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Old 10-04-2018, 08:59 PM   #1
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Default OMG I'm already nervous!

Headed out tomorrow afternoon for the lease. Hog gun is good, dove gun is good....... but that's not really why I'm going. I'm going on my first ever for real white tail hunt with my recurve. I must have checked that bow 15 times tonight, string is good, rest is good, tab is worn but comfy. Broadheads are sharp enough to shave hairs off my arm. Only variable is me. I'm as wound up as a long tailed cat in a room full of rocking chairs and I'm still hours away from even leaving to head out. It's not buck fever as I don't hunt for antlers so it's got to be the stupid stomach churning anticipation of sending a shaft down range at something other than my target. I hope to heck I can make a good solid shot if and when the time comes. I know my comfortable range. I know where I'm accurate. I know........ but I'm still stupidly nervous.

Wish us luck and wish me the knowledge not to jerk the string, tweek my wrist, torque the bow or snatch at a shot that I shouldn't take.

Pure. Nerves. Out. Of. Control.

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Old 10-04-2018, 09:05 PM   #2
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Drink a few beers and take a Benadryl then when you wake up you will have slept all night and be too hung over to be nervous.


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Old 10-04-2018, 09:11 PM   #3
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Old 10-04-2018, 09:13 PM   #4
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Old 10-04-2018, 09:15 PM   #5
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Remember to breath when the first deer comes in. Maybe make a point of just watching and relaxing for a couple minutes if they're on corn and not too jumpy. At the very least, talk yourself through your shot process 3-4 times when you first hear them walking in. It helps a lot to remember what tasks need to be done.

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Old 10-04-2018, 09:22 PM   #6
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Old 10-04-2018, 09:29 PM   #7
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Settle down now and get some sleep. I am sure you have killed a deer with a compound if you went trad. Getting the deer in that close is half the battle! As my cousin tells new bow hunters- everyone needs to bust their 'ch*rry' when bow hunting. Let er' fly. Dont be picky and get the first one down.

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Old 10-04-2018, 09:39 PM   #8
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Old 10-04-2018, 09:41 PM   #9
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You'll be fine Richard. Have fun and enjoy the family out there.
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Old 10-04-2018, 09:51 PM   #10
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You got this. Aim small miss small. Good luck.


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Old 10-04-2018, 10:22 PM   #11
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Old 10-04-2018, 10:24 PM   #12
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Good luck...you’re gonna need it. Jk

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Old 10-04-2018, 10:38 PM   #13
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Dont think about it, just focus on a spot and your body will do the rest
Besides, if you miss your still going to remember it as the most thrilling shot you ever took.
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Old 10-05-2018, 05:01 AM   #14
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Good luck. Bust a few cottontails first to take the edge off. If you can hit them, you can hit a deer.
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Old 10-05-2018, 06:28 AM   #15
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Old 10-05-2018, 06:45 AM   #16
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Good luck ! Take a target to the blind and take a few shots before the hunt. I've done this with my daughter many times to calm her nerves.
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Old 10-05-2018, 06:57 AM   #17
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I don’t buy any of this purported nervousness. A teenage girl has obviously hacked this man’s account and started the title line with “OMG”. There is likely no angst and nothing but confidence—as should be the case.

Good luck with the hunt . . . and hack. :-)
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Old 10-05-2018, 07:45 AM   #18
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Old 10-05-2018, 08:06 AM   #19
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That’s what it’s all about.
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Old 10-05-2018, 08:27 AM   #20
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Good luck Junkers. I look forward to the LDPs.
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Old 10-05-2018, 08:40 AM   #21
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I don’t buy any of this purported nervousness. A teenage girl has obviously hacked this man’s account and started the title line with “OMG”. There is likely no angst and nothing but confidence—as should be the case.

Good luck with the hunt . . . and hack. :-)
This was my thought as well. You got this. Save the hyperventilating drama for the moments after the shot.
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Old 10-05-2018, 09:48 AM   #22
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It's not buck fever as I don't hunt for antlers so it's got to be the stupid stomach churning anticipation of sending a shaft down range at something other than my target.
Hey bud. Technically "buck fever" just refers to the anxiousness that you get before killing just about anything that trips your trigger. It don't have to be a buck and it don't have to be about antlers. Hearing your first gobble during spring turkey season when you have a bow next to you will get you fired up too!

