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    The best way to deal with Copper Heads at the 3D range

    photo-24-1.jpg Found this Copper Head out at Thicket 3D archery range in Oklahoma. I almost stepped on him but didn't. Stepped back about 8 yards and drilled him twice, once in the neck the other in the body.



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    Why do hunters get a bad rap?
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    thats not how they get a bad rep... thats how they dont get bit... If it wants to kill me imma kill it.

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    What SHP ^^^said....
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    Venomous snakes don't "want" to kill people. The bite is triggered as a defense mechanism.
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    How he taste? I've had rattle snake a lot - some good stuff. How'd ya cook em?

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    I'm not sure how that is better than letting it be on its way, unless it made a tasty meal?

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    Ya coulda left it there for some other poor archer that didnt see him...and wham..gets bit..... gesh.. its a damn snake
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    once you stepped back 8 yards, it would have been real easy to walk away.

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    Great shot!!!

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    a job well done,,, i hope you found an ant hill,,, they love fresh snake!! and need to eat too!

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    Good shoot'in, I've taken quite a few with my brush cutter blade on my weed eater, not on purpose, but I really don't regret killing one, now the other snakes, I leave alone, just the venomous ones get "chopped" . Cheers--BB

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    Quote Originally Posted by BowHuntnKY View Post
    Ya coulda left it there for some other poor archer that didnt see him...and wham..gets bit..... gesh.. its a damn snake
    You're right, we should just kill all the snakes. Most snakes won't hang around if there are people about, and people need to take care regardless.

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    The best way to deal with Copper Heads at the 3D range

    You may have saved a young kid from getting bit or some other guy. Good going in my book.


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    Now I'm a snake lover and a firm believer to just leave them alone if yiu come across them. But hello people this guy was at a 3D range!! He could have left it, sure. That would be doing the next archer on that lane a real favor as he gets bit!! Circumstance dictates so stop giving the guy a hard time. Now what if he posted "I saw a copperhead at the 3d range today and I let it live". Then 2posts down another thread "my 6yo son was but and killed by a copperhead today at a 3D tournament".
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    Dangerous snake in a frequented area, I would have done the same thing. Good work!
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    Score the man 12 points! At a 3D range ya might as well kill em or some kid or someone not lookin gets bit. We had kids galore at Bristow shoot for Daniel Boone benefit...hate to see a kid get bit!
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    The shaft was placed in the forest to bruise the serpents head. You did good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SHPoet View Post
    Why do hunters get a bad rap?
    Hunter? I thought he was at a 3D range. What's that got to do with hunting?
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    Quote Originally Posted by dwg121 View Post
    once you stepped back 8 yards, it would have been real easy to walk away.
    yeah how the hell would you feel if half an hour later someone else got bit by that snake? Atleast you could sleep realll well knowing you didn't kill the poor snake eh?.. Get real!!!


    I'da shot that thing, too.

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    How did the arrow hold up? Id be worried about damaging my arrow. Good shooting though.
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    Ah, croikey!!!

    I'm a snake lover too (own a 7' columbian boa). Are there ways to remove the snake without killing it? Sure, but if your not experienced handling snakes then its probably not a good idea.

    The truth is that you quite possibly saved someone from being bit by a venomous snake. I'd skin it out and hang it on the wall. Copperheads are beautiful snakes.
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    Nice shot. I would have done the same. Don't sweat the ones on hear trying to bust your balls.
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    The best way to deal with Copper Heads at the 3D range

    Good job!


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    The best way to deal with Copper Heads at the 3D range

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