What is your favorite type of Hunting


Uncle Mike
June 18, 2009, 12:11 PM
Is it the Deer that causes you to spend hours in a tree like a squirrel....

or is it the squirrel that causes you to spend hours looking up a tree....

how bout' the turkey... the bird that causes you to sit all day while looking like a tree...:D


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June 18, 2009, 12:15 PM
I went rabbit hunting last winter and really liked it a lot, even more than turkey and deer.

June 18, 2009, 12:15 PM
Deer hunting is my favorite hunt.I tend not to sit in a stand though, I rather move around little bit, or hunt along the small river that runs threw my property, but in any scenario I enjoy hunting very much and spend much time at it.

June 18, 2009, 12:39 PM
Feral hogs are practice for everything else. Practice makes perfect. I love practice.

June 18, 2009, 12:56 PM
~z wrote:

Feral hogs are practice for everything else. Practice makes perfect. I love practice.


If not for Feral Hogs....we might still have the Deer that we used to enjoy around here. :mad:


June 18, 2009, 12:58 PM

Is that your license plate?

June 18, 2009, 01:11 PM
Without a doubt, "WATERFOWL". It's a close race between Ducks and Geese. But if I had to break it down it would probably be Ducks, then Geese with Dove bringing up a distant 3rd, in that order.:)

June 18, 2009, 01:25 PM

And I don't even have to have a shotgun.
If fact, some of my best quail hunts are those I did not tote a shotgun. *yep*

June 18, 2009, 01:36 PM
Big game for sure but I wish i did more bird hunting.....

I often fall asleep in the woods. I know that sounds bad but I don't hunt on public land and its actually quite peaceful. How I still manage to bag deer is beyond me.

June 18, 2009, 02:09 PM
Three letters, four hooves, one ghostly difficult animal to hunt.


June 18, 2009, 02:29 PM
Was'nt listed but still fits in with catagorie, small game. COON Hunting. Hands down, coon hunting, I know the prices are way down but still. All the miles and miles of walking, falling down, keeping an eye out for Bigfoot,carrying around all thoes hides, a gun, lights, the rain, cold, stars. Man it's great. Coon hunting is #1.

June 18, 2009, 03:00 PM
elk deer and hog are all great.. but i have never been able to kill one with a firearm.. for some reason i never see any. I've killed all mine with a bow. Turkey has got to be my favorite.. but i never sit all day.. i cut em off and call em in

June 18, 2009, 03:08 PM
By a big margin, I love waterfowl hunting. I like the rest, but push comes to shove, ducks and geese are where I'm at! I guess I got addicted at age 14 because of all the places to hunt down here. I've never shaken that addiction. It might be rainy, it might be cold, but that's what they make goretex, thinsolate, and neoprene for. :D

June 18, 2009, 03:12 PM
I have done none of the above and am quite jealous of you folks who have. I will be trying for the first time this year for both Deer and for Elk. I wish someone here lived near me in coastal Oregon, who has a lot of experience, because I am doing it blind this year. My friend who lives across the street has done some hunting and is going to show me some stuff, but he even says he is not a very experienced hunter. I am doing it on a shoestring budget too. Maybe you guys could give me some tips. I am reading all I can before the season gets here in October, but I am afraid all of the books in the world will not teach me like having someone who has done it show me the ropes.

So Obviously I chose Big Game. :D


June 18, 2009, 03:25 PM
Pasture poodles I mean prairie dogs. Shoot all day and let the buzzards and coyotes clean up the mess

June 18, 2009, 03:35 PM
Where is that guy who posted pics of rats in the hunting pics thread... come on man, we know you liked it!

June 18, 2009, 03:41 PM
Big Game... Deer/Elk/Speed Goat/Moose

I gotta ask...(LOL)...What's a "Speed Goat"? :D

June 18, 2009, 04:09 PM
I'm thinkin' pronghorn

June 18, 2009, 04:29 PM
I'm thinkin' pronghorn

Yeah because THR does not condone going for fat PETA broads driving Miata's.


June 18, 2009, 04:57 PM
1. Ibex, anywhere in the worlds rough mountains.
2. Moose--I have all 4 North American species and still like it--but the work!
3. Mountain Sheep.
4. African plains game.
5. Elk.
6. Quail.
7. Sage Grouse.
8. Geese.
9. Coyotes.
10. Deer (mule).
11. Anything else!
Waterfowl used to rate higher, and still would if I lived anywhere near any decent waterfowl. Same thing with Turkey. I used to really like it, but it is pretty much a non-entity in this state, and regretably, it's been several years since I've gotten to hunt them. I could travel out-of-state, of course, but with the needed scouting, etc., I just don't allocate the time. I really enjoy dove shooting, but again, where I live now, it's a one day deal (then they're gone) that occurs about every third year. Usually, they are gone before the Sept. 1 opening, a bummer, because they are here thick mostly all summer.
At one time, Elk would have rated #1, but that was before I started hunting the current 1-4, and it still might be a toss up between #4.

