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jhgreasemonkey
July 27, 2006, 04:38 PM
I am curious what everyone else on this forums favorite hunting is and why. Mine is deer. I find it challenging and very rewarding. Getting out and hiking in the scenic forest and hills while hunting is a real adventure.

Bigfatts
July 27, 2006, 06:18 PM
Hog and Squirrel. So tastey!

shureshot0471
July 27, 2006, 06:34 PM
Duck and Deer

870 wingmaster
July 27, 2006, 07:39 PM
I hunt whitetail all year long!!! The old lady gets jealous!!!:)

Anthony Terry
July 27, 2006, 11:14 PM
yea, they usually do. :D

quack fiend
July 28, 2006, 12:05 AM
i was a deer fanatic until the age of thirty, when a friend introduced me to my first real duck hunt, with decoys/calling etc.--now when i deer hunt it's for meat only and horns don't mean anything anymore, i'd give up 90 days of deer hunts for just one awesome mallard shoot in flooded timber. it's something i scoffed at until i tried it, and now i'm a complete "quack fiend"

USNairman
July 28, 2006, 10:08 AM
deer, squirrel, coyote, rabbit, turkey and the list goes on.:)

Clayfish
July 28, 2006, 10:10 AM
Deer and quail.

john in jax
July 28, 2006, 10:29 AM
Deer and Hog.

sparkysteve
July 28, 2006, 10:34 AM
Deer, Turkey, Phesants, Rabbits, Squirrels, Woodchucks, Coyotes. What ever is in season.:D

duck911
July 28, 2006, 10:35 AM
Anything that flies is my favorite, followed by anything else in season to fill in the gaps!

the_oklahombre
July 28, 2006, 11:09 AM
Liberals and Commies. I hunt them with my double barrel of truth. :D

Scorch
July 28, 2006, 11:30 AM
I am going to assume that by asking what game we like to hunt you mean game animals and not varmints. My favorite game animal to hunt is wild pig, followed by upland game, then deer or elk, then geese. But I would drop the chance to shoot any of those for a varmint hunt.

jhgreasemonkey
July 28, 2006, 11:39 AM
Scorch do you hunt varmits in Wa? I never got into it just becuase there was no where localy that I knew of or no one introduced me to it. It sounds like a blast though. Also to Quack Fiend I never hunted duck w/calls and decoys. Just hid in the bushes and shot a couple, waded out and got em. These one tasted like mud. See now I have 2 new things to try when its not deer season. Thanks. :)

zeisloft
July 28, 2006, 12:42 PM
Scorch,are hogs seriously classified as game up there?
~z

ven
July 28, 2006, 03:01 PM
red fox

roe deer

hooded crow

red deer

jhgreasemonkey
July 28, 2006, 03:11 PM
Ven where do you live? Thats considered exotic game around here (except crow and fox).

Mannlicher
July 28, 2006, 03:32 PM
Hogs as number one, with Whitetails as a close second.

swampdog
July 28, 2006, 05:09 PM
It's a toss up between whitetail and black bear. Both are challenging and both are good to eat. Deer season lasts much longer than bear season, so I hunt deer more often. There's nothing quite like bear hunting for excitment, though. Whether chasing hounds or hunting peanut fields that bears frequent, there's really nothing else around here that even comes close.

FirstFreedom
July 28, 2006, 05:24 PM
Turkeys first. Then whitetail, then feral hogs, then squirrels.

Scorch
July 28, 2006, 06:40 PM
JHgreasemonkey-
I go to E WA, E OR, Idaho, northern NV, and northern CA when I get the itch. WA has a few ground squirrels, but you have to see northern CA if you want to understand why I like varminting. Take a look at this
http://www.highdesertlodging.com/
and you will understand how I went through so many barrels on my 22-250.

Anthony Terry
July 28, 2006, 06:49 PM
where r u in n.c.? im about 30 minuts from the n.c. border. the bear are supposedly getting thicker here according to the VDGIF. but ive only seen 2 in my hunting life and happened to get both of them. id like to see them get a little thicker around here. we have an archery, blackpowder and rifle season for them. dog season also. bears are awesome to see in the wild and not alot have been seen by my friends.

swampdog
July 28, 2006, 07:45 PM
Anthony,
I'm in Camden County, northeastern Carolina. The kill records every year indicate that, in NC, the most and biggest bears are taken in the coastal swamps, which is where I live. Dismal Swamp refuge in Chesapeake has a large population of bears. I've hunted for deer in there on managed hunts and if the population of bears keeps growing I'm sure they'll offer bears hunts in the next couple of years. I don't like to describe how big some of the ones I've seen in there are because people think I'm bs'ing. One was hit by a car a couple of years ago that weighed 800lbs, just outside the refuge, though. They had to get it off the road with a front end loader. They had one that swam across the James running around in Hampton a few years ago, too.

I'm glad to hear they are coming back up there. I worked with an old timer from Boone, NC that said they were about hunted out up around there.

I agree, bears are awesome to see in the wild. Just knowing they're around adds a little spice to every hunting trip I take.

