What is Fair Chase to You?

What's the hunt looking like this year in your area? Share!
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RE: What is Fair Chase to You?

Postby vambo991 » Wed Aug 13, 2008 4:57 pm

I'm with woodswalker and others in this post... if the deer really doesn't have an honest chance in hell of avoiding you... then it aint fair

vambo991
 
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RE: What is Fair Chase to You?

Postby vambo991 » Wed Aug 13, 2008 5:03 pm

But, if you want to put meat on the table... and you aren't bothering me... then fire away.

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RE: What is Fair Chase to You?

Postby gutpile » Wed Aug 13, 2008 5:40 pm

  Gee do ya know what I am gonna post..All legal means of hunting are "fair chase" which I still feel is a phrase hunters use to appease the anti crowd... But as not to make everybody cry, I will end my post...
Wheat is harvested, Animals are killed...

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RE: What is Fair Chase to You?

Postby Legnip » Sun Aug 17, 2008 9:56 am

Shaman - I loved your response about not shooting the big boy because it would always remind you. I can't take pride in a trophy that you had to break the rules to obtain. I remember years back when a country star got in trouble and fined for shooting a black bear with his bow. The bear was in a pen or sorts.
 
Fair chase to me is when it is just you against the animal, but a trophy is not trophy if you can't explain it openly to your 3 year old.
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rtf9769
 
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RE: What is Fair Chase to You?

Postby rtf9769 » Sun Aug 17, 2008 1:16 pm

I always carry my 30.06 during gun season.


Jph, that seems like a unusuall choice of caliber..Was in a older gun handed down to you from a father or grand dad in the war?

Huge Shell massive kick..loud as hell..

I thought rifle hunters where stuc on the 243, 250, or 30/30 type..or even a 22.250

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RE: What is Fair Chase to You?

Postby Legnip » Sun Aug 17, 2008 2:45 pm

A 30.06 is probably one of the most common calibers for rifle hunting. The .243 is probably on the small end of things. I'm not sure that a 22-250 is legal in all state. I have a .308 and love it[:D]. I've thought about upgrading to a .300 WSM[:-], but it is more of a wish list. I've always felt that you use the most lethal method available.
 
I've heard great debates about to bait or not to bait. We bait. I think that it is ethical to do so. I don't think it will increase your odds of getting a big buck. They won't come in during daylight. At least not during the rut. The game camera proves that.
From those who much is given, much is expected

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RE: What is Fair Chase to You?

Postby rtf9769 » Mon Aug 18, 2008 11:09 am

A 30.06 is probably one of the most common calibers for rifle hunting. The .243 is probably on the small end of things. I'm not sure that a 22-250 is legal in all state. I have a .308 and love it. I've thought about upgrading to a .300 WSM, but it is more of a wish list. I've always felt that you use the most lethal method available.

 
Don't know where you hunt..But you did arouse my curiosity on the point..To where i aksed the Gunsmith at the local Gander mountain as well..And he as well stands by the following..
 
30.06 is way to expensive..Way to much overkill, A moderate kick/loudness, allows everyone in the county to hear where you shot that buck from..And is more for bear-elk, larger game. Keep in mind we both have been hunting for over 30 years.
 
 
I've heard great debates about to bait or not to bait. We bait. I think that it is ethical to do so. I don't think it will increase your odds of getting a big buck. They won't come in during daylight. At least not during the rut. The game camera proves that.

1. Big Bucks do come out to play at the daytime:) Its called  a pervious full moon..And they do come out during the day during a rut. thats a fact jack:)
 
 
 
 

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RE: What is Fair Chase to You?

Postby JOEL » Mon Aug 18, 2008 12:13 pm

30.06 is probably the most used round for hunting you can  buy the shells anywhere and everywhere.Its been the standard for a 100 yrs
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RE: What is Fair Chase to You?

Postby gutpile » Mon Aug 18, 2008 1:42 pm

the "06" is probably one of the most used rounds for deer hunting..I dont think it's to large, as I use a .300 ultramag on deer and elk with very little damage to the animal I killed...
Wheat is harvested, Animals are killed...

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RE: What is Fair Chase to You?

Postby bowtech21 » Mon Aug 18, 2008 2:05 pm

lol...Almost everyone i know that deer hunt has a 30.06 and it is definetly the most commonly used deer rifle used out of the many people i hunt with. Too expensive? Too loud? Should be used for bear or elk?.....[8|]

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