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Old October 4, 2009, 06:16 AM   #13
Double Naught Spy
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Join Date: January 8, 2001
Location: Forestburg, Montague Cnty, TX
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Really, seriously, what has changed with deer hunting?
Part of what has changed is modern perceptions of the past. Things in the past were always better. People didn't complain as much. Men were stronger. Women were more virtuous. Hunters were better shooters, etc.

I can certainly remember my uncle telling my cousin something along the lines of, "You don't don't want to take no deer with that. Y'all'll spend all day chasing him down."

Translation? Not enough gun. That was nearly 40 years ago. My uncle was in his later 60s at the time.

Which leads to the other aspect that has changed, a greater focus on making clean and humane as possible kills. Notice my uncle could not have cared less about the suffering of the animal. He just saw no reason to run around the country after a wounded animal.
"If you look through your scope and see your shoe, aim higher." -- said to me by my 11 year old daughter before going out for hogs 8/13/2011
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