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Animals that are the cause of emotional strife when hunted.

Discussion in 'Hunting' started by H&Hhunter, May 10, 2011.

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  1. Kendal Black

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    I know it's hard to take, but there are places--civilized ones--where eating horsemeat is considered okay, and tasty.

    In some countries they eat puppies.

    Out west, "a good horse" or "a good dog" has associations folks might not have elsewhere... More like a partner than an entrée.
     
  2. Art Eatman

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    Ah, Cowgirl, little cricket! :D Zombies, as in the voodoo Caribbean walking dead, okay? Folks got to talking about the proper armament for the end of the world as we know it, or when the bad brown stuff hits the rotating impellers, and that led to others teasing them for worrying about attacks by hordes of zombies. And, senses of humor for some of us being rather warped ("rather"?) the whole zombie thing has grown.

    I and H&H and others have discovered that getting bigger is mandatory, but growing up is optional. You can guess what option we chose. My own claim to fame is that I have pushed adolescence beyond all previous limits. I have no clue what I'll be if I ever grow up.

    (Thread drift? Me? It is to laugh. Ha.)
     
  3. HOOfan_1

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    I've never understood the thing girls have for horses. I've always pretty much hated horses. Horse people have destroyed more than one of my hunting spots over the years. I don't have much use for ferral or invasive species. Wait, are humans invasive species?
     
  4. Kendal Black

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    The horse is an invasive species in the Americas.

    I prefer a jeep to a horse, but you cannot get another mile out of a jeep by rubbing its nose and saying it is a good horse, and a fine horse, and you have sacks of sugar where you are going.

    Horses make me sneeze. Loratadin helps.
     
  5. JustACowgirl

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    Art, you are one odd individual. :rolleyes: But then again I guess we all are. :neener:

    As for that, more of my horsey friends are guys than gals. :neener:

    Maybe I shouldn't post on threads like these. All of a sudden, I have provoked more of a response than I intended!
     
  6. ZeroJunk

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    Don't take it to heart, it's just a forum.
     
  7. W.E.G.

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    I worry about killing bugs by accident.

    I was hauling target frames around in the pits yesterday, and I came across the biggest millipede I've ever seen. Amazing creature. I was so afraid I'd step on him by accident. That would have been really, really bad karma.

    I'm very happy to report that he was still cruising the catwalk, and minding his own business when I cleared out of there.

    Not really a hunting story, but at least as "rational" as the folks who get all bent out of shape if somebody legally kills a game animal.
     
  8. scallop

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    Please do not let the Zombies know about all them feral horses, next thing you know we will have Zombie Cavalry units roaming the hills. Just not sure if I could deal with that...............:eek:
     
  9. HOOfan_1

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    There are people over in India who sweep the path in front of them so they will not step on a bug...
     
  10. JustACowgirl

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    OK, now that is seriously funny! In a really sick, warped sort of way.
     
  11. caribou

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    Mountain Man Huge Glass "Lord Grizzly" who crawled across Montana with a broken leg and a near scalping after being mauled by a Bear and abandoned for dead had a saying I am fond of, and my wife lives by...

    "Meat is Meat".......

    The wife, she's a better shot than I and when were zooming across Montana a few weeks back remarked on how fat the beef were and that it was too bad we couldnt hunt them ...... :D made smile inside...
     
  12. buck460XVR

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    ........all the more reason to post! Variety and active discussions are the lifeblood of any internet forum. Without, they are dead. Those that accept the fact that other folks have opinions and that they are not necessarily wrong, just different, display intelligence and maturity. Those that don't are just narcissistic and immature. Altho I don't always agree with fellow posters here, I do respect their opinions......and every once in a while, they change my mind.
     
  13. hogcaller

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    You know those sharp pointy teeth in your mouth called canines????? They are proof that GOD created us to eat meat! Bottom line.....end of story! It's your own personal agenda to pick and choose what meat you prefer........:D
     
  14. Ole Humpback

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    Thank you for posing that possibility scallop. Now I will make sure to add a large bore, large powder charge Sharps cartridge to my firearm list. Something in the 50-90 to 50-110 class should suffice for zombie cavalry.

    As for animals that cause me emotional strife, the only thing that I felt sad about was the deer I got this last season. My friend took me hunting and he winged it from his stand (he was about 200yds from me) and it ran over to my stand where I proceeded to finish it off. It looked in pain the whole time until I put two slugs into it to put it down for good.
     
  15. Art Eatman

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    "I was so afraid I'd step on him by accident. That would have been really, really bad karma."

    Yeah; would have certainly upset his podiatrist, too...
     
