Why are you not a hunter yet?

>man has stalked and hunted game for thousands of years
>teaches you to procure your own food
>highest quality meat, free of antibiotics and other toxic, artificial shit used in industrial farming
>allows you to spend time in nature
>improves your physical fitness
>improves your marksmanship
>extremely fun and rewarding

  1. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    We domesticated livestock 7,000 years ago to taste better than anything you could hunt, and you can just walk outside and blast one in the head, no effort required, not to mention they give you a replenishing supply of fiber and milk unlike huntables

    Also, hunters are cucks to game rules. I'd respect a poacher more honestly.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      That dude is literally homeless and mentally ill. He thinks he's an independent nomad but in reality he's just a freeloader to everyone around him.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Damn they said the same thing about Jesus too
        Ironic

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >Freeloader
        He does farm labor

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      The Neolithic revolution and its consequences have been a disaster for the human race.

      PS: Fuck ya mudda

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Fucking retard. Herders have always been extremely tall, in Europe and Africa they were and still are consistently taller than any hunter gatherer has ever been.
        Herders have access to more high quality protein making them taller and smarter than hunter gatherers which is why they won in the end.
        But go ahead keep larping you fucking caveman monkeybrain moron.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Wrong moron retard. Early agriculturalists were sickly, anemic dwarves with massive tooth decay from an extremely carb heavy diet.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            he said HERDER you fucking midwit. like the masai and similar tribes who drink milk blood and eat meat. they are essentially the best of both worlds. you have the security of having your own animals to care for without the uncertainty of the wild, thats why these guys are like 6' minimum as adults if they have their natural diet. btw in a SHTF, people like you are doomed because of refugees hunting local animals to extinction

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Wrong. It started with people cucking to the concept of the city-state 7000 years ago in Mesopotamia, Egypt, and Greece and peaked at the 1st industrial revolution. The 4th IndRev (where we are now) is the downfall of the homo sapiens as we know it
        The only way to go back is to focus on your nuclear family, divide your kin affairs at the clan level, spread your tribe across vast distances, never identify with a nation, and never become reliant on electricity and computers.
        >inb4 *autistic pol screeching*

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >never identify with a nation
          Nationalism is just tribalism on steroids.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            PEDs are bad >:(

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >that pic
        The skull on the left is actually a medieval German. Dude was just an insane chad. Conceptually correct, however the sweet spot is a mix of hunting and semi-nomadic pastoralism.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          This, best of both world, live like an ancient steppe nomad.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >People identity with the guy on the left because they buy a bunch of steaks from the supermarket and drive out to sit in a stand and shoot a deer from 25 yards away two times a year.
        >No cognitive dissonance over owning a $7,000 load out for "the Boog" and not being able to run a mile or do a single pull up.

        It's like there is this whole huge sunset of Western men who see themselves being degraded into bovine consumers, and they want to avoid this, but instead of engaging in free thinking they just fine a meme to attach too and then begin consooming goods that go along with that meme.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          They got grifted by Andrew Tate and people like him, feeding them the "traditional masculinity" meme.
          While there are many valuable traits to aspire to with traditional masculine men, what the common incel believes and tries to imitate is a farce.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Thats a Germanic migration era man on left you retarded idiotic cuck
        Why cucks here are so retarded

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >We domesticated livestock 7,000 years ago to taste better than anything you could hunt
      elk meat is the most delicious i've ever tasted tbh

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Bear sausage is incredible.
        Pic not rel.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Listen to this anon, he's right. Go blast elk.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        venison tastes way better than cow meat by far.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous
    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Love this autist, he lives in a carriage of sheep and has to trade for other stuff with the milk, because he can't digest so much protein or some shit.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Also, hunters are cucks to game rules. I'd respect a poacher more honestly.
      Fuck ya mudda

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >taste better than anything you could hunt
      bro what? Unless you talking about Kobe or some other unreasonably priced shit, game meat is better.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Ever heard the expression that something tastes "gamey"? It's carries a negative connotation for a reason
        >No you don't understand, that's a good flavor
        Ok guy

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >It's carries a negative connotation for a reason
          It does?

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Most of it is from ppl having poorly handled meat. For example, some ppl don't know about the various scent glands on animals so when they field dress their quarry they touch that shit with their hands or knife then proceed to spread that shit to everything they touch. This makes the meat "gamey". Properly handled meat at least from the most common hunted animals don't have a gamey taste. Now some animals have a natural taste that you cannot escape for example even in domestic goat and lamb, you will know you are eating one and not confuse it with beef for example. Beef too has a distinctive flavor tho you may just be used to it from having consumed it since birth. In short, you are just a bitch boy whiny baby who never grew beyond your 6 yo pallet for tendies and fruit cup.

  2. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I have a stay-at-home wife and toddler kids, work full time, have no friends, have a shitty urbanite moron extended family, and am trying to save up for a farm and prepper homestead.
    I'll camp hogs that sneak on my property. Big game hunting is for culty megachurch xtians, white trash rednecks, and rich childless assholes

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      If you want to see the white race survive you need to take the redneck pill and reject gnomish divide and conquer strategies. We are just you but with a traditional non commercial culture.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        My wife and I are not ethnically white by your 4chan standards.
        I appreciate European values of diligence and tenacity more than any other culture and would like my kids to marry blondes and gingers only, but post-Industrial Revolution Euro-American values are inhumane and overcomplicated. Fuck fascism and nazism

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >Fuck fascism and nazism
          gaaaaaaaaaaaaaayyyyyy

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Those are the gayest ideologies right along with communism and it’s variants

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        My wife and I are not ethnically white by your 4chan standards.
        I appreciate European values of diligence and tenacity more than any other culture and would like my kids to marry blondes and gingers only, but post-Industrial Revolution Euro-American values are inhumane and overcomplicated. Fuck fascism and nazism

        >PrepHole falls silent as it realizes they are in fact the minority now

  3. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I am

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Those aren't 12ft tall North American monsters like what OP is specifically inferring

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >he doesn't know
        honestly your life is better not knowing the truth behind the squirrels

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I need to get a hunting license.

      https://i.imgur.com/NTjc7Gc.jpg

      fucking love shooting birds

      Do they taste good?

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        so you know how most people say something “tastes just like chicken”? grouse literally does except it’s drier. Also they have 1/3rd the fat of chickens so that must affect something but they are legitimately just delicious fowl. I am convinced that if there is a deity he put them on this earth to tide us over until we invented supermarkets.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          I didn’t have the stomach to shoot a quail.
          With fish I couldn’t care less but I don’t want to hurt mammals.
          Squirrels I don’t have much empathy for since those tree rats terrorize birds, my dogs and my cherry tree but quails are harmless.
          What I really want to eat is a pheasant. They’re annoying, huge and taste great from what I heard.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            arguably you get to learn more about quail's lifecycle, habits, and all of that shit by shooting them. to truly love and understand an animal is to take them as game in an ecologically responsible fashion.

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              I suppose a quick shot would be more humane than being eating alive by a cat or coyote.

              I dont find killing animals for fun appealing

              Most hunters harvest the meat and those who don’t are honorary morons.

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              >in an ecologically responsible fashion.
              Shut the fuck up.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                > t. native american who shoots 12 moose a year from a truck bed drinking beer

                get fucked gay there's nothing to be proud of in being MUH APEX PREDATOR if you are actively destroying the environment you pretend you enjoy

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                You are a beta and a cuckold. I am not.

                Hahaha, it's, it's just so funny Anon, hahahaha, ha, it's just that, I'm not going to do it hahahaha. I'm just not going to take the vax, I'm not going to horde my batteries and paint to put in the good goy him on special days, I'm not going eat the bugs or the soi, and I'm not going to shop with the reusable cuck bag. Hahahah, sorry, I just, haha, I'm not going to do it.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Squirrel tastes similar to rabbit but better imo

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      What's your squirrel gun? Mine's a .22 LR Remington 504, I love it to dead save for the magazine. I'm currently building a .32 muzzleloader for squirrel hunting too.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        not him, but ruger american in .17hmr for squirrels and rabbits.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        NTA but I'm putting a 10/22 together with a B-TM folding stock; I can't wait. Mags are easy to clean, too, which is nice.
        >I'm currently building a .32 muzzleloader for squirrel hunting too.
        Based; would love to hear more in future hunting threads as I want one for some retarded reason as well.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Any of you PrepHolemorons into air rifles? A lot of areas by me allow only shotgun for squirrels and I hate using a shotgun. Been thinking about going after em with a spring powered air rifle. I got one that I got as a kid that puts out quarter sized groups at 25yd, I think that is acceptable for squirrel but I honestly never hunted with one. Shot a few pest squirrels with it at like 15 yds and it obviously worked fine at that distance

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Yes I love air rifles. What MFG/model/caliber is it? Might be able to figure out how much power it has. If you have a cheap chronograph and know your pellet weight you could also figure that out.

