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Old 05-19-2013, 08:29 AM
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Default How to judge "500 Ft" Distances

In the Alagash, in Maine, there's a whole lot of "nothin" ........so this question is mute.

However, here in CT, we are required to stay 500 Ft away from any structure (generally speaking; since some variances apply when talking about distance requirements, for populated buildings -vs- other types of structures; so relatively speaking, staying at least 500 Ft away from any structure is a safe rule of thumb I suppose), when firing our weapons when hunting.

That said, is there a good way to estimate (for known structures anyway) 500 Feet? I don't own a golfer's (or hunter's) distance estimating tool (which I suppose means that I should consider buying one) and want to be able to do a visual measurement that is reasonably easy to do.

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Old 05-19-2013, 09:03 AM
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Personally I wouldn't try to "Guess" the distance which might only allow myself to unintentionally break laws. The best action to be sure you're Hunting within the laws would be to use a good Range Finder, there's a little bit of a cost involved but I'd much rather pay the merchant vs. paying the fines for breaking the laws..
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at the least step it off and then give some extra. better safe than sorry
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at the least step it off and then give some extra. better safe than sorry

Won't that make the owner of the building a bit nervous to see a hunter walking TOWARD his building, carrying a weapon? (lol).

I'm just wondering if a good comparison tool is part of the arsenal of some hunter out there, who can say: "Five hundred feet (visually) is like.........."

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The problem is not too many can accurately judge distances. One ticket might have paid for a decent rangefinder.
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Old 05-24-2013, 12:24 PM
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I suppose the answer is (really).....just don't hunt where you see buildings!

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