  16. H&Hhunter

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    But what about the children? Shouldn't they be armed with Howda pistols in case zombies ever domesticate horses?
     
  17. wankerjake

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    Ah Hugh Glass, I'm not sure I believe the story but damn... a tough SOB!


    Well since you brought it up, I hate cooked corn. It's so much better uncooked. Except canned corn, when I'm fishing. If I could only save some for the fish, Id be a much better fisherman:D
     
  18. caribou

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    I wonder what emtional strife a Frenchman would have if I ate this here Arctic Treefrog....

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    Frogs.......Seems to be the Omen of the day here inthe Arctic.....The rapture taday and all, Global warming .....I swear I saw the Geico Gecko jumping tree to tree a couple days ago, and several drunks have reported seeing snakes.....
     
  19. Art Eatman

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    I'm all enraptured over delivering a rifle to a buddy of mine so he or his wife can play Ma Bell if necessary. Even got paid!

    Thinking about it, critters about which I get all emotional are those which outsmart me. Like the buck I figured that I'd shoot after he came out of the gully. Forty years ago, and he hasn't come out yet! Or the coyote that sat down behind a bush to scratch a flea. Dangfino where he went! Grossly unfair, sez I!
     
  20. Cob

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    May 21st Rapture - came true for this squirrel today

    Just got back from Disney World with family, while there i was amazed at the squirrels. These critters would not move as I walked by; came with inches of several that just sat there, same way with some rabbits... How does this become emotional, you might ask?

    I was walking along by a rather crowded pool at Coronado Springs resort today, minding my own business, when this squirrel bolts across the sidewalk... All i saw was a gray streak for a split second that ran straight towards/under me...He ran right under my foot, as i was walking...All i heard was a crunch, snap, pop; my foot hit something soft as i was in "downstep" and the little guy started kicking his last few kicks.

    Parents just stared at me in disbelief, & Kids started looking at me like i was the "Squirrel Murderer"... I sort of froze, reached down, grabbed him by the twitching tail, and did an underhand toss in the thickest, closest, (manicured) flowerbed within range...:eek: Drops of blood sprayed the sidewalk, As I tried explaining, then gave up, and continued walking

    This little guy caused some emotional stress to onlookers today, and i heard three different lanquages saying???
    ( i had a small pocket knif in my pocket, thought of skinning him on the spot, for an easy meal, but decided against it... think Knifes maybe illegal in the park)
     
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    From the bottom of page 1-lynx-I understand it is very good eating.

    We just finished a nice beaver dinner. Most trappers just throw away or feed to the dogs. One day many will get eaten, maybe sooner than you think.
     
  22. caribou

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    HEY!! I can relate to an awsome Beaver dinner!!!!

    Muskrats too :D

    My oldest daughter brought a nice 60LB Buck Bever and skinned it quite well. Killing and caring for it didnt phaze her a bit, but brought out the joy in being able to help provide for 12 in the house ...:)

    He's a Roasting as I write :neener:


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    If your really emotional, think of all the trees that have been spared ......

    Save the tree, Eat the Beaver :D
     
  23. jono

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    Elephant are an emotional experience. While I've never been the "Official Killer" of one, I've been "Involved" in the culling of a number of family groups in and around Kruger in SA.

    I do not in any way question that "X" number of elephants need to be culled to maintain a healthy population for a given carrying capacity.

    They (the elephant) are definitely aware of what's going on when the group is being culled.
    (Much different than popping off a fawn for the pot while mom runs blithely away.)

    (The practice of killing all of the members of a family group was apparently instituted due the propensity of individuals to behave very badly when members of their group were culled)

    We are the alpha predator, and as such are responsible for keeping things in balance.

    They are really good to eat.


    I would probably do it again, given the opportunity, but I had the definite sense that we were killing a more sentient creature, and I personally needed to justify the obvious distress we were inflicting in light of the greater good.

    I've not had this experience with other, even more objectively intelligent creatures.
     
  24. mopar92

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    The African guides WILL hunt out the big cats. They will do anything for $1. I'm all about some hunting, but I think we should leave the big cats alone for a while, and keep an eye on their counts in years to come .
     
  25. Art Eatman

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    mopar92, one problem with some of the big cats: It's really difficult to do a headcount on some species. Leopard, for sure. Just like the US cougars. Critters which are sneaky and nocturnal quite often are more common than usually thought.

    Every now and then, some Sierra Club type in Austin will jump up and yowl about the cougar being endangered in Texas. Snort! Around here, sometimes, we're bum deep in lion poop. Doesn't mean they're commonly seen, and tracks only show up where it's soft dirt. We're a little short of soft dirt. :)
     
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