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2023 season recap
« on: January 31, 2024, 07:59:45 AM »
Well 2023 didn't really start the way I was hoping but you have to play the hand you're dealt and make the best of it.


I had rotator cuff surgery on Jan. 11th 2023. It was pretty tore up, 6 partial tears a large full depth tear and a torn bicep tendon, lots of bio-anchors. I had a lot of work to do if I was going to be hunting come September for our opener.


My wife took this picture of me in recovery. I was still doped up and I think this was the last time I smiled for a couple months   :laughing:


If you're gonna be dumb, you gotta be tough.
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Re: 2023 season recap
« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2024, 08:04:59 AM »
With a little luck, a lot of hard work and some amazing physical therapists I was shooting my bow by April.


Come September I was in the tree for our opener and just being able to be out there and achieving my goal made the season a success.


Killing this doe on opening morning was just some excellent icing on the cake.
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Re: 2023 season recap
« Reply #2 on: January 31, 2024, 08:11:23 AM »
About a month later I was blessed with some more icing on that cake and was able to kill this buck Mid-October.

This season I was shooting my Bear Grizzly, Easton Autumn Orange 1916's and Ace Standard broadheads.


I'm thankful for a great wife and son  and my friend Frank that put up with/helped me when I was recovering.
 

I'm looking forward to a great 2024 for myself and all the rest of my fellow bow hunters.


Shoot arrows and have fun!     :archer2:





« Last Edit: January 31, 2024, 08:20:09 AM by supernaut »
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Re: 2023 season recap
« Reply #3 on: January 31, 2024, 11:28:01 AM »
Way to go Jim and congratulations on a quick recovery! :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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Re: 2023 season recap
« Reply #4 on: February 01, 2024, 11:00:40 AM »
Thanks Randy!
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Re: 2023 season recap
« Reply #5 on: February 02, 2024, 08:38:51 AM »
Way to be! Push through and overcome a tough recovery process to come back and make the most of a season! Way to be! :clapper:

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Re: 2023 season recap
« Reply #6 on: February 02, 2024, 09:06:43 AM »
Thanks Connor!

I'm hoping for quite a bit less adversity to overcome in 2024, so far so good.   


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Re: 2023 season recap
« Reply #7 on: February 03, 2024, 07:12:22 PM »
 :clapper: :clapper: :clapper: :clapper:

I know how you felt Jim. I had my hip replacement surgery in March. But I was ready and in the woods with my bow by September.  :bigsmyl:
« Last Edit: February 04, 2024, 06:53:44 AM by kopfjaeger »
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Re: 2023 season recap
« Reply #8 on: February 03, 2024, 08:18:58 PM »
Great job Jim! You are a tough son of a gun! :clapper:
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Re: 2023 season recap
« Reply #9 on: February 04, 2024, 08:02:21 AM »
Thanks Frank and thanks for all your advice and help. I knew your hip surgery wouldn't slow you down and I was happy you were able to hunt this season pain free.


Thanks Jed,  I don't know how tough I am but I'm definitely stubborn , just ask my wife.   :laughing:
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