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Would you shoot bigfoot?

yes
97
41%
no
137
59%
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By Bucket Mouth
#1280134
Pepperfool wrote:July 6 of 1977, three witnesses saw the "Hawley Him", and it threw rocks at them.


I have some personal experience with that!!

I consider myself an educated man, both through schooling and a life time of adventures here in the States and up in more remote parts of Canada where my father hails from. Not one to buy into camp-fire stories.

My wife's family is from the Kiamichi mountains of SE Oklahoma. My brother-in-law is a mountain man. Doesn't even have running water at his home. Too rocky to dig a well, so he gets his water from a nearby spring.

He and I were up in the mountains one weekend and it was getting on to dusk when we had the shock of a lifetime.

We started taking incoming rocks, cantaloupe and grapefruit sized rocks! We were down near a creek and the rocks were coming from a hillside that was at least 100 feet above us and 80-100 yards away.

There was plenty of light for us to see anyone who was not in the tree line. We saw no one and after about the 4th or 5th rock impacted next to us with a thud I can still remember, we high-tailed it out of there.

We returned the next day to check it out. Went over the whole spot, we were at trying to see if some locals or poachers were trying to run us off.

Anyway, the 'launch site' was inaccessible from our side of the canyon. Too sheer to climb and nothing but small plants clinging to the rocky sides until it started to slope back a bit. (about 100 feet above the creek) You'd have had to be on the other side of the canyon coming over that hog-back from the opposite side to even see where we had been.

My B-I-L was really affected by it. So much so that he doesn't go running the hills at night like he used to, nor hunt by himself in certain areas.

Based on the rocks we found, several going to a few pounds each, there is no earthly way a human could have sent them flying without some mechanical aide.
We never did climb up the back of that hill to see if we could find the spot they had to have come from.

I was all for looking for footprints and such, but my B-I-L would have none of it. Said it was not a good idea. He felt that we got too close to it's lair or there was young ones about and was not interested in meeting anything that could chuck a rock that heavy, that far. Besides, those slopes were heavily forested and visibilty was limited. it would be on us before we ever seen or smelled it.

Me? I'm smart enough to stick with my wingman!!!!

Oh yeah, I forgot. I voted NO. Both from an ehtical standpoint (I don't shoot things I don't eat) and a practical one. Never saw anything I could have put crosshairs on.
By butch sanders
#1280543
because
cats, bears, or bigfoot do not carry firearms
mentally they are our equal, while in the field
they could never hold a job, but when it comes to preditation, they own us

try to stab one with a knife & i am cool
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By reelfisherman
#1282083
I know I'm not related to monkeys. People are cannon fodder when the mood strikes us. Kittens get put down at the pound every day. I could easily squeeze the trigger on one. Would have to be a game time decision though.
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By gyoung
#1282991
Night Wing wrote:The point I'm trying to make is this. If Bigfoot exists or the Yeti for that matter, would you shoot it if it was.....sentient? In other words, a sentient being. In my mind, if Bigfoot is sentient, then it would be no different than shooting a Neanderthal........for a wad of cash and fleeting fame.

http://dictionary.reference.com/search?q=sentient&db=*


Well I get your point but... a dog, a horse and a lot of animals are 'sentient' but it's pretty common practice to put these animals down when thier sick or a potential risk to others. Bigfoot and evidence of such a creature is very scarce (footprint are not evidence in my opinion). so if someone shot one to prove a missing link or existance of such a creature I'm not sure I would condem them. I would rather see one captured that would definately capture my full respect!
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By Cuervo Jones
#2049453
Seems the poll isn't active anymore.
But scrolling through the responses is entertaining as all get go.
I'd vote no.
Because it doesn't exist and I usually don't carry a gun around with me at any rate.
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By Chief Brody
#2051376
I've thought about this quite a bit actually.

My plan is to hire a guide in South Texas to help me catch a chupacabra, then I'm going to train "Chupa" as a pointer to help me find bigfoot. As long as the beast is over the legal limit, I'm shooting him. Not for the fame, or even for the fur. I just need his backstrap.

It's a very well known fact that the ideal bait for catching the Loch Ness Monster is fresh bigfoot backstrap. And yes, I'm doing it in my yak.
By Alsatian
#2051440
Chief Brody wrote:I've thought about this quite a bit actually.

My plan is to hire a guide in South Texas to help me catch a chupacabra, then I'm going to train "Chupa" as a pointer to help me find bigfoot. As long as the beast is over the legal limit, I'm shooting him. Not for the fame, or even for the fur. I just need his backstrap.

It's a very well known fact that the ideal bait for catching the Loch Ness Monster is fresh bigfoot backstrap. And yes, I'm doing it in my yak.


When you catch the Loch Ness Monster can I have the liver? I'd like to do the ultimate BTB trip and catch a Kraken.
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By Flatfish
#2051614
Of course I would. I mean, is there even a question here? It's not like they could press murder charges on you as it is not a man. It is big game. Not only would I shoot it, I'd skin it and lay its pelt in front of a fireplace and charge people to screw on it. Bigfoot Jerky would be extra, of course.
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By Cuervo Jones
#2051829
Of course I would. I mean, is there even a question here? It's not like they could press murder charges on you as it is not a man. It is big game. Not only would I shoot it, I'd skin it and lay its pelt in front of a fireplace and charge people to screw on it. Bigfoot Jerky would be extra, of course.


There's probably a whole new world of bigfoot porn to be cashed in on.
Your plan might be the best one yet.
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By Flatfish
#2052021
Cuervo Jones wrote:
Of course I would. I mean, is there even a question here? It's not like they could press murder charges on you as it is not a man. It is big game. Not only would I shoot it, I'd skin it and lay its pelt in front of a fireplace and charge people to screw on it. Bigfoot Jerky would be extra, of course.


There's probably a whole new world of bigfoot porn to be cashed in on.
Your plan might be the best one yet.


Yeah, John Holmes look out. Come to think of it, Bigfoot would probably be the biggest porn star ever. I can hear the trailer now... "You think his foots big?"

It would be a happy marriage of bestiality and animal lust. And, you could pay him in sweet potatoes.

On second thought, take him alive.
By Alsatian
#2052719
Flatfish wrote:
Cuervo Jones wrote:
Of course I would. I mean, is there even a question here? It's not like they could press murder charges on you as it is not a man. It is big game. Not only would I shoot it, I'd skin it and lay its pelt in front of a fireplace and charge people to screw on it. Bigfoot Jerky would be extra, of course.


There's probably a whole new world of bigfoot porn to be cashed in on.
Your plan might be the best one yet.


Yeah, John Holmes look out. Come to think of it, Bigfoot would probably be the biggest porn star ever. I can hear the trailer now... "You think his foots big?"

It would be a happy marriage of bestiality and animal lust. And, you could pay him in sweet potatoes.

On second thought, take him alive.

You are going to be a very wealthy man someday with that attitude.
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By Bigrock
#2059143
yakerman wrote:Only if he was about to club me with a rock..
:dance:


You get stoned with a rock...clubbed with a...well...club. A stick or branch.

Forgive me...it's all part of that is the snake poisonous or venomous thing going around. :D
By Squatch
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