        I have a Crosman 1377 carbine and a Gamo swarm that I love. The Swarm's trigger is odd but good enough, especially considering the upside that it's a rather cheap magazine fed break barrel. The 1377 is great for its size but it's a 10 pump. Never brought either hunting but there's always a first.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          I have a 2007 gamo big cat .177. I haven't shot it in like a decade but took it out the other day and had a blast. Picking up a crossman vantage np in .22 soon and I am planning on hunting with it as it should deliver some extra oomph

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Squirrel hunters rise up

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        fug yeah (can't find any pics of greys ATM)

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Do you eat them? I hate the thought of just shooting them for fun and it seems like a tragedy to let the meat go to waste.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Apparently we have foxes in some part of my state but I have not seen one. Word is they are slowly migrating from the western region into my area, which is more central, but I have not seen them. On the boomer forums they say some of their orchards are overrun so hopefully they will make it here soon and in decent numbers bc I would love to get one.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            That's a red in my pic not a fox. But yeah, fox squirrels are somewhat rare even here. Where I hunt there are none but I see them in some patches of woods much like reds, albeit not as rare as reds.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Squirrels are friends, you moron.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        NTA but they're friends around the house but food on game land.

  4. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The animals I want to hunt most are gorillas and chimps. Pretty much impossible considering they’re protected. The thought of hunting a chimp with a sledgehammer is incredible though

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      In Uganda the chimp are hunting niglets, I'm sure if you go there the locals will look to another way if you sledghammer some chimps.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Do you think a sledgehammer could be used to end a chimp? I know they’re tough animals, but a single swing should finish the job.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          A perfectly placed kick with a steel toe or rock bash could kill nearly any land based animal.
          "Is the chimp going to position himself and wait patiently for you to strike it?" Is the real question here

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Chimps are scary as fuck, extremely violent and have the strength of an 8 ft tall roided giga orc. You'd be an absolute retard to go anywhere near striking distance to one.

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Could a chimp handle getting slammed with a sledgehammer though? Even a gorilla isn’t just taking that

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                It'll probably tear off your limbs before you even get to swing at it.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Only a good strike at the head, but I woudln't risk it. The most primitive I would use to hunt one would be a very heavy javelin or a warbow.

                If it was tied to a brick with plastic already like a wagner convict yeah it'd die, but sledgehammers are terrible weapons in the first place, they're too slow an unwieldy to stop a human, let alone a chimp. You might be able to take on a chimp with a sword or another real melee weapon, but nah brah, not a sledgehammer.

                Is chimp even tasty or edible period? Probably not worth hunting if not

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                They are sometimes eated as bushmeat, but I wouldn't risk it, too likely to catch something.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                It will probably give you fucking AIDS and monkey pox.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                It's edible and probably even tasty if cooked right, but considering how eating monkey meat is how AIDS probably started, I wouldn't chance it unless I was going to starve to death.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >eating monkey meat is how AIDS probably started
                *beating not eating

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >actually believing the cut-hunter theory

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                I would believe more if they got it of using chimp brothels, like how the indonesians had orangutans whores.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Anon please elaborate on both of these, I’ve only read that one account from the orangutan lady that said the locals got raped by orangutans at night.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                https://www.the-sun.com/news/3657105/prostitute-orangutan-pony-tragic-story/

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >eating monkey meat is how AIDS probably started
                This is a lie started by monkey-fuckers from the early 1900s who wouldn't admit to sticking it in one of these guys.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                AIDS butthole to non-AIDS penis transmission is less likely than AIDS penis to non-AIDS butthole.

                So if the monkey sex theory is true, it's most likely someone took monkey dick and not the other way around.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Some std-riddled european """explorer""" fucked a monkey and got SIV blood in his open sores

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                If it was tied to a brick with plastic already like a wagner convict yeah it'd die, but sledgehammers are terrible weapons in the first place, they're too slow an unwieldy to stop a human, let alone a chimp. You might be able to take on a chimp with a sword or another real melee weapon, but nah brah, not a sledgehammer.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Only a good strike at the head, but I woudln't risk it. The most primitive I would use to hunt one would be a very heavy javelin or a warbow.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          It would run and jump circles around you, tear off your arm and fuck you in the arse. A sledgehammer is the worst fucking weapon of choice againt a midget sized athletic powerhouse that can also bench press 2 times more than your fatass you dumb cunt. Oh, and also with fangs the size of your fingers evolved to rip out throats.
          I don’t like chimps but I’d honestly put you in a ring with one. If we’re lucky, we’d also see him use your ripped off head as a fucktoy for his 1 inch long chimp dick.

  5. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    That's a beautiful bison. Also nice heart shot and cartridge choice. .300 WM with a bonded 180gr slug drops bulls like that like a sack of potatoes.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      How much would a bison hunt like that cost?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      arguably you get to learn more about quail's lifecycle, habits, and all of that shit by shooting them. to truly love and understand an animal is to take them as game in an ecologically responsible fashion.

      One of my life goals is to hunt one of these magnificent beasts, harvest its meat and use it to sustain myself and my family. That is what main protagonists do while NPCs just whine and moan about inane and pointless theories about muh environment or their hurt feelings while gobbling down on toxic goyslop that destroys their weak and flabby bodies.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >what main protagonists do
        do you also have a custom funko pop of yourself you double moron?

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >recruitable companion AT BEST

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I can't tell if this is bait or not. It's so close to how these fags really sound.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Got any bison recipes? I recently got a few pounds of ground never cooked it before. Looks extremely lean so burgers seem like they're not a great idea.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        You can do burger just mix in extra fat. Bison burgers are tits.

  6. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I only hunt squirrels and turkey now, I'm too scared of prions to hunt deer or elk anymore.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >I'm too scared of prions to hunt deer or elk anymore.
      Wut?

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Chronic wasting disease, a disease caused by prions found in cervids. Similar to mad cow disease and Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Well that fucking blows.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            So far there are no documented cases of CWD making the jump to humans, there's even a long term study regarding some people that were fed some domestic venison that turned out to be from a deer afflicted by CWD. But prions still scare the piss out of me, I've been looking up ways that adequately denature them since getting a deer tested for it requires removal of the head and that means cutting through the spinal cord which is one of the places prions tend to accumulate. I've inherited three deer rifles from my grandpa and his brother, and it feels like a waste to completely give up on hunting deer if there's a way I can mitigate any risk of contracting CWD. So far I'm thinking like a sort of deer guillotine for removing the heads for testing and blasting it with >1 N NaOH followed by 60% H2O2 for any potential prion destruction. The literature is still kind of murky for methods that adequately deactivate prions though; I need to keep reading.

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Isn't there like plenty of meat on a deer that you can retrieve without chopping the head off or eating the brains?

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Oh yeah there's plenty of meat that can easily be removed without getting near the spine or head, the tenderloin is some of the best meat though and it sits right next to the backbone. Everybody and their uncle recommends not eating any meat from a deer that tests positive for CWD though, and anyone that says it's fine is playing a game of Russian roulette IMHO. Is a few pounds of meat really worth the risk of becoming Patient 0? Turkey hunting is the tits though, even though the meat is tough as nails and the drumsticks completely inedible unless you smoke them, the hunting part of it is a rush. Turkeys can be some of the dumbest animals in America until you try hunting them.

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              >followed by 60% H2O2
              Do you even understand what 60 percent Hydrogen Peroxide is like? Holy fuck is that strong IIRC. Take some meat or a bloody squirrel pelt and poke a hole in the foil seal of a hydrogen peroxide 3% bottle with a toothpick. Squirt a ton on. Feel how warm that gets. Now imagine if that was 60% on a chopped off deer neck. I'll leave you with a "35%+" video (wtf kind of measurement is that?) and the ExplosionsAndFire guy. I swear there was a video either Ex&F or NileRed made that showed different concentrations of peroxide reacting but I can't find it.

              I'm no chemist but IMO strongly consider further research before even buying a bottle of 60% peroxide.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Do moose, bears and buffalos have it?

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            I honestly have no idea, I don't hunt any of those. I assume moose are cervids but I could be wrong. I don't know what family buffalo are, and I'm going to go ahead and say I doubt bears have any prevalent prion diseases.

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              I mean I heard that stuff about deer. I never had the chance to hunt bear or buffalo (just saw it on Meat Eater - Steve Rinella TV Show)

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Yeah but that's somewhat easy to detect should you know what to look for

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            CWD can take years to start showing any apparent symptoms, the prions are still building up in their body during this time.

