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Any animals you won't kill?

Discussion in 'Hunting' started by brigadier, Apr 10, 2008.

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  1. MCgunner

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    Wow, you'd need one HELL of a house to put a Giraffe shoulder mount on the wall! :eek: Got a friend who shot a 6x6 bull elk. He's got 7 ft ceilings. ROFL!
     
  2. 308win

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    MCgunner - If he is he is doing a lot of traveling to find a quite place to woo and sc*** - well, whatever.
     
  3. mr.trooper

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    I believe that God charged man with the care and safety of His creation. As a steward of another's property, it would be irresponsible for me to kill an animal that I didn't have a legitimate need for.

    I know how, and have hunted in the past. I am sure i will do so many more times in the future, but I don't hunt every season, or even every year, because most of the time I don't need to.

    Our family spends a lot on food. 70lbs of venison diverts a LOT of money away from the food budget for long enough that we can use it to pay other bills.
     
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    I do a lot of duck hunting.

    These days I won't shoot mergansers, goldeneyes, sea ducks,......anything that is questionably palatable.
     
  5. Darthbauer

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    I dont shoot animals for the fact that I dont want to have to gut and skin them after I do it. I'd honestly rather go to war and shoot a human than kill an animal for sport.


    Now if the thing was atttacking me, then yeah, id blow the thing away.....



    I still wouldnt gut it though.
     
  6. K3

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    I leave snakes alone. I'm fascinated by them, and they eat rodents.

    I won't kill a javelina. They're legal to hunt, and I see them every now and then, but I don't see the point in shooting one.

    While I don't mind shooting a jackrabbit here and there, I leave the cottontails alone. They're just so darn cute.

    I mostly leave raccoons alone, but if one of them is jacking with one of the few feeders we have on our deer lease, I'll make it a point to go out one night and call near that feeder.

    I'll call in and shoot coyotes all day and leave them for the hogs. Unless one or two has a particularly nice pelt, and I'll tan the hides. Coyote hunting holds me over between deer seasons, and I don't have to pay to do it. Other than fuel to get to the land I have permission to hunt on, that is.

    I don't actively hog hunt much, but the landowner who lets me 'yote hunt said to kill as many as I could, as they were wreaking havoc on his land. Smart buggers though, and since my hog hunting experience is zero, I've only ever heard them a couple of times. I'd like to get a youngin' for some nice ham and bacon. Say an 80 to 100 pounder.

    Deer - I prefer big antlers, but I eat the meat. I'll shoot a doe for herd management purposes, and naturally I eat the meat. I give a lot of deermeat to family and friends too.
     
  7. X-Rap

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    Unicorns and Jackalopes all get a pass with me.
     
  8. H&Hhunter

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    Darth,

    Do you hunt at all? I just curious to know if you have hunted in the past and didn't like the gutting thing or if you just think you wouldn't like it?
     
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    Interestingly enough, I sort of enjoy field dressing deer.
     
  10. Heavy Metal Hero

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    I shoot anything that I see (sans Scrub Jays).

    With that being said, I am a lousy hunter.
     
  11. Ske1etor

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    I'd personally eat a bald eagle if my life depended on it.
     
  12. MCgunner

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    Happiness is a warm gut pile. :D
     
  13. H&Hhunter

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    I guess growing up around agriculture and having been around animal processing my whole life it never has bothered me. Not to mention I've been hunting since I was a small child.My wifes a Veterinarian I've been helping her with surgeries for nearly 20 years. This stuff just never has bothered me.

    My wife did a dissection of a fetal calf for a middle school class this morning. With the exception of one kid who simply wasn't interested in any way shape or form. By the end of the session each and every kid was gloved up and poking and prodding everything they could get their hands on. It is actually fairly unnatural for a even a small child not to be interested in the internals of animals once they get "into" it.

    I've yet to meet anyone who when taught how to process game didn't become interested in it and was still grossed out afterward.

