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Should the law be changed to allow slingshots to be legal for taking grouse?

Yes
59 (80.8%)
No
14 (19.2%)

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Author Topic: Should slingshots be allowed for grouse hunting?  (Read 2364 times)

Offline Oh Mah

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Re: Should slingshots be allowed for grouse hunting?
« Reply #25 on: December 26, 2016, 01:06:36 AM »
Can you hunt non game animals with a slingshot, or air rifle in WA.?Coyotes,porkies,non game birds etc?
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Re: Should slingshots be allowed for grouse hunting?
« Reply #26 on: December 26, 2016, 04:28:08 AM »
For most the odds of hitting one and even wounding it let alone killing it are so low that I doubt harvest would be even double digits.

You my friend have no idea what your talking about. ;)

Please explain?
Shooting a slingshot proficiently takes a lot of practice or some serious natural talent.  What percentage would take the time to become consistent? 

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Re: Should slingshots be allowed for grouse hunting?
« Reply #28 on: December 26, 2016, 09:45:50 AM »
For most the odds of hitting one and even wounding it let alone killing it are so low that I doubt harvest would be even double digits.

You my friend have no idea what your talking about. ;)

Please explain?
Shooting a slingshot proficiently takes a lot of practice or some serious natural talent.  What percentage would take the time to become consistent?

I can hit a pop can at 20-30 yds all day long with a wrist rocket, some people just have skills. ;)
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Re: Should slingshots be allowed for grouse hunting?
« Reply #29 on: December 26, 2016, 10:23:36 AM »
Those raised as kids in the country prior to 1980 probably had lots of practice.  Those raised on Xbox and Nintendo might lack the experience.   :rolleyes:
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Re: Should slingshots be allowed for grouse hunting?
« Reply #30 on: December 26, 2016, 10:32:30 AM »
heck we were real good with the old wire slingshots back in the day,sparrows,bluejays ammo was laying around everywhere,rocks..

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Re: Should slingshots be allowed for grouse hunting?
« Reply #31 on: December 26, 2016, 10:33:23 AM »
Those raised as kids in the country prior to 1980 probably had lots of practice.  Those raised on Xbox and Nintendo might lack the experience.   :rolleyes:
you mean you didn't shoot your first ducks with this?

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Re: Should slingshots be allowed for grouse hunting?
« Reply #32 on: December 26, 2016, 11:17:19 AM »
Those raised as kids in the country prior to 1980 probably had lots of practice.  Those raised on Xbox and Nintendo might lack the experience.   :rolleyes:
you mean you didn't shoot your first ducks with this?

Nope.  :chuckle:
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Re: Should slingshots be allowed for grouse hunting?
« Reply #33 on: December 26, 2016, 11:30:19 AM »
Those raised as kids in the country prior to 1980 probably had lots of practice.  Those raised on Xbox and Nintendo might lack the experience.   :rolleyes:
you mean you didn't shoot your first ducks with this?

Nope.  :chuckle:

Hey! I shot my first ducks with that! I can also trim your mullet from 20 with the slingshot! :tup:  :chuckle:
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Re: Should slingshots be allowed for grouse hunting?
« Reply #34 on: December 26, 2016, 12:18:01 PM »
Those raised as kids in the country prior to 1980 probably had lots of practice.  Those raised on Xbox and Nintendo might lack the experience.   :rolleyes:
i broke out the back window of my Dads 78 ford when I was a kid with one...I guess some firearms safety rules are universal to all projectile launching methods. "Be sure of your target and what lies beyond and around it"
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Re: Should slingshots be allowed for grouse hunting?
« Reply #35 on: December 26, 2016, 12:19:07 PM »
heck we were real good with the old wire slingshots back in the day,sparrows,bluejays ammo was laying around everywhere,rocks..

Yup and if a kid could get his hands on few 50 caliber lead balls they hit really hard!  :chuckle:
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Re: Should slingshots be allowed for grouse hunting?
« Reply #36 on: December 26, 2016, 12:22:57 PM »
Steel out of ball bearings really zinged.   Lots of rocks and an occasional marble.
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Re: Should slingshots be allowed for grouse hunting?
« Reply #37 on: December 26, 2016, 12:53:50 PM »
Steel out of ball bearings really zinged.   Lots of rocks and an occasional marble.

 :yeah:
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Re: Should slingshots be allowed for grouse hunting?
« Reply #38 on: December 26, 2016, 01:01:32 PM »
As the moose camp cook my grandmother used to get dozens of grouse each year in Canada with a sling shot.  She claimed the best ammo for grouse were old studs taken out of snow tires.  But claimed that even green pinecones would work fine for grouse.

I can't even begin to count how many barn swallows we cleared from the calving barn back when the family had the dairy farm.  We weren't allowed to use steel or lead in that barn so we used hazel nuts and a sling shot instead of our bb/pellet guns.

I'd love to see that rule change and allow the use of slingshots on grouse.
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Re: Should slingshots be allowed for grouse hunting?
« Reply #39 on: December 26, 2016, 01:03:56 PM »
We used sling shots in Canada on our moose hunt to kill grouse, it works just fine.

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Re: Should slingshots be allowed for grouse hunting?
« Reply #40 on: December 26, 2016, 01:25:17 PM »
Ok, time for a cold band slingshot project, no walking in the projectiles. 

Post your range, weather conditions, ammo of choice, band/s used and draw weight, prong spacing and handle type. 


we'll have three classes

1) commercial slingshot with wrist stabilizing straps shooting ball bearings.
2) self made handles w/o wrist straps shooting formed commercial shot.
3) primitive Y sticks off a bush with rubber strap material shooting primitive ammo such as rocks or other non-produced shot.




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Re: Should slingshots be allowed for grouse hunting?
« Reply #41 on: December 26, 2016, 01:37:47 PM »
Who has a scar like this?   :chuckle:


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Re: Should slingshots be allowed for grouse hunting?
« Reply #42 on: December 26, 2016, 02:19:42 PM »
anyone watched any videos on youtube of the german guy? I think his channel is called "the sling shot channel" he seems like a pretty cool dude. Jacked himself up pretty good with a ricochet ball bearing in one video
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Re: Should slingshots be allowed for grouse hunting?
« Reply #44 on: December 26, 2016, 03:16:47 PM »
Better get your multi-season and sling shot applications in by the 1st. Only $10 to apply and $150 if you draw. That early wrist wrocket season can be amazing.  Cant beat the taste of a rock killed bird. No pellets to bite on either. Just be careful to use good judgement if you're close to private property. They could fly onto the private after you shoot. Your fault if they do that. Also dont forget to get your wrist rocket endorsement. You need a different one for state land and one for forest service. You can also get one for shooting from a vehicle if you're lucky enough to draw. Good luck!

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Re: Should slingshots be allowed for grouse hunting?
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