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Do you hunt? WOMEN ONLY TOPIC
« on: December 03, 2008, 06:31:54 pm »
I was wondering how many of us are hunters?  I hunt deer every fall; and this spring, Archerandshooter and I have been drawn for a hunt in the Kerr Wildlife Management Area (Kerr County, TX) for spring turkey  :clap :clap :clap

We've gotten some predator calls and such to hunt coyote but have yet to do so...mostly because (1) if Willie and Waylon aren't penned up, they follow me or find me on the ranch and stand and stare at me...not conducive to stealth, and (2) I'm more interested in something I can feed the family with  ;D  After deer season's over, though, we might do some 'yote hunting.  Have hunted feral hog, but there are none on the ranch (how we got that lucky I will never know, as they are a pest throughout Texas).

So:  do you hunt, and if so, what?  This topic is for women only.

Jan
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    « Reply #1 on: December 03, 2008, 07:44:03 pm »
    I grew up in a hunting family, but "girls don't hunt" or didn't when I was growing up. I've never been.

    I have mixed feelings about giving it a try. I'm not an anti-hunting person; I've eaten plenty of game though my husband won't eat anything but venison- not even quail or dove. I'm not squeamish, either (I've been in the medical field and a mom way too long for that).

    I'm just not that "outdoorsy." I do like to sleep in, as a matter of fact, and I like my creature comforts, including a bathroom, and staying warm. I don't like to camp.

    I think I'd be willing to give hunting a try, though, in the right circumstances. With an experienced female, for example, and as long as I can stay on or close to the ground. I'm scared of heights, I'm on the heavy side for climbing, and my older brother had a bad fall from a tree stand a couple of years ago. He broke a femur, but his worst injury was a skin tear from his safety strap that malfunctioned which got infected and turned into a long ordeal.

    I have, however, signed up for the NRA Women's Wilderness Adventure at the Whittington Center next fall. I did that in part to challenge myself to do some things I've never done, and also to give me incentive to lose some weight and to get in better physical condition (so I won't embarrass myself!). Besides that, I'm reaching one of those "round" birthdays in the spring; time to do something different!

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    « Reply #2 on: December 03, 2008, 11:41:23 pm »
    How cool about the Whittington Center!  I'm jealous  ;D

    I can't climb ladders (rheumatoid arthritis, among other things) so I hunt from a ground blind.  Our ranch is hunting heaven for me, because I too like to sleep in and I'm also quite fond of indoor plumbing.  However, at the ranch I can sleep until just a few minutes before I need to be out in my spot, which is good. 

    We have several spots set up around the ranch which are in deep cover and work quite well for hunting.  The best one is over on the western edge of the ranch and is under an enormous live oak, with some tassajillo and whitebrush nearby that, if you sit still, work extremely well. Rich got two deer this weekend from that spot. 

    The day I climb a tree to hunt is the day Obama joins the Heritage Foundation  ;D

    Jan
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    « Reply #3 on: December 04, 2008, 02:37:27 pm »
    I answered every chance I get, and like spingmom that's pretty often. Even though I'm a little scared of heights, I do climb trees and tripod stands to hunt deer. I do hunt from ground blinds at times though. In the piney woods elevation helps you see more. I don't go over around 15' max, and most times it's more like 12'.
    I done all right this year. Got a small doe opening day evening in Oct, and then haven't even seen anything until last weekend. I did see a couple of does then, but hunting in a different area so didn't shoot. Wish I could see more!
    I also squirrel hunt, but just don't get time to do it more than 1-2 times in early season now. Years ago, when I didn't work, I squirrel hunted nearly every day for an hour or two. Go dove hunting a few times during season, mostly in Texas, too.
    Thank goodness my Grandfather & Uncle didn't see any problems with girls shooting & hunting. I went squirrel hunting with my Uncle from grade school, and then was introduced to deer hunting by my high school boyfried - who has now been my husband for 30+ years. I'd always wanted to deer hunt as my cousins did, but our part of the family didn't. My Grandfather was an avid duck & quail hunter, and quite good at it. He quit about the time I got big enough to go after his dogs died.  :'(
    Gunsmom - the NRA Whittington Center will be great, I'm sure! Congratulations to you for getting to do that, and setting some new goals for yourself!

