Any one here hunt?
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 10pointYessir, been hunting since I was 10 (26 now) how goes it?
ool. That last line was deep broI 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
Florida has tons and tons of invasive species that need to be exterminatedI 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.
Yes and hogs are one of them. You can hunt them at any time with no license required.That’s cool
Florida has tons and tons of invasive species that need to be exterminated
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.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
anna go helicopter huntingI 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
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.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.
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.
He's a cool dude, eat sleeps and trains all to hunt some 500lb elk dozens of miles and haul it out on his back
I grew up doing Archery in Michigan where he's from. It's absolutely huge across the state because of him.You want to understand the zen of bowhunting, look up Fred Bear, the greatest bow hunter who ever lived. Not just a bow hunter, a nature philosopher. He didn't just hunt grass eaters, he went after the predators. He took down a Kodiak Brown Bear in the days before compound bows. THAT is hardcore. Had one of the first hunting shows on TV, I think. Ted Nugent wrote a song about him.