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Top Ten Reasons Why Bird Hunting is Better than Deer Hunting

The best thing about deer hunting - TENDERLOIN!

I love to eat venison.  There is no better meat on the planet than a whitetail deer’s tenderloin. That being said, I’ve never really enjoyed deer hunting.  When deer season opens in Minnesota each November, I travel to a different state to chase birds.  There is no doubt all of you deer hunters are going to blast me for today’s blog, but at least try and crack a grin.

Without further adieu, here are the “official unofficial” Top Ten Reasons Why Bird Hunting is Better than Deer Hunting (drum roll):

10. Sitting in a blind all day is BORING!

9. Hitting a flying bird takes more skill than shooting a buck while it eats apples at your bait pile.

8. Deer camp smells like farts and stale beer.

7. If you can sleep, read a book or listen to your iPod while you’re “hunting” . . . you are a deer hunter.

6. Bird hunters avoid being sprayed by skunks.  Deer hunters pay for bottles of skunk spray they apply all over their bodies.

5. Deer camp poker is never as much fun as pheasant camp euchre.

4. If you have a heater AND television in your blind . . . you are a deer hunter.

3. Bird season lasts three months.  Deer season lasts only two weeks.

2. If you spray yourself with urine from another animal . . . you are a deer hunter.

And the number one reason why bird hunting is better than deer hunting:

1. Chicks dig bird dogs.

Now, if you have a venison backstrap in the freezer with my name on it, I’ll take back everything I’ve said!

The Pointer is written by Bob St.Pierre, Pheasants Forever’s Vice President of Marketing.

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7 Responses to “Top Ten Reasons Why Bird Hunting is Better than Deer Hunting”

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  1. Shawn says:

    Well said!! Some may take offense to the “Bait Pile” thing though.

  2. Adam says:

    You’ve never hunted in PA then for deer.No baiting and you have to keep your eyes open while hunting public land.you may only see one deer all season and you might have to make a 3 second shot.But they are some good reasons why its better lol

  3. Don says:

    Actually, deer season is longer (archery opens in Sept). And deer camp smells like farts, doe pee, and moldy boots. Otherwise, your pretty much on the mark! Especially #1.

  4. jeff says:

    I quit deer hunting altogether. Its just too boring.

  5. Duane says:

    If you are a good shot — you shoot once and the deer hunt is over, put your gun away, vs. shooting all season long at pheasants, ducks, quail, grouse ……

  6. brittluvr says:

    #1 is why I’m with my hubby. I grew up in a family of elk hunters, they’d take the odd grouse if they scared some up, but considered going out with a dog and shotgun “a lot of work for one pound of meat” (their exact words to my hubby). I now understand the mentality behind both.

  7. Nick says:

    I started bowhunting this year and had the most exciting deer hunting season of my life – without even drawing back and didn’t take a deer (passed on a 6-pointer, and we couldn’t take does last fall). Five years ago, I never thought that would have been possible.

    I think that if you do deer hunting right (fair chase, alone in a tree stand, no iPod, no bait) and pheasant hunting right (walking behind your dog, alone or in a small party), they’re both equally enjoyable.

    But dang, doe urine can stink a guy’s boots up. :)

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