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#3064687 - 12/05/12 12:45 PM Re: Lost interest [Re: coontracker49]
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Registered: 09/27/12
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I also haven't killed a buck in over three years now since Thanksgiving. I have killed one doe in each of the three years and that is all. My first several years of hunting was great. And always seemed to kill at least one nice eight every year. now I just hardly even see them. I am very discouraged about what I have been doing wrong with my hunting and management techniques. I know I haven't forgot how to hunt. I just going through a cold spell. Also do not get to go everyday like I used to.
I go whenever I can thinking this will be the day.
Everytime I go squirrel hunting with dad and his dogs I see a scrape or rub and wish I was deer hunting.
I will probably quit deer one day as my dad did to hunt with dogs.

#3064704 - 12/05/12 12:59 PM Re: Lost interest [Re: woodsman87]

Registered: 12/05/03
Posts: 27318
Loc: TN

Im 41 and while my main focus has turned to making sure my 2 boys and my Dad are where they need to be, I still try to kill atleast 1 or 2 good bucks every year. I dont hunt or kill nearly as much as i once did, I still really enjoy the woods, especially with my family!
#3064905 - 12/05/12 02:56 PM Re: Lost interest [Re: Winchester]
Brisco Darlin
8 Point

Registered: 04/24/12
Posts: 2371
Loc: East Tn.

i'm 46 and still enjoy hunting. i do take my daughters with me and it's our good time together.
I'm a little mean but i make up for it by being real healthy.

#3064926 - 12/05/12 03:07 PM Re: Lost interest [Re: WMAn]
Jerkasourous of the non-typical kind

Registered: 03/11/99
Posts: 64184
Loc: Nashville, TN

 Originally Posted By: WMAn
 Originally Posted By: BSK
I've done the "big buck" stage, but eventually even that lost its allure. I have no idea what will be "next" after the management stage.

As a financial planner, I use a financial life cycle to compare age and net worth; it helps a client see where they are compared to where they should be. I showed it to one couple and their response was, "We're just glad to see we still have more stages to go." Meaning, they weren't in the last stage. So maybe you really need to figure out what's after the management stage? \:D

I'm just hoping the "next" stage isn't "bored with everything deer" stage!
"Know where you stand, and stand there" --Jesuit Father Daniel Berrigan

"There is no reasoning someone out of a position he has not reasoned himself into." --Clive James

#3065015 - 12/05/12 04:13 PM Re: Lost interest [Re: BSK]
8 Point

Registered: 11/05/10
Posts: 1171
Loc: Williamson County

Twice in my life I have seen a man arrive at an epiphany in terms of his age or position in life. The first was my father. When I was 15, he came home from work and said, "I just realized you'll be gone in three years."

The second was my uncle. Sitting in a cheap hotel room in a Mississippi Delta town the night before a deer hunt, he said, "It's something to sit here and think I can count on one hand the number of years I've got left to do this."

They both had the same, kind of confused, look on their face. Good news is my dad bought a boat so we could go fishing within a month of that dinner table conversation and my uncle's proclamation was in 2007 and he's still hunting.
I am a financial planner for couples who are too busy or don't know where to start.

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