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kreoseus2 Inactive Member01 Sep 2012 4:24 a.m. PST

What if you had access to a time machine and whatever weaponry/gear you required, what ancient beastie would you hunt ? You can go anywhere/anywhen and have a bash. Hunt a t-rex with an anti-tank gun,a mammoth with a flint spear or go after some devonian monster in a minisub. I am quite partial to the carboniferous, and going after giant bugs with a flamethrower in an oxygen rich atmosphere…or maybe one of those south American terror birds discovery channel loves..

And yes, you can bring the head home to mount on your games room wall.


Dave Crowell01 Sep 2012 5:14 a.m. PST

Terror birds seem jolly fun. Ice age megafauna would probably also rate pretty high. Perhaps a saber tooth cat mount?

CPT Jake Inactive Member01 Sep 2012 5:18 a.m. PST

This one:


Because it is cute.

Personal logo Pictors Studio Sponsoring Member of TMP01 Sep 2012 5:31 a.m. PST

I guess I'd have to hunt a dinosaur then if I can bring the head home.

Huscarle Supporting Member of TMP01 Sep 2012 5:46 a.m. PST

None, not interested in hunting for the sake of it. However, I wouldn't mind watching the creatures in their natural habitat, now that would be interesting.

Tuudawgs Supporting Member of TMP01 Sep 2012 5:57 a.m. PST

I don't know about "Hunting" but, I would love to go back and kill every ancestral mosquito I could find. Using a 12 guage would be very satisfying.

Personal logo Doctor X Supporting Member of TMP01 Sep 2012 6:57 a.m. PST

I'd hunt the famous cave woman Raquel Welch

zippyfusenet01 Sep 2012 6:59 a.m. PST

I want some of those brontosaurus ribs that they used to serve at the drive-in on The Flintstones. Those looked yummy. Probably why there are no more brontosauri today.

Personal logo Extra Crispy Sponsoring Member of TMP01 Sep 2012 8:02 a.m. PST

No interest in hunting. But if you bag one, I'll buy a few steaks from you.

14Bore01 Sep 2012 8:21 a.m. PST

T-Rex with a 50 cal, but aside from that a little kid at the beach a few years ago was facing his plastic army men against a few dino's, tried to give him a few tactical points since the dinos had the high ground and the troops were coming from the beach landing.

skippy0001 Supporting Member of TMP01 Sep 2012 8:52 a.m. PST

Bronto bow hunting would take too long.

Ankylosaurus with LAW rockets.

Elder Things with Beowolf .50 carbine

Photo Safari in the Mediterranean 'valley'.

Look for prehistoric Cannabis…

zippyfusenet01 Sep 2012 10:11 a.m. PST

Prehistoric cannabis be nuthin' but ditchweed. People have been cultivating hemp for a long time, improving its desirable properties.

Space Monkey Inactive Member01 Sep 2012 10:42 a.m. PST

I'm not a hunter but I'd love to take a photos/videos and a drawing book. T-Rex first because people are gonna be surprised when they see that they were pink with purple spots.

jpattern201 Sep 2012 10:42 a.m. PST

No hunting here, either. Photo safari, though, after some choice T.rex pics – yeah, I'd be up for that.

WarrenB Inactive Member01 Sep 2012 11:38 a.m. PST


Good eating on a moschops.

ming31 Inactive Member01 Sep 2012 11:57 a.m. PST

What ever tastes best . If you hunt somethng you have to eat it .

Gear Pilot01 Sep 2012 3:24 p.m. PST

Neanderthals. Just to make sure we come out on top.

platypus01au01 Sep 2012 9:06 p.m. PST


Megalodon using 50 kg line.


Jim Selzer01 Sep 2012 10:51 p.m. PST

tricetops then maybe a t-ex

kreoseus2 Inactive Member02 Sep 2012 1:45 a.m. PST

Platypus, you might need dynamite, not a 50k line..

