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I am an addict...

Unread postby IkemanTx » Wed Dec 16, 2015 12:02 pm

Addiction:
1: being abnormally tolerant to and dependent on something that is psychologically or physically habit-forming (especially alcohol or narcotic drugs)

2: an abnormally strong craving

My wife told me the other day that hunting had become an addiction for me. I really kind of laughed it off at the time, but the more I think about it.. It has. There is no single other subject that occupies even half of my spare time than hunting. I think the fact that it has been 3 weeks since I have been in the woods, and won't be hunting again this season only makes it worse. I can't count the nights where I lie awake, unable to sleep for hours because I can't shut down the entry/exit/scouting scenarios in my head. Over the last few months, I have spent at least 20 hours a week researching. I have found myself staring at google earth images until 3 or 4 in the morning, printed 60 and 70 page articles on deer diet, movement, and reproductive habits. I have obsessively stalked threads and hunting journals in anticipation for ONE more piece of information I can utilize this next spring and fall. (And probably bugged the heck out of a few beasts, sorry about that). Am I the only one who goes this far? Have I gone TOO far?

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Re: I am an addict...

Unread postby Stanley » Wed Dec 16, 2015 12:08 pm

Yes you are an addict. :lol:
You can fool some of the bucks, all of the time, and fool all of the bucks, some of the time, however you certainly can't fool all of the bucks, all of the time.
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Re: I am an addict...

Unread postby Crazinamatese » Wed Dec 16, 2015 12:12 pm

My season is over with. Pretty much was since Nov. 7th. The other day I was moping about how I already miss being out in woods sitting in my climber. Got a long way to go til next season. :violin:
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Re: I am an addict...

Unread postby Zonk54 » Wed Dec 16, 2015 12:16 pm

"Sits down in a circle of chairs next to IkemanTx" Hi my name is Zonk and I tell my wife i'm coming to bed soon but I look at google earth and topo maps for hours when I should be sleeping.

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Re: I am an addict...

Unread postby Dewey » Wed Dec 16, 2015 12:29 pm

I would say your normal.............at least compared to the rest of us. :lol:

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Re: I am an addict...

Unread postby Peeps22 » Wed Dec 16, 2015 12:46 pm

I honestly think about hunting 365 days out of the year... there are definitly worse things to be addicted to.

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Re: I am an addict...

Unread postby mheichelbech » Wed Dec 16, 2015 12:47 pm

You need to consider the extent to which your behavior is destructive or injurious to yourself or others.

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Re: I am an addict...

Unread postby IkemanTx » Wed Dec 16, 2015 1:27 pm

Well I'm glad I'm not alone.

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Re: I am an addict...

Unread postby Jphunter » Wed Dec 16, 2015 1:28 pm

Sounds normal to me. :)

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Re: I am an addict...

Unread postby stash59 » Wed Dec 16, 2015 1:44 pm

Yea we're all addicts!! But we're hooked on the best drug out there!!! :mrgreen:
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Re: I am an addict...

Unread postby johndeere506 » Wed Dec 16, 2015 1:49 pm

Dewey wrote:I would say your normal.............at least compared to the rest of us. :lol:

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X2. As long as it's not causing problems in life, it's a good addiction, mostly...

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Re: I am an addict...

Unread postby justdirtyfun » Wed Dec 16, 2015 2:08 pm

I am guilty as well.



But it should get better later. As we develop into better hunters and understand our areas/beds the effort will taper off.

I hope someone checks in with that stage to prove it actually turns out that way.

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Re: I am an addict...

Unread postby seazofcheeze » Wed Dec 16, 2015 3:00 pm

I'm definitely addicted.

It's really slow at work right now, so today I started a spreadsheet to figure out how and when to most efficiently utilize my vacation for the 2016 season. October first openers are 291 days away in case you're wondering.

I got two new Plat books recently.I'my planning on spamming out 100+ permission letters first two weeks January, and I'll be scouting new to me public land 1-3 days/wk starting Jan 1st - April 30th.

Already budgeting for 3-4 more cams.

Planning out of state hunts.

Applied for and interviewed for a job in Iowa 6 months after buying a house in MI.

It's bad...but I wouldn't have it any other way.

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Re: I am an addict...

Unread postby DaveT1963 » Wed Dec 16, 2015 3:15 pm

Welcome to the "darkside" be prepared for many sleepless nights and long honeydo list in the springtime ;)

Ps. BTW there is no known cure

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Re: I am an addict...

Unread postby Swampbuck » Wed Dec 16, 2015 3:23 pm

What's your problem man.... Get in the woods or you are gonna get checked in!!! Lol

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