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OT: Why do you kill deer?

Postby wathst » Thu Jun 15, 2017 6:09 am

We were looking after two of our grandchildren while their parents had a much needed holiday. Our five year granddaughter was looking at my bow collection and asked the big Bambi question, "Why do you kill deer?" I said to myself, "Here we go". So I told her that I enjoyed hunting, that venison was delicious and very heathy for you to eat. She looked at me at for a minute and then said:
"Well I like pigs 'cause you can cut them up and get bacon."

I think I may have a new hunter coming up. :D
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Re: OT: Why do you kill deer?

Postby vixenmaster » Thu Jun 15, 2017 7:06 am

I kill them fer our yearly meat supply, plus i can't afford to go buy bacon much
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Re: OT: Why do you kill deer?

Postby grouse » Thu Jun 15, 2017 8:59 am

Deer are a prey species that reproduces in numbers greater than the habitat can support without predation. They convert vegetation (including crops) into protein that predators (like us) use as a key component of our diets. It's called the food chain and like it or not, we're a part of it.
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Re: OT: Why do you kill deer?

Postby robertyb » Thu Jun 15, 2017 9:19 am

If I did not eat them I would not bother killing them. :)
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Re: OT: Why do you kill deer?

Postby amythntr » Thu Jun 15, 2017 10:11 am

robertyb wrote:If I did not eat them I would not bother killing them. :)



Neither would I.....

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Re: OT: Why do you kill deer?

Postby agingcrossbower » Thu Jun 15, 2017 10:34 am

It is all about the hunt to me. The kill is just the end result. If I figured all the cost of hunting equipment and time spend beef would be much cheaper.
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Re: OT: Why do you kill deer?

Postby vixenmaster » Thu Jun 15, 2017 11:19 am

Well if'en you figure in costs that is anudder ball game. That bein said i had an old 22 n i bet i killed 60 deer wid it. I paid $20 fer it. Gave it to my oldest son yrs ago
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Re: OT: Why do you kill deer?

Postby janesy » Thu Jun 15, 2017 11:27 am

agingcrossbower wrote:It is all about the hunt to me. The kill is just the end result. If I figured all the cost of hunting equipment and time spend beef would be much cheaper.


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Re: OT: Why do you kill deer?

Postby paulaboutform » Thu Jun 15, 2017 12:10 pm

I kill everything I hunt and eat it. Period. I don't harvest, I kill. Even though it's justifiable, necessary, and ethical, I make no excuses and give no other reason than
I AM A HUNTER.

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Re: OT: Why do you kill deer?

Postby Deaf jeff » Thu Jun 15, 2017 12:29 pm

paulaboutform wrote:I kill everything I hunt and eat it. Period. I don't harvest, I kill. Even though it's justifiable, necessary, and ethical, I make no excuses and give no other reason than
I AM A HUNTER.

Paul


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Re: OT: Why do you kill deer?

Postby L. E. Carroll » Thu Jun 15, 2017 1:03 pm

Paul :lol: :lol: :lol: I can see now that you don't hunt coyotes. :D

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Re: OT: Why do you kill deer?

Postby L. E. Carroll » Thu Jun 15, 2017 1:08 pm

I hunt because it's what I have lived for and enjoyed for well over 50 years... Over those years I have found it's extremely hard to get that deer on the stove or a plate for that matter , if I don't "Kill It" first. :wink:

Truth be known, I really like Elk better, but classify them as just a really big deer. :lol:

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Re: OT: Why do you kill deer?

Postby paulaboutform » Thu Jun 15, 2017 1:53 pm

L. E. Carroll wrote:Paul :lol: :lol: :lol: I can see now that you don't hunt coyotes. :D

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Gene, it's a good thing I wasn't eating or drinking anything when I read your response because it would have been everywhere but in my mouth! Well done!
CORRECTION: Some things like coyotes beavers I'll kill because they just need killing. :lol:
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Re: OT: Why do you kill deer?

Postby agingcrossbower » Thu Jun 15, 2017 2:26 pm

paulaboutform wrote:I kill everything I hunt and eat it. Period. I don't harvest, I kill. Even though it's justifiable, necessary, and ethical, I make no excuses and give no other reason than
I AM A HUNTER.

Paul

I can not say that I kill everything that I hunt. I fact one or two of my most memorial hunts ended without a kill. Both were spot and stalks. Both were unforgettable to me. There is nothing wrong with the kill and it is part of hunting but it is not the only thing to me. I know a lot of gun hunters that only hang their hats on what they kill and judge a successful hunt on it. They listen to me in amazement when I tell them a hunting story and it ends without a harvest. The rush of being in a preys bedroom and fooling them is like no other for me. Please do not think that I am judging anyone else's hunts because I am not. Go out and enjoy hunting for whatever reason.
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Re: OT: Why do you kill deer?

Postby Boo » Thu Jun 15, 2017 3:20 pm

I kill deer because I don't think they'll let me eat them while they're alive. :mrgreen:
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