How many sharenator members hunt?

I live in the northeast of the United States and it is hard to find someone that doesn't hunt and I'm wondering how many of you guys/gals hunt?

What I hunt:

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grey squirrel

this is a coyote not a wolf for all you people who don't know the difference.
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I realize now that hunting may be a controversial topic and I urge other hunters to respect the views of others obviously others will have different opinions than you.

  • gemie89
  • November 13, 2010, 2:40 pm
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  • 3

    I don't. I couldn't kill anything even if my life depended on it.

    • SuDoku
    • November 15, 2010, 6:46 am
    if you eat, you kill.
    - johnecash November 15, 2010, 6:53 am
    even a pedofile :O
    or a rapeist :O
    - BEASTY November 15, 2010, 6:57 am
    Not directly I don't. I admit I'm in denial XD
    - SuDoku November 15, 2010, 7:46 am
    not directly? if you eat food, you are taking life. if you don't eat food you don't take life. food is life.
    - johnecash November 15, 2010, 7:51 am
    I didn't kill the animal did I? So therefore I am not directly killing anything I am only consuming the end product. Unless the animal is still alive, but I doubt that highly, so therefore I don't hunt or kill anything directly.
    - SuDoku November 15, 2010, 7:53 am
    animal or plant, or fungi, if you eat you kill. sorry to be a buzz kill but its the truth.
    - johnecash November 15, 2010, 7:56 am
    I understand where you're coming from, but the question is, 'do you hunt?' which suggests do you kill anything yourself, not if you consume something that has already been killed by another? And I don't because I couldn't physically kill an animal myself. I'm a big softie like that ;) I'll deliberately go out of my way not to kill anything if I can avoid it.
    - SuDoku November 15, 2010, 7:59 am
    I think he means animal :P I would probably fight for my life against another person lol XD
    - SuDoku November 15, 2010, 8:00 am
    what you say is true. that being said everyone should have the thrill of hunting, cleaning, cooking and eating something from start to finish. the best food will always be the food you hunted/fished and cleaned yourself. the best plants are the one's you grew your self. the best tea is the tea you make yourself, and the best pot is the stuff you grew yourself. try it some time. its a friendly reminder that no matter how advanced we get, we don't forget our place in the food chain.
    - johnecash November 15, 2010, 8:02 am
    Actually mentioning fishing, I did catch a fish, I was going to let it go, but it got caught in all the hooks and died... Now I'm sad again... I felt bad about that for days... :( Thanks johnecash :(
    - SuDoku November 15, 2010, 8:04 am
    you don't always have to hunt with guns. many days i will just bring my camera and sit in a tree stand. something magical happens when nature forgets your there and goes back to acting normal. ever had a wild owl eat a field mouse within arm reach of you before? ever watched humming birds mate? ever watched a pod of dolphins hunt flying fish? or a gator catch a duck? get out in the woods or the water, it can be amazing.
    - johnecash November 15, 2010, 8:08 am
    I've seen a sparrowhawk catch a starling and I live in the countryside so get out quite often, thanks for the advice.
    - SuDoku November 15, 2010, 8:10 am
    lol and lose? or win? i don't know if you are very strong or very good at fighting :P but grab their little finger and rip it of then go and destroy their bollocks :P and run, unless is gang rape then scream lol (im not that helpfull)
    - BEASTY November 15, 2010, 8:16 am
    no your wrong its not directly killing something to eat. if you pick a dandelion thats killing something
    - bmayes November 15, 2010, 8:18 am
    when you eat, it was killed for you. you were apart of taking that life.
    - johnecash November 15, 2010, 8:43 am
    true but the main thing is you didnt personally take that gun and kill the animal your eating. so hmmm your wrong
    - bmayes November 15, 2010, 8:47 am
    so if i pay a hit man to kill some one since i didn't personally take the gun and kill the person i didn't have a part of killing that person? a jury of your peers would convict you of murder very quickly for that one.
    - johnecash November 15, 2010, 8:53 am
    There is a difference between killing an animal for food and killing a man because you dont like him
    - DarkicoN13 November 15, 2010, 9:00 am
    yes there is, and that word is semantics.
    - johnecash November 15, 2010, 9:00 am
    you did have a part but you didnt kill that person you caused his death two different things damn your ignorant
    - bmayes November 15, 2010, 9:11 am
    so hitlter didn't kill anyone by his own hands so hitler didn't kill any jews?
    - johnecash November 15, 2010, 9:14 am
    I'd totally win ;) I'm occasionally pretty good at these things depending on the situation. I've grown up with 6 siblings, 4 of which are brothers, I've had to learn how to cheat to win ;)
    - SuDoku November 15, 2010, 10:18 am
    O_O i wouldnt put it past myself to eat another person, if my life depended on it.
    - c8r15 November 15, 2010, 11:03 am
    You worry me...
    - SuDoku November 15, 2010, 11:21 am
    I gotta commend you for this one. They fell for the trolling completely.
    - Ertrov November 15, 2010, 3:08 pm
    i gotta commend you for this one. know one trolls like you do.
    - johnecash November 15, 2010, 8:08 pm
    longest war on sharenator!!
    - DENISG123 November 15, 2010, 8:36 pm
    you worry me....
    - BEASTY November 16, 2010, 6:19 am
    Diddums ;)
    - SuDoku November 16, 2010, 7:16 am
    wow i say that lol
    - BEASTY November 16, 2010, 7:30 am
    Strangely enough so do I. ;)

