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#2973667 - 10/08/12 09:53 PM Gettin top old?
4 Point

Registered: 10/03/11
Posts: 255
Loc: tennessee

Long story short, I've been hunting deer for around 30yrs, 20+ with a bow. I have been fortunate enough to have taken some really good deer, so tonight I'm in mt stand, about 45 min. Before dark I have a small six pt and a doe, fawn standing 15yds from my stand. I'm enjoying the show knowing I'm not going to shoot at this trio, then it happened! Down the trail I came the big spike we,ve been trying to kill for 3 yrs, my heart starts pounding, my ears are ringing and my hands are shaking and I'm breathing like a prom queen in the back seat, over a spike! Will I ever outgrow this? Will age conquer this buck fever? God I hope not cause when I stop getting jacked up over a deer is the day I quit hunting! Oh yea, didn't get a shot, ran out of light.
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#2973727 - 10/08/12 11:09 PM Re: Gettin top old? [Re: bassinbrian]
10 Point

Registered: 08/02/09
Posts: 2867
Loc: Hendersonville Tn.

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Dont call it quits after the first one.

Last year my biggest bow kill never once got me excited.Saw him coming,glassed him,stuck him and never got excited.

If the one i am waiting on comes by and i dont get excited this year,Then i will call it quits.
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#2974166 - 10/09/12 10:26 AM Re: Gettin top old? [Re: Mr.Bro]
8 Point

Registered: 04/12/05
Posts: 2192
Loc: Cleveland, TN

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Lol, I got the shakes for a 1.5 year old doe the other day so bad I missed the shot.

My Grandpa used to say the same thing. We he stopped getting the fever, he would stop hunting.
Any time you can get out to hunt, is a good day to hunt.

#2974478 - 10/09/12 01:58 PM Re: Gettin top old? [Re: DntBrnDPig]
8 Point

Registered: 09/27/12
Posts: 1311
Loc: south TN

I shake a little bit even when a doe that I am not going to shoot comes up. Early this year, I had a nice little buck, in my book, come right under my stand right at day light and I couldn't get a shot. He was gone for probably ten minutes and for some reason my little toe wouldn't quit shaking
#2975420 - 10/10/12 08:46 AM Re: Gettin top old? [Re: woodsman87]
14 Point

Registered: 12/01/07
Posts: 9655
Loc: Franklin, TN

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I get the heart pounding and shakes
#2975479 - 10/10/12 09:17 AM Re: Gettin top old? [Re: UTGrad]
8 Point

Registered: 06/06/04
Posts: 1780
Loc: Brush Creek

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I'm like you, when and if the time ever comes when I don't get over excited when I see a deer coming my way i'll quit hunting.
"It is not through knowledge, but through experience of the world that we are brought into relation with it."
__Albert Schweitzer

#2980914 - 10/14/12 12:58 PM Re: Gettin top old? [Re: bigtex]
8 Point

Registered: 09/08/12
Posts: 2301
Loc: Etowah Tennessee

I got busted last yr by a doe that saw my tree was in shaking. She just followed the image down til she saw me and my knees nocking together. I always get that bad first one every yr. Ive got too much blood in my eyes.
#2981128 - 10/14/12 03:41 PM Re: Gettin top old? [Re: Poleaxe]
Mike Belt
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16 Point

Registered: 03/26/99
Posts: 18041
Loc: Lakeland, Tn.

I can sit in a tree with a bow in my hand and watch does all day long at point blank range and never get the least bit shakey UNLESS I'm going to shoot one of them. For some reason this changes the whole dynamics of the situation.

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