I answered Halloween, but equally I eagerly look forward to upland bird hunting season with our dogs, Clumber Spaniels. Early season Ruffed Grouse will utterly ruin all other poultry for you. Delicious x1200!
@chienfou@Clumber@unksol I just meant that when you talk about peoples’ treatment of animals things get very heated sometimes.
Although dog collars are for pets; but it’s true that that was about a product for sale.
@chienfou@Clumber@unksol My sister made 1 purchase here - the 8 quart Ninja Foodi pot that Meh sold in 2019; I alerted her to it. But she’s never been back. She thinks the forum is “kind of stupid.” Which is okay with me because I can be silly here without wondering if I’ll get side-eye from her.
@Clumber IDK…I remember the North Jersey ring-necks to be pretty damn tasty. But the grouse were a close second for me. See the shit storm that blew in from the mere mention of hunting? Fuck sake people, I grew up dirt poor and hunting put food on the table. I did not enjoy the taking of an animal’s life, but was very grateful for everything that animal provided for us. Don’t judge or make assumptions about people or things that you don’t know or understand.
@chienfou@Clumber Climbing back up-thread, I have zero problem with hunting as a means of removing destructive non-native species. In places, hunting is also affirmatively needed to control the size of native populations that no longer have predators because of humans. Leaving the carcasses to rot in either case is not usually a good idea.
@Clumber@detailer I don’t see any “shit storm” here, or anyone “judging or make assumptions.” Just a discussion about the possibility of divisiveness. Which really wasn’t here until you got all worked up about your assumptions.
@chienfou@Clumber@werehatrack well. The non-native thing is a whole different barrel of fish. But again the DNR manages this stuff. So unless you’re a poacher there are very good reasons.
The wild hog population in the South is obviously the best example. I would say free meat. But there is a cost to butcher and preserve and transport it. And it’s a problem so many states have no season/limits/rules.
Pythons in Florida. They pay people to find and “remove”
At some point it’s pest control.
On the other hand if it’s the native wolf packs that ranchers killed off and a few are back. And one gets your cow so you go after them. that’s different. The DNR will be coming at you hard.
Unfortunately the progression of the seasons is destined to continue until you quit having birthdays (which is not a good thing!) On the other hand winter means spring, summer and fall are on tap…
@mycya4me you’re right, only a couple of hours from Canada. June-September are the the only full months that we probably won’t get frost. I get too much heat being gross too, but I think I might be too far toward the cold side of the country