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#3133191 - 01/21/13 02:58 PM Would you?
Poleaxe
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This question doesnt apply to me but I wanted to ask. If any of you were in a finacle bind would you go out and shoot a deer even if the season was closed just to put some meat on the table?
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#3133193 - 01/21/13 03:00 PM Re: Would you? [Re: Poleaxe]
Barrett
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Nope
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#3133201 - 01/21/13 03:07 PM Re: Would you? [Re: Barrett]
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No.. I would get off my butt and work for my meal. If I was that desperate I would sell my gun and certainly wouldnt be spending my time hunting. I know the economy sucks but food isn't that expensive and ANYBODY can find a way to make enough money to feed themselves.
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#3133211 - 01/21/13 03:18 PM Re: Would you? [Re: Master Chief]
Vermin93
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I'd try harder to find a job and hunt legal game and fish if I had the time and the money for ammo and bait. I would also take a very close look at where all my money was going and manage my finances down to the dollar. I can live very cheap when I want to. I had a lot of practice doing it when I was younger. However, I'm single and really only have to worry about myself. Regardless, making sure that whatever money one has is going to the right places is something that applies to being married or single. I think it's really hard to answer your question unless you're in that situation with little mouths to feed. There's also public food assistance that can help.

Edited by Vermin93 (01/21/13 03:28 PM)
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#3133216 - 01/21/13 03:23 PM Re: Would you? [Re: Barrett]
jb3
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I wouldn't, but have know people who do. From when I was 15 till my early 20's, I knew several people that hunted year round for that sole purpose.
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#3133219 - 01/21/13 03:29 PM Re: Would you? [Re: Poleaxe]
Redfred16
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It's too broad of a question.

Are you asking in the present economy would I kill out of season? The answer is no, there are jobs out there. Most don't pay as well as they did a few years ago and the benefits aren't what they used to be. But if you/me were willing to go to a sustenance livestyle you can make enough money.

Now if we were talking about a future economy, that drops us to depression era like levels. Then yes, I would kill to feed my family, regardless of what the government says. But on that same note I'd also disregard most other "sportsmenship" laws, ie shooting times, distance from roadways, probably even private property if no one was living on it, ect. I would be more a hunter of opportunity, be it turkeys with a rifle, deer at night, ect. Whatever it took to feed my family.

I also would never sell my last gun, it is the way to keep your family fed, that and knowledge of the land.
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#3133227 - 01/21/13 03:36 PM Re: Would you? [Re: Redfred16]
timberjack86
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 Originally Posted By: Redfred16
It's too broad of a question.

Are you asking in the present economy would I kill out of season? The answer is no, there are jobs out there. Most don't pay as well as they did a few years ago and the benefits aren't what they used to be. But if you/me were willing to go to a sustenance livestyle you can make enough money.

Now if we were talking about a future economy, that drops us to depression era like levels. Then yes, I would kill to feed my family, regardless of what the government says. But on that same note I'd also disregard most other "sportsmenship" laws, ie shooting times, distance from roadways, probably even private property if no one was living on it, ect. I would be more a hunter of opportunity, be it turkeys with a rifle, deer at night, ect. Whatever it took to feed my family.

I also would never sell my last gun, it is the way to keep your family fed, that and knowledge of the land.
Good answer. Dont forget if the economy gets that bad that gun would be your only source of protection too! I hope it never comes to this.Alot of people dont have the skills to survive out there in the wild.
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#3133275 - 01/21/13 04:15 PM Re: Would you? [Re: timberjack86]
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A couple years ago, times got tough, and I had the idea that I could kill deer and catch enough fish to supplement everything. I'd busted a couple does and would hit the river after work.

Let me tell ya, I like deer and catfish, but if you eat it every night for about a month, it gets OLD! Better off buying dried beans and rice!
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#3133283 - 01/21/13 04:20 PM Re: Would you? [Re: Savage]
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No hunt what's in season
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#3133302 - 01/21/13 04:32 PM Re: Would you? [Re: deerhunter10]
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If it were a matter of going hungry, dam strait I would. But in this country with all our free stuff, I cannot feature that happeing. Poach instead of taking a free handout? Nope. Poach instead of going hungry? Yep.
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#3133305 - 01/21/13 04:36 PM Re: Would you? [Re: bowriter]
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Hmm. Thayt's why I bought a brushgaurd for my truck. I accidentally ran off the road into this field and my gas pedal stuck and I accidentally ran over all 8 deer that were standing in the field.

