Richard S. wrote:Paulie wrote:To me, it is work, not so much sport..
I don't hunt and it depends on the prey but only the good hunters consistently bring home big bucks in this area. It is a lot of work as many of them spend weeks in the woods prior to hunting season to achieve that. Certainly a lot of the guys go out in the woods and get lucky but those that are consistent are the ones with skill and dedicated to it. It's just like fishing, if you throw a worm on hook you're going to be waiting a long time for that large Walleye or Musky. Possibly a lifetime....
I agree with Richard. Deer hunting is very difficult. A deer is the only creature in the woods that really doesn't make a sound untill they hear or smell you. Then you hear a whistle and puff, puff, gone! You need to know where they are, where they bed, where they eat, and where they travel. It's a lot of work. You need a lot of patience. It does get pretty boring sitting in a tree stand all day. But, when that big buck arrives and you take it down, there is no better feeling for a hunter.
Moose on the other hand is quite easy. You still have to do some scoutting prior to the hunt. All you do is ride along dirt roads. They love to come out in the early mornings and late afternoons to eat in the fields of clover or vegtables that farmers plant. If you see a cow, there usually is a bull not to far off. You just wait in your truck till they come out.
As far as the hunt in this post, we were driving in a road and the bull came out. He was about 300 yards away when we first saw him. I used my brothers moose call. He walked right up to us. If I would have kept calling, he would have walked to about 20 yards from the jeep. 100 yards was close enough for a 7mm rifle. It was a fun day.