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Old 01-11-2007, 09:30 AM   #1
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An Iowa conservation officer freed a bald eagle stuck on a tree branch and hanging upside down at Lake Red Rock last weekend with a single rifle shot.
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Old 01-11-2007, 09:34 AM   #2
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now thats some good shootin!
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Being an endangered species and knowing how much sh** I'd be in, I would have been too afraid to take the shot. That guy must be a DANG good shot.
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Muzzle loaders are actually quite accurate if they have rifled barrels and conical lead bullets, as most hunters use. Add a scope, and it'* going to be as accurate as any modern rifle within 150 yards or so.

Good shot nonetheless.
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Being an endangered species and knowing how much sh** I'd be in, I would have been too afraid to take the shot. That guy must be a DANG good shot.
I'm with you. I was a sniper, and I'm still not sure I'd have tried it. Ot at least, not ecpected it to work...
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Considering who they worked for, and the fact that they were seriously considering a mercy killing, I doubt there would have been any problems if the Eagle had died. It lowered the risk quite a bit. Glad they freed it though.
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on a related note, they are removing the bald eagle from the endangered list. it is still protected.
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