By Cody Sapp
Hunting and fishing are two of the most favorite things in Oregon. There are many people in Oregon that love to hunt and fish. I love to mostly hunt, but I like to do a lot of fishing also.
Hunting available in Oregon is black tail, mule deer, antelope, elk, bear, cougar, bird, rabbit, and turkey. My favorite season is black tail because I live right in the middle of a black tail unit and can hunt in my fields. The bucks that I have gotten are a 3-point black tail, and a forked horn mule deer.
I only do rifle hunting because it is effective and kills. Bow hunting only wounds the deer and is not always effective. Hunting is fun, but it sucks when the bucks are wounded and have arrows sticking out of them because the bucks just go off and die in the middle of the forest. Guns are always faster than bows because they shoot with the power of an explosion behind them, but bows have to depend on how strong the hunter is.
My favorite thing about hunting is when I kill one because its exciting when you get a rush of adrenaline after the shot. My least favorite part is gutting it because if you made a gut shot, it does not smell good. The hardest part is packing it out because if you are out in the middle of nowhere on foot its going to take a while. The easiest part would probably be skinning it because all you have to do is cut all the skin off.
Hunting is important to many people, and more people should get into it because it is fun, an inexpensive way to put meat in the freezer, and is a great way to stay healthy. Hunting is very fun and a great for doing on the weekends. I love hunting and will never stop.