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how many of you hunt?
« on: November 03, 2001, 11:13:16 AM »
how many of you are hunters and what do you hunt for?

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« Reply #1 on: November 03, 2001, 01:23:48 PM »
I used to hunt just about everything.  I pretty much got tired of eating deer meat, so I quit.  Neighbors will give me enough to keep my venison urges down, without having a freezer full.  My favorite hunting is small game, primarily rabbits and squirrels.  I do enjoy dove hunting though, if I can find a good field and people to keep them flying.  I haven't turkey hunted since I've been in Ohio, but since I got a nice Prohood, I think I'll try again next spring.  Waterfowl hunting never has really interested me too much.  
Just got done rabbit hunting today.  Went to a local wildlife area, and unfortunately so did everyone else.  Did bag one, will go again tomorrow and see if I can get a few more.  Seems like I always see hundreds of the suckers when I'm working, but none when I got a gun.  
A lot of people pheasant hunt around here.  But most birds are released, and to me there isn't much sport in that.  Kinda like shooting a chicken that got loose.  
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Re: how many of you hunt?
« Reply #2 on: November 03, 2001, 04:13:51 PM »
I haven't done much the only thing I have hunted for was squirrel. But I would like to do a lot more but I am not to sure on how to go about getting my license and things like that. Another thing I have no one to go with but I figure if I get my license I could join a club or something along those lines. So maybe you or any one can enlighten me on how to get started. Any info will be greatly appreciated.

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Re: how many of you hunt?
« Reply #3 on: November 03, 2001, 08:31:27 PM »
I used to spend a lot of time hunting.  There is so much to do now that I haven't bought a deer license in 3 yrs and I don't remember the last small game license I bought.
I work for the Wildlife Div of the MDNR and only have a couple days off during the firearm deer season and when I do have a day there things that need to be taken care of rather than sitting in deer blind.  After collecting several hundred deer heads for TB testing I don't have much of taste for venison anyway.  A couple Ruffed Grouse breasts wouldn't be bad.  Time is the big factor for me when it comes to hunting.  My sugestions would be to subsribe to a couple hunting mags like Field and Stream or Outdoor Life, talk to some experienced hunters and the big thing spend time in the field hunting.  Good luck, be careful and have a good time.
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« Reply #4 on: November 04, 2001, 10:45:30 AM »
Marc,
I'm not real familiar with Canadian regulations/rules, ect.  If you can take a hunter safety course, that would be a good first step. The type of hunting to do will depend on your interests.  Large game hunting consists of a lot of scouting before the season starts, and a lot of sitting and waiting while you're hunting.  Small game and upland birds give you a chance to move around a bit more.  Do you have a gun or access to some?  I have no idea if it is legal for a 16yr old to own a gun in Canada.  
Hunting clubs can be really expensive, or really cheap, it just depends.  Check with your wildlife dept about licenses, good public hunting lands, and safety classes.  Read some hunting magazines, just don't buy into all the gimmics.      

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« Reply #5 on: November 04, 2001, 12:18:43 PM »
I hunt for my keys almost every day!  :D
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Re: how many of you hunt?
« Reply #6 on: November 04, 2001, 01:54:21 PM »

Thanks for all your help, I will make a few phone calls and let you know how it go's.

And I will keep reading the magazines :P

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Re: how many of you hunt?
« Reply #7 on: November 04, 2001, 02:15:16 PM »
Wrong magazine. I gotta do sumpthin about that smilie..
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Re: how many of you hunt?
« Reply #8 on: November 05, 2001, 10:10:34 AM »
I have done a lot of duck hunting over the years, and went last Friday. But  my enthusiasm has waned. :(   If you want to get into hunting, I suggest starting with small game. Find someone that is a good hunter (equates to being a safe hunter) and go with them a few times. Another thing you can do is shoot clay pigeons to get used to hitting a moving target.
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« Reply #9 on: November 05, 2001, 05:08:43 PM »
Charlie, ducks are one of my favorite fast foods.
I`ll be hunting most of next week and all of the week after.
I`m the main hunter/gatherer in my cave.