Tgunner Supporting Member of TMP02 Sep 2012 12:14 p.m. PST

Dynamite kreoseus2? More like a depth charge or a MK48 torpedo!

vojvoda Inactive Member02 Sep 2012 3:51 p.m. PST

7mm Remington or M224 SOF Rifle, T-Rex or other Rapiers. Fishing, Fly reel with 1000lb test for Megladons.
James Mattes

kreoseus2 Inactive Member02 Sep 2012 4:18 p.m. PST


only one way to find out. You get the depth charge, I'll find the flux capacitor.

Personal logo flooglestreet Supporting Member of TMP02 Sep 2012 8:33 p.m. PST

I could go for competition farting with Gasosaurus.

kreoseus2 Inactive Member02 Sep 2012 11:56 p.m. PST

you're a classy guy, floogle. :)

000 Triple Aught Inactive Member02 Sep 2012 11:59 p.m. PST

None… they're all to cool to kill. Take a camera to shoot-yes! Take a weapon to blow 'em away--nah.

SaintGermaine Inactive Member03 Sep 2012 4:13 a.m. PST

I just want one of those Flintstones rack of ribs. Screw working for it though. I haven't pulled back my recurve bow in 15 years or fired an AK in about as long.

Ottoathome03 Sep 2012 8:56 a.m. PST

OK, this doesn't really answer the thread but it's a funny story.

I work in a company which had two founders, let's call them Ike and Ben the Flowerpot Men. The business wasn't flowerpots, but let it go at that. Both of these guys were literally-- LITERALLY-- mad scientists. They were genius' at the trade and technology of what they did, and prolific inventors of lots of other things besides, and kept on inventing useful things (like one developed a blood testing kit for use in combat conditions in WWII and so on) but they were in many ways not fully socialized. Ben was only a little so, but Ike was leterally off the charts on IQ and something of a helpless person when it came to day to day things.

Both are dead now, and I came in contact with both of them now and then intermittently through the years and Ike would come in to my office and talk about this subject and that. This was after they sold the business to the present owners and the present owners gave them offices to carry on their research and tinkering, always in the chance that they might come up with something of real benefit to the company.

Anyway Ike came into my office one day and was talking about "Nessie"- the Loch Ness Monster. He asked me if I believed it existed and I said "Probably not!" I suspect it's a myth, but it's been rambling around too long and we should prove it for sure one way or the other. "How would you do that?" he asiked. "Simple- get a moderately large speed boat and take half a cow. Roll the cow up around a homing device, and put it on the end of a 400 ft cable. Troll it through the lake. If you go a week or two with nothing biting then it doesn't exist. On the other hand if the line goes taught and snaps, then you kick a mark 48 torpedo off the boat with its sensors set on the homing signal!" Ike's jaw dropped! "You mean You'd KILL NESSIE!" He gasped,. "Yup--" I said-- "nothing spells proof like a warm cadaver! Pick up the parts floating around and re-assemble them on the beach.

He turned a little green and dashed out of the office.

When I told the story to a coworker he laughed and said "Every year Ike takes four weeks to go over to Scotland and hunt for the Monster and is part of several world wide organizations which passionately believe in it- they even have a song…."

Ike never talked to me ever again.

Personal logo flooglestreet Supporting Member of TMP03 Sep 2012 6:54 p.m. PST

Thanks, kreoseus2 ;)

Personal logo miniMo Supporting Member of TMP04 Sep 2012 1:19 p.m. PST

Hmm, sling shot vs. Saber Tooth Squirrels =^,^=


darclegion Inactive Member06 Sep 2012 11:43 a.m. PST


using a 30/06 with a redfield scope. If that doesnt work…a M60E3 for backup.



Because I love them

Rod I Robertson Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member07 Sep 2012 9:26 a.m. PST

The sabre-toothed vole and I would hunt it with sharpened q-tips!

Jemima Fawr Inactive Member11 Sep 2012 1:59 a.m. PST

I second Moschops… Or Raquel Welch.

OSchmidt Inactive Member11 Sep 2012 6:05 a.m. PST

All of them-- from space-- with a tractor beam nudging the mile wide meteorite into an entry orbit to bring it down in the Yucatan.

Crispy critters.

Zephyr111 Sep 2012 7:36 p.m. PST

Terror birds might be worth a try. Would need to take along a crane and an awfully big deep frier though…. ;-)

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