Edited by redheadshooter (01/21/13 04:37 PM)
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#3133306 - 01/21/13 04:38 PM Re: Would you? [Re: bowriter]
mathews338
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if there was any way around it then no i would not but if it was live or die then yes.
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#3133347 - 01/21/13 05:09 PM Re: Would you? [Re: mathews338]
Redwing
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shouldn't have to. You can use your Govt. supplied phone to call and check to see if they deposited money on your EBT card, then go to the Convienence store and but a 64 oz Slurpy for all six kids ages 1 to 8. Then hit the Cash Back option and get some cash so you can buy Cigaretts & Beer. There, everybody is getting thier nutrition.
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#3133350 - 01/21/13 05:14 PM Re: Would you? [Re: bowriter]
brmaster
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get some food stamps, they are handing them out,,,well, to most anyway
I dont have a job, havent worked since Sept, yes I am drawing my unemployment, and with that managing to pay my house note, and other bills, and eat, did shoot 3 deer this year so got some meat to eat, it is manageable you just got to put your mind to it and make sure you only spend on what you have to have and not what you want to have, I have done without a lot, but it is stuff I wanted and not had to have,
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#3133360 - 01/21/13 05:22 PM Re: Would you? [Re: brmaster]
timberjack86
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 Originally Posted By: brmaster
get some food stamps, they are handing them out,,,well, to most anyway
I dont have a job, havent worked since Sept, yes I am drawing my unemployment, and with that managing to pay my house note, and other bills, and eat, did shoot 3 deer this year so got some meat to eat, it is manageable you just got to put your mind to it and make sure you only spend on what you have to have and not what you want to have, I have done without a lot, but it is stuff I wanted and not had to have,
What are yall going to do if the guberment crashes??? \:D
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#3133390 - 01/21/13 05:41 PM Re: Would you? [Re: bowriter]
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Romen noodles cost less than a bullet ;\)
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#3133391 - 01/21/13 05:42 PM Re: Would you? [Re: timberjack86]
brmaster
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that could happen im sure, and yes things will tighten up, but until then, take what you can get,
get a min wage job, there are several of them out there, and yes, I have done temp jobs for that as well during the time I have been on my unemployment, but i just wanna drain what I can out the guy I used to work for, he is an **s hole
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#3133659 - 01/21/13 08:00 PM Re: Would you? [Re: Redfred16]
TNDeerGuy
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 Originally Posted By: Redfred16
It's too broad of a question.

Are you asking in the present economy would I kill out of season? The answer is no, there are jobs out there. Most don't pay as well as they did a few years ago and the benefits aren't what they used to be. But if you/me were willing to go to a sustenance livestyle you can make enough money.

Now if we were talking about a future economy, that drops us to depression era like levels. Then yes, I would kill to feed my family, regardless of what the government says. But on that same note I'd also disregard most other "sportsmenship" laws, ie shooting times, distance from roadways, probably even private property if no one was living on it, ect. I would be more a hunter of opportunity, be it turkeys with a rifle, deer at night, ect. Whatever it took to feed my family.

I also would never sell my last gun, it is the way to keep your family fed, that and knowledge of the land.


^^^^^^^^ this
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#3134010 - 01/22/13 07:20 AM Re: Would you? [Re: TNDeerGuy]
Poleaxe
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This wasnt a question for myself. I have a great job. I just wondered what others would do if you and your family got backed up in the corner hungry like that? I personally would sell things I didnt need and could do without. If things continued to worsen I would shoot one to feed my family, but thats if lile others said if we were in a depression and I cudnt find work.
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#3134143 - 01/22/13 09:00 AM Re: Would you? [Re: Poleaxe]
Bayou Buck
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I always make sure I have enough deer meat in the freezer by the end of the season to last. If by some chance times got tough and I ran out of food, I would probably have one heck of a garden going and would raise rabbits for meat and fish in my free time.
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#3134160 - 01/22/13 09:15 AM Re: Would you? [Re: Bayou Buck]
jb3
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The only people I've known that hunted out of season were people that did not have much of anything to begin with. They may have had a tv with rabbit ears and if they did, that was a luxury.
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#3134190 - 01/22/13 09:34 AM Re: Would you? [Re: TNDeerGuy]
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 Originally Posted By: TNDeerGuy
 Originally Posted By: Redfred16
It's too broad of a question.

