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    Jul 10, 2007 6:43 PM GMT
    Anyone into deer hunting?
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    Jul 10, 2007 10:41 PM GMT
    Not since Bambi was killed on the set of his new movie "Bambi vs. Godzilla". There's almost no point to it anymore.

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    Jul 11, 2007 1:04 AM GMT
    Apparently not. They hardly even pay attention to me any more, when I try to chase them out of my yard. They just give me this "look" then go back to eating my shrubberies.
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    Jul 11, 2007 2:55 AM GMT
    Naw. the BF got rid of the deerhead in the family room after I started dressing it up for various holidays. But if you wanted to, you could sit on the back porch in the morning and nail plenty of deer in the North pasture of the ranch.
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    Jul 11, 2007 3:48 AM GMT
    Any marsupial hunters here?

    Forget deer. I live in a city neighborhood and raccoons and possums make my life difficult.

    The damn possums come into the house to feast on the cats' food. They don't even budge from the bowl unless I yell at them. Meanwhile the cats just sit there and watch. We had three coming in regularly but coaxed them one-by-one into a cat carrier and took them to the city park across the street.

    The possums have also made our home the neighborhood hospice. They crawl under the house and die, producing an odor that is unbelievably horrible. It costs $200 to remove each one.

    We had 7 raccoons -- a mother and two litters -- living under the house for months. They didn't come in the house but they were totally indifferent to our presence on the patio. They'd sit in the bushes and watch. Their magnet was the birdfeeder outside my office window. I finally had to remove it and eventually they dissappeared.
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    Jul 11, 2007 4:13 AM GMT
    OW you can be glad the racoons didn't come into the house. There were a couple that used to come in -- for the dog food -- and they were a damned nuisance to get out. One time my roommate spent about 1/2 hr chasing one around the living room at 2 am in the morning.
    My neighbor also feeds a family of skunks plus the neighborhood stray cats, and boy let me tell you when the skunks show up it's like Moses parting the waters with the cats scattering in all directions.
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    Jul 11, 2007 4:56 AM GMT
    As of today, the neighborhood flock of wild turkeys has moved into my yard. Or at lest the hens & chicks. They've done this the last few years, when the weather gets really hot and dry. At least they don't seem to be too destructive.

    I think some of the weekend people are feeding both the deer and the turkeys. I've noticed at the feedstore they have big stacks of "purina deer chow" fer cryin out loud.
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    Jul 11, 2007 6:34 PM GMT
    we have a bunch of squirrels and a coyote or two once in a while. also a bunch of ringneck doves that are nice to watch, but every now and then, they land on my head.
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    Jul 12, 2007 12:22 AM GMT
    Yes, I still hunt. How else is one to get low-fat red meat?

    Truthfully, I am blessed to have land on which to hunt. I still use an old Marlin Glenfield 30-30 for deer in Georgia and Alabama. I have a Belgian made Browning BAR in 7mm Remington Magnum. It is coupled with a Zeiss 3X9.

    I bought a couple of Weatherby's a few years ago for two reasons: Elk and Moose up north and as the backup gun in our group that hunts wild hogs with dogs. My favorite hunting actually. The adrenaline rush is awesome.

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    Feb 27, 2008 2:39 PM GMT
    I hunt turkey, pheasant, ducks and geese. Have land for the turkeys and pheasant and travel to Manitoba, Nebraska, Missouri to hunt ducks and geese. Would be great to find a masculine real jock to go with.
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    Feb 27, 2008 3:03 PM GMT
    Oh - Cool - a thread I missed the first time -

    Yes, I do hunt; both big and small game.

    White Tail, Mule, Elk, Moose, Dall, Bear, Pheasant, Duck, Turkey, Quail, etc.

    On three continents so far, though some friends are planning a hunting trip to Russia next year.

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    Sep 03, 2009 7:45 AM GMT
    yes, i am into hunting!
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    Sep 03, 2009 8:02 AM GMT
    I dont hunt anymore. But my first and only (and still have) hunting rifle is a 30-30 Marlin with a 4 power scope. I am in my late 40's and I have had that gun since I starting hunting at 11 years old in the cold Vermont woods. My family still has a camp there, now 60 years old but I only go to cook for the guys. Some of my happiest memories come from that place.
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    Sep 03, 2009 10:17 AM GMT
    I can't do it, anymore. I'll fire my rifle to scare a bear or coyote out of my yard (have plenty of bobcats and mountain lions to contend with, too), but I can no longer bring myself to hunt large game ... or small game, for that matter.

