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#3650988 - 04/20/14 10:46 PM curious
10 Point

Registered: 08/21/12
Posts: 3542
Loc: maury county tn

I am curious to how many on here that truly think they are a deer/deer hunting addict. I know I am my mind is racing and always thinking of ways to out smart mature deer. I am ate up with the chess match. this time of the year is one of my favorites because imo it is one of the most important part of the year. you get your season started before it starts and I think it has a lot to do with the success you have during the season. hanging stand, clearing lanes, food plots, mineral sites, I don't run trail cameras but you can for sure throw that in it for some, all kinds of things. I think about deer every single day of the year and have been like this for a good while. but I am ate up with the chess match that goes on. I am curious to know at least on this site how many people are like this. I know if I were told tomorrow I could not deer hunt again I would seriously probably go into depression I would not know what to do. same goes for turkey hunting and I love it but there is just something about deer that gets me going.

#3650994 - 04/20/14 11:06 PM Re: curious [Re: deerhunter10]
Columbia Scott
8 Point

Registered: 01/23/11
Posts: 1011
Loc: Columbia, Tennessee

I love deer hunting but I move on to other pursuits as the year progresses. After the season I line up next year's hunting spots. In July I begin hanging cameras and in October I start bow hunting. I ride my Harley and go to the range the rest of the year. I think I'll do some fishing soon too.
The fear of you and the dread of you shall be upon every beast of the earth,upon every fowl of the air, upon all that moveth upon the earth, and upon all the fish; into your hand are they delivered.

#3651002 - 04/21/14 12:06 AM Re: curious [Re: Columbia Scott]
Master Chief
10 Point

Registered: 10/11/11
Posts: 3075
Loc: Henderson County

I have only one passion in life, and it is deer. I dedicate as much of my time as possible scouting, studying, and hunting them. I would rather go shed hunting and get skunked than to kill a big tom, catch a ten pounder, find 500 hundred mushrooms, whatever.
Shed hunting and trail camera addict

"It's not whatcha got, it's what you give." -Tesla

"In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks."
-John Muir

#3651020 - 04/21/14 04:55 AM Re: curious [Re: Master Chief]
tn droptine
8 Point

Registered: 10/10/08
Posts: 1342
Loc: Chester Co, TN/Afghanistan

Yup, sums me up pretty well - the guys at the office hear about hunting and deer management all year long \:\)
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#3651088 - 04/21/14 07:20 AM Re: curious [Re: tn droptine]
Jerkasourous of the non-typical kind

Registered: 03/11/99
Posts: 65979
Loc: Nashville, TN

Used to be obsessed. Not as much any more. Still a passion but not an obsession.
"Know where you stand, and stand there" --Jesuit Father Daniel Berrigan

"There is no reasoning someone out of a position he has not reasoned himself into." --Clive James

#3651103 - 04/21/14 07:44 AM Re: curious [Re: BSK]
Mud Dauber
16 Point

Registered: 07/28/10
Posts: 13547
Loc: Tennessee

Got wrapped up in it harcore for a couple of years. These days, I continually look to spread my hunting experience out over many different pursuits and be more well rounded. There is something to be said for being a specialists, but there is a big world of hunting out there.
It doesn't have to be fun to be fun.

Wild & crazy, can't be stopped. Only the strong will survive.

Keep your knife sharp and your skillet greasy.

#3651254 - 04/21/14 10:26 AM Re: curious [Re: Poser]
18 Point

Registered: 05/03/09
Posts: 20598
Loc: McMinn Co.Tennessee U.S.

When I used to have larger tracts of property to hunt it used to drive me to find the deer almost to the point of being obsessed . But now that all we have are small tracts to hunt there is so much in season scouting to be had although it does pay to do some . As I've grown older it don't bother near as much but knowing a good one is around still ruffles my feathers some
No matter the storm , when you are with God , there's always a rainbow waiting .

