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Discussion in 'Hunting, Fishing & Camping' started by mossy500camo, Nov 27, 2005.
?? I will eat deer, dove, quail, turkey. But the rodents noway!;g
I don't shoot anything I'm not going to eat.
Harvest, yes. Ferrel hogs probably 1 in 5, but even if you could hunt them with a grenade launcher, they'd still come back in bigger numbers the next year. Critters I have to take out because they try to kill my calves, dogs, and cat, no way in heck. Vultures have got to eat too.
But if someone wants a batch of chocalate chip coyote cookies, I'll send 'em to you. ;0
Any true hunter will say this, including Ted Nugent on his new show. ;c
Elk, bison, deer, pronghorn, boar, ducks, geese, pheasants, dove, cottontail YES.
Will I eat most of what I hunt but not everyting.
I killed a skunk way back for the pelt and of course didn't eat it and same with a nutria. They did serve an another use just as being a "fur bearer".
As long as you don't just go out and just kill things for the fun of it and actually have an use, then you are all right in my book.
I use everything, but don't necessarily eat it.
I was taught that by my dad, don't shoot it unless you are going to eat it.
But I do some varmint shooting now and then and I don't eat them.
For the most part I do eat what I kill, be it fish, fowl, or game. The exceptions would be the shooting I do for pest control -- pigeon, starling, crow, coyote, prairie dog, and rock chuck. Even then, if I can get someone to pelt them out or use the fur/feathers for fly tying, I will.
So you'd just let your livestock and land be destroyed then? ;g
If the critter is edible, then I eat it. If not, then I shhoot it for other reasons. I agree with Chuck TX, sometimes there are just pests to a mans living and property.
I have helped farmers kill beaver that jam up irrigation ditches. Killed deer on a nucience(SP) permit, that were eating too much crop (I eat them). Coyotes, well just to do it, and other varmin for various reasons... sometimes I shoot just to shoot, but I really dont "get off" on killing. When I was a kid I'd shoot sparrows all day just to do it. I wouldnt do it now, but thats something most kids did back then. Killing isnt taboo to me. Its as common as birth were I'm from. (People would really be mad if they knew how much bait fish die at my hands every year... shhh dont tell anyone)
thats a different story all together.
id protect my livestock for sure. i just dont have any land or livestock to protect.
Ahh, cool, that's what I figured. Some folks say broad statements as if you're the white devil killing off the buffalo, if you don't "eat everything you kill". Out of context it comes of like the "I don't need a gun so neither do you" type. I separate hunting animals from those that just need killing, with "hunting" being for food and the others because there's way too many of them and they are a liability.
Off topic question:
Do people eat moose meat?
Yes -- it's really good. Try it if you get a chance.
We 'only shoot' what we are going to eat..........
UNLESS, It is destroying livestock/Property.
BTW, i just finshed a plate of very tasty deer steaks, beans, and biscuits!
im eating what i shot last tuesday
cornmeal breaded sirloin that i had marinating in a raspberry vinagrette for 8 hours..
oh with lea and perrins worchestershire sauce of course
i think i like venison sirloin as much as i like backstrap
I eat everything I kill with the exception of coyotes.
Back in about 1960, when I was 10 yrs old, I learned about eating what I killed. I lived with my parents near Chicago, but my grandparents had a farm in central WI. We'd go up there for deer season every year, which has always been the week of Thanksgiving. It was more than just deer hunting... it was the biggest family gathering of the year. All the men hunted all day, and the kids that weren't old enough to hunt yet, stayed around the farm doing small chores and playing.... usually "war" games, or "cowboys & Indians".
Well, one year, two of my cousins and I, went "pigeon hunting" around grampa's barn, with our BB guns. We were at it all day, and we actually did pretty good, killing about 5 or 6 of the "rats w/ wings". We showed off our "kill" when the men came back from the woods. This was the Friday after Thanksgiving. Grampa was pissed. He said if we kill it, we eat it... and he made us clean those pigeons for grandma to cook for us. He took the cleaned birds in the house, and told us to clean up every single feather in the barn leftover from our bird cleaning. An hour or so later, he came back out with a big bowl of steaming hot "pigeon stew", and 3 plates & forks. We forced it down... one cousin got sick and ran outside and barfed. It didn't really taste that bad, but we didn't like what we were forced to eat because of what it was. We considered them "varmints" like mice & rats.
None of us ever again shot anything for "fun". It wasn't until about 10-12 years later, when the 3 of us had been hunting deer with the "men" for a few years, that we learned that we didn't actually eat pigeon that day, many years ago. It was really the dark meat from the Thanksgiving turkey legs... but the lesson was learned.