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Offline tim roberts

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Re: What have you learned from this hunting season?
« Reply #75 on: January 03, 2008, 08:28:00 PM »
This year was another for the learning books!  The one thing that will stick with me more than anything is don't get greedy, oh and remember to pick a spot, concentrate, follow through, and pay attention after the shot!
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Re: What have you learned from this hunting season?
« Reply #76 on: January 03, 2008, 08:37:00 PM »
The thing I learned from this season is that shooting in my backyard from a perfect stance when I am relaxed and warmed up is not very good training for shooting from under a live oak tree cramped from sitting for several hours on a three legged camp stool when the deer walks in from my right and I'm set up for a deer walking in from my left, and I can't move to change my set up without spooking the deer.
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Re: What have you learned from this hunting season?
« Reply #77 on: January 03, 2008, 09:33:00 PM »
I learned that patience really is a hunters` most deadly weapon.

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Re: What have you learned from this hunting season?
« Reply #78 on: January 03, 2008, 10:43:00 PM »
I learned (from another hunter) that the small can of pepper spray will run out before the grizzly gets done chewing.  ALWAYS carry the large economy size.     This was after I found out there were seven confirmed grizzlies within two miles of a spot I usually hiked around in when it was still dark.

Also learned I more problems with interference from other hunters than I did with wolves when both were in the same area.
So don't wait until you retire to go hunting and fishing.  Don't even wait for your annual vacation.  Go at every opportunity.  Things that appear urgent at the moment may, in the long run, turn out to be far less so.

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Re: What have you learned from this hunting season?
« Reply #79 on: January 03, 2008, 11:24:00 PM »
If you're hunting an area where the landowner wants you to only shoot does....you will have a buck walk under your stand...twice....
"Better to have that thing and not need it, than to need it and not have it"
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Re: What have you learned from this hunting season?
« Reply #80 on: January 04, 2008, 01:02:00 AM »
I have learned to not set my stand right over the trail I'm watching. Get back 15 yards or so.

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Re: What have you learned from this hunting season?
« Reply #81 on: January 04, 2008, 07:55:00 AM »
hey mark u,are you using the pepper spray to ward off the grizz or carrying it so they can season your hide before they eat ya? may the lord watch your backtrail!!!
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Re: What have you learned from this hunting season?
« Reply #82 on: January 04, 2008, 08:08:00 AM »
I learned that I got out out a few more times this year, but still not enough!
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Re: What have you learned from this hunting season?
« Reply #83 on: January 04, 2008, 10:10:00 AM »
Three big lessons this year:
1) I learned what it feels like when you make that perfect instinctive shot and don't even remember releasing the string.   :knothead:  
3) I learned that no matter how hard I try, I still can't keep my head enough to not 'pluck & peek' when I have a whitetail standing broadside at 15 yrds.     :banghead:  

Shot an elk, missed a deer but still an outstanding year.

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Re: What have you learned from this hunting season?
« Reply #84 on: January 04, 2008, 11:31:00 AM »
I was reminded that stands creek when it gets cold, and turkeys definately look up.
If it's in your way, move it.

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Re: What have you learned from this hunting season?
« Reply #85 on: January 04, 2008, 12:00:00 PM »
That I really like longbows, for their light weight.

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Re: What have you learned from this hunting season?
« Reply #86 on: January 04, 2008, 03:14:00 PM »
Never sell your house and have to move in the middle of the season.

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Re: What have you learned from this hunting season?
« Reply #87 on: January 04, 2008, 03:41:00 PM »
That I work to danged much and don't hunt enough...........
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Re: What have you learned from this hunting season?
« Reply #88 on: January 04, 2008, 03:44:00 PM »
I learned that if I,m stubborn enough and willing to fail alot you can bag turkeys spotting and stalking, Also learned badgers just love custom wood arrows, must taste good to them. Also learned blind is alot easier to take turkeys. also the hills are getting steeper canyons are getting deeper and a 15 lb turkey at the bottom weighs 28 lbs at the top.

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Re: What have you learned from this hunting season?
« Reply #89 on: January 04, 2008, 03:47:00 PM »
Oh yea I almost forgot.

If you don't want a kid to lose it in the woods tie it to them.

8 year olds hate face masks.

A kids definition of sitting still and yours may be different.

Whisper is a very loosely defined word to kids.

Number one but one I already knew... Just being out there with your kids,regardless if successful or not, is priceless.

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Re: What have you learned from this hunting season?
« Reply #90 on: January 04, 2008, 06:14:00 PM »
I learned that a little change in tree stand placement helped alot and I need to pick my spot better.
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Re: What have you learned from this hunting season?
« Reply #91 on: January 04, 2008, 11:20:00 PM »
I learned to practice shooting up close at like 5 yards or so.

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Re: What have you learned from this hunting season?
« Reply #92 on: January 05, 2008, 06:38:00 AM »
I learned that black bears excrement has usually berries in it.
Sometimes Grizzly's has pepper spray and a whistle.


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Re: What have you learned from this hunting season?
« Reply #93 on: January 05, 2008, 07:22:00 AM »
I learned that I love to spot and stalk Javies. I also learned a hog can run forever even if you think you made a perfect shot. Tough buggers for sure. Good people in camp make a no game sited week bearable. I will go back to Canada for Caribou.
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Re: What have you learned from this hunting season?
« Reply #94 on: January 05, 2008, 09:47:00 AM »
I learned that you really need to be in shape to keep up with Hornhunter elk hunting, otherwise he leaves you in the dust.

 You cant shoot thru a tree to kill your elk, it stops the arrow.

When your luck is running good in a year when deer hunting, ride the wave & hunt as long & often as possible. It may never be that good again.

 In order to kill big deer, you need to hunt in a place that has them. it is much easier to kill one.
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