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Contributors to this thread:
Zbone 23-Oct-23
smarba 23-Oct-23
kscowboy 23-Oct-23
Zbone 23-Oct-23
Dale06 23-Oct-23
Brotsky 23-Oct-23
Ambush 23-Oct-23
MA-PAdeerslayer 23-Oct-23
Catscratch 23-Oct-23
StickFlicker 23-Oct-23
APauls 24-Oct-23
4nolz@work 24-Oct-23
Mint 24-Oct-23
12yards 24-Oct-23
greg simon 24-Oct-23
Highlife 24-Oct-23
Jethro 24-Oct-23
drycreek 24-Oct-23
TonyBear 24-Oct-23
Zbone 24-Oct-23
Groundhunter 24-Oct-23
Will tell 24-Oct-23
Zbone 25-Oct-23
Z Barebow 25-Oct-23
Zbone 25-Oct-23
greg simon 25-Oct-23
LeeBuzz 25-Oct-23
Zbone 25-Oct-23
t-roy 25-Oct-23
Corax_latrans 25-Oct-23
Z Barebow 25-Oct-23
bluedog 25-Oct-23
Lucas 26-Oct-23
Corax_latrans 26-Oct-23
DanaC 27-Oct-23
bowwild 27-Oct-23
Corax_latrans 27-Oct-23
Coyote 65 27-Oct-23
Zbone 28-Oct-23
Corax_latrans 28-Oct-23
Coyote 65 29-Oct-23
From: Zbone
23-Oct-23

Zbone's Link
The Passenger Pigeons are coming back... True... They are trying to recreate the Passenger Pigeon through genetic engineering since 2012 and possibly birds by 2025:

"The Great Passenger Pigeon Comeback set an ambitious goal to hatch the first generation of new Passenger Pigeons before 2025"

https://reviverestore.org/projects/the-great-passenger-pigeon- comeback/progress-to-date/

When does season open...8^)))

From: smarba
23-Oct-23
I'm waiting for wooly mammoth.

From: kscowboy
23-Oct-23
Let's do the Carolina Parakeet while we're at it.

From: Zbone
23-Oct-23
T-Rex would be funner...8^)))

From: Dale06
23-Oct-23
I’ve heard thatT-Rex have huge tenderloins.

From: Brotsky
23-Oct-23
If we're bringing things back to life could we start with Biden?

From: Ambush
23-Oct-23
The technology was first used on Elvis Presley. Very successfully.

A second experiment was tried on Nancy Pelosi, but that one just added sixty years to her face.

23-Oct-23
Brotsky for the win!

From: Catscratch
23-Oct-23
I believe the die out of the chestnut is what lead to their extinction in the first place. I wonder if they intend to ever have wild populations again? T-roy is going to have to give out a lot more nuts!

From: StickFlicker
23-Oct-23
Ambush, I'm not sure how "successful" the Elvis cloning was, since all the clones seemed to only have enough intelligence to get jobs flipping burgers at various places around the U.S!

From: APauls
24-Oct-23
I've actually spent days talking to the guys who are bringing back the woolly mammoth and Tasmanian tiger. Their technology and backing is incredible. Invited me for a tour if I ever get to California which I would certainly do if I go there. To them it isn't an if but when.

From: 4nolz@work
24-Oct-23
The reports were of flocks of passenger pigeons that would "blacken the sky".Think if that was brought back with no chestnut trees.Crops would be devastated.Adapt or die.

From: Mint
24-Oct-23
It looks like the American chestnut is on it's way back. they have a 15/16 hybrid that looks to be working and a fungus resistant GMO that seems to be working too. The most important aspect though is the lumber was highly prized and the mast was generous so there will be a lot of people that will want to plant them.

From: 12yards
24-Oct-23
As long as they're carbon neutral! I guess it's ok.

From: greg simon
24-Oct-23
What could possibly go wrong?

From: Highlife
24-Oct-23
By adding a little bit of pterodactyl dna to it

From: Jethro
24-Oct-23
Is this another CO reintroduction scheme?

From: drycreek
24-Oct-23
Brotsky, oh hell no !

From: TonyBear
24-Oct-23
Something to do with frog DNA, then lots of screaming, and blood, tissue debris; and death...

Since this is a bowhunting forum why not bring back the Irish Elk, the biggest antlered animal that ever existed?

From: Zbone
24-Oct-23
"To them it isn't an if but when"

I agree APauls this Passenger Pigeon recreation is actually going to happen from what I've read...

