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Offline Mod90

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Re: Hunting has been slow.
« Reply #20 on: February 04, 2021, 05:48:05 PM »
I say live to hunt, itís not always about the kill.
If you take a big game animal the work begins to pack it out of where you are in the remote areas that you may be hunting in.
Safeway is still open.

A lot of noobs never consider this when they think about taking up hunting large game. The further you get from the roads and the more harsh the terrain, the more difficult it'll be to haul that animal's carcass out from where you shot it. Field dressing helps, but if its a particularly large animal unless you are willing to sacrifice and lose a lot of meat you're in for a good workout.
I shot an adult capybara some months back, roughly 5 km into a swamp. I estimate he could have been about 150lbs live weight. After dressing I had to haul that sucker out, and it was anything but easy. I had to make 2 trips. When I got home and weighed him, there was just under 90 pounds of meat on the scale. Ain't no way on this planet eas I I going to try to haul that much load over that long a distance, with swamp mud grabbing ahold of my boots every single step of the way.


Manny, you'll have your chance at that square jawed boar soon enough. You've got the patience, your time will come.
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Re: Hunting has been slow.
« Reply #21 on: February 26, 2021, 12:38:24 PM »
Told myself a few weeks back that next time I see the medium boar I would take it down, however that has not been the case even yesterday first the boar came in twice before feeding time and then the 2 Saws came after the corn was on the ground.

Gotta remind myself to shoot the first time I see a porker, if I watch it to many times I kinda get familiar with it and find it hard to shoot.
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Re: Hunting has been slow.
« Reply #22 on: March 07, 2021, 09:50:18 AM »
The kill isn't everything.  As a matter of fact, once you have full confidence that you can make the shot, that hunt can be over in your mind.  I guided elk years ago in Colorado. My favorite client purposely shot over a world-class bull after a long hunt.  His Daughter had gifted him the trip because he loved hunting, but he was dying himself of a long-term illness.
The shot was 60 yds standing broadside, with a .300 mag that he had shot over 30 years. He passed on the kill.  Then stated that it was the most successful hunt of his life. There was a tear running down his face, just as the one on my face now...
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Re: Hunting has been slow.
« Reply #23 on: March 07, 2021, 11:53:51 AM »
Well Manny, we all slow down and we get slower as we get OLDER!! lol
« Last Edit: March 07, 2021, 11:58:15 AM by Madd Hatter »
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Re: Hunting has been slow.
« Reply #24 on: March 23, 2021, 09:42:45 PM »
Hey Manny here in California free roaming feral hogs do thousands of dollars of damage to crops and habitat that both farmers and native wildlife depend for their liivelyhood and existence, curly tailed hogs get killed. No ill intent ment but it's what I have to do to keep them in business.    Mike
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Re: Hunting has been slow.
« Reply #25 on: March 29, 2021, 07:57:14 PM »
The kill isn't everything.  As a matter of fact, once you have full confidence that you can make the shot, that hunt can be over in your mind.  I guided elk years ago in Colorado. My favorite client purposely shot over a world-class bull after a long hunt.  His Daughter had gifted him the trip because he loved hunting, but he was dying himself of a long-term illness.
The shot was 60 yds standing broadside, with a .300 mag that he had shot over 30 years. He passed on the kill.  Then stated that it was the most successful hunt of his life. There was a tear running down his face, just as the one on my face now...

Cool story,....Thanks.
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Re: Hunting has been slow.
« Reply #26 on: June 07, 2021, 02:58:02 PM »
I swear I'll get back on the horse soon :) ........I met an incredible woman so the past few months where completely dedicated to her but I'm gonna start shooting my guns again soon and resume hunting :)
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Re: Hunting has been slow.
« Reply #27 on: June 07, 2021, 06:25:02 PM »
I swear I'll get back on the horse soon :) ........I met an incredible woman so the past few months where completely dedicated to her but I'm gonna start shooting my guns again soon and resume hunting :)
She is a lucky woman; not many men left nowadays who drop their hobbies to be with the one they care for.  :D
Major kudos; and keep the lady on the top of the list; if she's the one... the piggies can wait, they're only getting bigger after all
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