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        05-05-2012, 09:28 AM
      #31
    Foal
    I'm surprised no one raised fly fishing, I would consider it a sport since the participant is actively engaged in attracting the fish. In regard to lure fishing, on days that the fish weren't biting I've fallen asleep on the bank so that's strictly a leisure activity.

    Hunting can go either way. Sitting in a tree stand is a leisure activity, like fishing it's just a matter of patience and luck. Actively tracking an animal on foot I would consider a sport. Bow hunting is definitely far more sporting than using a rifle.
         
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        05-05-2012, 12:21 PM
      #32
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    Originally Posted by mind    
    Hunting can go either way. Sitting in a tree stand is a leisure activity, like fishing it's just a matter of patience and luck. Actively tracking an animal on foot I would consider a sport. Bow hunting is definitely far more sporting than using a rifle.
    Evidently you haven't done too much big game hunting. Otherwise you would know that an integral part of SUCCESSFUL tree stand hunting is pre-season scouting which is anything but a leisure activity.
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        05-05-2012, 12:23 PM
      #33
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    Originally Posted by Elky    
    Just found this thread. Pretty interesting. If you hunt with a gun, it has always pretty much been considered a sport. Yet if you hunt with a camera, it is considered a hobby, unless you do it as a profession and living. The animals do know they are being hunted. Heck they even have a calendar it seems. You can see elk and deer all the time, but when opening day arrives they seem to disappear. The photographer has to be in as much shape, carry gear, knowledge of the animal and area, the ability to conceal and stalk, as any hunter, yet photography is considered a hobby.

    Same thing with fishing. If floating the river and fishing, they call it a sport, if floating the river for enjoyment or taking pictures, it is nothing more than an activity.
    While I can easily see the correlation between stalking big game for a kill and stalking it for a photo (in both cases the animal is being stalked, which is the sport), I do not see at all any correlation between floating down the river fishing and floating down the river for any other purpose.
         
        05-06-2012, 12:00 AM
      #34
    Foal
    I consider them both a sport (:
         
        05-06-2012, 12:38 PM
      #35
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    They are a sport.

    I know that because of the charges my husband puts on our credit card to hunt and fish.

    They are at a "sporting goods store"........
         
        05-06-2012, 12:45 PM
      #36
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    Ape, Bo and Rip023.jpg

    This is hubby's bear hunting crew.

    Yep....it is a sport.
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        05-07-2012, 12:30 PM
      #37
    Weanling
    Has he caught any this year yet? We are just getting going but should be a good spring for bears. Anyone that says chasing after dogs isn't a sport, has never done it.........
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        05-07-2012, 02:30 PM
      #38
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    Has he caught any this year yet? We are just getting going but should be a good spring for bears. Anyone that says chasing after dogs isn't a sport, has never done it.........
    No bears yet...just tracks.
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        05-08-2012, 06:58 PM
      #39
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    Originally Posted by mind    
    I'm surprised no one raised fly fishing, I would consider it a sport since the participant is actively engaged in attracting the fish. In regard to lure fishing, on days that the fish weren't biting I've fallen asleep on the bank so that's strictly a leisure activity.

    Hunting can go either way. Sitting in a tree stand is a leisure activity, like fishing it's just a matter of patience and luck. Actively tracking an animal on foot I would consider a sport. Bow hunting is definitely far more sporting than using a rifle.
    It may be a leisure activity if you are a poor hunter and don't get a deer, but field dressing a deer, dragging it a couple hundred yards, skinning it and butchering it are far from leisurely activities...
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        05-20-2012, 09:30 PM
      #40
    Foal
    I think that both hunting and fishing are sports :)
         

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