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Are you a bad hunter?

Old 09-10-2005, 05:03 PM
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Default RE: Are you a bad hunter?

15 years ago, I would have said yes. Very few deer spotted each season and even fewer killed.

But around 10-15 years ago, something started clicking. I started seeing more deer, seeing them before they saw me, and making more killing shots. I started to actually sneak up on deer while still hunting, and have deer bed under my stand while sitting in a tree. My stand site selections started to pay off, and I have noticed other hunters in our group seek out my opinion on hunting locations/tactics now.

Now, I pass a lot of animals up, because I am confident that I will see more/better animals later. I also am much more confident in my equipment and my ability to make a good shot.

I'm no master hunter, but I feel that I am certainly a decent hunter now days.
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Old 09-10-2005, 11:36 PM
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I think we all go through that bad hunter phase.I know that at the begining of every season I make lenty of dumb mistakes.But doesnt take long to learn again.So for the first couple of weeks every year I am a bad hunter.Takes time ot get into my groove.
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Old 09-11-2005, 07:30 AM
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Am I a bad hunter? Yep! I'd like to think I'm a better shooter than a hunter. Here in eastern, NC we have sooo many deer that you really don't have to "hunt" for them. Just pick a stand location and wait. About every 10 years I get really lucky
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Old 09-14-2005, 10:44 AM
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I'll back your theory up. I'm an excellent hunter with very bad luck.
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Old 09-14-2005, 12:24 PM
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99.99% of the time I'd rather be lucky than good. I have had so much bad luck in the woods one might evan cry over it. I am very fortunate that luck happens to change during the course of life. I am just being patient waiting for the turn around.
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Old 09-17-2005, 04:02 PM
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only if the grocery store is closed...or its laast call and I havent made the move already
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