Hunters ?

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  1. Bro. Curtis

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    Got my deer tag, my elk tag, and some upland game bird tags. Got some nice 170 grain .300 WSM rounds, & a bunch of bird shot shotgun cartridges. We start on Sunday, until late November, and I can soot a turkey up until 2009. Every zone has different rules, but the best part of hunting here is the ease in which you can hunt on most private property. There's some snow that I think will stick around a bit, and it's going to be cold.

    I've had great success this year fishing, more so than any other year. I catch 14"-17" rainbow trout all the time, and pulled a 15" kokanee out of a lake the other day. I hope to match this success with a freezer full of ungulate meat.

    God is good, fellers. Thank him for the animals he provides for us.
     
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    Here in the Heart of Dixie------lots and lots of Deer-----I just bought my son a bolt action .30-06-------and he is itchin' to go

    Snow here??? I wouldn't bet the farm------but occationally it will accidently snow------it never snows on purpose down here

    I didn't get to get in on any Dove shoots this year---------I was gonna plant several acres of Millet-------and bushhog it right before season started-----but I messed around and didn't plant any
     
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    Awwww....

    Turkey are sure plentiful around here, but the different zoning's can be tricky to understand. Luckily, being a traveling musician has given me lots of friends with cabins, yurts & such.

    God bless you with teaching your kid how to approach this sport. My daughter turned into a vegetarian before I knew what was happening.....
     
  4. Benjamin

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    You might want to try AZ.

    Never been hunting, but figure it must be pretty easy to get deer. I went camping one time and the heard crackling of branches early in the morning.

    I grabbed my glock and came out out of the tent and there was a whole pack of GIANT deer standing where I had cut some wood. I thought I would see how close I could get before they scampered, but NOOO..., as I got close they were like...BRING IT!...So...now... a little more cautious, I walked a little closer...but... the look they were giving me wasn't anything I remembered from when I saw Bambi.

    Finally, I bravely took a couple more steps toward them and stomped my foot thinking that would do it. But...NOOO...this reeeaal big one snorted and stomped back at me, with a couple of friends backin him up, and closed off what... AT THIS POINT!... I would consider any kind of confortable distance. He was breathing hard and looked really angry, as to to be sayin...DRAW! ...I was like, "Nope, this ain't happenen." and slowly walked backwardward, while he and his gang glared at me as if to being saying, "WHAT!...I thought you wanted some of this!"

    Anyway, they don't seen too shy around here!

    P.S. Someone told me later that they were probably Elk. :laugh:
     
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    I was just curious what this means. Does this mean you don't need permission? I know here you have to have the property owner permission to hunt, or you can be arrested for tresspassing.
     
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    A guy, out hunting in Alaska, who accidentally shot a polar
    bear. Realizing his mistake, he reported the incident to the local ranger.
    A week later, he received a letter in the mail telling him that he is being
    taken to court by the park service. Arriving at court, he explained to the
    judge what happened, and the judge quickly reached a decision.

    “As you didn’t kill this protected species intentionally, I don’t intend to
    send you to prison”, the judge said. “However, it is still a serious error
    on your part, and I intend to deal with you by way of a fine, based upon the
    body weight of the animal”.

    “For every one pound of body weight, you will be fined $10.00″. Consulting
    his records, the judge found the weight of the bear, as recorded by the park
    services, and called for a calculator. After a minute or two, he called the
    hunter to the bench, and gave his judgment - a fine of $9,000.

    The representative of the park services jumped to his feet, and approached
    the judge. “Your Honor”, he said, “With the greatest respect, I believe
    you’ve made a mistake in your calculations. We weighed the animal shortly
    after it was shot, and it weighed a total of 1000 pounds. Surely, based on
    that measurement, the fine should be $10,000″.

    The judge looked at the ranger, and said, “I made a calculation, taking into
    consideration, the animals’ weight, minus its two front paws”.

    Looking rather confused, the ranger asked, “But why did you not include the
    front paws in your calculation?”

    “Because”, the judge replied, “the Second Amendment guarantees that every
    American has the right to bear arms!”
     
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    People are required to post their land, if they don't want hunters on it. There is so much backcountry out here, that you have no idea where property lines are, unless they are marked.

    And the vast majority of folks out here have no problem with hunters on their land.
     
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    [rimshot]

    :laugh:
     
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    I hunt a lot. Every time I lose something I have to hunt for it. :D

    I hope I don't get caught. My hunting License expierd 6 months ago. :rolleyes:
     
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    Here you'd better know where the boundry lines are. Most people here do have a problem with people shooting guns on thier property.
     
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    I had an Alabama man tell me once that if they get half a dozen snowflakes, they call it a blizzard. :laugh: I've been in Florida for three years and haven't seen a bit of snow, and I LOVE it that way! That's why I moved down from Michigan, and I don't miss it one bit.

    I also LOVE venison and wish I could buy it like other meats. I don't understand what would be wrong with having deer farms where you can buy venison (all packaged), if for some reason I don't know they won't sell it in stores. I had a co-worker in Michigan who supplied me with half a deer every Fall, and I really miss that. It's my #1 favorite meat.
     
