Your First Successful Hunt

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    I've enjoyed hunting in some shape or form my whole life. My first kill that I skinned and ate was a rabbit shot with my uncle's Enfield SMLE re-bored to .22 rimfire (not actual rifle used). I stalked and killed a deer with my father when I was fourteen. My most memorable kill, however, was with a bow in the States about a year after I got married. I've been a committed archer since I was in school, and I plan on taking my replica of a 2nd century legionary bow to hunt with when we return in the autumn/fall.

    When was your first successful hunt, how old were you, what game/animal did you take and what weapon did you use?
     
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    My son and I went snipe hunting last weekend. While they really aren't in season yet, nobody seems to care if you bag a couple of pillowcases full of the little buggers

    We cooked them up on the grill and served them with fava beans and a nice Chianti

    Next week we are going to Pennsylvania to hunt Jackalope.
     
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    Anyone see that 14th century Hungarian crossbow in the movie "Man whore"? That was a beaut.

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2xHTKYbBFbo"]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2xHTKYbBFbo[/ame]​
     
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    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QS4RKoRyTik"]I don't know about any 14th century hungarian crossbows, Dot Com, but check-out this Englishman's semi-automatic crossbow. The cocking mechanism's from a computer printer.[/ame]
     
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    your video was disembedded :(
     
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    My first kill was a rabbit. I took it with a bow and pinned it, still alive to a tree. I was 10 and had to wring the poor animal's neck. I haven't used a bow since.
    I prefer to dispatch my game quickly and humanely. I have taken deer, bear, cougar and all kinds of small game and game birds.
    That rabbit is still the only animal that I've needed to dispatch with my hands.
     
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    Then follow the "Watch on YouTube" option under the disembedded notice, DC. You won't regret it.
     
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    Montana Elk hunt.
    270 WSM

    Too excited and pulled the shot and missed but the experience was incredible.
    :cool:

    First hunt was with my dad's Marlin .22 rifle (still have that old thing) squirrel hunting.
    Bagged 3. dad showed me how to skin the first one. I had to skin the other 2.
    best meal I ever had
    :clap2:
     
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    I'm intrigued about the bear and the cougar, Ernie. Did you take them from a hide; and what firearm did you use? I've never taken a large predator. Not likely to, either.
     
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    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TAyCVTV8-lM&feature=related]real repeating tactical crossbow xobra (zobra) zombie killer - YouTube[/ame]​
     

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