Doe anybody still do this?

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2008/11/02 00:59:40 (permalink)

Doe anybody still do this?

Rabbit and Pheasant hunting?  I'm not talking about hardcore guys with trained dogs, I mean just a couple of guys (or even only one) wearing canvas and bulldozing through ditches and culverts jumpshooting them?  Hell, I dont even see "small game" coats or pants for sale anymore.  I did that a lot when I was young, but with the loss of game and habitat and the rise of archery hunting, I got away from it.  Anyone still do that?
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    gobyking
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    RE: Doe anybody still do this? 2008/11/02 01:06:18 (permalink)
    Nope.
     
    I have been thinking of taking my 7 year old daughter squirrel hunting in the next couple weeks. She is going to lose interest fast I'm thinking but I want her to experience what I did when I when my dad took me hunting. If she sits still enough for 20 minutes or so, I think I'll be able to get one and see the smile on her face. 
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    bingsbaits
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    RE: Doe anybody still do this? 2008/11/02 05:35:53 (permalink)
    We chase rabbits with our archery equipment...What a challenge.

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    RE: Doe anybody still do this? 2008/11/02 06:11:53 (permalink)
    Dane, I do it every year, by myself. I hunt rabbits until I can't give anymore away(I don't eat them). Lots of rabbits, no hunters willing to walk. LAZY!  I invite guys all the time, when I say I hunt WITHOUT a dog they all say NO WAY. All the cuts and scratches I get while hunting heal with time. The memories last forever!!!
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    RE: Doe anybody still do this? 2008/11/02 06:59:57 (permalink)
    Used to do it all the time, now it's strictly deer and steelhead this time of year.
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    RE: Doe anybody still do this? 2008/11/02 07:02:49 (permalink)
    DanesDad,
           I still do it every chance I get. I hunt with a buddy and we take turns being "the beagle". I've got a canvass coat and brush pants. I trudge through every briar patch and ditch I can find. That's how i hunted as a kid with my dad, that's how i hunt today. I kill less game then the guys with the dogs probably, pretty rewarding to flush my own game though. And yes.....the canvass is getting VERY hard to find, well worth the search though!

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    RE: Doe anybody still do this? 2008/11/02 07:56:08 (permalink)
    http://www.lioncountrysupply.com

    http://www.lcsupply.com/Product/Hunting-Boots-and-Clothes/Chaps/

    http://www.lcsupply.com/Product/Hunting-Boots-and-Clothes/Filson-Original-Tin-Hunting-Jackets-wBlaze.html

    Right here in central pa. Great guys who run the place too. They put on shooting clinics, dog clinics and most times its FREE.

    I guess i fit into hard core bird hunter. Although, i didnt pay anyone to train my dog.
    post edited by jlh42581 - 2008/11/02 07:57:39
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    RE: Doe anybody still do this? 2008/11/02 11:02:54 (permalink)
    I generally dont do it in the fall until between archery season ending and Buck season.  I Usually hunt small game on thanksgiving morning, black friday, and that saturday.
     
    I loves me some late season rabbit huntin in the snow.

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    RE: Doe anybody still do this? 2008/11/02 11:11:17 (permalink)
    I LOVE small game hunting, can't find many folks to do it with though!

    I love taking my 22 into the woods and terrorizing squirrels!

    anyone have any good squirrel recipies?
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    RE: Doe anybody still do this? 2008/11/02 11:32:40 (permalink)
    ORIGINAL: Deadbolt401

    I LOVE small game hunting, can't find many folks to do it with though!

    I love taking my 22 into the woods and terrorizing squirrels!

    anyone have any good squirrel recipies?



    Eat them like hotwings.
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    RE: Doe anybody still do this? 2008/11/03 04:01:46 (permalink)
    ORIGINAL: Noplacelikehome

    Dane, I do it every year, by myself. I hunt rabbits until I can't give anymore away(I don't eat them). Lots of rabbits, no hunters willing to walk. LAZY!  I invite guys all the time, when I say I hunt WITHOUT a dog they all say NO WAY. All the cuts and scratches I get while hunting heal with time. The memories last forever!!!

     
    Yeah, I remember I used to have scratches all over my hands, wrists, and lower arms.  I used to look like I tried to put a cat in a washing machine.  But, I loved that stuff.
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    RE: Doe anybody still do this? 2008/11/03 04:04:29 (permalink)
    ORIGINAL: Mr.Slickfish

    DanesDad,
          I still do it every chance I get. I hunt with a buddy and we take turns being "the beagle". I've got a canvass coat and brush pants. I trudge through every briar patch and ditch I can find. That's how i hunted as a kid with my dad, that's how i hunt today. I kill less game then the guys with the dogs probably, pretty rewarding to flush my own game though. And yes.....the canvass is getting VERY hard to find, well worth the search though!

