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#3532599 - 01/05/14 07:50 PM Depressed
catman529
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It was there and then it was gone....Not going to be deer hunting again until September. I'd give a lot for it to be October again with chinkapin acorns on the ground and watching deer come into bow range.

I'm looking forward to small game hunting but I know I will see a deer out there and won't be thinking about small game then. I hunted roughly 57 days and over 70 individual hunts and I still did not burn out. I guess I'd deer hunt all year long if it was legal. Well at least there is turkey season. Nothing like gobbler hunting. But it will take a while to switch out of deer mode.
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#3532601 - 01/05/14 07:52 PM Re: Depressed [Re: catman529]
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#3532609 - 01/05/14 07:57 PM Re: Depressed [Re: Deer Assassin]
Nimrod777
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I hardly got back into the woods after Thanksgiving week, being more focused on family and an unusual phase of church/work going down with us transitioning into a new building. Don't think I'll have time to do much anything outdoors this month, though I may go dip a line when they stock the trout.
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#3532624 - 01/05/14 08:07 PM Re: Depressed [Re: Nimrod777]
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there is more to life than hunting don't get in a rut
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#3532644 - 01/05/14 08:12 PM Re: Depressed [Re: KPH]
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I feel you man. I guess I'll try to catch up on chores around here and get the toon ready for Crappie season. Then there is seeds to plant for the garden and trapping will the end of feb.

But I sure love the "in season" so now being the long countdown to tree time again \:\)
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#3532661 - 01/05/14 08:17 PM Re: Depressed [Re: Crappie Luck]
Phil1979
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I'm going to miss it. Wife has plenty of stuff for me do to around the house.
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#3532668 - 01/05/14 08:19 PM Re: Depressed [Re: Phil1979]
Pic IN the Casa
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I gotta start working an a new shop.
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#3532676 - 01/05/14 08:22 PM Re: Depressed [Re: Pic IN the Casa]
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I have got to start remodeling dads house soon . If you get board your more than welcome to come help lol
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#3532687 - 01/05/14 08:26 PM Re: Depressed [Re: Crappie Luck]
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I know the feeling. I had a good year and several experiences that made this year a little special. I went to my hunting place yesterday morning for one last tree-sitting. When I left the cabin I couldn't help but think, "That's the last time I deer hunt for nine months."

On the drive home I wondered why I felt a little blue at the end of deer season but don't get those feelings about fishing. Then I realized that fishing doesn't have such an abrupt end. I fished during deer season this year.

That's when I realized that deer season ends, but my deer hunting activities last year-round. I have shooting lanes to clear in places where I observed they are needed, trees to cut, stands to relocate, salt licks to maintain and trail cameras to enjoy. My spirits immediately lifted.

On top of all that, as soon a this weather breaks I'll be hitting the trout waters and starting my 2014 fishing adventures. All of those things make me feel happy, happy, happy.

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#3532747 - 01/05/14 08:50 PM Re: Depressed [Re: TNCharlie]
catman529
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 Originally Posted By: TNCharlie

I know the feeling. I had a good year and several experiences that made this year a little special. I went to my hunting place yesterday morning for one last tree-sitting. When I left the cabin I couldn't help but think, "That's the last time I deer hunt for nine months."

On the drive home I wondered why I felt a little blue at the end of deer season but don't get those feelings about fishing. Then I realized that fishing doesn't have such an abrupt end. I fished during deer season this year.

That's when I realized that deer season ends, but my deer hunting activities last year-round. I have shooting lanes to clear in places where I observed they are needed, trees to cut, stands to relocate, salt licks to maintain and trail cameras to enjoy. My spirits immediately lifted.

On top of all that, as soon a this weather breaks I'll be hitting the trout waters and starting my 2014 fishing adventures. All of those things make me feel happy, happy, happy.

I like your outlook on things. Plenty to do in preparation for next season
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