Go Back  HuntingNet.com Forums > General Hunting Forums > Big Game Hunting
Moose and elk hunting in North America. >

Moose and elk hunting in North America.

Big Game Hunting Moose, elk, mulies, caribou, bear, goats, and sheep are all covered here.

Moose and elk hunting in North America.

Old 11-14-2021, 12:38 AM
  #11  
Dominant Buck
 
Champlain Islander's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: On an Island in Vermont
Posts: 21,861
Default

Just to clarify one point the op brought up about hunting big game out of a helicopter. It is a violation of federal law to hunt big game out of an aircraft. I believe there is one exception which for some reason allows hunting feral hogs in Texas from a helicopter. I make this post not to criticize the op but rather to educate him on a point of law and certainly ethics.
Champlain Islander is offline  
Old 11-14-2021, 02:12 PM
  #12  
Fork Horn
Thread Starter
 
AlongCameJones's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2021
Location: Lawton, OK
Posts: 121
Default

Originally Posted by Champlain Islander View Post
Just to clarify one point the op brought up about hunting big game out of a helicopter. It is a violation of federal law to hunt big game out of an aircraft. I believe there is one exception which for some reason allows hunting feral hogs in Texas from a helicopter. I make this post not to criticize the op but rather to educate him on a point of law and certainly ethics.
In that case, the horse or mule gets the nod as the transportation vehicle in the field if one's body is just too weak to be hoofing it all the way. Hay is cheaper than helicopter fuel too. However, I thought about using a helicopter to insert the hunter on the ground near the spotted elk herd or bull moose then later retracting the hunter after the score is made. Insertion and retraction in the field: think about Army Hueys in vietnam.

Last edited by AlongCameJones; 11-14-2021 at 02:14 PM.
AlongCameJones is offline  
Old 11-14-2021, 02:38 PM
  #13  
Super Moderator
 
Bocajnala's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Trumbull County, Ohio
Posts: 8,866
Default

I think you're on to something. I think you should start that business.

You start flying hunters around.

-Jake
Bocajnala is offline  
Old 11-14-2021, 03:48 PM
  #14  
Boone & Crockett
 
Oldtimr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: south eastern PA
Posts: 14,245
Default

We should all stop wasting our time trying to educate the uneducable, we are trying to educate a non hunter who never hunted but thinks he has the answers because he read a book or two. He is a troll and not worth the effort to respond to his nonsense and has no intention of ever hunting. He is a pest, similar to a mosquito and is a bored individual who sits in front of his computer tossing out nonsense to see if he can get a nibble to give him a giggle. If we allow him to talk to himself he will go away. He already said he needs to find a different sportsman's massage board, we need to encourage him to do so, let him bother other people!
Oldtimr is offline  
Old 11-14-2021, 04:55 PM
  #15  
Nontypical Buck
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location:
Posts: 1,669
Default

Both of you provide him with lots of attention and responses. For him, that is entertainment.
elkman30 is offline  
Old 11-15-2021, 12:45 AM
  #16  
Dominant Buck
 
Champlain Islander's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: On an Island in Vermont
Posts: 21,861
Default

This site is so stagnant with only a few posts every day. I am a member of a few others which generate more posts in 10 minutes than this one does all day. I thought the point of a forum was to generate posts?
Champlain Islander is offline  
Old 11-15-2021, 12:57 AM
  #17  
Super Moderator
 
Bocajnala's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Trumbull County, Ohio
Posts: 8,866
Default

A helicopter could be useful for retrieving game too. Ever try dragging an elk? Helicopter- hook it right up and fly it out.

-Jake
Bocajnala is offline  
Old 11-15-2021, 04:16 AM
  #18  
Dominant Buck
 
Champlain Islander's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: On an Island in Vermont
Posts: 21,861
Default

Most come out via packframe. Out of all the ones our gang got I can only think of a couple we could get to with a vehicle. One of the most memorable was a big cow Rob shot in a blizzard. We cut the elk in half and loaded into my truck. Dont think we could have gotten off the mountain without all that weight. We were pushing snow up over the bumper. Truck got seriously over heated.
Champlain Islander is offline  
Old 11-15-2021, 05:19 AM
  #19  
Super Moderator
 
CalHunter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Northern California
Posts: 18,155
Default

Originally Posted by Champlain Islander View Post
This site is so stagnant with only a few posts every day. I am a member of a few others which generate more posts in 10 minutes than this one does all day. I thought the point of a forum was to generate posts?
I can't disagree with your points CI. A forum is designed to generate posts and interest in topics discussed. HNI used to be much busier with posts and is definitely slower these days. I'm familiar with the other forum you're referring to and it is pretty much dodge city over there. Members attack each other, post porn and racist material and other less than desirable content but that forum is definitely a lot busier.

In fairness, HuntingNet has a different dynamic than the other forum. We've never been as large or had as many members as the other forum. Many of our older members were like family to each other during the 90's and early 2000's. We do tend to respond to members' complaints about other members, offensive posts, porn, over-moderation, adding new forums and sub forums, spam, PM harassment, etc.

From what I've seen on the other forum, there is little to no moderation and pretty much everything and anything goes. Member complaints seem to get ignored. It's definitely a busier forum though and you can find a lot more content due to that.

But that's not what you're really getting at with your above post. I think your true point is worthy of an honest discussion but perhaps in a separate topic so we don't hijack the OP's topic. Open invitation is extended and I look forward to the discussion.
CalHunter is offline  
Old 11-15-2021, 06:08 AM
  #20  
Dominant Buck
 
Champlain Islander's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: On an Island in Vermont
Posts: 21,861
Default

I am hunting and will be until dark. I only have so much battery life on my phone so ill pass right now on starting another thread. I will however put something out in a day or two. I have a few things to say and it is about time I say it. I will post in the Off Season forum since that is where I used to live.
Champlain Islander is offline  

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright © 2021 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.