Are you asking in the present economy would I kill out of season? The answer is no, there are jobs out there. Most don't pay as well as they did a few years ago and the benefits aren't what they used to be. But if you/me were willing to go to a sustenance livestyle you can make enough money.

Now if we were talking about a future economy, that drops us to depression era like levels. Then yes, I would kill to feed my family, regardless of what the government says. But on that same note I'd also disregard most other "sportsmenship" laws, ie shooting times, distance from roadways, probably even private property if no one was living on it, ect. I would be more a hunter of opportunity, be it turkeys with a rifle, deer at night, ect. Whatever it took to feed my family.

I also would never sell my last gun, it is the way to keep your family fed, that and knowledge of the land.


^^^^^^^^ this


Well said Redfred.

I will add, it you feel you must POACH for food, you should call your local game warden. If the need is true, I bet he could keep you supplied in all the "Dead Deer" you could use. Just my thought.
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#3134308 - 01/22/13 10:57 AM Re: Would you? [Re: bowriter]
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If my kids were going hungry and there was no other way then I would. Having said that, I would never knowingly break a law in the outdoors...aside from going against my moral compass, it could also get you in even deeper trouble.
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#3135078 - 01/22/13 07:26 PM Re: Would you? [Re: Poleaxe]
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Not unless my family was starving !
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#3135119 - 01/22/13 07:40 PM Re: Would you? [Re: Snake]
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If I had to do this to feed my kids, and I had exhausted all other avenuues, absolutely. And then only what they needed to survive. If it were just the wife and I we could figure out other ways. This is the only way that I could ever see myself doing it.
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#3135503 - 01/23/13 05:42 AM Re: Would you? [Re: bowriter]
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If it is for my Family, on my farm that I own, yes.
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#3135637 - 01/23/13 07:59 AM Re: Would you? [Re: tickweed]
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If it meant the difference in my kids and family going hungry, absolutely I would feed them. It would have to be a last resort however.
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#3137687 - 01/24/13 03:17 PM Re: Would you? [Re: bowriter]
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yes if i had nothing to feed my kids
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#3138038 - 01/24/13 08:05 PM Re: Would you? [Re: jeff034fun]
Bowdacious
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No. I would not break a game law. There are food banks to get food from. They are legal. If you are too proud to ask for help, you definitely should be too proud to break the law.
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#3138054 - 01/24/13 08:15 PM Re: Would you? [Re: Bowdacious]
diamond hunter
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Id fish to feed my family.
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#3138074 - 01/24/13 08:36 PM Re: Would you? [Re: diamond hunter]
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Without ANY hesitation ;)Then I'd thank the lord for the ability and oppurtunity.
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#3138933 - 01/25/13 12:54 PM Re: Would you? [Re: ]
348Winchester
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If game is on my land it is my game, same as the vegetables I raise. No local, state, or federal law supersedes my right to life. However, times would have to be hard, hard, hard. I would go to my neighbors that are farmers and volunteer to work for them in exchange for a cow.
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#3139061 - 01/25/13 02:08 PM Re: Would you? [Re: mathews338]
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 Originally Posted By: mathews338
if there was any way around it then no i would not but if it was live or die then yes.

