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Fri Dec 29, 2023, 11:57 PM Dec 2023

Do Progressives/Democrats here on DU hunt or have hunted in the past? [View all]

I'm not judging at all. I'm just curious. I realize a lot of it depends on how one grows up (part of the country, family, etc.)

156 votes, 4 passes | Time left: Unlimited
I've never hunted.
73 (47%)
I hunted when I was young but no longer do so
69 (44%)
I've hunted all my life and still do
14 (9%)
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I've never hunted, but I did fish when I was younger Poiuyt Dec 2023 #1
I never hunted. Never had the opportunity or chance. jimfields33 Dec 2023 #34
Not only never hunted, but never even touched, held or fired a gun. NewHendoLib Dec 2023 #2
Hunting doesn't require the use of a gun. Greg_In_SF Dec 2023 #5
Same goes for a bow. NewHendoLib Dec 2023 #6
I'm 40 and have hunted every year it's been legal for me to do so. MontanaFarmer Dec 2023 #3
" I eat what I hunt,..." myohmy2 Dec 2023 #25
You must be familiar with Steve Rinella, cilla4progress Dec 2023 #52
I've hunted all my life Farmer-Rick Dec 2023 #55
I voted no, but amerikat Dec 2023 #4
Does hunting for bargains and books count? niyad Dec 2023 #7
I'm going to guess no, and the type of "cat hunting" we do here probably doesn't count either Rorey Dec 2023 #16
I don't hunt, and I've never dated hunters Skittles Dec 2023 #8
I never have, fished, yes, but that's it. Xolodno Dec 2023 #9
I went hunting a couple of times as a kid COL Mustard Dec 2023 #53
Other: I chose to start hunting as an adult, several years ago. WhiskeyGrinder Dec 2023 #10
I read a poll a few years ago that concluded 6% of population hunted at least once a year. Silent Type Dec 2023 #11
Depends on the interpretation of "hunting" RainCaster Dec 2023 #12
what do you do after you shoot the otter WhiskeyGrinder Dec 2023 #41
Clean up the mess RainCaster Dec 2023 #50
Don't know about there, but here, we have buzzards. Hermit-The-Prog Dec 2023 #69
I have not, BUT.... Rorey Dec 2023 #13
Never hunted TheFarseer Dec 2023 #14
I, thankfully, grew out of that phase of my life. I don't even kill spiders nowadays. Ferrets are Cool Dec 2023 #15
There are more than 200 million insects to every human on the planet tavernier Dec 2023 #54
We are much the same. Mr Lake did hunt but not all that effectively. LakeArenal Dec 2023 #64
Usually get 3 or 4 deer a year madville Dec 2023 #17
I still ForgedCrank Dec 2023 #21
The wild hogs here are fine madville Dec 2023 #73
I selected the closest answer sarisataka Dec 2023 #18
I shoot animals and people! WITH A CAMERA. usonian Dec 2023 #19
I hunted before I joined the Marines, MarineCombatEngineer Dec 2023 #20
Upthevibe - good question Waterguy Dec 2023 #22
Never have, never will. I love animals too much for Raine Dec 2023 #23
I never hunted but I lived for a short time Tree Lady Dec 2023 #24
This year I got 2 deer. multigraincracker Dec 2023 #26
I went hunting with friends once when I was younger and couldn't GoodRaisin Dec 2023 #27
Not in the 21st century, and it's not a family tradition I passed onto my children. hunter Dec 2023 #28
Most places have more than enough cougars and bears in the habitat Elessar Zappa Dec 2023 #82
I forage. nt AKwannabe Dec 2023 #29
I originally learned how to shoot as a kid at summer camp Rhiannon12866 Dec 2023 #30
Yes, as a kid. ._. Dec 2023 #31
When young growing up in Appalachia Duncanpup Dec 2023 #32
I grew up deep sea fishing in the Gulf of Mexico practically every weekend ms liberty Dec 2023 #33
Since I was 12 Shrek Dec 2023 #35
I don't have a problem with hunting for food. Lunabell Dec 2023 #36
This message was self-deleted by its author MarineCombatEngineer Dec 2023 #42
This part of your post I agree with: MarineCombatEngineer Dec 2023 #44
Honestly? Lunabell Dec 2023 #46
Yeah, its an acquired taste. MarineCombatEngineer Dec 2023 #47
My wife is definitely a carnivore. Lunabell Dec 2023 #48
I'm on the other side of the fence. hunter Dec 2023 #61
Venison you just have to cook right. Oneironaut Dec 2023 #75
Does fishing count? Voltaire2 Dec 2023 #37
I enjoy fishing * Oopsie Daisy Dec 2023 #38
i never have. never touched a gun. but mopinko Dec 2023 #39
I own guns but do not hunt. dameatball Dec 2023 #40
Back when I was young I enjoyed hunting with dogs. Emile Dec 2023 #43
Never Hunted ProfessorGAC Dec 2023 #45
I did up until about 25 years ago. There were very few places you could hunt doc03 Dec 2023 #49
I went from hunting to fishing because fish don't scream when you kill them Fichefinder Dec 2023 #51
One buck JustAnotherGen Dec 2023 #56
I hunted once. Turbineguy Dec 2023 #57
In interpreting the results, keep in mind that 6% of Americans hunt eallen Dec 2023 #58
I have occasionally hunted in the past when a group... TreasonousBastard Dec 2023 #59
Occasionally, when the group... TreasonousBastard Dec 2023 #60
I have... as a pre-teen but became uncomfortable with it quickly and have no interest now. WarGamer Dec 2023 #62
I shot my last deer, around 30 years ago. Paladin Dec 2023 #63
My dad thought it was important to teach me survival skills. Jokerman Dec 2023 #65
Hunting is a pastime for our extended family. aocommunalpunch Dec 2023 #66
I voted "Hunted all my life / Still do" . I'm a 62 year-old Latino conservative Democrat & lifelong city-slicker. HeartachesNhangovers Dec 2023 #67
I don't hunt, but because the eco system is off balance, hunting is needed to keep some populations in check. Quixote1818 Dec 2023 #68
Unfortunately, nature is so out of balance in most places JCMach1 Dec 2023 #70
I don't have a problem with people hunting deer TexasBushwhacker Dec 2023 #71
Me neither. Dulcinea Dec 2023 #78
I hunted in name only when I was young Kaleva Dec 2023 #72
Does spearfishing count as hunting? petronius Dec 2023 #74
Did not hunt as a young person snpsmom Dec 2023 #76
Never hunted. Tried fishing once, failed to catch anything. sakabatou Dec 2023 #77
I have hunted, but my real talent is dressing out and preserving. You shoot or trap, I clean. Frogs, good, no turtle. Runningdawg Dec 2023 #79
I'm a city guy, I've never had the need or desire to hunt. BlueTsunami2018 Dec 2023 #80
I hunted when I was young but no longer do. Elessar Zappa Dec 2023 #81
I haven't. Not directly. ExWhoDoesntCare Dec 2023 #83
The people who I know who hunted ate what they killed. applegrove Feb 2024 #84
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