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September 12, 2007 9:24 AM   Subscribe

Armless Hunters

They hunt without arms.
posted by dios (47 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

 
An inspiration to us all.
posted by Stynxno at 9:25 AM on September 12, 2007


Indeed.

Also, I like that there's more content in your tags than in your link.

Very post-postmodern.
posted by dersins at 9:27 AM on September 12, 2007 [2 favorites]


Armless, but not unarmed.
posted by Faint of Butt at 9:27 AM on September 12, 2007 [1 favorite]


*Trying very,very,very hard not to make some stupid pun about baring arms.*

And failing.
posted by googly at 9:29 AM on September 12, 2007


And being beaten to the punch (ha!) by FOB. How ignominious.
posted by googly at 9:30 AM on September 12, 2007


I wasn't quite sure whether to expect hunters who didn't have arms, or people hunting armless people.
posted by fallenposters at 9:30 AM on September 12, 2007


Stinky!
posted by dios at 9:32 AM on September 12, 2007


This is the best use of [more inside] I have ever seen.
posted by Greg Nog at 9:35 AM on September 12, 2007


This is one of the baddest-ass things I have ever seen in my life.
posted by cortex at 9:36 AM on September 12, 2007


Armless, but not harmless.
posted by brain_drain at 9:36 AM on September 12, 2007 [1 favorite]


When I first looked at the fourth picture, I thought they were not only armless, but some sort of mutant part-human party-turkey below the waist. It was terrifying.
posted by Armitage Shanks at 9:38 AM on September 12, 2007 [2 favorites]


Pretty impressive and all, but aren't all the photos of the same guy?
posted by mkultra at 9:41 AM on September 12, 2007


Very interesting. Good post.

But I'm torn because I hate the whole "hunting for fun" concept.
posted by CrazyLemonade at 9:45 AM on September 12, 2007


I want to see them take on these guys.
posted by mkb at 9:50 AM on September 12, 2007


Isn't hunting one of the things we're not supposed to talk about here?
posted by BeerFilter at 9:52 AM on September 12, 2007


I notice none of them are bowhunting. Pussies.
posted by Camofrog at 10:00 AM on September 12, 2007 [2 favorites]


Legless Hunters?
posted by cytherea at 10:01 AM on September 12, 2007 [1 favorite]


Erm, crossbows are cheating.
posted by Camofrog at 10:01 AM on September 12, 2007


I really like the one where dude is in the classic I'm holding the deer's head by the antlers pose, but he's using his feet.
posted by Divine_Wino at 10:09 AM on September 12, 2007


In fairness, these guys probably have an advantage over the average hunter, in that the animals don't take them seriously. Imagine the humiliation those stupid animals must have felt in their dying moments.
posted by weapons-grade pandemonium at 10:11 AM on September 12, 2007 [4 favorites]


Impressive use of drumsticks.
posted by fish tick at 10:11 AM on September 12, 2007


This is one of the baddest-ass things I have ever seen

I'd like to see that right after he pulls the trigger - without the butt firmly planted into his shoulder it looks like that rifle would fly backwards.

Also, the deer images seem to be a mounted head propped up in the grass.

I'm wondering if this isn't staged.

/skeptic
posted by CynicalKnight at 10:23 AM on September 12, 2007


They hunt without arms.

Judging from the original post, it looks like the they is just a he. He's still pretty badass though.
posted by Pollomacho at 10:25 AM on September 12, 2007


Wow, that's amazing. I usually don't go for inspirational stuff, but damn that must've taken some incredible perseverance and tolerance for frustration.
posted by TungstenChef at 10:25 AM on September 12, 2007


I'm torn because I hate the whole "hunting for fun" concept.

Yeah me too, although I've been learning recently that many of the people that I do encounter who hunt, eat their kills and many people still depend on hunted meat for the bulk of their protein, which I think is a very honest way to be a meat eater and something I'm thinking about more and more.

We don't know if these dudes aren't dressing out and eating their kills. I hope they have help, because as cool as they look in their treestands with their shotguns, I don't really want to see them neck deep in gore, bicycle kicking the guts out of a deer. (Ok yes I do want to see that.)

Thanks for the post Dios.
posted by Divine_Wino at 10:26 AM on September 12, 2007


and their faithful hunting dog...
posted by quonsar at 10:37 AM on September 12, 2007 [2 favorites]


Is this a video of the same Jimmy Goldman? (Doing armless standup jokes, no less)
posted by R. Mutt at 10:41 AM on September 12, 2007


Legless Hunters?

"She insists an escalating war between gimps and grizzlies will place the human population in greater peril."
posted by IronLizard at 10:48 AM on September 12, 2007


I'm torn because I hate the whole "hunting for fun" concept.

I had a friend who was an avid hunter for decades. He'd hunted everything and had mounted creatures of all types on his walls. After a while he kept spending big bucks on adventure hunts and expensive equipment but he stopped bagging big game. It turned out that he was going out, setting up the perfect kill shot, taking the breath, tensing his hand and then firing over the back of the animals. He'd figured out what it was he loved about the hunt, the calm waiting, the preparation, the set up, the hunt itself. He'd also figured out that the actual kill was the part he hated. So he only did what he loved about it, even to the point of having all the expensive, necessary tools.

