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What is your routine?

Old 09-09-2008, 12:28 PM
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I'm wondering about your rituals and routines for a day of hunt starting from AM to PM. For example:
[ol][*]Wake up 1 hour before sunrise.[*]Eat.[*]Do scent removal ritual (shower, drive to hunting location, put on scent free clothing, wipe down equipment with scent removal wipes, etc).[*]Walk in to hunting locating.[*]Set up stand routing (ie set stand, blind, tree saddle etc.) details.[*]What do you do while waiting?[*]What do you do when you gotta use the bathroom? Where do you go?[*]What do you eat for lunch, where?[*]If you get to make a shot and kill, what's your post-kill routine?[/ol]I'm sure every person does things a little differently based on circumstances, experience and location. Good feedback on this one should reveal some interesting and neat tips and tricks.
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Old 09-09-2008, 12:37 PM
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1. Wake up 2 1/2 hours early.
2. Mt. Dew and a smoke
3. Shower
4. Spray down and walk in
5. Stands set
6. Just wait
7. Go from the stand
8. Nothing. Just drink Mt.Dew
9. Drag em to the truck and go from there.
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Old 09-09-2008, 12:50 PM
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1. wakeup 1 hr before sunrirse
2. get hunting clothes on and gun ready
3. walk to my stand and hunt
it is a bad idea to eata full mealbefore you hunt it increases your chances of a heart atack while hunting
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Old 09-09-2008, 01:13 PM
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it is a bad idea to eat a full meal before you hunt it increases your chances of a heart atack while hunting
Interesting. I've never heard this theory before. I think I would risk heart attack if I went out for the day without eating. I wake up hungry and have to have a big breakfast to start the day. Do you have more information on this?
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Old 09-09-2008, 01:24 PM
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ORIGINAL: namari

it is a bad idea to eat a full meal before you hunt it increases your chances of a heart atack while hunting
Interesting. I've never heard this theory before. I think I would risk heart attack if I went out for the day without eating. I wake up hungry and have to have a big breakfast to start the day. Do you have more information on this?
sry but i cant remember where i heard this maybe in one of my old outdoor lifes but they said its a bad idea to eat a meal before you go hunting because you get stressed of maybe better for it would be excited about posibility ofshooting a deer so your risk is higher
if have mnore info i will share
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Old 09-09-2008, 01:26 PM
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1. Wake up about 4:30am
2. Take a whiz and agood crap (actually I seen no one has done this yet VERY IMPORTANT!!)
3. Get dressed
4. Eat a light breakfast, piece of toast with peanut butter and a glass of milk.
5. Visit with the guys for a while
6. Pack a couple of granola bars a sandwich, and a couple of bottles of water(just incase I'm out longer than I think).
7. Hit the woods by 5:15
8. Harvest my deer around 7am
9. Come back to the house, eat my granola bar and sandwich.
10. Take a nap and wait around incase I have a buddy needing help dragging his deer.
11. Enjoy the rest of the weekend.
12. Everything from #8 on is subject to change........

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Old 09-09-2008, 01:40 PM
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7. Go from the stand
Just wondering how many deer you've seen Mottz, after taking a leak off your stand? I mean with all the effort that we put into concealing our scent, I would think that to be a big NO NO. Still when you gotta go... It's one of my dilemmas, right up there along with eating on the stand.
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Old 09-09-2008, 01:49 PM
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Actually, deer aren't usually alarmed by human urine. I guess piss is piss.
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Old 09-09-2008, 02:13 PM
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1. Wake up and take a shower with scent free soap.
2. Hope and pray I can take a crap. You know if you don't,
it's going to hit you as soon as you hit the woods.
3. Rub pine needles and weeds on my clothes and boots.
Spray down with scent killer. My clothes are already
scent free. A little more caution can't hurt.
4. Get in my stand 30 to 45 minutes before light. If I'm gun
hunting on the powerline, then it's about 15 or 20
minutes before light.
5. Usually stay on stand until around 11:00 unless I kill one
earlier.
6. If I didn't kill one early, get off stand, go eat lunch, and
take a good nap.
7. Get back on stand in the afternoon around 3:30 or 4:00.
8. After dragging and cleaning my buck, have a few
celebratory cold ones.
9. Do the same thing the next morning, except this time
score on the morning hunt.

I very rarely eatanything in the morning before a hunt. I normally don't eat breakfast anyway.
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Old 09-09-2008, 02:17 PM
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Actually, deer aren't usually alarmed by human urine. I guess piss is piss.
REALLY?!!! I'm shocked. Can anyone else vouch for this statement? (Not that I don't trust you superstrutter. Just wanna be sure.)
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