#3651256 - 04/21/14 10:29 AM Re: curious [Re: Snake]
8 Point

Registered: 09/27/12
Posts: 1326
Loc: south TN

Nope. I am that way with turkeys, although still enjoy deer hunting some.
#3651432 - 04/21/14 01:49 PM Re: curious [Re: woodsman87]
6 Point

Registered: 09/16/11
Posts: 818
Loc: Wayne Co. , Tennessee

I'm always plannin my next deer hunt... I would say I go very little time without thinking about deer hunting strategy throughout the entire yr.. Turkey's are a good distraction, but they just aren't the same. I may love each turkey hunt as much as each deer hunt, but killing a big ole tom ain't like killin a big bruiser buck! Also turkey hunting is just very different... It doesn't require scouting 6,3, or even 1 month before the season to be successful... To me it's s day based endeavor where as deer hunting is a season long endeavor, and really even longer than that.. I guess the same could be said for deer, but since I've started taking it as serious as I do now.. I feel like I've become a much better mature buck hunter. I'll fish or play a little golf to pass the time but there isn't much id pick over sittin in a tree stand on the last week of November, on a cold frosty mornin!..

#3651477 - 04/21/14 03:06 PM Re: curious [Re: BHC]
12 Point

Registered: 11/25/09
Posts: 5070
Loc: medon,Tn.

I love deer hunting, but if I ever have been obsessed, it was over the ducks!
The hardest thing about Bowhunting Turkeys is leaving the gun at home!

#3651551 - 04/21/14 04:38 PM Re: curious [Re: tickweed]
8 Point

Registered: 12/20/10
Posts: 2426
Loc: TN

Obsessed since age 6. I'm 34 now and I wouldn't say I'm obsessed now but that it has transformed into a way of life for me. It is a year round thing that I plan throughout the year and that leads to many hours in the woods or looking through trail pics and aerials. Everyone that knows me even just a little knows I'm a serious deer hunter. Always have been and always will be. And one day when I'm not able to hunt I'll be sure I'm helping someone through stories or advice that I've learned through my years deer hunting..

So obsession, passion, addicted, or whatever you want to call it. I guess I've at least been through all that. But to me it's kinda turned into a way of life. And boy do I love it! If that's ever took from me, a large piece of me and who I am will be gone.. But the memories and wisdom from all the years will always be mine. And that we should always pass on to others!
Hard work and patience will be rewarded.....sooner or later

#3651749 - 04/21/14 08:17 PM Re: curious [Re: woodsman87]
14 Point

Registered: 06/20/11
Posts: 8269
Loc: Grundy county

 Originally Posted By: woodsman87
Nope. I am that way with turkeys, although still enjoy deer hunting some.
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#3653045 - 04/23/14 06:58 AM Re: curious [Re: timberjack86]
10 Point

Registered: 09/16/08
Posts: 3201
Loc: Southern Middle Tn

Used to be for years running cams sitting in the truck glassing fields in the summer. Now I just go hunting and take my boy when I can. I've hunted the same property for 20 years so I know it like the back of my hand.
#3653208 - 04/23/14 10:00 AM Re: curious [Re: tickweed]
16 Point

Registered: 11/10/10
Posts: 17592
Loc: Franklin TN

I'm an addict when deer season comes around, and I do some pre season work too, but at this time of year I am a turkey addict and also looking forward to relaxing and going fishing all summer

#3653255 - 04/23/14 10:57 AM Re: curious [Re: catman529]
10 Point

Registered: 10/24/11
Posts: 3764
Loc: Old hickory Tn

I used to be, until I had kids. Still hunt a lot more than some but nothing like I used to.

#3653262 - 04/23/14 11:04 AM Re: curious [Re: Mudbone]
Lost Lake
6 Point

Registered: 11/17/12
Posts: 946
Loc: Middle Tn

It's still a Fall addiction for me and a few of my Bud's but I've enjoyed October Smallmouth fishing for the last fifteen or so years and will lay the bow down for a few weekends of great fishing.

In my 20's I was a complete Addict.

#3654439 - 04/24/14 05:21 PM Re: curious [Re: Lost Lake]

Registered: 08/31/02
Posts: 42314
Loc: Lebanon,TN USA

It took me about 50-years but I finally outgrew it. Once it became my profession, it wasn't quite as much fun. Finally, it became work. Now, I just go when I really feel like it.

Constipation has ruined many a good day. Not as many as stupidity, though.

#3654588 - 04/24/14 08:25 PM Re: curious [Re: bowriter]
16 Point

Registered: 12/05/06
Posts: 14345
Loc: Morgan Co

Deer addict 365 days a year here. Im always planing for deer season.
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