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    This thread has resource damage written all over it

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    Quote Originally Posted by ncclaymaker View Post
    First of all the Fish and Game folks will eat you alive. An act like that will definitely give the tree huggers more ammo to shoot at us. The upside is wholesome nutrition... fresh fish for lunch or dinner. I personally would use a cheap electric winch from Harbor Freight, some chain to anchor to a tree or whatever, and winch the boulder out of the way.

    The blasting idea leaves you some simple choices... six men to bear your coffin or twelve men/women to act as a jury.
    The Sierra Blaster single round sounds about the same as a 22, no fish will be harmed... the rock breaks apart...

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    I've recorded underwater video when a SB went off and it sounds like two rocks hitting each other or a "tap" sound. I am sure in the wintertime when all the rocks are rolling in the streambed the noise is much more "damaging" to the fish than the sound of the SB. Nevertheless, i don't think the overlords would appreciate us utilizing the product this way.
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    Maybe it is as "quiet" as can be, but what about the chemicals released into the water? Just being a devils advocate about the subject, because the Fish and Game folks will be. Safer to use a winch or come-along and probable less expensive and time consuming.

    Before all off this tree hugging crap... a small shape charge would have done the trick. No drilling or winch required. Loud, but more fun.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ncclaymaker View Post
    Maybe it is as "quiet" as can be, but what about the chemicals released into the water? Just being a devils advocate about the subject, because the Fish and Game folks will be. Safer to use a winch or come-along and probable less expensive and time consuming.

    Before all off this tree hugging crap... a small shape charge would have done the trick. No drilling or winch required. Loud, but more fun.
    Well, don't use sunscreen either or you will be releasing chemicals into the river also. When you start measuring things by parts per billion, EVERYTHING is a pollutant.

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    Im generally not a huge fan of Harbor Freight stuff but the name brand "Porta Power" tools get pricey.

    https://www.harborfreight.com/10-Ton...BoCVwwQAvD_BwE

    ... and maybe this attachment ??

    https://www.harborfreight.com/10-ton...ram-95979.html

    Most well equipped mechanics have a porta power. Maybe borrow / rent one ??

    You just have to get the rock to move a little bit to break it free as you know. .

    Blasting would probably be funner though ; )
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    Rather than spend that much on a knock off porta power just a get a farm jack / Hi Lift jacket and set it up for chains. It will have a longer length of travel and can be set up for push or pull. Has a A LOT more other uses too.
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    The problem with the porta power is weight... they do have their purpose, we have carried them in, but not since the Sierra Blaster came out.
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