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#5975229 - 10/13/15 11:20 AM Armadillos and my wife
603Country Offline
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Registered: 07/03/12
Posts: 5167
Loc: Central Texas
2:30 in the morning and the cats (on the screen porch) are yowling at full voice. I got up and grabbed the 39A with red light and snuck out on the front porch. Giant armadillo in the wife's flower bed, really a Boone and Crockett sized Armadillo. If I didn't shoot him, I knew the wife would be on my case. She hates dillo's in her flower bed. So I shot him. And since the wife hates when I let the dillo's run off to die (she wants to be sure they are dead) I shot him between the eyes. He flopped around and landed on the front walkway and breathed his last. Went back to bed. Wife says "what'd ya shoot". I said "armadillo. Head shot him and he's laying on the front walk". What...she says...he's going to bleed out all over my walkway. Yup! Never satisfied....

There seem to be more and more wifely rules every year about shooting armadillos. Kinda like working for the government.

She says she wants to shoot them herself. So I bought her a Browning Micro 22 Lever gun. She won't practice. Had a dillo in the yard the other night and I told her that it was her darn turn to do the shooting. I walked out with her to hold the light. She shot twice and missed. Dillo turned around and faced her and got on his hind legs. I swear he had that look like "what in the H___ are you doing?". He ran off, so now the shooting is back on me to do.

#5975235 - 10/13/15 11:23 AM Re: Armadillos and my wife [Re: 603Country]
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Loc: Mineola,TX
Good read
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#5975240 - 10/13/15 11:26 AM Re: Armadillos and my wife [Re: 603Country]
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Registered: 01/17/15
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#5975273 - 10/13/15 11:41 AM Re: Armadillos and my wife [Re: Deadend]
SapperTitan Offline
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Registered: 11/17/10
Posts: 18558
Loc: Killeen/Ft Hood, TX
Originally Posted By: Lance Vick
Good read
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#5975337 - 10/13/15 12:26 PM Re: Armadillos and my wife [Re: 603Country]
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Registered: 05/18/11
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Loc: Forestburg, Montague Cnty, TX
Maybe a quick cell phone pic of each kill will make her happy?
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#5975347 - 10/13/15 12:33 PM Re: Armadillos and my wife [Re: 603Country]
dfwroadkill Offline
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Registered: 09/15/09
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Loc: D/FW, TX
Funny story...and we all know it is true. up

#5975436 - 10/13/15 01:15 PM Re: Armadillos and my wife [Re: 603Country]
Vern1 Offline
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Registered: 09/13/11
Posts: 1873
Loc: Pettytown, TX, US of A
I was right there with ya...step by step.
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#5975497 - 10/13/15 02:01 PM Re: Armadillos and my wife [Re: 603Country]
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Registered: 03/08/10
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Loc: Mckinney, Texas
I got one that keeps giving me the slip. going to have to set a game cam so I can figure out what time he's coming around. I put a trap out for him and caught a freaking opossum.
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Lol. Duckbill that was funny!

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The dude up top has already taken lots of bone before this deer, both mule and whitetail.

#5975499 - 10/13/15 02:01 PM Re: Armadillos and my wife [Re: 603Country]
blackcoal Offline
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Registered: 01/19/12
Posts: 7927
Loc: 60 Mi North of DFW
Set your alarm about 15 minutes early than you saw him, then you will be ready because he will be back same place same time.
The Greatest Enemy of knowledge is not ignorance,
it is the illusion of knowledge.--Stephen Hawking

#5975540 - 10/13/15 02:22 PM Re: Armadillos and my wife [Re: 603Country]
shadams Offline

Registered: 12/23/14
Posts: 202
Sun night sitting in my bowseat, waiting for the feeder. the deer start moving in about 10min before it goes off. All the little does are there just before it goes off when I hear a large rustling coming towards me from behind. It took a good 5 minus of tromping around before it came out into the open. I knew it was a big buck taking his time, and out pops a frickin dillo. Took all I had to not hit him with the new broadheads I bought...
"Facts, not ideology, determine reality."

#5975618 - 10/13/15 02:59 PM Re: Armadillos and my wife [Re: 603Country]
rickym Offline
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Registered: 06/14/15
Posts: 4526
Loc: texas
Well it sounds like you got a new gun out of it.

It seems like there's a new rule about something everyday. They make em up as we go, doesn't everyone just love playing this game roflmao
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Any ideas how to make it hard?

#5975897 - 10/13/15 05:13 PM Re: Armadillos and my wife [Re: 603Country]
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Registered: 01/22/11
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Loc: Fairfield, TX
Yup! Never satisfied....

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Now that food has replaced sex in my life, I can't even get into my own pants.

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#5975910 - 10/13/15 05:19 PM Re: Armadillos and my wife [Re: 603Country]
Erathkid Offline
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Registered: 01/19/11
Posts: 14753
Loc: Dollas,Taxes Bluff Dale Tx
I killed 3 last week. Wife got upset. She hasn't seen the damage to her yard yet. bang
Life is too short, as is. Don't chance it.
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#5976205 - 10/13/15 07:59 PM Re: Armadillos and my wife [Re: 603Country]
texashunter900 Offline
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Registered: 07/15/13
Posts: 491
Loc: Ennis, TX
I think you need to go buy you a special Dillo shooter with thermal or night vision.

Be sure and tell the wife that if the cat would have killed the Dillo, the cat would have left it on the front step so you were just following the cats example of leaving the Dillo for her to clean up.

#5976381 - 10/13/15 09:15 PM Re: Armadillos and my wife [Re: 603Country]
603Country Offline
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Registered: 07/03/12
Posts: 5167
Loc: Central Texas
That red light on the 39A works just fine, and the Dillo's don't seem to notice it at all. All this armadillo shooting is going just fine. I only made one big mistake, and that was having a big laugh when she missed the one she was shooting at. She had a loaded gun and was NOT smiling. I think I'd have been Ok with a chuckle, but to bust out laughing was pushing it too far. Gotta be careful around the ladies sometime. For instance, I just never feel that comfortable around women that have big knives in their hand. Maybe that's some inherited prehistoric thing. Or maybe it's guilt...

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