SpinnerMan wrote:KillerKowalski wrote:Good topic for discussion. Those that know me know where I stand on this. My opinion and solely mine is that you can't be both. Don't care what others say. You can't. Does an electrician call themselves a plumber? Or an artist a doctor? I'm sure hunters physically hunt both during the same season. A passion and desire drives the hunt. I love fowlin' and can't imagine hunting anything else. Have to put the time in in order to be labeled any kind of hunter. Can't shoot ducks from the couch. Not sure I can call myself a crappie fisherman since I caught one crappie this past year while fishing for LG every outing.
All those deer hunters this weekend spend all the time in the tree stand or stand ups. Less pressure on the birds.
You don't have to win bass tournaments to be a bass fisherman. Just target them and have some success. Now if you are targeting bass and catch a few pike, you are correct, you are not a pike fisherman. However, if sometimes you intentionally get the gear out and go after pike and catch them, you are also a pike fisherman.
You sound more like an addict. You don't have to be an addict to call yourself a duck hunter. But I agree, there is not time for two different hunting addictions. I'm addicted to all of it. I like variety. In an ideal year, I target geese in early September, deer in early October, ducks in late October, ducks/deer in November, a pheasant/bunny/or squirrel trip or two in late November, bitch and complain in December because we are froze out and the geese numbers are low and I don't want another deer, a couple trips for bunnies in late December, Canada Geese in January, work on the blinds on the ice in February, a snow goose trip in early March, and if I had anywhere close to go I'd be hunting turkeys in April and May and then it's fishing season until September.
I'd call my self a duck, Canada goose, deer, pheasant, and squirrel hunter because I can and do go out and kill them on my own. Am I the baddest at any of them Bunnies and Snow geese, I'm just tagging a long and doing the shooting, but could do both on my own if I had the dogs or the gear, so if you prefer hunts bunnies instead of a bunny hunter, that's fine. However, if you can and do do it yourself, then you can call yourself a __________ hunter and I'm so awesome I can and do do that with several speciesThe day my heart beats like when a deer is close when I'm archery hunting. Then I'm with you. I've never even come close to the adrenaline rush that comes with deer hunting, especially with a bow. I had a young buck within 8 yards yesterday and never got a shot. Nothing like having a deer so close that he can see you blink. I missed a monster buck a week ago. I've missed many ducks, none will be burned in my memory like that arrow passing under that monster buck. Wouldn't want to do it every day, which is why on windy days I hunt ducks and calm days I hunt deer unless one or the other has been really hot. That's why I haven't gone duck hunting in over a week and the only reason I'll be going this weekend is I don't bother to gun hunt for deer given archery season is so long.Grossy23 wrote:16 mallards with three buddies in the blind with you or a deer from a tree by yourself ? I'll take the mallards every time .
I'm with this guy! I hunt hard for everything. The only thing around here I don't really hunt hard is for coons. Never really got into it.