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    Have you ever had elk ?

    Elk tenderloin is about the yummiest.
     
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    There was a fella in the church we left in Mississippi who is a "rabid" deer hunter-------but he also loved Pecan Pies----------my wife worked out a deal with him

    A Pecan Pie for a big piece of Venison "Back Strap"---that deal was worth it!!

    Deer, Elk(blasted if Bro. Curtis won't share with all of us!!), Moose, and all other in those families are considered "Sport Game" and are not to be sold as meat on the open market----nor is the Dear Hunter to sell what he takes---now, he can give away all he wants---he just can't sell
     
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    That makes no sense to me. He should at least be able to get what he put into it. It costs the hunter quite a bit when you consider the rifle, the ammo, his time, gas to drive there, and the cost of having it cut up and packaged. Then he just gives it away? I paid him about $2 a pound for it and thought that was a bargain. He might have made something off it, but I didn't care; I just wanted the venison. I didn't expect him to pay out all that money to get the deer and then give it to me. He liked to hunt but didn't eat it himself.
     
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    Well, you get your wish...


    CAPITAL REGION — When the 2007 census of Agriculture is published early next year, it will include data for the first time on deer and elk farms, one of the newer ventures a state farmers group believes has grown markedly in the past 10 years.
    The New York Deer & Elk Farmers Association commissioned a survey and study of deer and elk farms and found there were 564 farms raising deer and elk with more than half of them starting in the past 10 years.
    The number of farms are too few to be included in statewide studies, but the fact that the U.S. Department of Agriculture is counting the farms for the 2007 survey is heartening for those in the business.
    The study estimates that these farms spent about $166 million over the past five years and anticipate another $27.6 million in spending for this year.
    State Agriculture and Markets Department spokeswoman Jessica Chittenden said deer and elk farming is seen as a growing segment of niche farming in the state.
    Deer and elk can be raised on land ill-suited for raising cows or crops — the animals don’t mind the woods or hilly lands so deer and elk ranching is seen as an opportunity.
    “It’s not an overly large industry here in New York, but at the same time it’s one of those niche markets in agriculture that we are starting to see more and more of,” Chittenden said....



    http://www.dailygazette.com/news/2008/jun/05/0605_elkfarms/

    We don't have elk & deer farms in Mt, but hey, why not ?

    Every year, some bison wander out of Yellowstone Park, and we have a lottery for them. But you need like a 300 grain magnum round for those guys.....
     
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    OK, first of all, I hates to brag.......

    But I bull'seyed at 200 yards today, with my .300.

    Put 3 other rounds within 2". One 4" out.

    Where you live, do you use shotguns, or rifles ?
     
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    To comments #1 - 2 Don't make us laugh!!!!:laugh: :laugh:

    Shotgun or rifle?? Depends

    If I know I'll be somewhere where there's thick underbrush and visibility is 30 yards(tops)-----shotgun with OO buckshot

    Or if I'm with someone runnin' dogs and they have the deer on the run----shotgun

    Still huntin' from a stand-------rifle-----either my .30-30 or 8mm Mauser---both with open sights
     
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    St. Venison's Day is just a few weeks out here in the soon-to-be frozen Nawth. About 5 years ago it was nearly 70 degrees on opening day. Typically, we have 6-8" of snow on the ground and temps in the high 20s to mid-30s.

    New York opened most of the shotgun only areas to rifles several years ago. My Remington 1100 has served me well so I continue to use it.

    I'm fortunate to have a place to hunt without relying on the generosity of others. My partner and I have been best friends since we were 12. This little cabin went in 6 years ago. To loosely quote Gaston, "We use antlers in all of our decorating..."

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    This little feller was lurking around the beaver pond on our property. He weighed in at 155 pounds. My partner took this picture the week before the season opened.

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    He (the deer) opted for the "ride on the tractor" the following week. We have a New Holland tractor with a bucket loader that eliminates the long drag back to camp.
     
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    Sorry for double-posting.. (I'm not, really) but thought you would like to see a couple of pics...

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    That's Bob on the left, me to the right and Tracker in the middle. He is an 8-pointer that weighed a solid 210 at the butchers.

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    And now.... the rest of the picture. My avatar was taken from this photo. Now you know why padre is smiling! 9-pointer. 172 pounds (I have a picture of the scale, too!).

    Did I mention our New Holland tractor?

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    This is from 2006. The little feller hanging from the bucket I named Calvin. He is a five-pointer. :laugh:
     
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    Padre-------------

    I've got a bunch of Alabama "Country Boys" who are itchin' to get into NYC's Central Park to do a little Deer Huntin'----------can you help us out??? I mean, can you help us IN--------licenses, tags, 4 wheeler rentals, butcher shops, country boy lunches(SPAM, Vienna Sausages, Hoop cheeze, saltine crackers, chips, colas, etc)????????:laugh: :laugh:
     

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