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If a person needs meat bad enough to run it over, even with a beater car, I would say let them have it. It is not like deer or moose are endangered species.

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The thing about cars is that they have terrible ballistics. Although there's a lot of imports out there that will mushroom nicely, it's tough to get good penetration with one. The cost per round is pretty high, too. And of course, there's always the debate over whether or not high beams constitute fair chase.

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True the cost per round is pretty high, but if you take a 70's land yacht (complete with garish hood ornament) this type of munitions can be reused repeatedly driving down total cost of ownership.

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The problem with those old, heavy calibers is that while they may be good at crashing through brush, they tend to be awfully slow and tough to use accurately. But you're right, though -- they're easier to reload and the brass is heavy enough that you can keep re-sizing it almost indefinitely.

Which do you think would have more advantages: something with a large meplat like a '67 Chevy pickup, or a flatter-shooting round like a '73 Buick?

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Boy that is a tough choice. On the one hand the pickup would be nice, raising your line of sight and lessening the chance of a bugger coming into your lap. On the negative side, it is a chevy...

On the other hand, a 73 Buick Riviera has miiillless of metal where it counts. This vehicle single handedly could wipe out platoons of deer mercs and still be ready for several more rounds. Plus chicks dig '73 buicks, especially if you mount steer horns on the hood.

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WOW http://www.pressofatlanticcity.com/news/newjersey/022403DEERENTFINAL.html

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"They have police scanners," he said. "They listen for when a car hits a deer and then head out. Sometimes, we're there in 10 minutes and it's already gone."

Your right, WOW!

I can agree with the sentiment of not wanting the meat to go to waste though.

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I believe Road Kill is illegal here as well but couldn't find the link to it.

When I lived in Alaska there was actually a list you could put your name on to get road kill. My dad found this out when he saw a Moose get hit and fish and game came out to have a look. Since the Moose could walk they wouldn't kill it even though they had a good idea it wasn't going far. So that night on his way home my dad went back and looked, sure enough the cow had only gone out in the woods about 150 yards and laid down and could not get back up so he called fish and game back and they came out and shot the cow. My dad asked if he could have the meat and was told there was a list he had to get his name on.

He waited for the person on the list to come out to see if he could help and maybe get some meat. The guy showed up with a paring knife and a pocket knife to get the moose. My dad said it was hiliarious and scary all at the same time. Needless to say the guy needed help and we got half the Moose, the kept us in moose meat for awhile.

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That is a good story StalkingPrey. I wonder what the guy was thinking showing up with a pocket knife. confused? Good laugh anyway.

Your Dad is a good guy and plays by the book. Lot of people would have just packed off the moose after going back to find it dead.

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Road kill eat lots of it.got to get it fresh give the bruised meat to the hounds.Venison is our meat by choice in our house.Like bear to. Moose to much like beef but fills the freezer.

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