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Old 01-11-2017, 10:23 AM   #1
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I have fellow co-workers and family members that constantly tell me that I'm crazy for sitting in a blind or tree stand waiting to shoot a deer. I'm totally crazy or for hunting in super cold weather. I simply tell them yes, I'm crazy about hunting and that love for the outdoors will not change. Sometimes I might not see a single deer but just being out at the lease with my boy and dad is a blessing. They just don't understand it's something special in my life.
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Old 01-11-2017, 10:26 AM   #2
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Old 01-11-2017, 10:30 AM   #3
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Only 5% of the US population hunts. I'm surprised we don't hear those comments more than we do.
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Old 01-11-2017, 10:31 AM   #4
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Ive got one that tells me to "get with the times and just go to HEB like normal people".
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Old 01-11-2017, 10:31 AM   #5
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I get the same thing sometimes. I just smile at them and move on.
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Old 01-11-2017, 10:34 AM   #6
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So how many deer have you caught this year?

Some people will never get it, but thank goodness I, you and most of us here don't care what they think.
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Old 01-11-2017, 10:39 AM   #7
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My boy shot a nice buck this year. His smile and being so exited made the season a true blessing. I've left some good bucks walk. See what happens this last week.
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Old 01-11-2017, 10:40 AM   #8
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So how many deer have you caught this year?

Some people will never get it, but thank goodness I, you and most of us here don't care what they think.
That's what you normally hear. "Did you catch anything?"
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Old 01-11-2017, 10:40 AM   #9
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Old 01-11-2017, 10:40 AM   #10
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Does Starr County even get super cold?
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Old 01-11-2017, 10:42 AM   #11
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The guy in the office next door to me is into the theater. He and his wife have season passes to the opera and he performs in the local theater.

He is dumbfounded that I would spend an entire weekend in a tree in the cold or that I like getting muddy and bloody and exhausted dragging and cleaning a deer or pig.

I hate the theater. It's the dumbest thing imaginable except for being a mime as a hobby. People from our office go watch him in plays and musicals and ask why I don't go. Words cannot accurately describe how lame theater is, so I just shrug my shoulders.
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Old 01-11-2017, 10:44 AM   #12
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Does Starr County even get super cold?
I couldn't feel my toes this past weekend & we had ice around camp...of course it's going to be 90 today & this weekend, so yeah it sucks sometimes.


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I think all the folks who want to climb mount Everest are loco, so I guess it's relative.
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Old 01-11-2017, 11:21 AM   #13
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Old 01-11-2017, 11:34 AM   #14
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Cause I'm not gay!
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Old 01-11-2017, 11:42 AM   #15
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I have fellow co-workers and family members that constantly tell me that I'm crazy for sitting in a blind or tree stand waiting to shoot a deer. I'm totally crazy or for hunting in super cold weather. I simply tell them yes, I'm crazy about hunting and that love for the outdoors will not change. Sometimes I might not see a single deer but just being out at the lease with my boy and dad is a blessing. They just don't understand it's something special in my life.
AMEN! It's all about making memories!
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Old 01-11-2017, 11:43 AM   #16
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I've heard that quite a few times,especially about catching rattlesnakes. Heard it again last weekend. I disagree....You don't have to be crazy to choose to go sit in the snow and blow a coyote call in -15 degree weather (without wind chill). You have to be an idiot. So I guess that proves them wrong.lol

Either way if you're having fun it doesn't matter. If it's in your blood you're gonna do it regardless. Other hunters get it. Everyone else.....yeah not so much.

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Old 01-11-2017, 12:25 PM   #17
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I guess we are all a little bit crazy. But, what's normal ??
It's kinda hard to tell a nonhunter, how it feels in the morning as light comes and the woods come alive. The sharing of all this with your dad and son or daughter. The memories that are made. And the fires shared with friends and family. Yeah I'm crazy.
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Old 01-11-2017, 12:42 PM   #18
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I guess we are all a little bit crazy. But, what's normal ??
It's kinda hard to tell a nonhunter, how it feels in the morning as light comes and the woods come alive. The sharing of all this with your dad and son or daughter. The memories that are made. And the fires shared with friends and family. Yeah I'm crazy.

I have been called crazy a few times in my life, but never for hunting. Got called crazy for riding to work one morning on my motorcycle when it was 18 degrees.
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Old 01-11-2017, 12:44 PM   #19
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Welcome to the dark side....
It's like trying to explain God....

To those of us, who believe..
No explanation, is necessary...

To those of you, who do not believe...
No explanation, is possible...
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Old 01-11-2017, 01:31 PM   #20
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Welcome to the dark side....
It's like trying to explain God....

To those of us, who believe..
No explanation, is necessary...

To those of you, who do not believe...
No explanation, is possible...
Well Said!
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Old 01-11-2017, 01:35 PM   #21
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amen!

It is called hunting for a reason...not killing
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Old 01-11-2017, 01:37 PM   #22
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I have friends that ask why I would want to go and hunt, she says that's for men....NOT. My husband introduced me to hunting many years ago, it's good quality time we get to spend together, and when I hunt myself it is a reflection time for me. I absolutely love watching the woods wake up or watching the woods go to sleep. Even if I don't see a single deer, I would much rather be doing that than shopping, just a simple county girl.
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Old 01-11-2017, 02:02 PM   #23
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I was they had meds for it, I spend 16 of the 18 hours that I'm awake planning for next season
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Old 01-11-2017, 03:08 PM   #24
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Its sanity-maintenance. Carry on.
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