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Hunting poll

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Nathaniel Firethorn, Aug 31, 2004.

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How would you describe your interest in hunting?

  1. Hunt for sport, trophy hunter

    38 vote(s)
    13.9%
  2. Hunt for food or to get rid of varmints

    122 vote(s)
    44.7%
  3. Don't hunt, but would if I needed to do the above

    100 vote(s)
    36.6%
  4. Don't hunt and wouldn't

    13 vote(s)
    4.8%
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  1. Nathaniel Firethorn

    Nathaniel Firethorn Member

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    Just curious where peoples' attitudes lie.

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  2. sm

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    Squirrel tails are considered "prized trophy's" to folks that tie flys for fishing....don't forget. :)
     
  3. Tierhog

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    I hunt, but not solely for sport, nor solely for food. I eat what I shoot but I shoot only what I want. Mostly my hunting trips are spent with my father and brother and that's enough for me.
     
  4. cracked butt

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    Deer, squirrels, pheasants, ducks, geese, grouse.... yum, nature's grocery store:cool:
     
  5. SMLE

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    I have hunted, and would do it again, I just don't have the time or inclination right now.
     
  6. 444

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    I am a sport hunter.
    I like the whole experience: camping and exploring remote areas, not being at work, spending quality time with my dog, the guns, enjoying nature, etc.

    I don't need the food.
    Hunting may keep nature in balance, but that isn't why I hunt.

    All that being said, I am not a "big" hunter. I don't even hunt every year. If I lived in an area where it was easy to do, I probably would, but I don't. I don't spend a lot of money to do it, so I don't go on guided out of state hunts and stuff like that.
     
  7. El Tejon

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    Don't hunt, but I bankroll it!

    I vote "I pull the wagon for others."
     
  8. Ky Larry

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    We have a 226 acre farm. I shoot ground hogs, crows, and coyote's. I don't hunt for food but I have before and would again to feed my family. I'm a non-hunter, not an anti-hunter. As long as hunters obey the law, I have no problem with them.
     
  9. jsalcedo

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    I don't hunt because I'm a vegetarian.

    However, I have no problem with others doing it.
     
  10. Sylvilagus Aquaticus

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    I hunt for meat. I don't hunt for antlers.

    I hunt to reduce the varmints that the local natural predators can't/don't take care of to balance out the ecological equasion.

    I hunt because it helps define who I am, both to myself and to my family and friends.

    I hunt because it's as much a social occasion as the quest for meat.

    I hunt, therefore I am.


    Regards,
    Rabbit.
     
  11. RAY WOODROW 3RD

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    FOOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Hunt for food AND sport.

    I personally believe that it is a skill that needs to be maintained "just in case" the food mart goes out of business and my young ones need a meal. Nothing in the world like a deer roast!

    "When" the SHTF you should know that your welcome at Buckeye pdmoderator just bring your guns!

    RW3
     
  12. WhoKnowsWho

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    I wouldn't mind varminting, nor regular hunting if I knew all the meat was going to good use and someone who knew how to do it, did it. The quail hunting I did once was a good hike too.
     
  13. TrapperReady

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    You need something between options 1 and 2. I would say that I sport hunt for food. I don't need to bird hunt, but I like to. I also like the way the little buggers taste. I also like to roam the fields with my dog.

    I deer hunt for sport, but will gladly fill a doe tag (and my freezer) if a decent-sized one comes into range.

    IMO, I could largely care less why folks hunt or don't. The only thing I can't abide is when non-hunters give hunters a bunch of grief about it. I never thought I'd quote Montgomery Gentry in public, but the phrase "You do your thing, I'll do mine" is some good advice.
     
  14. jefnvk

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    Again, between 1 and 2. I don't really need to eat duck, but is a GREAT reward for participating in the sport.
     
  15. Black Majik

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    Honestly I've never hunted, but if I was to, it'd before food or varmint reasons.

    Plus I've been curious about what it means to have a "wild taste" to it. Never had deer yet. :eek:

    I am interested in trying out hunting, but I have no one to go with, no one to teach me, no rifle and mainly no knowledge of really what the hell to do.

    So... I'll stick to paper targets and steel gongs. :D
     
  16. strambo

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    I voted for #3 as it was the best choice for me...but why would I ever "NEED" to hunt for sport/trophy?:confused: Ah, I might have a blank space to fill on the den wall in my next house...nevermind.:D
     
  17. Feanaro

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    I picked sport, because I honestly don't NEED the food I hunt for. But on the other hand I can't find Quail or Deer meat, for example, at Wal-Mart and I really like both. But, back on the sporting sporting, I hunt because I enjoy it. Back to my non-sporting, I don't hunt the biggest bucks. Killing off the best animals only makes the later generations smaller and smaller, so I think. But a big 'ol pair of antler over the fireplace would sure look great... I have almost as many waffles here as Kerry. :D
     
  18. Piney

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    I hunted for years, but haven’t for about 15. Last night I stopped at a friends and he wanted me to try his venison sausage. It was the best sausage I ever had. He takes a lot of deer every year, last year six, and he takes them to a local butcher and gets everything back vacuum packed. Mighty modern if you ask me. I could shoot as many deer as I wanted from my back porch…I don’t know that sausage was awful good.
     
  19. FullClip

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    Had to choose #1. I don't hunt birds and bunnies so much for the food (heck, I'd be starving if I had to rely on my hunting luck!!:D ) But I do eat what I shoot with the exception of varmits. I try to keep the coyote, skunk, crow populations in check to let more young partridge reach maturity (and with some luck my bean pot!!:D )

    Getting to lazy for deer hunting, and as I work away from home a lot don't want to fill up a freezer then have to leave for several months.
     
  20. Langenator

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    I'm really between #1 and #2. I do it for the fun and challenge (sport), but not for trophies. And if I kill it, I eat it, unless it's diseased or otherwise unsafe to do so.
     
  21. Nathaniel Firethorn

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    Ray, I appreciate the invite. And likewise, there's a place for you in my modest bungalow in the Greater Princeton Anschluss Zone if you ever need it. Since the deer population control is mostly by starvation and Volvo here, it oughta be good hunting. :D

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  22. TerryBob

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    What Rabbit said, word for word.

    TerryBob
     
  23. Carlos Cabeza

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    I didn't vote because I hunt as much for sport as I do for the food. Primarily I hunt because I like all the tasty vittles that the almighty has provided for me to harvest, and if, on the off chance, I get to bag a bruiser or a 12" bearded gobbler, that makes it all the more exciting.
     
  24. DigMe

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    Piney,

    You should try my mom's chicken fried deer steak. Incredible...mouth-watering.

    Venison is so much better for you than most farm-raised beef as well. No unnatural ingredients injected or given to the deer and it's leaner than beef. You just have to be more careful not to overcook it than you do with beef.

    brad cook
     
  25. DevilDog

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