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Ms. OBrien:
As part of trying to be a "guy", I began taking archery lessons.  As part of that I went on a hunt, whitetail deer.  I had been hunting before and never really cared for it.

How can it be hunting when you sit on top of a hill and take down your trophy at a 1/2 mile away.  Guns just seem so cruel.

But when you sit in a tree stand and wait for the deer to come into view.  And take them down at 20 yards, that is more like hunting to me.  Predator vs. prey.  Just as it is in the natural world.

Unfortunately I have had to sell my compound bow, arrows, release, arm band and tree stand.     Gods, I really do miss it.

Kevin Peña:
I've actually hunted using throwing knives. 5 yards  :). I only go hunting when I'm hungry, though. Otherwise, it's a waste.

The deer here come right up to the house. I could hit one over the head and kill it. I love self-delivering venison!

luna nyan:
One of the girls I work with is an archer as well, but doesn't hunt.
She has two bows - a compound and an english long bow.  Shooting stuff like clout sounds like it might be fun, but my upper body strength is hopeless.

I prefer a black powder rifle. (Hawken .50 or .54 would be my prefered tool of choice.)) With a front stuffer, you get one shot and shot placement is everything. You will not kill your deer just from massive amounts of energy like a modern center fire that gives you a chance at a follow up shot in seconds. With a muzzel loader, you get one chance to do it right.
If you ever wanna go hunting Janet, Sevan and I are living on a beautiful piece of property with a private lake and miles of woods trails. Deer and turkys in spades. Bobcats, coyote and squirls also call this place home.


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