    Sorry it required a sarcastic reply.
    - SuDoku November 16, 2010, 7:31 am
    lol me likes you :P my sharenater sister :P
    - BEASTY November 16, 2010, 7:35 am
  • 2

    im not too much of a hunter but my father loves it! him and his frends own a cabin in the upper part of michigan even!

    • tacolad
    • November 13, 2010, 3:32 pm
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    don't like killing things so no

    • hightec
    • November 13, 2010, 3:35 pm
    so i take it youre a vegitarian that grows his/her own food and has a well?

    buying grains/bread/etc = millions of animals killed by thrashers
    baked goods = eggs
    meat = animal meat
    running tap water = death to fish, habitats, etc.

    if you avoid all those things and live a kill free life, kudos to you.
    if not, go take your elitist attitude elsewhere.
    - c8r15 November 15, 2010, 6:49 am
    to eat you must kill. never forget plants are alive too.
    - johnecash November 15, 2010, 6:51 am
    Alot of people don't like personaly killing animals but they still eat meat, and not all vegatarians don't eat meat because they don't like killing things, some just plain don't like the taste of meat.

    Weird but true, your welcome now...

    - HippyBoy November 15, 2010, 8:09 am
    if you're eating meat, youre killing. the same way a person that hires a murderer is a murderer themselves.

    the elitist attitude shared by many vegitarians (including the previous poster) is hypocrisy, unless you truely live by your "non killing" lifestyle.

    by the way. hitler was an elitist vegitarian.
    - c8r15 November 15, 2010, 8:19 am
    "You dont look like your average horti-fucking-culturist"

    - poopiteepoop November 15, 2010, 8:22 am
    In the literal sense of killing; as is the context due to the subject matter of going out and then hunting and killing an animal be it with some sort of man made or natural aide or your own two hands, vegatarians do not kill.

    They may cause death but they don't bodily see it or take part in it as you do with hunting which is also being reffered to as killing in this thread, so what you've posted is out of context and relatively meaningless in this particular thread right from the first sentence you put "so i take it youre a vegitarian that grows his/her own food and has a well?"
    - HippyBoy November 15, 2010, 8:47 am
    nice fantasy.

    you say "in the literal sense of killing"
    let me get a definition of "kill":

    "cause something living to die: to cause the death of a person, animal, or other organism"

    now lets take what you said after that "They may cause death but they don't physichaly see it or take part in it"

    how does one cause something without taking part in it?

    (interesting... hitler never killed a single jew... he simply ordered it to be done., are you saying that he didnt kill anyone?) ←- not trying to accuse you of anything here, i'm just trying to use an abstract analogy to better explain my point.
    - c8r15 November 15, 2010, 9:06 am
    You missed my use of the word physichaly which i wrongly used instead of bodily, a vegetarian does not bodily kill an animal and hitler did not bodily kill a jew during the holocaust to my knowledge.
    - HippyBoy November 15, 2010, 9:50 am
    k, i agree with you there. i was accusing the first poster of trying to play the moral higher ground... by trying to point out that he is no better.

    in my opinion... i think the person responsible (anyone who eats / hitler) but does not "bodily kill anyone" is just as immoral as the person who does. just as the person who hires the hitman to kill, is just as immoral as the hitman.
    - c8r15 November 15, 2010, 10:17 am
    I do not disagree with your view on the matter but i do think you were a bit harsh to the initial poster, i think you looked to deeply into it, but hey we agree on something at least :)
    - HippyBoy November 15, 2010, 10:48 am

    wasnt tryin to be a dick, i just feel most people are in denial about how you need to kill to stay alive, vegetarian/vegan or not. something i love about being the bearer of bad news to people playing the "holier than thou" card

    but dont get me wrong, i can understand being a vegitarian, i dont buy viel because i feel it;s not just cruel, but it's a waste. grow that baby steer just alittle longer and you can feed 10x as many people with it.

