Shoot the eagle free

http://www.startribune.com/army-vet-frees-trapped-eagle-with-his-sharpshooting-skills/385575401/#1

Thoughts:

Reporter makes sure to mention this guy is an army vet.  It’s not obvious to me what is the importance of that detail…  That he’s comfortable around guns?  The superficial trope harmony of him being a service vet and shooting down an eagle?…

I can shoot well enough with a .22 to have freed this bird.  One big thing is….  if something need drilling with a bullet, .22 is about the best choice.  Low velocity, low recoil, very stable ballistics.  Yeah, you can pick a spot on a tree branch fifty feet up and shoot it off.

…I do question the wisdom of shooting all these bullets into the air just about straight up.

Don’t know what the deal is with the eagle being tied up there in the air.

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