He's since altered his hunts. He has a rifle stock and trigger mechanism that fires a high powered telescopic photos rather than bullets, that way he has all the joy and a great trophy he can show off.
posted by Pollomacho at 10:59 AM on September 12, 2007 [10 favorites]


I want to see the armless hunters from the link battle the other famous armless hunters in a sort of battle royale.

Perhaps we could stage it on a plane.
posted by quin at 11:18 AM on September 12, 2007


This is the best use of [more inside] I have ever seen.

Not least because it provides negative information. Very clever. Gotta watch out for that dios guy....
posted by lodurr at 11:20 AM on September 12, 2007


'E won't 'urt you, 'e's 'armless!
posted by Dillenger69 at 11:41 AM on September 12, 2007


Dang, we all just missed the 36th annual One Arm Dove Hunt in Olney, TX, including the amputee vs. politician cow chip toss and the ten cents per finger breakfast.
posted by gum at 11:43 AM on September 12, 2007


jesus.

my moral compass must be waaaaaaaaaaay off.

i'm continually disgusted/surprised/confused by situations where, you'd think that someone might -- due to their circumstance -- become a more compassionate, empathetic being.

yeah, uh, not so much. i might be jumping to conclusions here, but those don't look like photos from someone who's hunting to survive. those look like pictures from someone who said, "i'm going to learn how to kill things with my feet because, well, i gotta prove...something."

i'd be much more impressed if he'd, say, learned how to shoot a mean game of pool instead.
posted by CitizenD at 12:07 PM on September 12, 2007 [1 favorite]


At least a couple of those are staged (noted by the commentor on that page). The deer is clearly just a head, and not only is the crossbow not cocked, there's no arrow in it. Maybe these guys DO hunt, but those aren't action shots for sure.
posted by blaneyphoto at 12:14 PM on September 12, 2007


CitizenD: Agreed, disabled people should only overcome their disabilities by doing things you like.
posted by brain_drain at 12:19 PM on September 12, 2007 [4 favorites]


Armless hunters. Boneless chickens. Fat-free french fries.
Oh MY!
posted by doctorschlock at 12:20 PM on September 12, 2007


Wow that's absolutely amazing...
posted by wangarific at 1:03 PM on September 12, 2007


i'd be much more impressed if he'd, say, learned how to shoot a mean game of pool instead.


I saw some other pictures where he was shooting pool, pretty neat, unfortunately after he lost a game he got really mad (he'd been pretty much steadily throwing back shots of 101 Wild Turkey with his feet) and beat this dude who was just watching the game to death with the cue. So in the end it was pretty sad. The guy had a wife and young child I heard, the kid had a hairlip or a cleft palate (if those aren't the same thing, I can't remember). Anyway it turns out that armless people should just stick to hunting because they can get pretty ragey.
posted by Divine_Wino at 1:17 PM on September 12, 2007 [1 favorite]


Wow, he's an armless pitcher, too.
posted by yhbc at 1:20 PM on September 12, 2007


Sorry D_W, I think you are confusing the horribly tragic biography of Grady "Lobster Boy" Stiles with that of our armless hunter.
posted by Pollomacho at 2:04 PM on September 12, 2007


Maybe if they weren't such lousy hunters they'd still have arms.
posted by WerewolvesRancheros at 2:32 PM on September 12, 2007


Huntless armlers. Now THERE'S a movie I'd pay to see.
posted by blue_beetle at 2:58 PM on September 12, 2007


brain_drain: fair enough. i tried to abbreviate my thought, and it ended up sounding pretty cruddy.

i guess it shows how quickly i identify with the victim mentality. (not something i'm bragging about, mind you). i was so quick to put the armless hunter in the category of victim.

my original point is that i don't understand how/why, except perhaps for revenge, a victim would want to turn around and exploit another victim. it seems logical to me that a victim, through his experience, might deepen his sense of empathy. might be less inclined to victimize someone else.

i think it's pretty clear this armless hunter doesn't feel like he's a victim. good for him.

i just really hope that those turkeys got et up good. 'cause otherwise -- arms or not -- he's nothing but a woodland bully, just like all other trophy hunters.
posted by CitizenD at 8:08 PM on September 12, 2007


This is one of the baddest-ass things I have ever seen in my life.

That is a bad-ass picture. How did he get up there?
posted by YoBananaBoy at 9:14 PM on September 13, 2007


He probably drives a stick shift.
posted by hortense at 9:23 PM on September 13, 2007


Do these guys know that Golden Palace online casino would undoubtedly pay them to have their logo tattooed on their feet?

If they don't have it done, they're obviously un-American Godless communists.

quonsar writes "and their faithful hunting dog..."

He's got the heart of a champion.
posted by PeterMcDermott at 3:48 AM on September 15, 2007


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