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Old 08-26-2009, 06:11 AM
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Default Hunting for meat..

I find myself out of work with not many prospects and this season I am a MEAT hunter. I'm counting my arrows and sharpening BH's that I thought had been retired. Lot's of things take precedent over my trips to the archery shop.

Were not poor by any stretch and I'm not cancelling the internet but it sure is a different feeling to be thinking about meat as a reason to be hunting and not a benefit.

I wonder how many of the 10% unemployed will be hunting with the same state of mind???
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Old 08-26-2009, 06:15 AM
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I am not unemployed, nor starving, but I feel like I need to stack some meat in the freezer vs last year where it was just an added benefit. I don't plan on passing does (1.5 or older) this year for this reason.
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Old 08-26-2009, 06:19 AM
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There is absolutely nothing wrong with hunting for meat. You cant eat the antlers anyway. I wish you the best of luck this year and youre thinking with a strong heart and taking care of what needs to be taken care of, your family.
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Old 08-26-2009, 06:30 AM
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I always thought the reason for hunting was for food...
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Old 08-26-2009, 06:31 AM
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Nothing wrong with meat hunting. I would imagine there are going to be more people who are less selective harvesting deer in these harder economic times. I wonder, however, how this will affect the instances of poaching.
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Old 08-26-2009, 06:41 AM
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I started hunting last year, and the reaon I do it are two-fold......getting outdoors and meat. Not to say that I wouldn't like to take down a large racked buck, but I am much more excited about wrapping some tasty back strps with bacon and putting them on the grill:-)

I wih you good luck, both in the hunt and in your futre prospect for work.
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Old 08-26-2009, 06:58 AM
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I'm 40/60 a meat hunter. I still love hunting "deer".....and I hope that never changes.
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Old 08-26-2009, 07:25 AM
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I can relate to you Planter. I too lost my job at the biggin of the year. I'm working two jobs, seven days a week to make up for my loss. No, I am not poor neither I'm I starving. But I have a wife and three youngins at home to provide so you can bet I will not be as picky this year as I have been in the past. I love just being in the woods with my dad and my boys so I think its a win win. You have to find the good in any situation!!! Good luck to you all this up coming season
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Old 08-26-2009, 07:35 AM
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Originally Posted by Ben / PA
I am not unemployed, nor starving, but I feel like I need to stack some meat in the freezer vs last year where it was just an added benefit. I don't plan on passing does (1.5 or older) this year for this reason.

X2. I'm gonna whack a lot more does this year and get that freezer full!
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Old 08-26-2009, 11:40 AM
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We can eat just fine without deer meat, but it helps to have it in the freezer. The past two years I held all shots to less than 30yds. This year, I'm zeroing in the shotgun and muzzleloader to back out to about 85yds to have more opportunity. I've only killed three deer in three years, this year I plan to take as many as possible. With four anterless tags and about ten different either sex weekends I can take a lot of does if I choose, there are too many around us anyway. I'm bagging meat, regardless.
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