49 days to bow season :D

ElkSlayer6x5
July 28, 2006, 08:15 PM
Bow hunting Elk....well any Elk hunting, nothing like a bugeling bull in the morning....BlackTail deer. Soon to add black bear and turkey to my list
want to go to northen cal for wild pig , then truthfully I like it all :D
and yes E OR. is great varmit hunting

thejeanmachine16
July 29, 2006, 09:40 AM
Turkey in the spring, there is nothing like it:D :D

Anthony Terry
July 29, 2006, 11:35 AM
im in smyth county. the denser bear activity is near the coast in Va. also. the population report seems to climb every year here though. im only like an hour from boone. i want to get a bear while bowhunting. bear and deer season coincides up here so if you happen to see one while deer hunting, hes fair game. ive seen only 2 in my life. happened to be hunting and got them both. last one in 98-99 season. both around 300lbs.

R.D.Wheeler
July 29, 2006, 11:47 AM
Deer for meat. Squirrel for fun, tasty but not enough meat. Grew up rabbit hunting. I love a good pack of Beagles. Been meaning to get over to the game lands around Bladen Co. and try bear, but haven't had time yet.

Jseime
July 29, 2006, 01:57 PM
My favourites are White-tailed deer and Wiley Coyotes.

Both are smart and fast and you have to be on your toes and capable of excellent shooting to get em. (probably why i dont get too many)

hpg
July 30, 2006, 11:29 AM
Sod puppies or goundhogs, or whatever you want to call them. hpg

Fat White Boy
July 30, 2006, 06:15 PM
Chukar, quail, dove, waterfowl, hogs...

Anthony Terry
July 30, 2006, 07:46 PM
now that a think about it. i think id rather hunt for split-tail than anything else in n.a.:D

Quickdraw Limpsalot
July 30, 2006, 10:05 PM
I've always been fond of hunting deer, squirrel, rabbits, & quail... but my fiance's dad got me hooked on shooting (at) doves. Whether you bring home your limit or not, it's a darn good time.

Jack O'Conner
July 31, 2006, 05:21 PM
Years ago, I would've said, ELK, because of the family get-togethers. But now I'm older and horse-less. It's a whole lot of work to quarter and move meat from the kill site. In other words, the fun is over is when the animal topples over.

I truley love antelope huntin'. On an average morning, we'll see well over 50 'lopes. But waiting patiently and motionless nearly always results in both tags filled by noon. I enjoy the challenge of the long distance shots. But most of all, we enjoy the spicy breakfast sausage we make from these interesting animals created by our Lord God.
Jack

stevelyn
July 31, 2006, 05:50 PM
My favorites are the ones I like to eat. Moose and caribou for ungulates. Ptarmigan and grouse (both ruffed and spruce) for birds.

jiminthecorner
August 5, 2006, 08:43 PM
Just has to be Moose Up here,lots of meat,work,getting it out,and of course.... FUN!!! Oh yeah Deer bear turkey ducks geese(Canada of course) and any thing else legal. Jim:eek: :eek: :cool:

maas
August 6, 2006, 05:49 AM
humm lets see. first and foremost would have to be upland birds (1. pheasant 2. quail 3. chuker those evil little sob's there so evil god gave them a mask) then big game. my favorite to eat is elk then quail.

PAHOGHUNTER
August 6, 2006, 01:49 PM
I love hunting Chucks, to me hunting is all about making the shot, I've been doing it for over 50 years and I never tire of it.
http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l6/rldar/chucks4.jpg

jonutarr
August 6, 2006, 05:21 PM
pigies :D

moose fat
August 6, 2006, 06:11 PM
Now, its moose, begining next month!:D
Sometimes, not enough, is bird hunting- geese, tundra swans and ducks.
Then, Sitka Black Tailed Deer, in Sitka (and king salmon fishing)

jhgreasemonkey
August 7, 2006, 10:15 AM
Sitka sure is nice. I went there for the first time in may and want to go back next time I get a chance. The locals told me lots of brown bear stories.

Dirty_Harry
August 8, 2006, 04:19 PM
I tried coyote's for the first time this year.....I took him at about 75 yards with my AR-15. He was about thirty pounds.

I have always bird and deer hunted....but the coyote hunt was awesome.

It has always been my dream however to hunt a moose.

davlandrum
August 8, 2006, 06:16 PM
Elk for the pure hunting, deer to keep the freezer stocked (I don't get many elk...:o

Oregongundude
August 10, 2006, 01:18 AM
I hunt mostly Black tail, and Mule Deer. I also hunt Rocky Mountain, and Roosevelt Elk.

http://www.scsc.k12.ar.us/2001Outwest/PacificEcology/Projects/MosleyR/ElkInVelvet.jpg

With my .308 browning. I have shot three in the last twenty years.

http://www.eco-usa.net/fauna/muledeer.jpg

I have taken about 20 bucks over the years.

Taurus_9mm
August 10, 2006, 07:29 PM
Squirrels with a Ruger 10/22. :D

SamC
August 10, 2006, 08:40 PM
Coyotes first, followed by any other predator. Hunting the hunter. :)