Hunting Thread

Discussion in 'Hobbies' started by I Love Layers, Oct 30, 2016.

  1. I Love Layers

    I Love Layers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've decided to start a hunting thread here since I LOVE !
    You can also talk about reloading, target shooting and anything hunting related as long as it's appropriate and legal!


    1. Please stay away from extremely bloody photos
    2. Make sure that you are hunting legally, in season, correct sex etc.
    3. If you don't like hunting please don't come here just to bash us.
    4. Please keep this at least PG-13



    If anyone has any other ideas for rules etc please message me!

    Can't wait to meet everyone and have some great conversations!
     
  2. itsasmallfarm

    itsasmallfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hello bird/rabbit hunter here.

    i personally enjoy hunting any type of game bird from ducks to geese to sharpies to pheasants (might i have only seen one pheasant my whole life but i enjoyed trying to hunt them) also i love rabbit hunting jack rabbits and cotton tails for meat.
     
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  3. cavemanrich

    cavemanrich Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't go hunting, but there are a few reasons for it. First, I would have to travel far to do it. I do not know any one with large stretches of land/farm where I could do it. Many years ago I along with a friend, did try to hunt pheasant in a State Park designated for public access. The State would place and release pheasants into the forest for the hunters. I guess they were farm raised pheasant. That in my opinion was equivalent to going to a farm and shooting chickens on the ground. I did not see any sportsmanship in this. Then we went to visit a private hunting club grounds. Inside we saw a bunch of killed birds, with a sign above. PLEASE REMOVE YOUR BIRDS BY (a date) OR THEY WILL BE THROWN OUT. That kind of hunting did not appeal to me or my friend. We intended to hunt and eat what we got. If you are not going to eat them , just shoot skeet. Then there were some real winners. They shot deer and only took the rack.
    My friend did continue his quest to hunt and did get deer, but not every year. Each time he brought the meat home, all enjoyed eating it.
    So that is my view of hunting. If you are going to hunt it, then utilize it as well. If you don't want to eat it yourself but give to a neighbor or friend, its just fine. Just so there is no waste.
    Nowadays I do enjoy target shooting. The outdoor or indoor range experience is fun.
    There are more stories, but for now I think I vented enough. [​IMG]
     
  4. chickenweirdo1

    chickenweirdo1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Im 14 and got my first white tail doe on youth day with my dad. She dressed out at 130. Made lots of delicious breakfast sausages and steak.
     
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  5. chickenweirdo1

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    Hoping to get a buck when shotgun season starts.
     
  6. cavemanrich

    cavemanrich Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What did you use. Rifle, or bow? You have separate shotgun season, so that is why I ask. Here in Illinois, no rifles allowed. Only shotgun. And Bow and arrow, but that is a longer season.
     
  7. chickenweirdo1

    chickenweirdo1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes we can't use rifle either, which is stupid. I got it with shotgun.
     
  8. chickenweirdo1

    chickenweirdo1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We have a bow season, then shotgun, then black powder. But you can use bow in any season.
     
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  9. cavemanrich

    cavemanrich Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There is a GOOD REASON for no rifles in congested states with high populations. Example: a 30-06 high power load goes thru deer, then keep going thru bushes, then thru mobile home wall and gets a dude sitting on the toilet reading a newspaper. Well in theory it is possible, so that is the reason behind it. Wisconsin has rifle season, so all from Illinois go there for deer.
     
  10. chickenweirdo1

    chickenweirdo1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I understand so all they have to do is to put a maximum rifle size like .227
     

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