn't get near it without gagging and almost throwing up.....temp was 80. Quick lime kills the bacteria that cause the stench...within a day it didn't smell anymore and just kind of dried out....to get close enough to shovel on the lime, I was told to put some Vikes vaporub under my nose....it works wonders and you really cannot smell the carcus while you shovel the lime.....

Its also cheap, 2 50 pound bags was under 15 dollars. I only had to use one, the other is still in the shed...don't know about skunk smell tho. Its caused by something other than the bacteria that dead things aquire to cause the odor..Vicks can also keep those nasty biteing fly's away. Put some on the back of your neck, across your forehead and your neck...the vapors keep those nastys away....

39 posted on 02/27/2012 7:49:40 AM PST by goat granny
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To: LukeL

1000+ ft/sec helps.


40 posted on 02/27/2012 9:23:53 AM PST by Lady Jag (Laws are spider webs through which the big flies pass and the little ones get caught)
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To: ApplegateRanch; Drumbo
That right there is just about the coolest kid-oriented program I've ever heard of. IMHO, it deserves its own thread: The kids get to turkey hunt from a blind, using a shotgun with the sights specially video connected with a screen, so the guide/mentor can also see their sight picture.
To accommodate their physical disabilities, as for well as safety reasons, the gun is fired via a squeeze-bulb; but both the shooter AND the guide have one, and BOTH must be squeezed simultaneously, or the gun doesn’t fire.
To add to the experience, their parents/guardians are in the blind with them, too.
The whole cost for them to participate, including transportation, meals, and accommodations, are covered by the program. A local rancher donates the use of his property for the hunting.
What's the name/location of that event?
41 posted on 02/27/2012 9:25:56 AM PST by Titan Magroyne (What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving.)
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To: Slings and Arrows
This man is the literal version -


42 posted on 02/27/2012 9:41:55 AM PST by Lady Jag (Laws are spider webs through which the big flies pass and the little ones get caught)
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To: Lady Jag

43 posted on 02/27/2012 9:48:03 AM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: goat granny

The young ones are the ones I have to shoot in the cage. They are vicious. The older ones seem to relax and enjoy the ride out to uninhabited country. I suspect they have taken the ride before.


44 posted on 02/27/2012 9:49:32 AM PST by Starstruck
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The only animal I let out alive from the trap at first was a young possum...I drove 10 miles away and animals have territories they try to return to....No coon got out alive. I let ground hogs out but my neighbor has a problem with them, they can undermind a barn wall with their burrows and when I told him I let them go, he said to call him and he would dispatch them...I did and he did....


45 posted on 02/27/2012 10:39:51 AM PST by goat granny
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To: Slings and Arrows; Lady Jag

Great thread; funny comments.


46 posted on 02/27/2012 10:56:07 AM PST by LucyT
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To: goat granny

Possums I have no trouble with. Even though I think they look like giant rats, I can take them out to no man’s land and they are docile. I usually have to shake the cage to get them out. Squirrels generally kill themselves before I can take them anywhere. The reason I don’t kill the larger coons is they seem better behaved and I hate digging graves.


47 posted on 02/27/2012 11:01:57 AM PST by Starstruck
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To: Titan Magroyne

I’d have to contact the pastor of that church to find out; it’s not our church. May take a while, but I’ll see what I can find out further.


48 posted on 02/27/2012 11:29:58 AM PST by ApplegateRanch (If any of their "Alternatives" actually works, the Greenies will proceed to kill it.)
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To: Starstruck
I was lucky, our farm was over 10 acres and they didn't get a burial, they got dumped in the back of the property...and forgotten, even worms and birds need to eat...:O) We had so many birds killed by coons, I never would let one loose...One got into the chicken coop one night and killed 1/2 of our chickens, only ate one, my guinea's had macerated feet, saved them and their legs....killed and ate baby turkeys, one of my banty roosters I had trained to fly up on my arm. Found his head on the roof of the coop and his body in my front yard...they kill by decapitating... Don't want to list the other fowl those nasty basturds killed....I hate coons...

Your a compassionate man to let them live or woman cannot tell my your name.....:O)

49 posted on 02/27/2012 2:13:48 PM PST by goat granny
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To: ApplegateRanch

Thank you. I am bowled over at the system you’ve described for empowering those kids to enjoy marksmanship.

I’m as fascinated with the cool factor of the very notion as with the genius mind(s) that designed the safeties for the kids & monitors. On such cleverness was this country built.


50 posted on 02/27/2012 3:27:35 PM PST by Titan Magroyne (What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving.)
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