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Title: Any hunters here?
Post by: stlaleman on November 16, 2012, 11:12:59 PM
My deer season ended yesterday with a 205 pound 8 point whitetail buck. Anyone else do any good. Brewing Big Buck Old Ale tomorrow!
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Post by: hopfenundmalz on November 16, 2012, 11:43:22 PM
Not a hunter,but you got a good one.

Deer season is a holiday for some in Michigan.
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Post by: thebigbaker on November 17, 2012, 01:03:46 AM
Great score!  I've never been hunting but my friends have asked me to go with them.  I'll take them up on it one year, but I think I'll have to find this sign first:

(http://i1222.photobucket.com/albums/dd494/thebigbaker/723205.jpg)
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Post by: hopfenundmalz on November 17, 2012, 03:31:53 AM
Great score!  I've never been hunting but my friends have asked me to go with them.  I'll take them up on it one year, but I think I'll have to find this sign first:

(http://i1222.photobucket.com/albums/dd494/thebigbaker/723205.jpg)
That is legal in Michigan. The hunters have had to switch to other things like sugar beers beets as corn is too expensive.

The deer population is out of hand here.
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Post by: tschmidlin on November 17, 2012, 07:51:15 AM
I don't hunt either, but I sure love some venison.  That's a big deer stlaleman, well done!
Title: Any hunters here?
Post by: theDarkSide on November 17, 2012, 02:41:40 PM
I used to hunt growing up in VT.  This was back in the day when I'd get home from school and walk thru town into the woods carrying my 30-30, past an elementary school.  Boy times have changed.

I stopped hunting when I moved to NY in the early '90's, where you carry a gun for a totally different reason.  When I moved to NH, I just never hot back into it.

Luckily most of my family in VT still hunts so I have a supplier of venison, turkey, and they even got a moose this year.
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Post by: dcdwort on November 17, 2012, 04:19:13 PM
Nice buck!   I hunt every year here in Colorado.  This season I got a nice cow elk and will go antelope hunting in about 3 weeks.  I hunt elk in the first elk-only season so I don't do much mule deer hunting now.  The rancher where I antelope hunt has 60 sq miles!  Been going there for 15 years and always get an antelope.
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Post by: stlaleman on November 17, 2012, 07:38:05 PM
Elk is very good eating! Someday, I'll head west to hunt antelope!
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Post by: gmac on November 17, 2012, 07:49:12 PM
Nice.  Work has prevented me from hunting for the past few years but I think a crossbow is in my very near future.  We have so many deer around here that it's crazy.  Farmers want you to take as many as you can cause they are doing major crop damage.
More likely I'll hit one with my truck though....
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Post by: weazletoe on November 17, 2012, 09:24:51 PM
I don't hunt but Mrs. Weaze does. In fact, I just bought her a new Savage 270. She didn't actually shoot anything this year, but did manage to tag a nice roadkill. So, we have some nice steaks, roasts, 30# of sausage, and 30# of jerky.
Title: Re: Any hunters here?
Post by: stlaleman on November 17, 2012, 09:51:59 PM
I don't hunt but Mrs. Weaze does. In fact, I just bought her a new Savage 270. She didn't actually shoot anything this year, but did manage to tag a nice roadkill. So, we have some nice steaks, roasts, 30# of sausage, and 30# of jerky.
That's a nice gun, I use a Savage 110 in 308. Its dropped every deer I've shot at.
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Post by: dcdwort on November 17, 2012, 11:33:01 PM
If anyone ever needs to come to Colorado for hunting season, let me know.  Most everything, deer, elk, antelope is drawing only for the most part.  Out of state tags are expensive also.  But let me know and we can maybe hook up.
Title: Any hunters here?
Post by: majorvices on November 18, 2012, 12:30:14 AM
I live on 7 acres of mountain land that is surrounded by thousands of acres of wilderness which encompasses a hunting club. Damn hunters rumbling their pick up trucks and running their damned four wheelers all over my mountain and throwing their bud light beer cans all over the mountain and ruining perfectly good hiking weather. I f'ing HATE hunting season.

I do let my neighbor tag me a doe for my freezer every year. But it's not worth the three months of hunting season by any stretch of the imagination.

Personally, I think we should make hunting season July and August and let the damn hunters deal with ticks and chiggers and mosquitos and rattlesnakes rather than giving them the best time of the year to go out in the woods just to sit in a damned tree stand.
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Post by: stlaleman on November 18, 2012, 12:52:21 AM
I live on 7 acres of mountain land that is surrounded by thousands of acres of wilderness which encompasses a hunting club. Damn hunters rumbling their pick up trucks and running their damned four wheelers all over my mountain and throwing their bud light beer cans all over the mountain and ruining perfectly good hiking weather. I f'ing HATE hunting season.