    i feel people become vegan/vegetarians and truely think they are on some higher plane of morality are just ignorant.

    im sure many hunters would agree with me: hunting your own game, cleaning it, cooking it, and eating it gives you much more respect for the animals that gave their lives, so you can continue yours. i feel people lose touch with that when ALL of the meat they've ever eaten comes from a supermarket.
    - c8r15 November 15, 2010, 11:01 am
    I think your generalizing, was a nice little debate, it's conclusion has been met. Adios.
    - HippyBoy November 15, 2010, 11:03 am
    well, i was specifically refering to that first post. but in my experience i found most pretend to be on a moral higher ground... i'd be lieing if i said i didnt think that.
    - c8r15 November 15, 2010, 11:05 am
    actually im not a vegetarian
    said previously
    - hightec November 15, 2010, 12:05 pm
    Vegetarians do not kill? How about the fact that every uncooked vegetable they put in their mouth is still alive. And news flash, research is still out on whether or not plants are capable of feeling. Do some research and you will see what I say is true.
    - r60man November 15, 2010, 2:43 pm
    Yeah dude i'm a tree surgeon i know about the lives of plants and what you've just said is worlwide common knowledge, and i never said they didn't kill plants however i did say they do not kill in the sense of hunting.

    This debate has been done and these points i'm putting above me are basic repeats of the discussion i had with c8r15 earlier.
    - HippyBoy November 16, 2010, 7:31 am
  • 2

    I go out on a night for Rabbits and such.

    • Math
    • November 13, 2010, 3:39 pm
    rabbits are fun, but a lot of work for little protean.
    - johnecash November 15, 2010, 6:54 am
    And I hunt rabbits as well but not really to eat mainly to keep them out of my garden.
    - gemie89 November 15, 2010, 11:09 am
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    i live in a city so it makes it very difficult to actually get into it. ive shot some geese... but i long to go hunting dear or bear.

    • c8r15
    • November 15, 2010, 6:44 am
    deer, not dear, is like nothing else. there is a thrill to the hunt. and nothing taste better than the animal you killed, you cleaned, and you cooked. need any deer hunting advice, let me know.
    - johnecash November 15, 2010, 6:53 am
    typo... i had bear on my mind..... yummmmm
    - c8r15 November 15, 2010, 8:20 am
    where do you go deer hunting? how much is it for a tag around you? (alabama right?) i have family there... Gadsden, Alabama... also, Rome, Georgia.

    its hundreds for a deer tag by me... so i dont really go.... my marlin 336cs 30-30 doesnt get much action...

    shoulda been a cowboy.... shoulda learned to rope n ride...
    - c8r15 November 15, 2010, 9:14 am
    ive also got one of these by kruger steel (german)... passed down in my family for a long time... during the depression when my family first came to america, it was the only gun my great grandfather refused to sell.

    its 2 20ga barrels and a 22 long rifle barrel down the middle. it has a switch between rifle and shotgun, when you switch it to rifle it brings up crosshairs.

    i dont use this to hunt though. i never would... means too much to me.

    i have a remington 1100 (interchangable barrels, a 28" barrel, and a 18" smooth bore slug barrel.) for skeet and geese.

    my benelli nova with a 17.5" barrel, 1lb mercury recoil reducer, barrel shroud, mounted flash light, magazine extension, and recoil pad... thats for home defense... i customized it so either me or my girl can use it effectively.
    - c8r15 November 15, 2010, 9:27 am
    i hate to say it we don't use tags unless you are hunting females. otherwise its a deer a day.
    thats a sexy over under double barrel ya got.
    - johnecash November 15, 2010, 9:29 am
    D: omg i need to move the F out of this G-d forsaken place.

    what months is it legal for me to take a trip down there, bunk with my family, and go out and hunt some deer?

    i'm assuming you guys need hunting licenses, right? would they give an out of stater a hunting license? do i need to take a safety class like i do over here? if so... how much is a hunting license?
    - c8r15 November 15, 2010, 9:34 am
    thanks, its really a side by side shotgun... that under barrel is a .22 long rifle barrel...

    they call it a german drilling shotgun.

    the one i have is from the mid 1800s, my grandfather brough it from italy when he moved to the united states.

