Results 1 to 16 of 16

Thread: Is hunting getting scarce...

  1. #1
    Tracker Beo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Cincinnati, Ohio (Dunlap's Station)
    Posts
    4,012
    Blog Entries
    42

    Default Is hunting getting scarce...

    I am a member of several other boards, Muzzleloader forum, hunting and fishing and archery forums, and of course historical trekking. All deal with issues on hunting and one thing I always see when reading the interesting things and thoughtful thigs from hunters who are traditional archers, compound archers, or gun hunters is that most anti-hunter concerns are focused in the east, where there is precious little public land and populations are high. To me a clear pattern here is that where we have little or no public hunting land and most private land is leased to the silver spooners, we blue collar hunters are increasingly herded together at points of limited access, and then become easy targets for those who would harass us or disrupt our hunts.
    Also big cities are where most anti-hunters live and are made since without public hunting lands to raom in the non-hunting majority become easily detached from the workings of the wilderness and nature, ignorant of the absolute necessities of predation and death, and they grow more offended by hunting. Once again here in Ohio the antis are acting up, saying that our season is too long and we need not kill the animals since stores have everything we need. Seeing these facts helps me as a cop and hunter understand why so many hunters get alarmed and are so quick to take action when they think the anti-hunters and gunners are coming.
    These fears are similar to the hunters worrying about the "liberals" coming to take away our guns.
    Out west I have noticed they have this problem too but not as bad as us here in the east and south and neither worry about what goes on until its in there area. It seems to be an out of sight out of mind kinda thing. To me both sides of hunting America need to come together no matter where it is in the United States.
    Problem is what do we about this?
    There is no greater solitude than that of the Tracker in the forest, unless perhaps it's that of the wolf in the wilderness.


  2. #2
    Senior Member Ole WV Coot's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Southern WV , raised in Eastern KY up a holler
    Posts
    2,668

    Default

    I don't hunt anymore, but I am probably the only person in the county that doesn't. I don't care to hunt from a stand and like still hunting & stalking. The old joints don't move as well now, with the abundance of game, especially deer they aren't in any danger of depletion.
    Don't pick a fight with an old man. If he's too old
    to fight... he'll just kill you.

  3. #3
    Banned
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    West Bragg Creek, Alberta
    Posts
    1,839

    Default

    Since I raise my own beef and pork, I no longer hunt big game. I do take a few spring rabbits and in the fall 6 of us head out to Pheasant hunt for 5 days. It's more about BS'ing with friends and drinking a bunch of rum.

  4. #4
    missing in action trax's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    yonder
    Posts
    6,809

    Default

    Plenty to hunt here, Beo.
    some fella confronted me the other day and asked "What's your problem?" So I told him, "I don't have a problem I am a problem"

  5. #5
    Senior Member Riverrat's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    New Brunswick, Canada
    Posts
    896

    Default

    I hunt and love doing it, it is not the getting of the game, although that is nice, it is the getting out and away. I have tried to talk to anti hunters, but they will not talk most times. All they do is shout the same stuff, and if anyone checked out what they are talking about, most is crap. It is hard gtting out with my hip, but is still worth it, and may even be better, I now move slower and can see more game in the woods....

  6. #6
    Neo-Numptie DOGMAN's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    cyber space
    Posts
    2,029

    Default

    I remember reading an article in the news last year about current hunting license statistics. The amount of people that hunt in the USA has gone down like 30% in the past two generations. If I recall correctly less than 10% of the American population bought hunting licenses last year.
    The way of the canoe is the way of the wilderness and of a freedom almost forgotten- Sigurd Olson

    Give me winter, give me dogs... you can keep the rest- Knud Rasmussen

  7. #7
    Tracker Beo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Cincinnati, Ohio (Dunlap's Station)
    Posts
    4,012
    Blog Entries
    42

    Default

    Yet all anti-hunters complain about the over-population of deer, at least here in the mid-west, kentucky and Tennessee where i hunt. Have heard it in the eastern and southern states as well.
    There is no greater solitude than that of the Tracker in the forest, unless perhaps it's that of the wolf in the wilderness.

  8. #8
    Senior Member nell67's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Southern Indiana
    Posts
    7,686

    Default

    They do it here too Beo,don't want anyone hunting ,but mad as heck when it's their car damaged by deer in the road.....
    Soular powered by the son.

    Nell, MLT (ASCP)

  9. #9
    Administrator Rick's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Central Indiana
    Posts
    57,763

    Default

    Interesting. I thought I read recently that the number of licenses had gone up. I'll have to see if I can find the source. Perhaps my memory is wrong.

  10. #10
    Super Moderator crashdive123's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    North Florida
    Posts
    44,065
    Blog Entries
    1

    Default

    I had read that hunting licenses were on the rise as well. The article speculated that because of rising food prices, more were going out to get their own. Makes sense.
    Can't Means Won't

    My Youtube Channel

  11. #11
    Neo-Numptie DOGMAN's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    cyber space
    Posts
    2,029

    Default

    Reread my post....I said in an article I read LAST YEAR. It was in early Sept, in USA Today. I remember it vividly because a friend and I discussed it a we drove to a trailhead to horse pack-in our hunting camp for the season. We always do that the week after Labor Day.

    This year- it does seem like more people will be hunting for table fare. We all get a little more primal when you take away our cash!
    The way of the canoe is the way of the wilderness and of a freedom almost forgotten- Sigurd Olson

    Give me winter, give me dogs... you can keep the rest- Knud Rasmussen

  12. #12
    Super Moderator crashdive123's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    North Florida
    Posts
    44,065
    Blog Entries
    1

    Default

    Jason - sorry if I wasn't clear on my post. It was a recent article that I read. I meant to say that the trend of less hunting may be reversing itself due to the higher food prices. Sorry for the mix up.
    Can't Means Won't

    My Youtube Channel

  13. #13
    Administrator Rick's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Central Indiana
    Posts
    57,763

    Default

    Ditto. That was my thoughts as well. Wasn't trying to contradict you. They probably have been going down. I just hadn't read that and, coupled with the article I had read, thought it was interesting.

  14. #14
    Tracker Beo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Cincinnati, Ohio (Dunlap's Station)
    Posts
    4,012
    Blog Entries
    42

    Default

    Here in Ohio hunting licenses are down, I know I went from the couple hundred acre farm I have hunted for years to about 80 acres this year because the farmer sold the property to the Township and now its a softball complex.
    There is no greater solitude than that of the Tracker in the forest, unless perhaps it's that of the wolf in the wilderness.

  15. #15

    Default

    Up here turkeys have started to po up everywhere deers are on the increase and the think here is that we only one buck and one doe tag and two turkey tags think is we have alot of hunters not enough tags

  16. #16
    Senior Member flandersander's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Chief Executive Officer of All Operations
    Posts
    797

    Default

    Around here, there are SO many deer, its not even funny. You can go to any bush and flush a couple out. You can end up getting 8 (i think) whitetailed tags. Crazy easy to hunt aswell.

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •