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Gerald Klamer
(wanderfalke) - F
Trekking and hunting on 12/05/2009 06:58:56 MST Print View

When I read Ryans review of the pakrifle I ask myself if there are any people here who already have experience with hunting as a means to reduce food weight on a long wilderness hiking trip. I could only imagine that this might make sense in areas like the Yukon or Alaska, maybe on a trip like the one planned by Andrew Skurka?
But then I would guess that you can't truely rely on finding prey, so rifle and ammunition go on top of the food weight you carry anyway.
I don't want to discuss the ethics of hunting here, I just want to know if already any of you lived " off the land" on a long trekking trip.

What about experiences with bows or slingshots?

Bill Poett
(wpoett@aol.com) - F

Locale: Santa Barbara
Hunting and Trekking on 12/05/2009 08:13:01 MST Print View

Hi Gerald

I live on a 15,000 acre (approx 20 sq. mile) working cattle ranch in Ca., that our family has operated since 1816. I frequently take out my dog, a 12 gauge and a 6 b 3 season kit. There are few experiences that can equal a nice glass of pinot ( we're in the Santa Ynez valley one of the worlds best wine regions), and a couple of Quail cooked over an open fire on clear night with a full moon. I'll average 11 to 15 miles on these days. My dog and I always come home happy and usually well fed.

The 12 gauge and the bottle of wine are anything but UL but one of the beauties of what we do is that it lets us bring goodies with us and still go light.

Yours on the path.

Bill

dan mchale
(wildlife) - MLife

Locale: Cascadia
footprint in the woods on 12/05/2009 19:57:48 MST Print View

original comment about the cute gun has been deleted.

Edited by wildlife on 12/05/2009 21:04:33 MST.

Dean F.
(acrosome) - MLife

Locale: Back in the Front Range
Re: footprint in the woods on 12/05/2009 20:21:31 MST Print View

Critique of Dan's cute remarks deleted.

Edited by acrosome on 12/09/2009 14:47:23 MST.

dan mchale
(wildlife) - MLife

Locale: Cascadia
Pied Piper on 12/05/2009 20:35:28 MST Print View

I'm not trying to sway anyone. There's a typo in your second paragraph.....

Edited by wildlife on 12/05/2009 20:59:56 MST.

Dean F.
(acrosome) - MLife

Locale: Back in the Front Range
Better? on 12/05/2009 20:38:56 MST Print View

Yes, let's just erase the whole sad episode..

Edited by acrosome on 12/09/2009 14:46:06 MST.

dan mchale
(wildlife) - MLife

Locale: Cascadia
corny on 12/05/2009 20:41:26 MST Print View

entertainment has been deleted forever.

Edited by wildlife on 12/05/2009 21:03:44 MST.

Dean F.
(acrosome) - MLife

Locale: Back in the Front Range
Re: corny on 12/05/2009 20:44:43 MST Print View

Should've cleared this space sooner...

Edited by acrosome on 12/09/2009 14:46:48 MST.

dan mchale
(wildlife) - MLife

Locale: Cascadia
gun on 12/05/2009 20:51:11 MST Print View

I erased the not afraid part before I saw your post. Anyway, about that Pika trap.....not for another decade?!

Edited by wildlife on 12/05/2009 20:51:47 MST.

Tom Kirchner
(ouzel) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Northwest/Sierra
Re: Re: footprint in the woods on 12/05/2009 20:53:27 MST Print View

"I hope we are both banned..."

Aw, c'mon Dean. Now don't you go and get yourself booted when we're already on the verge of losing a couple of superstars. This place is gonna start getting real dreary just when my SAD is kicking in up here in the land of liquid sunshine. It'll be down to Dave T, and he'll get bored and probably leave without some worthy adversaries.

Hey Dan,
I've been wondering when you'd surface. Be careful how you talk to Dean. When they start drafting 50 somethings to send to Afghanistan, you could end up on the operating table in some MASH ward looking up at Dean with a scalpel in his hand and an evil grin on his face.

Oops, the flames are licking at my keyboard; Gotta go.

Dean F.
(acrosome) - MLife

Locale: Back in the Front Range
Miguel and Arapiles on 12/05/2009 20:56:14 MST Print View

By the way guys, this has nothing to do with you. I've just been set on a hair trigger by the whole "politeness" thing. I guess I'm just trying to get through the "spit" phase and into the "rational discussion" phase as quickly as possible... :o)

I'm ready to viciously attack both sides. Have at me! :o)

EDIT--

Thanks, Tom. It's nice to be loved.

Edited by acrosome on 12/05/2009 20:58:48 MST.

dan mchale
(wildlife) - MLife

Locale: Cascadia
banned! on 12/05/2009 20:58:04 MST Print View

OK, I give in. I'll erase my posts so as not to hurt anybodies feelings. We can just say I was banned.

Dean F.
(acrosome) - MLife

Locale: Back in the Front Range
Re: banned! on 12/05/2009 20:59:38 MST Print View

Aw, don't erase them! This is, like, a national sport!

Not to mention it's not fighting fair! Now you're casting ME as the censor!

Edited by acrosome on 12/05/2009 21:00:10 MST.

Tom Kirchner
(ouzel) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Northwest/Sierra
Re: Miguel and Arapiles on 12/05/2009 21:00:52 MST Print View

"Thanks, Tom. It's nice to be loved."

I've always been ready to take on the tough jobs. Big hug.
:)

dan mchale
(wildlife) - MLife

Locale: Cascadia
too late on 12/05/2009 21:02:14 MST Print View

Man, now you tell me! I got if off my chest so good luck on finding someone else to go after around this place!

Dean F.
(acrosome) - MLife

Locale: Back in the Front Range
Re: Re: Miguel and Arapiles on 12/05/2009 21:03:39 MST Print View

>> Big hug.

HA!

Brandon Sanchez
(dharmabumpkin) - F

Locale: San Gabriel Mtns
footprint on 12/05/2009 21:05:39 MST Print View

nvm

Edited by dharmabumpkin on 12/05/2009 21:12:13 MST.

dan mchale
(wildlife) - MLife

Locale: Cascadia
yeah! on 12/05/2009 21:05:46 MST Print View

Me too! But I'm into traps myself.

Edited by wildlife on 12/05/2009 21:07:33 MST.

Dean F.
(acrosome) - MLife

Locale: Back in the Front Range
? on 12/05/2009 21:11:59 MST Print View

I'm definitely not going to claim that there aren't some sick hunters out there. I've met them! But there are also a lot of hunters and fishermen who honestly feel a nigh spiritual connection with nature. FWIW.

Out.

dan mchale
(wildlife) - MLife

Locale: Cascadia
it's your fault on 12/05/2009 21:23:33 MST Print View

Don't go putting words in my mouth. I'm dissappointed BRANDON erased his post - chicken.

Edited by wildlife on 12/05/2009 21:30:21 MST.