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Old 01-29-2012, 11:02 AM
 
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I live in Texas and I am a hunter. You would think that a state with so much land would offer a plenty of opportunities for it's residents. It simply does not. You can't hunt unless you pay for a lease and leases are not cheap. Landowners constantly complain about wild hogs and the damage they do. You would think they would welcome someone to come in and kill as many of them as they could. Instead they require you to pay $200 to hunt these vermin. It's there land and they can do whatever they want but please stop the whining. You don't have a problem if you want to charge people money to solve it. High fence hunting has always been a issue with Texas. The majority of land here is privately own and you have to pay to play. Do to the high demand we grow some of the biggest deer around. Some breeder bucks cost more than a new car. Things are getting out of control and there is nothing we can do about it.
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Old 01-29-2012, 11:03 AM
 
Location: Lost in Texas
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Hmm..interesting thread and comments. I never did understand the whole hunting thing to begin with. Although i must say from what the OP described, doesn't seem to be much sport to it.

It's so much easier to just go to the grocery store and buy the meat that i want. Only equipment i need for that is my car and a debit card.
Venison is much healthier than beef. It is much more lean. Also hunting helps control the population of deer here in texas. Not to mention, it is a challenge. Wait... I guess going to wal mart IS more dangerous...
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Old 01-29-2012, 11:09 AM
 
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Venison is much healthier than beef. It is much more lean. Also hunting helps control the population of deer here in texas. Not to mention, it is a challenge. Wait... I guess going to wal mart IS more dangerous...
I can buy venison...

And i can appreciate that hunting is also game control. Didn't say that it wasn't. Also didn't say that i had anything against hunting. I said that the situation that the OP described doesn't seem like much of a sport. Obviously, i'm not the only person in this thread that feels the same way.

Do i really care at the end of the day? Nope.

And where did i say that i was looking for a challenge? That's the whole point....I'm NOT looking for a challenge when it comes to my dinner plate. I don't want to hunt down my dinner when i can simply buy it.

I don't know what's so bad about that.
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Old 01-29-2012, 11:10 AM
 
Location: Reality
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Also, the "if it is brown, it is down" attitudes are long gone.
Yep, to me hunting leases like the ones we're talking about create forced responsibility on the part of the hunters. If you know that shooting something is going to cost you $5K you're a little more careful about what you shoot at.

Who cares if some guy wants to drop $5K shooting a deer? I see it just like some guy dropping $50K on a sports car, it's not my money so it's none of my business what he does with it as long as it's legal.
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Old 01-29-2012, 12:03 PM
 
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I can buy venison...

And i can appreciate that hunting is also game control. Didn't say that it wasn't. Also didn't say that i had anything against hunting. I said that the situation that the OP described doesn't seem like much of a sport. Obviously, i'm not the only person in this thread that feels the same way.

Do i really care at the end of the day? Nope.

And where did i say that i was looking for a challenge? That's the whole point....I'm NOT looking for a challenge when it comes to my dinner plate. I don't want to hunt down my dinner when i can simply buy it.

I don't know what's so bad about that.
Probably, not grass fed and non-hormone injected. By the way elk is better!

At the end of the day, you should care, you are what you eat.
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Old 01-29-2012, 12:05 PM
 
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I live in Texas and I am a hunter. You would think that a state with so much land would offer a plenty of opportunities for it's residents. It simply does not. You can't hunt unless you pay for a lease and leases are not cheap. Landowners constantly complain about wild hogs and the damage they do. You would think they would welcome someone to come in and kill as many of them as they could. Instead they require you to pay $200 to hunt these vermin. It's there land and they can do whatever they want but please stop the whining. You don't have a problem if you want to charge people money to solve it. High fence hunting has always been a issue with Texas. The majority of land here is privately own and you have to pay to play. Do to the high demand we grow some of the biggest deer around. Some breeder bucks cost more than a new car. Things are getting out of control and there is nothing we can do about it.
If the animals are a problem, that's different. If their raised to be hunted, that's not hunting.
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Old 01-29-2012, 12:06 PM
 
Location: United State of Texas
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AHHHHH, arrogance at it's finest!
... and very proud of it.
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Old 01-29-2012, 12:07 PM
 
Location: The Republic of Texas
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With my .308, @ 300 yards is just like going to the grocery store.
@400-500- yards for Elk.

Now with my Bow, it is up close and personal. Bow hunting is the only hunting I do, that really feels like hunting, and not just shooting something to eat.

If work is slow, I take the gun to make sure I get some meat. When work is booming I take the bow, and get away from the rat race, getting back to my roots.
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Old 01-29-2012, 02:32 PM
 
Location: Steeler Nation
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Hmm..interesting thread and comments. I never did understand the whole hunting thing to begin with. Although i must say from what the OP described, doesn't seem to be much sport to it.

It's so much easier to just go to the grocery store and buy the meat that i want. Only equipment i need for that is my car and a debit card.
Hunting in a fenced in area is not hunting, no sport to it.
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Old 01-29-2012, 02:47 PM
 
Location: North Beach, MD on the Chesapeake
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Hunting in a fenced in area is not hunting, no sport to it.

Maybe. Some of those compounds are thousands of acres with a variety of terrain. Many of them, even while supplying guides, still offer some pretty difficult hunting. And the hunter still has to make the shot.

Trail cameras have become pretty big nationally, allowing people to pattern game (mostly deer) and since most animals are creatures of habit setting up on a trail where your camera shows heavy use can up your odds.

Or, in my case, the scouting I do to pattern geese and the type of decoys I put out makes my likelihood of success higher. Well, most years. This year was crappy.
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