OT: Why do you kill deer?

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Re: OT: Why do you kill deer?

Postby Pintail » Wed Jun 21, 2017 9:39 am

Taking deer or any kind of hunting is more food for the soul then it is for the stomach. Hunting is a way of life, without it there is an emptiness that one cannot describe. The preparation, the hunt itself, the taking of game and the bonding between friends and family make the activity the highlight of each and every year.
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Re: OT: Why do you kill deer?

Postby Jack Pine » Wed Jul 12, 2017 12:39 pm

For meat, and for revenge. Revenge for what they've cost me in damage to my fruit trees.
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Re: OT: Why do you kill deer?

Postby FORVOLS » Fri Jul 14, 2017 6:02 pm

I hunt and Kill what we eat, deer, turkey, squirrel, rabbit, dove, grouse, quail(though the last 2 hard to find round here). Bear never ate it so don't hunt. I also keep large mouth bass and small mouth, trout, bluegill, crappie, walleye catfish. Redeyes when running in the river. I will kill nuisance animals coyote, coon, possum, skunk(everyone I see) fox..if they are a nuisance to me otherwise I watch them and love seeing them.
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Re: OT: Why do you kill deer?

Postby rayman » Fri Jul 14, 2017 6:29 pm

FORVOLS wrote: Redeyes when running in the river.


Curious. What we call redeyes (slang term) in NC Florida are recognized as stump knockers or spotted sunfish. Small but thick river bream that are very good for those who don't mind a small bream fried whole. :)
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Re: OT: Why do you kill deer?

Postby maple » Fri Jul 14, 2017 9:11 pm

Cause I love 'em.

Fried, BBQ'd roasted, sauted, grilled, poached, stewed, burgered, skewered, tartare, sausages, sharing with neighbours and family, enjoying one of the remaining good things in life.
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Re: OT: Why do you kill deer?

Postby FORVOLS » Sat Jul 15, 2017 4:18 pm

rayman wrote:
FORVOLS wrote: Redeyes when running in the river.


Curious. What we call redeyes (slang term) in NC Florida are recognized as stump knockers or spotted sunfish. Small but thick river bream that are very good for those who don't mind a small bream fried whole. :)



The redeyes here are a type of sunfish also. Pretty good to eat most not real big but fight good on ultralight gear. In the spring you can catch some really good ones moving up river to spawn I guess. Same thing happens with the bluegills. There was an old mill dam where I grew up the bluegill and redeye would stack up at the over flow catch one after the other and big ones too.

The Redeye bass (Micropterus coosae) is a species of freshwater fish in the sunfish family (Centrarchidae) native to the Coosa River system of Georgia, Alabama. The waters it is normally found in are cool streams and rivers in the foothills of mountains.
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Re: OT: Why do you kill deer?

Postby xcaliber » Sat Jul 15, 2017 4:47 pm

Well, my buddy had an older brother that was a Vietnam Veteran. He was 9 years older than us, and when he came home, we admired him. We started fishing, & hunting with Dale, and his buddy Ken. I was addicted from day one. When they moved to Alabama, I had nobody to hunt with until I met my Wife's uncle. Addiction reignited! I was in my early 20's then, and the passion was for meat more than trophies, and the friendships that were made with like minded folks. Now, it's more about making sure the young folks continue the passion, and I have brought 5 people into the sport that have as much, or more passion as I do about feeding the hungry, culling the herd, and just getting out in the woods.
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