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    Terminology Pet Peeves

    I have been thinking of starting this thread for a while. What are your pet peeves when it comes to hunting? One of mine is the incorrect use of the word "stock"

    I was "stocking" the antelope. The correct way to say it is...I was "stalking" the antelope.

    The correct use of these words is:

    Stocking: What a woman wears on her feet and legs.

    Stock: That is the wood or composite thing on your rifle.

    Stalk and Stalking: The correct words for sneaking up on critters.

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    How folks say calibers...


    .223 = two twenty three....not two two three or 2 hundred twenty three.

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    Quote Originally Posted by packmule View Post
    How folks say calibers...


    .223 = two twenty three....not two two three or 2 hundred twenty three.
    This must be a regional thing. Kind of like how people from the south count every point on antlers.

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    My biggest gripe are the folks that discuss gun control on the TV from both politicians and news anchors. They don't know the difference between semi-auto and automatic, and that a "clip" is not the same thing as a "magazine". They routinely call ammunition rounds as bullets.

    Besides what the idiots on TV say, I don't personally like calling antlers by the name of "horns".

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    Those are all of my pet peeves too! Some others are when someone says I saw four doe today, when it should be does. If I hear I smoked him one more time I am going to puke.

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    Harvest. I killed that deer. No harvesting was conducted.
    My mind is a raging torrent, flooded with rivulets of thought cascading into a waterfall of creative alternatives.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fink View Post
    Harvest. I killed that deer. No harvesting was conducted.
    Harvest corn kill deer, me too. Hate that one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Edelweiss View Post
    Harvest corn kill deer, me too. Hate that one.
    Harvest never really bothers me. I kill deer, then I take them home and eat them, so I harvest them, as opposed to crows or woodchucks, which I simply kill. Actually though, where I grew up, we never used kill or harvest. We used "got." I.E., "Did you get a buck." "Yah, I got a turdy pointer."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fink View Post
    Harvest. I killed that deer. No harvesting was conducted.
    Right Fink, You PICK corn, You HARVEST wheat, and you KILL Deer!

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    Calling fawns yearlings.

 

 

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