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Meet the Illinois 'Carp Hunters.' And You Will Want to Meet Them.

Meet the Illinois 'Carp Hunters.' And You Will Want to Meet Them.

"...our goal is to have you laughing harder than you’ve ever laughed before."

When Scott first sent me this video, it was during the madness of Monday's Osama bin Laden news. I watched the first 30 seconds, got sidetracked, and never came back to it. That was a mistake. A big mistake.

Let me give you a preview of what you're about to see. These are the Peoria (Illinois) Carp Hunters, a group of guys who want to deplete the invasive Asian carp population by shooting them with a bow. See, Asian carp are destroying Midwest rivers and the Great Lakes ecosystem. Since they literally jump out of the water when a boat comes by -- it's something with the vibrations in the water -- that makes them a fun and satisfying target.

Bu the Peoria Carp Hunters are looking for a new way to hunt the carp. And this is what they came up with: a new medieval-style suit complete with a lot of spikes, a special helmet, and a sword.

For example, there are the the Wolverine spikes:

The new shin guards:

The helmet:

The breastplate:

And, of course, the sword:

The new form of carp hunting includes donning the suit while water skiing. The theory is that the spikes and the sword will eventually start thinning out the Asian carp population.

Here's the epic video showing the new form of "hunting" in action:

If you've been bitten by the carp-hunting bug while watching the video, you're in luck. The group offers guided expeditions.

Their goal "is to have you laughing harder than you’ve ever laughed." I think they've already succeeded.

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