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Q&A Akita as my hunting buddy

I thought about trying unconventional breeds for hunting. I stumbled across the "Akita", which was initially cultured to hunt. However, it seems that it's pretty much a common house/pet dog nowaday...

1 answer  ·  posted 7y ago by OddDeer‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by Canina‭

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Q&A Are elk and deer colorblind to blaze orange/pink clothes?

During rifle season, hunters are required to wear blaze orange (some states also allow bright pink). I have heard that deer and elk are color blind to blaze orange, is there scientific evidence to...

4 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by Charlie Brumbaugh‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A California nutria hunting

Does anyone know of an area in california where I could hunt nutria? I've looked on the CDFW articles but there is not much.

1 answer  ·  posted 3y ago by user25300‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A How should one properly dispose of a rabid animal carcass?

If while hunting I come across a rabid animal and I kill it, both to end its suffering and to prevent it from spreading rabies, what should I do with the body? I wouldn't want another animal to ea...

3 answers  ·  posted 6y ago by Charlie Brumbaugh‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

Question safety hunting rabies
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Q&A If I kill a deer how long can the body last before preserving?

This isn't a question for a real life situation I am in, but more for a simulation that I want to be as accurate as possible. My setting is pre-refrigeration and someone has just successfully hunt...

4 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by SeriousBri‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A How likely are you to be injured by falling shot from a game shoot?

One of my regular trail running routes goes past a pheasant shoot. The route is on a public footpath and the shooting is usually from the woods nearby towards the direction of the path (ascertained...

7 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Darren‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A Can orange safety vest be used when hiking during hunting season?

I'm going to be doing some winter hiking in parks where there are going to be a lot of hunters. Probably only during bow hunting season for deer in NJ. I'll be getting some blaze hats but for the v...

1 answer  ·  posted 3y ago by OrganicLawnDIY‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A Will bug repellent repel deer?

I was wondering whether the deer would be able to smell bug repellent if you are wearing some while out hunting. Is there a specific type of bug repellent that can be used that is less likely to m...

2 answers  ·  posted 11y ago by J Lundberg‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A Can you train wild deer to get "used to" your scent before the hunting season

United States (and more, specifically, NY state -- though that shouldn't matter at all) here. I am brand new to hunting, and in a few weeks I will be going out into the woods and hunting public ...

1 answer  ·  posted 3y ago by hotmeatballsoup‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A Species permited for hunting in england

Let me know how many species (birds and others) are permited to hunt in england and wales for the year 2019.

0 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Daniel Vigneron‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A Why are there separate seasons for archery and firearm hunting for deer?

I was reading up on Pennsylvania's hunting regulations and noticed there are different seasons for the hunting of deer with bow-and-arrow and firearms. Why is this? I can understand hunting season...

4 answers  ·  posted 6y ago by Skooba‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A Snowshoe hare migration patterns through changing seasons

I asked this question in the Hunting BC forum but so far it hasn't received much attention. I'm very interested in the answer(s) and will cross-post any useful information. Over the last three wee...

2 answers  ·  posted 7y ago by tomfumb‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A What sort of accuracy should I expect at 100 yards from slugs fired from a smoothbore shotgun?

A lot of deer hunters put a rifled barrels on their shotgun and shoot sabot slugs. I know that without rifling a sabot slug has no stability. But there are two common types of slugs designed for ...

1 answer  ·  posted 6y ago by feetwet‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A What are the relative advantages of .308 and .30-06

As a relative newcomer to the shooting/hunting world, I am looking to buy my first big game rifle. Now, I know what rifle I want, just not what caliber to get it in. The two calibers that I am lef...

7 answers  ·  posted 9y ago by razumny‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A Snake dangers while hunting in the desert?

I plan to start doing some hunting in the greater southern Nevada Mojave desert (say within a 2 hour drive of Las Vegas). I know that while hiking, there is some "safety" from snakes because you a...

3 answers  ·  posted 8y ago by Unknown Coder‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A Would a scope from an air gun work on a "real" gun?

I am an avid air gun shooter, and have been for many years. I recently got rid of most of my air guns, replacing all but one with the Umarex Hämmerli CR 20s. The CR 20s comes with a Walther 3-9x40 ...

2 answers  ·  posted 9y ago by razumny‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A Staying safe from hunters while hiking in France

This question is specific to France, as different countries have different hunting cultures and regulations. There have been a number of highly publicized accidents in France this year (1, 2, 3). ...