I do let my neighbor tag me a doe for my freezer every year. But it's not worth the three months of hunting season by any stretch of the imagination.

Personally, I think we should make hunting season July and August and let the damn hunters deal with ticks and chiggers and mosquitos and rattlesnakes rather than giving them the best time of the year to go out in the woods just to sit in a damned tree stand.
Seems you are a bit bitter.....if it truly is wilderness then any vehicular traffic would be outlawed. Maybe if you joined in you would enjoy it more.
Title: Any hunters here?
Post by: majorvices on November 18, 2012, 12:53:21 AM
Bitter? Yeah, I f'ing hate hunting season. ;)

Used to hunt, I don't find sitting in a tree stand freezing my ass off very enjoyable, personally. Have a lot of friends who do it.*

Oh, and it truly is wilderness and I don't know where you are from but there aren't those kind of laws in Alabama.

* I should probably point out, I only really hate the hunters that throw their beer cans all over the place. The other ones I just mildly disrespect. ;)
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Post by: stlaleman on November 18, 2012, 01:10:18 AM
Used to work for the Forest Service, I know what wilderness is and the laws that protect it. If you have wilderness there, then report the illegal activity. Nation wide, designated wilderness is protected. If you are not part of the solution you are part of the problem.
Title: Any hunters here?
Post by: majorvices on November 18, 2012, 01:16:21 AM
Maybe my definition of "wilderness" is wrong but it is thousands of acres literally stretching mostly unmarred about 110 miles to Tennessee. And it is mostly privately owned. There is a huge swath of land owned by the folks who own Jack Daniels about a half mile behind my house. The amount of wildlife is incredible. Pretty awesome place, for sure.

I don't see how I am part of the problem. Enlighten me how I kick people out of hunting on their private land. I would like to become a solution for that!

Seriously, ya'll go and enjoy your hunting. Just don't throw you beer cans all over the place and, for heaven's sake, what did you guys do before the four wheeler was invented???
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Post by: hopfenundmalz on November 18, 2012, 01:22:23 AM

Seriously, ya'll go and enjoy your hunting. Just don't throw you beer cans all over the place and, for heaven's sake, what did you guys do before the four wheeler was invented???

Four legged creatures like horses and pack mules.
Title: Any hunters here?
Post by: majorvices on November 18, 2012, 01:24:52 AM
I can remember my uncle dragging a deer a mile or more in the snow in PA to his truck. Never saw a mule. ;)
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Post by: stlaleman on November 18, 2012, 01:27:39 AM
One, I do not drink or throw out beer cans while hunting. Wilderness is clearly defined and protected. Private land is private and what one does on his land, as long is legal is fine. Lumping all hunters as beer can throwing....is the same as calling all homebrewers alcoloholics. Wrong. What you have might be nice, but clearly not wilderness hence what they do is legal.
 Also, I drug my deer a half mile, vehicles weren't allowed off the road.
Title: Any hunters here?
Post by: majorvices on November 18, 2012, 01:31:08 AM
I don't think I said "all hunters throw beer cans." Just said I hate the ones who do. What do you hunters do to curb that problem? If you are not part of the solution .... :)

Alright. I've had my little bit of yearly half drunken fun busting hunter's chops. Makes me feel better and cuss less. Thanks for listening. I'll back out of your thread now.
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Post by: hopfenundmalz on November 18, 2012, 01:33:54 AM
Wilderness is clearly defined and protected. Private land is private and what one does on his land, as long is legal is fine.

I agree.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wilderness_Act
Title: Any hunters here?
Post by: majorvices on November 18, 2012, 01:35:49 AM
Betcha the deer don't know the difference. ;)

Wilderness - Noun
An uncultivated, uninhabited, and inhospitable region.
A neglected or abandoned area of a garden or town.
Synonyms
desert - waste - wasteland - wild
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Post by: erockrph on November 18, 2012, 05:45:13 AM
Just got back from deer camp in NH. Froze my ass off, kicked my ass hiking miles over mountains day after day, and the only thing I ended up killing was a bunch of beers. Already looking forward to next year :)

The highlight of the trip was definitely watching the Taurid meteor shower on a gin-clear night, miles from any trace of light pollution.
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Post by: tschmidlin on November 18, 2012, 05:52:49 AM
Just got back from deer camp in NH. Froze my ass off, kicked my ass hiking miles over mountains day after day, and the only thing I ended up killing was a bunch of beers. Already looking forward to next year :)
But you packed out your empties, right?
Title: Re: Any hunters here?
Post by: erockrph on November 18, 2012, 04:28:47 PM
Yep. At least the ones that weren't full of Skoal drippins. Blech.
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Post by: redbeerman on November 19, 2012, 12:56:15 PM
An avid hunter buddy of mine has this on his tool chest, it makes me laugh every time I read it.

