Skip to comments.Army Vet Saves an Eagle by Shooting at it
Posted on 07/11/2018 5:02:37 AM PDT by w1n1
For two-and-a-half days the beautiful bald eagle hung upside down from the tree. Officials from DNR, police and fire dept. had known about the birds predicament, but were unable to help due to red tape jurisdiction and safety.
No need to fear, enter Jason Galvin an Army vet with great shooting skills stepped up to the plate with his .22 long rifle to shoot through the rope that was holding a bald eagle captive 70 feet up.
Mr. Galvin said in the video "It was kind of weird, actually shooting in the direction of a bald eagle. I was very nervous. I didnt want at all to hit that bird!"
After 150 shots (about an hour-and-a-half) the eagle was free and off to a wildlife rehabilitation center where it is expected to survive. See the news footage of Army Vet saves an eagle here.
Can’t save the eagle Libs say; guns are bad.
Great shooting, Bud.
Well a very miss leading head line he was not at the eagle.
Having shot off limbs and cut down a few trees in my youth.
It is definitely possible.
I would sure make sure there was miles of wilderness behind the eagle.
Slinging even 22 rounds up in the air is not a good idea.
The story is over two years old.
Does that matter??? This is the first I’ve heard it....
Doesn’t matter much.
Just find it a bit amusing.
Makes me think I should repost old stories more often.
Great shooting?!? 150 shots with a scoped rifle?!? I don’t know about that...
Isn't that the answer to most problems?
Depends on the size of the rope and how much movement the bird was doing....
“Great shooting?!? 150 shots with a scoped rifle?!? I dont know about that...”
He chainsawed thru a friggin’ tree limb (several really) with 22LR bullets from quite a distance, and you don’t know?
Looked like he was using a Ruger 10/22...maybe even the Wal-Mart version from back when they sold evil semiautomatic rifles. Maybe he should rename it to “Stihl 10/22”.
“The story is over two years old.”
That’s what I thought!
Contact American Shooting Journal.
You didn’t watch the video. Obviously.
Watch the video and listen to the shooter. He explained (I heard) that he first had to trim away some branches around it to expose the rope and major branch before he was able to start chipping away at either. Depending on how thick the major branch and the rope were, just “cutting” either could be quite a bit of work. If he shot at where the rope was over/at the branch, then even a “miss” of the rope would hit and do damage to the immediately-adjacent branch, so that it eventually would come down either way. A single .22LR bullet doesn’t do that much cutting/tearing by itself, it just has too low a mass compared to thick wood and rope, so I am not at all surprised at how much it took to do the job in the end. I think it all makes sense.
Thanks for the post. Hope you’re not discouraged by the many ignorant replies.
This is an old video?
Thank you for posting such an awesome story and video!!
I’m sending the link to my email friends.
Everyone seems a bit testy.
Must be the heat.
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