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Old 01-25-2009, 02:39 PM
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Would a .22 work for ducks on the ground? Because on the farm the only time I see ducks is when they are on the ground. I don't have time for a blind and all that would a .22 bullet to the head work.
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Old 01-25-2009, 03:03 PM
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Sorry...It's illegal to shoot ducks or geese with a rifle or pistol..

That's a Federal reg...
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Old 01-25-2009, 03:40 PM
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Yes, a .22 will work for ducks, especially a head shot. But don't get caught doing it !! It' a Federal offense and you will loose your gun, hunting rights and pay a hefty fine to boot.
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Old 01-25-2009, 04:11 PM
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Old 01-25-2009, 04:28 PM
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That Stinks

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Old 01-26-2009, 11:06 AM
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My thoughts exaclty...
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Old 01-26-2009, 11:33 AM
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Absolutely not!


AMERICUS, Kan. -- An Emporia State University freshman died during the weekend after being shot by someone in a passing vehicle while he was hunting for geese.

Beau Arndt, 18, of Americus, and two friends had placed several dozen goose decoys in a farm field Saturday and were lying in the snow waiting for incoming birds, according to the Lyon County Sheriff's Department.

Arndt's companions told police that a pickup truck stopped along a nearby road and fired a rifle shot into the decoys, but hit Arndt instead and then left the scene.

Shooting waterfowl with a rifle is illegal in Kansas, as is shooting from inside a vehicle or onto someone's property without permission.

This is only example of a few in recent years where hunters have been killed by idiots shooting at decoys with rifles. Another involved an Avery Watefowl Pro Staffer killed by a .22 bullet which hit him above the eye. The shooter was also shooting at goose decoys.

Not saying you're an idiot, but this is why it is dangerous.
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Old 01-28-2009, 05:43 AM
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It was Josh Ledger from Avery's prostaff. It didnt kill him right off either. He was put on life support and his family had to make the final decision. I cant begin to imagine how that must feel. No single projectile weapon may be used in taking wildfowl in the state of NC is how the regs are written.
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Old 01-28-2009, 06:14 AM
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Old 01-28-2009, 06:15 AM
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Don't even think about it.
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