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Who hunts for what and why...?? I'll go first..

I mostly hunt Birds because it is easier as far as gear goes and mostly cheaper than Big game..and there is a lot of shooting which I like.. Geese is my favorite hands down, followed by Pheasant and quail.. but Turkey is the best eating in my book.. B2B
 

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Both "big game" and birds cost about the same for me here in South Dakota. I dunno, sitting waiting for a buck plus the occasional stalk is a lot less exercise than tramping through field after field for pheasant. Geese and turkey hunting is more like whitetails - not much moving around. The cost per pound of eating venison is less than pheasant, geese or turkey. Fishing is good, too.

I like'm all, but I really enjoy my venison and pheasant :)
 

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I hunt duck in the winter in northern california because my family owns a ton of land up there and because ive been doing it all my life, and duck and geese are damned delicious. Used to hunt with my dad for elk and deer when i was younger, to fill up the freezer, and go to the coast for fish and crab, clams and the like. Good times, good food!
 

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My favorite hunting has always been dove. They just seem to be a lot less plentiful here than in years past. Used to go through a box of shells in no time. Rabbit numbers are way up right now though. Lots of good shooting if you've got some good dogs. Rabbits always been some of my favorite wild game to eat too.
 

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Fresh game doesn't have all the growth hormones and antibiotics found in farm raised animals. I also prefer grass-fed beef and bison. There's a lot of fish and game where I live and now that I'mworking in North Dakota I might consider slaying some pheasant for sport.
 

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Fresh game doesn't have all the growth hormones and antibiotics found in farm raised animals. I also prefer grass-fed beef and bison. There's a lot of fish and game where I live and now that I'mworking in North Dakota I might consider slaying some pheasant for sport.
I can't stand grass fed hogs or steer. I prefer mine corn feed. I think it has alot more flavor. Not so much muscle either from walking around. I prefer penned up animals.

I get my meat from my buddy. No growth hormones in those. You can't touch the flavor even with high priced meats at the best butcher.


The only thing I hunt is pheasant. The only wild game that I like the taste of. Not a big fan of venison.
 

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Squirrel and turkey are my all time favorite animals to hunt. I also go after dove, deer, and birds when I can. Coyotes have decimated the rabbits and quail here in Indiana. I love to hunt because I love to eat what I kill. Surprisingly, the only thing I really don't like to eat are pheasant, but they are a blast to hunt.
 

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Mainly deer, geese (cause if I'm going to pluck it I want some meat to it), and coyotes because they ate all the rabbits I used to hunt (haven't seen but one rabbit in the last 20 years of hunting since the coyotes moved in) and squirrel (mmmm bbq squirrel). I love turkey hunting but can't get over how expensive it is compared to a store bought one.
 

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Rabbit population has exploded where I live since farms started putting land in the Kentucky native grass program a few years ago. Quail are coming back like I've never seen too.
 

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September 1,Opening day of the fast moving Dove. Just love Dove hunting. Wish it was not so hot. Next, Quail, fun to hunt, good to eat. I like to call in Turkey, but I will not
shoot them. At one time, hunting Ducks was lots of fun. It's two cold for me nowadays.
Went Rattlesnake hunting. I't will make your heart beat very fast.
Sad thing is, It just cost to much money to hunt nowadays.
It's more dangerous to shop in a store, but It's much cheaper.
 

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i LIKE PRAIRE DOGS BECAUSE THEY EXPLODE WHEN YOU HIT THEM AND BLOW INTO BITS AND DO CART WHEELS. AND YOU DONT HAVE TO CLEAN THEM. THEY DONT RELIZE IM DOING THEM A FAVOR BUT I AM. WITH OUT ME THE RANCHERS WOULD POISEN EVERY SINGLE ONE SO IN REALITY IM SAVING THERE LIVES. IM SORT OF LIKE A GOD TO THEM LOL FILTHY VERMIN

EVERY THING ELSE i HUNT I EAT. DEER, MOST BIRDS, WILD PIG, I WAS RAISED ON VENISON AND QUAIL WITH WILD PORK AND PHESANT EVERY NOW AND THEN.
 

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If there is a season for it I hunt it. Deer, turkey, goose ,duck and varmits are my favorite hunts. I used to like pig and dove when I was in the South. Had to cut back on the geese and ducks now though, the heaveyer kickers really set my neck and shoulder on fire sense my fall. Plus hauling all the goose and duck parifinalia around tears me up too. I really like wild game and the comradare that go's along with a hunt. Fun to get a pat on the back for a clean 500+yard shot and the razing when ya miss!!! It's all good in my book!!!
 

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I hunt to get away from my wife!!!! Just kidding, I have been hunting all my life. Deer and turkey mostly. Like I tell my wife all the time, I love being out there in the woods when it starts waking up. There just is somthing about seeing the sun come up on those really cold morning. It gives me time to think on my life and famliy. I really enjoy taking my kids out showing them a different side of hunting and guns, it's not just the kill that is exciting. I always see alot of other wild life when I'm out and about and that can be exciting too. Have any of you guys seen deer play with turkey before? I'm sure you have seen bucks fighting, how many people can say that.
 

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The woods are my church. I feel like I'm connected with nature instead of being at odds with it. No need for prozac or the like if u go hunting.
 

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I'm getting ready for opening day pheasant in Canada with my uncle.. good time spent with family.. that is why I hunt.. B2B
 

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I love when everything is still and the cold mists are starting to rise. The hard edge of sunrise melting the frost off the leaves. The first deer of the season stepping into the firing lane. My kid beside me shaking with excitement. Yup something to be said for hunting.
 

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+1 VZ58, I took my 8 year old out sunday night bow hunting. He's not old enough to bow hunt himself yet, but he likes to go. Set up a treestand to the left of mine and just offset enough we didn't bump our elbows too much. About a half hour to sunset a little 8pt worked his way to about 10yds right in front of a mesmerized kid who was not fidgetting for the first time we climbed the tree.
 

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yeah the snow crunching under feet, and that early morning smell.. some people will sadly never know it.. .. Nice score thats a buck you can be proud of taken with a Bow.. not easy.. I sold my bow maybe I need to invest in another one.. B2B
 
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