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    Default The most dangerous animal on public land

    I was hunting antelope in a walk in area in Wyoming with a buddy. We had spotted a group of lopes in an opening near a fence line. As we planned our stalk we found a washed out gully that would keep us out of sight until we got to 400 ish yards. A perfect situation. As we slipped along this gully we spitted a group of cows above the gully on our right side. Well.. we thought they were all cows. Anyways, we made eye contact with the cows and everything seemed fine, they stared at us bug eyed as cows do, but unlike all the other cows we had encountered this trip they did not move away. We did not pay much attention to them until we were about 25 yards beside them. Then I hear my buddy, in a loud somewhat panicked whisper, say "hey man, those cows are coming towards us", I responded with some choice expletives and said "that one in front is a bull". As most of you know, Angus bulls do not have horns it is another part of their anatomy that tipped me off. Their pace quickened to a trot as they came into the gully we were exiting on the other side. We backpedaled out of the gully, across a flat, toward a hill. Shouting and waving our hands did nothing to stop their advances. The bull in front was now 15 yards away. Instinctively I fired a .308 round just a few feet in front of the lead bull's hooves. He stopped for a second bewildered before continuing his approach somewhat more cautiously. We turned our quick walking pace into a full run and beelined it to the nearest fence. After we reached the safety of the other side of the fence we looked back to see the bull cresting the hill with the rest of the herd several yards behind.

    Once in the truck, a quick google search revealed that cows kill abut 22 people a year. A sobering statistic about an animal we regard as somewhat innocuous compared to all the other hazards we face in the woods.

    Has anyone else had this happen to them? Do you think we overreacted?

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    Default Re: The most dangerous animal on public land

    Cattle, much like horses, are evil creatures and the spawn of Satan.

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    Default Re: The most dangerous animal on public land

    When they started chasing you, I started to read faster LOL.

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    Default Re: The most dangerous animal on public land

    Bulls generally don't like men because they can smell that you're male and they think you're going to try to fuck one of their cows
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    Default Re: The most dangerous animal on public land

    Quote Originally Posted by raxar View Post
    Bulls generally don't like men because they can smell that you're male and they think you're going to try to fuck one of their cows
    Maybe it happens more often than you'd think in Wyoming.

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    Default Re: The most dangerous animal on public land

    fuck cows, have a pack of feral dogs following you down a trout stream.

    wild dogs are pretty intimidating.
    way scarier than my bear encounter.

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    Default Re: The most dangerous animal on public land

    Why is this guy (op) banned? Looked at his posts. All seem within acceptable limits.
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    Default Re: The most dangerous animal on public land

    Years ago I was at a family friend's farm and they had a young Hereford bull named Herfy. He had horns. I was in the paddock where Herfy was and he started coming my way pretty fast, faster than I could run. I got lucky, there was a big gate post out in the middle of that paddock for some reason and I got behind it. He couldn't figure out how to get me. My buddy opened the barn door about 15' behind me and called me to safety. Mr. Moore (Herfy's owner) thought it was funny. The next I heard, Herfy beat the shit out of Mr. Moore and was now on ice.
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    Default Re: The most dangerous animal on public land

    Large 4 legged rodents that go by the name of deer kill more people than any other in the states.

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    Default Re: The most dangerous animal on public land

    Quote Originally Posted by Gman106 View Post
    Why is this guy (op) banned? Looked at his posts. All seem within acceptable limits.

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