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What is your favorite animal to hunt and why?

Discussion in 'Hunting' started by ldlfh7, Apr 24, 2013.

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  1. MCgunner

    MCgunner Member

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    Ducks. I've been doing it a long, long time. Growing up on the Texas coast as a po boy, it was the only thing I could do that I didn't need land for. I had a 12 ft boat and a 3HP Evinrude. :D
     
  2. Don McDowell

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    Antelope, the little buggers can drive you nuts. When you get out on foot and take them on in their territory they are an absolute blast to hunt. I really enjoy sneaking up on them to with in archery distance and poking a hole thru their rib cage with a cast handgun bullet. Flintlocks can put a whole new dimension in frustration when you go up against them. And lately the sharps rifles and paper patch have taken up most of my hunting time.
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  3. v8stang289

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    My favorite are Whitetail deer because season is during my favorite time of the year to be in the woods, it can be challenging at times and they taste great.
     
  4. ridgerunner1965

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    the majestic whitetail buck deer! in many ways the king of north american game animals.hunted by more people than probably any other animal in north america.i can walk out my back door and hunt him for over 2 months a year during various seasons for just a few dollars a year.
     
  5. jim in Anchorage

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    You beat me to it, even the same mt. range. Shame the Chugach are now a drawing hunt.
     
  6. Bobson

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    I read about a Dall Sheep hunt in American Rifleman last year (I think it was AR anyway). It sure sounds like an amazing hunt.

    Me personally, I don't have enough experience to have a favorite prey lol. So far, I like rabbit hunting... I think just getting out there is most of the fun, whether it's a successful hunt or not.
     
  7. theblakester

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    I'm surprised that I'm the 2nd one to say hogs. They have potential to grow huge. They are a nuisance to land owners. They can be very smart and have crazy good noses. There is no season and you can night hunt them.
     
  8. caribou

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    Caribou, because they can give me most anything I need, and are huntable all year round.

    I am what I eat.:D
     
  9. Bobson

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    Probably only because they aren't all over America. Yet? :evil:

    Seems like many people who don't live in areas infested with hogs wish they did, and most people who do wish they didn't. :p The grass is always greener, right?
     
  10. Davek1977

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    I love hunting mule deer. I love hunting in general, but nothing gets my heart racing like seeing a wide antlered mule deer on the horizon. I grew up on a ranch that many mule deer call home. I've literally hunted them in my childhood back yard, and EVERY mule deer I've shot has been within 5 miles of my parent's house, with the vast majority taken on our land. Some consider mulies "dumber" than whitetails....and maybe, on average, thats true. However, I have hunted enough big mulies in my day to honestly believe that a big mulie is every bit as smart, if not "smarter" than a crafty whitetail.
     
  11. WoodchuckAssassin

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    Crows. Why? Because I hate them. Haha!
     
  12. MCgunner

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    I trap hogs. If one comes out when I'm deer hunting, I'll shoot it. If one comes in my back yard I'll shoot it. :D But, I'm sort of passionate about wing shooting and especially ducks and geese. There's so much I enjoy about duck hunting, the calling, the art of the decoy set, or just the morning in the marsh. :D
     
  13. 303tom

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    Rabbit, and if you have ever been & with a good dog you would know WHY.................
     
  14. DM~

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    I did, more than once...

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    I liked crawling through the alders or slowly walking bear trails, tracking brown bear even more, and then there's hunting caribou! (mostly because i really like the place i hunt caribou)

    BUT, my fav is hunting deer in the temporate rainforest, on the islands along the coast of Alaska. I found some fantastic places to hunt those deer and never tired of hunting those spots!!

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  15. Paul7

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    Hogs, taste great, can hunt hear round, challenging, and a relatively inexpensive hunt.
     
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    dirtykid,

    You wrote: "Coyotes for sure,
    If I travel an-hour south, they are so despised that the township will pay me $15 for every male / $25 for females ,, then I take them home and strip-off their fur-jammies and sell the pelt for another $20-$35 each !"

    It's interesting that there is a bounty on coyotes. I have talked to farmers here in CT and NY and they like the coyote as it has rid the pastures of woodchucks!

    The lack of woodchucks has ruined by favorite hunting.

    I have only got a few coyotes and hunting them has not been easy, good or fun for me.
     
  17. Don McDowell

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    Don't underestimate the coyote. They are a lot smarter than many people think. They get call smart almost instantly. So changing up calls, locations and times will up the odds of finding them.
    It's been said by many a sheepman, that the only thing that for sure would of withstood a nuclear attack by Russia was the coyote. And those guys ought to know because nukes are about the only thing they didn't try, and the coyote still flourishes..
     
  18. vincyr

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    I like hunting squirrels. Especially with a rimfire or airgun, though I admit that I have gotten lazy lately and opted to use a shotgun for most of my squirrel hunting.
     
  19. Texan Scott

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    Axis deer. TASTY.
     
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    I love bowhunting whitetail. Duck hunting is a close second, and predator calling makes my top three.
     
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    Prairie Dogs! Lots of shooting, 500-600 shots a day, I use 3-4 rifles, I have 3 cooling down while I'm warming one up. shots range from 100 yrds. to 500 yrds. Its what we call the celebration of the "Red Mist Society".
     
  22. Lethal Threat

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    Wild Hogs for sure. Year round no bag limit. And I like busting caps in their @$$.
     
  23. H&Hhunter

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    Cape buffalo. They offer everything there is to offer in an animal that makes it a game animal. They are smart, dialed in, tough, dangerous at times and almost never react to a bullet the way you think they should. Sometimes they flop over dead from a well placed .375 round and sometimes an equally well placed .400+ round just pisses them off. I also love all of the country they inhabit from the mountains of central Africa to the plains to swamps from desert to rain forest to bush veld.

    In North America it has to be elk followed by the high mountain species such as sheep and goat.

    From a pure fun stand point I love hog hunting and pronghorn hunting too.
     
  24. kwg020

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    Quail. Nothing beats a busted covey of the little buggers. Well, maybe except watching a good dog find that covey. kwg
     
  25. Inebriated

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    Coyotes, because they're jerks.
     
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