Favorite game animal to hunt and why?

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  1. Shane0709

    Shane0709 Die Hard Bowhunter

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    Title says it all. We will keep this bow focused because after all it is Bowhunting.com.

    Give at least: species, state/terrain, time of year, and any other details you think are necessary.

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    Bobwhite Quail...I caught the "keep it bow focused" part but I reject your reality and substitute my own. Quail because there's something special about watching a good dog work well on upland birds, in good habitat. I also don't get as much of a rush from a big buck as I get from a covey rise.

    Otherwise, whitetailed deer. Because it's the second best rush I've experienced in hunting. Archery because of the challenge.
     
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    Spot and stalk hogs through the woods in South Florida all year round
     
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    Early season whitetails.
     
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    Indiana Whitetails on a crisp, early-mid November morning.....so far.
     
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    Snowshoe rabbits as the weather makes no difference when you can go. I take my rabbit hound out with me and she loves it more than me. I generally get a few each time I head out and it keeps me in practice on my bow. The whitetail deer here is a 1 tag limit so usually 1 shot and your season is done
     
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    DIY spot and stalk archery elk. Only done one trip so far, but was successful and officially obsessed.
    Caveat- if I had my own land it would probably be archery whitetail because I'd obsessively try to manage my property.
     
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    Indiana public land whitetails. Its always a fun time.

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    Hogs. They're not a game animal where I hunt but they are delicious and numerous where I hunt.
     
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    I love bowhunting, I have so much left to experience so this list is ever changing. Done a few hunts that While I enjoyed and glad it did then I would probably not again. The ones listed below I can do over and over and never get tired of.

    Elk during the rut, nothing like calling in and arrowing a big bugling bull.

    Caribou, I love watching them move across the tundra. A 350 pound animal with 350 inches of antler ....what’s not to love.
    Mountain caribou live in the most beautiful country you can find, it’s a must do.

    Mule deer, from the high desert to Mountain basins in the early seasons to the eastern plains they are a great animal to bow hunt.

    Coues deer, always a fun hunt. Super challenging to put a stalk on.


    Moose, in the right spot they can be on the top of my list...calling them in and seeing them coming in from Long way off it amazing.
     
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    What he said
     
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    No question about it, I prefer to hunt unicorns with a crossgun over a bait pile on private land. If you got a problem with that, bite me. It makes me feel special.
     
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    This is on my serious to do list! We have feral hogs here in Michigan, Im just unsure of where exactly :bow:
     
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    hogs anywhere any time but seening as I am from Texas and have not hunted my new state of Tennessee will say Texas. You dont know a thrill till you have shot a large hog under 10 yards in heavy bush and not much of an escape rout
     
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    This post brought you thanks to the wonderful contributions of Tiggie.... :lmao:
     
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    Wisconsin Bigwoods/Swamp Whitetails in October/November. :tu:
     
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    New England whitetails and turkeys... bc I've never really hunted anywhere else for them.
     
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    Watching flocks of green heads work into your setup of a perfect hide with perfectly placed decoys and flawless calling gets my blood boiling. Same with Canadian geese. Big free range whitetail deer give me just as big of a rush though and those I hunt with a bow so.... whitetail deer for lack of opportunity on other big game species. Elk is on my one day list.


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    Pa whitetails during the rut, when we have one. :biggrin:
     

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