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Urban Hunting

Discussion in 'Hunting' started by EricTheBarbarian, Jan 13, 2007.

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  1. EricTheBarbarian

    EricTheBarbarian Member

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    I have lived in the city for the past few years now and do not live out in the country like I would like to. However, I can still easily hunt in the city I just have to use a different technique. Instead of hunting with my rifle or shotgun I simply have been using a steel pipe.
    While living in the city in college I kind of picked up the hobby of dumpster diving. From time to time I would see raccoons and oppossums sitting in there eating. So i decided to come up with a way to hunt these animals. I just look in all of the dumpsters that I know are likely to have food and when I see an animal in there enjoying a meal I just club it with the pipe. I have gotten more huge animals hunting like this than I ever did when I lived in the country. Ive got a freezer full of coon and oppossum and pelts covering half of my small living room wall.
    You'll have a hard time getting as big of an adrenaline rush as you do when you are fighting game animals hand to hand with a pipe. You will be surprised how much wildlife there actually is in the middle of the city. I have not gotten biten as of yet but I have had some close calls and a few animals getting away. I am wondering if anyone else on here has hunted animals like this and if you haven't tried it I reccommend you do. Ill be interested to see what gets posted on here:rolleyes:
     
  2. Rembrandt

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    So much wrong with your senario.....don't know where to start.

    - Probably violated at least several state game laws (out of season) plus the local city codes.

    - no hunting or trapping license. (Fur bearers license?)

    - Some states restrict hunting within so many yards of a residence.

    - Could be charged with animal cruelity by beating critters. (Local TV and animal rights groups would love this story)

    - Risk of rabies is higher in urban areas.

    - carrying a weapon (yes it's only a steel pipe, but intent to kill makes it a weapon).
     
  3. EricTheBarbarian

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    I should have clarified. I have a current hunting license and a fur bearer permit. It says no where in game regulations that it is illegal hunting that way. Coon and oppossum are currently in season right now. How is hiting them in the head any more cruel than shooting them?
     
  4. Rembrandt

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    Don't know what state you're from....I suspect you're just trolling. In Iowa there is a list of permissible weapons that can be used for trapping & hunting, steel pipes are not on the list.
     
  5. MCgunner

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    If it's all legal (I'm skeptical, usually a city ordinance) I guess I'm good with it. Bludgeoning a coon to death? I don't know, I guess some would call that cruel. I've shot a couple of nuisance coons off my front porch at my wife's insistence, but I really don't got nothin' against 'em and I ain't gonna eat one (I know they're edible, and maybe in a SHTF scenario I would). So, I don't hunt coons. I used to run trap lines for 'em back when you could bet 40 bucks for a pelt and 40 bucks was worth more than it is today. I don't see beating one over the head any more cruel than the spring trap. I popped 'em in the head with a .22 to put 'em out, but I mean, they were clamped in that trap for 12 hours sometimes.

    I really don't get the reasoning here unless you're lookin' for survival food. I have lived like that before when I was in college and dirt broke, seined ponds for mud bugs, hunted rabbits and deer in season for food. But, it was in the country. But, at the time, meat was meat. To me anymore, though, hunting is about getting out in the wild, not so much about killin' something. Not much aesthetic about a dumpster in a city. :rolleyes: Think I'll take a pass on that one and keep hunting out in the country.
     
  6. EricTheBarbarian

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    I live in Ohio. http://www.ohiodnr.com/WILDLIFE/regs/smallgame.htm.

    Click the link and you can look at the regulations for small game hunting. I go to college in the middle of the city and since I cannot work full time because of school, I will continue to have very limited funds until I graduate at the end of the summer. The main reason I started hunting like this is just to get a free meal. I made sure I had a license and fur bearer permit in case I am ever stopped by an LEO while hunting like this. Ive had some pretty good sucess and I am just wondering if anyone else has hunted this way.
     
  7. JAMES77257

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    Beating critters, I almost fell on the floor.:D
     
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    I remember what it was like to be hungry and going to school and not have two dimes to rub together, so I, for one, ain't blamin' you for doing what you gotta do to get some food on the table. Don't think I ever ate coon, though, and possums have to be the nastiest critters on the planet. Dude, you gotta be hungry to eat one of those things. ROFLMAO! But, I feel for ya. Trust me, in 20 years or 40, you can look back on these experiences with a smile.:D I probably woulda starved were it not for a deer I shot on my friend's dad's ranch my senior year. LOL! I guarded that venison from my roomates, too. They knew if they touched one piece of round steak, they risked life and limb. :what: :D

    I didn't limit my scrounging to meat. I ate a lot of "yard greens", aka Dandelion greens and nopalitos (small prickly pear pads) as well as the fruits of the prickly pear, and I never missed a dew berry season in spring. Such fare is great and beats the HECK out of Ramen Noodles.
     
