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#6463833 - 09/22/16 02:56 PM What wild animal or bird have you found to be the most difficult to hunt?
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Based only on your first-hand experience, what wild animal or bird did you find most difficult to hunt and why?

For me, it would be Eastern Wild Turkeys while hunting with a shotgun. Nothing goes undetected by a turkey's eyes. As I heard a fellow turkey hunter once say, "If wild turkeys had a deer's nose, you would never see one."
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#6463839 - 09/22/16 03:01 PM Re: What wild animal or bird have you found as the most difficult to hunt? [Re: Texas Dan]
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Through all my years, I'd have to say Snipe. Been hunting them for years and have still yet to see one
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#6463843 - 09/22/16 03:07 PM Re: What wild animal or bird have you found as the most difficult to hunt? [Re: Texas Dan]
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Yep, it is the Snipe. Hard to see and they got to be the fastest flyer out ther. Shot placement is critical.

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#6463844 - 09/22/16 03:07 PM Re: What wild animal or bird have you found as the most difficult to hunt? [Re: Texas Dan]
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Bow hunting Nilgai on the king ranch. Easy with a gun, not so much with a arrow.

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#6463846 - 09/22/16 03:08 PM Re: What wild animal or bird have you found as the most difficult to hunt? [Re: Texas Dan]
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The wild Beaver.

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#6463850 - 09/22/16 03:10 PM Re: What wild animal or bird have you found as the most difficult to hunt? [Re: fouzman]
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Originally Posted By: fouzman
The wild Beaver.


Is that the same species as split-tail?

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#6463864 - 09/22/16 03:22 PM Re: What wild animal or bird have you found as the most difficult to hunt? [Re: trigger time]
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Originally Posted By: trigger time
Bow hunting Nilgai on the king ranch. Easy with a gun, not so much with a arrow.


Why?
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#6463907 - 09/22/16 03:43 PM Re: What wild animal or bird have you found as the most difficult to hunt? [Re: Texas Dan]
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Archery elk public land
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#6463935 - 09/22/16 04:06 PM Re: What wild animal or bird have you found as the most difficult to hunt? [Re: Texas Dan]
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Ill have to say elk and pronghorn... mostly because they are on my want to list and I have yet to be able to even try yet. bang
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#6463966 - 09/22/16 04:24 PM Re: What wild animal or bird have you found as the most difficult to hunt? [Re: Texas Dan]
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Mule Deer in open country.
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#6463986 - 09/22/16 04:40 PM Re: What wild animal or bird have you found as the most difficult to hunt? [Re: trigger time]
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Originally Posted By: trigger time
Bow hunting Nilgai on the king ranch. Easy with a gun, not so much with a arrow.


I would have to concur on nilgai. I hunted them at Laguna Atacosa and they were very difficult, even with a gun. These public land nilgai are VERY heavily hunted so they are wild as hell. Great eyesight, nose, and hearing. They run like a scalded ape at the slightest hint of danger. Made public land whitetail seem easy.
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#6464065 - 09/22/16 05:32 PM Re: What wild animal or bird have you found as the most difficult to hunt? [Re: Texas Dan]
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Coyote here in the hill Country. If they made it this far they have some smarts.
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#6464117 - 09/22/16 06:09 PM Re: What wild animal or bird have you found as the most difficult to hunt? [Re: kdkane1971]
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Originally Posted By: fouzman
The wild Beaver.


Is that the same species as split-tail?

roflmao

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#6464206 - 09/22/16 07:09 PM Re: What wild animal or bird have you found as the most difficult to hunt? [Re: Texas Dan]
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The American Woodcock , used to have quite a few on my old place. Those things would hold tight until you almost stepped on them them bust out straight up into the air.

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#6464216 - 09/22/16 07:22 PM Re: What wild animal or bird have you found to be the most difficult to hunt? [Re: Texas Dan]
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Are we talking animals that arnt pressured or heavily hunted, scared to death every second animals?


I'd have to say either aoudad or elk have been the most challenging.

Stalking axis deer isn't very easy either.
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