     
    Yeah, I'd have to find some before I tried "pushing the bush" again.  Well, that and a place to hunt.
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    RE: Doe anybody still do this? 2008/11/03 23:52:40 (permalink)
    We do it all the time here in SWPA. Since I didn't make it to Erie yet, that is all I have been doing. I love squirrel hunting the most but pheasant and grouse is always a great time.

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    RE: Doe anybody still do this? 2008/11/04 09:38:34 (permalink)
    I have the same problem with the long archery season I just don't have time to get out kickin brush and tearing up my Carharts with multi flora rose bushes! I will take my son kicking brush when he gets older for sure. (He's only 8 months old) My daughters don't want to hunt and I'm sure they wouldn't want to get all scratched up anyhow walking through the brush. I hunted for small game without dogs from the age of 12 until I was around 21 and enjoyed every step I took, every pile I kicked and every bush that wiggled under my foot when I stepped on a bunny! I never really had any luck with pheasants until I bought them and had my dog flush them for me. I used to hunt the second season and that kind of faded away with ice fishing and the shows i do with my Company through the winter.
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    RE: Doe anybody still do this? 2008/11/04 23:34:27 (permalink)
    I'm getting fat, I use real beagles.

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    RE: Doe anybody still do this? 2008/11/05 02:26:08 (permalink)
    i started out hunting rabbits at ten i was the dog of course but i go small game hunting to scout spots and watch which way the deer come in to a certain area i also just like being in the woods its relaxing

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    RE: Doe anybody still do this? 2008/11/05 18:50:01 (permalink)
    man I love beagles. but I still get right in the thick stuff with em.I help jump em and the dogs run em.
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    RE: Doe anybody still do this? 2008/11/05 20:13:09 (permalink)
    Danes, been a few years. brings back good memories. no dogs, smallest guy got stuck being the dog! brush pants? What the heck were those? Wearing two pairs of wranglers! I remember sitting on the throne and picking stickers out of my thighs. LOL!....etc...
     
    Not a lot of places t go anymore around here. too many houses....

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    RE: Doe anybody still do this? 2008/11/05 22:27:01 (permalink)
    KISHWAA     i couldn't agree with you more i found alot of good deer spots while walken around small game hunten this year got me so frusturated with deer seeing 4 and 6 pt almost every day i can't wait to get out and shoot a treerat i a want to try mounting one myself
    ne one ever try mounting nething if you have ne advice with this art it would be appreciated?
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    RE: Doe anybody still do this? 2008/11/05 22:41:45 (permalink)
    My friend was getting into it. He used a lot of advice from the internet, plus talking to taxidermist, watching the taxidermist shows on TV. He did good. Good luck!

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    RE: Doe anybody still do this? 2008/11/06 12:17:05 (permalink)
    i love small game hunting, i got a beagle, molly, shes great, never wants to stop!  Never had a bird dog, but molly will chase pheasants, so i guess i dont need one, not a whle lotta grouses around.  Biggest problem is the rabbits hole up fast, and dont seem to be out much during daylight hours(at least where I hunt) thanksgiving morning tradition!
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    RE: Doe anybody still do this? 2008/11/06 18:50:38 (permalink)
    the bunnies that hole up are the ones that usually get hunted hard! try a new spot. like r.r. tracks
     good luck and shoot straight
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    RE: Doe anybody still do this? 2008/11/12 16:07:26 (permalink)
    It's been a good squirrel year for me so far.
    Try this one.
     
    http://www.recipezaar.com/Fricaseed-Squirrel-Think-Elvis-Think-Game-186021
     
    I replace the frying step with grilling them with some sugar maple wood.
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    RE: Doe anybody still do this? 2008/11/14 18:53:55 (permalink)
    I never hunted or ate squirrels, but I'm seriously considering it.  A lot of my deer stands are polluted with them.  In fact, a lot of my deer stands are populated ONLY by squirrels.
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    RE: Doe anybody still do this? 2008/11/20 19:29:06 (permalink)
    Another reason the rabbits either hole up quick or spend a lot of the day in holes is that they are chased by more than just people. There are a lot more fox, owls, cats, hawks and coyotes than there ever was 30/40 years ago. They fight for their lives daily. I see a lot of ferrel cats and they are as bad if not worse than any natural predator. 

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    RE: Doe anybody still do this? 2008/11/20 19:33:15 (permalink)
    ORIGINAL: jlh42581

    ORIGINAL: Deadbolt401

    I LOVE small game hunting, can't find many folks to do it with though!

    I love taking my 22 into the woods and terrorizing squirrels!

    anyone have any good squirrel recipies?



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    Jeremy is right. I do mine the same way. Rabbits too.
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    RE: Doe anybody still do this? 2008/11/21 00:13:43 (permalink)
    a buddy of mine when i was just starting hunting, his grandmother, made spagetti and used the rabbit and squirrel meat in place of the meat balls. From what i remember it was good. Seems like an easy recipe to do, just season the meat a little and toss it in with your favorite spagetti. When I get some (havent in a while) I usually just season and fry em with butter and onion.
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