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Nov 20, 2012 at 9:36 pm
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Does anyone hunt? If so, what do you hunt and what do you use to hunt?
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Nov 21, 2012 at 12:00 am
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Does anyone hunt? If so, what do you hunt and what do you use to hunt?

Yep. You?

Deer, Turkey, small game, birds now and then. Bow, shotgun, rifle and black powder.
Thinking about trying a hog hunt. Medora are has a ferrel population that needs to be controlled, they are too close to home for comfort.
We hunt mostly around home in Jackson Co (80 acres surrounded by Hoosier National Forest, so it's like having 10,000 acres )
And we have 120 acres in Illinois along the Wabash river that has some monster whitetails.

You should check out freerangehunter.com. A bunch of car guys who hunt from the midwest and a lot of Texas guys.
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Nov 21, 2012 at 12:20 am
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I forgot to mention a Buffalo hunt, interesting but ultimately not that sporting.
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Black powder, rifles, shotguns. Not a bow guy but have been considering a crossbow.

I've done a fair amount of hunting over the years. Deer, small game, ducks, turkey, coyote.
Have killed deer, pheasant, quail, rabbits, squirrels, turkey, ducks.

I would like to hunt feral hogs and do more coyote hunting. Just need more time.
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Poor bambie

I'm all for shooting, just never understood the joy of sitting in the woods or waiting in a tree for one to wonder by you unknowingly then lining up some cross hairs and shooting em :-\ I know it needs to be done, just don't understand the thrill.
Maybe if they could fght back, or hunting hunters...but that's frowned upon so there's always paint balling for that

Now if you went bear hunting with only a knife I could see the challenge and thrill, but that's mean too...kinda like bull fighting
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I could never pull the trigger but I get it... also think it's 1 billion times better for the animals than the slaughterhouses most animals die through
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Nov 21, 2012 at 9:21 am
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andrew wrote
I could never pull the trigger but I get it... also think it's 1 billion times better for the animals than the slaughterhouses most animals die through


Well if I had to eat or keep warm I would no problem, but not for jollies. Ild rather larry and bill shoot bambi though than me nail him with my car.

I think people like ted nuggent are cool, they eat and use the entire animal, not just cut ther head off and mount it
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Nov 21, 2012 at 2:51 pm
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Poor bambie

I'm all for shooting, just never understood the joy of sitting in the woods or waiting in a tree for one to wonder by you unknowingly then lining up some cross hairs and shooting em :- I know it needs to be done, just don't understand the thrill.
Maybe if they could fght back, or hunting hunters...but that's frowned upon so there's always paint balling for that

Now if you went bear hunting with only a knife I could see the challenge and thrill, but that's mean too...kinda like bull fighting


How about hunting with a rope?

Why we shoot deer in the wild
(A letter from someone who wants to remain anonymous)
I had this idea that I could rope a deer, put it in a stall, feed it up on
corn for a couple of weeks, then kill it and eat it. The first step in
this adventure was getting a deer.
I figured that, since they congregate at my cattle feeder and do not
seem to have much fear of me when we are there (a bold one will
sometimes come right up and sniff at the bags of feed while I am in
the back of the truck not 4 feet away), it should not be difficult to
rope one, get up to it and toss a bag over its head (to calm it down)
then hog tie it and transport it home.
I filled the cattle feeder then hid down at the end with my rope. The
cattle, having seen the roping thing before, stayed well back. They
were not having any of it. After about 20 minutes, my deer showed
up – 3 of them. I picked out a likely looking one, stepped out from
the end of the feeder, and threw my rope.
The deer just stood there and stared at me. I wrapped the rope
around my waist and twisted the end so I would have a good hold.
The deer still just stood and stared at me, but you could tell it was
mildly concerned about the whole rope situation. I took a step
towards it, it took a step away. I put a little tension on the rope, and
then received an education.
The first thing that I learned is that, while a deer may just stand
there looking at you funny while you rope it, they are spurred to
action when you start pulling on that rope.
That deer EXPLODED.
The second thing I learned is that pound for pound, a deer is a LOT
stronger than a cow or a colt. A cow or a colt in that weight range I
could fight down with a rope and with some dignity. A deer– No
Chance.
That thing ran and bucked and twisted and pulled. There was no
controlling it and certainly no getting close to it. As it jerked me off
my feet and started dragging me across the ground, it occurred to
me that having a deer on a rope was not nearly as good an idea as I
had originally imagined. The only upside is that they do not have as
much stamina as many other animals.
A brief 10 minutes later, it was tired and not nearly as quick to jerk
me off my feet and drag me when I managed to get up. It took me a
few minutes to realize this, since I was mostly blinded by the blood
flowing out of the big gash in my head. At that point, I had lost my
taste for corn-fed venison. I just wanted to get that devil creature
off the end of that rope.
I figured if I just let it go with the rope hanging around its neck, it
would likely die slow and painfully somewhere. At the time, there
was no love at all between me and that deer. At that moment, I
hated the thing, and I would venture a guess that the feeling was
mutual.
Despite the gash in my head and the several large knots where I
had cleverly arrested the deer’s momentum by bracing my head
against various large rocks as it dragged me across the ground, I
could still think clearly enough to recognize that there was a small
chance that I shared some tiny amount of responsibility for the
situation we were in. I didn’t want the deer to have to suffer a slow
death, so I managed to get it lined back up in between my truck and
the feeder – a little trap I had set before-hand….kind of like a
squeeze chute. I got it to back in there and I started moving up so I
could get my rope back.
Did you know that deer bite?
They do! I never in a million years would have thought that a deer
would bite somebody, so I was very surprised when …… I reached
up there to grab that rope and the deer grabbed hold of my wrist.
Now, when a deer bites you, it is not like being bit by a horse where
they just bite you and slide off to then let go. A deer bites you and
shakes its head–almost like a pit bull. They bite HARD and it hurts.
The proper thing to do when a deer bites you is probably to freeze
and draw back slowly. I tried screaming and shaking instead. My
method was ineffective.
It seems like the deer was biting and shaking for several minutes,
but it was likely only several seconds. I, being smarter than a deer
(though you may be questioning that claim by now), tricked it. While
I kept it busy tearing the tendons out of my right arm, I reached up
with my left hand and pulled that rope loose.
That was when I got my final lesson in deer behavior for the day.
Deer will strike at you with their front feet. They rear right up on
their back feet and strike right about head and shoulder level, and
their hooves are surprisingly sharp … I learned a long time ago that,
when an animal – like a horse – strikes at you with their hooves and
you can’t get away easily, the best thing to do is try to make a loud
noise and make an aggressive move towards the animal. This will
usually cause them to back down a bit so you can escape.
This was not a horse. This was a deer, so obviously, such trickery
would not work. In the course of a millisecond, I devised a different
strategy.
I screamed like a woman and tried to turn and run. The reason I had
always been told NOT to try to turn and run from a horse that paws
at you is that there is a good chance that it will hit you in the back
of the head.
Deer may not be so different from horses after all, besides being
twice as strong and 3 times as evil, because the second I turned to
run, it hit me right in the back of the head and knocked me down..
Now, when a deer paws at you and knocks you down, it does not
immediately leave. I suspect it does not recognize that the danger
has passed. What they do instead is paw your back and jump up
and down on you while you are laying there crying like a little girl
and covering your head.
I finally managed to crawl under the truck and the deer went away.
So now I know why when people go deer hunting they bring a rifle
with a scope……to sort of even the odds!!
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If anyone wants some venison, jerky or deer sausage this winter let me know.
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Nov 21, 2012 at 7:27 pm
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Yep. You?