June 18, 2009, 05:31 PM
Waterfowl for me! Then would come small animals (squirrels, rabbits, crows, etc), then deer. The basis pretty much on how much time I have to devote to the types. The more I shoot, the more I like that type of hunting.

June 18, 2009, 08:33 PM
It is difficult to choose between waterfowl and small game. I like them both about the same while big game is up there also it is just tough to get drawn in AZ and expensive and time consuming to hunt out of state.

June 18, 2009, 08:48 PM
I can't stand to sit still too long so I can only walk and hunt. Quail, Pheasant etc.. If I was fast enough to run down a deer and shoot them I'd be all for it. Sitting in a stand all day bores me more than watching grass grow.

June 18, 2009, 08:50 PM
I chose the big game option but in reality anything that has an open season motivates me the same.

June 18, 2009, 09:00 PM
I like deer hunting cause its great practice for what I really love ELK baby! Oh and I have been doing more coyote hunting but I need to work on my tactics cause I don't seem to be killing many lately.

June 18, 2009, 09:16 PM
Big game, deer and elk. Bucks and bulls get it done for me. Squirrel hunting is a lot of fun as well. A good productive bird hunt is good but nothing beats big game. I discovered coyote hunting this past year, and it combines the thrill of big game hunting with a multiple bag limit and long season. If they were good eating it would rank higher for me.

June 18, 2009, 09:26 PM
Dove, by far. One can hunt no other animal while sitting on a cooler talking with friends (in shorts and a t shirt).

June 18, 2009, 09:36 PM
Dove, by far. One can hunt no other animal while sitting on a cooler talking with friends (in shorts and a t shirt).

Yeah, that's what I like about dove hunting. However, one of our annual goose hunts was in shirt sleeve weather this year just before a front that came in that afternoon. Wind was laid, fog about 30 yards up and didn't lift til about 11:00. I mean, my gawd, does it get any better? :D And, the birds were a LOT bigger.


June 18, 2009, 09:54 PM
Not sure why it isn't on your list, but dove are it for me. Lots of action, lots of shooting, good eats. Deer hunts have become a freezer filling activity, hogs are pest control & balistic testing media, while dove are just a blast to blast. Nothing sweeter than a double; I had a buddy come up to me last year after two hours shooting & ask if I had counted my bag. 12 is the daily allowable, I had 24. Woops---

Uncle Mike
June 18, 2009, 10:26 PM
Doves are in the Waterfowl/Upland category.:D


June 18, 2009, 10:55 PM
I chose big game, to me there ain't nothing like being in the tree stand during late fall deer archery.

Harve Curry
June 18, 2009, 11:40 PM
Big game, wether walking, stalking or horse back in the mountains. Glassing for hours.

June 19, 2009, 12:34 AM
Big game and predators.

June 19, 2009, 01:16 AM
Big game by far, esp. stalking elk above 8000 feet in November. Ahhhh... brisk!

And I chuckled at "speed goat," I've lost count of how many I've harvested in CO and WY.

June 19, 2009, 01:24 AM
I like all hunting but I voted for big game. There isn't anything on this planet quite like closing that last 20 yards on a big old cape buffalo bull in the thick stuff, or dodging a herd of PO'ed elephants. The smell of mopane smoke while listening to hyenas light up the African night.

Catching that first spot of sorrel hide across the canyon in a blizzard in the Rockies.Or busting a nasty ole boar out of his swampy bed on a blazing Texas afternoon with a fine double rifle in hand and then rolling him at in full stride with the first barrel.

Listening to my hounds light up on a cougar track at first light in the high country. Busting a quail rising out of a brush pile or folding a greater Canada just as he sets his wings over your decoy.

Watching a coyote come skipping across the sage brush looking for that free meal. The agony of ten days in the high country with nothing to show for but an empty wallet, sore muscles and a life time of memories. It's all good.

I love it all. In fact you could say that I am a bit touched by it.

June 19, 2009, 09:28 AM
Not too many wing shooters. Guess that leaves more birds for me. :D

Uncle Mike
June 20, 2009, 02:08 PM
wow.. with all the turkey huntin' shows on tv, I would have thought the tom turkey would be fairing better.

June 20, 2009, 04:24 PM
I shot a turkey on a spring turkey hunt once. It was great fun and I could really get into it if I had a place to do it. I live in Texas, land of the private ranch and my place ain't got turkeys. There are turkeys around here, just not on land that I can hunt.

June 20, 2009, 04:31 PM
Altho I enjoy all types of hunting, if I could do only one, it would be Turkeys. No other quarry gives you so much opportunity to interact with them before the kill, both visually and acoustically. No other game animal is active all day, every day of the season.....and very few other game animal tell you whether or not you have a chance to kill them today.....and never has a deer given me so much pleasure to work when I don't have a license.

Also at my age, the work that comes after the kill is much easier with Turkeys than it is with big game. 5 minutes after I'm home from Turkey huntin' the meat is in the freezer and I'm lookin' forward to when we can eat it. Butcherin' a deer is a 4 hour project for me.