Getting anxious about a hunt is somewhat normal... well, lets say it isn't necessarily abnormal since plenty of folks just don't get hyped up about it like some of us can. Or... they don't get hyped up until they are actually driving to the lease... or unloading at camp... or walking to the stand... or when the feeder goes off... or when something snaps in the woods... or when they actually see the animal... you get my point.

At the end of the day... it is all about the idea that "**** could get real" takes over.

Some advice... enjoy the anticipation... but don't let it hype you up so bad that when something doesn't happen, it doesn't get you down. Hard to do, but keep these words in mind. Sometimes you come away from a weekend way too disappointed because you hyped it up WAYYYYY to much.

If and when that animal comes in... I'm telling you now... it will likely be a dump of adrenaline like you haven't experienced in a long time. Work on settling that down before you think about shooting it. I've gotten into the habit of trying to slip into predator mode and not little kid at the zoo mode. Focus! Start looking at the animal itself and studying it. See how it is behaving. watch it's tail... is it tucked tight... or is it swaying? is it popping it's head up a lot... is it stretching it's neck or does it look relaxed. Don't forget to breathe.

Don't forget, when you get into your stand/blind/whatever... nock an arrow.. draw it a few times... draw a few times into your shooting lane. Decide ahead of time how far is too far... use that as a point of focus when the animal comes in. That way you can calm yourself down because even though you see them... they are technically not in range yet, etc.

By the way... I realize, this can be way easier said than done... but I mention it because I did get some good advice which was along the lines of

"Don't shoot nervous deer!"

Well... great... but how can you tell if they are nervous... when you, yourself are nervous.

The key is you have to focus and push all that nervousness into the background and focus your attention onto your prey. After the shot, then you can let the adrenaline dump happen.

Oh and one other thing... shoot a hog with your bow..... and don't shoot dove near any feeders/corn.
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Old 10-05-2018, 09:51 AM   #23
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Old 10-05-2018, 11:55 AM   #24
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Come to think of it SwampRabbit, I think that I had a type of buck fever when I started dating girls back in high school. You saying "anything that trips your trigger" made the connection for me.

First time anything can bring on a case of nerves.
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Old 10-05-2018, 12:58 PM   #25
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Scott's right. Doesn't matter to me. Once I've made up my mind to take an animal I overthink it. I worry about shot angle, leg position, window openings etc. Last season I passed many good opportunities because i couldn't get my stuff straight.
The cool thing is that was pretty much gone except on big deer shooting a compound.
The stick has given me a fresh tingle in the adrenaline department.
And in the end that's what keeps up interested.

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Old 10-05-2018, 01:42 PM   #26
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Old 10-05-2018, 07:20 PM   #27
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SCOTT’S RIGHT. Doesn't matter to me. Once I've made up my mind to take an animal I overthink it. I worry about shot angle, leg position, window openings etc. Last season I passed many good opportunities because i couldn't get my stuff straight.
The cool thing is that was pretty much gone except on big deer shooting a compound.
The stick has given me a fresh tingle in the adrenaline department.
And in the end that's what keeps up interested.

Gary
Wait, what?? Lol
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Old 10-05-2018, 09:51 PM   #28
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Lol

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Old 10-06-2018, 07:46 AM   #29
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The stick has given me a fresh tingle in the adrenaline department.
And in the end that's what keeps up interested.

Gary
Wth.....
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Old 10-06-2018, 05:10 PM   #30
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Moving away from Gary’s tingling , any luck Richard?
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Old 10-09-2018, 10:29 AM   #31
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and....
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Old 10-09-2018, 10:30 AM   #32
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Well......
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Old 10-09-2018, 03:47 PM   #33
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Junkers I fell like you stood us up!! You can't start a thread like this and not give us some closure.
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Old 10-09-2018, 07:24 PM   #34
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Sorry folks! I don't spend much time on electronics up at the lease, for good reason. I got to see one hog out at about 50 yards. I also saw a couple turkey. The cool part was when I was in that blind and these two doe come tracking down the hill towards me. Bow in hand, arrow knocked and waiting. Well I'd put out little piles of hand corn at 20, 15 and 10 yards, 10 yards is freaking close by the way, so that I'd have a good idea of the range. The older of the doe stops a few yards from the furthest pile and starts blowing her nose at me. Then they both left. Not much of a story but I didn't see a single thing at that blind the rest of the weekend.

