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Sorry, I’ve been hunting

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  • Independent
    Plymouth, WI
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    I know I haven’t replied to my post, I will get on it, but not quite yet. I am out of this reality for a few days to visit Mother Nature’s womb and a great white tail woods. I started bow hunting seriously this year, and had a blast doing it, letting does and small bucks go unharmed, waiting for a monster buck. But now the season is nearing its end, so I want to take advantage of everyday I can to go bow hunting, even today with the single digits outside.

    Hunting with my friend this last Sunday, who is a meat hunter, I took my first white tail with a bow. No it wasn’t the monster buck, but a lot of fine meat for my friend and me. Some might think this is a cruel way to get meat, when in reality; bow hunting is a very humane way to get meat, much more humane for the deer that lived a natural life up until it met my arrow, compared to the cow waiting to be slaughtered all its short life. The deer I took died a fast peaceful death in the woods, compared to the cow waiting in a line of dead cows standing to be the next one killed.

    If you are going to eat meat, then why not get the meat that had a good life, instead of the meat that lived a factory death camp being sold in our stores? I have no problem with eating meat; I have a huge problem with the manufactured meat in our stores though for sure, so should you, it is animal cruelty to eat meat from our stores.

    Nuff said, I’m going back to the womb for some more natural meat, have a great New Year’s Day all, if I get some more meat, my day will be one never forgotten for sure. Or if I get that monster buck I’ve been seeking, my New Year ’s Day will not be beat by anyone’s, at least not in the eyes of a humane bow hunter could such a time be beat.
  • Liberal
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    Durham, NH
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    At least you didn't use a gun and you're going to eat it!
  • Independent
    Plymouth, WI
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    pr Wrote: At least you didn't use a gun and you're going to eat it!
    I agree pgr, gun hunting is not humane, a load blast and fear is how a gun shot deer dies, not to mention their really is no challenge to kill a deer with a gun that can reach out a thousand yards. If anyone thinks gun deer hunting is hard, try it with a bow sometime. No you won't kill a deer easy with a bow, but you will have the best hunting in your life hunting with a bow, when you can see deer living in their natural state, instead of running from a bunch of hunters with load guns.
  • Independent
    Plymouth, WI
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    Time to get out into the cold, again have a great New Year's Day all, I'm going to too, even if all I get is cold hands and feet.
  • Democrat
    Lawrence, MA
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    YIKES !
  • Independent
    Ft.myers, FL
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    "yikes" indeed; if you go hunting here, you do that in shorts and a redneck shirt. The only thing you catch is either a possum, armadillo, snake, racoon, or bobcat. The other thing is what catches you instead is the croc's, which you can not shoot with an arrow or you have to hit it in the eye!!and then it chews of your leg.
    Anyway you guys; you all have been great and wish you a fantastic New Year. Rob I promised I will not be as nasty, hahaha.
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    Colorado Springs, CO
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    united majority --

    I like your philosophy. I grew up in Montana and the only meat I ever ate was venison and elk meat...and also fish. We could not afford beef. My Dad was also a stickler for not spoiling any meat with a bullet anywhere in the torso. He taught us to shoot in the head or neck for a quick kill. I know this sounds gruesome for the non-hunters, but we harvested and ate every part of the deer or elk that we killed...even the liver. No wastage. However, a few deer and elk did lead a longer life because I wasn't as good of a shot as my Dad and sometimes missed the smaller target. And if I missed that first shot, there was hardly ever a chance for a second shot. The deer was long gone...or I wouldn't chance taking a shot at an animal running through the forest.

    I no longer hunt, but I respect the rights of those that do hunt. Nevertheless, I cannot see how any real hunter would need an assault weapon to make a kill. If he/she did I wouldn't want to have any part of the meat that is surely spoiled with multiple gun shots probably with hollow point bullets that shred the meat.

    I don't have any use for purely trophy hunters. If I was going to shoot it, I would certainly plan on eating it...all of it...or sharing it with others that cannot afford beef.

    Bow hunting is more natural and also doesn't spoil meat. Hope you had good luck on your hunt.
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    You brought back some happy & sad memories about "Bambi" and "Thumper" and "Flower" as they merrily played together in the pristine green forest. Just innocent babes in the woods, until a shot rang out, & Bambi's mother lay dead, & her baby deer was forced to fend for himself. I was in shock & horror, as I sobbed into my popcorn, & thought I will NEVER eat deer meat ever. I would rather starve.