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              https://i.imgur.com/pxt8ETo.jpg

              Yeah but that's somewhat easy to detect should you know what to look for

              Chronic wasting disease, a disease caused by prions found in cervids. Similar to mad cow disease and Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease

              I only hunt squirrels and turkey now, I'm too scared of prions to hunt deer or elk anymore.

              Wow we all watched the same YouTube video shut up

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                What are you talking about? I've never watched a single video on YouTube about CWD. None of the information posted in this thread about CWD is revolutionary or novel, you can find it published on just about every state's department of natural resources website.

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              I see what you're saying and it's true. There are many seemingly healthy deer that will carry cwd and you won't know. Any visible sign is only exhibited in animals that have reached the most terminal stage. It all comes down to your risk tolerance. I don't give a shit. My state has cwd and although I don't live or hunt in the cwd zone I am 100% convinced that it is present in my deer population (the zone is literally only one county over) and we know how much deer can travel. It is a virtual impossibility that deer from that county have not intermingled with mine. Likely they are even the same deer even depending on their travel patterns.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Chronic Wasting Disease has been known to science for more than 50 years, and millions and millions of pounds of deer meat has been eaten by millions and millions of people, and there has not been one verifiable case of CWD in humans. Not one.

  7. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Have to pass an expensive course and then pass exams, study and prepare for it
    >Have to get a whole ass new rifle because hunting clubs are snobs and they will ostracize you for hunting with a 'salt rifle
    >Have to pay to become a member of a local hunting club (they might not let you in)
    >Have to pay yearly membership fee
    >Have to actively take care of the animals, haul them feed during winters

    That's how it is in my country.
    If you aren't in because you love hunting and do it purely for the benefits (and you don't know the right people), it takes ages for you to get your 'investment' back.
    Not talking about the fact that you might also need some sort of an off-road vehicle.

    I was thinking about it, but honestly, I can't be bothered to invest thousands € to get 500 € worth of meat back. Much easier to just raise it myself.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Your country sounds shit.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >Your country sounds shit.
        Yeah, it is.

  8. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I'm saving my ammo gor morons

  9. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Still haven't gone hunting yet. I'd like to go but I don't know any of it (even though I'm a gun owner)

  10. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    fucking love shooting birds

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      What’s your favorite meal/food to make with them?

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        partridge buffalo chicken burgs
        partridge tendies
        smoked partridge tacos
        Smoked partridge sandwiches

  11. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >highest quality meat, free of antibiotics and other toxic

    Competely wrong. Shooting infuses the meat with lead and consuming it needs to be limited.

    Prions disease and other fuked shit is mainly a problem from hunting in the wild.

    You’re not even supposed to consume certain types of fish over certain sizes due to bioaccumulation of metals and toxins in it.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      You know that lead-free ammo is a thing, right?

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Lead-free ammo is pushed by retarded libshit morongays that want to ban lead ammo because it's cheap and available. A bonded lead bullet that retains its weight is not going to "infuse" anything with lead and you are supposed to cut out the wound channel generously anyway.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          I think they did some research ages ago that also confirmed that hunters do not sure from issues related to lead at any rate higher than the general population. it's all anti hunting bullshit and libshits eat it up.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Retarded reddit spacing garden gnome.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Shooting infuses the meat with lead
      only an issue for small game/birds you take with lead shot and then only if you eat lots of it over long periods. Hunting medium-large game even with soft-tip ammo is simple to avoid lead contamination by dressing around the wound were the meat is ruined already.

      >Prion disease and other fuked shit is mainly a problem from hunting
      just wrong. Source of most prion cases are contamination from livestock raised under poor conditions. Parasites are more of an issue with wild game though if you're under-cooking meat.

      >consume certain types of fish over certain sizes
      salt-water game fishing isn't really what the OP is talking about and not PrepHole

      but OP is wrong that game meat is the highest quality. Even if you acquire a taste for wild meat, top-tier domesticated meat is still superior in every way other than antibiotic content. Can absolutely see why hunting for better meat doesn't make sense for the average person, but if you're born into the right opportunities, it can make perfect sense to bag a years worth of meat for the cost of one trip out. No wonder so many people sour grapes about it.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >but OP is wrong that game meat is the highest quality. Even if you acquire a taste for wild meat, top-tier domesticated meat is still superior in every way other than antibiotic content.
        Venison is arguably the highest quality, leanest and healthiest red meat you can physically obtain.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          been eating whitetail, axis, mule deer and elk all my life. Love the taste, but beef is just better and being fattier makes it the superior red meat. Have to add some other animal fat to venison for sausage/ground and fry the steaks up to compete with beef. Sure, quality beef is expensive and can be even harder to obtain without antibiotics than venison some places. Not even talking about wagyu beef or other delicacy products; cows in general have just been bred forever into the superior meat animal.

  12. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    But I am.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous
    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Gut shot? Did you have to finish it off?

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Shout him as he was running away from me through thick brush. Actually hit through the back flank and out the gut, by the time I found it it was already dead.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous
    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Nice piggy.

  13. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I dont find killing animals for fun appealing

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      it's for meat.

  14. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Because game is full of vermins and parasites.

  15. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I think animals are cute. I think it would feel bad to kill them. I would not even use all the meat. I don't have a large enough freezer. I dont know how to make jerky or sausage two off the best things you can di with it imo. It's work to process an animal and I am lazy.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      If it were legal to hunt pit bulls, I would literally go on a genocidal rampage. I wouldn't even eat the meat. I'd grind it up and sell it to black people of color for $1 a pound.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Pit bulls arn't animals they are varmints. They should be eradicated.

  16. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >improves your physical fitness
    nothing says physically fit like sitting still for hours at a time

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I hate safari hunting so much. Those for guides in the back make it happen. Take you safely to the area. Track the animal until even a retard can't miss a shot. If you do somehow fuck up they will drop it. All the skill necessary to stalk prey like that is rented. Really rustles my jimmies.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Here in South Africa, Americans are considered to be very poor shots. When they organise hunting trips for them (at more than ten times the local price) they literally line up the shot for them from the back of the pickup (padded seats and shooting rest), then tell them to come pull the trigger.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          I'm sure in reality it's a mix, but would not be surprised. Most of the guys who are legitimate sportsmen are not of the sort with the means to do such a hunt. Even a guided hunt in north America of the type you see on hunting shows are running close to 10k starting. For many ppl this is not a luxury they can afford and even if they could it's a one time deal. So for the African hunts it leaves you with a very particular clientele which is suspect consists mostly of grifter salesmen sponsored by product companies or just the type of rich fag we all love to hate. Probably a small minority of them are legitimate sportsmen.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Safari preserves protect the animals from (Chinese-funded) poachers. The meat from a safari goes to the locals and every piece of the animal is used. They are a net good for the local wildlife and villages.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Why do pics like this always get posted in every hunting thread? You anti gays know this is not even 1% of the hunting that happens right. Can you please at least pretend not to be ignorant urban shitheads?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I hate safari hunting so much. Those for guides in the back make it happen. Take you safely to the area. Track the animal until even a retard can't miss a shot. If you do somehow fuck up they will drop it. All the skill necessary to stalk prey like that is rented. Really rustles my jimmies.

      >Implying that canned shoots on South African game farms represent all hunting in Africa.
      Idiotic. That would be like saying America is a crime-ridden warzone because of mass shootings, or that all hunting in North America is like hunting on a high-fence Texas game ranch. Here are some examples of actual safaris:

      Bonus video:

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        ?t=1123
        check this oke shooting that buffalo 4 times

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          And it still didn't die. Tough animals.

  17. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    sometimes I run after rabbits for fun

  18. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    i'd rather let the factory farms and slaughterhouses do the killing for now. if i had to hunt i would, but until i have to, i won't.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      But factory farms and slaughterhouses are like the holocaust but it’s actually real

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        i don't like the way they do the farms and slaughterhouses either, but it keeps the fresh blood off of my hands. the conditions and methods could definitely use a massive overhaul for the better. going back to every town having a local butcher etc would probably solve a lot of problems.

  19. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Don't like killing

  20. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    they refuse me a hunting licence so i only hunt in video games
    t. asiapoor

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      What cunt?

  21. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Dealing with triple cucked hunting laws and seasons
    >Either know a guy that has land with game that are practically his pets or hump it on overcrowded barren public land
    >Have pigs hounding your ass for a violation the whole time
    Sorry anon I wish I could I love the outdoors but can not overstate how much I hate hunting.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >I wish I could love the outdoors but
      >Hunting laws
      There is still backpacking, hiking, climbing, canoe/rafting trips, mountain biking, climbing, mountaineering, etc.

      Hunting is probably one of the worst activities for the outdoors just because you don't get to see as much and there are more logistical and legal headaches.

