Do you get spooked walking too your stand?

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RE: Do you get spooked walking too your stand?

Postby Woods Walker » Thu Oct 02, 2008 4:16 pm

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Thanks Gutpile...I feel much safer now! [&:] [:(] [8|]



Like most stated...I'd rather be out in the woods hunting than say,broke down late at night in the middle of some City!This post reminds me of the song by Hank Williams Jr......"A Country Boy can Survive"! [:D] 

 
You got it!  I understand the dangers that are in the wild, but I still feel FAR more at home and safe in the woods that I do anywhere else.
 
It's where I feel most secure, in fact.  If that's where I die, then I can't think of a better place.  It beats having your family watch you rot away from cancer like my mother did, or watch my father suffer stroke after stroke until he was a mere former shell of himself.
 
I sometimes think, that like some of the Native Americans, that when I die, I want it to be a "good death".
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RE: Do you get spooked walking too your stand?

Postby ScootD » Fri Oct 03, 2008 3:35 pm

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Thanks Gutpile...I feel much safer now! [&:] [:(] [8|]



Like most stated...I'd rather be out in the woods hunting than say,broke down late at night in the middle of some City!This post reminds me of the song by Hank Williams Jr......"A Country Boy can Survive"! [:D] 

 
 
 
I agree with you GTO and many others that have said things along these lines. See I live about 45 mins from Detroit, MI and would much rather be walking in the dark woods with my gun, than in my car on the way to the casino with no protection except the multi-tool I always carry in my coat pocket. I don't know how many of you know this but from what I have heard detroit has one of the highest crime rates in the US. So like Woods Walker said I would much rather die in the woods on my way to do something that I love to do then lie in a bed for weeks even months on end dying a slow and painful death. Now my 20 month old daughter died from brain cancer and the 5 months before she was sick and not quite herself 75% of the time. So I would not wish that upon anyone or myself would not want to go through something like that so I would much rather be mauled to death by a coyote then be lying in a bed knowing that I could die at any moment.

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RE: Do you get spooked walking too your stand?

Postby Sailfish » Sat Oct 04, 2008 3:04 am

Many great stories indeed.
 
Scared of living...now that's a hoot WW.
 
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RE: Do you get spooked walking too your stand?

Postby burnnurse1 » Sat Oct 04, 2008 9:25 am

Just found out yesterday, from the guy who checks the oil wells on our land, that he saw a black bear cub right behind one of my deer stands. where there's a cub there's parents. Puts walking to and from my stands in the wee hours of the morning into a whole new perspective. Bears are not a common animal you see here in NW Louisiana!!!

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RE: Do you get spooked walking too your stand?

Postby HiddenHornsRanch » Sat Oct 04, 2008 10:31 am

I agree 100% with the whole city deal, had my truck broken into in houston in the five minutes I left it just to go in an pick up food, Idk what I woulda done because I didnt have any sort of protection on me, and the guy that broke into, well he was slick, I think I would see or hear an animal coming before I would have seen this guy and no telling what he was carrying on him, but thats the last time I would stop around the big city for food at 930 at nite...woods are by the safer of the two!
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RE: Do you get spooked walking too your stand?

Postby 8uck5nort » Thu Oct 09, 2008 9:34 am

I think it is natural to have your senses heightened when you are in the dark and in the woods. You are hunting and it is primal. Therefore, you will get startled and jump once in a while by sudden movement or noise you can't immediatly identify. That is your own survival instinct kicking in "to save you".
 
My returning calm comes in the knowledge that I am the predator and not the prey (In Indiana at least, no bears or big cats here, coyotes maybe, but in my experience they run from me not vice versa) I am the badest dude in the woods unless of course there is a trespasser/poacher who is already breaking the law and may not care to be discovered. I bow hunt mostly, and carry no firearm. 
 
I am more leary and possibly more jumpy in a city while walking to the car at night than in the woods for the same reasons as mentioned in previous thread.
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RE: Do you get spooked walking too your stand?

Postby hunter480 » Thu Oct 09, 2008 9:40 am

ORIGINAL: 8uck5nort

I think it is natural to have your senses heightened when you are in the dark and in the woods. You are hunting and it is primal. Therefore, you will get startled and jump once in a while by sudden movement or noise you can't immediatly identify. That is your own survival instinct kicking in "to save you".
 
You`re aware, right, that you may now carry your personal protection sidearm while bow hunting in Indiana?

My returning calm comes in the knowledge that I am the predator and not the prey (In Indiana at least, no bears or big cats here, coyotes maybe, but in my experience they run from me not vice versa) I am the badest dude in the woods unless of course there is a trespasser/poacher who is already breaking the law and may not care to be discovered. I bow hunt mostly, and carry no firearm. 

I am more leary and possibly more jumpy in a city while walking to the car at night than in the woods for the same reasons as mentioned in previous thread.

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RE: Do you get spooked walking too your stand?

Postby 8uck5nort » Thu Oct 09, 2008 10:07 am

Yes, I did.
 
I actualy do not own a sidearm, yet.[;)]
 
It is itme number 4 on my wish list.
 
I still have a my 1. fishing boat, 2. Marlin 1894 .44 mag lever action, 3. new truck, 4. .44 mag revolver to take 5. 2 week Bow/Rifle Hunting and Fishing trip out west or up in Alaska!
 
I working on it and then I'll have all the essentials[:)]
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RE: Do you get spooked walking too your stand?

Postby Archery_NUT » Thu Oct 30, 2008 6:16 pm

[font=tahoma]i hunt up in da U.P. eh!!! and there was a young kid that wouldn't even walk to his stand because he saw three different wolves on three different days.[/font]
[font=tahoma]it is always a little nerve racking not knowingwhat could be out there. speaking of i have a trail cam pic. of a cougar right behind a deer(less than 3 feet) and it has no idea that it is evne there[&:][/font]
[font=tahoma]i have also had somethng about sixty yards away growl and then a few minutes later it did it again right under my stand it sounded like. i didnt have a flashlight to see what it was but no that i think about it, it is more4 than likely just a racoon(saw it run acroos the driveway and it was small) [/font]
[font=tahoma]so anything can happen no matter how safe you think u r. anytime.anywhere.[/font]
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RE: Do you get spooked walking too your stand?

Postby jonny5buck » Thu Oct 30, 2008 7:46 pm

my huntin' buddy jeremy had a buck blowing air and stomping underneath his stand on an evening hunt.His headlamp went out while he tried descending,earlier he spilled a whole bottle of doe in heat by his stand.He was scared,and called me on his cell,when i walked over the buck took off ,but didnt go far at all! in his defense this buck wasnt leaving  he stomped around for a while even as we yelled !2 days later when we went back i hid in the road ditch and blew a buck grunter at jeremy while he walked by---after a short foot chase to the parking lot- and a whole lotta@#!!# i calmed him down and apoligized,i tried to reassure him he's at the top of the food chain.It could have turned out bad for him or me!

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