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Would you define yourself as more of a shooter or a hunter?

Question by 1ojolsen. Uploaded on February 24, 2013

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from 1ojolsen wrote 1 year 7 weeks ago

I am way more of a hunter. Back when I was guiding elk and mule deer (pre marriage) in Colorado I got a bad taste in my mouth for some of the "shooters" that would book hunts at the lodge. For me it is all about the hunt, the outdoors, the animals, the effort, but for a lot of these guys and some girls it was all about ballistics, and ammo and $3000 rifles with $2000 scopes. The elk or deer was just another target and many would rather take a 500 yard shot than a 50 yard shot. I didn't like guiding those types.

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from Gary Devine wrote 1 year 7 weeks ago

I spend more hours hunting then shooting.

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from Andrew Sandstrom wrote 1 year 7 weeks ago

hunter, unless I'm playing big buck hunter.

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from AAM wrote 1 year 7 weeks ago

I like to shoot and I like to hunt but I dont do a lot of either, so I guess I'm a little of of both.

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from RockySquirrel wrote 1 year 7 weeks ago

Hunter. Shooter is just the means to an end.

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from Amflyer wrote 1 year 7 weeks ago

I would consider myself both. I spend a lot of time loading, testing and shooting before a hunt. That's an equal part of the (fun) process for me. The practice usually makes the shot the least challenging part of the hunt, by far. As it should be.

Even with wingshooting, I find the practice beneficial in clearing my mind, allowing me to come up with believable excuses for my misses when the hunt comes.

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from Happy Myles wrote 1 year 7 weeks ago

I am foremost a hunter, have a hunch would shoot a whole lot less if I could not stalk game. Strongly feel hunters have an obligation to the animals they pursue to become the best shot they are capable of to kill cleanly and quickly. Still have an interest in ballistics and a wide variety of firearms.

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from Pmacc60 wrote 1 year 7 weeks ago

Happy it could not be stated better!

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from canvasbackhunter wrote 1 year 7 weeks ago

I am a hunter. I would rather work for a trophy, than be set up to just shoot. Scouting is at least 90% of the hunt.

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from 99explorer wrote 1 year 7 weeks ago

I was more of a shooter until one time I had to hunt with a borrowed rifle. Then I became more focused on the hunt than the equipment, and have continued to do so ever since.

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from cb bob wrote 1 year 7 weeks ago

I am a hunter, but when the season ends, I will get out every other weekend and shoot.

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from Ga hunter wrote 1 year 7 weeks ago

I love but hunting ALWAYS comes first. My hunting "career" started as curiosity which then turned into something much stronger and much more passionate. There's just something about outwitting an animal and harvesting it that just drives me wild and makes me want to do it more. I love shooting, especially skeet but hunting always beats shooting! A

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from labrador12 wrote 1 year 7 weeks ago

I'm a duck hunter. I'll put a deer in the freezer, but my dog Glock and I live to watch'em drop their feet with their wings cupped. My new wife, who named Glock, is a shooter.

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from Pray- hunt-work wrote 1 year 7 weeks ago

I love to hunt, and will hunt almost everything with-in my abilites. But i really do have a good time shooting too. Weather it is with a couple of friends in a friendly competition or on a bench in a gravel pit alone it is a really enjoyable past time for me. My wife bought me an automatic thrower because she was getting tired of throwing for me. I guess im real similar to Happy. But i spend many more hours hunting than I do shooting.

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from ITHACASXS wrote 1 year 7 weeks ago

I'm more of a hunter, but I do like to stay as sharp by busting (or trying to) clay birds with my kids.

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from jhjimbo wrote 1 year 7 weeks ago

Much more of a hunter while working, now retired i enjoy hunting and shooting about equal.

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from Edward J. Palumbo wrote 1 year 7 weeks ago

I'm primarily a varmint-shooter. There's not a great deal of hunting or stalking involved, largely a matter of position, range estimation and having worked up accurate handloads for a given rifle.

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from RockySquirrel wrote 1 year 7 weeks ago

cb bob; Meaning to tell you, Pilgrim that is a one great avatar.

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from country road wrote 1 year 7 weeks ago

Hunter all the way. I just shoot to be a better hunter.

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from Ontario Honker ... wrote 1 year 7 weeks ago

I don't hunt big game anymore but when I did I was a tracker and that is pure hunting. Hunting geese over decoys is more of a shooting thing but pheasants with the dogs is definitely hunting in the purest sense. I only spend enough time on the range to get my hunting rifle sighted in.

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from small game sportsman wrote 1 year 7 weeks ago

both

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from Safado wrote 1 year 7 weeks ago

I'm more a shooter than hunter mainly because that's all I can make time for. I have found that I really enjoy load development for my varied rifles and can get out an do an hour or so of shooting but have trouble getting the time off to hunt with family obligations.

