Folks, I live in Western Washington, deep in the country. I have a few acres, and over the last several years cleared a large area. It is beautiful green area with a handful of trees remaining and has a wild grass covering that I mow and use as a golf short shot practice area.
It of course attracts lots of animals. On any given week I have multiple deer, and an elk or two. Have also spotted bobcat, coyote, have had 1 cougar and several bear sightings and racoons coming out of my ears.
So I have a nice little animal area.
I am not a hunter yet. I grew up with what we call "Sears guns", ie Dad bought a handful of rifles and pistols we would go up in the woods and shoot cans and stumps and that's about it, although we snuck in some gun and hunter safety classes. I did go hunting once unsuccessfully.
So life happens and I always wanted to get into guns but never got around to it. Earlier this year my brother did and we ended up taking some shooting classes and the fire was lit. We have several guns that have been around forever that are quite usable and we are getting into it.
So my question is this. If you were me would you just sit in the back yard and shoot animals or would that take all the thrill out of it?