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Any Hunters Out There?

Answered on September 12, 2014
Created April 27, 2011 at 5:23 AM

I enjoy hunting and think it's a great way to get high quality meat. It's also a great way to experience primal instinct in its greatest form. I was just wondering if anyone else on the forum takes up hunting. What are people's thoughts on hunting? Some see it as barbaric or perhaps "redneck". Others see it as enlightening and an act to take pride in. Just curious.

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on April 28, 2011
at 07:02 PM

I am a ridiculous hippie so I never wear shoes if I don't have to. As for the camo I spent a lot of time when I was tree sitting but not in a tree. learning animal sing, tracking, and getting close to deer and elk. So when I finally did start to hunt I knew I could get close to them. Also I spend A lot of time in the areas I hunt and know the patterns of the animals pretty well.

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on April 28, 2011
at 04:00 PM

nice answer! I hunt with a compound bow and because I didn't know any better, lots of camo/gear. I've been dreaming of going into the woods just like you picture it: barefoot, maybe a loincloth or sport kilt, and a homemade stickbow.

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on April 27, 2011
at 05:03 PM

Yikes...How do you ensure the animals are well fed? I know the deer where I live, eat fast food/trash they find on the side of the road.

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on April 27, 2011
at 04:23 PM

Andrea, I was thinking more the Feelmax Kuuva (http://barefootrunningshoes.org/feelmax/mens/feelmax-kuuva-mens/) but I can't find a place in the US that sells them for Men, only women.

Ce0b5fd94b1034e96cf710b6f138c29d

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on April 27, 2011
at 12:11 PM

I've been grouse hunting in my Utilikilt. Got kinda scratchy, but lots of fun.

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on April 27, 2011
at 12:05 PM

Mossy Oak kilt+VFFs=awesome

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on April 27, 2011
at 07:49 AM

I recommend browsing the contributions of this Paleohacks user: http://paleohacks.com/users/303 He is "unregistered," which means you can't search for him from the Users page, but there's the link. Lots of good answers and thoughts about hunting.

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4aa3281b2b5c6ec066c82675ee3df5f7

on April 27, 2011
at 04:33 PM

I am a hunter I didn't grow up with it. Being from the city with parents that didn't even have drivers licenses. I started getting interested in it when I was still a vegan as a ethical way to eat meat. This led me to things like traditional bowery and primitive skills. Though when I eventually did start hunting I used a rifle. Now I hunt both archery and rifle seasons and use my own bows made from a tree I cut and find it really fulfilling. If you want to get weird looks from hunters. Walk out of the woods with no shoes at all, no camo at all, and a little 48" wood bow that looks like the two on the left

http://redhawk55.files.wordpress.com/2010/12/sinew-backing-samples-painted-unpainted-summer-2010_1_1_1.jpg

and you will get some comments too. Most of the time I am hunting places to remote for some of the less desirable hunter to venture.

As far a barbaric I think that nonsense. Even as a vegan I thought there were two ways to eat meat ethically one hunting the other scavenged roadkill. I was a tree sitter on and off for a few years and we hunted/fished and ate roadkill out there. Even with the hardcore environmentalist/animal rights movement supporting us. In-fact I would say hunting is one of the most environmentally sustainable sources of food there is.

1b81384cf6519d1fd092c293b050cd1f

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on April 28, 2011
at 04:00 PM

nice answer! I hunt with a compound bow and because I didn't know any better, lots of camo/gear. I've been dreaming of going into the woods just like you picture it: barefoot, maybe a loincloth or sport kilt, and a homemade stickbow.

4aa3281b2b5c6ec066c82675ee3df5f7

on April 28, 2011
at 07:02 PM

I am a ridiculous hippie so I never wear shoes if I don't have to. As for the camo I spent a lot of time when I was tree sitting but not in a tree. learning animal sing, tracking, and getting close to deer and elk. So when I finally did start to hunt I knew I could get close to them. Also I spend A lot of time in the areas I hunt and know the patterns of the animals pretty well.

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Ce0b5fd94b1034e96cf710b6f138c29d

on April 27, 2011
at 12:12 PM

I'm what Tovar Cerulli calls an Adult Onset Hunter; moved out to the country six years ago, got a gun, and went nuts. Love it. And I have zero qualms about the ethics of hunting and don't care what yappy little human chihuahuas think about it either.

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on April 27, 2011
at 12:45 PM

I was raised on hunting, and subsequently the meat that came home. It kept our family fed through lean times, and I feel gave us our good health in later years. It gave me a deep respect and adoration for the natural world, and instilled values of conservation. Without hunting and fishing I wouldn't be here today.

I still fish when I can, and am trying to get to a point where I can start hunting again. My schedule is tough, and I now have friends to hunt with.

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246ebf68e35743f62e5e187891b9cba0

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on April 27, 2011
at 11:53 AM

Unabashedly not redneck that hunts every chance he can get here. My freezer has at least half a wild pig in it... time to go hunting again!

Proof against the "redneck" comment - I wore VFF's to my hunter safety course, that earned me some funny commentary. It could have been worse, I've commissioned a "Mossy Oak" kilt... when other hunters see me in that... it will really raise some hackles.

4b61b13ed39e5c5d01fe234900cadcf8

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on April 27, 2011
at 12:05 PM

Mossy Oak kilt+VFFs=awesome

246ebf68e35743f62e5e187891b9cba0

(21420)

on April 27, 2011
at 04:23 PM

Andrea, I was thinking more the Feelmax Kuuva (http://barefootrunningshoes.org/feelmax/mens/feelmax-kuuva-mens/) but I can't find a place in the US that sells them for Men, only women.

Ce0b5fd94b1034e96cf710b6f138c29d

(4089)

on April 27, 2011
at 12:11 PM

I've been grouse hunting in my Utilikilt. Got kinda scratchy, but lots of fun.

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C0c00a236586bdd3ccad87d21cac3de2

on April 27, 2011
at 05:45 AM

I grew up with hunting. I never really got into it myself, but I hardly think it's barbaric. It is just the natural order of things. And just like everything else, there are those who are serious and hunt honorably, and those who??? don't.

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on April 27, 2011
at 05:39 AM

I think hunting is great (though I must admit to a deep dislike of hunting predators or 'trophy' hunting, where the animal is not used for food). I've been wanting to take it up but seeing as how I've never fired a gun and grew up in a city I'd have lots to learn.

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