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Re: Hunting

Postby Fid » Fri Nov 17, 2017 3:54 am

Funny story:
While hiking the Appalachian Trail in North Carolina some years ago we were set upon by a family of wild hogs. We quickly shucked our packs and (in me case me pants) and climed the low trees. They eventually left after eating all our food and trying (I think) to learn how light my white gas stove.

And yes I walked 20 miles in me whitey tightys back to the ranger station. The expression on his face was priceless.

Edit to add: I was 40 years younger and had good bros to help out.
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Re: Hunting

Postby sparks » Fri Nov 17, 2017 4:01 am

How do they feel about pepper spray? (My luck, I'd end up being 'The Other White Meat')
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Re: Hunting

Postby ed » Fri Nov 17, 2017 12:02 pm

Fid wrote:Funny story:
While hiking the Appalachian Trail in North Carolina some years ago we were set upon by a family of wild hogs. We quickly shucked our packs and (in me case me pants) and climed the low trees. They eventually left after eating all our food and trying (I think) to learn how light my white gas stove.

And yes I walked 20 miles in me whitey tightys back to the ranger station. The expression on his face was priceless.

Edit to add: I was 40 years younger and had good bros to help out.


Similar thing happened to me and it helped answer the question of what the smallest caliber is for protection from bears.

Happened like this: My girlfriend of the moment and I were walking in rural Alaska. All I had was my little .25 Jetfire (Beretta for you Snowflakes). Anyway a big honking Kodiak bear presented itself and started to run after us. Scarey shit I am here to tell you. Those critters can outrun a human over the short haul and if it weren't for that .25 I would not be writing this. I simply shot her in the knee and while the bear was finishing her off I was able to make it to safety at a brisk walk.

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Re: Hunting

Postby ed » Fri Nov 17, 2017 12:03 pm

sparks wrote:How do they feel about pepper spray? (My luck, I'd end up being 'The Other White Meat')


They like to spray you with it before they dine.
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Re: Hunting

Postby WildCat » Sun Nov 19, 2017 2:18 am

Well I did not get a deer. The path I had carefully picked out turned out to be impossible, thick thorn bushes as tall as I am blocked the way. So after fighting my way through it in the pitch black pre-dawn (and wow do those woods get dark at night, without my GPS I would have gone in circles) I said "fuck it" and decided to place my stand at the nearest tree. It was starting to get light as I was climbing (it's a climbing tree stand) and I noticed a doe walking towards me. It kept coming until it was less than 20 yards away and looked at me giving a full broadside profile, I could have made that shot one-handed behind my back. Except my gun was still on the ground, unloaded, and in its case. And there's a deer standing right there staring at me, as if to say "your gun is still on the ground isn't it, you stupid rookie". Then it slowly walked away.

That was the only deer I saw.

I gave it another try this morning, but gave up after 4 hours in pouring rain in 35 degree temperatures. My body is far too sore to give it a go tomorrow. Odds on last day of firearm season are low anyway, they learn fast. And at check-in this morning the DNR guy told me only 6 deer were taken yesterday, one 8-point buck and the rest all young ones. Someone in the county outside the park on private land brought a monster 14-pointer to the CWD check station.

But I did have a great time, and learned a lot. I really wished I had chosen a different parking area, but I had no idea how things were when I picked mine.

Friday every muscle in my body cramped up on me at some point, including toes and fingers. Bushwacking carrying a pack is hard work! There's another parking area that has trails that I didn't even know about, I think the hunters in that area were having the most luck. That's where I heard the most shots coming from anyway. At least the shots that could have been at deer, the ones from near the parking area I assume were hunters unloading their muzzleloaders, only way to unload a muzzleloader is to fire it.
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Re: Hunting

Postby Witness » Sun Nov 19, 2017 2:26 am

Thanks for the update (fun to read). Good you had no mishap! :)

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Re: Hunting

Postby WildCat » Sun Nov 19, 2017 2:40 am

So here's my view from about 15' up in the tree stand this morning, in the rain. That's my sister's boyfriend's brand new shotgun getting soaked... don't worry I took it apart, dried it off, and gave it a good coating of oil so it won't rust.

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And the impassable thickets of thorn bushes that kept me away from where I'm certain all the deer were!

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Re: Hunting

Postby Witness » Mon Nov 20, 2017 5:41 am

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Re: Hunting

Postby ed » Mon Nov 20, 2017 8:14 am

Is that a critter giving Witness the bird?
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Re: Hunting

Postby WildCat » Tue Nov 21, 2017 5:29 am

Witness wrote:Image

:mrgreen:

That's a hell of a catch for such a small bird.
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Postby Doctor X » Tue Nov 21, 2017 5:41 am

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Re: Hunting

Postby ed » Tue Nov 21, 2017 10:53 am

Doctor X wrote:Image

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Triggered! :x






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Re: Hunting

Postby Anaxagoras » Tue Nov 21, 2017 11:00 am

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Re: Hunting

Postby Abdul Alhazred » Tue Nov 21, 2017 1:17 pm

A very old Doonesbury.

If Garry Trudeau tried that shit today (believe it or not he's still alive and drawing), he'd be accused of alt-right terrorism.
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Re: Hunting

Postby Anaxagoras » Tue Nov 21, 2017 3:59 pm

Abdul Alhazred wrote:A very old Doonesbury.

If Garry Trudeau tried that shit today (believe it or not he's still alive and drawing), he'd be accused of alt-right terrorism.



I think that's Bloom County dude.

Berke Breathed, not Trudeau. :wink:
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Re: Hunting

Postby Anaxagoras » Tue Nov 21, 2017 4:05 pm

Bloom County was like, actually good.

As far as I recall, Doonesbury never was. (Maybe I'm just too young to remember?)
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Re: Hunting

Postby Abdul Alhazred » Tue Nov 21, 2017 5:09 pm

Anaxagoras wrote:
Abdul Alhazred wrote:A very old Doonesbury.

If Garry Trudeau tried that shit today (believe it or not he's still alive and drawing), he'd be accused of alt-right terrorism.



I think that's Bloom County dude.

Berke Breathed, not Trudeau. :wink:


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Re: Hunting

Postby Abdul Alhazred » Tue Nov 21, 2017 5:10 pm

Anaxagoras wrote:Bloom County was like, actually good.

As far as I recall, Doonesbury never was. (Maybe I'm just too young to remember?)


Some of the ones he did in college were OK for college humor.
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Re: Hunting

Postby sparks » Tue Nov 21, 2017 6:56 pm

WildCat wrote:So here's


Shotgun. Looks similar to a Remington model Eleven Hundred. Great shotgun. One does not hunt deer with a shot gun. But I'm sure you will provide the appropriate expla-rationalization....

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Re: Hunting

Postby ed » Tue Nov 21, 2017 7:06 pm

Slugs or ... get ready for it ... Buckshot.

2 bucks if you can tell us why it is called "Buck" shot.
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