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#3801787 - Yesterday at 07:44 PM Natural progression of things
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I have been deer hunting for over 30 years.
There have been countless Friday nights spent tossing and turning waiting on opening day of bow season.

Deer season has been open for over a month in KY and has been open several weeks in TN.
I haven't even gone yet.

Body has a couple issues that makes mobility an issue and comfort is something that apparently is a thing of the past.

I had to pass my bow down to my son because I can't pull it anymore.
Tried the crossbow thing, not for me.
Got a bow to use but I don't have the fire.

As with all young men, my son's fire to deer hunt is but a smolder right now.
He has a great girlfriend and of course he spends alot of time with her and away from me and hunting and fishing.

His fire for hunting is there but it is consumed by duck hunting and the thoughts of upcoming duck season.

My sole happiness and mostly my sole purpose for deer hunting over the last 11 or 12 years has been to teach my son woodsmanship and share in his happiness, success and alas failures in the woods.

Without that to push me, I have nothing left to make me go.

Still love to fish and have been doing more and more of it.
I can still do that without TOO much pain and I don't pay for it for days afterwards.

How did you guys with kids keep the fire when your partner took a break?
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#3801791 - Yesterday at 07:46 PM Re: Natural progression of things [Re: RUGER]
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Find another young hunter to mentor ;\)
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#3801792 - Yesterday at 07:47 PM Re: Natural progression of things [Re: RUGER]
catman529
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I noticed you were only posting in the fishing forum \:D I bet you will go kill a deer at some point before January.
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#3801816 - Yesterday at 08:05 PM Re: Natural progression of things [Re: catman529]
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Go if you want to go. If not, go fishing. There is one thing for sure and certain, he WILL be back. Might take a few years, but count on it.
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#3801822 - Yesterday at 08:07 PM Re: Natural progression of things [Re: catman529]
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Told the gf when we got together hunting comes first. Spend as much time with dad hunting as possible and I'm 25 now
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#3801824 - Yesterday at 08:08 PM Re: Natural progression of things [Re: Trevor2]
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I did feel this last year though...dad had knee replacement and couldn't hunt and I just really didn't care to hunt much guess it's bc it wasn't the same idk
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#3801826 - Yesterday at 08:09 PM Re: Natural progression of things [Re: Trevor2]
treefarmer
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Take up duck hunting!
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#3801831 - Yesterday at 08:11 PM Re: Natural progression of things [Re: catman529]
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Kinda in the same boat as you Ruger but roles reversed I guess you'd say. Mine is with my father, like yourself he raised me to the same principals and no longer cares for deer hunting much. He will go 2-3 times a year and thats pretty much it. It doesn't feel quite the same just to be honest about it and it crosses my mind quite often. Fortunately I have 2 nephews that I am able to mentor and teach as my father taught me. Hoping one day soon I can rely on them to have my spot ready and me just show up to hunt with them !
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#3801835 - Yesterday at 08:13 PM Re: Natural progression of things [Re: treefarmer]
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Leave the deer alone for a while...reestablish the joy of small game.
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#3801861 - Yesterday at 08:28 PM Re: Natural progression of things [Re: CBU93]
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I grew up hunting with my dad and still do to this day. I too have spent the last 10 yrs teaching and watching my boys and I gotta tell u I truly dread the day and hope it never comes that I don't have the boys and my dad to hunt with. I'm sure it may happen but I'm praying it doesn't. The lakes and woods are my livelihood!!! I hope it all comes back for u Ruger!!!
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