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Old 09-30-20, 12:16 AM
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Originally Posted by SurferRosa View Post
I'd like to hunt "the most dangerous game."
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Before, we used every part of the buffalo, but the white men shoot them only for their wings.

I think hunting is pretty ridiculous, but mostly in the same way most hobbies are. The recent grim march of large game extinction is only the bitter end of what we’ve been doing since the Pleistocene. Nearly everything else has been either killed off or over fed by the replacement of prairie with neat rows of crops, with the occasional city for flavor
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Old 09-30-20, 05:24 AM
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Old 09-30-20, 07:43 AM
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Originally Posted by fords4life View Post
Some very broad generalizations in this thread so far. I hunt and am proud to do so. If I kill it, I know how it's been handled and it's as organic as it gets. Hunting and fishing to feed your family, friends, etc. is as natural as it gets and is good for the environment. We always pick up trash if we see it out hunting, or even out target shooting for that matter.
I wouldn't totally give a pass to thinking eating hunted meat is always safe and 'organic'

One example:
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/...at/2926840002/
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Old 09-30-20, 07:51 AM
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Originally Posted by PedalingWalrus View Post
I wouldn't totally give a pass to thinking eating hunted meat is always safe and 'organic'

One example:
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/...at/2926840002/
What does CWD have to do with being organic or safe? If you're in an area where CWD has been found, you get the animal tested before you consume, simple as that. CWD is yet another reason for responsible herd management. It's been proven time and time again that over crowding of herds causes CWD to explode in populations. Still no known cases of CWD transferring to humans either, although there is a human version called Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease. CWD is nasty stuff in deer and elk populations though and is something I hope they can find a way to eradicate.
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Old 09-30-20, 07:57 AM
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It means that when you shoot something in the woods and intend to eat it ... don't assume you got the holy grail of goodness. That's all.



Originally Posted by fords4life View Post
What does CWD have to do with being organic or safe? If you're in an area where CWD has been found, you get the animal tested before you consume, simple as that. CWD is yet another reason for responsible herd management. It's been proven time and time again that over crowding of herds causes CWD to explode in populations. Still no known cases of CWD transferring to humans either, although there is a human version called Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease. CWD is nasty stuff in deer and elk populations though and is something I hope they can find a way to eradicate.
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Old 09-30-20, 12:29 PM
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They got magnificent healthy Whitetail up here. I guess the winters keep them from overpopulating. But I don't really like gamey venison except in chili and jerky. What I like is elk. But once you shoot one at their dusk watering hole they won't be there through at least the next couple of hunting seasons. Uncanny how savvy to that they are. The cows are who decides where they go, not the bulls, and they know when the season starts and stops.
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Old 09-30-20, 12:36 PM
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Originally Posted by PedalingWalrus View Post
It means that when you shoot something in the woods and intend to eat it ... don't assume you got the holy grail of goodness. That's all.
Same with drinking water in the woods.
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Old 09-30-20, 12:56 PM
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Old 09-30-20, 01:34 PM
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Originally Posted by FiftySix View Post
Same with drinking water in the woods.

correct. the overall quality of water in some states varies greatly compared to other states and so does the need to filter/purification


FWIW - I am not anti hunting. I am more of an 'agnostic' on this issue :-)
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Old 09-30-20, 02:01 PM
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Originally Posted by FiftySix View Post
Same with drinking water in the woods.
When did drinking water give someone an incurable prion disease?
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Old 09-30-20, 02:26 PM
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Originally Posted by wgscott View Post
When did drinking water give someone an incurable prion disease?
Simply agreeing with PedalingWalrus' comment " . . . something in the woods and intend to eat it* ... don't assume you got the holy grail of goodness".

