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Location: Iowa
Joined: 03/23/2009
Posts: 2
Hunter Height

Just trying to get a little demographic information. If I'm not supposed to do this just let me know.

1. How tall are you.
2. What do you hunt (waterfowl or other).
3. What kind of hunting do you enjoy (bow, shotty, rifle, muzzy).

1. I'm 6'5"
2. I hunt waterfowl, land birds, deer and squirrels. Yes I said squirrels. Hope to hunt some elk, bear and maybe a moose soon.
3. I like to hunt with all four that I had listed.

Thanks to all that reply, I appreciate it. I'm doing some independent research on these topics and couldn't find any good studies that had been done yet.
I've posted this on several other forums and a question was asked at one of them that I thought would be useful to everyone.

I am doing this purely as personal interest. I am not tied to any company or group (well I do contribute to PF and DU), but being a tall guy that hunts with mostly guys of normal height, I was curious to see if there were any other gorillas like me out there.

When I'm done collecting enough data, I will make sure to post my findings on each forum that I have joined. I am not asking for anything that is confidential and hope that it makes it easier for members to contribute.

I promise a full computational analysis when I'm done.

Thanks and happy hunting!

Location: Florida,USA
Joined: 08/21/2003
Posts: 1585
Hunter Height

Welcome to BGH Big Stick.

I am far from being a gorilla but I'll participate anyways.

2-Deer, Turkey, Hogs, Dove, Quail, and also Squirrel and the occasional
3-Gun, Bow, Shotgun, and Muzzleloader.

Location: Yukon
Joined: 07/11/2007
Posts: 106
Hunter Height


1. 6'

2. moose, caribou, deer, ducks, geese, grouse, ptarmigan, rabbits

3. rifle, bow, shotgun



Location: Iowa
Joined: 03/23/2009
Posts: 2

Thanks for posting JTapia and Taku. I'm going to be out practicing with my bow most of tomorrow, but I plan to get the statistics up by the end of the weekend. I have listed on over 20 forums and plan on putting up more as I can.

Again Thanks!

Location: Upper Peninsula of Michigan
Joined: 01/13/2007
Posts: 363
Hunter Height

1. 5' 10"

2. moose, black bear, deer, waterfowl, upland birds, small game

3. rifle, shotgun, handgun, crossbow, long bow

Location: Muskoka Ontario
Joined: 09/04/2007
Posts: 345
Hunter Height


I hunt bear,turkey,deer, moose,duck,rabbit and ruffed grouse.

I hunt with Riffle , shotgun, crossbow, and traditional side lock flint and perc. M.L.


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Location: Arizona
Joined: 10/26/2002
Posts: 3206
Hunter Height

1. 5'11"

2. Depends on where I'm living. Currently bear, moose, and caribou. In other areas of the country it was whitetails. I grew up hunting a lot of squirrels, too.

3. Primarily rifle -- haven't used the shotgun much because I haven't hunted small game in earnest for years.

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Joined: 05/05/2006
Posts: 2374
Hunter Height


Waterfowl, Pheasant, Deer, Elk, Pronghorn

Shotgun, Rifle.

Location: Mobile County, Alabama
Joined: 09/09/2007
Posts: 310
Hunter Height

6' 3"

Turkey, deer, squirells, rabbits, coyotes, formerly waterfowl, went on plains game safari in South Africa in 2005

Mostly shoot rifle and shotgun but would like to try pistol on small game.

Don Fischer's picture
Location: Antelope, Ore
Joined: 03/24/2005
Posts: 3206
Hunter Height

5'9", I'm shrinking! I was 5'11" when I went into the service,,,,,,44 yrs ago!

Haven't done a lot of hunting lately but have hunted deer, elk, bear, antelope, all kinds of small game, waterfowl and upland birds.

I've fooled with a bow but I stink. I'm into botl action rifles and SxS shotguns.

Location: Butte, MT
Joined: 01/02/2006
Posts: 233
Hunter Height

1. 6'
2. Elk, deer, antelope, and the occasional pheasant.
3. Bow, Rifle (black powder and modern), occasional shotgun for the occasional pheasant.