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View Poll Results: Favorite Game
Deer 42 32.56%
Small Game 13 10.08%
Water Fowl 5 3.88%
Bear 3 2.33%
Elk 15 11.63%
Moose 2 1.55%
Boar 6 4.65%
Turkey 7 5.43%
Varmints 16 12.40%
Other 20 15.50%
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Old June 9, 2001, 10:45 AM   #1
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Favorite Game

I like to hunt _________ the most.
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Old June 9, 2001, 10:52 AM   #2
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Bambi...followed immediately by small game.
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Old June 9, 2001, 12:20 PM   #3
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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.
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Old June 9, 2001, 12:23 PM   #4
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my favorite game are steel targets at various ranges........you do not have to clean or gut em !!!!!
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Old June 9, 2001, 03:06 PM   #5
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Keith, let me be sure I understand what you're saying:

I should move to Alaska?
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Old June 9, 2001, 05:52 PM   #6
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Spectre, the people who "should" move to Alaska already know they belong here. You might be one of them.
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Old June 9, 2001, 06:40 PM   #7
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I thought you were talking about games. I was gonna vote Chutes and Ladders.
 
Old June 9, 2001, 07:41 PM   #8
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I likes turkeys. Mmmmmm....
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Old June 9, 2001, 08:52 PM   #9
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Deer

And then Crows, Ground Squirells and Coyotes I shoot getting ready for the deer.

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Old June 10, 2001, 08:40 PM   #10
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Ruffed Grouse
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Old June 12, 2001, 10:33 PM   #11
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Elk. Chasing the elusive Wapiti is taxing, challenging, and when successful, quite rewarding.
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Old June 16, 2001, 07:48 PM   #12
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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.
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Old June 17, 2001, 12:38 PM   #13
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White tail deer. Here in ohio we can get 2 per season if you're in the right county .
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Old June 18, 2001, 02:13 AM   #14
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Most Fun......

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.
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Old June 18, 2001, 09:55 PM   #15
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Doves, followed by teal.
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Old June 22, 2001, 06:16 PM   #16
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Whitetail. Archery, rifle, shotgun, handgun, and this year (I hope) muzzle loader. Have the gun; need to work up the load.
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Old June 26, 2001, 05:54 PM   #17
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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...
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Old June 27, 2001, 08:46 AM   #18
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Tyrants.... of any stripe
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Old June 27, 2001, 05:23 PM   #19
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Son....

you forgot upland game birds - pheasant and quail, among others.
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Old June 27, 2001, 08:51 PM   #20
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Clay Pigeons!


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Old June 27, 2001, 09:17 PM   #21
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K80Geoff:

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?
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Old July 1, 2001, 12:46 AM   #22
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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.

Lo Siento!
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Old July 12, 2001, 08:24 PM   #23
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Pheasants!

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..........
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Old July 12, 2001, 10:10 PM   #24
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Callin' is fun!

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.
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Old July 13, 2001, 09:40 AM   #25
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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?
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