*or drink

Reminds me why I drink beer in some countries.
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Old 09-30-20, 03:00 PM
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Originally Posted by SurferRosa View Post
I'd like to hunt "the most dangerous game."
I very much enjoy hunting other humans with a paintball marker.
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Old 09-30-20, 03:48 PM
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Backcountry water even after filtration/purification can also be highly mineralized resulting in vomiting or worse contain arsenic.
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As a youth I was on a farm with 2 shallow ponds and plenty of timber. I done the hunting and think I done it well. Rabbits and squirrel were often on the table. During the spring and fall Mallards were harvested. My uncle had a fish market on the Mississippi that kept us in fish when the bite was off for us.
Tonight we had a fine meal of bluegill fillets and Squash. (I didn't shoot the squash) lol .
The small town I live in has a law against trapping. ( includes live traps) the squirrels here are literally starving. They eat there way into trash cans and eves of roofs to make nests. The coons strip the fruit trees for anything for food.
For those of you that don't believe hunting should exist in any form .---- Be careful what you wish for.
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Old 09-30-20, 09:57 PM
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Originally Posted by Olefeller77 View Post
As a youth I was on a farm with 2 shallow ponds and plenty of timber. I done the hunting and think I done it well. Rabbits and squirrel were often on the table. During the spring and fall Mallards were harvested. My uncle had a fish market on the Mississippi that kept us in fish when the bite was off for us.
Tonight we had a fine meal of bluegill fillets and Squash. (I didn't shoot the squash) lol .
The small town I live in has a law against trapping. ( includes live traps) the squirrels here are literally starving. They eat there way into trash cans and eves of roofs to make nests. The coons strip the fruit trees for anything for food.
For those of you that don't believe hunting should exist in any form .---- Be careful what you wish for.
I was setting a Catch em Alive trap for the pesky armadillo that was tearing up the yard. But kept catching the outside cats.. Was going to release the armadillo in a local creek where there is plenty of stuff to eat that isn’t my yard.
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Originally Posted by noisebeam View Post
Backcountry water even after filtration/purification can also be highly mineralized resulting in vomiting or worse contain arsenic.
I won't drink the water from anywhere near old mining claims. In some places I'll drink right out of the creek.
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Originally Posted by noisebeam View Post
Backcountry water even after filtration/purification can also be highly mineralized resulting in vomiting or worse contain arsenic.
We pump water directly from an underground stream and drink it unfiltered. My only regret it that it doesn't have fluoride.

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I don't like hunting because it means hurt animals, I love animals too much to kill them. Also hate when hunters take pictures with dead bodies. (I am not attacking or judging anyone, only my thoughts)
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Originally Posted by Zinger View Post
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They got magnificent healthy Whitetail up here. I guess the winters keep them from overpopulating. But I don't really like gamey venison except in chili and jerky. What I like is elk. But once you shoot one at their dusk watering hole they won't be there through at least the next couple of hunting seasons. Uncanny how savvy to that they are. The cows are who decides where they go, not the bulls, and they know when the season starts and stops.

Yes, it is astounding how perceptive they are to danger. I hunt my yard in season with a bow. Right this moment I guarantee I could walk out and there are likely 12-15 of them laying in the woodline. The moment one gets taken they will change their movement to only be active around here during the dark up till season is over...then they will be right back.

As to "gaminess" there are a couple of points. If you spook a deer don't take it. Adrenaline ruins the flavor. In the case that you did, try soaking in (there are a few) a brine mix (or) buttermilk/regular milk (or) my favorite cola to use is Dr Pepper. You will find that if you drop it straight off, it never was alerted, that the meat is totally different and FAR FAR better.
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I might mention that I no longer need to hunt. I do fish often. When I was hunting there were no deer here yet. The deer came in in the late 60s and later to a lesser extent the mtn. lion followed.
I am more than ready to start frying an end to the squirrel problem though.
I the area where I live we don't take well to people burning our downtowns. I'd bet my red hat it won't start here. To many hunters.
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Yup I love to fish mostly catch and release. I will keep a few for CPR Catch and Release then into the Grease. Funny thing I witness was a friend that shot a squirrel on my old ranch. Cooked it halfway then tried to serve it to his wife She blew a gasket and sent us to the local burger joint. A few months later she filed for divorce and I told him don’t ask me to testify on your behalf because I’m not going to lie. The squirrel looked like a skinned half cooked rat on a plate. I wouldn’t eat that thing either. He said she went home for the weekend and never came back. I was like what did you expect? Thank goodness their daughter came out great because of her mother and no diet of half cooked squirrels...
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That is some funny stuff there. Half cooked I couldn't tolerate. I might not be able to eat squirrel these days . Last time for me was around 40 yrs ago and lard was the lube of choice for frying most things. That lard upped the flavor on most things. As I recall squirrel was delicious for my younger tastes and long days of hard honest work might have kept the arteries open. lol . I better check local and see if the squirrels here have personal injury lawyers to protect them from folks like me. lol
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