I agree this is a bad habit i should modify, and change my idea of "big" predators!
I believe that those "little" predators are not efficient enough, if I see that we spread more than most animals.
That is why I tend to forget them may be.
Also I was here thinking within the limits of a "hunting and fishing" topic.
And I tend to prefer birth control than desease as a mean of regulation!
Also, if we want to find better ways of life, permies ways,
then we will be stronger to resist those predators, and we should leave room to other species.
Or else no more hunting and fishing to the point of living from it.
Cj Verde wrote:
Xisca Nicolas wrote:
I just mean that hunting and fishing are controls that all animals do among themselves, and we participate in it.
BUT we are only on one side of the regulation, so we should be more auto-regulating on the birth side.
I don't disagree on birth control but although we are top predator on the planet, there are quite a few very small predators (virus & bacteria) hunting us down. And generally, like all other plants and animals, the weak and elderly succumb first.
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Jeanine Gurley wrote:Can someone suggest a bow for a beginner woman with no strength in her arms? I can do push ups all day but, due to shoulder problems there is no strength when I try to pull.
I have done some research but the amount of info is overwhelming.
We have guns but I am not comfortable using them unless my personal safety is threatend (then it is no problem I assure you). I would like to take advantage of the local wildlife myself though. Currently I have to beg or barter for someone elses score.
I am looking for some specific suggestions that I can go to the store and try out. I went to a small local store once and they really were not helpful. The big box stores are better but the poor sales people don't always know the product. I may end up having to travel to a Bass Pro shop or something. Suggestions anyone?
a .22 caliber rifle is the perfect small game gun. its quiet, light, no recoil and ammunition is cheap. you can buy one new for around $100. used can be even cheaper. its the 1st. gun i learned to shoot as a kid. shot a lot of rabbits , grouse and squirrels with that rifle. my daughter loves hers! she's a better shot than my son! a lot easier to operate than a bow or crossbow.
steve bossie wrote:a .22 caliber rifle is the perfect small game gun. its quiet, light, no recoil and ammunition is cheap. you can buy one new for around $100. used can be even cheaper. its the 1st. gun i learned to shoot as a kid. shot a lot of rabbits , grouse and squirrels with that rifle. my daughter loves hers! she's a better shot than my son! a lot easier to operate than a bow or crossbow.
The only problem with .22s these days is the speed at which the ammunition flies off the shelf.
you're not kidding! that started a few years ago and its still hard to find any amount of it. can't understand why. luckily i don't shoot often so a 50round box lasts me a long time. my kids on the other hand......
I grew up in a hunting family in northern Wisconsin. It was an important part of our food supply as well as our 2 huge gardens. I loved to hunt rabbits with my beagle and grouse with my .410. During those days I found myself spending a lot of quality time alone hunting and fishing. My family liked to hunt as a group with some driving the deer and others standing on escape routes and they were very successful. I really didn't care for it much as I didn't see it as skilled hunting but rather skilled harvesting, not trying to be an elitist but rather hunting grew to mean more to me than that. So I began bow hunting when I moved to Oregon and took to it like fish to water. What I love about it is the quiet and the need to get close. After hearing about some guys stalking in their socks I got the idea to sew and glue shag carpet to some moccasins. Well let me tell you, now I was hunting! I actually had a sleeping bull elk at 3 feet! I guess my point is understand your effective range of accuracy and enjoy the skills to get within that range. I've never hunted from an elevated stand or a blind or over bait. It's ok for those who like to hunt like that and that's not the point I'm trying to make. The point is learning lost skills of hunting, studying your quarry and using that knowledge to be successful. Deer and elk pick up on movement so my answer is to move so slow, 30 sec/slow motion step, that they never identify you. Use the wind, cover scents most likely work to some degree and you can make your own. Native Americans would sometimes scrub down with sand in the creeks and then rub down with ferns, hard core right? As far as bows go, don't over-bow by trying to shoot more poundage than is comfortable and shoot a bow that fits your draw length. Scouting is important because you can't shoot what isn't there. Some noises can help you, certainly the right call at the right time like bugling or grunts work. But a quiet squeak through your teeth can cause a distant deer to get curious and if done very sparingly can cause them to investigate. Hunting is fun and soothing to the soul, enjoy!
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