Who like to hunt?

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  1. ReformedBaptist

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    Anyone? I like to hunt:

    Turkey
    Deer
    Hogs
    Squirrels
    Waterfowl

    Anythign else I can eat.
     
  2. Roy

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    I rarely get to hunt anymore because I don't own property or have connections with anyone who does own property who would allow me to hunt there. Also, I am too poor to afford hunting club membership. When I was younger, my Dad took me hunting, and also my grandma owned property nearby where I could tote a gun and squirrel hunt. Squirrel hunting is what I really like. Late fall is the best time of year to go, and if you can get into the woods right after a rain, you can move around more quietly because the leaves and twigs that you step on don't crunch and snap as bad as they do when the ground is wet. Also, when the squirrels are moving around in the trees after a rain, they are easier to detect because the water clinging to the leaves and branches will come raining down as they jump around.

    How about it Reformed? Do you like squirrel? When my Dad would cook them, he would par-boil them then I guess cook them like chicken, floured and deep-fried. Sometimes he would cook the head, but I was no big fan of squirrel brain. I tried it once but didn't care for it. He would also simmer squirrels in gravy, which was really good.

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  3. EdSutton

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    I might like to hunt, at times, and even though all these may be are pretty good eatin' I'm told -

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    I'm still not going quail, squirrel, (or any other game) hunting with VP Richard Cheney, anytime soon. :D

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    Turkey season opens May 1 and runs through the end of the month. Toms only and a two tag area. This is from a few years ago. 7 inch beard, missing a spur on one side and about 1 1/4' on the other.
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    Deer - we start scouting now....

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    9 pointer (had a forked G2 on the left side) 172 pounds at the butcher.
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    8 pointer, 210 pounds

    No feral hogs in New York unless you want to count politicians. Never et no squirrel and have no intention on starting. Won't hunt Canada geese because they mate for life and I can't bring myself to widow one.
     
  5. Roy

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    You are quite the stalker, Padre, especially if you are good enough to bag a turkey.

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    I have never had the opportunity to hunt. Besides, I'm not very stealthy when it comes to moving around. I'm very heavyfooted. I don't have the patience to wait for something to get close to me.
     
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    I'm 6'3" and 300 pounds. If I can be stealthy.... :laugh:

    Hunting, for me, has built patience. We already live on the ragged edge. I need something much different than the frantic pace of a typical day. madre and I went up to camp yesterday. We were hiking through the woods to my primary treestand. madre was on a tear and I got her to slow down and appreciate everything in that little patch of woods. There is still some snow tucked up underneath a patch of pines. We've got rabbits for the first time in 20 years. There were about 30 black cherry trees harvested off a few years ago. Our Amish neighbor has been taking care of cutting up the firewood. If you leave the tops and small branches in a pile it gives the bunnies someplace to hide from the coyotes.

    We all miss so much by being in a hurry, hurry, hurry. Slow down and smell the skunk cabbage!
     
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    Well, I am the anti-hunter! :laugh:

    I am a life long animal lover. I love dogs, cats, horses, deer, squirrels, etc etc etc. All animals.

    The instant I would look down the scope at that beautiful deer...having no malice whatsoever towards me, just looking for some food or something...it would be impossible for me to pull the trigger. No way I could kill it. I would feel like a murderer if I did.

    Now, dont get all in an uproar. :smilewinkgrin:

    Of course, I know its not murder. And there is nothing in the world wrong or immoral about hunting animals, either for food or for sport. Nothing wrong with it in the least. I just could'nt do it.

    Its just different strokes for different folks, as they say.

    (I wouldnt mind going out in the woods and "shooting" Gods magnificent animals with a camera, if I was good at photography)

    btw, a co-worker of mine brought me some deer jerky he made from a deer he killed. I'd never had it before, and it was pretty good. Not as good as beef jerky, but pretty good.


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    I like all kinds of huntin'--------and Padre--------we have Ferel Hogs down here in the Heart of Dixie---------and over in Mississippi, too-----and down dar in de Atchafaylaya River swamp where Alfonse & Thibodoeux lives in de Louisian'----dars hogs that can "work over" your mean'ist Walker huntin' dog, no!!!

    Personally-----I like Rabbit huntin' with a pack of Beagles and a 20ga single shot sawed-off shotgun!!!!!!:love2:
     
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    Did I tell you about the new rifle I bought myself for my birthday? Bought a Stevens 200 in 7MM-08. Scoped, bore-sighted and ready for the range. Betcha that would give one of those hogs a bad day.

