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Old October 16th, 2015, 06:36 PM   #61
 
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sometimes, i do say i harvested some bunnies.
i never tho it made a difference.
yeah, i kill them, so what?
i'm not trying to molify anybody.
i sure wouldn't let pita influence me.
i find them contemptable.



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Old May 4th, 2016, 09:26 PM   #62
 
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Here's the way I see it. How much time do you spend in the woods,

off-season? If you are stalking that trophy buck, figuring out his water

holes, where he lays up during the afternoon, where he goes to eat. You

have his moves down pat.

If you are walking out of the woods the first half-hour of the hunting season, with a

trophy buck, while the other "hunters", who haven't done their off-season homework,

are walking into the woods to "hunt" for deer; you just harvested yourself a deer,

and you should be proud of the time you put in, off season, in order to do it.

So y'all are right, harvesting isn't "hunting". Harvesting takes a lot more time

and effort.
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I call it hunting and fishing because killing, catching, or harvesting denotes success. I don't always successfully kill and eat something.
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Here's the way I see it. How much time do you spend in the woods,

off-season? If you are stalking that trophy buck, figuring out his water

holes, where he lays up during the afternoon, where he goes to eat. You

have his moves down pat.

If you are walking out of the woods the first half-hour of the hunting season, with a

trophy buck, while the other "hunters", who haven't done their off-season homework,

are walking into the woods to "hunt" for deer; you just harvested yourself a deer,

and you should be proud of the time you put in, off season, in order to do it.

So y'all are right, harvesting isn't "hunting". Harvesting takes a lot more time

and effort.
I understand where you're coming from, but I still have to respectfully disagree. You can sort of "farm" wild deer by providing them with habitat that attracts them to your property and helps them thrive. You still don't "harvest" them in the fall any more than a pig farmer or a cattle rancher harvests livestock when they're ready to go to market.

If you raise a pig or a cow or two every year, you don't "harvest" it when it's full grown. You kill it or even slaughter it. If you have chickens for eggs, you don't go out to the coop to "harvest" some eggs. You go out and "get" some eggs. If you have a bunch of layers, you may have to regularly "gather" the eggs.

Again, harvest is just way too often used as a euphemism to avoid unpleasantry or controversy. A person who owns some wooded land and heats their home with wood might do this. Instead of going out "to cut some firewood," they feel as though they have to say they "harvested some trees" from their property. That apparently upsets the tree huggers less if you word it that way.
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Just another example of political correctness being incorrect.
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I really don't have a dog in his fight but if that term bothers you, well.......that's your choice.

The "harvest" term makes sense when viewing the entire game management effort. Our tax Dollars are used to fund game management to protect, insure healthy game, breeding and to keep poachers under control. There are lots of safety education, lessons/classes, funded by hunting licenses and taxes on hunting products. In that whole scheme of activities, maybe the term "Harvesting" makes sense.

As for me, the various terms used to describe killing a deer make no difference.

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+1 this seems to be the most politically correct and appropriate whenever there is an overabundance of something. Common sense does rear its head. Deer and other NON DOMESTICATED ANIMALS (pigs, chickens, cattle) move from point to point and in their migrations may overpopulate a specific are, with the potential to do damage to themselves or personal property. You can call it harvesting, cultivation or hunting: it still controls the size of a herd for whatever reason you want to control the population of the herd.

The choice of words is immaterial, its all personal preference and semantics to try and define controlling the size of the herd/flock/group or whatever.

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My state's game and parks commission biologists have been using the term "deer harvested" annually since I was a kid. Thats been since the 70s. This sounds like a non-issue to me.
I agree, much ado about nothing. Not unlike the magazine/clip debate.
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Agreed 100%....you "hunt" animals,and "harvest" crops...."harvest" is a terminalogy applied to placate the antis....stupid really.
in your opinion, that is
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I see where some may use the term "harvest " to placate PC morons.

For me "harvest" is a term used for taking a trophy animal, after

a long investment of time and energy has been invested upon it.


Yes, in much the same way a farmer invests a lot of time and energy

on a bumper crop, then brings it in. While the term harvesting is included in the

terms of hunting, hunters who sashay into the woods, for the first time, AFTER

the start of Deer Season, are not harvesting deer. They may get lucky, but they

have invested no time in advance, and if their latent efforts result in taking deer,

then it may be the product of persistence or luck, but does not deserve the title

'harvesting".
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Well I live in So Arkansas and the AGFC hunting rulebook says harvest. But no one says that, it I got me a big ole doe/buck
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After a year this thread still lives? Someone should harvest it and put it out of it's misery........

Ironic, that we have folks so offended by those words, they perceive to be inoffensive to folks, who are offended by other words.

To me, hunting is the process one uses in attempt to harvest an animal, just as fishing is the process one uses in attempt to harvest fish. While one can hunt and fish their whole life, they may never harvest either. On the other hand, one cannot generally successfully harvest a deer or a walleye, unless they have hunted or fished.

So maybe, those so offended by the word harvest, are those folks that are generally unsuccessful in their hunt.......
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Just semantical play to me .. like using decimate (reduce by a tenth) has become common for much more .. my irk is how common the cliché 'shots rang out' has become .. ring might be in your ears, but I've never heard a shot actually ring
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ditto1958 Harvesting is one of those damn stupid Dumpocraprat politicly correct anti-libtard statements!!!
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