    It doesn't stink, it won't harm you, it's a perfectly natural thing and has been part of the human experience for thousands of years. So to be scared of it is unnatural phobia. If you are scared of animal guts I recommend that you confront it and get that little quirk out of your head.:)
     
  14. cornman

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    There is no animal that I would kill unless i had to. I have hunted small rodents as a youngster, but it always made me feel sick. As I grew and began to understand the wisdom of the life around me I learned that killing, even small creatures is a road that can diminish one soul. I have no problem with others hunting abundant animals for food, but otherwise I see it as a sin.
     
  15. Darthbauer

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    I have hunted dear before. Just didnt like the gutting part. I have a pretty weak stomach. It sucks but theres nothing I can do about it.
     
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    Lions and tigers and bears, Oh My!
     
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    Personally, I'm a member of PETA. (People Eating Tasty Animals).

    All creatures look best next to the mashed potatoes and gravy.
     
  18. Savage Shooter

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    I eat what I kill 95% of the time the other 5% is nucience animals and then theres possums an adult (2yrs) can have 2 litters a year of up to 12 each litter there a nucance they get in my traps before the coons cause they come out before they do i hate them my dad calls me the possumslayer cause I usually get obout 3possums to every coon last weekend i was coyote hunting and had my 12ga with #1 buckshot and I was going through the woods and I saw a possum it went into a thorn bush about 6 inches tall and acted like i couldn't see it got about a foot away and well... needless to say bye bye little devil.:evil:


    hold real still now this is going to leave a mark
     
  19. koja48

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    Personally, I couldn't harvest a Griz (I'm blessed to have observed many), Polar Bear, Elephant, or Whale . . . nothing against those who may have done so or would like to . . . just answering the Op's question as honestly I can, from my perspective. Now if they were posing a threat, why all bets are OFF! Each could represent the "hunt of a lifetime," they're just not on my "to-do" list (plus, paying the taxidermy fees to get a life-sized mount of a whale would seriously compromise. if not totally decimate my retirement plans . . . ).
     
  20. koja48

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    shoot a human

    Regrettably (or not . . . war is hell), I've also done this . . . never had a desire to tag or mount one however . . . to still be alive is sufficient. Darth, may I respectfully suggest you avoid the "Hunting" forum?
     
  21. H&Hhunter

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    Interesting point of view corn are you Buddhist or Hindu?
     
  22. Darthbauer

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    Not saying that I would "mount" one, just saying that if someone is trying to kill me and its me or them, its going to be them. Last time I checked the bears and deers are not out there with hunting rifles and orange vests shooting back. Just don't see sport in killing.


    Or am I just not understanding what your getting at?
     
  23. koja48

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    Or am I just not understanding what your getting at?

    Please see post below . . . my bad . . .
     
  24. GRB

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    I don't get it. Sinc ewhen are rabbits and chipmunks considered scavengers. Skunks may scavenge, but are also fearless hunters.

    Now I would not kill a skunk for food unless desperate - just because of the stink. Rabbits, they are delicious, and I imagine chipmunls would be okay. I would kill whatever I needed to survive in a bad spot.
     
  25. koja48

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    Or am I just not understanding what your getting at?

    You are obviously not understanding . . . if you are NOT a hunter (and I respect your right to to your opinions, likes, & dislikes), why are you perusing the hunting forum? Herein reside discussions about hunting, the harvesting of game, skinning, mounting, stalking, and otherwise processing game animals/birds, and related subjects. I'm glad you would defend yourself, but am perplexed as to why one averse to such activities would frequent this particular area of discussion. If "bears and deers <were> out there with hunting rifles and orange vests shooting back," I'd likely still be out there. My "sport/passion" to enjoy is as rightfully mine as is yours, whatever that may be. Simply stated, there are criitters I do hunt (and with a passion) and those I have no desire to pursue . . . to each his own . . . it's the "life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness thing." And I happen to view it as "hunting," not "killing. God Bless . . .
     
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