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Old September 15, 2012, 12:47 AM   #29
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I see where the dissenters are from and they just don't know any better.
I believe that would be more properly stated as:
"I see that some of the dissenters are from Wyoming and surrounding states, and may actually have a better idea of the terrain and hunter mentality, than I do."

I've hunted on the East coast. I've hunted out West.
Wyoming is its own world.

I hunt in Wyoming several times a year.
My opinions are from experience, not ignorant regurgitated internet blather, as you seem to be inferring.

It's not that people don't understand. It's that we live in different places, hunt different species, deal with different terrain, and use different hunting methods.

Hunters must adapt to the area they are in. As such, Wyoming's consideration of allowing .22 caliber centerfire rifles for some species, must also include consideration of the factors that hunters are dealing with in the field.

As for head shots....
I'm all for it, if the shooter is capable. I put a called shot into the left eye of an Antelope at 650 yards, in 2007; and chose a head shot on at least one Antelope every year except 2011.
(I just wasn't feeling it, with the 25+ mph wind and 35+ mph gusts.)
"Such is the strange way that man works -- first he virtually destroys a species and then does everything in his power to restore it."
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