From: Groundhunter
24-Oct-23
I will stay with #6s. Love pigeon shoots.

From: Will tell
24-Oct-23
How many passengers can they carry.

From: Zbone
25-Oct-23
Tastes like chicken...8^)))

From: Z Barebow
25-Oct-23
“I’ve heard thatT-Rex have huge tenderloins”

Better be careful. The Center for Biological Diversity is already ramping up judge shopping efforts In Montana to restore them to their historical range.

From: Zbone
25-Oct-23
Z Barebow - Are you serious?

From: greg simon
25-Oct-23
I sent in money yesterday to be the first to buy points for T-Rex license in Montana!!! Finally, I'll have max points for something!!!

From: LeeBuzz
25-Oct-23
Zbone, think I have the "phase 3" type showing up in my back yard every so often. I'll try and get a picture and post it next time I see them.

From: Zbone
25-Oct-23
Please do LeeBuzz...

From: t-roy
25-Oct-23
Greg…..might be a good idea to start doing some research, especially on the Montana forum. Just don’t ask for anyone’s honeyhole.

25-Oct-23
It would be pretty cool to hunt Prehistoric Beasts with a Prehistoric Weapon.

I’m gonna lobby for a ban on Compounds for T. rex. Only fair.

From: Z Barebow
25-Oct-23
ZBone- I read too much Babylon Bee! But it is a reflection of the times we live in. My comment is so ridiculous it is believable.

From: bluedog
25-Oct-23
Gotta keep it real... T-rex was 65 million years before the first man. (maybe more, too lazy to look it up)

From: Lucas
26-Oct-23
I don't think there has ever been a cloning of any avian species only mammals so far. This project is interesting but the technology is not available yet. The band-tailed pigeon is the closest relative and there are several states that have seasons for them.

26-Oct-23
“My comment is so ridiculous it is believable.”

Well, THAT comment is apparently only ridiculous enough to be entirely NOT believable…

‘Cuz FWIW, it never occurred to me to give either one any serious thought….

But then I suppose it’s true that there are people who buy into Flat Earth foolishness and those who think fossils are (literally) a diabolical plot to lead people astray….

As Einstein supposedly said, “there are only two things which are infinite— the Universe and the human capacity for Stupidity. And I’m not so sure about the Universe…”

From: DanaC
27-Oct-23
Make 'em bigger. Jurassic Pigeons. Bigger'n Canadas. And slower. Shoot 'em with flu-flus & c-o-c broadheads. Could be fun ;-)

From: bowwild
27-Oct-23
You will often read of two causes: Commercial. exploitation and habitat destruction. However, there were large forested areas even as this pigeon was going extinct. Numbers were reduced until this couldn't happen:

"This was a highly gregarious species – the flock could initiate courtship and reproduction only when they were gathered in large numbers; smaller groups of Passenger Pigeons could not breed successfully, and the surviving numbers proved too few to re-establish the species. "

I'm a retired wildlife biologist who has lead the restoration of some extirpated species (namely elk to the east), but not species that were totally extinct. Frankly, I'd rather resources all be aimed at what kills our friends, family, and others who contract cancer, Alzheimers, etc.

27-Oct-23
Yeah, it kills me to think how many dollars go into “Wildlife Rehabilitation” programs…

OK — If you find an injured black-footed ferret (the OG BFF!) or Condor or Ivory-billed woodpecker, yeah, let’s see if we can get a salvage on a member of a critically endangered species. But otherwise, put those dollars to work on habitat and water quality….

From: Coyote 65
27-Oct-23
The bandtail pigeons hang out around my neighborhood in the summer. They usually leave about Sept. A couple of years ago the main flock left leaving behind a lone individual. The wife feeds the birds in the winter so he had plenty to eat. Homer left the next fall when the flock came back.

Lately we have been getting eurasian doves hanging around. No season, shoot on sight as they are an invasive species per fish and game. May have to get a bb gun.

Terry

From: Zbone
28-Oct-23
Yeah, had read the closest living relative to the Passenger Pigeon was the Band-tailed Pigeon and migrates in large flocks like the Passenger Pigeon...

28-Oct-23
Those Eurasians are pretty tasty. Glad we don’t have them here, but if we did, I’d eat a lot of them…

From: Coyote 65
29-Oct-23
The flocks that hang out around my place number about 30. And the Eurasians I am talking about are birds, the feathered kind, not the English version.

Terry

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