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  • how long have you gone without getting a big game animal or a small game animal?

    how long have you gone without getting a big game animal or a small game animal?

  • #2
    Since about age 7, not more than a month or so. Deer, Elk, and birds in the fall, Waterfowl, cats and furbeares in the winter, bear and turkey in the spring, and some varmints and yotes usually cross my path in the summer.

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    • #3
      Many times, that is why it is called hunting. When I was 17 I hunted every night and every weekend all day for 30 days and killed my best California Mule Deer on the last miserable, wet evening of the season.

      It took me 60 days scattered over 3 years and a couple of pair of shoes to take a Stone Sheep in British Columbia.

      Patience and the love of hunting in different places is what it is about. As you get older you realize killing is only incidental to the hunter's life.

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      • #4
        When i was a teenager, hunting only one weekend a year, i went a decade before i killed my first buck. These days about once every 4 or 5 years i'll get skunked.

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        • #5
          The most I have ever gone is about 2 months, any longer than that I will start having withdraws.

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          • #6
            It was a tough 6 years while I was in college. I wasn't hunting for horns but for meat in the freezer. I had a full time job, a part time job and went to school full time. I may have shot 3 deer in 6 years. That's my longest drought.

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            • #7
              buckhunter,

              Good for you. Brings me up short reading your comment.

              I misread the question. I read it as how long one hunted an animal, not as how long between hunts.

              I grew up where there was no radio or T.V. If we did not hunt, the menu was really slim. We did not have a freezer. So I do understand a little.

              Best of Luck, and kindest Regards

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              • #8
                I've gone 2 years two different times. Once while in the service(U.S.N.) the other was when my little brother had passed on and I "lost" my hunting partner.

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                • #9
                  12 years. i started hunting at 12. and now im 14. lol.

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                  • #10
                    several years for large game, i kill hogs, birds all time and fish

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                    • #11
                      on a hunt i have gone about 6-7 hours and didnt kill a thing!

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                      • #12
                        13yrs

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                        • #13
                          2 Years while on deployment. It sucked.

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                          • #14
                            Last season it felt impossible to shoot anything. We went turkey hutning, nothing. Deer hunting, Nothing, Duck hunting, Nothing. Grouse hunting, Nothing. Dove hunting, Nothing.

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                            • #15
                              I think I have only went 1 year without getting something since I started hunting about 8 or 9 years ago. There are lots of does and rabbits where I hunt so it gives me a chance during a couple different seasons to at least get something.

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