posted on Jun, 17 2013 @ 10:47 AM
reply to post by camaro68ss
Time, just like anything else.
When I first went hunting (I mean day one)...I had a 20 gauge shotgun. I saw a rabbit. I wanted to impress my dad. I didn't ask permission (a major
no-no), and I shot that rabbit. Well, you can imagine what the shotgun did to the rabbit.
I was in 4th grade, like I knew any better. I learned how to safely handle a gun, etc. My big mistake was in not telling my dad I was going to shoot.
(and of course, for using the wrong weapon for the wrong target).
I felt terrible. It was months before I'd go hunting again. Then, with a bow. (with my dad usually putting in the kill shot). Where I was (Alaska),
it wasn't like we could always just go to the store and get some steaks. Sure, we had a commissary, but meat wasn't in great supply, so we actually
hunted for a reason. (and everyone in the compound did, so it was normal).
Now, it has been YEARS since I hunted. But, I'm sure I could do so if need be. I'm a great cold shot (i.e. no aiming), despite my need for
I'd suggest fishing first...as it is hunting of a sort. Same idea. You do the kill, you actually prepare the dead animal into food, etc. It's a bit
more light than hunting, but really, when you get down to it, no big difference.