    But listening to you all talking calmly about the more humane way to hunt, using a bow, & how the animal lives a good natural life, & does not end up in a slaughter house, (like the cows, which I DO eat), it all gets put into a better perspective. We have deer around here, sometimes in the neighbor's back yard, & I still never look at them as food, but I can now respect the hunter more as a decent human being, who is often doing a favor to the area, by thinning the herd. (sigh) -- Thanks for giving us a new viewpoint. (I think I will now become a vegetarian:)
  • Democrat
    Lawrence, MA
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    Again I say - YIKES !
  • Independent
    green valley, IL
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    Factory death camps, bows over guns, guns over assault rifles, think I'll go vegan. Come on guys! Our great great great grandparents would have starved, there would be no thanksgiving, and the English did not send over care packages. Aren't we fancy now? The noteworthy post of this whole forum was- I respect the rights of the hunter. There might still be hope for our grand asses!
  • Independent
    Plymouth, WI
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    Schmidt Wrote: united majority --

    I like your philosophy. I grew up in Montana and the only meat I ever ate was venison and elk meat...and also fish. We could not afford beef. My Dad was also a stickler for not spoiling any meat with a bullet anywhere in the torso. He taught us to shoot in the head or neck for a quick kill. I know this sounds gruesome for the non-hunters, but we harvested and ate every part of the deer or elk that we killed...even the liver. No wastage. However, a few deer and elk did lead a longer life because I wasn't as good of a shot as my Dad and sometimes missed the smaller target. And if I missed that first shot, there was hardly ever a chance for a second shot. The deer was long gone...or I wouldn't chance taking a shot at an animal running through the forest.

    I no longer hunt, but I respect the rights of those that do hunt. Nevertheless, I cannot see how any real hunter would need an assault weapon to make a kill. If he/she did I wouldn't want to have any part of the meat that is surely spoiled with multiple gun shots probably with hollow point bullets that shred the meat.

    I don't have any use for purely trophy hunters. If I was going to shoot it, I would certainly plan on eating it...all of it...or sharing it with others that cannot afford beef.

    Bow hunting is more natural and also doesn't spoil meat. Hope you had good luck on your hunt.
    I know you know that there is way more to hunting than just killing with an assault riffle, since killing is only one percent of one percent of the time spent hunting, it is called hunting and not killing for a reason for sure. Of course my dad was a meat hunter too, and did not care about horns one bit. I am a meet hunter, but still I want the old meet of a huge buck, not as tender as a small deer, but still make great ground venison and sausage.

    I respect the rights of all to use a gun while hunting. Sure I don't consider a gun much of a challenge any more, but I still know it takes some work to get game with a gun too. For sure a gun is a much deadlier weapon in the woods compared to a bow, and if you are a meat hunter, for sure the gun is an advantage to getting some meet. I use to hunt in Buffalo County in WI, right on the boarder of Minnesota. It is some of the most awesome land I have ever hunted. The locals in Buffalo really don't have a lot of money, many of them hunt with a SKS(assault riffle) because they are very cheap to buy and the ammo is cheap too. Yes this is an assault riffle, but the locals in Buffalo don't care what its title is, they care that they can afford one and shoot one. Should this gun be banned? I'm not so sure, since the reason we are allowed to have guns has nothing to do with hunting, we are allowed guns to protect us from a corrupt government, so if you think about it, guns that kill people are the guns we are supposed to have, right?
  • Democrat
    Lawrence, MA
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    Let me reiterate..... Yikes !
  • Center Left
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    I saw an interesting show recently on Public TV. It was about hunters who hunt deer and turn over all of their deer to a service that provides meat to the homeless (soup kitchens) or the generally underprivileged. The service pays for the butchering of the deer as well.
  • Independent
    Plymouth, WI
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    Leftofcenter Wrote: Let me reiterate..... Yikes !
    This is your third "yikes" what is it you are afraid of, the truth? I know the truth hurts and can be frightening, still you have to accept it or live as a blind sheep, maybe a blind sheep is a better life than a majority member with eyes wide open to the truth about America? Or if you are against animal cruelty, then stop eating the death camp style meet in the stores and start killing your own, humanely, with a gun or a bow.
  • Independent
    Plymouth, WI
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    TJ Wrote: I saw an interesting show recently on Public TV. It was about hunters who hunt deer and turn over all of their deer to a service that provides meat to the homeless (soup kitchens) or the generally underprivileged. The service pays for the butchering of the deer as well.
    So many people believe that hunting is for people who want to be killing something for the fun of it. That is a joke, again killing is only one percent of one percent of the time spent hunting. I hunt white tail deer only, why, there is no greater challenge in the wild than to out smart all 3 of a deer's defense mechanisms, smell, sound and site. If you think that isn't a challenge, try it some time and get back to me. I hunt for the challenge, a real challenge, not the challenges our kids have on their kill people video games. Yes I want the meet too, but it is the challenge I hunt for, not so much the meet that comes as the prize for your success. To get a very smart buck with a very huge rack, is the greatest challenge when it comes to the challenge of deer hunting. Of course I will eat the meet if I get the huge smart buck, but if I didn't like the meet, I would still hunt for the fun of hunting and give the meet to the food pantry you spoke of. What a way to have the best time of your life then help your neighbor out by feeding them, hats off to these hunters that hunt for the challenge of it then feed the hungry when successful.