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June 9, 2001, 10:45 AM
I like to hunt _________ the most.
June 9, 2001, 10:52 AM
Bambi...followed immediately by small game.
June 9, 2001, 12:20 PM
Though I spend a lot more time deer hunting, caribou are my favorite game. I live in the part of Alaska that is thin on caribou and rich in blacktail deer...
Caribou are hunted in late summer/early fall when the tundra is turning bright orange and red. Depending on how far north you go, you still have 18 to 20 hours of daylight and the time of year is (generally) dry and pleasant with temps in the 60's - it's beautiful.
You might spend days glassing the rolling country without seeing a Boo, then suddenly the entire horizon will start to move and you may see thousands trotting past within a few hours. They are not a particularly smart animal but it still takes a lot of work and skill to recognize a big bull and get in for a shot in that open country - sort of like pronghorn I suppose, but time is limited because these animals are moving and once past you can forget catching up with them. You have to watch the wind and use every bit of cover to slide and slither your way into a position that your target will pass.
I think caribou hunting appeals to me as much for the country you are in than for the actual hunt itself. Where you find caribou, you will also hear and see wolves, tundra grizzlies, moose and an amazing variety of smaller critters and furbearers - and ptarmigan sometimes so numerous you can fill a bag in an hour.
It's a great hunt that must resemble the experiences of the early plainsman or even African hunts back when that country was more open and uninhabited.
June 9, 2001, 12:23 PM
my favorite game are steel targets at various ranges........you do not have to clean or gut em !!!!!
June 9, 2001, 03:06 PM
Keith, let me be sure I understand what you're saying:
I should move to Alaska? :p
June 9, 2001, 05:52 PM
Spectre, the people who "should" move to Alaska already know they belong here. You might be one of them.
June 9, 2001, 06:40 PM
I thought you were talking about games. I was gonna vote Chutes and Ladders.
June 9, 2001, 07:41 PM
I likes turkeys. Mmmmmm....:p
June 9, 2001, 08:52 PM
And then Crows, Ground Squirells and Coyotes I shoot getting ready for the deer.
June 10, 2001, 08:40 PM
June 12, 2001, 10:33 PM
Elk. Chasing the elusive Wapiti is taxing, challenging, and when successful, quite rewarding.
June 16, 2001, 07:48 PM
The most fun I ever had was Dove Hunting. I felt like a WWII air raid siren. My friend and I would see dozens of them coming in, sound the alarm and then send up the lead :).
I love going Bear hunting in November in Berks County here in PA. The weather is usually cool, hardly any other hunters around, and you get to do a lot of walking, tracking and Hiking.
June 17, 2001, 12:38 PM
White tail deer. Here in ohio we can get 2 per season if you're in the right county :).
June 18, 2001, 02:13 AM
I like hunting grouse and birds in general, I have had more fun with that style of hunting then any other.
Close second would be Elk Hunting, nothing like th bugle of a big bull. :) :)
June 18, 2001, 09:55 PM
Doves, followed by teal.
June 22, 2001, 06:16 PM
Whitetail. Archery, rifle, shotgun, handgun, and this year (I hope) muzzle loader. Have the gun; need to work up the load.
June 26, 2001, 05:54 PM
Anything that has a good chance of killing me back.
Lions & Tigers and Bears - Oh My!
But of course, let's not forget Moose. What was the score In Anchorage this last winter? The last year I was there IIRC the final tally was Moose 3, Fish & Game 4...IN TOWN...
SIC TRANSIT GLORIA MUNDI
June 27, 2001, 08:46 AM
Tyrants.... of any stripe
June 27, 2001, 05:23 PM
you forgot upland game birds - pheasant and quail, among others. ;)
June 27, 2001, 08:51 PM
Clay Pigeons! :D
June 27, 2001, 09:17 PM
I knew you were going to say something like that with your nick. So what's it like to shot a gun that costs that much? does it really feel better than an Citiori or 682/6?
July 1, 2001, 12:46 AM
I consider upland game birds - small game
That's what most of us around here classify them under. I didn't take into account that might different in other areas of the country.
July 12, 2001, 08:24 PM
Pheasants first then rabbits for a close second behind my 2 beagles. I live to watch those hounds work a bird, all excited, then whining, then yapping..........
July 12, 2001, 10:10 PM
I like to call predators to me and my rifle.....Sometimes nothing happens....and Sometimes too much at once does!!!Callin' is a different sort of huntin', tho'....because the hunter tries his best to become the hunted....There's something about watching a coyote or fox close in on you, not realizing you are What you Are, with their many times better hearing and sight AND smell....once you are "bit", it is all over, man.
July 13, 2001, 09:40 AM
what I like most to hunt - buffalo, an inspiring experience.