    Alive-in-Christ, I respect your position and the way you stated your case. I'm a life-long animal lover as well. If you only knew how many times I had something in the scope and just watched it walk away. I was turkey hunting one fall all nestled up against the base of a tree when a doe and her two fawns walked through. One of the fawns walked completely around me and the tree oblivious to my presence. That little skipper came around the tree and stood between my outstretched legs.

    Quick story about our local tree-hugging semi-Buddhist, anti-hunter. That was all fine and good until she hit a deer with her new hybrid car. Reports are she was standing in a pile of recently twisted metal and plastic kicking the body of the deer that wrecked her car.
     
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    I like animals too......well done.

    I'm just kidding. I personally am not the hunter type, but I don't have a problem with it. After all, if I'm stranded in a deserted area, I will do what is necessary to survive. If that means wreslting a bear to take his fur to ensure that I stay warm & not freeze to death. Then that is what has to be done. If that means killing a deer to eat so I don't starve, so be it. I'll do what I have to do ensure my survival.

    I an all honesty, I don't like killing animals even if it is to put them out of their misery. One time we had a cat that we really liked. He came out from the woods dragging his hind legs. Needless to say, I could tell the cat was in pain. We didn't have the money to pay a vet either. I couldn't bring myself to shoot the cat. I had to get someone else to do it. Even then, I had to leave the area, because I didn't want to watch it.
     
  12. Jim1999

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    I haven't hunted a hunter in years, but my water pistol is ready.

    Seriously, the worst sight to come upon is an animal that has starved to death in the woods during a really bad winter.

    There is a place for thinning out some animals to ensure survival, and in our modern society, as we take away more and more land from the animals, the need is there.

    Hunting for survival, I think, is within God's plan. Hunting for the sake of hunting I think is wrong, but to each his own. There is enough meat raised for the purpose of eating that hunting wildlife is not essential for survival, and no one can convince me it is "cheaper" meat.

    Cheers,

    Jim
     
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    I only hunt what will be eaten. As for cheaper? $10,000 for the hunting cabin, $2500 a year in property taxes, $4500 for the four wheeler, the guns, ammo, clothing, meals, etc.... About $500 a pound I figure!
     
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    5 Ben Franklins per # makes caviar and prime rib seem kinda' like beans 'n rice, by comparison, don't it! :laugh:

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    Padredurand...

    Now THAT is just plain awesome. TRIPLE awesome! :thumbs:

    If that happened to me I'd be on a natural high for about a month or so. Deer are so incredibly beautiful, but so skittish. They take off in an instant, and then they are gone.

    I hit and killed a deer going home from work about a year ago. I'm in my early 50's and its the 1st time its happened to me. It hit my right front headlight and then ricochaid off my passenger side front door. I cried all the way home. :tear:
     
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    Alive

    You would love living here. We had 47 deer spend the winter behind our house in a small wooded area. They wandered out each day to the front fields down the road.

    We have another 5 that come to our apple tree out front. I usually rake the apples into small piles for them to feed on all winter. When my dogs go out and bark, they just lift their head as if to say, "Get lost" and walk off wagging those white tails in the air.

    We see a few Black bears in summer in the back garden, 100's of wild turkeys and other wildlife over our 100 acre estate. Love the wildlife!
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    Here is a coyote in front of house

    Cheers,

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    Speaking of wildlife...

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    My buddy took this while we were turkey hunting last fall. The rack is hard to make out in this picture but he's a nice 6 pointer.

    Jim, we are over-run with coyotes. They are putting a dent in the rabbit and turkey population. We started building bunny huts after we had some trees cut. Rabbits need somewhere to hide when they are pursued. A bunny hut is no more than a pile of small branches and twigs. It has help the bunny population rebound and it doesn't seem to have hurt the coyote population either.
     
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    Rabbits and small foul were almost destroyed a couple of years ago and the coyote population exploded. This is where I have no argument against hunting for balance.

    Sometimes man jumps in thinking they are doing the right thing, and create another problem. The ministry released an animal to control porcupines and that is where all the rabbits and small fowl went.

    This coyote was quite friendly. I could walk within ten feet of him, and he followed the farmer's tractor whilst take the hay off my fields.

    I can't get my deer photos so I can post them....I have an awful time with photos.

    Cheers,

    Jim
     
  19. Servent

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    You want hogs come to east Texas we've got more than our share.
     

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