• February 28, 2017

Little-known hunting and wildlife facts

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  • Shawn Paul posted at 10:44 pm on Thu, Jan 9, 2014.

    Shawn Paul Posts: 34

    I'm sorry about the posting troubles, crios, but yes, either kind of snipe hunt can be a lot of fun, at least for some involved. I did forget to mention the paper bag needed for the lightly armed version. You must have a way to collect them! As for jackalopes, who knows? There's still folks chasing that elusive chupacabra. Thanks for the comment.

  • crios posted at 7:00 pm on Thu, Jan 9, 2014.

    crios Posts: 15

    Have been having a hard time getting my comment to show up.
    Ah, snipe hunts! A favorite from the past! But what do you mean there are no jack-o-lopes?!?! So what, if some do not believe, does that make the truth of any less effect?!?! (Lol)

  • crios posted at 6:57 pm on Thu, Jan 9, 2014.

    crios Posts: 15

    Ah, "snipe hunts!" A favorite from the past. But what do you mean, "no jack-o-lopes?" What if some do not believe? Does it make the truth of any less effect? lol

  • crios posted at 6:55 pm on Thu, Jan 9, 2014.

    crios Posts: 15

    Ah yes, the "snipe hunt!" A favorite of the past.

  • Shawn Paul posted at 9:22 pm on Wed, Jan 8, 2014.

    Shawn Paul Posts: 34

    Rabbit hunting can be a lot of fun, but it's very challenging, and you have to stay on the move. It can be very fast-paced. Squirrel hunting is challenging as well, but it tends to be a little more laid back. With squirrels, you have to be a little quieter and move a little slower; planning out your next move. Unlike rabbits, squirrels are good climbers and spend a lot of their time in and around tall trees. Most of the other differences between hunting these two animals results from that fact.

    I've heard those stories about feral hogs myself, but have never heard of anyone I know getting sick from the meat. If the meat is cooked properly, and for long enough, most any animals are safe to eat. As far as the age of wild game, the quality of cuts, tenderness, and even taste of the meat of younger animals tends to be better than in older ones. Thanks for your comments, awilson.

  • awilson posted at 10:04 pm on Tue, Jan 7, 2014.

    awilson Posts: 9

    I have never hunted wild rabbit before. I may have to give that a try. What's your take on squirrel hunting? They say wild hogs have so many diseases that they are unsafe to consume. I have eaten wild hogs and haven't been affected by anything. Could age be a factor on eating wild game?