A different kind of hunt for the homer king

By Phillip Matier and Andrew Ross
Updated: November 23, 2008

SAN FRANCISCO — Barry Bonds has put down his bat and picked up a gun in his new role as spokesman for Christensen Arms, a munitions company that specializes in high-powered hunting rifles.”It gets your blood pumping,” a camouflage-clad Bonds says as he stares through the scope of a 300 Ultra Mac rifle in a seven-minute info-video for the company.

The video shows baseball’s all-time home-run leader hunting down a whitetail deer in an alfalfa field three hours north of Edmonton, Alberta.

The video, which has a heart-thumping soundtrack, goes dark just before you hear a single rifle blast.

The words “To be continued” then flash onto the screen.

An accompanying Web photo, however, gives away the ending – showing a smiling Bonds crouching behind his trophy kill along with the quote, “One blast is all it took.”

“I just want to tell everyone at Christensen Arms thanks for building such a tremendous rifle,” the ex-Giant says in the Web text that accompanies the video. “Keep up the great work, and God bless.”

And, in fact, Bonds is quite the hunter.

When a federal grand jury in San Francisco indicted Bonds last year on perjury and obstruction of justice charges for allegedly lying about steroids use, Bonds wasn’t around – he was off hunting in Colorado.

Feel free to check out the video for yourself, at www.