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#3329860 - 08/20/13 09:28 PM Re: Hunting is about having confidence in what you are [Re: gator-n-buck]
TN Larry
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#3329899 - 08/20/13 10:02 PM Re: Hunting is about having confidence in what you are [Re: TN Larry]
Hangnail
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There's a good bit of luck involved, at least sometimes. Tow of the biggest bucks killed by friends of mine were pure dumb luck. Right place, right time. Oh, and straight shooting.

The older I get, the more I just enjoy being in the woods. Sometimes it's about the hunt, but mostly remembering the things that happened in specific places in years gone by. It happens when you hunt the same area for forty years. I hope there's some more.

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#3329907 - 08/20/13 10:11 PM Re: Hunting is about having confidence in what you are [Re: Hangnail]
gator-n-buck
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 Originally Posted By: Hangnail
There's a good bit of luck involved, at least sometimes. Tow of the biggest bucks killed by friends of mine were pure dumb luck. Right place, right time. Oh, and straight shooting.

The older I get, the more I just enjoy being in the woods. Sometimes it's about the hunt, but mostly remembering the things that happened in specific places in years gone by. It happens when you hunt the same area for forty years. I hope there's some more.


I bet someone might of directed some of your friends to those places where they had dumb luck.. I know one of my friends was put in a stand by another friend on our property.... Guess what.. He killed a very nice buck and it was the first deer he ever killed.. Was it luck??? Some, but he was put in a place where that could happen.... \:\)

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#3330203 - 08/21/13 08:08 AM Re: Hunting is about having confidence in what you are [Re: TN Larry]
redblood
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 Originally Posted By: TN Larry
Luck is when patience and opportunity cross paths.






id say that is pretty accurate
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#3330242 - 08/21/13 08:33 AM Re: Hunting is about having confidence in what you are [Re: Lady's man]
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 Originally Posted By: Lady's man
Well said gator.


Exactly & stop repeating the same mistakes !
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#3330255 - 08/21/13 08:42 AM Re: Hunting is about having confidence in what you are [Re: Snake]
Hangnail
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gator, nobody directed them. It happens. Both of the mentioned bucks were killed in the mid-1970's before there were deer everywhere. There were still a number of counties that didn't even have a season then. Granted, the deer has to be there to kill, but skill, preparation, or confidence aren't always in the mix. I understand what you meant.
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#3330427 - 08/21/13 11:08 AM Re: Hunting is about having confidence in what you are [Re: gator-n-buck]
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#3330435 - 08/21/13 11:13 AM Re: Hunting is about having confidence in what you are [Re: WGK]
Woodson223
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Some good spots and your butt in the woods every chance you get pretty much all you need.JMO
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#3330569 - 08/21/13 01:04 PM Re: Hunting is about having confidence in what you are [Re: gator-n-buck]
DOC1187
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good post gator
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