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Hunting and Fishing

Postby felixx » Tue Apr 12, 2016 4:55 am

I know most of you are from the US But many of us arent,
If you Hunt or Fish
How about a picture of your latest catch?
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Himalayan Tahr

Shot at little Mt Peel on Public land
Central South Island
New Zealand
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Re: Hunting and Fishing

Postby felixx » Wed Apr 13, 2016 11:49 pm

Oops that wasn't to clear
What I meant is there is a huge variety of species we can catch or Hunt around the places we all live.

Show us what you get/ got recently

Its nice to see what others Hunt around the world
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Re: Hunting and Fishing

Postby Osage Outlaw » Thu Apr 14, 2016 2:00 pm

I mostly hunt whitetail deer. This isn't my biggest buck but it was my first with primitive equipment that I made.

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A friend made the stone arrow head for me.

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I also enjoy catching catfish

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Re: Hunting and Fishing

Postby felixx » Thu Apr 14, 2016 3:53 pm

Nice! We have whitetail here, on one island (Stewart Island) It is the little Island on the bottom of New Zealand
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Re: Hunting and Fishing

Postby felixx » Mon Apr 25, 2016 8:26 pm

Well the best laid plans of mice and men..
I took the wee fella away, all he wanted to hunt was rabbits.
Still at 6 yrs old a deer could be a bit scary.
We saw 1 bunny, although there was heaps of sign, (poo, scratchings etc)
We got him!
One very happy boy.

More importantly we walked about 8 miles over the 2 days. He had all his gear in a pack and some hill country was quite steep.

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Here is a pic from another trip we did:
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The same night, here he is with my Dad. It was great to have 3 generations hunting together for his first night hunting:
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The wee rifle he is holding is a wooden ruger stock with a plastic barrel.
He is learning firearm safety with it.
He is just turned 6 and it is a great learning tool.

We gust got some leg hold traps today for Possums.
20 possums nets a little over 1kg of fur (you pluck em while they are warm, the possum is a pest here)
1kg of fur +$125 NZ
So all you people who buy NZ possum/ merino blend wool, it is wee guys like my son who will be providing the fur to keep them in hunting gear.
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Re: Hunting and Fishing

Postby Redneck Teepee » Mon Apr 25, 2016 8:35 pm

You have to start them young and get the curiosity of firearms satisfied at a young age. Taking the little ones hunting also earns their respect for what a firearm can do, it's has a little different effect than just punching paper at the range. :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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Re: Hunting and Fishing

Postby KennethW » Mon Apr 25, 2016 9:41 pm

I hate to point out that even it the gun the little guy is holding is a plastic. You never put your hand over the end of the barrel. I surgery in my home town learn the hard way when he put a hole through his hand. He is no longer a Surgery!!
All my children when thru gun safety training so even if they don't hunt. They will know when guns are being mishandled.
Be safe and have fun.
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Re: Hunting and Fishing

Postby felixx » Tue Apr 26, 2016 4:50 am

Hey Kenneth
Point taken but rest assured I did tell him about that the next day when looking at the pictures

I appreciate your comment
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Re: Hunting and Fishing

Postby Roly Nelson » Tue Apr 26, 2016 11:43 am

Life is beautiful. Human life as well as animal life. I shot a dear 60 years ago, and just looking at that beautiful, poor, dead animal, did something to me. Since then, I have never killed another helpless animal. I'm sure glad there are no "superior beings" out there looking for a prize human, that they can shoot, stuff and hang on their wall. Long live wild life. Just my 2 cents, and I'm sticking to it.
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Re: Hunting and Fishing

Postby KennethW » Tue Apr 26, 2016 12:33 pm

First off I respect your thoughts. But without hunting a lot of animals would ruin the habitat and starve to death. Hunting insure a heath population. Without the(sport) of hunting a lot of animals would have been all killed off, leave none for you to see and enjoy.
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Re: Hunting and Fishing

Postby dales133 » Tue Apr 26, 2016 3:37 pm

Both possums and rabbits are both introduced pests in New Zealand.
Infact NZ possibly has the most fragile ecosystem in the world.
Prior to Maori settlement,then followed by the British, there were no mammals whatsoever with the exception of a tiny fruit bat.
The destruction possums in particular cause there is completely out of control and plays havoc on some of the oldest living trees found anywhere.
Rabbits are responsible for alot of erosion.
So in point hunting in NZ is very different than alot of places as pest eradication is paramount to the survival of native flora and fauna.
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Re: Hunting and Fishing

Postby felixx » Tue Apr 26, 2016 4:14 pm

Thanks dale
This is true. In fact the NZ government uses 1080, and cyanide in huge quantities to control rabbits possums sprays ferrets deer pigs chamois and tahr

All the animals poisoned are wasted

Every game animal I shoot we eat

Do you eat meat? I guarantee the animals I shoot have a beget quality of life (and death) than the animals raised in barns and intensive farming then sent in trucks to abbatoirs to be processed
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Re: Hunting and Fishing

Postby Redneck Teepee » Tue Apr 26, 2016 10:14 pm

Roly Nelson wrote:Life is beautiful. Human life as well as animal life. I shot a dear 60 years ago, and just looking at that beautiful, poor, dead animal, did something to me. Since then, I have never killed another helpless animal. I'm sure glad there are no "superior beings" out there looking for a prize human, that they can shoot, stuff and hang on their wall. Long live wild life. Just my 2 cents, and I'm sticking to it.
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I also respect your view Roly...But....here's just a short list of what animal by-products are used for, and the list goes on and on:
http://roogirl.com/20-everyday-items-th ... gredients/
I think we all in some fashion are guilty of animal use/harvesting.....Not pointing fingers...Just sayin. :D
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Re: Hunting and Fishing

Postby Trickytrip » Wed Apr 27, 2016 2:15 pm

I have my fishing license for Ohio, sure wish there were some way to get a license to fish anywhere. Anyhow, I haven't gone yet as I have been too obsessed with finding a teardrop. As far as hunting goes, my nephew hunts and we eat it. The last thing I shot was....Jaegermeister. :R
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Re: Hunting and Fishing

Postby burley-td » Wed Apr 27, 2016 4:06 pm

I'm an avid fisherman, mostly just little guys but I did catch a 16" Brown Trout last week, only my second trout but easily 5 times the size

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This is what I normally catch, but hey, getting out and away from it all is what it's about.

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Oh, and about 3 weeks ago I caught this guy

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Sometimes people really irk me.

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