thank you all for you advice and suggestions. only problem with Wiskey's advice is i do hunt alone a lot of the time but the arguments starts when i get back home ,) that makes it a little harder. but to answer everyones post. i have not giving up on hunting and have even add more seasons and since my neighbor just gave me a new bow set up i now have more reason and time to go out.
Keep with the hunting. It is an arguement worth having. Hunting is a part of all of us and that is who our partners married. I've had this fight in the past as well. I'm stubborn so every time she starts, I buy a new firearm. I have three gun safes full now and more to come I'm sure.
Hunting is one of the few pleasures in life that completely relaxes me no matter what. I am fortunate too that I have a wife that undersands the therapeutic qualities of hunting for me. Plus, she knows I'll buy her something nice........
I also had an ex-girlfriend who wanted me to give up Hunting and Fishing. I told her not to make me choose between her and the things in life that I looked forward to the most! Needless to say SHE LOST! I got married to a wonderful woman and now have two sons. She realizes that Hunting is very important to me but she also knows that our family will always be the most important. I can't wait to take my sons out hunting with me so that they too can see the values and the importance of Hunting and getting meat to feed your family. This is how I was brought up and it kept me out of trouble. I hope to god that Hunting as I know it will continue long after I am gone and that my grandchildren will be brought up the same way that my two sons will be. Maybe if she realizes how important Hunting is to you she will ease off on you. it took my wife a while but she now see's what an important role it has and continues to play in my life! Good Luck and Hunt Hard!
Thanks for the welcome Whitworth! I live on the island of Maui and like you said there are lots of Feral pigs here. I primarily hunt for Axis Deer or Feral Goats but if a large boar crosses my path, I will naturally seize the opportunity. I have Gout so I give all of the pork I get away to family or friends, I will NEVER waste the meat from any animal unless I find it was sick after I recover it. I also enjoy going to the island of Lanai once a year to hunt Mouflon sheep. This year our group got drawn for the last weekend of hunting which is October 18th. I am going with my Father, Brother and two of my cousins. I will let you know how we did.
If hunting is that easy for you to give up you must not be as" hooked" as the rest of us . Change partners ,a change of scenery may be all you need. Find a buddy's child who needs a hunting mentor ,you'll be surprised how fun and relaxing it could be.
this all prolly depends on what you are fighting about.
if you come from from hunting and you get into a fight because you missed some event that she told you 15 times about.......thats not her fault....shes allowed to be mad.
if you come home and she starts fighting about how unreliable you are because you said you'd be home around 7pm and its now clearly 7:30 and you still didnt fix the gutter she asked you once to fix....and how her father was sooo right about you.... then you might consider that the source of the arguement may not be you
If you have done what you are supposed to around the house for the year between seasons and there is still problems when you want to hunt the problem is alot deeper than you think. I give my wife room to move and she does likewise. If you are not married and this is starting now DUMP her it will only get worse. If you are married go anyways and when she starts go back until she gets the drift.
What does "gauge" mean anyway? As used here gauge means the number of round lead balls the same diameter as the inside of the barrel (aka the bore) that it would take to weigh one pound. It takes 12 lead balls the same diameter as a 12 gauge barrel to weigh a pound. The smaller 20 gauge would require 20 balls of that barrel diameter. The larger bore 12 gauge would require 12 lead balls of the bore diameter to weigh one pound.
In general the number of pellets in a shotgun shell...