Since I retired, I kill maybe four hoofed animals a year and that is more than we eat.
I like being outside and going places and doing things and seeing things. I do not much shoot at under 500 yards anymore. That is just killing and not much fun. Past those distances, the animal at least has the chance that I will miss and it will live another day. I like the animals. There was a pale creamy red part albino whitetail buck that I watched for several days last year and never shot because he was just so pretty and the range was never over 350 yards. I haven't seen him this year so I hope the poachers didn't get him.
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