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VP Cheney Shoots Hunter

I'm trying to figure out a way to buy a new elk/sheep rifle ... something that reaches nicely (accurately) out to 600, 750 yards, maybe beyond ... long range precision shots. Wouldn't be an issue with deer, but I'm sensing a potential addiction to larger targets (elk, maybe sheep).

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Back on subject, kinda ... just read about one of our servicemen who died in Iraq when the building he was in caught fire due to a ricochet. Dang! NOT FUN.

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I got peppered this past early September during a dove hunt. Was hunting with a friend of a friend that I just didn't know real well. Will NEVER hunt with that guy again. I was about 100 yards away in the same location I told him I'd be staying in when he walked off to a row of large cottonwoods about 100 to 150 yards away from me. He apparently got too trigger happy and eager to shoot doves because he lost complete regard for my position and location. He tried to shoot a dove off of the top of a 6 feet tall sunflower and in my direction. You are NEVER supposed to shoot that low in the direction of people.

Luckily the bird shot was only 7 1/2 over a light dram load and fired at a shallow arc in my direction. Still those things sting. Good thing I had a hat on.

I should have known something would eventually happen. While the guy mildly annoyed me thoughout the day with some minor hunting rules violations (shooting at doves from the center of the road Brick Wall,) ), and some property rules violations (thinking property that seems abondoned if okay to trespass on Brick Wall,) ), he did seem safe with his firearm handling. Well after he violated that major rule I called it a day and never hunted with him since.

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