What I would like to hunt, in a permanent basis: Tyrants, just like SIC TRANSIT GLORIA MUNDI, but I could go to jail...or to the wrong side of a firing squad... Hey, STGM, is VANITAS VANITATEM OMNIA VANITAS your cousin?
Biganimal, you don't have to clean or gut your harvest, but teel-me: do you eat'em broiled, fried, roasted or what?
luck to everybody:D
July 14, 2001, 09:37 PM
My favorite is good ole Southern Bobwhites with Doves holding a very close second. I now have a Red Setter with which to find the few bobwhites left around here and we'll see how he does retrieving on the dove field this fall!
You poor Ohioans - 2 a season, geez, try 2 a day and the longest whitetail season in the good ole U S of A - South Carolina Lowcountry! Even my brother-in-law goes out of state from O-HI-O for his deer!
I still like the looks of that 110gr. .30-06 bullet intersecting with the cranium of Wiley and there are more and more of those around on which to hone my skills!
July 17, 2001, 07:36 AM
In Europe I like to hunt stag and mountain chamois
July 18, 2001, 09:10 PM
Great question. For me it's a toss-up between ruffed grouse and whitetail deer. Any day spent hunting is a far better day than spent at the office, though! :D
July 19, 2001, 12:17 AM
Thats easy! PDs:)
October 6, 2001, 03:22 PM
October 6, 2001, 03:43 PM
T-U-R-K-E-Y. Fun and exciting to hear those toms. I have gone hunting turkeys one season, came back with two jakes. Tastey too.
October 8, 2001, 11:30 PM
MOOSE! I have been hunting HARD for moose this past week, and they are just coming out of the rut. It is a rush to scrape a dried out shoulder blade on the willows and give a coupla grunts, then have a 800 pound moose charge out of the bush about 30 yards from you....gets the heart pumping to say the least. Just got my bull 2 days ago, and the tenderloins done on th BBQ were heavenly.:p
October 9, 2001, 04:35 AM
I'm a grouse hunter. Everything else is mere entertainment.
October 9, 2001, 06:27 AM
I have to go with Erick, Elk...challenging and very rewarding.
You have to go to Gods Country to find them.
October 13, 2001, 06:56 AM
I like birds best (dove, quail, crows) because I'm more of a "shooter" than a "hunter".
Deer are fine and I do a lot of deer hunting every year; but that's mainly because I like to eat 'em and I really enjoy hiking in the mountains with a rifle. Weird?
October 13, 2001, 07:55 AM
Lots of game I'd still like to try...
So far though, it's Deer.
October 20, 2001, 07:44 PM
Deer and wabbits.
October 23, 2001, 02:46 PM
To eat, I like cow. To hunt I like something that might hurt me back. Unfortunately I haven’t had an opportunity to hunt in Africa yet. I am going to try some hog hunting with my bow this year and that is about as close as I can get for the next few years.
I have heard about some Flu-flu arrows that work good with rabbits and I am giving that some cogitation. I figure that will be lots of fun.
October 23, 2001, 05:30 PM
- - -to a First-Poster,
Of the many replies to this thread, you are the only one to mention stag (by that term) and certainly the only one to write of mountain chamois.
Tell us a little something about the surroundings and the procedures, the guns and ammo and gear you use. Maybe you could start a new topic in this forum with some comments.
We'll all look forwad to reading your future posts.
October 24, 2001, 12:45 PM
Howdy, Collani! Welcome aboard!
My vote was for elk, even though I've never actually shot one. I've been up to southwestern Colorado to hunt them, twice, but never even knocked my safety off, and still had a wonderful time. If I can have THAT much fun without bagging one, imagine how much pleasure I'd get from actually bagging a big bull!
As I get older (I'm just now 30), I'm finding more and more that the terrain that I hunt in is as important as the game. Elk are hunted in the most beautiful places on Gods green earth. When I was a young boy, it was about success. I once hunted dove in Montague County, TX where we all limited out, fished successfully in a stock tank for catfish and black bass, caught frogs and turtles, and small game. As a 12 year old, this was the most successfull hunt I'd ever been on, and for years thought of it as my best hunt ever. But looking back on it, we were hunting over a flat (flat!) plowed-under field, in a rather borring area. The hunting was good, as was the comeraderie, but it didn't hold a candle to my empty-handed elk-hunts with my father. :)
A VERY CLOSE second was hunting mule deer in far west Texas. Again, it was the terrain. Didn't even see a buck (until I pulled out of Alpine and was on the highway!) to shoot, but had a great time!.
Heck, I'm easy! ;)
October 26, 2001, 10:20 PM
Big ole wild boar in tight cover. the essence of life!!!
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