    the one i posted pictures of belongs to someone else and is much newer... i should take some glamour shots of my baby... the detailing work is incredible.
    - c8r15 November 15, 2010, 9:36 am
    i don't know how much the out of state fee is and yes you will need to take a safety class. though i have heard you can take it online now. depending on where in Alabama and what you are hunting with (bow, black powder, rifle, dogs, ect) you have different days for different toys.
    - johnecash November 15, 2010, 9:37 am
    they make it extremely difficult to get the specifics without being there...

    btw, i found a pic that looks closer to my 3 barrel.

    except my wood looks like the earlier pic...
    - c8r15 November 15, 2010, 9:44 am
    well, i'd be looking to use my 30-30, on foot... maybe camp while i do it depending on how far from home i'd have to be.
    - c8r15 November 15, 2010, 9:45 am
    you go to the hunting camp. very few camp in tents. i would rather have a bed and hot shower at the end of the day. but thats just me.
    - johnecash November 15, 2010, 9:48 am
    thats a sexy bitch!
    - johnecash November 15, 2010, 9:48 am
    i like roughing it... nothing makes you feel more alive than surviving on a tough terrain when it's 35 below 0.

    but i always felt like i was cheating when i was eating loaves of bread and canned food... and sausage/hot dogs in a bag, hanging from a tree packed with snow...

    id love to add hunting my own food to the experience...

    and you may ask "why not fish?"

    simple... i hate fish. tastes like ass.

    my dream would be grizzly bear or grizzly bear hunting in alaska with a 45/70. (hell, i'd even settle for montana)
    - c8r15 November 15, 2010, 10:24 am
  • 1

    Nah, I've never been and to be honest I don't think I'd enjoy personally killing animals. I don't think it's a sport for everyone

    Hunting for sport is different then hunting most sport hunting like the one you see on tv only hunt for the 'trophy' that is the the mount of status they gain. Where I hunt I hunt for the meat of the animal which saves a lot of money for my family and the 'trophy' in my case a buck is only the bonus.
    - gemie89 November 15, 2010, 11:37 am
    Thats cool man, and I see where you're coming from with the difference between sports hunting and your kind of hunting but I'm a city boy, so I've never properly been exposed to that cultural aspect of the country... so hunting is all a very foreign idea to me
    - poopiteepoop November 15, 2010, 3:01 pm
  • 1

    I live in England,I have been fishing and shooting rabbits a couple of times but I didn't really know what I was doing so generally failed getting anything, I let the supermarkets do my hunting for me lol

    What are you using while you hunt?
    - gemie89 November 15, 2010, 11:19 am
    I think it was a .22 Savage Mark 1-G. It is quite old and I sort of share it with my friend. I don't know loads about it or hunting in general however.
    - jakematsui November 15, 2010, 11:37 am
    rabbit hunting I would assume would be hard without dogs especially if you are going specifically for rabbits (they are really fast) and I only shoot them when they are in the garden.
    - gemie89 November 15, 2010, 11:39 am
    Usually we would lie in a field and they are everywhere so good aim is all we need. But some times, with some other people, we try to cover all of the burrow holes but one and send the ferrets down there, they usually get them pretty easy (unless we miss a couple of holes)
    - jakematsui November 15, 2010, 11:48 am
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    No. I think it's cruel and inhumane.

    Actually what really is crule is when over population occurs and the animals are hit by cars and trucks which not only kill them out of season when mother may be caring for young ones, or when an animal is hit it could take hours for it to die a painful death. Not only do these accidents cause damage to the animal but also vehicles which in some cases for example hitting a moose can total or severely damage the car. I'm not against your position on hunting I just think you should get all the facts.
    - gemie89 November 15, 2010, 11:17 am
    I was well aware of the fact that occasionally some animals get hit by cars and die although i dont see how it has any effect on my view point. People also get hit by cars and occasionally die brutal deaths. All I'm saying is that i refuse to condone setting out to purposefully hurt an animal in a way which isn't humane. Unless the bullet passes through the brain, and even then not always, does the animals die instantaneously.
    - Mattty21 November 15, 2010, 11:22 am
    I agree with you that no animal should suffer and no animal does if the hunter is smart about his shot placement and unfortunately some aren't where I hunt people aren't throwing lead through the woods hoping they hit something we place out shot precisely and if the animal is still alive try to put it out of any misery as soon as possible (in which there should be none. I appreciate your opinion :)
    - gemie89 November 15, 2010, 11:32 am
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    i luvs hunting!!!!!!!!!!!

    nice what do you hunt?
    - gemie89 November 15, 2010, 11:37 am
    deer, squirrels, and cant remember if i have ever been rabbit hunting but i am pretty sure that i have never been. sue does look fun though!!!!
    - lordliz1 November 15, 2010, 12:10 pm
  • 1

    I shoot womprats in my T-16 sometimes out in Beggar's Canyon. But Uncle Owen grounded me....

