Discussion in 'Hunting' started by Captcurt, Feb 12, 2021.
I'd get laughed off one of those hunting shows for my hunting attire. I've probably killed most of my deer in jeans and sweatshirt, but I do wear camo coveralls if its cold out, and a face cover in bow season.
If I'm going to quarter out the meat myself, I do like to take it home and hang it up. If its cold enough outside, I like to let it age a couple days. But most of my field dressing is done on the ground or tailgate of my truck. I shot a small buck last year that was sniffing the gut pile of a doe I took a few days earlier. My intention was coyote bait, but I couldn't pass up good meat from a buck with a screwed up rack. So I guess we're all doing it wrong, but as long as I'm getting meat in the freezer, I'll just keep being wrong.
They are worse than NASCAR for plugging the sponsors.
Mrs and i love our golf cart. If it was 4x4, I could sell my honda
Yep, since January 1st this year, I too discovered that, just like you I've been hunting deer all wrong for 57 years. I discovered it because when the networks changed their broadcast TV channels all around on January 1st this year, we started getting something called "Pursuit" channel, and it's all about hunting, trapping and fishing - that's if, as Patocazador said, you can sit through 23 minutes of commercials for every 7 minutes of watching fat guys in camouflage shoot deer.
Some of the fishing shows aren't too bad though - there's sometimes a cute girl in a bikini or skin tight pants in the background.
I you think you're hunting incorrectly or doing it wrong.....you failed to follow the script of how a TV show works.
Probably a few of us kill game every year, despite a 20% success rate. If you learn from the hunting shows, you end up in the 80% failure group
Only problem I have with ground level is bending over, but if I gut, I prefer to do it on the ground. Better yet is avoid gutting all together.
If you are watching TV you are watching people trying to sell you things. That’s their job and how they make a living. At best it’s not the “right way” anymore than your successful way is “wrong”, just a different way.
One more thing, I didn't know you needed "Pig Oil" to bait pigs, but I always still hunted hogs so what do I know ?
The Pigman is obnoxious... There are a few shows I enjoy watching from time to time but the good old pigman is off the list.
Wool , Duck Cloth , Leather and Smoked a Pipe ! And didn’t have to wear Orange to keep from getting shot.
Years ago my hunting pants were two pair of jeans I used when painting steel beams before they left the shop. There was so much paint on them a briar couldn't even get close to the skin. Wore my VN jungle hat and a Woolrich shirt. I usually had a compass, a knife and a poncho on my belt to sit on whether I had my recurve or a gun.
About 10 years ago in Pike County, Illinois I was cleaning up at a local gas station. A new truck pulling a long trailer that could have hauled a funny car racing team was gassing up. I peaked in the van and saw just about a sporting goods store. I was amazed and asked the driver if he forgot anything at home. He just smiled and said, he brought it all with him. How things have changed.
Behind the times we are.
Every now and then they will have something cool on there, but I dont miss the channels I used to get.
That is another thing that I have noticed about the shows. No respect for the game. You have a , so called , hunter sitting over a feeder. A deer comes in and he or she shoulders the rifle that is in a leadsled, or props the gun barrel on the window sill and yanks the trigger. Then when they reach the animal they act like they just won championship ball game, or possibly having a seizure. I'm sorry but that animal deserves more respect than that.
And while I am on a rant I should bring up the subject of hogs. Everyone who shoots a deer tries to pick a spot for a clean kill. Not so with hogs. It doesn't matter where the crosshair is as long as it is on the animal. I have even heard people say that they gut shoot them on purpose. Guys, this doesn't help the image of hunters when the public sees this on TV. Any animal deserves respect whither it is a deer, hog or squirrel.
However, wearing similar clothes in green, or camo, they’ll near instantly make me and spook. I think they’re conditioned to ignoring brown, or aren’t as alarmed as it looks close to another deer.
Same reason I see so much deer/elk riding in a ranchers truck than on an ATV or walking. They also don’t seem to be alarmed so much by horses.
Like in the movie “Jeremiah Johnson” ; elk (deer) don’t know how many legs a horse has!!!
OR how many heads...
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