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#3199781 - 03/21/13 06:03 PM Re: Outside Magazine: Hunting's Big Comeback [Re: Poser]
WMAn
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 Originally Posted By: Poser
... than what the more traditional companies have taken which has been "wear our brand of cheaply made camo and kill bigger animals."


Wait! Does this mean Bone Collector is not a quality brand? \:D
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#3200085 - 03/21/13 10:07 PM Re: Outside Magazine: Hunting's Big Comeback [Re: WMAn]
TAFKAP
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 Originally Posted By: WMAn
Also, look at Poser. He made the transition from mountain climber to hunter, and he's not all that bad. ;\)


Although he was far more experienced than I, we both have a similar history. I earned my Eagle Scout rank a week after I turned 18 years old, and have logged many miles backpacking and doing some light climbing. I wasn't brought up in a hunting household, and I've been trying to fight my way into it for 13 years. Every day I hit the woods is a new learning experience, and I'm trying to play catch-up so that TAFKAP Jr. and Lil' P-nut (Due in Oct.) understand the outdoors as early as possible.

So you may call me an outsider, perhaps, but the hunting community doesn't need $1000 camo or snooty Food Network "localvores" to recruit new blood. I'd argue quite the opposite. That crowd is the type that will spend $2,000, get cold one day, and hang it up in favor of the next fad down the line.
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#3200206 - 03/22/13 01:41 AM Re: Outside Magazine: Hunting's Big Comeback [Re: TAFKAP]
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 Originally Posted By: TAFKAP
 Originally Posted By: WMAn
Also, look at Poser. He made the transition from mountain climber to hunter, and he's not all that bad. ;\)


Although he was far more experienced than I, we both have a similar history. I earned my Eagle Scout rank a week after I turned 18 years old, and have logged many miles backpacking and doing some light climbing. I wasn't brought up in a hunting household, and I've been trying to fight my way into it for 13 years. Every day I hit the woods is a new learning experience, and I'm trying to play catch-up so that TAFKAP Jr. and Lil' P-nut (Due in Oct.) understand the outdoors as early as possible.

So you may call me an outsider, perhaps, but the hunting community doesn't need $1000 camo or snooty Food Network "localvores" to recruit new blood. I'd argue quite the opposite. That crowd is the type that will spend $2,000, get cold one day, and hang it up in favor of the next fad down the line.


That's entirely plausible, but for everyone of those, you have some kid who had a traumatizing experience by their dad ramming hunting down their throat and have no interest in hunting as an adult. Usually, when a person comes to hunting as an adult, they will stick with it. I would even venture to guess that the newbie adult hunter has a much higher retention rate than the child raised around hunting.

I literally have well over 10 friends whom I know well from years past with a gap missing in there, and have reconnected with on FB in recent years. None of them were hunters when I knew them before (high school, college) etc and now they are all hard core, dedicated hunters. How do you explain that? You can't say that this is bad for hunting?
Newbie adult hunters seem to be genuinely concerned with ethics, legality and fair chase while no shortage of lifelong, reared from birth hunters are raised as poachers, trespassers, outlaws, etc. Its far from the majority, but every single member of TNDeer knows of at least one family, if not multiple families, who raise their kids in such practices. Am I wrong?

For an adult to get into hunting, especially if you know no one who hunts, it is no easy task. You have to learn a myriad of game laws, learn the ropes of hunting etiquette, plug ing and connect with other hunters. This can literally take years and it is a intimidating undertaking, Trust me, I've done it. If a person makes it through the initial learning curve, they will more than likely be a lifelong hunter.
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#3200207 - 03/22/13 02:54 AM Re: Outside Magazine: Hunting's Big Comeback [Re: TAFKAP]
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 Originally Posted By: TAFKAP


Basically, they're douching-down the hunting products industry to make a killing selling $1,000 camo jackets. They'll sponsor Duck Dynasty in the near future, and poor rednecks everywhere will spend money they don't have to dress like Uncle Sid.


That happened about 2 decades ago. It started about the time realtree camo came out. The hunting community is full of product junkies. Most of which you don't need to sit in a fully enclosed box on the edge of a greenfield.
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#3200223 - 03/22/13 04:15 AM Re: Outside Magazine: Hunting's Big Comeback [Re: BamaProud]
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