The Firing Line Forums

Go Back   The Firing Line Forums > The Hide > The Hunt

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old April 12, 2005, 02:52 PM   #1
Senior Member
Join Date: January 7, 2005
Location: Wolverine State
Posts: 767
Most favorite hunting trip....

I know it's tough to pick one so tell us your most favorite 2 hunts.

1. Labrador, Canada - Caribou and Black Bear (bow and firearm)

2. Michigan - Whitetail bowhunts.........
Rojoe67 is offline  
Old April 12, 2005, 07:59 PM   #2
Senior Member
Join Date: June 8, 1999
Location: Iowa - northeastern
Posts: 1,781
Kanas quail hunts with my dad back in the early 60's.

Duck hunts with my bro's in the flooded timber in SE iowa area.

This is my rifle. There are many like it, but this one is mine. My rifle is my best friend, it is my life. I must master itas i master my life.Without me my rifle is useless, without my rifle i am useless. I must fire my rifle true. I must shoot straighter than my enemy who is trying to kill me. I must shoot him before he shoots me. I Will. Before God i swear this creed. My rifle and myself are defenders of my country. We are masters of our enemy. We are saviours of my life. So be it until there is no enemy, but peace. Amen.
12-34hom is offline  
Old April 12, 2005, 08:49 PM   #3
Senior Member
Join Date: July 26, 2001
Location: WA
Posts: 183
Whitetail hunts out to Missouri every year with my dad, all of them.
NRA4life is offline  
Old April 12, 2005, 09:26 PM   #4
Long Path
Senior Member
Join Date: May 31, 1999
Location: N. Texas
Posts: 5,896
Just about every hunt with my Dad the last 15 years.

Funniest was one morning on a hunt at a state park that was commissioned for thinning out the population. Spike or doe ONLY. We had been sitting some distance apart, but I got bored, and went to go talk to my dad, whereupon a very nice 8 point came walking along at a good pace. While my father and I cussed our luck that such bucks never seem to some to us when we could shoot them, it came to about 35 yards, and just about stops.

We are at this point speaking in conversational tones, not even trying to lower our voices. I say something like "Oh, for pity's sake, just GO!", and he looks up from where he's been browsing, looks affronted, and slowly wanders off. We never got a shot at a doe or spike the whole hunt.
"Welcome to The Firing Line, a virtual community dedicated to the discussion and advancement of responsible firearms ownership."T.F.L. Policy Page
Will you, too, be one who stands in the gap? ____________
Long Path is offline  
Old April 13, 2005, 09:52 AM   #5
Senior Member
Join Date: March 11, 2005
Location: Michigan
Posts: 348
October northern Michigan, first two weeks:

Whitetails at dawn with bow.
Grouse and woodcock with pointers and shotgun midday.
Whitetails at dusk with bow.

If you do it right, you can even get in a couple of hours fishing for running steelhead...
Earth First! We can hunt the other planets later.
Shorthair is offline  
Old April 13, 2005, 10:01 AM   #6
Join Date: December 10, 2004
Posts: 30
My turkey hunt with my dad this year
hunting quail with my grandpa about 10 years ago

You notice that most of the trips we list have to do with our family. Seems the more important part is not the animal per se, but the memories with family.
Luthier is offline  
Old April 13, 2005, 07:57 PM   #7
Senior Member
Join Date: January 7, 2005
Location: Wolverine State
Posts: 767
So right about that.......

10-4 on the family and friends - that makes most hunts what they are......

I was lucky to have my best military bud Dean with me in Labrador......
My Michigan hunts are special because my son is with me.......

Very true........the folks we spend the time with while hunting and/or resting back at camp makes it what it is........ Awesome
Rojoe67 is offline  
Old April 15, 2005, 04:38 AM   #8
Fat White Boy
Senior Member
Join Date: March 18, 2005
Posts: 1,276
My first dove hunt with my dad and my son's first dove hunt with me.

I had a memorable chukar hunt once. We found the birds(about 60 of them) inside the city limits of this little mining town. We had to herd the birds out past the town limits which were marked by white posts. When they hit those posts, there were birds, bird shot and empty shotgun shells everywhere...
Fat White Boy is offline  

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:38 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
This site and contents, including all posts, Copyright © 1998-2017 S.W.A.T. Magazine
Copyright Complaints: Please direct DMCA Takedown Notices to the registered agent:
Contact Us
Page generated in 0.05607 seconds with 7 queries