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#3204912 - 03/26/13 08:09 PM Pursuit or Addiction?
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Mud Dauber
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http://www.ihoneida.com/opinion/2013/03/turkey-hunting-pursuit-addiction/
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#3204926 - 03/26/13 08:19 PM Re: Pursuit or Addiction? [Re: Poser]
Trevor2
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Registered: 10/06/10
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Good read I live just north of harriman
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#3204941 - 03/26/13 08:30 PM Re: Pursuit or Addiction? [Re: Trevor2]
JSimeon
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Well written. I already can't sleep. I love turkey season. It represents what's still good about our great nation. God bless those who give us this opportunity.


Jamie

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#3204951 - 03/26/13 08:36 PM Re: Pursuit or Addiction? [Re: Trevor2]
Spurhunter
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Registered: 06/09/08
Posts: 1978
Loc: T County, TN

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Great read! I absolutely do it because I "have" to. I am an addict. I would much rather be fishing 90% of the time. But, that 10% when it's good, it's awesome!
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#3204997 - 03/26/13 09:05 PM Re: Pursuit or Addiction? [Re: Spurhunter]
PalsPal
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Registered: 10/01/12
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Hey, Ben stole my "season wrecker" phrase from the old days on TnTurkey.

He is a great writer though, and the answer to the question is YES!

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#3205034 - 03/26/13 09:45 PM Re: Pursuit or Addiction? [Re: PalsPal]
catman529
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Registered: 11/10/10
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Loc: Franklin TN

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Good read. I'm addicted.... It's a pursuit and an addiction. Can't wait now, it's only a few days...
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#3205141 - 03/27/13 03:57 AM Re: Pursuit or Addiction? [Re: catman529]
stik
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Registered: 03/12/99
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Loc: lenoir city,tn

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i can take it or leave it. i wouldn't be upset if i never hunted in the spring again.
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#3205221 - 03/27/13 07:34 AM Re: Pursuit or Addiction? [Re: stik]
AT Hiker
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Registered: 07/03/11
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Loc: Clarksville, Tennessee

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Wish our paper would publish good reads like this!

I am convinced it is genetic, particular to the XY chromosome pattern. It is primeval, instinctive, and part of our internal mechanical gears that turn for survival.

As John Eldrege, "Wild at Heart", describes...“Deep in man’s heart are some fundamental questions that simply cannot be answered at the kitchen table. Who am I? What am I made of? What am I destined for?" I think we hunt and pursue the outdoors to help answer these questions, those that are afraid of these answers stay inside.

So I guess it is an addiction of pursuit for me.
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#3205239 - 03/27/13 07:58 AM Re: Pursuit or Addiction? [Re: AT Hiker]
Andy S.
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Registered: 07/26/99
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Loc: Atoka, TN

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Great read, thanks for posting the link.
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#3205427 - 03/27/13 10:52 AM Re: Pursuit or Addiction? [Re: Andy S.]
J-WO
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Registered: 03/06/12
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Great read.
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#3205437 - 03/27/13 11:00 AM Re: Pursuit or Addiction? [Re: J-WO]
Boll Weevil
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Registered: 06/26/11
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If the game department said I could only hunt one critter, it'd definitely be turkeys. Sleep deprived and irritable...for the next month I will run myself completely ragged chasing these crazy birds.
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#3205837 - 03/27/13 07:05 PM Re: Pursuit or Addiction? [Re: Boll Weevil]
feathersandfur2214
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Registered: 02/20/11
Posts: 467
Loc: Roane Co, TN

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Can't wait for Saturday. Even though I lost my turkey grounds I will still find somewhere to chase em !!
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#3206101 - 03/28/13 05:50 AM Re: Pursuit or Addiction? [Re: feathersandfur2214]
tickweed
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Registered: 11/25/09
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Loc: medon,Tn.

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Ive hunted em way longer than alot of you younger guys. Mainly cause I'm older. I still love it as much as when I started in the early seventys. I cant help it. Now , I dont have a favorite, whatever season, when its time, I like it. Hope you all have a great season. Great read.

Edited by tickweed (03/28/13 05:51 AM)
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#3207709 - 03/29/13 01:10 PM Re: Pursuit or Addiction? [Re: tickweed]
Arkitekt4040
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Excellent read. And I agree with it because it is an addiction for me. I am still very new to turkey hunting. I have only killed one gobbler, and this will be my 4th year hunting them. But I am completely, 100% hopelessly addicted. I took a weeks vacation from work to hunt turkeys. My name is Arkitekt4040, and I am an addict.
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#3207715 - 03/29/13 01:16 PM Re: Pursuit or Addiction? [Re: Arkitekt4040]
LB FANATIC
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I am anxiously pursuing my addiction... I am the
L(ong)B(eard) FANATIC !!!
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