Non-hunting girlfriend

Discussion in 'Hunting' started by kyle44mag, Jan 16, 2008.

  1. kyle44mag

    kyle44mag Well-Known Member

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    As you may or may not know from my other posts I am an avid hunter. I am a member of the NRA, SCI, and the NAHC, hunting is a huge part of my life. Here's the poblem my girlfriend isn't into hunting at all. She's not an Anti(if she was she wouldn't be my girlfriend). She said and I quote, 'I dont want to see blood, a dead animal, or an animal getting shot.' Any tips?

    Thank you,

    Kyle
     
  2. jdeangelis99

    jdeangelis99 Well-Known Member

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    mabey show her the plus side of hunting tell her That alot of the money goes to making the wildlife better. Hunting has many benifits.
     

  3. jdeangelis99

    jdeangelis99 Well-Known Member

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    Kyle,

    When you say you are an avid Hunter, what do yo mean by that? Every Weekend, Month, twice per Yr. etc?

    And what do you do with all the Kills you make?

    Being I don't know these answers, I will assume she is like many Women who don't want to think that Meat does not just grow on Supermarket Shelves. LOL

    I think you have a hard situation there. I doubt you will ever be able to totally change her Mind towards it, because that is just the way she feels inside about the entire process. It's very hard to change Feelings in a Person, especially Emotional Feelings. And these feelings would be considered as Emotional. IE: She doesn't want to see Bambi Shot!

    Also, if you are just going out, Blowing them away and leaving them to rot, then I agree with her. But if you are only killing what you use 1 way or another, then there is nothing wrong with it.

    But that will be very hard to prove to her. She would probably need to go W/O Food for a Week before she understands!
     
  4. kyle44mag

    kyle44mag Well-Known Member

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    I take a week off school every for Wisconsin's whitetail firearm season. Technically it is truency but my parents let me do it because I always make up all the work, so there really is no harm done. Down here in Illinois during Pheasant season, my Buddies and I go every weekend to hunt some pheasant. My uncle and I also take one or two long weekends every year to go duck hunting, wich is actually my favorite type of hunting. And that's what I do every year, I do other hunts to for example during spring break I'm going to fly to arizona to hunt javelinas with my uncle. Plus I do everything I can to learn more. Books, shows, magazines, forums... And I use all the meat. I have a big chest freezer in our garage that is just for things that I shot. Nothing goes to waste, with enough ketchup anything'll taste good. Iget a buck and a doe tag every year but I only use my buck one about half the time, because with the exeption of my first buck wich was barely 2 I only harvest big mature deer. Minimum four years old.



    I know what you mean when you say that it is hard to change people's minds(see Socrates' Allegory of the cave). But I try to use logic, telling her how whitetail deer are responsible for about 150 deaths every year because they are under hunted. And how many millions of pounds of venison hunters gdonate to the hungry every year. And how the money from tags, stamps, and surtaxes on guns 'n' gear go to preserve wild life habitat but it just isn't working.



    The strange thing is we get along great in almost every other area. I don't know what to do.

    Thank you,

    Kyle
     
  5. exhaust

    exhaust Well-Known Member

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    Hahahaha! Don't force Her Kyle or You'll be looking for a new girl soon. I'm sure You can't find all of Her interests.....interesting, so the same goes for Her too.
     
  6. beltbuckle

    beltbuckle Well-Known Member

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    I like Bill's answer, let her starve out in the wilderness for a few days. She'll change her mind! You'll probably be without a girl though!!!
     
  7. kyle44mag

    kyle44mag Well-Known Member

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    So you guys are saying I'm pretty much screwed?

    Thank you, Kyle
     
  8. beltbuckle

    beltbuckle Well-Known Member

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    Will she cook food that you've killed? If so she's still a keeper! If not maybe you outta keep an eye out for another! LOL
     
  9. kyle44mag

    kyle44mag Well-Known Member

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    She's not all that into cooking, but I am and she loves that. I just called her and I taking her clay shooting on sunday. This is gonna be the first time she's ever held a gun. If she likes it maybe hunting won't be that far fetched.

    Thank you,

    kyle
     
  10. exhaust

    exhaust Well-Known Member

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    She should enjoy it, Women listen too so She should catch on quick.
     
  11. kyle44mag

    kyle44mag Well-Known Member

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    Its not that I think there is no hope. There is always hope. I was just wondering if anyone was in the same situation and found anything that helped them.

    Thank you

    Kyle
     
  12. exhaust

    exhaust Well-Known Member

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    Maybe You could work up a deal that She goes hunting with You once and then You have to do something She wants some time to even it up.
     
  13. exhaust

    exhaust Well-Known Member

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    BB, I am not going to even grace this page with a wise remark like you keep on doing.

    As a Moderator, you are suppossed to be calming down arguments or disagreements, *Never Prompting or Promoting them!

    If you want to keep calling me "Bill", Fine. As a matter of fact, You can call me anyone you wish. How about Elvis? Lennon? Hitler?

    Your Choice.
     
  14. DOCB

    DOCB Well-Known Member

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    quit your bitchin bill
     
  15. kyle44mag

    kyle44mag Well-Known Member

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    I'll think about that glocks, thank you. But anti where the hell did that come from? Why shouldn't he be able to make suggestions?

    Thgank you

    kyle
     
  16. exhaust

    exhaust Well-Known Member

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    He's just some guy Bill who pretends not to be Bill cause He's been banned so many times. Probably be a good dude if He could control Himself, He enjoys stirring things up but He's always the one who gets angry.You'll run into Him all over here since He uses different names. The best part is when He talks to Himself!LOL
     
  17. kyle44mag

    kyle44mag Well-Known Member

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    That's just sad man. I mean just talk to yourself in a dark room by yourself at home like the rest of us do. Come on man.
     
  18. tigwelder56

    tigwelder56 Well-Known Member

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    Hey Kyle,



    There's a difference that you're not considering. You say she's a "Non Hunting Girlfriend". I've been married for 28 years and my wife is not only a non hunter but she's also non gun. The reason our marriage works isn't based on guns or hunting. She doesn't care about it one way or the other. She doesn't want to do it herself but she doesn't deny anyone else the right to hunt or own firearms. I think you need to find your girlfriends position on certain things. You may find that she shares a similar view of these things with my wife. I never tried to force anything like it on her because she never objected to me doing it. Don't look for complications that may not be there and if there are, now is the time to find out. Good luck!
     
  19. lotsip81

    lotsip81 Well-Known Member

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    I must be one of the lucky ones. Not only can I own guns and its not a problem, I can usually get her to go out with me. To top it all off, she enjoys it!!!!
     
  20. kyle44mag

    kyle44mag Well-Known Member

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    I took her to the range and she loved it. She begged me to go again so were going tomorrow.I think she is coming around to my hunting logic though. And I think I might be able to get her to try it. But if it doesn't work, I 'll have to live with it.

    Thank you,

    kyle