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Old 03-12-2019, 10:51 PM   #1
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My wife decided she wanted to go to the Ranch this past weekend. Keep in mind we have been married 40 years. She has gone to ranches & leases with me probably a dozen times, but never during hunting season. She sees going as more of relaxing and get away time. She has helped fill feeders, put up blinds and general “do stuff” to help me get ready for hunts. Again, she has never seen me actually hunt or kill an animal. This past weekend my youngest son and his wife of 8 months were with us. My son was helping me fill protein feeders. When we went back to the cabin in the Gator to get a second load of feed, the girls decided they wanted to ride along. Big mistake. I always bring a rifle along in the event I see a nice exotic or a pig or two. You guessed it, about 8 pigs ran in front of us and I laid out 2 on the dead run with the 6.8 AR. That’s when the crying started and my wife was screaming “ I told you not to shoot”. Of course I never heard he say anything. Both my wife and my new daughter in law ( she was the one crying ) got out of the Gator and started walking back to the cabin. My son and I of course pleaded with them to get back in and we would drive them back to the cabin. They refused, said they would rather walk back than ride with a murderer. When we got back to the cabin after finishing up the feed chore and loading pigs in back of the Gator, we got the silent treatment. Son & DIL loaded up their stuff and headed back to their house. I had to sleep on the couch that night. Lesson learned, no hunting when the wife is present.
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Old 03-12-2019, 10:52 PM   #2
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You're kidding, right? I seriously kept waiting for the twist as if this was a Chew story...

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Old 03-12-2019, 10:55 PM   #3
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Old 03-12-2019, 10:56 PM   #4
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Old 03-12-2019, 10:56 PM   #5
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40 years and this just now came up, come on!
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Old 03-12-2019, 10:57 PM   #6
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You missed the part where you explain how silly it is to cry... jk.
My wife would probably say it's weird feeling but not cry. Fair enough reaction to killing stuff.
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Old 03-12-2019, 10:59 PM   #7
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Old 03-12-2019, 10:59 PM   #8
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Old 03-12-2019, 11:07 PM   #9
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Wow...that sucks. So, what exactly did she think went on all this time for the last 40 years you've been married and going hunting? Hopefully you're not on the couch too long.
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Old 03-12-2019, 11:07 PM   #10
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Ha. The next morning after breakfast I needed to fill a few corn feeders. It was a beautiful Hill County morning. Trying to defuse the situation I asked her if she wanted to ride along. I promised to leave the rifle in the cabin. So off we go. Came onto two different groups of pigs and I say “ we don’t have a shortage of pigs, they’re like mice “. She says “ that doesn’t make it right, I can still see the one kicking it’s legs when I close my eyes “. Uh I know when to shut up. She knows that I will still hunt & accepts that, I just know not to hunt when she’s along.
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Old 03-12-2019, 11:08 PM   #11
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Edited: I see you are serious. I also kept waiting for the punch line. I don’t have an answer besides the obvious, don’t take her with you. I always find it odd two people can be married with such different beliefs, no matter it be this, or politics, or other things. Obviously y’all have done well being married for that long!

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Old 03-12-2019, 11:09 PM   #12
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I have no words for that...your son should have thought that marriage through a little bit more.
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Old 03-12-2019, 11:11 PM   #13
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I think your big mistake was not breaking her in 40 years ago

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Old 03-12-2019, 11:14 PM   #14
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My wife would've said "What the hell! I was going for the rifle first" or "Why did you miss the other 6 pigs"
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Old 03-12-2019, 11:15 PM   #15
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Understand she knew I hunted and fished before we married. She even loves eating wild game. My mistake was killing something in front of her. I can understand the shock. It was just a mistake on my part thinking it was ok. Never gave it a thought.
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Old 03-12-2019, 11:17 PM   #16
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If it were me 40 years would be enough for that one! Ridiculous way to act
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Old 03-12-2019, 11:18 PM   #17
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I really don't know what to say other than his thread will be multiple pages and I hope you have thick skin.
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Old 03-12-2019, 11:21 PM   #18
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Understand she knew I hunted and fished before we married. She even loves eating wild game. My mistake was killing something in front of her. I can understand the shock. It was just a mistake on my part thinking it was ok. Never gave it a thought.
And now you believe you made a mistake? Sometimes certain women need to put on their big girl panties.
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Old 03-12-2019, 11:28 PM   #19
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40 years down the drain time to trade in on a new model. Tell your son to do the same!


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Old 03-12-2019, 11:32 PM   #20
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Old 03-12-2019, 11:36 PM   #21
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40 years down the drain time to trade in on a new model. Tell your son to do the same!


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They can make a farmersonly.com account and double date with a pig shoot at the ranch.
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Old 03-12-2019, 11:37 PM   #22
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Prolly should have saved this story for facebook...
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Old 03-12-2019, 11:38 PM   #23
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Old 03-12-2019, 11:39 PM   #24
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My wife only eats cows, pigs, and chickens - but sure loves to hunt and fish. No fish, seafood, wild game on her plate at all. She is one aggressive terrible woman with a gun tho, and has lots of deer and elk to her credit. Women are just funny, and those hormones have so many short circuits its funny!!!
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Old 03-12-2019, 11:49 PM   #25
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I'd replace her!
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Old 03-12-2019, 11:49 PM   #26
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Old 03-12-2019, 11:52 PM   #27
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Women are weird, they sort it out differently. Mine won't eat a wild critter without a name. She has names for all the critters on our wall. She names her deer and pigs...sometimes before she kills them, sometimes after, It will be fine.

