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on Nov 4, 2011
The park has posted large "hunting going on here" signs and walkers have learned to just visit other parks during hunting season. You should ask the park rangers (or employees in the park cafe) about visitor counts during the hunting season vs. the rest of the year.
"shotgun pellets can only travel about 100 feet"
Someone is misinformed. They can travel 500 yards (1500 feet).
I didn't even know this existed in MV! Now I'll start looking into a shotgun for my next purchase instead of a pistol. Is there a special place we need to go to get the hunting license for Shoreline!?!
When exactly is "duck hunting season"? The article would be much more useful if the dates were given.
I'm waiting for Wabbit Season.
The ElmerFudd coment made me laugh! That's a good one.
Steve is misinformed. Bird shot (small pellets used for duck hunting) go maybe 100 yards. Buck shot (large pellets) can go up to 500 yards under optimal conditions.
That's great that shotgun pellets can only go a relatively short distance, but some of those hunters are real yahoos who like to bring out their handguns as well. I had someone take a pot shot at me w/ a large caliber hand gun (heard the familiar report followed by the ricochet). I've also heard 2 other similar stories over the years. I believe this to be a very rare occurance but I encourage anyone who experiences anything like this to call 911 immediately. Weather you know it or not, your are being shot at.
Don't tell Dick "Shotgun" Cheney about Shoreline Park.
@Kevlar... seriously doubt that... not only would they have to be a yahoo, they'd have to be incredibly stupid. Just because someone may be a yahoo, does not mean they'd be willing to endanger lives and be subject to felony charges for sh!ts & grins. In all likelihood, you heard the echo of the shotgun off the levee.
^%&%&^% this is where I run, hopefully I won't have a moron firing at me.
[Portion removed due to disrespectful comment or offensive language] At that range it is still traveling at over 500 fps - enough energy to penetrate.
Steve, [Portion removed due to disrespectful comment or offensive language]
Obviously, I was talk about plain old birdshot, not this #2 e-junk.
poor duckies! :( i dont get how this habitat or wildlife preserve for them costs them their own life. the $ made from the hunting licenses helps restoration for the habitat..i see the logic in it, its just sad.
I totally there. I can't wait to shoot and eat some duck. Mmm mmm good.
In earlier, pre-environmentally conscious times, the hunter's group 'Ducks Unlimited' was instrumental in preserving and restoring wetland areas. Recognizing that their sport was threatened, they endevored to maintain critical environments used by migratory waterfowl of all kinds. Ironic, isn't it? those bloodthirsty killers were also among the first environmental activists. Thank a duck hunter next time you're out walking Shoreline.
@USA - #2 is birdshot. Regular #2 is traveling at 333 fps at 100 yards. That'll leave a mark - or take out an eye. NSCA calls for a 300 yard (900 feet) "safety zone". The statment that birdshot "goes maybe 100 yards" inconsistent with the facts. The statement that 100 feet is safe is irresponsible.
The maximum range for "regular" #2 shot has been calculated to be 330 yards - and that has not been disputed by anyone.
The statment that shotgun pellets can travel 1500 yards comes from Winchester - I'm pretty sure they know how far their shot travels. None of the statements in the article, nor the statement from Winchester, nor my statement indicated birdshot or buckshot.
ElmerFudd...do you have an explanation for the single slug ricochet that occurred right after I heard the direct report of a large caliber handgun? I've been around guns and hunting all my life and I know what happened that day. Its wasn't an echo and there was a slug ricochet complete with the "zzzzzzz" as the slug spun off the rip rap (I assume) it hit.
@Steve - I am talking about #6-8 shot. You're talking about #2. Move on.
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