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Guido

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Favourite Animal
« on: March 17, 2013, 11:42:49 PM »
There has been a lot of threads and posts on sheep hunting.
Whitetail deer are the most popular big game hunted.
But, what is your favourite animal to hunt?

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Re: Favourite Animal
« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2013, 12:29:39 AM »
I am all about the mule deer
Looking for the big bull!!!

sheepguide

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Re: Favourite Animal
« Reply #2 on: March 18, 2013, 07:12:10 AM »
My favorite animal to hunt is Mountain Goats. I always tried to get hunters with goat tags in the north. And then in 2010 it ws a dream come true to harvest my own goat in BC. I love the looks of them and the terrain they live in. With saying that mountain sheep aren't far behind.
But more so to me is my love for hunting rugged mountains more so than a certain type of animal.
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I hunt sheep to see over the next mountain not to measure the next trophy!

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Re: Favourite Animal
« Reply #3 on: March 18, 2013, 07:17:47 AM »
My heart lies in the Moose hunt in the deepest darkest regions of our boreal forests..


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Re: Favourite Animal
« Reply #4 on: March 18, 2013, 07:22:26 AM »
High mountain elk, sheep, bears.

Love the mountains.

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Re: Favourite Animal
« Reply #5 on: March 18, 2013, 08:13:20 AM »
Another moose hunter here.  Remote wall tent style hunting camps and week or two long hunts.   I also enjoy WT hunts in the bush country as well.
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Re: Favourite Animal
« Reply #6 on: March 18, 2013, 08:28:59 AM »
     I would have to say Gophers, Crows, Rabbits, Baggers, Pigeons,  Yotes.  Are by far my favorite things to hunt stress free hunting with lots of action.  This fall I will see if I can video a crow hunt nothing like being in a rookery in the evening action galore not sure how some members would react to the carnage though.         
 
A big running pointing dog with Huns on the ground eating lunch on the tailgate in a stubble filed is heaven I am glad big game is as popular as it is…   
   

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Re: Favourite Animal
« Reply #7 on: March 18, 2013, 08:44:14 AM »
Mountain Elk I'd say (thus far). They truly are the "ghosts" of the forest....I've found I smell them sometimes before I see them LOL. And they manage to get through the thickest nastiest stuff without making a sound!!! It really blows my mind.

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Re: Favourite Animal
« Reply #8 on: March 18, 2013, 09:17:51 AM »
Wow, hard question. I honestly don't know. I've hunted wt and mule deer, antelope, moose, elk, ducks, and geese that I can think of. Loved all of the hunts, each for different reasons.
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Tuc

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Re: Favourite Animal
« Reply #9 on: March 18, 2013, 05:46:55 PM »
Moose, then elk.

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Re: Favourite Animal
« Reply #10 on: March 18, 2013, 07:32:43 PM »
mountain elk.  I have always loved looking for the big bull in the mountains. If you are lucky enough to get one and a grizzly does not take it from you then you have the work of getting it out.  It is the full meal deal

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Re: Favourite Animal
« Reply #11 on: March 18, 2013, 09:30:57 PM »
I guess you could say that I'm a meat hunter so first on my list would be moose then elk followed by white tail.

Not to keen on the mulies tho..

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Re: Favourite Animal
« Reply #12 on: March 19, 2013, 07:12:11 AM »
I hunt the smartest big game animal in North America......................the whitetail buck.

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Re: Favourite Animal
« Reply #13 on: March 19, 2013, 08:57:40 AM »

I like hunting a lot of animals and love to eat moose and elk.

If I had to narrow it down (and to answer this thread question I need to), I would say Pronghorn and white-tails.  And then to get it to one I would have to say white-tail because I can hunt them every year and shoot more than one a year.  I only get to go on a pronghorn hunt every couple years.

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Re: Favourite Animal
« Reply #14 on: March 19, 2013, 10:24:01 AM »
Elk for me. I still get a thrill when I hear a bull bugle in the timber.

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Re: Favourite Animal
« Reply #15 on: March 19, 2013, 06:14:20 PM »
White Tails were my fav up till 3 years ago
now sheep have taken over my life, and will continue hunting them in till i cant anymore

I will have time to hunt Elk and Moose and Deer etc when Im old
but don't know how many years I have left to hunt sheep
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Sorry I don't ice fish or hunt rabbits, but I did stay at a Holliday in express last night.

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Re: Favourite Animal
« Reply #17 on: March 20, 2013, 07:00:52 AM »
Whitetail's hold as special place for me that is where I started out with my Dad and mentors teaching me.  Next would be Elk.

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« Reply #18 on: March 20, 2013, 08:06:18 AM »
White Tails were my fav up till 3 years ago
now sheep have taken over my life, and will continue hunting them in till i cant anymore

I will have time to hunt Elk and Moose and Deer etc when Im old
but don't know how many years I have left to hunt sheep

Been there.  At one time I may have said Bighorns but then they went and made those mountains taller and steeper and the air thinner.  Flat land hunting just became a lot more fun.

Now mu son is into hunting and asked me if I thought I could still hunt sheep.  I reckon I have to loose some weight and start trying to get into better shape so I can go out with him.

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Re: Favourite Animal
« Reply #19 on: March 21, 2013, 05:02:07 PM »
When I was a young man I loved the mountains and the bugle of an elk;  I'm always humbled while hunting antelope, both at their awareness, and them being such a strange animal.......I still think they'd be at home on the serengeti, so many physical traits they have just seem, "foreign" despite growing up in the heart of antelope country.  I've seen a wt buck crawl on it's belly and am forever amazed at how a mule buck can be almost invisible...unless you look reeeaal close.  What dad wouldn't have a fond memory of his child's duck, partridge, and pheasant hunting?

Haven't taken a bear yet, been trying.  Called in 3 last fall, one big boar but just didn't have the right angle on a shot, so passed.  The other two were still all legs.  One of these years I'll have bear hams in the smoker and a hide.  ;)

All that being said, I'm with Walleyes 100%.  The first moose I called in I thought we had awakened a T-Rex!  Bellowing, breaking trees (seriously, Trees, not branches!), almost but not quite shaking at the sheer size of a moose as you raise your rifle, as basically a deer hunter walking up to their first moose, thinking, "My good God, what have I got myself into"(think packboard, knee high marshy grass where every step sinks you past ankle deep, and about a mile to the truck);   pretty tough to beat the attraction.  Add that to the beauty solitude and effort involved in hunting the deep boreal and the best game meat there is, Ya, I'm a moose hunter first.