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Re: how many of you hunt?
« Reply #10 on: November 05, 2001, 07:11:58 PM »
 8) 8) 8) I also love to hunt!!! ... It used to be rifles - then I used Pistols - Now I use a compound bow - I have sight pins out to 80 yards and can usually hit a milk jug at that distance .... Wild Pigs-Black Bear-Blacktail and Mule Deer-and Wild sheep ..... I would never have believed that hunting with a gun would lose it's excitement!! - Does anyone else use a bow???? :D :D :D

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Re: how many of you hunt?
« Reply #11 on: November 06, 2001, 06:56:00 AM »
Kevin!  Get out there and start blowing holes in the sky and chase some of those northern ducks down here! The woodies have left and the northern ducks ain't started coming down yet and I'm hungry!.  :D :D :D
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Re: how many of you hunt?
« Reply #12 on: November 06, 2001, 02:38:20 PM »
No kidden, man this warm weather (not that I'm complainin) just ain't cuttin it for duck hunting. I haven't even been out since I took my boy out three weeks ago.
Seems like there would always be a big northwest blow the opening weekend of deer hunting and I'd be out in the woods watching them big flocks of divers and northern mallards overhead. So now this year I decide to wait for the late muzzle loader season and its 70d on Nov. 3 and I'm sweatin and swattin bugs.  ::)
Too much corn in the field yet to even try pheasants yet, maybe that'll change by the weekend. My dogs are about ready to revolt if I don't get 'em out soon.
Kevin, how the *#&! does a guy get two weeks off for hunting!        ::) ::) ::)
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« Reply #13 on: November 06, 2001, 04:06:18 PM »
Egg,
I`ve been working for the same company for 28 years, I get six weeks regular holidays and another couple of weeks of Stat holidays that I work throughout the year.
All together it adds up to about eight weeks that I can take all together in the Fall because our work load slows down considerably.
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« Reply #14 on: November 06, 2001, 04:52:41 PM »
   So there was an ad for  Mossberg in American Hunter- said something about duck hunting just is NOT a catch-and-release sport. Thought I'd fall right off the can laughing! :D :D :D   lw
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« Reply #15 on: November 06, 2001, 04:53:02 PM »
Well, now I'm green with envy. ::)

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« Reply #16 on: November 06, 2001, 05:26:14 PM »
Round here about everybody hunts. Hoppes#9 is a male deodorant. Like the first day of deer season is a holiday.  lyle

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« Reply #17 on: November 06, 2001, 06:35:51 PM »
Wake,
Get yourself a few of these little babies ...


Not half as noisy as a can and they hold just as much and maybe more.
There so inexpensive you can place one in every room of the house and there`s no waiting or long line ups.

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Re: how many of you hunt?
« Reply #18 on: November 06, 2001, 06:50:06 PM »
Well I kinda hung back on this one cause its not really hunting at our house, more harvesting...Michelle just rolls over in the morning looks out at her garden and says "feel like cleaning?"
Don't know why, I used to be a crack shot but now the broad side of the barn is safe. I don't care to wound and she is a Very good shot (Hey didya know, its a Sharps' shooter) so she kills and I clean. Her first day out I had to call the neighbor to help fill his freezer. We have more than enough deer here and only a limited time at home. It is kinda fun to have game from all over the country...these corn country grain fed deer are pretty fine, watched 4 step out of the woods across the road the other day.
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Re: how many of you hunt?
« Reply #19 on: November 13, 2001, 01:55:40 PM »
Charlie asked me to take a picture of him in his new climbing tree stand.  He's not much for hunting big game and I don't have much hope that he will do any good this year but at least he's out there trying.  How do you like his new Camo outfit.  That is supposed to be real important when you hunt deer and turkey and stuff like that I understand.



                                                     
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« Reply #20 on: November 13, 2001, 05:42:06 PM »
Tom, he musta been hunting with you down in Florida when you took that, cuz we ain't got big nasty lookin' squirrels like that up here!  :D
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Re: how many of you hunt?
« Reply #21 on: November 13, 2001, 06:06:01 PM »


I had this sent to me in an e-mail please all you duck hunters take note. Don't try this at home :o

Is this how you hunt?

Two Hunters From Michigan---True Story---This is from a radio program,
a true report of a happening in Michigan:

A guy buys a brand new Jeep Grand Cherokee for $30,000 and has $400
monthly payments. He and a friend go duck hunting and of course all
the lakes are frozen. These two guys go to the lake with the guns, the
dog, the beer and of course the new vehicle. They drive out onto the
lake ice and get ready.

Now, they want to make some kind of a natural landing area for the
ducks, something for the decoys to float on. In order to make a hole
large enough to look like something a wandering duck would fly down
and land on, it is going to take a little more effort than an ice
hole drill. So, out of the back of the new Grand Cherokee comes a
stick of dynamite with a short, 40-second fuse.