Death aint for everyone.
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Old 03-12-2019, 11:52 PM   #28
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And you son had to go home because his new wife was the same way? That poor dude.... it’s just beginning for him.
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Old 03-12-2019, 11:59 PM   #29
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And you son had to go home because his new wife was the same way? That poor dude.... it’s just beginning for him.
Yeah, this is the larger issue..

40 Years don't work on accident, you'll get this sorted out...but he may be ****ed!
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Old 03-13-2019, 12:03 AM   #30
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All I got is “good luck to you sir !”
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Old 03-13-2019, 12:20 AM   #31
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Understand she knew I hunted and fished before we married. She even loves eating wild game. My mistake was killing something in front of her. I can understand the shock. It was just a mistake on my part thinking it was ok. Never gave it a thought.
No biggie. My wife is the same way. She’s fine with me hunting, eats wild game and goes with me to the ranch quite often. She’s never once held me back from what I love and I respect her for that. Back when we were dating I took her bow hunting and ended up killing a doe. She did get upset but I didn’t get the cold shoulder lol. She decided then, that hunting wasn’t her thing but respected that it was my thing. Good luck and don’t mind the tough guys thumping away on their keyboards.
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Old 03-13-2019, 01:05 AM   #32
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On Saturday morning, get up before everyone and fry up a pound of bacon for breakfast.

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Old 03-13-2019, 02:36 AM   #33
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I think you'll be alright....son needs to trade in.
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Old 03-13-2019, 02:52 AM   #34
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So for 40 years you've been huntin and bringing home wild game and eatin it and everything is fine but when she sees u kill a pig ur a murderer. Complete BS. Now way I would have slept on the couch. She needs to grow up. As far as ur son goes he needs,to put a stop to crap now before it gets started.
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Old 03-13-2019, 03:08 AM   #35
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I hope they realize the cows used in making their leather shoes and purses didn't die peacefully in their sleep of old age.


Great to see you made it 40 years, Somethings telling me your son might not reach that marker. Seeing how today's folks don't seem to stay together even when they somewhat get along much less see things that differently.

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Old 03-13-2019, 03:49 AM   #36
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Old 03-13-2019, 04:12 AM   #37
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My wife would have looked at me and said, "You only got 2 of'em!!"
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Old 03-13-2019, 04:25 AM   #38
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I feel your pain gatt40, my wife has the exact perspective. But, I'm only 31 years into it.
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Old 03-13-2019, 05:12 AM   #39
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My 1st wife was the same way (hence, the 2nd wife).

Told 2nd wife (b4 tying the knot) "I done ousted one wife for *******' bout huntn, I'll do it again if need be".

Had to shock her a cpl x, but she finally fell in....
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Old 03-13-2019, 05:18 AM   #40
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So for 40 years you've been huntin and bringing home wild game and eatin it and everything is fine but when she sees u kill a pig ur a murderer. Complete BS. Now way I would have slept on the couch. She needs to grow up. As far as ur son goes he needs,to put a stop to crap now before it gets started.


Agreed on all counts..
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Old 03-13-2019, 05:23 AM   #41
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I simply couldn’t live with someone who acted like that about shooting a **** pig.

Your son should find the nearest exit....it isn’t likely to get better from here.
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Old 03-13-2019, 06:05 AM   #42
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I feel your pain gatt40, my wife has the exact perspective. But, I'm only 31 years into it.
I can not comprehend this, I am into our marriage of 32 years and knew from the get go what I had in a wife back then. She can/will hunt by her self, kill stuff, gut and process it by her self and then cook it. She has taught our two girls that you can’t rely on guys to do everything.
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Old 03-13-2019, 06:10 AM   #43
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Let me guess, you don’t have any mounts in your living room and you have to keep your mounts either in the garage or in another room because she doesn’t approve.

Your son needs to RUN.

Problem is tho, if after 40 years of marriage to his daddy, his mama is making his daddy sleep on the couch and his daddy doesn’t say eff that, the only way your son is running is wherever his new ol’ lady tells him.

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Old 03-13-2019, 06:16 AM   #44
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I hope they realize the cows used in making their leather shoes and purses didn't die peacefully in their sleep of old age.


Great to see you made it 40 years, Somethings telling me your son might not reach that marker. Seeing how today's folks don't seem to stay together even when they somewhat get along much less see things that differently.
Actually divorce rates are down with younger couples in a study I read. It surprised me.
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Old 03-13-2019, 06:27 AM   #45
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Prayers sent . Glad my wife likes to kill stuff.
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Old 03-13-2019, 06:36 AM   #46
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In the case of it being pigs that were shot, you may want to try educating them on how much damage the pigs do to land and other wildlife. There's a few pics of pigs eating fawns and such floating around on the web that may help. My wife didn't hunt before I met her and now she will go even if I can't go with her. Everyone saying you should leave her etc. needs to think about people(voters) having and sharing with others, these same anti hunting views down the road with an extra disgust because "that mean hunter did me wrong". Try to teach the overall process of managing a deer herd and maybe she wont see it as thoughtless killing. It's good that she has "tolerated" you hunting but it would be much better if she understood why we do the things we do.
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Old 03-13-2019, 06:45 AM   #47
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Lol I would have told her she needs to be a lot tougher to make my *** sleep on a couch!
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Old 03-13-2019, 06:50 AM   #48
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I feel truly blessed to have the wife of 39 years that I have. I get thrown in the dog house from time to time, but not for something like the OP.
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Old 03-13-2019, 06:52 AM   #49
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Old 03-13-2019, 06:55 AM   #50
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Crying? Are you crying? There ain't no crying in pig killing!

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