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Author Topic: Opening Day - stumbuling & fumbling! Updated pg 2  (Read 57 times)

Offline Tim

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Opening Day - stumbuling & fumbling! Updated pg 2
« on: September 15, 2012, 10:42:00 AM »
Maybe it's just me but every year on opening day of deer season I seem to be all out of sorts....for lack of a better word "clumsy".  

Today started with a total miscalculation on the alarm clock.  I got up, made some coffee went into the bathroom and when I came out the sun was on its way up!  5:45 should have been 4:45!   Not only am I late to my stand but ever brittle stick found its way directly under my boot.  So much for stealth!   Once I got on stand i sat there trying to figure out exactly why I chose this spot?   2 hours later with zero activity I not only climbed down but took my stand with me....I never did like that part of the property!

All in all a great morning to laugh at myself and work out the cobwebs of 8 months of inactivity!        :knothead:  

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Re: Opening Day - stumbuling & fumbling! Updated pg 2
« Reply #1 on: September 15, 2012, 10:48:00 AM »
I feel your pain, could not get comfortable this morning either.   Came out early and will try again tomorrow. Hard to be quiet going to stand in the dark in a drought.
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Offline billy shipp

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Re: Opening Day - stumbuling & fumbling! Updated pg 2
« Reply #2 on: September 15, 2012, 11:06:00 AM »
Yep.....It seems to take me trip or two before I really get back in the groove every year, and it gets more so with each passing year.
I don't think I'm nearly as mad at the deer as in years gone by. I still enjoy the getting ready, and the outdoor experience as much as ever, but the killing of game is less important today.

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Re: Opening Day - stumbuling & fumbling! Updated pg 2
« Reply #3 on: September 15, 2012, 11:12:00 AM »
:thumbsup:
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And I said, “Here am I. Send me!”.
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Re: Opening Day - stumbuling & fumbling! Updated pg 2
« Reply #4 on: September 15, 2012, 11:20:00 AM »
I'm so bad I forget how to pack my stands together from yr to yr.

Got to where I make dry runs to get the cobwebs out, old muscles familiar with climbing trees and going through forgetting stuff, etc..then when the season opens at least I can halfway remember what to do.

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Re: Opening Day - stumbuling & fumbling! Updated pg 2
« Reply #5 on: September 15, 2012, 11:46:00 AM »
Come on Tim!!!
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Re: Opening Day - stumbuling & fumbling! Updated pg 2
« Reply #6 on: September 15, 2012, 12:04:00 PM »
I look at the first few times out as a sort of Pre-season game. You know your going to make mistakes and probably have disappointments, but your there and that's what matters. Good luck!
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Re: Opening Day - stumbuling & fumbling! Updated pg 2
« Reply #7 on: September 15, 2012, 12:12:00 PM »
Hey Tim, daylight savings didn't start yet!!!!  even though I scout, opening day never seems to go as planned!
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Re: Opening Day - stumbuling & fumbling! Updated pg 2
« Reply #8 on: September 15, 2012, 12:20:00 PM »
Could be your just getting old.....   :biglaugh:   Welcome to my world!!
In the beginner's mind there are many possibilities. In the expert's there are few...So the most difficult thing is always to keep your beginner's mind...This is also the real secret of the arts: always be a beginner.  Shunryu Suzuki

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Re: Opening Day - stumbuling & fumbling! Updated pg 2
« Reply #9 on: September 15, 2012, 12:35:00 PM »
I know what you mean. Went this morning for the season opener. Forgot my hat, gloves and camera. As it turned out I didn't need the camera. Or the gloves or hat. First time using a stand every year seems clumsy. But it sure did feel good to be in the woods.
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Re: Opening Day - stumbuling & fumbling! Updated pg 2
« Reply #10 on: September 15, 2012, 12:59:00 PM »
Good stuff Tim  :D    :thumbsup:

Been there done that and I will take note because are season starts Monday and I will be out hunting the next day. Im working 12hr days till then so I bet I forget something.

Good luck this year!

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Re: Opening Day - stumbuling & fumbling! Updated pg 2
« Reply #11 on: September 15, 2012, 01:08:00 PM »
Got up just fine this morning. Timed it so I would just be able to see as I entered the woods.
Planned to sit with my PAC seat and H.I.P.S. blind. Only needed to drive 1/4 mile. Strung my bow put the PAC seat on with my pack.
Was ready to start out. Had forgot my shooting glove and arm guard.
Ran home and re-started. Got set up and the rain started.
Got pretty wet before I called it.
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Re: Opening Day - stumbuling & fumbling! Updated pg 2
« Reply #12 on: September 15, 2012, 02:05:00 PM »
Come on Tim how can you be my deer hero with confessions like this, non the less, I will easily out do your blundering without working up a sweat.

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Re: Opening Day - stumbuling & fumbling! Updated pg 2
« Reply #13 on: September 15, 2012, 02:20:00 PM »
I always look at the first hunt as a shakedown trip.  I always forget to pack something.  A deer sighting is a bonus, with an arrow released a truly joyful experience.
The season gave him perfect mornings, hunter's moons and fields of freedom found only by walking them with a predator's stride.
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Re: Opening Day - stumbuling & fumbling! Updated pg 2
« Reply #14 on: September 15, 2012, 02:27:00 PM »
At least, you got that extra hour of sleep.

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Re: Opening Day - stumbuling & fumbling! Updated pg 2
« Reply #15 on: September 15, 2012, 04:02:00 PM »
You are lucky you only lost an hour.  Usually when I set my alarm clock wrong, I have it on PM instead of AM   :knothead:
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Re: Opening Day - stumbuling & fumbling! Updated pg 2
« Reply #16 on: September 15, 2012, 04:15:00 PM »
I actually forgot my bow on first morning one time.
There is no great fun, satisfaction, or joy derived from doing something that's easy.  Coach John Wooden

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Re: Opening Day - stumbuling & fumbling! Updated pg 2
« Reply #17 on: September 15, 2012, 04:27:00 PM »
I was knocking on the shop door at 4:45 for breakfast, now I know why you wouldn't let me in.

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Re: Opening Day - stumbuling & fumbling! Updated pg 2
« Reply #18 on: September 15, 2012, 04:33:00 PM »
Takes me a week to get into the routine and slow down, tune into the woods clock.  How I wish that I could be tuned in every day of the year. Did you see the moon yesterday morning? Sliveriest little fingernail clipping...

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Re: Opening Day - stumbuling & fumbling! Updated pg 2
« Reply #19 on: September 15, 2012, 05:24:00 PM »
It's not just you Tim.  I hear ya!!!  :smileystooges:

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