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#3086438 - 12/19/12 07:47 AM Re: Deer Last Rte Ceremonies [Re: greygoose]
Brisco Darlin
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I just say a prayer of thanks to my Lord, gut it and get outa the woods.
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#3086465 - 12/19/12 08:03 AM Re: Deer Last Rte Ceremonies [Re: BigRod]
EastTNHunter
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 Originally Posted By: BigRod
No real ritual here, I simply look up and give thanks to the Lord


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#3086517 - 12/19/12 08:33 AM Re: Deer Last Rte Ceremonies [Re: greygoose]
TNDeerGuy
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Not a ceremony really, but when I get to the animal I kneel down beside the deer and say a prayer thanking God for what he has provided and for the animal that is laying before me and then I take a few minutes for reflection on everything that just happened and just sit back and enjoy the moment before "the work" begins.
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#3086567 - 12/19/12 09:03 AM Re: Deer Last Rte Ceremonies [Re: TNDeerGuy]
woodsman87
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I thank God then look at it a moment if its a buck, tell my friends if its a buck, then start the tag, gut, drag, check, process.
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#3086577 - 12/19/12 09:07 AM Re: Deer Last Rte Ceremonies [Re: TNDeerGuy]
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 Originally Posted By: TNDeerGuy
Not a ceremony really, but when I get to the animal I kneel down beside the deer and say a prayer thanking God for what he has provided and for the animal that is laying before me and then I take a few minutes for reflection on everything that just happened and just sit back and enjoy the moment before "the work" begins.


What I do, almost to a T.
Only difference is I lay my hand on the shoulder of the deer as I give thanks.

Might sound strange but that's what I have done since the first one.
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#3086584 - 12/19/12 09:12 AM Re: Deer Last Rte Ceremonies [Re: RUGER]
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No "ritual", just whip out my smartphone and check it in and fill out my blank permanenet kill tag. Shed clothes I don't want bloody and commence to gutting, dragging and loading on a 4Wheeler. And even though Im 48 years old now, I still call my dad and share the story with him. He doesn't hunt anymore but still loves talkin' bout it.
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#3086589 - 12/19/12 09:16 AM Re: Deer Last Rte Ceremonies [Re: Dbllunger]
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 Originally Posted By: Dbllunger
And even though Im 48 years old now, I still call my dad and share the story with him. He doesn't hunt anymore but still loves talkin' bout it.


You are a lucky man.
Never stop doing that man.
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#3086762 - 12/19/12 11:26 AM Re: Deer Last Rte Ceremonies [Re: RUGER]
muddyboots
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Look up and thank god!
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#3086830 - 12/19/12 12:18 PM Re: Deer Last Rte Ceremonies [Re: TNDeerGuy]
HuntingDicksonDTC
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X2 exactly what i do

 Originally Posted By: TNDeerGuy
Not a ceremony really, but when I get to the animal I kneel down beside the deer and say a prayer thanking God for what he has provided and for the animal that is laying before me and then I take a few minutes for reflection on everything that just happened and just sit back and enjoy the moment before "the work" begins.
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#3086845 - 12/19/12 12:32 PM Re: Deer Last Rte Ceremonies [Re: HuntingDicksonDTC]
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I have no defined routine per say, but I do always give thanks to the animal with a moment of respect. Occasionally, especially have after hard won hunt with a specific deer, I'll enter a deep, introspective mood either once I get home and really start to take things in, or sometimes, on the spot right there in the woods. I must admit, that on occasion, after killing a specific animal that I hunted or had multiple encounters with, I get this melancholy, introspective feeling that the woods is going to miss this deer. When that is the case, I'll often pick up my guitar and play "Fly Eagle Fly" by the Marshall Tucker Band. For some reason, that song always feels like the final chapter in a hunting story.
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