      You can't hunt in Zion or Yellowstone, but I certainly wouldn't say there is no point in going.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >you mean I have to be responsible and can't do whatever I want???
      >you mean I have to put in actual effort???
      Kek

  22. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Went grouse hunting on skis yesterday.
    Didn't see a single bird except some ptarmigans on the road, snow conditions were also worse than I'd hoped for so u only got like 4 miles in the 4 hours of sunlight I had.

  23. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I assume there exists such thing as guides for hire for first time hunters?

    I moved out of new york city to somewhere more PrepHole and PrepHole a few years ago but now I want to learn to hunt, but aside from taking a hunter's safety course I don't know where to go or how to go about doing it. I assume there's specific areas in the woods where you can and cannot hunt else I would just shoot the deer in my backyard?

    I have PrepHole friends here but they don't hunt and I don't have any hunter friends or acquaintances that could show me the ropes and take me along

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      If you know enough to take the hunters safety course then you know enough to dig around your states hunting land pages they all have it and will have all the regs you need any specific questions just contact your dnr or whatever the equivalent is. The rest is just getting your ass out there and trial and error till you find your quarry

  24. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I haven't really had the opportunity.
    >Grew up innacity, parents didn't even have guns
    >Grandpa was a hunter but died before I was old enough to go with him
    >PrepHole friends are all mallninjas who just blast 15yd steel all day and don't even practice marksmanship fundamentals, much less hunt
    >Only friend who *has* done hunting did it years ago with more experienced friends and now has a business and a kid taking up all of his time

    I'd really like to hunt some birbs in particular, not sure why but blasting flying stuff with a shotgun seems fun to me I guess, and I guess I'm a bit less grossed out by dressing them than a deer. I don't think they exist in my area but I'd also really like to try hogs or even boar because their meat is fucking delicious, there's a German restaurant I go to sometimes that has boar sausages and they're amazing.

  25. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    because bugs are a far more sustainable and ecologically friendly protein source, chud

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Best start believin in dystopian futures you're in one...

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      It angers me on a spiritual level that people like this actually exist

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        They don't really exist. At least not really, it's all just for social media attention. So in effect they only exist there. I'm sure there are ppl who are for real exploring and considering alternative protein sources, but I doubt they are literal onions stereotype like this. And even then they are in their urban containment zones and won't venture too far from it.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I'm already a hunter. Planning to make my own bacon with the next feral pig I get.

      For the love of God, tell me this is a parody.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Tell me (or the next hunting thread) how that bacon turns out. We don't have feral hogs here (yet) but I'm going to shoot every one I see when we do. The bacon, if good, would just be a hell of an incentive.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          One of my mates made some and it was great. That's why I decided to try making it myself.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Was it a young male or a female? I've heard they're strong if they're mature males. Did he do anything special like brining to dull some flavors or just a normal bacon curing method?

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Just a normal method. Rubbed it in salt and put it in the smoker. It was a male.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                nice; will have to remember.

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Never hunted them but had ferral hog from the south a few times gifted by ppl. It was not bad but I am not super excited about it. Don't recall it being especially good. I don't get excited for it like venison or other game. Plus are they really as plentiful as ppl say? I hear in reality it's quite difficult to get permission to hunt them despite them being pests.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                I don't live in an area where they are so I've never tried it nor have I even seen one. From what I understand, they do form quite large packs and become a problem. The difficulty in permission to hunt them is AFAIK gayry in Texas since they have basically no public land so they have to pay some dickhead to hunt. Thank god my state has SOME public land (and a list of properties that allow hunting and just require getting in contact with the landowner) even if it feels pretty pitiful at times and is surrounded by homes and highways. In my state, I imagine they'll get straight on the "No closed season, no limit" just like coyotes and european starlings.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Based Ron boomer

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Spomer is unironically one of the best outdoor/gun YouTubers.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            The ass reaming he took over the AR-15 thing early on served as an appropriate attitude adjuster that so many other fudd boomers missed out on.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I ate bugs and even like some of them but to call this a burger is a disgrace to god

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Do you also live in the pod and are you happy?

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        This grinds my gears too. Just like the whole meatless meat thing, like if you're gonna give up on me at then give it up. Don't try to fucking be mightier than thou and spend all this effort to replicate the thing you swore off. Citidiots man..

  26. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Gets you for
    Come on Anon. Maybe if you hunted the way people used to, but I know plenty of obese old men who hunt. That is probably the single biggest demographic actually.

  27. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Honestly I've just never gone. I think I'll do a charter boar hunt this year and see if I like it.

  28. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I like hunting Ptarmigan and Grouse. Willow Ptarmigan eat willow bushes/buds, that's them in pic, but that has the ingredient for aspirin, acetylsalicylic acid. People eat aspirin to thin bllod to prevent strokes. So I always wondered if them eating willow made their blood a little thiner and if you hike in the cold would that also help humans?

  29. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Landlet, currently saving up for my own plot to hunt on. No, I will not pay the absurd tax landowners charge to hunt on their property. Since Tejas has little public land that's my only option

  30. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    That is a beautiful animal

  31. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I live innasouth and sitting in a tree stand waiting for a durr to walk by isn't my cup of tea.
    I wish I had been alive during the age of the great white hunters.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Though I would like to give duck/other fowl hunting a try. I saw a guy the other day with a duck call hanging from his rearview mirror, everytime we stopped at a light he would practice calls.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Why not hunt small game? A lot of hunting in general IS sitting, but small game lets you walk around a ton. No squirrels after 30 minutes? Move! Get a gut feeling a spot is shit after 15 or even 5? Fuck it, move! Just watch for ticks and mist your clothes and gear with Permethrin beforehand if they're a problem down there. All you have to do is walk relatively quietly and you can change your scenery any time you want, though just watch that you're not alerting one. However, alerting one also lets you know where he is! Be patient even if you spook them; they often come right back out within 15 minutes to re-assess.

      Do you eat them? I hate the thought of just shooting them for fun and it seems like a tragedy to let the meat go to waste.

      I eat every squirrel I shoot and keep the pelts. Reds are not as common but if you have a grouping of pinetrees or evergreens, they're probably there. IIRC their meat is a tad redder than the pinkish of grey squirrel. While they have less meat, oddly they're slightly more tender if my memory is right, though they can be extremely skittish and hard to get at. They're easy to hear for quite a distance, though. Just listen to this and think of how often you hear them: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IMOQv1QHxSQ

      The eastern greys, what I normally go after, are also good eating. Basically chicken. Take them home, skin them, gut them, rinse them off, and marinade them in olive oil for 1-5 nights in the fridge in a Ziploc bag. The bag allows you to use a lot less olive oil than you would in a plastic container. Be sure to keep the bag upright or you'll get oil everywhere. Put your Hispanices of choice in there along with salt and pepper as well. Then once it's done marinading, pan fry in butter. Just like chicken. IMO the fat is really good too, and soft. IIRC the fat is best in a stew.

      Though I would like to give duck/other fowl hunting a try. I saw a guy the other day with a duck call hanging from his rearview mirror, everytime we stopped at a light he would practice calls.

      Might be able to practice like that with other game calls too. I don't use squirrel calls but "squirrel chewing nut" and "squirrel bark" "calls" exist. As well as "rabbit in distress" for predators (basically a whistle or a squeaky toy squeaker).

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Based and use-every-part-of-the-animal-pilled. Do squirrels carry any nasty diseases? Ever encountered a rabid one?

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >Do squirrels carry any nasty diseases? Ever encountered a rabid one?
          I've seen a red have a bit of trouble walking around a road neighboring my hunting area years ago but IDK what was wrong with him. He seemed fine, not breathing weird or anything. Not rabies AFAIK as I've seen the effects of that once, and it isn't pretty. I've heard animals get into fermented fruit and get drunk sometimes though (see links) so it's possible he was okay but ate something funky; maybe it was a mushroom which I've been told they also supposedly eat. Nothing like that since then, though, and nothing else in my 8+ years of studying local animals and exploring around my town and hunting spots. I do a ton of biking and walking so I much of the wildlife and know what is sick and where.

          Like many rodents, they CAN carry the plague, but unless you're in California or near don't even worry about it; mostly ground squirrels and mice over there that's the issue. All I do is spray my game bag with Permethrin before using it and after getting the game home while it's still in there. Fleas are your biggest concern IMO. Check their liver and organs for spots if you're really worried and don't eat it if something concerns you. I've seen a bot fly—do not look up pictures—one time and promptly squeezed it out of the squirrel's skin and splattered it for being something straight out of a horror game. Doesn't cause issues with the meat but they're fucking disgusting.