    • Ertrov
    • November 15, 2010, 3:08 pm
    Oh and we suppose the reason you haven't joined the Rebel Alliance is because Uncle Owen won't let you... *Sticks tongue out at*
    - Dawn November 15, 2010, 5:22 pm
  • 1

    i hunt elk, deer, turkey, quail, grouse, pheasent, rabbit, squirrel, i've killed a mountain lion, yotes, and i'm probably going on a safari with my future fiance's dad next year so hopefully if i go i come back alive.

    Wow I really want to hunt with you. I'm so jealous that you get to go on a safari!
    - gemie89 November 15, 2010, 4:04 pm
    im slightly afraid of the safari as i might be killed by an animal or by her dad.
    - triclebickle November 15, 2010, 4:36 pm
  • 1

    We've found that hunting people is the best, they are wild, "Un-Predictable" (When spooked), and can be very elusive which adds to the thrill.

    • Dawn
    • November 15, 2010, 4:54 pm
    well what if the two of you hunt a fat one that wont be much of a challenge?
    - gemie89 November 15, 2010, 5:18 pm
    It depends on the situation really... If your hunting nobody important it won't be much fun, just practice. Hunting someone important may mean they might be protected or have a routine that helps to protect them, finding ways around that are part of the fun.
    - Dawn November 15, 2010, 5:21 pm
    whats the famous story where the guy on the remote island hunts people that show up on that island? What do you use when you hunt?
    - gemie89 November 15, 2010, 5:40 pm
    I was gonna ask you what you hunt with but you provided this on another post so I assumed this is a recreation.

    (I'm glad you recovered from your accident)
    - gemie89 November 21, 2010, 3:57 pm
    Actually, it'd depend on the situation, but we would prefer a M107A with extra recoil dampening in most. Although sometimes the most effective means of killing your prey might be poison or even just a shining silver blade...
    - Dawn November 21, 2010, 4:42 pm
  • 1

    Well my account name pretty much sums it up, I love to hunt! Whitetail mostly, and here in Maine we've got lots of them. If i see any coyotes ill shoot em, they are such a pain around here. Im glad to see another hunter on sharenator! The gun i use is an 8mm German Mauser, its pretty beastly.

    Nice! I have a new Savage Edge 270 that I use, where in Main are you? I applied to U Main in Orono and My uncle lives up there.
    - gemie89 November 15, 2010, 5:37 pm
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    Im about 20 minutes south of Augusta, dude Orono is a HUGE party school!! i took a tour this year, its sweet
    Savage makes pretty good guns too.

  • 1

    I've never hunted before, nor do I want to. It's cruel and barbaric.

    • Goober
    • November 21, 2010, 6:41 pm
    It's a necessary process to control deer and other game herds to prevent spread of disease and property damage. Also, profit from license sales (at least in my state) goes towards wildlife conservation. I do appreciate your opinion but all hunters a taught to pick and choose their targets to get the cleanest most humane kill.
    - gemie89 November 21, 2010, 7:04 pm
    It is cruel and barbaric in much the same way all hunting is, from man to tiger, bear, frogs, ect... so unless you don't eat food, you are taking life.
    - johnecash November 21, 2010, 7:04 pm
    you sir are correct, and therefore full of win. however i believe that you have left out the most dangerous of all animals that need controlling, the pedo bears!
    - billybobjoebanjo November 21, 2010, 7:19 pm
    cruel and barbaric? id rather be shot dead than the way we routinely kill animals in slaughterhouses. go youtube videos of the way we kill chickens. youll realize hunters are the least cruel of all the animal-eaters
    - c8r15 November 22, 2010, 10:32 am
    oh snap! Fact win again!
    - johnecash November 23, 2010, 8:28 am
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    i hunt. deer. and pedo bear. my pedo bear count is up to 38.

    I don't hunt for sport so I usually let the pedo bear run free because I'm not gonna eat it.
    - gemie89 November 22, 2010, 3:37 am
    oh, i don't hunt for sport either, pedo bear makes one grand stew.
    - billybobjoebanjo November 22, 2010, 5:51 pm
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