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Old 10-14-08, 03:24 PM
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Question- hunting................

How many of you folks will go hunting this fall?
Small or large game?
I enjoyed it for many years--the old legs ain't up to it
anymore-bummer...................
 
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Old 10-14-08, 04:32 PM
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Not me - I used to kill and eat 'em, now i feed them.

I grew up hunting. I got my first gun, a single shot .22, when I was 8. By the time I was 12 I was hunting with a .270 Win. For the next 40 years I lived for hunting season. After a while I lost interest in gun hunting and concentrated on bowhunting only. I gave that up quite a few years ago. I just don't have the urge anymore, although I sure miss a fresh venison tenderloin grilled with onions.

Now we have deer in our yard every evening (I toss them apples) and the geese fly so low over our house that I can hear their wings creak. 20 years ago the freezer would have been full of venison and there would be goose feathers all over the yard.
 
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Old 10-14-08, 05:39 PM
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Funny you mention -I feed e'm
We went small game hunting every October--now I feed the
squirrels every morning..............
 
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Old 10-17-08, 02:58 PM
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Bad knees have kept me from it for a while. But I think I will try Elk this winter in Denver area when we go visit. My SIL thinks I can do it. I think about it and hurt, so we'll see.
Wife feeds everything! Squirrels to bears. May just hunt out my back door......something to think about. OK, I thought about it, and she said no.
 
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Old 10-18-08, 04:18 PM
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We have friends that live in the front range about 40 miles west of Denver. We visit them every couple of years. It's kind of neat to sit in their living room watching the elk munching the plants on their porch.

I have a great photo of a trophy mule deer buck looking through their window as we were having dinner.

When we first bought our home here I put up a tree stand in the woods behind our house. I never hunted from it but it's still there. I just couldn't see much challenge in shooting the same deer that we feed most of the year.
 
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Old 10-21-08, 06:44 PM
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For you folks that still ( usually ) go hunting--has the fabulous
American economy put a kybosh on your plans for this year ?..
 
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Old 10-22-08, 07:50 AM
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Both my neighbors have been gone since Saturday. One to his cabin in Williams near Flagstaff, the other with his brother back to Colorado I believe.
Of course those aren't very long or expensive trips.
 
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Old 11-21-08, 04:43 AM
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I know this thread is a little old but I just found it. I have been hunting with my 13 yo son the past few weekends and he got his first two squirrels two Saturdays ago. The look on his face was worth the sore body and occasional thorn. I love being a dad! As far as the economy goes this is the cheapest thing we can do besides stay home.
 
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Old 11-21-08, 05:09 PM
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i will do some hunting, mostly just to be out in the woods with no pressure, my job is keeping me too busy to do much this year though. My son is planning on deer hunting and if school allows he will do some upland game hunting, if i get time i will try my hand at bow hunting for squirrels that should be enough challenge for anybody.

if we're not supposed to eat animals why are they made out of meat?
 
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Old 11-24-08, 01:32 PM
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I am an animal lover, their delicious!
 
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I know this thread is REALLY old but this is kind of a "get to know me " post. Seams I never get to do as much hunting that I want but I will keep doing it. Minnesota has quite the diverse hunting opportunities. Currently I hunt Geese, Whitetail Deer, Phasents and Grouse. In the past I bow hunted for deer, Hunted turkeys in the spring, Duck hunted and even did a little Woodcock and squirrel. Did one moose hunt in Canada (got zip) and the past 2 years I have gone prairie dog hunting in South Dakota. I don't really care if I get anything I just really enjoy going out, hanging with family and friends. If I do get something, that is just a bonus. I am also in a pistol shooting league.
 
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Old 03-05-09, 12:49 PM
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Really old thread? Hah...this is nothing! lol

At least all the people who posted are still around...except cw...I think he got fed up about something.

I used to hunt (quail, pheasant, rabbits, squirrel) when I was a teen in OH, but after I joined the Navy never had much opportunity, so just kinda lost my taste. Still love to shoot, but just paper and steel now.

This reminds me, I need to start checking safe prices and get the reloading bench set up.
 
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Old 03-08-09, 09:44 AM
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This reminds me, I need to start checking safe prices and get the reloading bench set up.
Dude! The last gun show I went to about 2 weeks ago they had a very nice safe for about $700. I wish I had the money because I would have bought it. Maybe check out a show near you. The shows around here always have the same to safe dealers there to look and talk to.
 
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Old 03-08-09, 09:52 AM
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LoL the only gun shows near me are pretty lame, unless you are a Militaria collector, Rambo wannabe or avid game hunter. Only a 25,000 person town. I know what you mean though, the best pricing back in VA was at the bigger shows. Might try and hit one in Vegas sometime.
 
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Ya, age catches up and the list of things we can do becomes the list we dream about. But I sure do have some nice dreams and still can get out if I keep it simple. I find fishing most relaxing now, not a cold as deer hunting. Still hope to get in on the moose lottery, but not sure I will live long enough. My son and nephew have both got a moose so at least the family has not been skunked.

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Old 03-08-09, 08:18 PM
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I can still make it to the target range--indoor & out.
Circulation too bad to go hunting.
Had a heart attack & 2 operations so far this year ( stents for plack )
I still do most things--just a little slower...........
Old age will get ya everytime..................................
 
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age & hunting

I am in my 50's and will hunt with my friend who is 79 and has two artificial hips. wehave been diong this for 20 some yrs. although his mobility is limited he is able to ride his atv out to a deer stand and sit. although it is illeagal in some states we keep in touch with two way radios for safety. i have enjoyed learning from him and the experiences we've had. it is a great trade off that i help him if he bags something. age may slow you down but it doesn't have to stop you.
 
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Old 03-22-09, 05:35 AM
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By the time I was 50--I had been hunting for 36 years.
One year I was hunting with my buddy ( he also used a atv to get around on his 80 acres ) I was sitting out there freezing my a$$ off in a blind.I said " why the hell am I here when I could be in front of a nice fire in the cabin" Sometimes I miss hunting-- but
I never went back again.
Whatever floats your boat..........................
 
 

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