Embracing the suck

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Re: Embracing the suck

Unread postby Wihunter95 » Sat Sep 05, 2020 5:50 am

Took a break at work to watch this. Loved it Dan. Just keep being honest no matter what. We need that in hunting, the world itself needs more of it. Plus it seems like you made that kids day being a part of the retrieval.
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Unread postby Huntress13 » Sat Sep 05, 2020 7:14 am

Glad you got it out. Swimming during gun season... :shock:
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Re: Embracing the suck

Unread postby seazofcheeze » Sat Sep 05, 2020 8:52 am

I've been the Chris Conroy in this story before with Jmaas07. "All I saw was a good main beam" that's the famous quote in both these stories :lol:
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Re: Embracing the suck

Unread postby RiverBottoms » Sat Sep 05, 2020 9:03 am

Good story and vid. Thanks
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Re: Embracing the suck

Unread postby Boogieman1 » Sat Sep 05, 2020 9:08 am

Luckily, I learned early on in life to sit back and enjoy a good suck. There will come a time when embracing a good suck doesn’t come a round as often. But I always treasure the memories of a really good one.

Great post!
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Re: Embracing the suck

Unread postby matt1336 » Sat Sep 05, 2020 9:15 am

If it doesn’t hurt at least a little was it really worth it? Another good one Dan. Thanks
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Re: Embracing the suck

Unread postby Bonecrusher101 » Sat Sep 05, 2020 9:28 am

I feel like the part that I can relate to the most is the desire to go rogue, go into no-mans land and have an adventure. Killing a deer is a bonus.

Great video and quite the adventure!
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Re: Embracing the suck

Unread postby Horizontal Hunter » Sat Sep 05, 2020 10:02 am

What a terrific video. Very thought provoking.

Thanks for sharing your hunt.

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Re: Embracing the suck

Unread postby mipubbucks24 » Sat Sep 05, 2020 10:24 am

Honestly the whole situation makes that buck even more of a trophy. The hunt strategy, The long shot, hard recovery, boat ride hunter help. That is what public land is all about! Great vid and story Dan. Also I’m sure he tasted great!
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Re: Embracing the suck

Unread postby dan » Sat Sep 05, 2020 11:15 am

My kids, and those whom know me best, know better than to answer calls from me during hunting season...
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Re: Embracing the suck

Unread postby Hawthorne » Sat Sep 05, 2020 12:14 pm

Great video
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Re: Embracing the suck

Unread postby Jackson Marsh » Sat Sep 05, 2020 12:30 pm

8-)

Very nice of those guys to give you a ride :clap: :clap:
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Re: Embracing the suck

Unread postby KRONIIK » Sat Sep 05, 2020 12:51 pm

I loved it, Dan.
Especially the points you made about getting the deer on the ground and then worrying about how to get him out.

Very few of my best bucks were easy to get to and get out, I never gave the difficult drag a moments' consideration before touching the trigger; never regretted it.
The suck only lasts a few hours.
After that, it's all great memories and a few good laughs around campfires recalling those experiences.

And like you alluded to to, that kid in the boat sure didn't think that there was anything small about that fine fat buck!
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Re: Embracing the suck

Unread postby Ack » Sat Sep 05, 2020 1:11 pm

Good stuff Dan!


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