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Just wondering if any handi-rifle hunters here? I have 3 and like plinking, shooting and hunting with them, NEF made in Garder Mass, i have the .17 and the 45-70 and .270 neat little guns for the money..GA Moose
 

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I have the Handi in .243 with Bull barrel with a Bushnell 2.5-10X Scope. Zero at 26 yards, checket at 200 yards, and adjusted again. 1 inch high at this yardage. Groups in 2 inches at 200 yards off the hood of my SUV at 8X. Love the gun. It shoot Winchester Super X 100 Gr. real well. Doesn't shoot Federal or Rem ammo very well. Haven't tried a lighter lead in Super X yet. Super X-Walmart- cheepest prices I can find.
Sure makes a mess of coyotes.................. :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
 

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Yes those are death on them too.
We really need to be thinning them out.
Seen 4 Yotes on the ice today with a dead deer.
I'd be saying they drove it out there.
Couldn't shoot one though......
To many houses on the shores to try to get a shot.
Don't need to be sending 100 grain leads into peoples homes............ :shock: :shock: :shock:
 

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Check my posts in the predator section...........I would love to see them reduced....but most hunters don't want to bothered by it. I don't see an option........in the Northwoods if we don't kill more 'yotes to save more deer.....the outlook is dismal.
 

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But, but, but, but, but Potato Man. According to official reports, coyotes have virtually no impact on the deer herd! WHAT SAY YE? :lol: :lol: :lol:
 

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In the past ten years I have personally seen deer yards in the isolated Northwoods. Being savagely decimated by the "yote. The fawns/yearlings have no chance against the packs when they move in. I would love to see a study done on the death rates by 'yotes in Northern deer yards. I would assume a biologist would see that Northern Yards are harder hit by this predation. In the south they have more chances to escape.
 

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They blow up

I been out riding lately on old gravel roads just before dark........practicing my shooting..........on those dam rabbits........like to wam them off at 100 yards or better..........they blow up........
 

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Ya I know..........
The area I target practice on them is so over populated with them, and no one even bothers hunt that area for rabbits.......I use them for target practice once in a bit...........
I actually look for Coyotes when out, but when I see tons of rabbits I bang off a few of those too..........

And where is this dude who is shooting those beavers.......can't shoot those either in Maine.....but when they are destroying so much woodlots.........hell shoot those too......No one bothers to trap anymore....cost to dam much for gas to be bothered.......
 

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I believe the guy who was shooting the beavers is from Indiana. I don't know what the laws are for hunting beaver in there. Just some friendly advice though, I wouldn't go around advertising that you're a poacher.
 

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Oh ya I see that now.......

Ya I guess the'd call it that wouldn't they........
Guess i'll have to just start shooting at rocks then...........

Oh well Rocks blow up too..........

So do coyotes.........

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Earl, did you know that a Registered Maine Guide is required (BY LAW) to report any and all fish & wildlife violations?
Do you know how many maine guides are on here?
Do you realize lots of animals feed on rabbit besides the coyote, like bobcats-eagles-owls-fox-weasel-mink-fisher and more?

Rabbit is another food source for other wildlife and some hunters. They are not yours to waste. We have a six month season on them, for crying out loud!
I would have said nothing but your attitude toward Maine's wildlife is downright scarey! I sincerly hope you are not shooting from your atv or riding your atv on the land of someone else without permission.

It is no wonder this state has all these babysitting laws now, and we're not allowed to do anything!
 

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I believe the guy who was shooting the beavers is from Indiana. I don't know what the laws are for hunting beaver in there. Just some friendly advice though, I wouldn't go around advertising that you're a poacher.
I got the full scoop straight from the conservation officer right there where I was shooting them. You can shoot them in Indiana with any thing you want, any time day or night, with a spot light all night or any day of the year if they are damaging your property or the property owner wants you to and they are damaging his property.

This was on a depredation project where they were destroying a lot of timber and flooding about 50 acres or more of pasture.
 

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Ya I know..........
The area I target practice on them is so over populated with them, and no one even bothers hunt that area for rabbits.......I use them for target practice once in a bit...........
I actually look for Coyotes when out, but when I see tons of rabbits I bang off a few of those too..........

And where is this dude who is shooting those beavers.......can't shoot those either in Maine.....but when they are destroying so much woodlots.........hell shoot those too......No one bothers to trap anymore....cost to dam much for gas to be bothered.......
I don't "wam" any game animal just for the thrill of watching them blow up.
 

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Hey Aroostook Man Ive Got Yotes Tearing Up The Wood's And Im Really Loving It....great Little Target's They Are.....and The .223 Is Really Good On Them....:p
 
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