1 answer  ·  posted 7y ago by Shellabo‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A What features should I look for in a scope for a .308?

I've Googled this a lot over the last couple of days, but it feels like most of the answers are aimed at target shooting. I live in South Africa, and we do allot of hunting in the bushveld as well ...

1 answer  ·  posted 6y ago by Richard Bailey‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A Is a .22 air-rifle powerful enough for a clean kill of a rabbit?

Many many years ago me and my brothers used to go rabbit hunting with air-rifles. I was pretty young TBH and the details are not sharp in my mind. It occurred to me that the .22 calibre air-rifle t...

4 answers  ·  posted 6y ago by System‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A How to deal with a rifle scope where the relief is too short?

When a rifle has a scope where the relief is too short for comfortable shooting, are there any options other than replacing the scope? The scope has a adjustable relief, but even with that I have t...

1 answer  ·  posted 9y ago by Don Branson‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A What is the advantage of a fluted barrel on a hunting rifle?

As I look for a new hunting rifle, I see that some have fluted barrels, such as the Mossberg Patriot for example and some do not. What would the advantage of a fluted barrel be?

1 answer  ·  posted 4y ago by Charlie Brumbaugh‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A Why do you not aim for the head while archery hunting?

In 3D archery and while hunting we're aiming for the lungs and the heart most of the time. At least this is true for bobcats, lynxes, deer and other similar animals. See this target for example: ...

5 answers  ·  posted 7y ago by OddDeer‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A Broadhead tuning

I have what I think is a well-tuned 70# compound bow. I use a release and carbon fiber arrows. IBO is 313 fps. Real-world chrony is around 250 fps. Arrows are GT XT 5575 with QuickFletch vanes....

1 answer  ·  posted 6y ago by David‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A Risk of getting Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) in the United States?

What is the risk from being exposed to chronic wasting disease (CWD) from hunting Elk, Deer or Moose as a hunter in the United States?

1 answer  ·  posted 4y ago by ben‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A What does it mean for a caliber to be flat shooting?

Certain calibers such as the 300 Winchester Magnum are often called flat shooting. What does that mean and why would a hunter care that the caliber is flat shooting when selecting a rifle to go h...

1 answer  ·  posted 4y ago by Charlie Brumbaugh‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A What is a cartridge&#x2019;s point-blank-range?

Related to the idea of a flatter shooting cartridge, and the reason why a flatter cartridge makes it easier to hit the animal within the vital area, is the concept of point-blank-range. What is po...

1 answer  ·  posted 4y ago by Charlie Brumbaugh‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A Is 30-06 too high caliber for hunting wild boar?

I am thinking of hunting wild boar in Texas, which I've never done before. All info and videos I see mention the calibers they use and I don't really hear about people using 30-06. Is that just t...

1 answer  ·  posted 4y ago by Unknown Coder‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A Where can I hunt wild boars for free in Southeast Texas?

It is said that Southeast Texas is overrun by wild boars. However, I have only seen sign of them within national park borders-where hunting is not allowed-and all google search results return paid ...

1 answer  ·  posted 9y ago by user14717‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A Outfitter does "game prep but not processing"

I am considering going on a guided hunt with an outfitter. This is the first time I've done hunts for game that you can stock your freezer with. I keep coming across the statement that the outfitte...

2 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by Unknown Coder‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A Hunting bears with a knife?

Michael Strogoff by Jules Verne (1876) describes how Siberian hunters used to hunt bears with nothing but a knife. This was ideally done with a single lethal blow, to damage the fur as little as po...

2 answers  ·  posted 7y ago by System‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A Carrying small game while hunting on foot?

I like to hunt on foot, walking through the desert. I mostly shoot jackrabbits since those are plentiful in my area. However, I still haven't found a good system for carrying the animals back to th...

7 answers  ·  posted 6y ago by Unknown Coder‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A How to humanely kill an injured rabbit?

My girlfriend was walking the dogs this am when she came across what she thought was a road kill rabbit. One of the dogs ran over to the "dead" rabbit and tried to take a bite out of the stomach. T...

9 answers  ·  posted 7y ago by System‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A Rational reason to pick a bow over a gun?

Okay, besides the emotional preferences, like "in close touch with nature", fun or personal preferences (and so on), is there any rational reason to pick a bow over rifle? I mean things like "it'...

4 answers  ·  posted 7y ago by OddDeer‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A Advantages of a (hunting) hat in the woods?