June 20, 2009, 04:36 PM
Oh!!! wait a min. wrong thred.:D:D
Feather and fur man myself:cool:

June 20, 2009, 07:04 PM
Butcherin' a deer is a 4 hour project for me.

Grinding and stuffing the sausage turns it into an all day deal with me, but it's a labor of love. :D I just have a small grinder, but it beats the hell out of the hand cranker I used to use.

Art Eatman
June 20, 2009, 08:38 PM
I've mostly liked walking-hunting for Bambi. Doing it Sneaky Snake in timber or swamps; working the likely ridges in open country. Nowadays, though, I mostly sit in my 4WD deer blind. :)

Bird-hunting? Love to play with the doves, and out my way the quail are "run-run birds" and they're not only fun but superb eating.

Calling coyotes is a hoot.

Just sittin' and watchin' critters makes a day worth while...

June 20, 2009, 09:05 PM
I gotta group quail, varmints, tree squirrel together. I've got a a special place up in the mountains where I can hunt all these on the same day trip.

Next is elk, but not often enough.

Then deer, pig, bear.

June 21, 2009, 10:47 AM
Bird-hunting? Love to play with the doves, and out my way the quail are "run-run birds" and they're not only fun but superb eating.

It pays to be a track and field athlete if you're going to hunt cotton tops, especially by yourself. Best way is with friends, surround 'em, they gotta go one way or the other, just watch out for crossfire.:eek:

They say those things will run a dog to death. I believe it. LOL I was carrying a .410 contender, though, cause I'd jumped a few cottontails the day before walking and stalking. I'd walk along with my rifle slung muzzle down as I like to do, quick to the shoulder, and my hand on the contender in the UM's shoulder rig. Was walking very slow, still hunt style, and suddenly found myself surrounded by quail. I took one on the flush, eased up on one that landed not too far away, and took him! Okay, I cheated and shot that one on the ground at 15-20 yards, but he ate just as well. THAT was fun, but I had no witnesses. I did come back to camp with two quail for supper, though, and only that .410 contender and a rifle. :D

I've attempted to go after 'em with a shotgun, but I can never get that close to those things on purpose. :rolleyes: I just happened to have the contender at the right time on me that day, but I was really thinking rabbits, not quail.

Dr. Tad Hussein Winslow
June 22, 2009, 09:58 AM
Well, the amount of enjoyment entails not only the hunt, but how much I enjoy eating the kill; therefore, it is tough to beat quail or pheasant with good dogs. And which is why waterfowl & doves don't make the top 5. Upland birds are fun in the field, and mighty mighty tasty fried up later.

Elk and turkey talk back to you, which is exciting, and taste very good, so they'd be tied for 2nd.

Feral hogs is the poor man's grizzly, and don't taste too shabby, so that'd be third.

Sandhill crane (yummy) & deer are up there, but deer are crafty and require a lot of patience and time - can be very frustrating at times.

I've not tried sheep, goats, and similar, but I'd imagine they'd be very exciting, provided you don't die of a stroke or heart attack trudging around the mountains.

Quite sure that nothing would beat the adrenaline rush of dangerous game like elephant, hippo, cape buff, leopard, lion, but gotta save up for that trip.

June 22, 2009, 10:32 AM
Elk and turkey talk back to you, which is exciting, and taste very good, so they'd be tied for 2nd.

I talk to the ducks and geese all the time, just sort of a 1 way conversation. It is rewarding, though. You can tell by their attitudes and actions whether they are responding. It's one of the really cool things about waterfowl hunting.

Native American hunters actually carved and used decoys. That had to be tough hitting 'em with a bow, though, but I guess you could let 'em land in the deeks. Wasn't really done to be sporting back then. :D

June 22, 2009, 05:29 PM
deer dove and pigs in that order I think.

June 22, 2009, 06:41 PM
big game trips my trigger, but that does not mean i don't hunt predators or small game, etc. i'll hunt anything i can get a tag or license for...

and, you will not find me in a tree stand. i tried it once, and think it is the most ridiculous way to hunt ever conceived.

that said, i do live in s.d., which is not exactly noted for its tree population.

June 23, 2009, 10:53 PM
Depends what part of the country I am in. Home (Indiana) it's Whitetails. In Las Vegas it would have to be Hookers! :D

June 24, 2009, 12:39 AM
Dove is IT for me!! I just got a MoJo dove and have to wait another 115 days. but who's counting!!!!

June 24, 2009, 01:37 AM
It's a waterfowl addiction for me:evil:

June 24, 2009, 10:45 AM
Upland birds.

Working with my little red buddy as he tears around in the brush, getting some practical outdoor exercise on a beautiful Fall day, taking shots at moving targets with an old SxS, that's just plain fun and spirtually refreshing.

June 24, 2009, 11:09 AM
Well I would have to go hogs in deep S.E Texas, plenty of the no season and shoot as many as you like with whatever you like! Good times. Dove next , but I am going for bear for the first time in September so this could all change soon...

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