          >Based and use-every-part-of-the-animal-pilled
          Thanks anon; I don't use "every" part of the squirrel, but you can probably use the guts as predator bait where legal and the heart can be cooked. Liver too obviously, but I've never tried either. Been wanting an excuse to fry a heart, though. And squirrel nuts are fucking gross, IMO, but maybe I'm just not the kind of person to like "rocky mountain oysters". Just can't eat them.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Heart and liver taste the same as chickens. I've tried the nuts once but won't do it again. It wasn't bad, there was just nothing to it, had no taste and texture and tbh, but I think it's just bc I don't like them. Tried them off a deer buck too, frying in butter but it wasn't all that. Def would eat it all in a survival situation but these days I just toss it. I'd also like to try and make menudo from deer stomach but the thought of getting it cleaned and dealing with the mess is kind of overwhelming. I only hunt public land so it's kind of difficult to get those sorts of parts out and the thought of getting the deer out ungutted isn't very attractive either since I cant use powered vehicles to get them out so it would take a long time.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Anyways, I got on that squirrel nut distraction. Pretty much all the meat except for the wound channel is good. Headshots ensure you get all the meat (maybe barring the end of the neck) but leave you with brains to deal with which especially sucks if you want that part of the pelt and skull for taxidermy. Pellet rifles, anything around 15 foot pounds, will ensure you really don't have that much of a mess if that's the case. Hollow point .22 doesn't exactly "blow their mind" so-to-speak, but I've had it make a mess of the base of the skull once so I had to trim the neck short to ensure I wasn't eating brain.

          The leg meat is the main thing you'll want. The only "hard" part of eating the front and back leg meat has to go to shoulder blades because the odd shape is hard to scrape meat off but it's worth it. The "back straps" are good, though shallow. The rib meat, while it isn't much, is good too, even if it's for "shredding" (scraping it off after cooking where it tends to come off in small strips) and either eating on its own like pulled pork or putting it in a stew is very good. Any remaining meat on the bones can be pulled later and frozen to use in a stew.

          Only safety/cleaning stuff I forgot is to be sure to remove the lymph nodes from around the body. Two just at the lower back, just above the pelvis. Two in the "armpits" of the front legs between the underside of the arm and the ribs. There will also be a tan/brown tissue surrounding it. IIRC there's also two on the neck roughly where we have ours, just under and behind the back edge of the jaw. Get the ones on the lower back off first and you'll easily spot any others by looking for something similar. As for cooking, cook it like chicken; wait until it's a white/tan color all the way through. To cook the rest of the squirrel (legs removed), simply run your knife up under the ribs to one side of the center of the chest and they'll cut at the joint. Then break them open flat. Pan fry.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            That's some Gordon Ramsay shit my guy.

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Kek, thanks anon. Rambling while talking about squirrel meat seems to be how my recipe ideas come out. All I'm imagining now is pulled squirrel sandwiches. Pulled pork is great but that comparison to pulled pork I made has me thinking. Before I know it I think I'm going to have a crockpot of "pulled" cooked squirrel meat in a broth ready to put on buns. Also, did you know old hamburger grinders are out there cheap? I've seen them for less than $20. Try to watch for paint to avoid lead, however most are galvanized and okay for use IMO. Squirrels make good ground meat, especially after you marinade it. The patties hold together pretty well and are a little "sticky", so they're forgiving.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Based culinary anon. I like to shred my squirrel meat if I have hunted with a shotgun as you can never be sure you have gotten all the shot when it's raw, particularly if you use small shits like #8. I like to boil the meat in salt water with garlic and onion for about 30-40 min then pick out all the bones. After that you can use it for many things like pot pie filling, mushroom gravy, home made hot pockets, many nice things.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                I'll have to keep that in mind; I love recipes that don't overdo it with the flavors. I find many "hunter's recipes" online and even in books drown the various meats in sauce and flavorings instead of making recipes that still have the taste of the meat there and it's a shame IMO. Gravy, mushrooms, pot pie, you name it; I like all the recipes that work with its taste, not cover it up. If a meat is strong, it can be let to sit in saltwater in the fridge overnight and the water changed out as needed, like IIRC with groundhogs. From there you have perfectly usable meat.

                I'll have to keep those in mind; I use a .22 though so I don't have the shot problem thankfully, though I think I'll try it next year once or twice. Do you have any specific methods for removing the meat quicker or is it a process? Sounds like the boiling may help compared to how I cook it, however.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Nah I don't have a faster way than boiling it. The only other way I make squirrel is like a fried chicken or a south east Asian dish using squirrel and lemon grass and a bunch of other Hispanices. It only works for young tender squirrels though. The larger ones I always do the boil and pick or make some kind of stew. In Peru they eat guinea pigs and call it "cuy" I followed one of their recipes replacing the g.pig with a squirrel and it was pretty interesting. Best to use a young one, but it was very tasty and the presentation looks like you got a mini roast pig lol.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Didn't meant to make it sound like boiling was slow; I've never tried it before is what I was saying. Also, interesting recipe ideas; may have to try them.

                https://i.imgur.com/b8vj199.jpg

                I made squirrel cracklings once. Fry the skin till crunchy, then toss in salt, pepper, garlic powder, onion powder and cumin. Pretty good with beer but don't fry too much or else it gets too hard as there is no fat like in pork.

                How do you remove the fur? I tend to save my pelts for fur but that sounds interesting. It's just fried skin, right?

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Yeah it's just fried skin. You remove the fur by dunking the whole squirrel in boiling water for a few mins. Just like how ppl do hogs or pluck chickens/ducks.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Man I ate ground hog once. It wasn't bad but also want good. I dunno how to describe it, I decided it was a survival only food after. Pic rel. Also got a squirrel that day.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Did you remove the scent glands and lymph nodes, or what my recipe books describe as "kernels"? Because IIRC there's one on 2 if not 4 legs and the lower back, if not more. Also did you brine it overnight? I've heard they're a little rough to eat if you don't brine them. And marinading may help. I have one in the freezer and I'm still debating on what to do with it.

                Their pelts are okay, though, and the two I got were pretty big IMO but I'm a squirrel hunter after all so anything bigger than that is impressive to me.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Nah I didn't know about the scent glands. It didn't smell weird or anything like that. I did marinade but not brine. I slow cooked it so definitely not tough. It just didn't have much of a flavor, maybe it was the way I cooked it, idk. Eat it and let me know how it turns out. Meat is more red than squirrel.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                I made squirrel cracklings once. Fry the skin till crunchy, then toss in salt, pepper, garlic powder, onion powder and cumin. Pretty good with beer but don't fry too much or else it gets too hard as there is no fat like in pork.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            What are rifle are you using? I hate using a shotgun and prefer the 22, however being on public land I know there are often bow hunters out too so I don't love it much from a safety standpoint either, esp shooting them from tree tops. I have a .177 that's a real tack driver and getting a .22 springer this week. What are you using?

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              For a .22lr I prefer a 10/22 and for an air rifle I'm slowly leaning towards bringing my Gamo Swarm in .22, but I haven't shot anything with it yet and it has the cheap plastic scope on it which it came with. It's much easier to shoot good with a scoped but otherwise stock 10/22 than it is the swarm (and most air rifles), though, so you're limited by that. If the .177 has enough power, though, stick with it and shoot them just forward of the base of the ear, maybe not even halfway between base of ear and back corner of eye.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            I'm getting more of a seared bite from the squirrel whopper.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >this moron is so poor he eats squirrels
        jesus christ

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Gotta do what you gotta do to survive. I know people that are so fucking poor they have to poach to survive....police know about it...the c.o's know about it...but they only take what they need.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            What kind of third world shithole do you live in? The Mad Max universe?

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              In and around bc. There are some super poor white families in bc, not as privileged as the natives.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                I used to have a friend like that, chick who grew up on a ranch way out in the southeast corner of the province iirc. The ranch part always makes people think her family had money but they were totally destitute, barely made enough to break even. Pretty cool chick, a lot guys here probably would've liked her because she was a 6' tall athletic redneck tomboy who was also a huge geek and cosplayer, sadly she was my ex's friend and cut me off when we broke up.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                I hear that about a lot of rancher types. Land rich and cash poor ass they say.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                I'd like to down a glass of Dickens Cider if you know what I mean. She sounds lovely.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >he doesn't eat chicken of the trees
          You're missing out, anon.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          It's one of the best tasting meat in the woods. Better than turkey imo. You's is ignant

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Why don't you just still hunt them. I'm from the east so we have similar climate and I have had some success stalking up on deer with both archery and guns. It's def more challenging but is great fun if you're not into stands.

  32. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    If you live on the coast, spearfishing is hunting. You have a vast wilderness at your fingertips.

  33. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Good Lord y'all are pussies, you want meat but won't do the dirty work necessary, and if you've never had venison steak, hog bacon, rattlesnake horderves, grilled alligator, bison burgers, quail poppers, or even cougar schnitzel then you're just missing out plain and simple.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Never ate any kind of cat but would love to try

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Cougar tastes pretty close to pork if you were wondering

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          I don't think you are supposed to eat carnivores, bro. They probably carry sorts of nasty shit and I can't imagine them being even remotely palatable.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            It's fine if you cook it right

  34. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Why are you not a hunter yet, PrepHole?
    I am.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      have you ever put your benis in it?