Anti-climatic but there it is.

Richard.
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Old 10-09-2018, 08:26 PM   #35
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Sorry folks! I don't spend much time on electronics up at the lease, for good reason. I got to see one hog out at about 50 yards. I also saw a couple turkey. The cool part was when I was in that blind and these two doe come tracking down the hill towards me. Bow in hand, arrow knocked and waiting. Well I'd put out little piles of hand corn at 20, 15 and 10 yards, 10 yards is freaking close by the way, so that I'd have a good idea of the range. The older of the doe stops a few yards from the furthest pile and starts blowing her nose at me. Then they both left. Not much of a story but I didn't see a single thing at that blind the rest of the weekend.

Anti-climatic but there it is.

Richard.
It happens, get back out there and enjoy the experience

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Old 10-09-2018, 08:39 PM   #36
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Bad wind for the stand?

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Old 10-10-2018, 05:24 AM   #38
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I've had them blow at me when thay are upwind. I think that they see something that is a little different and blow to try to get a good smell.
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Old 10-10-2018, 05:33 AM   #39
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Sorry folks! I don't spend much time on electronics up at the lease, for good reason. I got to see one hog out at about 50 yards. I also saw a couple turkey. The cool part was when I was in that blind and these two doe come tracking down the hill towards me. Bow in hand, arrow knocked and waiting. Well I'd put out little piles of hand corn at 20, 15 and 10 yards, 10 yards is freaking close by the way, so that I'd have a good idea of the range. The older of the doe stops a few yards from the furthest pile and starts blowing her nose at me. Then they both left. Not much of a story but I didn't see a single thing at that blind the rest of the weekend.

Anti-climatic but there it is.

Richard.
Well, you got to be out in the deer woods! A couple of questions/suggestions.

1) It kind of sounds like you sat in the exact same spot all weekend from your writeup. Do you only have one spot/blind to hunt? I've definitely gone back-back sits on a spot... but rarely more than that... especially if I have been busted. I'll usually let a spot sit idle a sit or two to let it calm down. Sometimes we have to make do with what we have... but it is good to change it up, sit some other place, after you get busted.

2) What was the wind like? This is another reason to have a couple places to sit and change it up.

3) The doe blowing at you might have been her smelling you on the corn or your foot prints on the ground. I don't use my hands when throwing fresh hand corn down on the ground, I use a bottle or a bag and shake it out on the ground. Rubber boots are your friend (especially with all this rain).

4) Did she blow and stomp for a while, then run? Often times, if they sit there and stomp, they haven't quite made you... but they are trying to get you to flinch so they can see you.

It is all a learning curve! Gotta put in the sits to figure out how this all works out. Hopefully your lease mates are being helpful and giving your pointers for where you area is, or your sits in general. You'll get there.
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Old 10-10-2018, 11:09 AM   #41
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Coons with hooves. Consider dousing your corn piles with green apple or vanilla spray....entices the fat kids more and covers your scent somewhat. Artificial vanilla I get from Dollar Store. Jolly Rancher green apple drink mix sold by the koolaid at walmart. I mix with water accordingly in a spray bottle and apply liberally. Hell...I even spray the trees to keep the scent up in the air...literally.

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Old 10-10-2018, 12:43 PM   #42
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Good things come to those who wait. Richard, there is still a lot of season left. This is your year.
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Old 10-10-2018, 06:04 PM   #43
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Well, you got to be out in the deer woods! A couple of questions/suggestions.

1) It kind of sounds like you sat in the exact same spot all weekend from your writeup. Do you only have one spot/blind to hunt? I've definitely gone back-back sits on a spot... but rarely more than that... especially if I have been busted. I'll usually let a spot sit idle a sit or two to let it calm down. Sometimes we have to make do with what we have... but it is good to change it up, sit some other place, after you get busted.

2) What was the wind like? This is another reason to have a couple places to sit and change it up.

