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Old May 11th, 2016, 03:51 PM   #76
 
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Depends on where you live and how you take the animal. Hunting denotes spending time in the field finding signs, tracking, and shooting wild animals. Here in Texas almost everything is harvested. Feeder stands, blinds with chairs in them etc. You are basically shooting animals you have made pets out of. I know people with recliners, heaters, etc in their stands. Not much "hunting" there.



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Depends on where you live and how you take the animal. Hunting denotes spending time in the field finding signs, tracking, and shooting wild animals.
Well said - you either go hunt for game or harvest from ambush
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Depends on where you live and how you take the animal. Hunting denotes spending time in the field finding signs, tracking, and shooting wild animals. Here in Texas almost everything is harvested. Feeder stands, blinds with chairs in them etc. You are basically shooting animals you have made pets out of. I know people with recliners, heaters, etc in their stands. Not much "hunting" there.
With all due respect, it's still not harvesting. Cattle farmers and pig farmers breed and raise their livestock until they are ready to go to market. When they load up the animals to haul them away to the feed lot to be fattened up for slaughter, they don't say they harvest them.

Shooting deer that have been trained to come to a feeder is not harvesting them, because they're not a crop that has been sown and cultivated.
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by toad's definition, i harvest.
i don't know how to hunt but i'm good at looking out the windows.
when i see an evil rabbit i grab my 22/45 n shoot out the door.
got 5 bunnies so far, this year.
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by toad's definition, i harvest.
i don't know how to hunt but i'm good at looking out the windows.
when i see an evil rabbit i grab my 22/45 n shoot out the door.
got 5 bunnies so far, this year.
that's pretty much it - I'm not a city dude that's got to go looking - I own the land and all that's on it, so deer in my fields or woodlots are another harvest from nature's manifold blessings
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" I own the land and all that's on it, so deer in my fields or woodlots are another harvest from nature's manifold blessings"

Well said and I couldn't agree more. Unfortunately, here in TX we might own the land, but the animals, even on our land, are considered property of the state. That is why we have to buy a license, even to "hunt" on our own land. Knowing it goes toward conservation, that doesn't bother me. At any rate, hunting or harvesting accomplishes the same thing. A variation of how we grew up and semantics. I still say the hunters prayer every-time I kill an animal, no matter if it is hunting or harvesting. And, yes, even for those evil bunnies.
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The unfortunate upshot of it is the property is nearly overrun with feral cats,

wild dogs, and coyotes. So I spend a lot of off-season time "hunting", too. Don't

know of too many folks who are bragging about, or mounting feral cats or wild

dogs.
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out here the only people shouting about feral cats and wild dogs are the same liberal/progressives who think that illegal aliens should have the same rights and privileges as those who worked all their lives and paid their taxes and dues in this country after being born or naturalized here!

just thought about something: a lot of those people are the same ones who raise litters, then when they cant afford to keep them, turn them loose so somebody can HARVEST them and start the cycle all over again!! Seems they cant afford the time or food necessary to care for the critters in the litters.

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wolf, i have a hard time believing that.
around here, you can't have a kitty.
the coyotes kill them fast.
if you have coyotes, you don't have cats.
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Organs are harvested from organ donors.....
Very valid point, but someone will come back with something like "well, they don't hunt organs?" Forgetting that there's a never ending SEARCH for donors.

The following is a dictionary list of synonyms for SEARCH,


1. search (n.)
the activity of looking thoroughly in order to find something or someone
Synonyms: scouring,
rummage,
foraging,
forage,
hunting,
seeking,
hunt,
looking,
quest,
exploration,
frisking,
frisk,
activity,
manhunt,
looking for,
shakedown,
ransacking

Additional information

http://www.hcn.org/blogs/range/harve...versus-hunting

As is pointed out in the article, "SO WHAT, AND WHO CARES"

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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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Never really minded the term "harvesting" because I grew up as a farm boy where both cattle and crops were raised and well, harvested when the time was right. One hunting term that does kind of annoy me is when a dropped animal is referred to as "anchored".
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Well, this thread just won't die.

Both "hunting" and "harvesting" make sense to me as they can be a different context for the same thing.

To the OP, all I can say to you is when you hear someone refer to hunting as "harvesting" then break out and loudly say, "La, la, la, I'm not listening! La, la, la...." over and over again.

Oh. And don't attend any Fish and Wildlife Commission meetings because you will probably have an aneurysm.
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Here in Texas, hunters go to the deer lease and set up feeders to get the deer into a pattern of arriving for their daily feeding, Then on opening day, the hunter is there with their rifle when they arrive.

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Thats more like a cattle ranch, without the mass slaughter, lol. You can even feed the game taste out. Which is precisely what cattle ranchers and chicken farmers do. My wife hates Pheasant or duck or big game, because "it tastes funny" and she doesn't want to know that chickens would all taste different if they weren't fed the exact same things.
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