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Re: The Hunting & Fishing Thread

Posted: Tue Nov 23, 2021 5:43 am
by The Marshall Plan
mmmc_35 wrote: Tue Nov 23, 2021 5:21 am
The Marshall Plan wrote: Mon Nov 22, 2021 2:02 pm
I've always wanted a lever gun. Mine are more various handguns (wheel and magazine) and rifles of assorted calibers mainly 7.62 and 5.56. Couple shotguns.
I've never owned a revolver, shot a few. You ever use a red dot on a pistol? Recently purchased one for mine. Once you get use to it, its amazing. Expensive, and it takes practice, but its impressive. It actually has helped me with my non red dot pistols. You literally can see your fuck ups in the sight.
Not on a pistol. I use night sights on mine and I have a flashlight on a couple.

I've put red dots on some of my rifles though.

Re: The Hunting & Fishing Thread

Posted: Tue Nov 23, 2021 11:14 am
by wab
mmmc_35 wrote: Tue Nov 23, 2021 5:21 am
The Marshall Plan wrote: Mon Nov 22, 2021 2:02 pm
I've always wanted a lever gun. Mine are more various handguns (wheel and magazine) and rifles of assorted calibers mainly 7.62 and 5.56. Couple shotguns.
I've never owned a revolver, shot a few. You ever use a red dot on a pistol? Recently purchased one for mine. Once you get use to it, its amazing. Expensive, and it takes practice, but its impressive. It actually has helped me with my non red dot pistols. You literally can see your fuck ups in the sight.
Every handgun I own has one on it. It's basically a cheat code.

Re: The Hunting & Fishing Thread

Posted: Tue Nov 23, 2021 11:17 am
by wab
Even though I haven't been fishing in a long time, I very much enjoy hunting.

I don't hunt deer very often. I don't know why, but I don't have it in me, and I don't really love the taste so there's no need for me to do it. My hunting typically revolves around turkey and hog. Some coyotes and occasionally dove.

Re: The Hunting & Fishing Thread

Posted: Tue Nov 23, 2021 12:15 pm
by Bears Whiskey Nut
wab wrote: Tue Nov 23, 2021 11:17 am Even though I haven't been fishing in a long time, I very much enjoy hunting.

I don't hunt deer very often. I don't know why, but I don't have it in me, and I don't really love the taste so there's no need for me to do it. My hunting typically revolves around turkey and hog. Some coyotes and occasionally dove.
How are wild pigs to eat? I assume that is the same as Boar.

Re: The Hunting & Fishing Thread

Posted: Tue Nov 23, 2021 1:04 pm
by wab
Bears Whiskey Nut wrote: Tue Nov 23, 2021 12:15 pm
wab wrote: Tue Nov 23, 2021 11:17 am Even though I haven't been fishing in a long time, I very much enjoy hunting.

I don't hunt deer very often. I don't know why, but I don't have it in me, and I don't really love the taste so there's no need for me to do it. My hunting typically revolves around turkey and hog. Some coyotes and occasionally dove.
How are wild pigs to eat? I assume that is the same as Boar.
I usually only make sticks or jerky out of it. If you want any ground meat out of it you have to add ground beef and/or beef fat. Otherwise it's just too lean.

Some people will take the loin and make chops out of it, but you have to soak them in an icewater bath for a couple of days for them to taste like your average store-bought chops. The shoulders are ok...I've braised them and made carnitas before.

But really, it's best for jerky. A. Lot. Of. Jerky.

For most back yard bbq folks the saying is "fat is flavor". Not in wild hogs...the fat tastes weird. And you can't really eat the old ones at all. The meat smells like a dumpster. When you take those, it's generally to cull the population or prevent damage to farms and ranches.

Re: The Hunting & Fishing Thread

Posted: Tue Nov 23, 2021 7:52 pm
by Burl
I'm eating some deer tacos right now. The freezer is packed. Life is good.

Re: The Hunting & Fishing Thread

Posted: Wed Nov 24, 2021 3:00 am
by southdakbearfan
Just had elk burger tonight.

Re: The Hunting & Fishing Thread

Posted: Wed Nov 24, 2021 8:30 am
by mmmc_35
wab wrote: Tue Nov 23, 2021 11:14 am Every handgun I own has one on it. It's basically a cheat code.
They really are.

Re: The Hunting & Fishing Thread

Posted: Fri Nov 26, 2021 8:35 pm
by southdakbearfan
Well, we got a couple does this week as all we had for rifle season was doe tags. Of course the last two nights we had 6 different bucks come up within 15 yards, go figure.

Muzzleloader season starts next weekend and I have a buck tag for that.

Re: The Hunting & Fishing Thread

Posted: Sat Nov 27, 2021 2:04 pm
by Burl
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Vero the half-trained wonderspaniel and I got in a couple hours this morning.
Flushed two, killed one.

Re: The Hunting & Fishing Thread

Posted: Sun Nov 28, 2021 6:49 pm
by Burl
On the way in this morning, an old man running beagles stopped me to say "There ain't no birds in here anymore. Well, there are 3, but they're the ones printed on the sign."

Ended up with 4 snipe, one Woodcock and a bonus rabbit. Hiked a little over 7 miles. Vero does not like to retrieve scolopaceous birds but she at least flushes and helps me locate them. I'd be lost without her.  

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