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Old 11-22-2020, 03:00 PM   #1
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Default Advice to younger hunters - what to not do when you get older

I'll be 50 in about a month and today I learned something about growing older that I thought I would pass on to younger hunters. Don't eat a lot of fried foods, fried okra, corn on the cob and drink whiskey the night before a hunt.

Those bubble guts will test your grip early in the hunt! It was never a problem in my 20-40s but dang did it get my attention today.


No I didn't shat myself, but I was shaking starting at 730 today. That duck walk to try to get away from the stand had me sweating. Had to stop ever 10-15 yards to catch my breath and make sure my grip wasn't slipping. One more min in the stand would have been too long.


Anyone have any advice for those of us who used to make fun of people like this? I now take it all back!
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Old 11-22-2020, 03:06 PM   #2
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Eat the Keto diet and most of those kind of "gut" problems go away.
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Old 11-22-2020, 03:08 PM   #3
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From the thread title I was expecting some deep, wisdom-enriched advice, and I was not disappointed haha

Glad you made it out ok
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Old 11-22-2020, 03:16 PM   #4
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Lol, good stuff right here!
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Old 11-22-2020, 03:22 PM   #5
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I hear that. Friday night I had frito pie and a bunch of beer. Same position yesterday morning, midday, and evening.
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Old 11-22-2020, 03:36 PM   #6
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Lost a few good socks that way
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Old 11-22-2020, 03:56 PM   #7
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Happens every year for me.
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Old 11-22-2020, 04:07 PM   #8
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Don't think eating chili or pinto beans won't have an adverse effect on scent control.
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Old 11-22-2020, 04:09 PM   #9
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Lol, or combine those things with coffee on the way out in the am!
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Old 11-22-2020, 04:10 PM   #10
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I hear ya I am missing a few shirt tails hate to give up a sock
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Old 11-22-2020, 04:11 PM   #11
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But did you dig a hole?
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Old 11-22-2020, 04:17 PM   #12
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But did you dig a hole?
Didn't even consider it and wouldn't have been able to if I wanted.
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Old 11-22-2020, 04:26 PM   #13
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Happens every year for me.
Yup................
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Old 11-22-2020, 04:29 PM   #14
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Always wear 2 pair of socks
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Old 11-22-2020, 04:36 PM   #15
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While I am not a big believer in the “miracles” that natural supplements are touted to provide, here’s something you might try: Atrantil. It’s a digestive supplement that is supposed to target gas and bloating, but seems to work on a number of gastrointestinal distress issues. It’s worked for about 70% of the people to whom I’ve recommended it and it isn’t exorbitantly priced. Created by a GI doc in Austin, manufactured in Dallas.
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Old 11-22-2020, 05:03 PM   #16
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I hear ya I am missing a few shirt tails hate to give up a sock
LOL... I thought I was the only one with missing shirt tails. These days I keep a plastic folgers can in the blind with a roll of TP sealed up in it.
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Old 11-22-2020, 05:16 PM   #17
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Don’t eat and drink that the night before LOL
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Old 11-22-2020, 05:38 PM   #18
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Got smart enough to fold up 2 dinner knapkins and never leave the cabin without them in my pocket...............
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Old 11-22-2020, 05:50 PM   #19
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Glad I'm not the only one who's lost half their T-shirts & socks to the loss of memory of putting a roll of TP in the buggy
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Old 11-22-2020, 06:04 PM   #20
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Yep it does not get any better....
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Old 11-22-2020, 06:26 PM   #21
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good advice for any night, not just the night before a hunt!!
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Old 11-22-2020, 06:40 PM   #22
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someone will surely mention that in a morning panic sprint out of the stand you have to make sure you get the coveralls all the way down and tucked way forward also
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Old 11-22-2020, 07:31 PM   #23
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Always, always, always take TP with you to the stand If ya don't use it on your a++, use it to mark a blood trail.
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Old 11-22-2020, 07:49 PM   #24
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I always carried, a partial roll in a plastic bag..............
I've always found room.................
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Old 11-22-2020, 08:00 PM   #25
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About 3-4 years ago, I finally got tired of sacrificing my socks on the alter of poopy. Always, ALWAYS, take TP out hunting.
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Old 11-22-2020, 10:22 PM   #26
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I always carried, a partial roll in a plastic bag..............
I've always found room.................
Same here. Roll been in my pack for years. Only about half left now - Iíve had a couple emergencies myself. Mouth watering, feel like youíre gonna puke you have to go so bad emergencies...
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