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Boy Scouts’ storied tradition in Capital Region is in jeopardy

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Boy Scouts’ storied tradition in Capital Region is in jeopardy As many other natives of Schenectady County, I spent my youth in boy scouting and am still involved as an adult. Schenectady County’s Boy Scouts of America Council has, over the years, seen changes both good and bad, but it is the good memories others and I remember! Summers at Camp Boy Haven in Rock City Falls and encampments at Camp Rotary on Lake George ...


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justapto
April 8, 2013
8:20 a.m.

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Dave: I prefer my AR15 with several 40 round clips. Saves a lot of trouble having to be precise in my aim. Also cuts down on the butchering time as the deer is pretty much field stripped with all internal organs cleaned out.

cidbil
April 8, 2013
9:02 a.m.

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Dave: I chuckled when I read your letter, because I've been suggesting the same idea of using a spear for deer hunting to my buddy for years. I remember reading somewhere years ago of a fellow who obtained a grant to research that very idea. The spear was actually propelled by a sling, just as the ancients used it. I've been unable to unearth that article though. Too bad it would be interesting to revisit and see what conclusions were reached.

cidbil
April 8, 2013
9:05 a.m.

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Wow!! I just searched for deer hunting with a spear, and came up with a wealth of info. Lots of people are doing it. I'd post some of the videos, but they're pretty graphic so I won't. Not so far fetched after all.

biwemple
April 8, 2013
2:06 p.m.

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There's actually a movement to get Atlatls legal for hunting in more states. They hunt feral hogs with them in Texas and other places down south. In case you're not familiar with this spear thrower: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atlatl

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