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I hear about people that don't hunt and it simply doesn't interest them. I just can't see how this happens. Two weekends ago I was smack dab in the middle of a herd of 40 talking and screaming elk. I was a reck. I was having trouble breathing, and shacking like a shive. If there was a drug that could give me this kind of feeling, I would be the biggest junky you've ever seen. I know alot of non-hunters like opera, I've been to an opera once. It never even came close to giving me a buzz. 8)
 

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Fixed blade we must have been on the same hill. The bulls were screaming there were cows everywhere. I was shaking like a leaf. My palms were sweaty, I was breathing like I'd just run a mile uphill, and they just wouldn't stop it was pure bliss. I'm with you on being a junky for that type of action.
 

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"How can one justify not hunting?" ...... Can't be done, at least by the burliest and most manly of men. I choose to hunt and fish and camp to get close to nature, closer to my Creator, and also closer to family and friends. If that alone isn't reason enough then sign me up for a few plays and opera's and I'll turn in my camo for a Tux and bowtie. OH OH OH Banana Time!!! *()* *()*
 

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What I know, is that I get this feeling in my gut every time even think about hunting. I don't think it's anything that can be explained appropriately, so people will really understand. The more memories I make hunting and being in the outdoors, the more frequently these belly troubles come up. Come to think of it, I think it is an addiction. Hold on, I think I need to go outside and lick a tree.
 

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i dont like the taste of big game so hunting (killing) them would not be right for me. what i kill i eat i hate waste. that doesn't mean however that i dont like being in nature and hearing stuff like that i just dont shoot.
 

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Years ago I was with my dad and younger brothers on the pahvant getting ready to hunt deer. It was the night before the hunt and we all went to bed at about 10:00 after a great meal and some campfire stories, none f which included 1 eyed deer, luggable loo's, or Killer rabid sheep dogs.

Just before dawn I woke up and got ready to go, after waiting for awhile a started to wake up everyone else, afraid that we would miss first light. After awhile dad piped up and told me "Go back to bed, it's 12:30". That's what hunting does to me.
 

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Just before dawn I woke up and got ready to go, after waiting for awhile a started to wake up everyone else, afraid that we would miss first light. After awhile dad piped up and told me "Go back to bed, it's 12:30". That's what hunting does to me.
That stills happens to me every year. I am so excited the night before, that I wake up way too early and that annoys others who hunt with me. So I just get up before them and hike up the mountian, and wait for them to push them too me! 8)
 

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My hunt starts this Wednesday and of course I can't sleep. This is the beginning of my year and at the same time, the end of my year (when the last hunt has ended). I can't hardly control myself and my wife just shakes her head. My stories about past hunts just pop out of nowhere, again she shakes her head. When the hunt is over and I'm back from the mountain, I have to tell her the whole deal, almost day by day. She patiently listens, grins, nods etc. After about the third time telling her about a funny incident, she quietly raises the appropriate number of fingers for the number of times she has heard the story.

After a few weeks of reminicing, I quiet down and only tell stories with those who were there on the hunt and we laugh and laugh. When it comes to remembering something special that happened in the past, the conversations usually starts or ends with "...wasn't that the year that 'so and so' shot that 28 incher...."

Yes Sir! This is my favorite time of year!
 

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You know, I just liistened to the spiritual side of hunting program that someone posted earlier this week. The guest suggested that anyone who eats meat should kill an animal atleast once in their life. I think that might not be such a bad suggestion.
 

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I was actually waiting for a response from knolton. Since are bodies are hardwired for the hunt, my question is realisticaly how do you resist the call of the wild. :roll:
 

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fixed blade said:
I was actually waiting for a response from knolton. Since are bodies are hardwired for the hunt, my question is realisticaly how do you resist the call of the wild. :roll:
My wife said she ran into you at the store, I'll give you a call tonight.

My addiction to hunting is what keeps me sane and able to deal with all the muck of the 'real world'. I shudder at the thought of having to go thru life w/o being able to hear the bugle of a bull elk, or see the glisten of an antler from a nice buck, or enjoy the smells of the wild outdoors. Hunting enables me to get in touch with nature and feel 'connected' to the cycle of life, I feel blessed and lucky with being able to spend hundreds of hours in the hills persuing wild game every year!

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my question is realisticaly how do you resist the call of the wild.


i know i am so darn cute and irresistable. its a curse what can i say. except get out and hunt as much as you can. *()* *()* *()* :mrgreen: *()* *()* *()*
 

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ScottyP said:
I justify not hunting by being too busy fishing. *-band-*
I do understand how all of you are so pasionate about hunting and how it makes you feel, I have the same love with fishing. I guess I do not hunt because my family never hunted and I was not exposed to it. I have been up camping and fishing during hunting season.
 
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