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    « Reply #4 on: December 07, 2008, 08:08:49 pm »
    I hunt as often as I can.... Used to hunt ducks and geese when my father had an airboat... great deal of marshland around the Great Salt Lake... I always limited out but I haven't been waterfowl hunting in about five years... about the time my health went downhill.... but I never have missed Deer hunting... shot a nice 3-point Mule Deer this year as well as a very very large 6x6 Bull Elk.... very tasty...

    I'm already planning on Deer Hunting for 2009... I have to keep pushing myself to basically stay alive... Here in Utah we have to draw out for some of the premium hunting opportunities... I have yet to draw out for Buffalo so I will probably apply for Buffalo and Antelope here in Utah.... so much a hunter that when I was 16  I saved up and bought a lifetime Utah Hunting and Fishing license.... so as long as I'm still kicking... I can fish all I want and upland game and I'm always guaranteed a Deer Tag of my choice.

    I love to hunt the "Yotes".... I believe in victory through superior firepower... so I'm usually causing the Yotes to dirt dive with a machinegun... yes I'm not normal and damn proud to be politically incorrect.

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    « Reply #5 on: December 07, 2008, 10:06:46 pm »
    ...snip....
    I love to hunt the "Yotes".... I believe in victory through superior firepower... so I'm usually causing the Yotes to dirt dive with a machinegun... yes I'm not normal and damn proud to be politically incorrect.

    Destiny

    Ohhhhhh..... I am sooooooooooooooo jealous.............. ;D

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    « Reply #6 on: December 15, 2008, 02:32:56 pm »
    Naw, I love animals (except for those of the two-legged variety, who would attack or otherwise violate us in some way).

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    « Reply #7 on: December 15, 2008, 02:39:37 pm »
    Naw, I love animals (except for those of the two-legged variety, who would attack or otherwise violate us in some way).

    Me too!  With gravy and a good Cabernet Sauvignon.....  :neener :neener :neener

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    « Reply #8 on: December 15, 2008, 02:51:41 pm »
    Me too!  With gravy and a good Cabernet Sauvignon.....  :neener :neener :neener

    Jan

    But, how do you serve the four-legged animals? :neener

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    « Reply #9 on: January 01, 2009, 07:58:36 pm »
    So, for those of you who do....how has the season treated you?

    My DH has three deer and a 300 POUND boar to his credit.  *I* have seen more birds than anybody could count.  My cows have regularly come over to find me and moo at me (Archerandshooter was SUPPOSED TO HAVE PENNED THEM UP......)  :neener   I did nearly bag a gray fox tonight, but gave pause when I realized I would be unlikely to find enough for a wrap, and the guy is just soooooo cool to watch as he scurries around the ranch (always at evening).

    So our freezer will be full and my own personal count is....ZERO.   :(

    How is it going for you all?

    Jan
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    « Reply #10 on: January 05, 2009, 11:02:00 am »
    Well, I got a small doe opening day (Oct 18). Since then it's been downhill! Haven't even seen too many more. Had a nice buck wind me before I could get a shot. He was in the food plot when I arrived, and then the wind promptly blew from my back towards him while I was trying to get a shot on him...he decided to leave of course. Got skunked this past Sat in an unbelievable way. A doe came up behind me, but decided to take the perfect angle to take her across in front of me CLOSE! I raised the gun as she was coming, and she came to a halt BEHIND A TREE! About 25 FEET away! I couldn't see anything of her at first, then an ear, and then an eye. Of course, she blasted out of there heading straight away and I couldn't get a shot for bushes there.  :banghead
    I still can't believe she was totally behind that tree - it wasn't that big of a tree!
    My husband did get a doe on Sat though, so more meat in the freezer. He's seen a lot, but we're more selective on what we shoot around our place. Both of the ones we killed were on other leases and not on our property.

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    « Reply #11 on: January 05, 2009, 02:15:13 pm »
    You do have my sympathies.  Friday night there was one on the wrong side of the fence from our eastern end of the ranch.  Saturday morning, I spooked one as I stepped off the front porch   She was probably 25 yards away or so at the north gate.  I never had a prayer.  Next year I'll look out my stupid kitchen window before I go out.  :cuss

    Doubt I'll get up their for the extended season (antlerless for the next 2 weeks) but we do have enough for us and to share, so no complaints (except for my pride.....)

    I'll get my bragging rights back next year.  >:D

    Jan
    If a thing looks too good to be true, best to shoot it.  Just in case.

    -----Fionna Glenanne, Burn Notice


    I agree with the Court that the Second Amendment is fully applicable to the States.  I do so because the right to keep and bear a

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