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High Fence Elk Hunt - How do you feel?

I will never hunt within a high fence enclosure. My buddies and I were talking about it. What would it take for you to want to do this?

One guy would have to be in a wheelchair with the use of only one arm - another would with a primitive weapon like a spear.

It sounds crazy to me....what do you think?

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Re: High Fence Elk Hunt - How do you feel?
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I will never hunt within a high fence enclosure. My buddies and I were talking about it. What would it take for you to want to do this?

One guy would have to be in a wheelchair with the use of only one arm - another would with a primitive weapon like a spear.

It sounds crazy to me....what do you think?

When I was a kid my stepdad took me to a high fence enclosure to hunt russian boar. It was a good experience for me since it was my first big game kill and I got to see alot of different animals. I doubt I would ever do it again though just because I prefer fair chase.

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Re: High Fence Elk Hunt - How do you feel?

High fence is not for me, even if i could afford it. Although i don't really have a problem with high fence ranches. My uncle used to own a high fenced elk ranch and he made lots of dreams come true. He took several handicapped people as well as people who were too old and had health risks

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High Fence Elk Hunt - How do you feel?

You hear of some fence hunts that are 20,000 or 30,000 acres and they say they are pretty sporting. Personally I wouldn't feel comfortable hunting an elk that way, but if it was a hog I wouldn't care.

You could apply a similar question to hunting with a guide or hunting a private ranch.

I've hunted a damage control hunt with a mandatory guide. Got a nice elk that way but nothing I'm proud of.

The kill's I'm proud of are the do-it-yourself hunts out on the steep and deep on public land.

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Thats what I'm talking about, some real hunting Alamosa Big smile Do it yourself

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I'm with Alamosa and rez. I would rather get a 5X5 on public land than a 7X7 in a high fence hunt. Now for something like Russian boar, high fence is what you get sometimes. You don't want invasive species running loose in the woods. As long as the place was REALLY BIG, I guess I could be persuaded to do it. Kind of like pheasant "hunting" at a bird farm...pheasant shooting is what I call it....not to be confused with hunting. I guess I would call it Russian boar "shooting" if it was high fence.

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High Fence Elk Hunt - How do you feel?

i go on a pheasant shoot each spring. It is a blast, and definitely not to be confused with hunting. However, i also am dissapointed when i miss it. It is a rare oppertunity i get to hunt with my dad and brother-in-law. Besides, it is fun. the companions are great, the mood is light, and we still have to hit them. Did a simialr boar hunt also, a number of years ago. We did it with dogs. Not sure a fair chase hunt with dogs would be all that different, but to each his own. Other species, like elk, deer, and what not, i'd pass on a high fence hunt. Just not for me.

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i agree with you too alamosa, there was no prouder moment in my hunting career than when i shot my buck this year, DIY on public land with my dad by my side

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Tater,

I've gone pheasant shooting also and enjoyed it. More fun than shooting clay. I would do it again as long as someone else is paying for the birds. Big smile I just don't consider it "hunting". There's no "hunting" about it. "There he is....shoot him. OK where's the next one. Cool! A double! OK, Who's next"

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High Fence Elk Hunt - How do you feel?

I'd love to shoot a deer or an elk, but not on a ranch. It isn't the same as a "regular" hunt to me.

Have you guys seen this one on the internet? Its old.

Slackjaw

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I've seen that one - what a monster bull. Too bad they don't grow that big in the wild.

I wouldn't want my face in that photo - all over the internet. It's like saying - I've got money to burn and I want to shoot the family pet in its cage. Evil!

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