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Old 10-10-2002, 03:35 PM
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I guess my other thread was taken away about the dog running my deer off. I just got home from work and have talked to my neighbors and there giving the dog back to the people they got it from. They said they didn't like caring for the dog anyway. I'm glad. I was going to offer to help them put in something to restrain the dog but now I don't have to.
I learned something about myself and my hunting from reading all the responses on that thread. I've been pushing way to hard to bag a deer with a bow the last couple of years. I've killed alot of deer with a bow but the last couple of years have been nothing but frustration and bad luck. As a result, I tried to talk myself into doing something I normally wouldn't have done. Deerhunting is not worth killing a pet. If my family was starving, that would be one thing, but there not. I think I'll drop back a little and enjoy my time in the woods a little more and take some pressure off myself about getting that deer with a bow. I have done it and will do it again. I appreciate everyone's responses, it woke me up a little.

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Old 10-10-2002, 06:57 PM
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Sometimes it's the forest for the trees scenario, sounds like you've decided to forget the trees and enjoy the forest.
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Old 10-10-2002, 07:13 PM
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I think I missed the other thread , but it sounds like your a good person who admits his mistakes. I can give ya a couple tips on changing your luck (I've been there).
Plan for the worst!

Take your bow & arrows with ya and leave everything else at home!
I've done it before , it works! I was having such bad luck I figured I wouldn't need my knife for field dressing so I left it at home.<img src=icon_smile_shock.gif border=0 align=middle>

Wouldn't ya know it , I ended up field dressing a big doe with a thunderhead blade<img src=icon_smile_big.gif border=0 align=middle>
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Old 10-10-2002, 07:47 PM
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I saw the other post. Everyone gets frustrated and angry. Glad you saw the big picture in the end; that's being a man.Good for you. Good luck and good hunting.


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Old 10-11-2002, 08:49 AM
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Well I'm glad everything worked out for the best. Like I commented if they really cared about it they would have done something with it. Couldn't believe that a little post could could get so out of hand. Left early yesterday to go to the woods and was wanting to see how it turned out, kind of like a soap opra.
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Old 10-11-2002, 08:58 AM
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Great! It sounds like everything worked out, especially for the dog. <img src=icon_smile_wink.gif border=0 align=middle> Those people didn't deserve to have a dog anyway. I'm glad you've realized the value some people hold in a pet. They really do become a part of the family. Anyway, don't push too hard with hunting. Remember it's supposed to be fun. Sometimes I do the same thing and it starts to get like work. Then I'll take a few days off and when the fire burns again to get out there, that's what I do. Good luck on getting that deer now that you have one less distraction.
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Old 10-11-2002, 08:59 AM
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Rockytop, way to go man! This is an example of this board at its finest: It provided a forum where you could present an issue to the group, and gain insight and opinions (sometimes heated) from participants, which resulted in a decision being made by yourself that you feel is most appropriate. I happen to agree with you and I'm glad to see that you came to what I believe is a well though out conclusion.

Don't pressure youself so much- it isn't the # of deer that you kill that makes you a successful, competent, responsible hunter. It is the manner in which you (all of us) conduct ourselves and the enjoyment that we get from participating in one of the greatest sports. (Best of luck getting that next deer<img src=icon_smile_wink.gif border=0 align=middle>.

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Old 10-11-2002, 09:37 AM
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Good job, glad it worked out. I've had horrible problems with the neighbor's deer where I hunt as well and it is a very delicate matter to be dealt with very cautiously. Good luck. By the way, where is silentassassin...I'm sure he is proud of you as well.
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Old 10-11-2002, 09:39 AM
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I knew you wouldn't kill that dog<img src=icon_smile_wink.gif border=0 align=middle>

I am glad it all worked out for you

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