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Old 01-03-2022, 12:53 PM   #1
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I am always looking for another fun hunting trip. What has been your favorite animal other than whitetail to hunt? Not for sentimental reasons, just simply a ton of fun to hunt said critter and where did you do it at?
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Old 01-03-2022, 12:55 PM   #2
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High-quality waterfowl, quail, and pheasant hunts are hard to beat. I'm hoping to get the chance to make some out-of-state hunts in the coming seasons.
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Old 01-03-2022, 12:58 PM   #3
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High-quality waterfowl, quail, and pheasant hunts are hard to beat. I'm hoping to get the chance to make some out-of-state hunts in the coming seasons.
I absolutely agree with this.
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Old 01-03-2022, 12:59 PM   #4
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Aoudad in the Davis Mountains.
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Old 01-03-2022, 01:05 PM   #5
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High-quality waterfowl, quail, and pheasant hunts are hard to beat. I'm hoping to get the chance to make some out-of-state hunts in the coming seasons.
This has actually been on the brain a lot lately. A jam up waterfowl and upland combo is high on my list.
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Old 01-03-2022, 01:06 PM   #6
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Snow goose conservation season hunt in Stuttgart, AR.
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Old 01-03-2022, 01:07 PM   #7
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Definitely birds since you said fun.
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Old 01-03-2022, 01:08 PM   #8
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Squirrel hunting. But usually wait til the woods is greening up before going. Just a good time of year to be in the woods.

Also agree on the bird hunting.
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Old 01-03-2022, 01:09 PM   #9
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Sandhill crane hunt in Lubbock was one of the most exciting i've been on. Non-stop action!
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Old 01-03-2022, 01:16 PM   #10
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Spot n stalk high country Muley hunting with a bow
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Old 01-03-2022, 01:28 PM   #11
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Old 01-03-2022, 01:28 PM   #12
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Check out Biggins in South Dakota. Won't disappoint

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Old 01-03-2022, 01:34 PM   #13
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Archery antelope in Wyoming was always one of my favorites. Mule deer in Eastern Montana and Colorado were other favorites.
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Old 01-03-2022, 01:35 PM   #14
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Old 01-03-2022, 01:40 PM   #15
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Turkey for me.
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Old 01-03-2022, 01:46 PM   #16
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My favorite animal to hunt is Mule Deer followed by turkey. I'm having withdrawals this year being the first year I haven't hunted them since I can remember. As far as fun though, it's all in the eye of the hunter.

Bird hunting is across the board fun for everyone. Waterfowl and upland is hard to say which one is better. I can't decide and that's why I hunt quail, pheasants, crane, geese, etc. every year. Way too much fun to not do every year. Something about wild pheasants flushing 5-10 yards in front of you, cranes that look like pterodactyls deeking up, or a wad of 2000 geese dropping in on top of you there is nothing in this world that compares.

Who am I kidding, I love all hunting and being outdoors.
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Old 01-03-2022, 01:50 PM   #17
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Depends on budget.. Pig killing and predator hunting is a blast and usually free but if I'm spending money it would be wild Aoudad in west Texas, mule deer in Nebraska or daytime Nilgai hunting(no thermal night hunt)..
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Old 01-03-2022, 01:50 PM   #18
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Mule Deer out West.
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Old 01-03-2022, 01:52 PM   #19
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My last African safari! Roan, Sable, Zebra and Cape Buffalo.
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Old 01-03-2022, 01:54 PM   #20
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Old 01-03-2022, 01:58 PM   #21
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I guess this qualifies as hunting but, for me nothing beats bowfishing redfish in south Louisiana.


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Old 01-03-2022, 01:58 PM   #22
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Old 01-03-2022, 02:51 PM   #23
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Old 01-03-2022, 03:01 PM   #24
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Old 01-03-2022, 03:05 PM   #25
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Bowfishing is probably the most straight up fun I've had in the outdoors. Completely different than the brain work it takes hunting deer.
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Old 01-03-2022, 03:07 PM   #26
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I enjoy hunting whitetail, but it's not anywhere close to my favorite hunt. It's just local and easy to do more often. Elk in the mountains, sheep and aoudad in rough country of West Texas or canyons in the Panhandle, axis in the rut in the Hill Country, spot and stalk mule deer (rifle or bow), pheasant and/or quail behind good dogs, waterfowl over decoys..... I like all of those more than whitetail, really.
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Old 01-03-2022, 03:08 PM   #27
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Birds are just plain fun.
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Old 01-03-2022, 03:14 PM   #28
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Bear, over bait, from the ground with my longbow.
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Old 01-03-2022, 03:22 PM   #29
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Pronghorn and archery elk right here in Wyoming.
Pronghorn just because you will always see a bunch and pretty much choose the one you want to shoot or not.
Archery elk because hearing elk bugle makes the effort worth it whether you get a shot or not and we are blesse to be able to go buy a license OTC and be in elk country less than 1 hr from the house.
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Old 01-03-2022, 03:27 PM   #30
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archery elk on the ground calling
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Old 01-03-2022, 03:30 PM   #31
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Dove is my favorite fun hunt but I do love a good javelina hunt.

