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Reply #15 - Jul 23rd, 2018 at 9:06pm
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I am enjoying the discussion and hope it has helped you out with a few things. I agree with a lot of the comments on here - especially the tips on safety, and risk management.

As with anything in life there is an element of risk involved and there are some things we can do to reduce those risks but eliminating them is almost impossible. Helicopters and cars are more likely to take you from your family than a firearm incident, and very few of us take a second thought jumping in a car and driving a few hundred ks on often poor roads - its actually the most dangerous thing many of us will do in our lifetimes.

A second note about the whole carcass in the station wagon/gutting in the garage

I can offer a word or 2 here - My wife is vegetarian and when i met her wouldn't touch meat or have it in her refrigerator....its actually pretty easy to do most of the main butchery in the bush, and end up with good finished product.

If I have time i sometimes break down the meat and put it into ziplock bags so that when I get home it looks like it came from New World - its not perfect as it would be nice to hang it for a week etc etc    - but i never get any grief and that makes it worth it for me.....and I get my quinoa salad with a side of venison eye fillet  Cheesy Cheesy
  
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Re: Hunting safety and family concerns- brand new to hunting
Reply #16 - Jul 24th, 2018 at 5:22pm
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There is another aspect to all this.  How would you like to die?  It's not a cheerful topic but it is one you have to think about as you get older.  Personally I would like to die quickly while doing what I love.  I would prefer not to die slowly, painfully and in a hospital bed having lots of conversations with doctors about cancer and which bits they are chopping off next.

If you put it in that context then being shot in the bush by an idiot (which realistically is a very very low risk) isn't that bad a way to go.
  

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Reply #17 - Jul 24th, 2018 at 5:40pm
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If you put it in that context then being shot in the bush by an idiot (which realistically is a very very low risk) isn't that bad a way to go.


umm, don't think so MA. Probably end up being gut shot by one of these idiots suffering from Stag fever.  Smiley
  
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Reply #18 - Aug 4th, 2018 at 7:45pm
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Mixed thoughts...... Roll Eyes

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Re: Hunting safety and family concerns- brand new to hunting
Reply #19 - Aug 12th, 2018 at 6:45pm
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You wife may just not want you to ''kill things'', and also loose you to hunting for days at a time.. this is very diffucult to overcome and will undoubtably put a strain on your relationship.

i suggest a quick divorce,  and just get on with the hunting.  Smiley
  

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Reply #20 - Aug 12th, 2018 at 6:51pm
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Yup, sounds about right HC. Also, while you are not out hunting in the scrub, you can be hunting for a new missus, in the concrete jungle. Plenty of hunting all the time, worked for me.  Cheesy Grin
  

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Re: Hunting safety and family concerns- brand new to hunting
Reply #21 - Aug 12th, 2018 at 7:57pm
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Whilst you guys take the piss ....😁
My wife didn’t know I wanted to be a hunter (married at 20) moved to Wairoa in the Police and got my licence and started with an old .303. She was not happy with guns at all. I explained to her how it was made safe, where all the parts were kept; the gun was dismantled after use, how it went together and actually how to load and shoot. Over the next couple of years I managed to shoot a deer or two - she wasn’t all that fussed with venison. As I got better and shot better animals and got Sika and fallow she has got better at understanding, she even comes to the range and outshoots me target shooting. She’s lucky, no bad habits and some expert advice from some top class range shooters has helped.😂 She gets me to cook it now and we’ve got some truely tasty recipes.
We now eat venison at least once every week and she tells me when we’re getting low and to go hunting to fill the freezer.
Basically - go learn, involve her with the real basics, make sure she understands the firearm and how it works. Join an active hunting club and learn from others.
  

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Re: Hunting safety and family concerns- brand new to hunting
Reply #22 - Aug 13th, 2018 at 6:51am
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Tell her shes your wife not your boss and do what makes you happy.   You are an individual and, even if she doesn't like it, she has no right to make demands on you as an individual.
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Reply #23 - Aug 13th, 2018 at 12:28pm
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headcase wrote on Aug 12th, 2018 at 6:45pm:
You wife may just not want you to ''kill things'', and also loose you to hunting for days at a time.. this is very diffucult to overcome and will undoubtably put a strain on your relationship.

i suggest a quick divorce,  and just get on with the hunting.  Smiley


I have a great relationship with my wife - when I get 'underfoot' she just tells me to 'bugger off' somewhere.

  
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