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    Please don't feed the troll.
     
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    Of course, we must always follow the rules set by Big Daddy Gubmint...
    Ya do what ya gotta do. If this guy's for real, if TSHTF, he'll be a lot
    better off than those of us who either get our meat in cellophane at the market,
    and still a bit better off than those of us who beg permission to hunt.
    Besides, many 'hunters' I know cart their fat asses out on four-wheelers and
    blast away with the rifle they rarely bother to sight in, and only shoot this time
    of year anyway.
     
  11. Lonestar.45

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    Didn't Ted Bundy start out that way?
     
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    Is possum just as good the second day? I believe that Ramen Noodles would be a better choice.
     
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    I don't see anything wrong with hunting like this. I've killed rabbits, a groundhog and a couple of nutria with a framing hammer. Of course, I wasn't hunting at the time. They were more "targets of opportunity". Killing rabbits with a "rabbit stick" is an ancient method and should be productive in an urban area until the rabbits get educated. You throw the stick at the rabbits, btw.

    I don't know if I'd eat anything I got out of a dumpster, even if I had to drag it out kicking and screaming and beat it to death with a steel pipe. :D I've eaten coon, but passed on possum. There are lots of bunnies in cities. They'll usually run a short ways, stop and turn around and look at you. The woods along interstates and the borrow pits they build the overpasses from usually have a large, resident population of bunnies (and deer, for that matter). These can be productive areas for airgun and bow hunting, too.

    These rabbits are mighty tasty. They've got to be better than garbage fed coon or possum. Do yawl have skunks up there? My Mom's had problems with them getting in her trash in S.E. Va. I'd like to see you kill one of those with a pipe, from a distance, of course. :D

    A country boy can survive.
     
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    All I can say is, you're my new hero.

    An urban coon is nothing but a giant, angry rat. If he was a little bigger and had the brain for it, he'd be beating you to death with a club in a heartbeat. Then he'd steal your car and your woman and go on a month long drunk with your credit cards.
     
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    I beat my critter once a day if it needs it or not.:evil:
     
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    This might well be a troll, but at hungrier times, I've actually been tempted by the variety of game I see on campus. I see several cottontails every night, and quail in the day. I just wouldn't know how to clean them, can't exactly take a dead rabbit into the bathroom and gut it.
     
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    I guess some of you guys don't understand and/or appreciate a joke.
     
  18. Rembrandt

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    If the original post was suppose to be a joke.....the author has about as much skill telling jokes as John Kerry.

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    Yeah, I've killed rabbits with rocks and a crecent wrench once.:D
     
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    I never said the joke was skillful.
     
  21. EricTheBarbarian

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    I am a little surprised that people think this is a made up post or a joke.

    You got it all wrong. Typing posts on here doesn't feed me, but this oppossum does.;)

    I got this one behind an apartment sitting in a dumpster eating some leftover pizza last night. I put the hide in the feezer until I have some time to tan it. The oppossums are alot slower than the coons are. A few hours in the slow cooker and I'll have a nice meal for dinner tonight. It is kinda of like the old saying that goes, "Buy a man a sandwich at McDonalds and he eats for a day, teach him how to hunt critters in the dumpster behind McDonalds he eats for a lifetime." or something like that. That oppossum didn't believe for a minute it was a joke.:D
     

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    Watch out for rabies when ur wrestling with the critters. I would not be shocked if this was illegal...and definitely don't tell PETA or the Humane society. ASPCA sued a guy for beating a rat to death a few years ago.
     
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    I'd have to be pretty darn hungry to eat an opossom:barf:

    Skunk, well now that's a different story!!

    Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
    -------- ------------ --------------------------------
    2 skunks -- skinned and cleaned
    1 tablespoon salt
    water to cover
    2 cups bear fat or lard
    2 egg yolks,beaten
    3 cups milk or cream
    1 1/2 cups flour
    1/2 teaspoon salt
    2 tablespoons baking pow

    Clean and wash the skunks, making sure that the scent glands are removed. Cut
    up into small serving pieces. Put a soup kettle on the stove and add the
    meat. Cover with cold water and bring to a boil over high heat. Lower the
    heat and boil until the meat is tender, about 40 minutes. Remove all the scum
    that rises to the surface. Make a batter by mixing together the egg yolks,
    milk, flour, salt and baking powder. Mix real good until the batter is about
    like cake batter. Heat the bear fat or lard in a deep fryer to about 360
    degrees. Dip the pieces of skunk in the batter and then fry them until golden
    brown. Drain well and serve. Yum, yum.
     
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    Wow...Possum, it's what's for dinner. Hungrier than I am, but, if it's legal, more power to you. No more cruel or inhumane than blasting away at prairie dogs with a .308. At least he's eating what he kills.
     
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    Get a Tetanus shot

    All hunting legality topics aside, how does coon taste? I've heard it's really greasy.
     
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