  35. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I am, it's a pretty solid excuse to own guns in my cucked country (Germany)

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Jägerbernd?

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Jäger, ja. Ich hab gefühlt zehntausend Füchse im Revier.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Basiert. Lieblingsraubwildkaliber?

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            22. Hornet. Leise, tötet zuverlässig, fliegt wie ein Laser bis etwa 150m.
            Leider nur scheissteuer.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          yo jägerbernd. welche region?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Don't have a lot of foxes, neither shoot them.
      Got a nice doe lately.
      Muhh 30-30

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        What? A PrepHole deer that's not gutshot?!

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          I only take safe & close shots. It was quartering away so the bullet came out a little further back than I like it.
          Could have shot another 3 deers that day but my freezer is only so big.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            I got this guy at 120m.

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Noice

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Here is your obligatory "gutshot" deer. This was a quartering to shot. It entered the opposite shoulder and exited far back. Luckily didn't puncture the internal guts at all. I think it was due to 357mag being a bit slower . Clean exit tho.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Waidmannsheil!
        Kaliber?

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Wmd.
          308win SPCE 150grains.
          Not that it would matter. With my hunting style I'll do more 30-30 and muzzleloader hunting in the future.
          Fuck Hochwildtauglichkeit.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Wmd.
        308win SPCE 150grains.
        Not that it would matter. With my hunting style I'll do more 30-30 and muzzleloader hunting in the future.
        Fuck Hochwildtauglichkeit.

        .308 und .30-30 sind eh schon maßlos überdimensioniert auf Reh, und dann noch auf kürzeste Pirschentfernungen? Wozu? Nimm doch eine .223.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Why are you killing cats you psycho?

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Because toxofags ought to be gassed.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            I always shoot wild cats when I see them. They're shit for the environment.

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Would a 22 cal pellet rifle kill a cat?

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                A .22 air rifle will definitely kill a cat if you hit it in the brain or heart.
                I would recommend a real firearm if you're going to be taking shots at them and not just dispatching them after trapping them.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Nta but this
          .223 is the superior deer cartridge; flatter shooting, can be used to take rabbits at long range, costs a fraction of .308, won't overpenetrate like .308 will etc...
          It's been gaining a lot of traction here in the past few years as fudd cognitive dissonance hunters are slowly going away and start to be replaced by younger Chads

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            I don't know about "superior", but for the kind of hunting he said he did it'd certainly be the much more meaningful choice.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Anything will work as long as you know your abilities and use reasonable range. I use 357 PMC Bronze to kill deer every year, but I keep my shots 75 and in. Works fine. Many fudds will tell you it's marginal bc their fudd uncle told them so while conveniently ignoring that their dumbass uncle tried to kill a deer with it at like 200yd back in 1980 or some shit l.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            It's just a different culture. Now days ppl take their marksmanship for seriously in general as far as hunting goes. Back in those days fags didn't even bother to sight in their guns and just took it out opening day hoping to wack Bambi with iron sights taking running shots. Pretty sure this is why some ppl think you need 300 WM for deer as a rule rather than a very few specific scenario.

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Imho you can cover all bases for hunting with 3 cartridges easily:
              >.223 for varminting (even surprisingly pelt-friendly with thin-jacketed and soft lead core bullets like V-Max that enter and explode/disperse inside the body without exiting) and light game like roe deer and easily white tail
              >12ga for fowl and rabbit
              >.300 WM for proper big game hunting (elk, moose, bear, bison) - will take everything on all continents at all hunting distances with 180gr quality bonded bullets like Accubonds, Partitions Chad bullets like A-Frames

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Yeah that'll do it for sure but it really depends on your area and how much travel you do to hunt. Biggest game in my area is deer and bear. So I got a 243 as it's all I will ever need. I'm in one of those states where some areas are straight walled cartridge/shotgun only so I have a 350 legend and a lever boi 357 for that. I prefer 20ga since they are lighter and more handy. With today's ammo you are getting from a 20 what used to take a12. I don't waterfowl, biggest bird I hunt is turkey and the 20 had been fine. Gonna try out 410 with tss this spring tho. Of course some kind of rimfire or air rifle is king for small game. I am impartial to the 22lr myself.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          It's always a 50-50 if I find a deer or a pigger.
          I have no weapon in .223 and tbh I find that caliber gay& anemic.
          One hunt in fall I was so close to a deer, that I thought of using my 4" 38Spec.

          Nta but this
          .223 is the superior deer cartridge; flatter shooting, can be used to take rabbits at long range, costs a fraction of .308, won't overpenetrate like .308 will etc...
          It's been gaining a lot of traction here in the past few years as fudd cognitive dissonance hunters are slowly going away and start to be replaced by younger Chads

          As if cost of ammo is relevant for any hunter lol.

          Idgaf about overpenetration, because I only shoot with backstop behind the animal.
          Neither do I shoot hares. Their population is so low, no need to dent the numbers further.

          The oldtimers here have used anemic <6mm cartridges for ages.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >I have no weapon in .223 and tbh I find that caliber gay& anemic.
            Jagst wohl auch kein Raubwild, Murmeltier oder Birk- und Auerwild.
            .223 ist extrem basiert und gehört in den Waffenschrank eines jeden Jägers. Für Reh außerdem die so ziemlich beste Patrone überhaupt.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        What gun is that? Almost looks like it has a G3 muzzle device. Or a CETME.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Bubbad La Coruna FR8. Don't judge me. I was young and poor with a foolish spending habit.

          >I have no weapon in .223 and tbh I find that caliber gay& anemic.
          Jagst wohl auch kein Raubwild, Murmeltier oder Birk- und Auerwild.
          .223 ist extrem basiert und gehört in den Waffenschrank eines jeden Jägers. Für Reh außerdem die so ziemlich beste Patrone überhaupt.

          All negative. Only piggers & deer. Deer &Piggers. Oh and sometimes the odd coon/crow.
          I do it like the oldtimers. For 30-30&308 I have a load of a 100 grain bullet with a small powder charge for small game.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >bubba'd FR8
            I don't think I've ever seen a bubba'd FR8 but interesting choice, anon. Just hope it didn't cost too much, or it at least shoots well.

            How do I git gud at shooting quail, I suck really hard.

            Do you ever shoot clays?

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              What I lacked in money I invested in time. Bedding, load development etc.
              On the range I can shoot sub-moa groups from a rest.
              200 for the rifle, 90 for the mount, 80 for the stock and 30 for the duracoating.
              In retrospective I should have saved up for a nice BRNO ZKK or a Steyr.
              But I got me a pristine Winchester 94 and a G98 so there is that.
              Now I'm saving for a nice muzzleloader hunting piece or a sharps.

  36. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I live in an appartment with no place to store so much meat

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Chest freezer, also share with friends and family. That's the best part about hunting anyway is to share the goodies with ppl. Everyone loves my annual gathering where I make ppl deer, squirrel, rabbit and other game. Some hunters are shit cooks tho so ymmv. I find that you can't just give the meat to ppl bc even if you trim it up nice most other ppl will fuck it up and do shit like cook venison well done and such then write off game meat bc it's "bad".

  37. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Got really lucky last fall and happened upon a moose

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Did you shoot him between the eyes?

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Not proud of that one. Too low, didn't kill. Ever since that kill I'm thinking of getting a new scope that isn't budget tier

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >Ever since that kill I'm thinking of getting a new scope that isn't budget tier
          I like my $300 Leupold. Budget, yes, but quality budget and I could do worse.

  38. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    How do I learn hunting, or find someone to teach me? I am a Canada fag and I’m getting me loicense in a few days. Unfortunately in my province the only game is waterfowl so I would have to drive at least 5-6h to even get a chance to see a deer. I plan on joining my local rifle association to make connections, but was wondering if any oldfag hunters had some advice

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Waterfowl is actually really fuckin rad to hunt, very entertaining. You don’t get a lot of meat though. As to how to get into it - start hanging around shooting ranges with old guys, if you know any old fellas that hunt offer to help them out around their property in exchange for teaching, ask around the VFW (if such a thing exists there). In the states many DNRs have information and events for new hunters.

      I see what you're saying and it's true. There are many seemingly healthy deer that will carry cwd and you won't know. Any visible sign is only exhibited in animals that have reached the most terminal stage. It all comes down to your risk tolerance. I don't give a shit. My state has cwd and although I don't live or hunt in the cwd zone I am 100% convinced that it is present in my deer population (the zone is literally only one county over) and we know how much deer can travel. It is a virtual impossibility that deer from that county have not intermingled with mine. Likely they are even the same deer even depending on their travel patterns.

