How many in your lifetime?

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RE: How many in your lifetime?

Postby ranwin33 » Wed Dec 03, 2008 2:39 am

Pictures and a narrative are a great idea - I tend to do the same.  I look at is a part of the record of who I am, and it is in some ways my way of letting grandchildren who may never have the opportunity to know me personally find out a little bit about who there grandpa was.
 
Every year I try to write a story about our deer camp during gun season - maybe someday when I have a few more I'll compile them all and see if anyone would want to publish them.
 
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RE: How many in your lifetime?

Postby ranwin33 » Wed Dec 03, 2008 2:40 am

And I thought my three deer year was a good one. [:)]
 
 
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RE: How many in your lifetime?

Postby JPH » Wed Dec 03, 2008 2:46 am

ORIGINAL: ranwin33

And I thought my three deer year was a good one. [:)]



They're all good ones, brother!

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RE: How many in your lifetime?

Postby ranwin33 » Wed Dec 03, 2008 2:59 am

ORIGINAL: JPH

ORIGINAL: ranwin33

And I thought my three deer year was a good one. [:)]



They're all good ones, brother!

True enough.
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RE: How many in your lifetime?

Postby Woods Walker » Wed Dec 03, 2008 3:25 am

JPH
Funny thing, I have a harder time recalling some of my more recent kills that I do my early ones. That bothers me b/c it means that I am growing numb to it in some ways. So I work hard to keep the memories fresh.


Seriously, why do you think I do the ghille suit thing, and on the ground?  The same type of thing started happening to me.
 
I'm not saying that's what you should do also...to each his own...but if it continues to get "stale", then you may need to do something to increase the adrenalin.
 
I guess that's the price we pay for becoming proficient at what we do.....
 
You know, this angle can easily be an entire thread all on it's own.
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RE: How many in your lifetime?

Postby hilltop » Wed Dec 03, 2008 5:35 am

Been hunting the whitetail for about 20 years. Taken at least 2 per year probably closer to 3. I also have not kept a record. I'll say 75% bow kills.

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RE: How many in your lifetime?

Postby msbadger » Wed Dec 03, 2008 11:42 am

I'm saying in the 41 to 50 range.....so far this year I've taken 2 and a mercy kill...I have taken as many as 6 in a season and average 3 so in 29yrs of hunting I'm in the ball bark....

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RE: How many in your lifetime?

Postby bigwisconsinbucks » Wed Dec 03, 2008 5:33 pm

In 5 years of hunting I have shot 5 deer. 2 bucks and 3 antlerless.
 
2 with a bow and 3 with a gun.
 
I also write down every hunt I go on and have a seperate place where I write down every deer I harvest. It's good info to have to look back at. Additionally, I take pictures of every deer I harvest and put them in the trophy picture book.
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RE: How many in your lifetime?

Postby Patriot » Wed Dec 03, 2008 6:46 pm

I try to jot a few sentences down in my journal after every hunt.  If I kill a deer, I make the time to take pics (before gutting out if possible).  Every minute of this so called "hassle" is well worth the memories captured.  I especially like the pics of me with my son (almost 8 years old now).  They will be treasured for a lifetime.
 
I have all my photos on a board in my garage.  I sometimes just stand and stare at it for minutes on end and think back about the memories.
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RE: How many in your lifetime?

Postby Goose » Wed Dec 03, 2008 6:58 pm

Patriot, thats scary! Ive got a bulletin board in my garage right next to our door thats loaded with pictures of friends and families "trophies". In fact this year was so good to us my wife and I decided we gotta get a bigger board. I'm a smoker unfortunately, so when I go outside to have a cigarette Ill sit and stare at that board for a long time just loving and soaking up the memories. Its a great thing that I enjoy and everybody that comes into our house can see what we are passionate about!
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