Any hunters/hunter wives?

Discussion in 'Hobbies' started by NaomiSarah, Jul 9, 2010.

  1. NaomiSarah

    NaomiSarah Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My husband is an avid hunter (rifle, bow, even bowfishing) and while I love watching him hunt, I really don't handle the firearms until there's a coyote eyeing my chickens from afar, and then I just BOOM to scare them anyways. I'm interested in bow hunting, but due to a recent surgery, pulling a bow is out of the question. But I love that he hunts, and I support him in taking off to do so as often as possible. Any other hunters/hunter supporters on here? We watch the WILD channel almost chronically.
     
  2. Cloverleaf Farm

    Cloverleaf Farm Bearded Birds are Best

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    My husband has been an avid hunter his whole life. We've been together 15 years (13 married) and this is the first year that I've gotten the bug...I've always supported his hunting, and go tag along to elk camp every fall, but this year I've pheasant and turkey hunted, and I drew my elk tag this year too (hubby didn't get his though! [​IMG] ) Needless to say he was none too pleased about that...though I find it hilarious that he has to guide for me this year!! [​IMG]
     
  3. rilly10

    rilly10 Clover Field Farm

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    I am an avid hunter's wife also! I have been interested in it and like to go to the range (bow and gun). I also enjoy walks on the farm and spotting. I want to try hunting this year as long as I don't have to gut anything! [​IMG] we will see how that goes over! I am also not a huge fan of the processing. Hubby and his dad and brother all process on their own (no butcher shops). I love the meat and don't mind the bagging and freezing part but that's about how far I get involved! I am a wimp!

    NaomiSarah- what about a crossbow?
     
  4. Cloverleaf Farm

    Cloverleaf Farm Bearded Birds are Best

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    Oh, come on rilly - you shoot it, you clean it! LOL


    Oh, and NaomiSarah - getting injured one year worked out for my benefit! (Not that it was WORTH it per se, but..) I had just started shooting bow with hubby a few months before I fell off my horse and broke my shoulder. That was 1999, and I can pull a bow back now, but it took years. Anyway, since there would be no shooting anything with much of a kick to it, or bowhunting, hubby went out and bought me a Browning .30-06 with a BOSS muzzlebreak system on it! oooohhhhhh....sooooo nice!!! It's a .30-06 that kicks like a .22!!! [​IMG]
     
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  5. NaomiSarah

    NaomiSarah Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Crossbow hunting is something I've tried, but honestly it doesn't hold the appeal for me that drawing a bow does. I have a background in ballet, so the aesthetics of bow hunting just TOTALLY get me going - LOVE watching my husband pull a bow.

    As far as injury working out to benefit, I can only hope! I had a ruptured appendix for several days before the doctors took it out, so my internal business isn't what it used to be. I'm on a weight limit for months still - and right after I bought my AB Roller!!!! Lmao
     
  6. Cloverleaf Farm

    Cloverleaf Farm Bearded Birds are Best

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    Quote:Totally agree with you on that one!

    So sorry the docs were less than timely in getting you the medical attention you needed!! [​IMG]
     
  7. Sir Birdaholic

    Sir Birdaholic Night Knight

    My favorite hunt includes QUAIL & WILD PIG [​IMG]
     
  8. NaomiSarah

    NaomiSarah Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Lmao totally agree. But once I gutted a gopher, nothing seemed quite so gross again... gophers are the worst, but good practice for skinning. We use EVERY piece of EVERY animal we kill in some way - save for a hide that accidentally rotted in the heat once.

    If you wanna get over the gutting thing, just gut a gopher. Nothing you gut after that will ever smell so bad as that!!!! Lol! You can even tan the hide and make a handbag (or just dry it for rawhide-type treats). Where we live, there's enough scavengers and such an overpopulation of gophers that I don't feel bad about it whatsoever. I get sick of seeing horses with their legs broken from the gopher holes.
     
  9. NaomiSarah

    NaomiSarah Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Totally agree with you on that one!

    So sorry the docs were less than timely in getting you the medical attention you needed!! [​IMG]

    They were awful about it! I went in the moment it burst (I FELT it, it was torture) and they said oh you have ovarian cysts, go home. Twenty four hours later I'm barely conscious in an ambulance. Horrible. I've got three kids, and I almost died!!! SCARY.
     
  10. Cloverleaf Farm

    Cloverleaf Farm Bearded Birds are Best

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    Quote:Lmao totally agree. But once I gutted a gopher, nothing seemed quite so gross again... gophers are the worst, but good practice for skinning. We use EVERY piece of EVERY animal we kill in some way - save for a hide that accidentally rotted in the heat once.

    If you wanna get over the gutting thing, just gut a gopher. Nothing you gut after that will ever smell so bad as that!!!! Lol! You can even tan the hide and make a handbag (or just dry it for rawhide-type treats). Where we live, there's enough scavengers and such an overpopulation of gophers that I don't feel bad about it whatsoever. I get sick of seeing horses with their legs broken from the gopher holes.

    That's awesome!!

    Yeah, a nasty necropsy or two at work got me over any gutting issues in a big hurry!! My poor 9 year old son gets an anatomy lesson whenever we gut something...he did think it was cool though when I handed him a fish heart that was still beating!!
     

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