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Old 01-03-2022, 03:49 PM   #32
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Hogs from a Helicopter. Wild Spanish Billie goats in a good hilly area, lots of fun spotting them and stalking.
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Old 01-03-2022, 03:54 PM   #33
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My favorite animal to hunt is Mule Deer followed by turkey. I'm having withdrawals this year being the first year I haven't hunted them since I can remember. As far as fun though, it's all in the eye of the hunter.

Bird hunting is across the board fun for everyone. Waterfowl and upland is hard to say which one is better. I can't decide and that's why I hunt quail, pheasants, crane, geese, etc. every year. Way too much fun to not do every year. Something about wild pheasants flushing 5-10 yards in front of you, cranes that look like pterodactyls deeking up, or a wad of 2000 geese dropping in on top of you there is nothing in this world that compares.

Who am I kidding, I love all hunting and being outdoors.


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Old 01-03-2022, 03:55 PM   #34
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Old 01-03-2022, 04:23 PM   #35
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Give me a solid duck hunt over everything
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Old 01-03-2022, 04:27 PM   #36
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Hogs from a Helicopter. Wild Spanish Billie goats in a good hilly area, lots of fun spotting them and stalking.
Wild goats with the bow does sound fun!
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Old 01-03-2022, 04:28 PM   #37
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I love me some Spring turkey…..but it don’t really compare to an elk. Same hunt in theory(calling, answering back and such)…..but much bigger target and excitement on an elk!!
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Old 01-03-2022, 04:35 PM   #38
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As a younger man elk was my favorite. Whitetail is what i did most because it is here and more accessible.
Now it would take me now til elk season to get in shape for it and probably a series of injections to keep my knees going. Last time I did the mountain trip it was 2016 and I took two series to get in the work needed.
I think now spot a stalk javelina is what I'd pick.

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Old 01-03-2022, 04:36 PM   #39
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My fave hunts

1) Archery elk during rut
2) Stalking big mule deer with archery
3) Spring Turkey season

I like all 3 above more than whitetail hunting (Lavaca County version anyway)

What I want to add to this is like Dale

1) Aoudad in the Davis Mountain

Then / and:

2) Bear
3) Moose
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Old 01-03-2022, 05:08 PM   #40
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Man I haven’t been on a good quail hunt over dogs in years
That would definitely be #1
Pronghorn, flat country mule deer #2
Artic circle caribou DIY
Argentina dove & duck

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Old 01-03-2022, 05:25 PM   #41
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I love hunting coyotes. I like a challenge.
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Old 01-03-2022, 05:35 PM   #42
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Spring Turkey when gobblers are responding to calls. I don’t mess with them in the fall…too easy.

Coyotes are fun too when calling.

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Old 01-03-2022, 06:11 PM   #43
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Mule deer - spot and stalk - Okanogan National Forest - @ 7k plus elevation = 1 million acres Public Forest - the North fence line is Canada wilderness - wolves - bears - mountain goats- elk and mule deer

Spot and stalk MULE DEER in heavy timer - Alpine meadows - mountain streams - no ATVs horses and or hike only

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Old 01-03-2022, 06:16 PM   #44
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If my maker was giving me just one more hunt before calling me home it would be spot and stalk Nilgai.
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Old 01-03-2022, 06:35 PM   #45
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So far mine is pheasant in South Dakota. Best hunting trip ever so far


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Old 01-03-2022, 06:42 PM   #46
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Mule Deer in Colorado........
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Old 01-03-2022, 06:59 PM   #47
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Rutting elk when the are bugling 24/7 with fall colors in full force on the mountains
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Old 01-03-2022, 07:00 PM   #48
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Ducks and pigeons in Argentina

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Old 01-03-2022, 07:05 PM   #49
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Split tail was fun when I was a kid
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Old 01-03-2022, 07:08 PM   #50
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Spot and Stalk mule deer - 1 million acre Okanogan National Forest - near Winthrop Washington. North border line is the Canada border - wolves, beer, elk, mountain goat,whitetail and turkey (lower elevations).

No ATVs or Motorized anything except for fire roads and camp sites.

Horses and or hike

I hiked - need a few weeks pre season to camp - scout and dial things in.

Season is only 2 weeks - vacation the entire period

Wall tent base camp - several in camp - bear watch for nights

Wolves howl as you sit around a campfire

Meat pole is a towering conifer where you must hang meat 15 ft up and preferably down wind from the tent and stove fire - heater at night and scent to keep bears out of the tent

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