Do You Like Deer Hunting?

@themyl (1423)
United States
December 1, 2006 9:59pm CST
Personally, I like to hunt, but only for game such as dove, quail or anything that flies. What I mean is something that has a chance that I won’t be able to hit. Something like Deer hunting, I was never able to do for the simple reason that I think the poor animal sometimes doesn’t even know what hit it. They are sometimes so far that the bullet hits it before he even hears the shot. I, personally don’t consider that a sport. I have a high-powered rifle with a high-power telescope, but I use it mostly to protect our livestock from predators, those I will shoot.
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@Bettyann (2486)
• United States
2 Dec 06
no i don't deer hunt
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@themyl (1423)
• United States
2 Dec 06
I'm with you. I don't like to deer hunt either. I find no sport in shooting such magnificent looking animals. Thanks
• United States
2 Dec 06
First of all deer hunting is a wonderful sport. It is as much fun as hunting those flying little birds,just more meat to eat. Ha Ha. Second, The deer probably don't know what hit them. Do you think birds do? Check this out... I am a bird flying along and all of a sudden I'm hit with birdshot, damn that hurt, I've just been hit by a bullet. I'm going down.... Duh! No animals know they have been shot. Third, how in the hell did you mount the telescope on that big highpowered rifle? Are you going to shoot the moon with that telescope??? LOL
@themyl (1423)
• United States
17 Dec 06
Don’t get me wrong, I used to like deer hunting some time ago. I shot them and felt great about my accomplishments every time, until one day I shot one from a distance of about 900 yards. I squeezed the trigger and saw the deer drop. I’m pretty sure the sound of the shot reached it after the bullet did. I felt proud of myself. I went over to the animal and found that it was still alive, after all this time that it took me to get there. As I looked at that magnificent buck, it just kept looking at me right into my eyes. I just stood there wondering what was going through its mind. I felt terrible that time, I had never seen any of the other deer die in front of my eyes this way. I don’t know what happened that day, but ever since then I have NOT gone deer hunting. Thanks for your response
• United States
24 Dec 06
I don't like to kill anything. Big or small. Just for a sport I think it is terrible to kill a life, even if it is an animal. If it is for surviving, food and shelter, then that is another story.
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@themyl (1423)
• United States
25 Dec 06
I used to until that day, as I explained to one of the responses. I felt awful that time and ever since I have not hunted deer. I agree with you on hunting them for survival purposes. Thanks
@rhinoboy (2129)
15 Dec 06
Unfortunately, deer are a protected species her in the UK. Since 'modern' people have been here longer and our island is a LOT smaller than north america! I don't personally hunt, but i have friends who shoot rabbits for sport (one of the only wild species that proliferate here!). I have absolutely no objection to hunting, provided that stocks of the species are managed to prevent serious decline and endangerment. I enjoy fishing at the coast and eating any decent edible fish I catch. Things like this and hunting animals are part of our own nature and are what has kept humans going. i dread to think how many people would just starve if they could not buy food from the supermarket.
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@themyl (1423)
• United States
17 Dec 06
I agree with you in every aspect. Thanks
@expect007 (360)
• India
2 Dec 06
i hate to hunt animals........they are also a part of this earth.....you cant take the life of anyone since you cant give life to anybody....u can accept it or not that is upto u........
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• United States
4 Dec 06
Do you eat any meat? If so, in case you weren't aware of this, they have to be killed first, then you can eat it. Why do you think God put these animals on the earth? Go back and read the Bible then talk to me about killing animals...
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• India
15 Dec 06
no i do not hunt deer and advice everybody here not to hunt.
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• United States
2 Dec 06
No I dont like to hunt I dont like killing things