Agree

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#3140549 - 01/26/13 06:30 PM Re: Would you? [Re: Bayou Buck]
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Would like to think not
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#3141283 - 01/27/13 01:09 PM Re: Would you? [Re: Football Hunter]
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If you lived through the depression ,you may understand what happened to all the deer that roamed this country at the turn of the century.
I have heard tales of people keeping Opossum's under a wash tub and feeding them corn for a week before killing them.
Possum n sweet taters yum yum.
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#3141370 - 01/27/13 02:58 PM Re: Would you? [Re: bowriter]
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If i was hungry you dang right i would, but as mentioned theres plenty out there to put beans on the table like it is
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#3141422 - 01/27/13 03:50 PM Re: Would you? [Re: Rockhound]
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Desperate times call for Desperate measures. If it came down to keeping my family alive,I have no doubt that I would.
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#3159342 - 02/11/13 01:17 AM Re: Would you? [Re: timberjack86]
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I agree totally. My family and our safety will come before anything that our gov says. I wold not watch them starve if there was a way for me to feed them.
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#3159671 - 02/11/13 11:14 AM Re: Would you? [Re: ]
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 Originally Posted By: curdogtn
Without ANY hesitation ;)Then I'd thank the lord for the ability and oppurtunity.
aman to that

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#3159697 - 02/11/13 11:42 AM Re: Would you? [Re: bowriter]
Wes Parrish
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 Originally Posted By: bowriter
If it were a matter of going hungry, dam strait I would. But in this country with all our free stuff, I cannot feature that happeing. Poach instead of taking a free handout? Nope. Poach instead of going hungry? Yep.

I think Bowriter's comments need a little more elaboration, but his points here are kinda mine as well.

Generally speaking, no one should have a problem with someone killing an animal to eat if they were truly starving and there were no alternatives.

 Originally Posted By: birddog
Romen noodles cost less than a bullet ;\)

Easier to find, too!

But someone starving because of financial problems in America?
Last time I checked, America's poor are among the most obese, well-fed people of the world. When adults in America truly go hungry, it's usually going to be because of drug use or some illegal activity that has them on the run, rather than a "financial bind".

There are plenty of legal options in America for not going hungry, albeit again, someone in an altered state of mind, or on the run from the law might not be so able to take advantage of them.

But before I'd go starving and poach a deer out-of-season over a "financial bind", I'd go fishing or kill something I could eat that wasn't illegal to kill.

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#3159900 - 02/11/13 02:49 PM Re: Would you? [Re: Wes Parrish]
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Anybody with children would if that was the ONLY option. If ever that was the ONLY option I would not feel a bit of remorse.
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#3161108 - 02/12/13 01:06 PM Re: Would you? [Re: bowriter]
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No there is always some form of wild food you can legally get your hands on....if you have the proper licence. It may not be that nice rabbit, deer or squirrel it may be crow or possum. But you being broke does not lessen the value of God's creation. Eat a fish, or better yet talk to your Church they will gladly give you food. If not I am sure some of your brothers and sisters on this sight will gladly open the cabinet. Look at hunters for the hungry proof every day!
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#3161144 - 02/12/13 01:35 PM Re: Would you? [Re: bowtechgump]
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I would just mention on tndeer that I was having hard times. I've seen the members on here help lots of needy folks in a heartbeat. \:\)
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#3161254 - 02/12/13 03:03 PM Re: Would you? [Re: BigD_625]
Wes Parrish
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I don't know exactly why some animals & birds were elevated to "game" status while others are just considered lowly pests, but some of the "pests" may be just as edible as the "game".

Here's a publication that covers ways of catching various species, some of which are non-protected species, some are highly protected, and some are "game".

https://utextension.tennessee.edu/publications/Documents/pb1624.pdf

Pigeon doesn't taste that much different than dove, and I bet the common English sparrow would make some delicious "bird poppers". Or how about a nice beaver for breakfast? Season open year round.

And although the season's not open year round, I'd bet the common crow tastes as good or better than any duck.

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#3161286 - 02/12/13 03:23 PM Re: Would you? [Re: Wes Parrish]
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On a very serious note, if it should ever come to needing to break a law in order to prevent starving, it might be more feasible to trap critters than to be out hunting with a gun. And if things got that bad, you might be needing to save your ammo to defend what little food you catch, have, or find.

Carp and other "trash" fish could also be a good option for food.

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#3161311 - 02/12/13 03:42 PM Re: Would you? [Re: Wes Parrish]
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 Originally Posted By: Wes Parrish
On a very serious note, if it should ever come to needing to break a law in order to prevent starving, it might be more feasible to trap critters than to be out hunting with a gun. And if things got that bad, you might be needing to save your ammo to defend what little food you catch, have, or find.

Carp and other "trash" fish could also be a good option for food.


don't forget catfish also in most instances. Also my older family members ate sucker fish, and a turtle eats very well as do frogs.