    I don't know what happened to me. I lost my balls several years ago. Maybe it was from watching the movie, Powder?
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    Sep 03, 2009 11:08 AM GMT
    Sorry guys, but hunting should be banned. What justification is there for killing an innocent wild animal? I'd highly recommend getting a Wii or XBox instead. Something that doesn't leave orphans and a shattered ecosystem behind.
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    Sep 03, 2009 11:43 AM GMT
    SeaSon saidSorry guys, but hunting should be banned. What justification is there for killing an innocent wild animal? I'd highly recommend getting a Wii or XBox instead. Something that doesn't leave orphans and a shattered ecosystem behind.

    Shattered ecosystem?
    The deer population exploded because we have largely wiped out their natural predators. Many deer starve to death because they've outstripped their food supply, after damaging the forest ecosystem by overgrazing.

    Threre are reasons to dislike hunting but ecology isn't one of them.
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    Sep 03, 2009 12:01 PM GMT
    TexDef, nature has a way of regulating population overgrowth by itself. I don't think humans should assume that role, cause every time we do, we end up screwing something else up.

    Let's just focus on being as eco-friendly as possible. The deer will manage, as they have for thousands of years, before guns were invented.
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    Sep 03, 2009 12:11 PM GMT
    SeaSon saidTexDef, nature has a way of regulating population overgrowth by itself. I don't think humans should assume that role, cause every time we do, we end up screwing something else up.

    One very successful way of doing this was by reintroducing their natural predators -- wolves -- to Yellowstone. The wolf packs preyed on deer as nature intended and there was a significant improvement in the park's ecosystem.
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    Sep 03, 2009 1:16 PM GMT
    SeaSon saidSorry guys, but hunting should be banned. What justification is there for killing an innocent wild animal?


    Food. There's no less justification for hunting a wild animal than raising a domesticated one for slaughter. In the Midwest farm belt, for the most part, hunters (and automobiles, perhaps?) are the only significant deer predators. Here in Iowa, the only largish wild predators are bobcats and coyotes. There aren't that many bobcats, and while coyotes are plentiful, their predation on deer is minimal.
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    Sep 03, 2009 1:32 PM GMT
    mindgarden saidAs of today, the neighborhood flock of wild turkeys has moved into my yard. Or at lest the hens & chicks. They've done this the last few years, when the weather gets really hot and dry. At least they don't seem to be too destructive.

    I think some of the weekend people are feeding both the deer and the turkeys. I've noticed at the feedstore they have big stacks of "purina deer chow" fer cryin out loud.


    I'm not 100% certain of this, but I was told earlier this week - after complaining about a 'flock' of turkeys blocking a road' - that a "flock" of turkeys is properly known as a "harem". File under factiod of the day?

    But back to the topic at hand: yes, I hunt for deer, wild fowl, and rabbits. A few years ago a friend and his family invited me to join them on an elk hunting trip near their place in Wyoming, which was great. I eat what I kill and, in my opinion, it is the most 'ethically correct' meat I eat. By killing the animal myself, butchering it myself and cooking it, I am confronting the sacrifice of the animal and my role in its death in a way that doesn't happen when I buy a steak at the butcher's shop. I do not get enough opportunities to hunt to get all of my family's meat myself, but we are now considering buying a farm to raise chickens, rabbits, sheep and possibly cows.
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    Sep 03, 2009 1:55 PM GMT
    cowboy609 saidAnyone into deer hunting?

    Not deer, just birds & water fowl with a shotgun. I used to live near a couple of major Canadian flyways. Didn't have my own retriever, but would go hunting with others who did.
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    Sep 03, 2009 7:07 PM GMT

    Yes:

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    I can't do it; I'm terrified of incisions, blood spill, and I'm not accustomed to gun fire (i.e., I'm a wimp).
  • Celticmusl

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    Sep 03, 2009 7:08 PM GMT
    I'm a vegetarian as well so no hunting for me. But I think it is just a tad hypocritical for omnivores to be offended by the idea of hunting, based upon animal welfare. I wonder, if we all had to kill or hunt the animal to eat meat would we do it or just say "screw it, I'll just get a veggie burger".
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    Sep 03, 2009 7:21 PM GMT
    I prefer shooting at people.
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    Sep 03, 2009 7:36 PM GMT
    My partner is from a family of deer hunters, though he doesn't hunt himself (just not interested). They provide us with deer meat on a regular basis -- we normally have some in the freezer.