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i read an article,average deer hunter age is 42 and the future looks bleek, lets do our own pool!

Old 11-28-2003, 10:24 PM
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I' m a relatively new hunter- only hunted these past two yrs- but I can' t think of anything else I' d rather be doing than hunting. I' m in high school, and when I get bored in class I think about where I can hunt that evening or where to put my stand in the woods. I look at the weather and think about where the deer may be moving, and invision that perfect shot on a trophy buck. I don' t understand how some kids at my school just sit inside and watch tv. It' s hard to think anyone can have a good weekend in deer season without hunting! It is such a part of my life now.
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Old 11-28-2003, 10:35 PM
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im 15 now and hav been out huntin small game with dad since i was about 4, i shot my first deer about 4-5 weeks ago and im lovin it.
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Old 11-29-2003, 03:44 AM
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I am 29 and have been hunting every year since I was 12 (except 4 years during the Marines) And I hunt anything that is edible and legal. I have only bow hunted for 5 years now and have never enjoyed hunting like this ever. I now get the dang shakes so bad I dont know how I hold my own bladder. It seems sometimes that I shake so bad after a shot I dont even have to worry about waiting to track the animal, cause by the time I am able to move again they should be good and dead. lol
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Old 11-29-2003, 03:55 AM
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Im 14, started going out at 3, started shooting at 4, started shooting game at 6.

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Old 11-29-2003, 04:07 AM
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I' m 29 and have been hunting of some kind just about since I could walk. I have a son that' s ten years old. He' s been hunting with me since he was six and last year was his first year elk hunting, even though he can' t actually carry a gun or bow until he' s twelve. My daughter just turned nine and she has gone on a few small game and phesant hunts with me. They both dive right in when it' s time to butcher up the elk and deer.
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Old 11-29-2003, 07:30 AM
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I' m 32 and have been hunting for 20 years. My wife also hunts and she' s 31, hunting for 19 years. She only rifle hunts, but I' ve been trying to get her into bowhunting for the last 8 years. She' s not biting yet.
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Old 11-29-2003, 12:35 PM
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i' m 23, started hunting with my dad when i was 10, hunted on my own when i was 13
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Old 11-29-2003, 12:42 PM
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i m 17 and have been hunting since i was 10. started bow hunting last year and shot my first bow kill on new years eve.
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Old 11-29-2003, 01:54 PM
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Default RE: i read an article,average deer hunter age is 42 and the future looks bleek, lets do our own pool!

I hold Parent & Child seminars at the Deer Classic Shows in the midwest to get more women & children involved in hunting. I hope it helps, but it may be preaching to the choir.

When guys tell me they don' t hunt, I ask them why, and tell them how much fun it is, and how important it isas a management tool. When guys tell me they don' t hunt anymore, I ask them why, and encorage them to get back into it.


What WE all (not just us writers & speakers and those involved in conservation, pro-gun and pro-hunting organizations) need to do is reach out to someone we know who doesn' t hunt. How many of you guys belong to a pro-hunting organization? How may of you are actually willing to DO something about this? How many of you have contributed to the United States Sportsmen' s Alliance, the group that tries to save our hunting rights?

Somehow WE all have to get to those city kids, and those single parent kids, who don' t ever get to the country, don' t know anything about nature, dont' fish, never took a walk in the woods, fields or meadows, and show them how GREAT nature is, how necessary wildlife mangement is, and how FUN hunting, fishing and trapping is.

I think the NRA has some programs that can be given in schools, but WE need to give them. WE need to be PRO-ACTIVE.

One person on the forefront of this is my good friend Native American archery hunter Judy Kovar. She loves to go to schools, but she can' t finance it on her own. So, she cant get out there as much as she would like to.

We need to find a way to fund a school program on hunting and fishing, then find a way to get it into the schools, like PETA gets it' s nonsense into schools.

If we don' t, our kids and grandkids won' t have a chance to hunt, and the wildlife and the habitat will suffer.

If anybody has ideas, or has the gumption to DO something about this, I' d love to hear from them.

I haven' t " been on cause" for at least six months now. I' m about due for another session of " getting up on the soap box" and " rattling some cages" so we can reach out to those inner city folks; male, female, old, middle-aged, young, white, yellow, brown, black; it doesnt' matter. WE NEED more outdoorsman.

I' m waitin' to here from ya.

T.R.
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Old 11-29-2003, 05:36 PM
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I' m 21 and have been hunting since I was 4, carrying a gun since the law allowed.
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