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from Mdhunter1 wrote 1 year 7 weeks ago

uhhhhhh.....shunter

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from Happy Myles wrote 1 year 7 weeks ago

I am foremost a hunter, have a hunch would shoot a whole lot less if I could not stalk game. Strongly feel hunters have an obligation to the animals they pursue to become the best shot they are capable of to kill cleanly and quickly. Still have an interest in ballistics and a wide variety of firearms.

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from Pray- hunt-work wrote 1 year 7 weeks ago

I love to hunt, and will hunt almost everything with-in my abilites. But i really do have a good time shooting too. Weather it is with a couple of friends in a friendly competition or on a bench in a gravel pit alone it is a really enjoyable past time for me. My wife bought me an automatic thrower because she was getting tired of throwing for me. I guess im real similar to Happy. But i spend many more hours hunting than I do shooting.

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from 1ojolsen wrote 1 year 7 weeks ago

I am way more of a hunter. Back when I was guiding elk and mule deer (pre marriage) in Colorado I got a bad taste in my mouth for some of the "shooters" that would book hunts at the lodge. For me it is all about the hunt, the outdoors, the animals, the effort, but for a lot of these guys and some girls it was all about ballistics, and ammo and $3000 rifles with $2000 scopes. The elk or deer was just another target and many would rather take a 500 yard shot than a 50 yard shot. I didn't like guiding those types.

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from Gary Devine wrote 1 year 7 weeks ago

I spend more hours hunting then shooting.

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from AAM wrote 1 year 7 weeks ago

I like to shoot and I like to hunt but I dont do a lot of either, so I guess I'm a little of of both.

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from Pmacc60 wrote 1 year 7 weeks ago

Happy it could not be stated better!

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from Andrew Sandstrom wrote 1 year 7 weeks ago

hunter, unless I'm playing big buck hunter.

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from RockySquirrel wrote 1 year 7 weeks ago

Hunter. Shooter is just the means to an end.

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from Amflyer wrote 1 year 7 weeks ago

I would consider myself both. I spend a lot of time loading, testing and shooting before a hunt. That's an equal part of the (fun) process for me. The practice usually makes the shot the least challenging part of the hunt, by far. As it should be.

Even with wingshooting, I find the practice beneficial in clearing my mind, allowing me to come up with believable excuses for my misses when the hunt comes.

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from canvasbackhunter wrote 1 year 7 weeks ago

I am a hunter. I would rather work for a trophy, than be set up to just shoot. Scouting is at least 90% of the hunt.

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from 99explorer wrote 1 year 7 weeks ago

I was more of a shooter until one time I had to hunt with a borrowed rifle. Then I became more focused on the hunt than the equipment, and have continued to do so ever since.

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from cb bob wrote 1 year 7 weeks ago

I am a hunter, but when the season ends, I will get out every other weekend and shoot.

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from Ga hunter wrote 1 year 7 weeks ago

I love but hunting ALWAYS comes first. My hunting "career" started as curiosity which then turned into something much stronger and much more passionate. There's just something about outwitting an animal and harvesting it that just drives me wild and makes me want to do it more. I love shooting, especially skeet but hunting always beats shooting! A

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from labrador12 wrote 1 year 7 weeks ago

I'm a duck hunter. I'll put a deer in the freezer, but my dog Glock and I live to watch'em drop their feet with their wings cupped. My new wife, who named Glock, is a shooter.

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from ITHACASXS wrote 1 year 7 weeks ago

I'm more of a hunter, but I do like to stay as sharp by busting (or trying to) clay birds with my kids.

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from jhjimbo wrote 1 year 7 weeks ago

Much more of a hunter while working, now retired i enjoy hunting and shooting about equal.

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from Edward J. Palumbo wrote 1 year 7 weeks ago

I'm primarily a varmint-shooter. There's not a great deal of hunting or stalking involved, largely a matter of position, range estimation and having worked up accurate handloads for a given rifle.

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from RockySquirrel wrote 1 year 7 weeks ago

cb bob; Meaning to tell you, Pilgrim that is a one great avatar.

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from country road wrote 1 year 7 weeks ago

Hunter all the way. I just shoot to be a better hunter.

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from Ontario Honker ... wrote 1 year 7 weeks ago

I don't hunt big game anymore but when I did I was a tracker and that is pure hunting. Hunting geese over decoys is more of a shooting thing but pheasants with the dogs is definitely hunting in the purest sense. I only spend enough time on the range to get my hunting rifle sighted in.

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from small game sportsman wrote 1 year 7 weeks ago

both

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from Safado wrote 1 year 7 weeks ago

I'm more a shooter than hunter mainly because that's all I can make time for. I have found that I really enjoy load development for my varied rifles and can get out an do an hour or so of shooting but have trouble getting the time off to hunt with family obligations.

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from Mdhunter1 wrote 1 year 7 weeks ago

uhhhhhh.....shunter

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