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#3220971 - 04/13/13 08:57 AM What hinders your hunting?
eastTN270
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I was born deaf in my left ear. I still hear fine, but when turkey or deer hunting I can not tell the direction a sound comes from. This is really aggravating and I feel really hurts my ability to move toward a bird.

I was wondering if anyone else had something similar that hinders them?
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#3221066 - 04/13/13 12:57 PM Re: What hinders your hunting? [Re: eastTN270]
tasaman
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Only one thing. Sleep. I work nights and have a hard time focusing after being up 20 hours when the sun comes up. I end up feeling like a zombie and it screws me up for the rest of the weekend. I think I will forgo any morning hunting on Saturdays and just hunt the afternoons and then all day Sunday and Monday.
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#3221255 - 04/13/13 07:44 PM Re: What hinders your hunting? [Re: tasaman]
Recoil
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Yes--about 40 extra pounds on my belly!
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#3221259 - 04/13/13 07:47 PM Re: What hinders your hunting? [Re: Recoil]
93civEJ1
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cows coming up to my decoy and just looking at it and sniffing it.
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#3221263 - 04/13/13 07:49 PM Re: What hinders your hunting? [Re: 93civEJ1]
catman529
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Other hunters on public land
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#3221266 - 04/13/13 07:51 PM Re: What hinders your hunting? [Re: catman529]
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A job, a wife and kids lol
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#3221293 - 04/13/13 08:05 PM Re: What hinders your hunting? [Re: REN]
redblood
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lack of sleep
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#3221312 - 04/13/13 08:21 PM Re: What hinders your hunting? [Re: redblood]
SEC
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Lack of turkeys.
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#3221332 - 04/13/13 08:32 PM Re: What hinders your hunting? [Re: SEC]
shopson
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Lazy left eye and wearing glasses, but I still do ok.
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#3221334 - 04/13/13 08:32 PM Re: What hinders your hunting? [Re: SEC]
timberjack86
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WORK
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#3221423 - 04/13/13 09:54 PM Re: What hinders your hunting? [Re: timberjack86]
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eastTN270, I feel you on that one. I have a very small amount of hearing in my left ear, too. It takes me a couple gobbles before I can pin-point directions. For one reason or another, I prefer to hunt the woods over fields (for turkey), and the hills and hollows here in Middle Tennessee play with my brain.

The only remedy I've found is to hunt with someone and rely on their sonic directional sense. When I can't do that (which is most of the time), I just have to do what I can to get a couple gobbles out of them.
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#3221457 - 04/13/13 11:59 PM Re: What hinders your hunting? [Re: timberjack86]
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Sleep, work, college.
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#3222310 - 04/15/13 09:01 AM Re: What hinders your hunting? [Re: REN]
eastTN270
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 Originally Posted By: REN
A job, a wife and kids lol

Well, those are obvious. But, when I do get to go, my hear aggravates me the most.
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#3222344 - 04/15/13 09:40 AM Re: What hinders your hunting? [Re: REN]
muddyboots
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 Originally Posted By: REN
A job, a wife and kids lol


Yep!
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#3222473 - 04/15/13 12:15 PM Re: What hinders your hunting? [Re: muddyboots]
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Property lines
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#3222996 - 04/15/13 09:27 PM Re: What hinders your hunting? [Re: Relentless]
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Last year it was work. This year is a newborn baby boy. I was looking forward to giving Turkey season as much attention as i give Dear season.
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