Any one here hunt?
Yessir, been hunting since I was 10 (26 now) how goes it?
I have never hunted but I wanted to hunt for hogs when I was in Florida. It's the only thing I think I could shoot. I couldn't shoot a deer. I was Bambified as a youngster many moons ago.
have hunted but I never killed anything, I will shoot a minimum of 8 point buck, there was one, I had my finger on the trigger and him sighted in but my brother was hunting at the other end of the farm, he shot a doe right when I was about to shoot my 10point
I grew up in Michigan hunting white tail, biggest I ever shot was a 15pt buck when I was 13. Grew up with a single mother and fed the family for 3 months off that deer which kind of sold me on it. Same time I started getting really into archery and started bowhunting a few years later, only ever shot one deer with a bow. Its insanely difficult for multiple reasons, mental moral and physical. There's something absolutely primally meditative about bow hunting though. You feel in your bones like this was something you were built to do. Almost like our ancestors spent hundreds of thousands of years evolving to do it haha
ool. That last line was deep bro
It's true though. Anyone who doesn't hunt has never tried it before. I never feel good about killing an animal. The whole reason you train so hard with a bow is because you don't want to hurt the animal, you want to put it down as quickly and painlessly as possible. You pour in hundreds of hours training the exact same draw-breathe-release motion so that hopefully when the time comes you've worked hard enough to give the animal a clean death.
Plus you can't get any closer to all-natural grass-fed organic meat than a freaking deer/elk/boar/pheasant/duck or whatever else that's literally spent it's entire life in the wild
And it is also good to keep the population down so none starve to deathI took so long to decide to take the shot on the deer because it never got in the right position until my brother shot and sacred all the deer in my area. Just hit 300 post
Florida has tons and tons of invasive species that need to be exterminated
Yes and hogs are one of them. You can hunt them at any time with no license required.
I know this is a late reply, but we have a HUGE hog problem in TX as well. It's gotten so bad you're actually starting to have them show up in the CITIES like Dallas/Ft Worth, Houston, etc. They literally have people that go out to farms and fly around in helicopters mowing these things down out of the side with an automatic weapon.
While that's all a little much for me, I really do want to try bow hunting wild hogs. Something about hunting an animal that can potentially kill you with a sharpened stick and some string seems like a pretty satisfying outting
When I lived in Alaska, a coworker of mine offered to take me hunting, specifically for moose, caribou, and even bear (not for trophy hunting, but for meat). I was just too lazy to take the weekend hunter's safety course to get my license. The only thing on my mind were women and partying. Now that I think on it, I paid $20-$25 for a course I never went to.
Elk moose and bear are all some pretty hard core stuff! I've been elk hunting a handful of times as a kid but never shot one, seen dozens though, some up very close. You don't really get an idea of how big they are on TV (at least I didn't). Those things are literally horse sized dear with antlers wider than the bed of a pickup truck. And moose? Let one charge you and tell me you weren't terrified in a mortal manner.
Of course Alaskabro already knows all this haha
I knew moose get big, but the first time I saw one up close, I was astonished. They taste good too. I miss caribou burgers done rare. Good ole days.
Honestly any big animal like those that consist on a diet of a mostly grass/leaves and live a relatively peaceful existence end up being pretty tasty as long as you cook it right. People around here always complain about boar meat and then come to find out they can't kill, clean or cook a hog and wanna complain about the taste anyway! If you cook it right (very slow roasted. It's fatty meat, cook it quick and itll get tough. It's like making good prime rib) it's some of the best authentic Texas BBQ you'll find.
Personal favorite is and will always be some good ol deer jerky though.
anna go helicopter hunting
I tried wild hog only a couple times. It was good. But is there a trashy smell to it even when cooked, or is it just me? It’s hard to ignore, while chowing down.
I feel the same way about fish. Some people complain about this fish or that fish being unedible, but they don’t even know how to prepare it right.
I had someone (fishing buddy) give me Canada Goose jerkey. He said it was the only way he knew how to eat it, because it’s so fatty. I couldn’t tell the difference to red meat. If he said it was cow I would have believed him.
Mentioned this previously in another post but I am a hunter. Very much enjoy the harmony I feel harvesting, processing and eating what I kill. As mentioned above, it doesn’t get any more natural than filling your freezer with food you gathered. 100% free range, organic, no packaging or catchy advertising needed.
Where do you live and what do you hunt?
Currently living in PA but have lived all over and most recently in Alaska. I will someday return to AK!
I hunt everything. Bear, grizzly, moose, goat, black tail, turkey, pheasant, grouse, waterfowl, small game but my favorite is bow hunting whitetail. Hope to be out west next year chasing mule deer and/or elk with the bow.
That's the only thing I've ever bow hunted was deer. Honestly I don't have any interest now in doing it any other way. Are you familiar with Cam Hanes and the likes?
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