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I had a horse once that I could shoot off of, and over the saddle...but never thought about stalking game with him, or tying elk antlers on his head. !!!!
 

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Sorry Guys , I couldn't resist...... meet Trigger, He's actually 63 horses!
You can shoot all day from his saddle and he never flinches.
 
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Trigger gets me to places like this..,
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I had a horse once that I could shoot off of, and over the saddle...but never thought about stalking game with him, or tying elk antlers on his head. !!!!
Well there you go Rat, now you know what you have been missing out on! :)
Keith.
 

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I have seen several hunting shows where they use horses for cover while stalking antelope, they could get within bow range while walking behind a horse.
 

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Cool stuff...... However, here in Illinois, if the rules have not changed hunting or the pursuit of game from horse back or with "63 horses" (LOL) is not legal. Now, transport however, is legal. Drive the machine into the woods and dismount and you are legal..... go figure. There is a lot of discussion regarding coyotes and dogs being followed by trucks and ATV's.

The 63 horse method is OK if you have a handicap "standing blind" permit.
 

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In Tn the 63 horse is legal to hunt and shoot from , however the
Machine cannot be moving.

Since my shoulder injury on opening day I haven’t been able too is any of my ladder stands, so I’ve had too improvise. LOL

 

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Back in the mid 60's i met two older gentlemen who hunted deer with ponies very successfully.
 

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I tried elk hunting one time without horses, I'll never do that again. I want to get a deer hide this year and put in Ruger's stall to get him used to the smell. I would like to try him on packing out a deer maybe next year. Might be a goal this summer to get him ready for packing.
 

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Ha, Bumble Bee gets me to places like this. :) 125 horses. He gets me back into the woods when the snow is six foot deep, so I can look for Mr.Kitty. I would never hunt from, or off a machine. Once I get deep into the woods, or up the mountain, I shut the Bumble Bee off, put on the snowshoes, and go where no one else could, should, or would go. :)
 

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Using a horse for a decoy or diversion has always appealed to me. However, when I had horses I never had the time to deal with it properly. It seems they all tried their best to try to maim me in some fashion, either by stepping on my foot, trying to rare up or simply bucking. After my brother's horse tried to decapitate him by running under a guy wire on a power pole, I decided that they were all evil demons with one purpose in life, to make life miserable for anyone who tried to ride them.
 
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