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    Is Hunting for me?

    I'm a pretty keen fisherman, but I've never hunted before. I was thinking about going on a guided one day wild pig hunt (dogs with knife) as opposed to with a rifle.

    However, something in me feels a bit different killing a pig as opposed to a fish. I don't ever think twice about eating pork but something in me feels un-easy about pig hunting even though I've always been interested and want to try it. No one in my family or any of my friends have ever hunted before so can't get their advice on it.

    Does this sound similar to anyone?

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    Pig hunting can be a bit hard on the pigs...and the dogs for that matter but its one of the oldest hunting methods still used today and Im sure if you gave the pig the choice of roaming free for its lifetime or be raised in a pen it would choose the wild every time.

    Maybe try watching some youtube vids or something?

    I know when I was a young fulla before I started hunting I was chomping at the bit to get out so the fact that your doubting it maybe stick to fishing an and leave the pigs for the keen buggers

    Just my 2c
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    You will be fine, you know your not a complete psycho if you
    have a small twang of regret at the coup de grace of an animal. Respect the animal and use what you can off it and it wont niggle at you.
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    Pig hunting with dogs certainly is different than hunting with a rifle. I was in a similar situation to you - keen to get into hunting and get amoungst it. Started pig hunting with a few locals for about a year and it was an eye opener to my otherwise sheltered life! I much prefer rifle hunting as hearing a squealing pig for prolonged periods of times is not very pleasant, and I realise that its is the best way to get pigs but it is quite a barbaric sport.

    Give it a crack though as it is as ground roots as hunting can get. I'll never forget my first kill with a knife. The thrill of hearing the dogs go, the chase, the quickest and best way to get there, the adrenaline rush is higher than rifle shooting i believe. Theres only one way to find out if its for you or not

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    Best to take some of the advice above - watch some videos, research, and even go out with a few guys (find a hunting club or some farmers that you know hunt in your area) and see if you enjoy it, then give it a go yourself.

    To be honest I have never had any interest in hunting with a knife and dog, mainly because I have never been in a place where it was actually a practiced method of hunting until moving to NZ. I don't do much rifle hunting nowadays either, but I love hunting with my bow, takes a great deal of strategy for spotting and stalking versus the rifle and is also a sport of accuracy because you only get 1 chance with the bow since animal is well out of range for a follow up if you miss the first shot.

    If you are at all questioning it, maybe you should try with a rifle first to see if you are capable, and ok with killing an animal from a distance (and usually quickly) before you try to pick one up and stab it - lots of good guided hunts in NZ that will help you along the way before you go it alone.

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    No one is the same , some people have no compunction about killing ,others are more thoughtful , ask yourself this question ,If you have shot a deer and it needs its throat cut ,and when the blood starts gushing and draining away ,and you can feel the deers life ebbing away as it struggles one last time until it is there lying limp with glazed eyes where once they were sparkling and alive .and when you have to cut up the deer and you see the terrific damage the hunting bullet has done , with the warm blood an guts on you hands . ask yourself , do want do be a hunter , if the answer is hell yeah , then you SHOULDN'T take up the sport
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    By that argument, there is alot of people in nz that should never be allowed near a rifle, bow or knife
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    Quote Originally Posted by hokonui View Post
    No one is the same , some people have no compunction about killing ,others are more thoughtful , ask yourself this question ,If you have shot a deer and it needs its throat cut ,and when the blood starts gushing and draining away ,and you can feel the deers life ebbing away as it struggles one last time until it is there lying limp with glazed eyes where once they were sparkling and alive .and when you have to cut up the deer and you see the terrific damage the hunting bullet has done , with the warm blood an guts on you hands . ask yourself , do want do be a hunter , if the answer is hell yeah , then you SHOULDN'T take up the sport
    Isnt this a description of what hunting entails only written in an emotive way? I may have to give up hunting now

    Ill re word it for the OP, Ask yourself this question, If you spend the day crawling around the bush and come across a deer which you shoot. Then get to it as quick as you can so you can cut its throat to ensure there is no unnecessary suffering and after its bleed out you carry out that task of preparing the meat for the walk out. Finally get home a process the meat whilst reliving the hunt over and over in your head with a sense of satisfaction and achievement.Then pass said meat on to family and friends sharing the memories of how you got it. And seeing the appreciation. Ask yourself. do you want to be a hunter? If the answer is hell yeh, then you should take up the sport.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kidmac42 View Post
    By that argument, there is alot of people in nz that should never be allowed near a rifle, bow or knife
    I know plenty of people who are hunters that should never have been allowed a firearm....
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    Is Hunting for me?

    Quote Originally Posted by Frosty View Post
    Isnt this a description of what hunting entails only written in an emotive way? I may have to give up hunting now
    I think you missed the point
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    pig hunting with a knife is abit different to hunting, if your ok watching dogs ripping at a pigs ears, nose, balls and hearing a pig squelling in pain, then give it a go.
    my thoughts - the thought of it isnt very nice
    but when ive done it ive loved it and the pig hasnt suffered very long

    id go normal hunting first and make sure your happy with pulling the trigger on a animal, guided meat hunts arnt to expensive
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    Dont waste your time chasing every last fps, it doesnt matter in the real world, it wont make a difference, all it will do is cause head aches and frustrations. And dont listen to silly old cunts

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    Quote Originally Posted by res View Post
    I think you missed the point
    What was the point you took from it?


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    Dont give up Frosty you are dead right, maybe Im getting soft with age . like I said no one is the same and have no worries taking out an animal ect, hey I'm one of them .I just wanted to ask ENP the question as he is the one thinking about taking up the hunt , He just might be a sensitive soul and may be sickened by the whole thing, I have been a slaughter man for 35yrs ,I should be pretty well immune to killing but I still have a pang in my gut when an animal is wounded and needs to be finished off .
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    Quote Originally Posted by Frosty View Post
    What was the point you took from it?


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    That people who hunt due to an enjoyment of killing shouldn't hunt.

    Going by your post, you like myself hunt for other motivations
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    Quote Originally Posted by res View Post
    That people who hunt due to an enjoyment of killing shouldn't hunt.

    Going by your post, you like myself hunt for other motivations
    Oh yes i can see you could read it that way.
    I read it and thought " shit i sometimes do finish them off with the throat and wait till the blood drains, then inspect the terminal ballistics of my chosen projectile. Then get covered in blood after butchering( the part i hate the most) " and still after all that im planning my next hunt as im still walking out of the bush.
    Thats why i may have read it the way it wasnt meant to be read.


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