(http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/kk32/redbeerman/042.jpg)
Title: Any hunters here?
Post by: majorvices on November 19, 2012, 12:59:13 PM
Yep. At least the ones that weren't full of Skoal drippins. Blech.

So you didn't hike them all out... shame on you!
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Post by: erockrph on November 19, 2012, 06:15:37 PM
Yep. At least the ones that weren't full of Skoal drippins. Blech.

So you didn't hike them all out... shame on you!

Oh no, they all came home. The spit bottles went in the recycling and the rest went in Oxy Clean :)
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Post by: mihalybaci on November 19, 2012, 06:57:10 PM
Used to work for the Forest Service, I know what wilderness is and the laws that protect it. If you have wilderness there, then report the illegal activity. Nation wide, designated wilderness is protected. If you are not part of the solution you are part of the problem.

The use of motorized vehicles (snow mobiles, ATVs. etc) is legal in National Forests and is also allowed by some states in their state parks. And while it is legal, it tends to ruin the outdoor experience for those of us who don't ride.


Yep. At least the ones that weren't full of Skoal drippins. Blech.

So you didn't hike them all out... shame on you!

Oh no, they all came home. The spit bottles went in the recycling and the rest went in Oxy Clean :)

Excellent! https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leave_no_trace (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leave_no_trace)
Title: Any hunters here?
Post by: majorvices on November 19, 2012, 08:07:12 PM
Yep. At least the ones that weren't full of Skoal drippins. Blech.

So you didn't hike them all out... shame on you!

Oh no, they all came home. The spit bottles went in the recycling and the rest went in Oxy Clean :)

Oh, good. Yer off the hook then. ;)
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Post by: Slowbrew on November 19, 2012, 09:33:49 PM
Deer season is one thing I don't really miss about not living on a farm anymore.  In NW Iowa we had hunters who thought any shot from their truck was good enough.  Our place was in the center of a section (a piece of land 1mile x 1mile for those who aren't sure) and every Fall was like being one of those wooden ducks in a penny arcade.  You'd go out to do chores at dusk and some idiot would "see movement" in our grove and take a shot from half a mile away.  We were always thankful that none those dumba**es would ever qualify as a sniper.

Of course these are the same guys who would spend 1/2 an hour looking for body of a pheasant head we set up on the snowbank in the ditch.   ;D

Sticking pheasant heads on snow banks is still great fun for the kids up there.  Sunday mornings were the best because you got to eat the bird you flushed on Saturday and watch some fool get yelled at by his wife about being late for church while he looks for a bird that was never there in his Sunday best.

If you hunt and follow the rules, I'll back you up all the way. Be prepared for tricks if you "hunt" from the cab of your truck.

Paul
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Post by: Kaiser on November 20, 2012, 06:43:03 AM
Hunting season for me means remembering to put orange on me and the dog when we go running.

I feel a little bad for the guys that are waiting behind a tree for that elusive buck to show up when I come running buy with an unleashed dog.

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Post by: 1vertical on November 23, 2012, 05:59:08 AM
Does Rock hunting count ???
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Post by: tubercle on November 23, 2012, 01:31:52 PM
Deer, turkey, rabbit, squirrel, and quail hunting in SC has given way to coyote hunting. The bastards are everywhere and are eating everything.
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Post by: pinnah on November 24, 2012, 02:46:45 PM
Heh, I always look forward to Majorvices'  yearly rant on trashy hunters
mucking up his private wilderness. ;D


I like to sneak around with a smokepole in early fall, but am no longer any good at killing things.
Something about the potential, however, gives me a primal thrill.

I am thinking about wacking some Eurasian collared doves that have taken over here;
need to get a method that is quite and not wig my thunderfearing dog.

Deer, turkey, rabbit, squirrel, and quail hunting in SC has given way to coyote hunting. The bastards are everywhere and are eating everything.

Yep.  All the 'yotes are gone from my place recently...thanks to the hunters...because they are all out on the perimeter, snacking on gut piles and carcasses that now litter the interface between private and public lands.

I might try deer again in the future.  Jerky maybe.  I am starting to get grumpy when I have to slow down  in my driveway as they mosey across. ::)
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Post by: weithman5 on November 24, 2012, 04:56:16 PM
Deer, turkey, rabbit, squirrel, and quail hunting in SC has given way to coyote hunting. The bastards are everywhere and are eating everything.

wolf hunting becoming a big deal in montana also.
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Post by: hopfenundmalz on November 25, 2012, 03:13:11 AM
The big news around MI is not the coyotes which are in every county in the state, or the wild turkeys which are everywhere, but hogs. Hogs have gotten loose from hunting clubs, and are extremely destructive. They become wild boars in a few generations.