Friday, December 29, 2006

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Tuesday, November 07, 2006Hunting has been around since the beginning of time. It was the caveman and dinosaurs that first hunted in groups or packs and the food harvested then shared by all.The Indians used the same traits while hunting buffalo on the great plains of the western world and even today many hunters will still meet at a pre-determined location and hunt in a group known as a drive.During a drive usually 2 - 4 people will be positioned in stands, blinds or on the ground in an area ahead of the drivers who will then form a line thru the woods and begin walking towards the shooters who had to carefully harvest the animals as they came within range of their weapons but also had to watch for the drivers so as not to cause injury to them or even death.This is a risky way of harvesting wild game but very effective.Clubs and spears was probably the first weapons used for hunting until such time as the discovery of the bow and arrow. Bows and arrows today can be found at any outdoor shop, some convenient stores and larger retail stores such as Walmart supercenters. Walmart is where I buy most all my products and supplies because of the brand names and varieties of their products.Though they may not be the very best brands they still serve the purpose for the amateur and novice hunters of today. Hunting has come a long way since the beginning of time,game has changed, equipment has changed, people have changed and even the land has changed or been changed. Today places that used to be all woods have been cut down and doziered away to make pastures and fields. Farms have been divided into smaller plots and sold off for residential building sites and much of the game driven off to other near by farms. People are more reluctant to let hunters hunt their property due to past experiences with hunters destroying their property. Now days it seems leasing farm property to hunt on is becoming very popular and about the only way to ensure a hunter a place to hunt.Though it can be very expensive for the hunter, it does ensure the property owner that the property will be properly taken care of throughout the time of the contract with the hunter(s) leasing the property. Don't get me wrong there are still farmers willing to let you hunt their property but be assured if it's damaged or destroyed the farmer will most likely stop allowing all hunting on his farm.

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