Video: Skeet Shooting with Asian Carp

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Is this even legal? It looks a bit too fun to be legal.

Taking advantage of silver carp’s tendency to jump in the air when startled, this man guns them down like clay pigeons with his shotgun. Since Asian carp are a highly invasive species that compete with more valuable, and vulnerable, fish, this can been seen as a good way to control carp populations. However, shooting up in the air while on a moving boat is dangerous to say the least. We know that Illinois and Indiana both introduced legislation to legalize shooting carp with a shotgun, but we’re not sure if either passed.

Do you know of any states where using a shotgun on carp is legal? In the right conditions—and with the right safety precautions—it looks like great gun and an easy way to blast those pesky carp out of the air. Who needs to spend money on clays when all you need is a boat and some shotguns? And, of course, steel shot when shooting over water.

Shooting fish. Not in a barrel. Why? Becase Asian Carp are an invasive species and are destroying the Mississippi River ecosystem. This is simply a short glimpse into how infested the Delta area by itself has become with these vermin.Psh………..sporting clays my ass!!!

Posted by Sean A Morr on Sunday, September 28, 2014

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