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Hunting? Really? It Doesn’t Sound Like Fun To Me… What About You?

Friday, December 2nd, 2011

I recently had a few discussions about hunting. A few weeks ago I was speaking with a co-worker about what her plans were for the weekend and she said it would be a quiet weekend since her significant other was hunting. Then, a week later a buddy of mine that I play softball with was telling me about his latest hunting trip. He goes a few times a month and truly loves it.  I must admit that I don’t get it!  During my two discussions I had tons of questions since I have NEVER been hunting:

  • Are they hunting with a gun? Bow & arrow?
  • How long do you go out and hunt for?
  • How cold is it early in the morning?
  • Is it just a bonding experience with some buddies?

I realize that you need to be still, quiet and not move a muscle, which isn’t appealing to me since I am very hyper!  Also, to be sitting in one cold place with the wind howling doesn’t seem appealing to me.

I wonder if people who hunt love it and people who don’t hunt don’t like it or understand it.

I can’t imagine going out and hunting a deer, cleaning it out and eating the meat. I know that plenty of people (especially in Texas) do it, enjoy it and can’t wait to do it again!

What are your thoughts?

  • Do you hunt?
  • If so, what weapon do you use?
  • What is the biggest animal you have killed?
  • Do you eat the meat?
  • Is it a very somber time and are you deep in thought while you are waiting for an animal to pass by?

I really look forward to reading your comments.