      I wouldn’t eat a deer that hasn’t been tested these days

      Most of it is from ppl having poorly handled meat. For example, some ppl don't know about the various scent glands on animals so when they field dress their quarry they touch that shit with their hands or knife then proceed to spread that shit to everything they touch. This makes the meat "gamey". Properly handled meat at least from the most common hunted animals don't have a gamey taste. Now some animals have a natural taste that you cannot escape for example even in domestic goat and lamb, you will know you are eating one and not confuse it with beef for example. Beef too has a distinctive flavor tho you may just be used to it from having consumed it since birth. In short, you are just a bitch boy whiny baby who never grew beyond your 6 yo pallet for tendies and fruit cup.

      A lot comes from people who don’t know how to cook it either. Venison gets tough easily due to low fat content but if you get meat thermometers a good sear+oven finish puts it equal or above excellent steaks. Two minutes a side, pull from a 350 oven when it hits 137 internal.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Brother I pull my venison steaks from a 225 oven at 105 and put a sear on it and call it good

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      What province? Waterfowl hunting is awesome so specialize in that. I bet if you got access to some good fields or ponds, built up a decoy spread and started having success, you'd be able to pack a blind with eager deer hunters that would reciprocate and take you for whitetail somewhere.

  39. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >highest quality meat, free of antibiotics and other toxic, artificial shit used in industrial farming
    Sure there's no artificial shit, but there's some sketchy ass natural shit out there too.
    >improves your physical fitness
    Depends on the region. Around here most hunting is walking less than a mile then sitting still all day.
    >improves your marksmanship
    Practicing for hunting helps more than the actual hunting. If you hit what you're aiming for you're done until the next season, not exactly the best training aid.
    >extremely fun and rewarding
    Rewarding sure, but it's boring as hell.
    No disagreement on the other points. But personally the only reason I still go hunting occasionally is to spend time with my dad,

  40. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Many of you are choosing to focusing on stand hunting which yes involves just sitting in a tree. However knowing where to place that stand and having spots picked out involves a lot of hiking and exploring. It's just a different style. Essentially with stand hunting your scouting trips are the actual hunting part. The day you go sit in your stand is just the killing day. It's very difficult for no hunts to understand this concept as it is not as active as say still hunting or spot and stalk.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Depends where you hunt. If its not public land you can leave an established spot up and bag deer from it year after year.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Yeah true. I hunt public bc landlete but yeah I forget about boomers with their little plots.

  41. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    How do I git gud at shooting quail, I suck really hard.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Shoot skeet. Specifically skeet and not trap. Best is sporting clays as it will present you with the greatest variety of shots. I say start with skeet them move to sporting. It's an expensive activity tho, especially in current year.

  42. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >saltwater
    Whoops, not literal saltwater. As in a tub of water with a scoop of salt thrown in it and stirred. Don't put your groundhog in a bucket of seawater. And of course remember to remove any scent glands or lymph nodes as that improves the meat greatly.

  43. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Why would you kill buffalo 🙁

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Because it‘s tasty.

  44. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    the only animal i want to kill is nnnnyyyigggers

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      No need for that. There are plenty of suicide hotlines that can help you.

  45. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    My buddy and I taught ourselves to hunt, and now we've gotten duck, goose, deer and bear. If we can do it, any retard can

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I'm same. All self taught. But never could get into ducks. Do you just jump em up from the water or do you have dogs and shit? I'm a loner, no hunt friends irl so every year I apply for the bear point but never put in yet bc I don't think I could handle the recovery alone. How'd the bear hunt go?

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        My buddy has a canoe, and we just paddle into the reeds and wait for them to fly over. You have to be in the river to get the best results, from our experience. The bear hunt went well, my buddy and his cousin just went on to youtube to learn how to dress it properly. I wasn't there for that one

  46. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I've wanted to for years, but I've never figured out how to break into it. I've spent my whole life in Seattle, and I've never met someone who is experienced and willing to take me on a couple hunting trips to teach me not to make retarded mistakes. Is there a way to find someone who is willing to teach me the basics or should I just go wander around the woods with a rifle and hope I get something

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Even if you weren't so far, while I wish I could teach you in person, I probably couldn't.

      Hunting smarts-wise, I'd say get out in the woods hiking, not even necessarily hunting, and take notice of where you see game. Try to figure out patterns. They say water (eg. streams) are a huge draw for animals and tons of them hang out around pretty much any water source. Bringing huge amounts of animals to that area isn't always true, especially depending on time of day, but it's not a bad spot to start out at. Another is food. What do they eat? Where is this food? Squirrels, for example, hang out in Oaks and Walnut trees, so find a group of those trees. Once you've found a spot, sit down and wait. 15 minutes may go by, but just watch and wait. Do the squirrels return to the trees and the leaves? Do deer come by? You never know unless you scout out spots and see. I'm telling you now the moment you look at your phone or a book, an animal will come by. And speaking of phones, remember to turn it on vibrate and turn the "keyboard typing" noise off.

      For aiming, learn where vital organs are and where to aim from various angles and realize that certain angles can be deceiving and cause you to miss vital organs. Also realize you're not going to have a nice bench or rest, so get good with shooting sticks, shooting standing, shooting kneeling (supported by elbow on knee), and using a side of a tree as a rest. You'll find that you may pull shots or the gun may jump oddly and cause shots to hit to one direction or even have larger groups. Find a good range that isn't gay and will let you practice this shit. Shooting from shooting sticks may be a hard one to find a spot to practice at but tree rests may exist in the form of swing down 2x4s from the rafters from old competition shooting setups.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Back to woods smarts, this is pretty much rapidfire advice coming to me as I type:
        >Don't wear anything scented. It's a little thing and some people don't think it matters much, but it's a small price to pay for safety especially since deer, elk, coyotes, foxes, and several other animals have very good noses. I've had deer walk past me and not even notice me. Meanwhile, I've seen youtube hunters who have had deer catch a scent they didn't like and run. Take a shower the night before, use mildly scented soap, and wash your face and hands with a mildly scented soap if you eat anything too strong smelling. Arm&Hammer makes good "unscented" deodorant that isn't expensive. Wash your clothes in unscented Dawn, or blue if you don't have that. It works in the washer just fine, trust me. Don't overdo it though. This should also help with bugs supposedly since you don't have as strong of a scent they can follow.
        >Use permethrin on your clothes to make sure ticks don't get on you. That is available at Tractor Supply under the brand name "Gordon's 10" near the horse section. Only use enough in a spray bottle to turn the water inside milky; read the label.
        >Remember to walk quietly and slowly not to spook game. This is a learned skill and the best I can do is "good luck and practice a lot". Wet leaves are quieter but are slippery. Dry leaves are always loud. Grass is usually quieter. Dead medium height grass will always be loud unless it's a slushy winter day. Snow can be either. Sometimes you can slip your shoe/boot toes in the leaves quietly at the right angle and make sure you're not too loud. It's 100% experience.
        >When you see game, move slowly. This is another learned skill. It sounds dumb, but there's a method to it. Wait for them to get distracted, like if eating, then move slow. With squirrels, this learning process is much quicker because you can hunt more and there's more of them. Often your movement can alert them and they run.

        I really appreciate this stuff, these are exactly the kind of things I imagined myself having to learn from trial and error. I'll save all of this information

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Oh, another one. Some animals have schedules. I mean, most or all do, I guess, but some make it really annoying to hunt them. Squirrels seem to take a break (nap) mid-day though can still be hunted during those hours, but may be less plentiful. Coyotes and foxes go either from highland to lowland or the reverse in the morning and back again at night. I forget which it is. Foxes are best found in the morning while they're looking for stuff and distracted IME but I've found them at all times of day as well, usually when walking later in the day. They can be called, however, not that I've ever successfully hunted a fox. Deer are probably up early. As in sunrise early. I've seen them all times of the day but they get up very early. Raccoons are mainly found at night as are skunks and opossums, but I've seen them in the day before. Groundhogs obviously hibernate and while we still have a season for them ongoing, I haven't seen one in...two months? And that's despite a mild winter. List goes on. You'll find situations that make it easier to hunt animals. Squirrels get distracted and chase each other whether playing or mating. Makes it real easy because one of them are eventually going to sit real still out in the open, you just have to wait. Being distracted with each other, you can often sneak up close slowly and they won't see a thing. That doesn't mean don't be quiet and don't make yourself a smaller, shorter, harder to spot figure, though! Use trees as cover when able!

