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What/who first got you into hunting, what type of hunting do you prefer and why do you enjoy hunting? Oh and how many years you have under your belt! I know everyones got different stories, interested in hearing them

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Old 11-04-2008, 03:21 AM   #2
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Who/what?
- Family "tradition"
Type?
- Deer/hog
Why?
- I live in the middle of a deer lease that my great(great) grandfather owned, and he was game warden of the county, so my father's uncle currently owns it. Always deer coming around and getting into the wrong person's cow pastures.

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mates old man got me into hunting when i went to stay at their property,
pigs and wild dogs,that was 14 years ago, now they have a feral cat problem and i help with that. 00 wicked at 15 metres, .308 entertaining at 100.

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i also hunt mainly to supplement monthly meat order. buying meat out here can prove horribly expensive. beef 14.50/kg mutton 11.50/kg chicken 10.50/kg and thats for the cheapest cuts i can buy.

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I hunt becuase I enjoy being out in the woods with no one else around. It gives me time to clear my head, pray, reflect on myself and whats going on. It also lets me enjoy God's creation.
I enjoy the challenge of hunting whether it be bird, deer, turkey, small game, whatever. I eat everything I shoot, I don't believe in just killing to kill or to hang it on my wall. I like the way it tastes, plus is leaner and hormone free!!

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This fall when the daughter (the youngest and last child) heads off to college then hunting can start. I've wanted to go hunting since I was a little kid, just never had the opportunity. The adults I knew who did saw it as a chore to be preformed to stretch the food budget and quit just as soon as they could. Most of those guys had been through WW II and weren't into it so much. My father hated it since he forced to do it as a child growing up in a rural environment.

The reason will be for meat, using the hides / skins and hanging the heads on the wall as remembrances of the hunt.

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I love the rush involved with tracking the animal and stalking into it. I've never taken a shot at greater than 75 feet, so it's quite a bit of work to keep from spooking the animal as you stalk into it.

I also, like most, do it for the meat and hides. I hunt mostly deer and pig. The bummer thing is that pig is way easier to stalk than deer are.

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Deer and dove hunting are my favorites. Hog hunting is pretty fun in Central Texas because it's so up close and personal.

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Deer and dove hunting are my favorites. Hog hunting is pretty fun in Central Texas because it's so up close and personal.
You guys have javelinas down there? I've heard they can be really fun to hunt when they're in the rut.
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I hunt becuase I enjoy being out in the woods with no one else around. It gives me time to clear my head, pray, reflect on myself and whats going on. It also lets me enjoy God's creation.
I enjoy the challenge of hunting whether it be bird, deer, turkey, small game, whatever. I eat everything I shoot, I don't believe in just killing to kill or to hang it on my wall. I like the way it tastes, plus is leaner and hormone free!!
Its a shame not every, person can see things in such a way. Or at least understand that hunters are not mindless relentless homicidal freaks. We're just hunting.


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I love the rush involved with tracking the animal and stalking into it. I've never taken a shot at greater than 75 feet, so it's quite a bit of work to keep from spooking the animal as you stalk into it.

I also, like most, do it for the meat and hides. I hunt mostly deer and pig. The bummer thing is that pig is way easier to stalk than deer are.
the chance of failure is what makes the awards so great. the challenge is the best part haha
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