3) The doe blowing at you might have been her smelling you on the corn or your foot prints on the ground. I don't use my hands when throwing fresh hand corn down on the ground, I use a bottle or a bag and shake it out on the ground. Rubber boots are your friend (especially with all this rain).

4) Did she blow and stomp for a while, then run? Often times, if they sit there and stomp, they haven't quite made you... but they are trying to get you to flinch so they can see you.

It is all a learning curve! Gotta put in the sits to figure out how this all works out. Hopefully your lease mates are being helpful and giving your pointers for where you area is, or your sits in general. You'll get there.
I tried one other spot, there are three, on the place but saw nothing there either. In the case of the doe blowing her nose at me the wind was coming from me to them so it most likely was my smell. I totally used my hand to put the corn out (it's called "hand corn") so that was a rookie mistake on my end. I seem to have a lot of those....

She blew about four or five times and then just turned and walked off.

We plan to go back up for Thanksgiving. I'll do more research on this. Sure would like to put a deer on the ground.
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Coons with hooves. Consider dousing your corn piles with green apple or vanilla spray....entices the fat kids more and covers your scent somewhat. Artificial vanilla I get from Dollar Store. Jolly Rancher green apple drink mix sold by the koolaid at walmart. I mix with water accordingly in a spray bottle and apply liberally. Hell...I even spray the trees to keep the scent up in the air...literally.

Good luck.
Hmmm.... scented spray. That's something I'd neither thought nor heard of yet.


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Old 10-10-2018, 11:18 PM   #45
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I tried one other spot, there are three, on the place but saw nothing there either. In the case of the doe blowing her nose at me the wind was coming from me to them so it most likely was my smell. I totally used my hand to put the corn out (it's called "hand corn") so that was a rookie mistake on my end. I seem to have a lot of those....

She blew about four or five times and then just turned and walked off.

We plan to go back up for Thanksgiving. I'll do more research on this. Sure would like to put a deer on the ground.
I have been using my hand for hand corn for 8 years, never a problem.
Probably something else alerted her
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Looks you had fun on that adventure and you have learned a lot.
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Old 10-11-2018, 07:17 AM   #47
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Always check that wind before choosing a set up. Know the prevailing wind directions and create your setup to account for them.
Makes it much less frustrating in the long run.

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Old 10-11-2018, 10:12 AM   #48
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I tried one other spot, there are three, on the place but saw nothing there either. In the case of the doe blowing her nose at me the wind was coming from me to them so it most likely was my smell. I totally used my hand to put the corn out (it's called "hand corn") so that was a rookie mistake on my end. I seem to have a lot of those....
Yeah... these aren't likely urban deer where they walk through your backyard... they are pressured and as such, if the wind is at your back, you are out of luck. Buy a cheap bottle of wind indicator (you make puffs and you can see the wind carry it.) This is the most valuable tool I have. Because sometimes the predominate wind in the forecast doesn't actually occur at a spot... or I might have a breeze that feels like it is in my face or at my back... but when the wind travels just a few feet away, it changes into a different direction. You have to watch the wind.

Before I drop hand corn, I check the wind at THAT spot and see if it is coming across where I'll be sitting.

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I have been using my hand for hand corn for 8 years, never a problem.
Probably something else alerted her
I knew it! I knew when I said the thing about hands in hand corn somebody would say "it didn't matter for me!" and truth be told, I believe that!

I have hunted a ranch where somebody chunked corn out with their bare hands and it didn't matter. I think in that case... the deer were conditioned to it. But, on my old place, we noticed when we used our bare hands (especially in warm/damp times of year), the deer would see it and come to it... but sometimes bump off of it... and it seemed they would hit it only after a while. However, if I didn't use my hands, I stopped getting blown out by the corn being there. It is just based on observation and so I've always taken the easy precaution of not touching it if I don't have to.
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Yeah... these aren't likely urban deer where they walk through your backyard... they are pressured and as such, if the wind is at your back, you are out of luck.

LOL! That's precisely what I was expecting. I fully knew they were going to walk up like the ones out at the old house did. I could shake a 5 gallon bucket of corn and they'd jump the fence coming at me. Live and learn though. Oh and thanks for the advice on the wind indicator.


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