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Old 09-10-2017, 06:40 AM   #1
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The evolution of a hunter

It's day two of muzzleloader season as I type this from the mountains of Colorado. Its been a slow start with my first sighting coming just a few minutes ago. All reports say last winter took it's till on our deer herd and I suspect that's the cause. Had a doe with twins and a velveted fork horned yearling at about 10yards. She had done well as her twins were nearly as big as she was, only her disciplining of one of the fawns made it clear she was the adult. I have a buck and doe license in my pocket and they were all four legal animals, but I never raised my gun. The fork horn didn't interest me much as it's only day two of a nine day season and that young doe having two big healthy fawns is exactly what's needed for our herd to recover from the effects of last winter. Not too many years ago I would've dumped the buck and tried to reload and get the doe. I've got a bull elk tag I'm certain I'll fill next month so I know I'll have a freezer full at seasons end. Maybe a dry doe and an old buck will walk by, maybe I'm just gettin old.....
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Old 09-10-2017, 06:55 AM   #2
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I have had seasons where I passed and regretted it but usually early on it's just the beginning. When do they rut out there? Are you hunting whitetail or mule deer?
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Muleys. The ruts not till November for our deer but the elk are gearing up now and most cows are covered late Sept early Oct.
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Good luck shoot a couple of nice fat ones.
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Old 08-13-2018, 12:50 PM   #6
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When I hunt I use a electric shopping cart at the super market and Troll up and down the isles . I'm pretty deadly with a cane . When I get serous I remove the rubber tip off the cane .

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when i hunt i use a electric shopping cart at the super market and troll up and down the isles . I'm pretty deadly with a cane . When i get serous i remove the rubber tip off the cane :-d.

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I went deer/elk hunting and shot a deer with a 1903 Springfield. I never shot a another animal since then.
Most hunters don't hunt. they climb a tree and shoot 'em as the deer walks below 'em. So basically you could call me an anti hunter.
Why take a year old thread on hunting and then insult those that hunt? I suspect you are trying to be funny so har-di-ha-ha.
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I don't hunt animals but I am very pro hunting. Our wildlife depends on it and efforts to curtail it have had disastrous effects. I am sorry to see it seeming to be less common, maybe because cost and opportunities are harder now?
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Mac in a lot of states access to land to hunt is a profit center for landowners. That discourages a lot of potential hunters as they can't afford the lease or access fees.
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Sad. That is what I thought from what I read. I know it is harder to find an open place to shoot as well.
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We're extremely fortunate out here to have a lot of public ground to big game hunt on. The trouble is waterfowl hunting. Most farm ground is leased ground, most start at 2k. Makes it tough on a workin man to get his kids into waterfowling. A half dozen of us pool our $ and lease a few properties to goose hunt on. Hard to blame the farmers but as Terry said it makes it tough to recruit kids into hunting with that obstacle.

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Mac in a lot of states access to land to hunt is a profit center for landowners. That discourages a lot of potential hunters as they can't afford the lease or access fees.
Unfortunately Washington has gone that route. All the private timber land is not pay for access and our hunting regs / tags are very restricted and managed for profit.
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