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Old March 30, 2007, 04:16 PM   #101
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Maby a south american tree sloth. They stink and taste like diarea.
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Old March 30, 2007, 11:08 PM   #102
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ditto on anything from africa! My philosophy is if you cant eat it dont shoot it - I hunt close to home and butcher my animals myself. Show respect for God's critters!
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Old March 31, 2007, 09:37 AM   #103
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zahnsieh, SFAIK, everybody here is strongly in favor of the meat of a game animal being consumed, not wasted. Now: Do you, yourself, eat all of your game meat, or do you share with friends or family?

If you share, does it really matter if they're friends or family? Can you happily share with others, as well?

"Close to home" implies at least some amount of travel. What's the practical difference--aside from time and money--between "close to home" and "Africa"?

I've hunted as close to home as the loading chute in the corral behind my ranch house, and travelled about 200 miles to a deer lease. Done both in the same season, if that matters.

I guess what I'm curious about is the issue of travel. Why is it an issue? (Insofar as the hunt itself. I'm not interested in the time/money thing.)

Just curious about the "why".

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Old March 31, 2007, 10:15 AM   #104
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Art, I envy your talent of saying the right thing at the right time.
I also would like to know why these fellas feel/think the way they do about hunting.
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Old March 31, 2007, 11:24 AM   #105
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Skunks.
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Old March 31, 2007, 11:36 AM   #106
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I'll pop a skunk any day, them egg suckers...

but I wouldn't call that hunting. Maybe "habitat improvement".
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Old March 31, 2007, 11:56 AM   #107
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Naked Mole Rat

I have never wanted to hunt the naked mole rat. They look funny with no fur and buck teeth, there is not much meat on them, they live under ground and eat their own poop.

I would hunt Africa at the drop of a hat and never feel the slightest twinge of guilt. Long live Ruark, Keith, and Capstick and let the natives haul off the meat. It would not be wasted.
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Old March 31, 2007, 12:52 PM   #108
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you're missing out

mole rat is good eats.
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Old March 31, 2007, 08:44 PM   #109
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I've hunted as close to home as the loading chute in the corral behind my ranch house...
Here's the only way to do that, Art!

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Old March 31, 2007, 09:00 PM   #110
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Old March 31, 2007, 09:42 PM   #111
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Beats any shooting I have ever done. How do you keep the scope from fogging up?

Slid the glass slider open one morning at daylight and shot a deer just to do it and say I did. Thats my closest to home. Normally we left the ones near the house alone but I had to do it once.
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Old April 1, 2007, 11:00 AM   #112
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Capt Charlie, that gives a whole new meaning to "Wet work".

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Old April 1, 2007, 09:39 PM   #113
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cap'n c, that pic is awesome!
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Old April 1, 2007, 10:08 PM   #114
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Beautiful deer stand cap'n. I like the artic camo yer wearin'. You blend right into the steam.
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Old April 1, 2007, 11:24 PM   #115
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Wish I could lay claim to that Fisherman, but that ain't me. You can tell by the bottle of beer. When I'm huntin', the beer comes out after the hunt .
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Old April 2, 2007, 08:45 PM   #116
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I don't like to hunt snakes and alligators as well.
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