Hunting

  • bmoney1

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    Nov 24, 2011 5:54 AM GMT
    Does anyone here hunt? A really good friend of mine's dad hunts all the time. We got to talking over dinner tonight and he suggested we should go hunting sometime. I have a rifle.. It hasn't been shot in years. But, I agreed. I've been several times as a kid, so am kind of looking forward to it. He shoots all kinds of stuff like deer, turkey, pigs, raccoons, coyotes, etc.

    My questions I guess is: Does anyone here hunt or enjoy hunting? What do you hunt for? What is your weapon of choice? Riffle? Bow and arrow? Pistol?
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    Nov 25, 2011 7:09 AM GMT
    there was actually a thread done on this already you might want to check it out. I haven't gone hunting but i do own a few firearms and two compound bows. i do target shooting, some competition shooting, skeet, and archery, i'm actually learning about hunting now and going on a trip next year haven't decided where yet though.
  • austex85

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    Nov 25, 2011 7:10 AM GMT
    i really want to shoot and kill something
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    Nov 25, 2011 7:12 AM GMT
    Riffle???
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    Nov 25, 2011 7:16 AM GMT
    um, i don't hunt but i can definitely tell you that if it hasn't been fired in years it almost DEFINITELY needs a good cleaning.
  • okologische

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    Nov 25, 2011 7:21 AM GMT
    only shoot deer and animals that are over populated and NEVER shoot wolves or coyotes!!!
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    Nov 26, 2011 12:11 AM GMT
    birds with 16 gauge sxs and deer with remington 30-06 pump.

    I would like to get into shooting skeet/clays someday..
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    Nov 26, 2011 12:34 AM GMT
    muzzleloaders...and i hunt for deer.rabbit...raccoon...but deer and rabbit are my favorite wild game food....and pheasant...smoked pheasant is great.
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    Nov 26, 2011 1:37 PM GMT
    notwendig72 saidonly shoot deer and animals that are over populated and NEVER shoot wolves or coyotes!!!


    Where I live, coyotes are severely overpopulated. Because they are a threat to livestock, it is always open season on coyotes in Iowa.
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    Nov 27, 2011 7:07 PM GMT
    The only real "hunting" I ever do is spear-fishing. But I sort of got tired of the hassle of cleaning and icing fish and carrying it around all weekend. Now I might spear one to eat that same day, then switch to photography on subsequent dives.

    I've been prepared to shoot coyotes a few times, but so far I haven't had to. My dogs are pretty good at keeping them away from the habitat. Just a few times the dogs have been so outnumbered that I thought they needed assistance. I think someone else in the area may have been shooting them though. I haven't seen one in weeks. I haven't heard them singing lately either, but I've been sleeping with the windows closed.

    As far as deer and turkeys... it hardly seems worth the effort to "hunt" them. Game regulations aside, I could probably just make a trail of corn from the yard to the oven and they'd walk right in. Or I could certainly sit here in my easy chair and pick off animals walking down the game trail just below my house. But I can't imagine why I'd want to.

    But... due to being the oldest surviving male in the family, I'm starting to inherit quite an arsenal. Hardly any of it is less than 50 years old. Maybe too many to keep propped up in the back corner of the closet. When I was a kid, hunting families kept all their guns on display racks, or maybe glass-front cabinets near the front door of their house. Now huge expensive steel safes seem to be the norm. I suppose I ought to build some sort of cabinet one of these days. I'm just not sure whether it should be "hidden" or "on display."
  • conservativej...

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    Nov 27, 2011 7:23 PM GMT
    Of course. icon_biggrin.gif

    Three deer already this year. That's my limit. They are already in the freezer.

    We have a massive hog hunt in March to thin the critters before corn is planted. Always fun. The local food pantries love it.
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    Feb 09, 2012 4:53 PM GMT
    Only a few times in my life... only thing I successfully got was a pop can icon_smile.gif