Deer, Turkey, small game, birds now and then. Bow, shotgun, rifle and black powder.
Thinking about trying a hog hunt. Medora are has a ferrel population that needs to be controlled, they are too close to home for comfort.
We hunt mostly around home in Jackson Co (80 acres surrounded by Hoosier National Forest, so it's like having 10,000 acres )
And we have 120 acres in Illinois along the Wabash river that has some monster whitetails.

You should check out freerangehunter.com. A bunch of car guys who hunt from the midwest and a lot of Texas guys.

I am just getting into it. I am going deer hunting the weekend after Thanksgiving and then again in the extended season. I have no hunting supplies so I am slowly learning that this is not a cheap sport. I will also hunt waterfowl later in the year.
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Nov 21, 2012 at 9:14 pm
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IndyZ06 wrote
I am just getting into it. I am going deer hunting the weekend after Thanksgiving and then again in the extended season. I have no hunting supplies so I am slowly learning that this is not a cheap sport. I will also hunt waterfowl later in the year.


Where are you going to hunt deer?
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That was a pretty funny story. So Bill, when did that happen to you?
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ZUL8TR wrote
That was a pretty funny story. So Bill, when did that happen to you?


I still hurt....


Actually Tedshred's wife sent that to me. I think she knows the author.

If you like that style of humor writing, it is similar to outdoor humorist Pat McManus, check him out at the bookstores.
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Nov 26, 2012 at 2:22 pm
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Where are you going to hunt deer?

I am going to Parke County this weekend and then up to Northern Indiana (Kendallville/Rome City Area) in a couple of weeks.
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Some photos from this season so far. I like hunting with a camera along as well.
8 pt buck sneaking thru the brush.
Woodland scene, view from a tree stand.
Cell phone pic of a coyote.
Wild Turkeys.
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Nov 27, 2012 at 1:34 am
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Spoke with a guy today. He showed me his "blind". Insulated trailer with small windows all the way around. Has heat. Painted camouflage. The just park it, climb inside all nice and comfy and wait.

He did bag an 8 point from a tree stand.
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Some photos from this season so far. I like hunting with a camera along as well.
8 pt buck sneaking thru the brush.
Woodland scene, view from a tree stand.
Cell phone pic of a coyote.
Wild Turkeys.

Did you get a deer this year?
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Not yet. Passed a few bucks during gun season, then during black powder got mostly wet, never saw any bucks.
I'll try a couple more times with bow, maybe get a doe for the freezer if I get the chance.
Here is an 8 pointer that was under my stand on opening day. We have some real studs in the area so I passed on this one hoping for a better buck. Trail cam pic is a heavy beam wide 8 that is around.
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I am trying to get out one more time in the next week or so. I didn't get one on opening weekend.
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Bill - are you doing any shotgun hunting next week?
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IndyZ06 wrote
Bill - are you doing any shotgun hunting next week?

I just got a new Winchester 1300 12 ga and need to slay some ducks, but if I get out next week it will be chasing Whittails with a bow.

Here is an awesome place I hunted ducks a few years back on New Year's Day.
http://www.wildlifefarms.com/

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Used to Rabbit and squirrel hunt when I was younger a couple times a year. I've just recently purchased a Remington 870 (18" and a 28") and am thinking about getting into hunting more frequently. Just no where good to go close.
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I just got a new Winchester 1300 12 ga and need to slay some ducks, but if I get out next week it will be chasing Whittails with a bow.

Here is an awesome place I hunted ducks a few years back on New Year's Day.
http://www.wildlifefarms.com/

I have a great place to hunt ducks next season if you want to go.
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I have a great place to hunt ducks next season if you want to go.

I'm in. When and where?


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I'm in. When and where?

I've never duck hunted (or any winged animal). What is it like?
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