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Weather plays a huge role in animal availability. Squirrels and most animals hate rainy weather and you'll often see nothing on rainy days. A (long) break in the rain may tempt them to come out and rush for food or water, however, so you may get a chance. As will multiple days of rain; they have to eat and drink eventually. Snow and winter often means being the only one out there...and the only animal out there as well. Wind, even steady small gusts, can also often make the squirrels uncomfortable and they won't come out. Wind may also make the foxes and coyotes skittish and hide since they can't use their nose like normal. IIRC in bad weather like rain or snow, deer will "bed down", laying or sleeping in brush and leaves.

          IMO best spot to sit and wait is the woods, not an open field. Sounds dumb I know but I don't know how long I've waited for fox/groundhogs in fields far too long to know I don't see shit. And yet I still do it. It's not that fields aren't a good spot for groundhogs or foxes, but there's a lot less "action" IMO. Most foxes and groundhogs I've seen have been on trails and the edges of hedgerows (trees and brush) with trails next to them, not the middle of fields.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            To be clear he is talking about hard to medium rain. Most animals I have noticed don't give a shit about a drizzle. Also I'm weather the animals have a sense of when the weather changes. Like the day before a huge storm comes they somehow how and tend to be very active. Same when the weather changes significantly like any kind of abnormally cold/warm day that deviates from norm

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Ah, some more. Extreme heat may make animals come out. It may not. I can't really tell you because I don't hunt in the heat, or not often. I have shot two groundhogs in miserable 95 degree humid as fuck sunny as fuck weather however so who can say. Groundhogs DO, however, like to hang out in their burrows in such days about 6 feet under where it's nice and cool until they come out near sunset from what I hear (also early early morning). Squirrels, it's anyone's guess. Cold, it often comes with wind which means no squirrels. Foxes may hang around, though!

          Also remember when skinning that there's a thin layer of belly muscle under the skin. It's there but it's extremely thin in squirrels and a couple other animals IIRC. In many other animals, it may be 1/8" or 1/4" thick. It's not much. Don't pierce it or the guts will be fighting to fall out that pinhole. When skinning and cleaning pelts, 3% hydrogen peroxide, which should be available for no more than $1 (Dollar General) to $1.25 ("""Dollar""" Tree) a quart, is a godsend when it comes to removing blood. Soap or shampoo will get it but peroxide will get the rest. Walmart also sells it for sub-dollar prices. This also reminds me that if you're lucky enough to get sprayed by a skunk, a quart of peroxide, a normal box of baking soda, some Dawn, and water mixed in a bucket will get that off. It also works on skunk pelts, though you and the skunk may need multiple passes. Do not attempt to store it pre-mixed.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          You will fuck it up anyway and still trial and error but at least it starts you in the right direction. One thing on moving slow, if you are still hunting slow means SLOW. If you move 100 yds in one hour that is practically sprinting full speed slow.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Back to woods smarts, this is pretty much rapidfire advice coming to me as I type:
      >Don't wear anything scented. It's a little thing and some people don't think it matters much, but it's a small price to pay for safety especially since deer, elk, coyotes, foxes, and several other animals have very good noses. I've had deer walk past me and not even notice me. Meanwhile, I've seen youtube hunters who have had deer catch a scent they didn't like and run. Take a shower the night before, use mildly scented soap, and wash your face and hands with a mildly scented soap if you eat anything too strong smelling. Arm&Hammer makes good "unscented" deodorant that isn't expensive. Wash your clothes in unscented Dawn, or blue if you don't have that. It works in the washer just fine, trust me. Don't overdo it though. This should also help with bugs supposedly since you don't have as strong of a scent they can follow.
      >Use permethrin on your clothes to make sure ticks don't get on you. That is available at Tractor Supply under the brand name "Gordon's 10" near the horse section. Only use enough in a spray bottle to turn the water inside milky; read the label.
      >Remember to walk quietly and slowly not to spook game. This is a learned skill and the best I can do is "good luck and practice a lot". Wet leaves are quieter but are slippery. Dry leaves are always loud. Grass is usually quieter. Dead medium height grass will always be loud unless it's a slushy winter day. Snow can be either. Sometimes you can slip your shoe/boot toes in the leaves quietly at the right angle and make sure you're not too loud. It's 100% experience.
      >When you see game, move slowly. This is another learned skill. It sounds dumb, but there's a method to it. Wait for them to get distracted, like if eating, then move slow. With squirrels, this learning process is much quicker because you can hunt more and there's more of them. Often your movement can alert them and they run.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Just watch YouTube videos. Mind your gun safety and don't take dodgy shots. Start small hunting upland birds and small game, whatever you have available in your area. Reach out to your DNR / equivalent for info on where to go or if you have questions about laws and regs they are good at responding to those.

  47. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Because I'm antisocial and have no car of my own

  48. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >A rifle without irons isn't a rifle.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Agreed and I hate the new bullshit trend of not including them

  49. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I really want to be a hunter but I don't know where to start. I also live in an apartment currently so I don't have a bunch of room that would really make it feasible like a garage to hang my deer to break it down or anywhere to put a big freezer to keep a bunch of game meat. Maybe that will change in a year or two when I buy a house, I'm kind of waiting to see if the housing bubble bursts.

    Where do I get started? Just take a hunter safety course?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Why don't you just have a butcher process the meat for you? You get it nice and vaccuum packed, ready for the freezer, get fat mixed in if you want, specify which cuts you like. If you're just shooting deer maybe just get a game-bag (not sure what you call it, for carcasses) and get it to your butcher within 12 hours. I live in an apartment with barely enough room for my 300 litre chest freezer, but I fill that fucked up every year.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Why not start off with hunting small game for now until your living situation improves? And yeah take a hunter safety course

        I still don't really have anywhere to put the meat. But yeah, I'd like to hunt squirrels and rabbits and pheasants. But I understand most people will tell you that you will want to get a dog for birds? Maybe that's not true.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >I still don't really have anywhere to put the meat
          How big are the squirrels where you're at?

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            They're pretty big and fat, honestly. I've seen them about the size of a small cat.

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Surely you have enough room in your fridge for enough squirrels to make a meal out of

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                I dunno, what does squirrel taste like? What does it go with? Is it like rabbit? I really like rabbit but I don't know how fast I'd eat through my squirrels if I didn't have that much of a taste for them.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                It tastes like squirrel. I haven't been able to find a meat I don't like yet, and I'm not a picky eater so I don't know if I can really help you out there.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                I'm not a picky eater either, but still. Do you just stew them up with carrots and potatoes and stuff like a beef or venison stew? I guess you'd need a lot of squirrels to get enough meat for a big pot of stew.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                I either do squirrel and dumplings or fry them like chicken wings. If you scroll up in the thread some anons have posted about how they cook squirrels.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                It's like dark meat chicken but more firm. If you like rabbit then you should like squirrel.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Chicken. When marinaded in olive oil and Hispanices in the fridge for a couple days, it's maybe a hair tougher than chicken because of its size like the other anon mentioned but that's it.

                I fuckin love some dark meat chicken. Squirrel must be really lean though, is it a good idea to mix it with pork or beef or chicken or something to get some fat in there? I know people mix ground pork and beef with venison for the added fat to make meatballs and burgers and stuff. I like cooking so I look forward to finding interesting ways to use the meat.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >Squirrel must be really lean though, is it a good idea to mix it with pork or beef or chicken or something to get some fat in there?
                I actually feel it's fine as is when marinaded. The winter squirrels have even more fat than the normal ones, too. Comparatively, I've had rabbit before; now THAT is far too lean on its own.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Chicken. When marinaded in olive oil and Hispanices in the fridge for a couple days, it's maybe a hair tougher than chicken because of its size like the other anon mentioned but that's it.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Dogs just make things more convenient but you have to invest a lot into the dog and training it. Most ppl who do it I think are more interested in the dog than the hunt even, it's a lot of work and absolutely not necessary. Tho you will have to consider your strategy without one e.g. I don't shoot doves if I know they are going to land in a sea of green in a onions field and I know I will never be able to find it. That kind of thing.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          You really don't get that much meat off deer. If it's small enough to drag the carcass out yourself it shouldn't be an issue. You don't really run into the too much meat problem unless you're shooting animals over 200kg.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Why not start off with hunting small game for now until your living situation improves? And yeah take a hunter safety course

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Yeah do small game. It will be fun, you will have more opportunity to take game, and it fits better with your situation when you are ready you will be able to jump right into deer and other larger game. If you hunt turkeys successfully that will make you a very good deer hunter.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      You can also butcher in the field. Look up the "gutless method" on YouTube. Randy Newberg has a great how to video.

  50. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >go out "hunting" with the gf
    >take pictures of deer and shoot at rocks stacked up or trees
    >fuck her on a big rock
    Ah yes a nice weekend of not watching beautiful creatures die to hot lead

  51. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Real chads take up animal husbandry.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      It's not legal to marry animals in my state.

  52. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    new hunting bread?

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