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post #21 of 29 (permalink) Old 02-14-2008, 07:41 PM
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While squirrle hunting with a friend we had a deer pass within 4 yards of us. I told him it was to bad we didn't have a deer tag, for I could kill the deer with my 22. He told me I was crazy. I tried to tell him if yo hit it the eye, it would go down like a sack of potatoes. Can anyone tell me which os us is right? thanks, john
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Everything the guys have said is true. Even if it might be legal in some places, it's not ethical in my opinion also.
Take a look at my new post on "A Bear with a Twenty-two".
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if you hit it right
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Unless you're a poacher this should be a dead issue, no pun intended. 22's are for small game/plinking/targets.
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I not meaningly hit a deer in the eye with my bow, i dont knwo what the heck hapened. I must have flinched or something, but it definitly did not suffer, dropped right there. I was shocked when i walked up to it and it was through its head. I thought i actually made a good heart shot or something and dropped it. Kinda made me feel bad but at least i got a deer i guess.

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While squirrle hunting with a friend we had a deer pass within 4 yards of us. I told him it was to bad we didn't have a deer tag, for I could kill the deer with my 22. He told me I was crazy. I tried to tell him if yo hit it the eye, it would go down like a sack of potatoes. Can anyone tell me which os us is right? thanks, john
I just made a 140 yard shot in the brush with my 30-06 on a small buck. I knew I hit back a bit so I went back to the house and grabbed my light and switched guns to my henry 22 lever action. I tracked blood til I saw 2 eyes in the darkness about 20 yards from me. I cocked it and fired. I poped it between the eyes and he dropped. Thats my first 22. deer kill and it proves it possible. I wouldn't recomend it, I only did it because I knew that if I brought my 30-06 out and started shooting @ dark the local game warden would be ticked. A 22 will kill a deer in the head but I wouldn't shoot passed 20 yards. aim behind the eyes, in the ear, or just below the ear and they will die.

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post #28 of 29 (permalink) Old 11-17-2008, 09:54 PM
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Let's put this one to rest

If you use a 22LR on deer, I hope you get caught. If you are that unethical with disregard for the laws, you are most likely an unsafe hunter.

Used a 22LR for decades for butchering 2 to 3 year old beef steers. It was the weapon of choice for the Mob. Point, a 22LR is deadly and not a toy.

Let's put this one to rest.
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post #29 of 29 (permalink) Old 11-17-2008, 10:27 PM
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Well said by those that oppose using a 22 for deer hunting.

I am taking country boys advice of "Lets put this one to rest"

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