I feel like hats are quite popular among hunters and other outdoor-people which are mainly active in the woods. Also, a lot of outdoor brands have hats in their range. Which rational characteristi...

3 answers  ·  posted 7y ago by OddDeer‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A What is an appropriate caliber for hunting mule deer?

I am new to hunting and am looking at various options. I am considering doing some hunting for mule deer in Montana. But I am unsure of an appropriate caliber for them. To increase my shooting skil...

5 answers  ·  posted 7y ago by Unknown Coder‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A Selecting magnification for binoculars for hunting at 100 yards?

I am trying to find some binoculars for hunting. I generally zero my rifle to fire at 100 yards. I really can't imagine shooting animals much further than this distance, although for scouting and g...

3 answers  ·  posted 7y ago by Unknown Coder‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A Is there any statistical evidence that hunting reduces the likelihood of mountain lion attacks?

There has been some discussion on this question about whether or not hunting would increase or decrease the likelihood of a mountain lion attack. I have seen some websites saying that it does not, ...

1 answer  ·  posted 6y ago by Charlie Brumbaugh‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A Any rational reason to pick a spear to hunt?

Lately I saw a lot of people hunting with spears. Not the primitive type of spear but rather a high-tech one. It looked like made out of carbon or something. I think they were from North America. T...

3 answers  ·  posted 6y ago by OddDeer‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A Fending off a boar with an axe?

So, this is likely a very very dumb question but I came across this question about wild boars while researching boar hunting and I was wondering if an axe would be at all useful against a boar if i...

3 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by yukimoda‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A How should I manage my woods to attract more deer?

We live on 10 acres (very small, I know) but we have got a deer and I was wondering how to bring more deer in. I am looking for advice on land management to achieve this. Some stat: we live in Mich...

3 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by triplex‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A How much cooler space is required for transporting an elk?

In going on an elk hunt, how much space do I need to store the quarters and meat for transportation home? Obviously this depends on the size of the animal but how much cooler space should I plan on?

2 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by System‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A If you get a "clean" kill on a deer how long do you have to field dress?

If you are out and get a "clean" kill on a deer, meaning that you have hit only its vitals, how long do you have to field dress the deer? Also, beyond that how long do you have to get that deer ...

2 answers  ·  posted 11y ago by J Lundberg‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A Have there been any studies done on how fluorescent pink compares to fluorescent orange?

It's extremely common to mandate that rifle hunters in the United States wear fluorescent orange, some states are now changing the laws to also allow fluorescent pink. The article (April 3, 2018) ...

1 answer  ·  posted 4y ago by Charlie Brumbaugh‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A Can wild rabbits be eaten in the summer or is the risk of disease too high?

I have heard that rabbits shouldn't be eaten in the summer because they have ticks and parasites on them at that time and that one should wait till after it freezes. Of course, you have to abide b...

1 answer  ·  posted 4y ago by Charlie Brumbaugh‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A Can I eat the rabbits my cat catches?

My cat gets a rabbit every other week or so. He usually eats the whole thing himself but I was wondering if I should try and cook it for myself. Is there even enough meat on them to make it worth t...

4 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by chrisdrhjh‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A Skull soaking in hydrogen peroxide for days still brown

Hi there! First time poster here. 8 months ago I found a deer head in the woods. At the time it was less than 24 hours dead. So I put it in a tub and buried it in the woods. Dug it back up a few ...

2 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by Skullenthusiast ‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A Artificial reintroduction of wild animals: how frequently does it happen, and what is the purpose?

One of the most debated issues concerning wilderness, in Italy, is the reintroduction (or bizarrely large increase in the population) of animals almost extinguished till recently. While in most c...

1 answer  ·  posted 4y ago by Fuca26‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A Where can I legally go hunting for rabbits with a slingshot in the UK?

Where can I hunt for rabbits with slingshots do I have to ask land owners or could I go into a forest away from people and hunt there?

1 answer  ·  posted 4y ago by Barney‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A Which wildlife is it legal to hunt in the UK?

Does someone have a list or a link of exactly which UK wildlife it is legal to hunt &amp; safe (&amp; tasty) to eat? For example, are rabbits safe to eat, or is myxomatosis still a problem? Backgr...

1 answer  ·  posted 8y ago by kittylyst‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A Will a lighter trigger pull help me be more accurate?

The trigger on my hunting rifle has a rather heavy pull and doesn't break very well, will getting a trigger with a lighter pull weight help me be more accurate?

3 answers  ·  posted 6y ago by Charlie Brumbaugh‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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