Now these two Rocket Scientists do take into consideration that they
want to place the stick of dynamite on the ice at a location far
from where they are standing (and the new Grand Cherokee), because
they don't want to take the risk of slipping on the ice when they
run from the burning fuse and possibly go up in smoke with the
resulting blast. They light the 40-second fuse and throw the
dynamite.

Remember a couple of paragraphs back when I mentioned the vehicle,
beer, the guns and the dog? Let's talk about the dog: A highly
trained Black Lab used for retrieving. Especially things thrown by
the owner. You guessed it, the dog takes off at a high rate of doggy
speed on the ice and captures the stick of dynamite with the burning
40-second fuse about the time it hits the ice. The two men yell,
scream, wave arms and wonder what to do now. The dog, cheered on,
keeps coming. One of the guys grabs the shotgun and shoots the dog.
The shotgun is loaded with #8 duck shot, hardly big enough to stop a
Black Lab. The dog stops for a moment, slightly confused, but
continues on. Another shot and this time the dog, still standing,
becomes really confused and of course terrified, thinking these two
Nobel Prize winners have gone insane. The dog takes off to find
cover, (with the now really short fuse burning on the stick of
dynamite) under the brand new Cherokee. ----BOOM!----

Dog and Cherokee are blown to bits and sink to the bottom of the
lake in a very large hole, leaving the two idiots standing there
with this "I can't believe this happened" look on their faces.

The insurance company says that sinking a vehicle in a lake by
illegal use of explosives is not covered. He still had yet to make
the first of those $400 a month payments!!!

And you thought your day was not going well?


Please be safe out there not stupid. :-[
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« Reply #22 on: November 14, 2001, 08:51:21 AM »
Gordon, I'd sorta expect that of Michigan duck hunters.;D  The only time something like that might happen in Minnesota is if an Iowaegion came up here to hunt......right Eggsander?  

Also, I went deer hunting for the first time this year. Bought a brand new tree stand and full suit of camo. Sat in that danged tree all day and never saw hide nor hair of a deer. :-/   Funny thing was, when I left I noticed my hat was all wet. Must've been raining right where I was hunting 'cause the surrounding terrain was dry. :o  I think I'll give up deer hunting and stick to ducks. ???
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« Reply #23 on: November 14, 2001, 12:11:35 PM »
You know I've heard that story before but no, I've never known anyone around here to go to that level of stupidity.
I Did talk to couple of fellows once that did it a different way many years back though. After a quick freeze so there were still a lot of ducks around, they walked there boats out on the ice and poured out laundry bluing and set there dekes in there. They said the ducks went nuts tryin' to land in that last spot of "open water".  :D
......Not sure that stuff was too good for the water though.
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« Reply #24 on: November 14, 2001, 06:38:26 PM »
A young friend was over today helping me cut a gaping hole in the roof to install a new shedule 40 fluepipe ( yeah Bruce's mishap sorta encouraged me).
Anyway he helped remind me why we go into the woods to hunt. He saw a small black bear the other day below the tree stand. And yesterday a fawn and doe wandered beneath the stand. She looked up and grinned at him and he said he just cracked up. ;D  Nothing in the freezer, but is that always the point....nah. He was off to go man the stand with his dad later today.

Montana is now giving a multiple choice test to prospective hunters to see if they can differentiate between a black bear and a griz. Now if we can just get one for deer and dogs and angus  ::).

We just entered black powder although my friend is using bow till rifle opens. Had a doe in the front yard 30 feet in front of the house yesterday before the dogs saw her  :D
He had to escort some folks around on our place a couple of weeks ago to find a 10 point they SHOT and lost...out of season, trespassing, and one he had been watching  >:(

Hey you guys would know, how many white stripes is the old no hunting sign, and is it still recognized in lieu of posted signs?
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« Reply #25 on: November 14, 2001, 07:00:59 PM »
Son Chris spent a year in Montana guiding campers, fishermen, and hunters.  He always got a better tip if the saw grizzly bear. ;)  One of the first guide tricks he picked up was to spot some droppings on the trail or around a campsite and proclaimed them to be from a black bear.  The tenderfoots would most always ask how you could tell black bear droppings from grizzly bear.  He say,  “Well,  Grizzly dropping usually contain things like belt buckles,  buttons, and eyeglass frames and such in it.”  :o

Another standing joke was.. Without fail, every woman on a trip would ask if there were restrooms along the way and at the campsite.  :-[ Chris would always truthfully reply; “Yes,  they are everywhere you’re likely to need one.” ::)
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