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Lions, and Tigers, and Bears! Oh, My!

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Sun195, Oct 19, 2011.

  1. Sun195

    Sun195 Pugetropolis, WA Well-Known Member

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    Sure, sure - you're ready to deal with the zombie apocalypse. But, are you prepared for an African safari in your back yard?

    Lions and tigers shot in Ohio; owner freed them

    What's your go-to safari gun when you look out your back window and see a lion lounging by the kiddie pool?

    (I'm thinking a 12 ga slug would do the trick)

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  2. Redcap

    Redcap Lewis County, WA Well-Known Member

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    7.62x51 or 7.62x54R
     
  3. Swedish K

    Swedish K SW Washington Moderator Staff Member

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    Tranquilizer gun - why kill the best security system around?
     
  4. servingu

    servingu Vancouver (not BC) WA (not DC) Member

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    30-06 or lots of what i have on my hip and extra mags (i hope its a 10mm not a 9mm).
     
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  5. mjbskwim

    mjbskwim Salmon,Idaho Well-Known Member

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    Yeah I'm wondering why they just killed all of them instead of trapping them. They were emaciated and the only place the knew as some sort of food supply.
    Heck throwing a couple tons of beef would have kept them there till the AM.
    I'm sure they had to go get some 416 Rigby's or a few 375 H&Hs to down these things.
    No 30 06 could do the job
    Never

    jk
     
  6. Mark W.

    Mark W. Silverton, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    WOW you have to be kidding

    There were no hard skined animals and everyone of the critters that were put down during this have been hunted around the world with a 30-06.

    Keep in mind before we had 375's and 416's all these same animals were hunted with muzzle loaders and before that Spears.

    The hide on a Tiger or Lion is no thicker or more bullet resistant then a Mule Deer or Elk. So to imagine a cop with his buddies .308 or 30-06 wouldn't be able to kill a Lion or tiger standing in someones backyard is just silly.
     
  7. mattg521

    mattg521 portland.,or Member

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    And to think that I thought he was being facetious.
     
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  8. mjbskwim

    mjbskwim Salmon,Idaho Well-Known Member

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    Pssst,markW psst

    you see the little jk down at the bottom?

    jk= JOKE

    And why you have to call me names like facetious?
    jk
     
  9. Burt Gummer

    Burt Gummer Portland Completely Out of Ammo

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    It was the army of the 12 Monkeys.
     
  10. Redcap

    Redcap Lewis County, WA Well-Known Member

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  11. Aero Denezol

    Aero Denezol Salem Active Member

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    I thought big cats went down easy.. SKS to the shoulder.
     
  12. DinhRose

    DinhRose Austin, Texas (Ex-Pat of SE PDX) Active Member

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    I don't know about the rest of you guys but i swored to track down any loose cougars running around. It's my civil duty and I wont stop until the public is safe.
     
  13. ejmpnu92

    ejmpnu92 Hillsboro, Or Active Member

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    Unfortunately there was a lot going on with this. The officers who rolled up saw a large number of the animals running to seemingly get off the property. Had this been in the middle of no where(yeah, Ohio seems like it) there were a lot of neighbors around, the public safety was first and foremost on the minds of the officers. Supposedly the owner opened all the cages then committed suicide. There was legal action against the guy for having animals, maybe he figured since they were wild, to set them free. I can only imagine looking out my kitchen window and having a tiger or lion looking back at me. Not my idea of a subsitute for coffee to wake me up. But as to the ops question, .338 win mag(for now), or 7.62x54r, or if I really desire a single shot challange, 45-70.
     
  14. PBinWA

    PBinWA Clark County Well-Known Member

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    Looks like Trlsm is sleeping . . . You need to start out in Hillsboro - there's tons of them out there. ;)
     
  15. PBinWA

    PBinWA Clark County Well-Known Member

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    It would be kind of cool to take a Bengal in my backyard - talk about the bragging rights. Otherwise, I suspect it wasn't that much fun for the officers involved. More like farming than sporting.
     
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    skydiver Sandy,OR Well-Known Member

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    Remember the father who recently shot a bear in his backyard defending his children?

    The law arrested him and tried to put him behind bars.

    It's OK for the Sheriff's to shoot the whole lot out of fear of the same thing?

    Don't get me wrong...I support what the Sheriffs did, it just seems Ironic to me.
     
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  17. ejmpnu92

    ejmpnu92 Hillsboro, Or Active Member

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    Yeah, but I think he is talking about the 4 legged kind, not the 2 legged.
     
  18. ogre

    ogre Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    My go-to safari gun? My CZ .375 H&H Mag.
     
  19. drew

    drew OR Well-Known Member

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    Wonder if the ESA has an exemption that would cover them. If not, I think it's another illustration of a law that needs changed.