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#3161366 - 02/12/13 04:31 PM Re: Would you? [Re: bowtechgump]
Wes Parrish
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I remember my Grandfather wanting to share with us various aspects of how they survived during the Great Depression. And yep, they ate a lot of fish, although most was "hogged" or trapped rather than caught on a fishing line. We once had a "possum" dinner, so, yes, I've already eaten possum.

Back in his day, many of the people who were illegally hunting game, such as waterfowl and quail, sold it to the more financially wealthy. The money obtained from selling it would buy a lot more other food rather than just eating what was killed.

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#3161651 - 02/12/13 07:44 PM Re: Would you? [Re: BigD_625]
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 Originally Posted By: BigD_625
I would just mention on tndeer that I was having hard times. I've seen the members on here help lots of needy folks in a heartbeat. \:\)
This^^^
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#3162100 - 02/13/13 08:16 AM Re: Would you? [Re: Poleaxe]
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Rabbitt and Squirrel are legal till Feb. 28; go get em.
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#3163493 - 02/14/13 07:00 AM Re: Would you? [Re: Wes Parrish]
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 Originally Posted By: Wes Parrish
I remember my Grandfather wanting to share with us various aspects of how they survived during the Great Depression. And yep, they ate a lot of fish, although most was "hogged" or trapped rather than caught on a fishing line. We once had a "possum" dinner, so, yes, I've already eaten possum.

Back in his day, many of the people who were illegally hunting game, such as waterfowl and quail, sold it to the more financially wealthy. The money obtained from selling it would buy a lot more other food rather than just eating what was killed.


Selling wild game is also an illegal activity. Many people rob for food, whether it be robbing another man or nature it is still done by a thief. No matter the reason.

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#3163667 - 02/14/13 09:20 AM Re: Would you? [Re: bowtechgump]
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 Originally Posted By: bowtechgump
 Originally Posted By: Wes Parrish
I remember my Grandfather wanting to share with us various aspects of how they survived during the Great Depression. And yep, they ate a lot of fish, although most was "hogged" or trapped rather than caught on a fishing line. We once had a "possum" dinner, so, yes, I've already eaten possum.

Back in his day, many of the people who were illegally hunting game, such as waterfowl and quail, sold it to the more financially wealthy. The money obtained from selling it would buy a lot more other food rather than just eating what was killed.


Selling wild game is also an illegal activity. Many people rob for food, whether it be robbing another man or nature it is still done by a thief. No matter the reason.


I wouldn't say you are robbing from nature, hunting seasons are put in place by man, not god or nature. Would you be poaching, yes, but killing to eat is not a crime against nature, as a matter of fact it is nature at its purest form.
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#3163734 - 02/14/13 10:20 AM Re: Would you? [Re: Redfred16]
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I would hope not and hopefully I could find another way. Breaking the law is breaking the law. I don't think there is an * beside the laws that say "but if you really need to break the law its OK" I think that only applies to Memphis.
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#3163746 - 02/14/13 10:31 AM Re: Would you? [Re: bowtechgump]
Wes Parrish
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 Originally Posted By: bowtechgump
Selling wild game is also an illegal activity. Many people rob for food, whether it be robbing another man or nature it is still done by a thief. No matter the reason.
Oh, I totally agree and understand. Just sharing how things were back then (during the Great Depression), although I'm not sure selling otherwise legally killed wild game was illegal in those days. To my knowledge, they did all their hunting legally, but much of the wild game was more valuable to them in exchange for cash than merely eating it. All I heard about them selling was ducks & quail, and the county judge was his best customer. They ate a lot of squirrel and possum (not sure about the rabbits), while the quail and ducks were sold for cash.

Other people back then fed their families by running moonshine.

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#3163757 - 02/14/13 10:47 AM Re: Would you? [Re: Wes Parrish]
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One financial problem with hunting to feed a hungry family is the fact that most people have to drive a fair distance to get to a place to hunt. The cost of gas for that 4WD truck would buy a fair amount of food whereas there is no guarantee that you'll shoot game when you go to hunt. The only people who could do this and actually save money are people who can walk to hunting land and that is getting few and far between.
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