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Old November 15, 2001, 10:14 PM   #1
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Favorite animal to hunt?

Gentlemen,

What is your favorite animal to hunt? Mine is the kudu. They are incredible to stalk, as they seem to just disappear. I guess that is why they are called the gray ghosts of Africa.

Around here, I love to hunt mule deer in eastern Oregon. I think it is the tradition, since I hunt with my dad, and he hunted there with his dad and so on....

Look forward to hearing your replies...

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Old November 15, 2001, 10:22 PM   #2
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All of them.

Other than that, I grew up hunting ducks in northern Ohio. Later in life I bow and rifle hunt deer. I think the best hunting experiences have come from bowhunting russian boar hogs in the swamps of Georgia. Ran around like a bunch of crazed indians trying to get ahead of them hogs for a good shot. Almost got rolled by a big bastard male boar in some thick veggie. He was like a 55 gallon drum with legs and he got wind of me first. It was a mexican standoff at about 15 yards. Luckily he decided to beat feet. I was so nervous I couldnt even pull my darn bow back. But boy what a rush to take one of them down with a bow. Also my second favorite is without a doubt turkey hunting. Just started that about 3 years ago and cant get enough. Not much turkey down here in southern AZ though.

My dream hunt is Kodiak Alaska, hunting grizzly with a bow. Make no mistake about it though, the guide will be carrying a bazooka.
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Old November 15, 2001, 10:42 PM   #3
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i have always loved pheasant hunting, myself. maybe not the most exciting, but i have had some darn good times doing it. probably just the kind of times you have in oregon with your dad. also they make pretty good eating, i think that if you are gonna kill something you had better eat it, that is how the circle of life works.
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Old November 15, 2001, 11:53 PM   #4
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Elk.

With a bow. There's nothing like bugling in a big bull, all pawin', stompin', and screamin', to ten yards or so and then trying to remember where you left your mechanical release! (Hey, silly - it's hanging from that strap on your wrist! )
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Old November 16, 2001, 09:59 AM   #5
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I love to hunt rabbits. Camaraderie, bellowing beagles, and a ton of exercise....what more could you ask for? Oh yeah, and rabbit baked with onions and sour cream.
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Old November 16, 2001, 12:24 PM   #6
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Lion, as they seem contemptuous of people in general and hunters in particular. I took my first in September and have thought about the experience every day since. I would go back in a heartbeat and this was my fourth safari. Best, Rob
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Old November 16, 2001, 02:00 PM   #7
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Black bear.

I love bears. there are times when I was hunting them that I just sit and watch them and never even raise my rifle. I think they make great mounts and if its not a "fish bear" the meat makes some good sausage.
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Old November 16, 2001, 10:21 PM   #8
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Groundhog

'cause they're plentiful in the hill country of northeast Tennessee and available virtually year-round. Have killed groundhogs every month except January with calibers that range between .22 LR to .270 Weatherby. Typical half-day hunt will result in seeing a half dozen and those you miss will probably be there the next time you're in the vicinity. Range . . . point blank to ~600 yards. And some folks tell me they make good eating.
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Old November 16, 2001, 11:12 PM   #9
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"There is no hunting like the hunting of man, and those who have hunted armed men long enough and liked it, never care for anything else thereafter." -- Ernest Hemingway
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Old November 17, 2001, 01:18 AM   #10
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Whitetails without a doubt,but I really love to trap predators like fox and coyotes.
There is nothing like walking over a hill to see a furry tail flopping around.

Stinger,I don't eat the foxes I kill,but if I didn't you might not be able to hunt your pheasants.
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Old November 17, 2001, 03:47 AM   #11
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jrslate,

You'd love hunting in GA. We've got so much kudzu down here, you don't even need a license to kill it!
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Old November 17, 2001, 08:47 AM   #12
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Mad Max, I'd bet that airline tickets to Pakistan are real cheap, right now. Then, it's just a hop, skip and jump across to Afghanistan.

Optimism is the purchase of a round-trip ticket, of course.

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Old November 17, 2001, 12:54 PM   #13
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Thats easy! PDs
Its not really hunting!
Its shooting!
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Old November 17, 2001, 02:07 PM   #14
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Elk .. definitely elk.
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Old November 17, 2001, 04:34 PM   #15
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I love hunting deer here in Texas, but hot and heavy dove hunting is really hard to beat. You can sit in the shade with your buddies and drink beer, and you dont have to worry about cold weather. Shooting moving targets is lots of fun.
However there is one species of animal I would love to go after right about now, the elusive Afghanicus talibanus that is known to inhabit caves in the mountainous regions of the middle east. Although their numbers are rapidly declining due to overhunting, hunting season will probably be open for at least a few more weeks. This species subsists on flat bread and water, and is known for its tenacity and ability to fight when cornered. No permits are required, but the hunting program is currently being supervised by US Special Forces who are conducting an A. talibanus eradication program sponsored by the US and several other nations. Anybody else want to go? Art?
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Old November 20, 2001, 01:01 AM   #16
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hmmm..that's a hard one because I usually hunt whatever is in season.

I think some of the best fun that I have had was in Alaska hunting grouse and snowshoe hares. Very satisfying hunts in beautiful country. And best of all....NO SNAKES!!!


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Old November 20, 2001, 01:10 AM   #17
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everything!!!!!ducks and bunnies , whitetails and bear, to name a few....

Atticus , post that bunny receipe please .....it sounds gooood!!!
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Old November 20, 2001, 09:18 PM   #18
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Elk. The elusive Wapiti is king for me. Especially up some ridge in a snow storm.
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Old November 21, 2001, 01:12 AM   #19
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Pheasant or rabbit.
You move around and talking isn't a problem.
It's fun watching a dog work.
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Old November 23, 2001, 08:58 PM   #20
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Hogs in Texas and on foot. NO bag limit no closed season and fairly challenging to hunt especially ifn your after some good teeth.
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Old November 24, 2001, 07:04 PM   #21
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Ditto hogs in GA.
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Old November 25, 2001, 04:43 PM   #22
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Right now I would say spring turkeys. "Talking" to a cautious gobbler is an experience thats a lot more fun than shooting one. One day I hope to try the same thing with an elk.
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