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Any animals you won't kill?

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

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  1. cowssurf

    cowssurf Member

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    "Even today, the natural mortality rate for dove and quail approaches 80%."

    I thought the mortality rate for organisms on earth was 100%.
     
  2. Thernlund

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    Natural mortality rate. That is, death from natural causes, as opposed to being shot.


    -T.
     
  3. 308win

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    Not to pick nits but I believe you are really refering to the annual mortality rate as the actual mortality rate of living organisms is 100%.
    The study indicates less carry-over resulting from several factors such as hunting harvest, milder weather, quality of cover.
     
  4. cowssurf

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    Before anyone gets too carried away, my crack about the 100% mortality rate was just that, a crack. I was only trying to make a joke and nothing more.
     
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    Snakes..... I figure anything that eats bugs, mice, and rats should be left alone to do just that.
     
  6. PercyShelley

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    Interesting thread. Sounds like this is an intensely personal thing.


    Myself, I couldn't kill birds of prey, primates, sirenians, cetaceans or elephants.

    Elephants? I understand the need for proper population control of elephants, especially in places where they're beginning to make themselves a nuisance to humans. Pretty sure I couldn't squeeze the trigger, just the same.

    Cetaceans? I like to eat what I hunt, and I have this gripping fear of mercury poisoning. Again, I understand that in some cases, hunting of cetaceans may be an appropriate population control measure, knee-jerk reaction of certain under informed "environmental" concerns aside. Again, I couldn't pull the trigger, although those harpoon guns are pretty cool.

    Sirenians? Well, to me that's just like clubbing a puppy to death. Pretty sure it will never come up, since I'm unaware of any sirenian populations that need their numbers brought down (sadly).

    As for primates, unless they mean me harm, I would be rather upset at the thought of killing them and doubly so at eating them.

    And killing birds of prey is just low-rent. Good heavens, it used to be that birds of prey were the means by which men hunted!
     
  7. plexreticle

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    Penguins and Sea Turtles are on my no shoot list.
     
  8. DKA

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    I was brought up, if you shoot you get it and eat it, guess if it meant survival would eat almost anything.
     
  9. scythefwd

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    well, pretty much anything is game, but I only hunt deer. I will kill poisonous snakes if they are near my house, and I will kill animals known to carry rabies if they are near my house, else they get a free pass from me.
     
  10. roscoe

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    I only kill what I eat, except in self-defense.
     
  11. Thernlund

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    I'd eat something I shot in self defense. Why waste it. :D


    -T.

    P.S. I do know what you meant though. ;)
     
  12. ara27499

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    And therefore the leading cause of death is birth.:D:D

    ara27499
     
  13. phantomak47

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    I would not and can't understand why anyone would want to hunt
    Giraffes , just about everything else in Africa is fair game.
     
  14. Scratchy

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    Puppies, Kittens, and snakes that leave me alone.
     
  15. 308win

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    Then what do you do, eat it alive?:)
     
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    Please number me amongst those who would hunt just about anything as long as it was (a) Not an irresponsible reduction of the breeding population, and (b) Fun.

    Recreational hunting is about enjoyment, and there is nothing wrong with that.

    Peter
     
  17. Water-Man

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    bear - wolf
     
  18. Claude Clay

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    cause 20 attend the funeral and 10 stay.


    i do my hunting at stop & shop
    stalking the wild tufo....a slippery adversary

    ..........clean up in aisle 2
     
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