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Making Things Difficult

Unread postby funderburk » Fri May 24, 2019 9:04 am

What are some things that you see hunters making more difficult than they really need to be?


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Unread postby ThePreBanMan » Fri May 24, 2019 9:20 am

Carrying loud heavy stands in/out. Carrying a backpack full of crap they don't use. Not hunting with a properly tuned bow. Not being willing to leave a spot or a piece of land/property they've had success on in the past if things aren't working out this year.
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Re: Making Things Difficult

Unread postby ODH » Fri May 24, 2019 9:36 am

not making time for target practice. whether it's bow or gun, everyone can benefit from practice.
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Unread postby seazofcheeze » Fri May 24, 2019 10:08 am

funderburk wrote:What are some things that you see hunters making more difficult than they really need to be?


-Ignoring the wind
-Poor access
-Interpreting the sign to fit what they think is going on, rather what the deer are actually doing

I've been guilty of all these more than I would like to admit
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Re: Making Things Difficult

Unread postby Dewey » Fri May 24, 2019 10:51 am

Hunting big bucks where they don’t exist. Can’t kill what’s not there no matter how hard you try.
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Unread postby Evanszach7 » Fri May 24, 2019 11:00 am

Scent control
Choosing equipment- a pound less on a stand really worth $500?
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Re: Making Things Difficult

Unread postby westbound » Fri May 24, 2019 11:49 am

dragging deer out of the woods is a lot more work than necessary. a game cart helps a lot, but if you really want to make it easy on yourself just quarter the deer in the field and pack it out on your back. you (or your meat processor) is going to have to break the deer down into quarters anyway, so what's the point in lugging all that extra weight out. might as well get rid of it at the beginning of the process.
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Unread postby Boogieman1 » Fri May 24, 2019 12:11 pm

Having to have a partner to even go.

Leaving stand to early cause they don't wanna walk in the dark.

Worrying about stuff that doesn't matter.

Blowing repeatedly on calls and banging antlers.

Setting up in places where even if the buck comes through they have no shot.
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Re: Making Things Difficult

Unread postby Ghost Hunter » Fri May 24, 2019 12:42 pm

Watching hunting shows. Then, over complicating everything.
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Re: Making Things Difficult

Unread postby funderburk » Fri May 24, 2019 12:51 pm

ThePreBanMan wrote:Carrying loud heavy stands in/out. Carrying a backpack full of crap they don't use. Not hunting with a properly tuned bow. Not being willing to leave a spot or a piece of land/property they've had success on in the past if things aren't working out this year.


Crazy how we can get so attached to a property...even if it’s buckless!
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Re: Making Things Difficult

Unread postby funderburk » Fri May 24, 2019 12:51 pm

seazofcheeze wrote:
funderburk wrote:What are some things that you see hunters making more difficult than they really need to be?


-Ignoring the wind
-Poor access
-Interpreting the sign to fit what they think is going on, rather what the deer are actually doing

I've been guilty of all these more than I would like to admit


Guilty.
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Re: Making Things Difficult

Unread postby greenhorndave » Fri May 24, 2019 1:11 pm

ThePreBanMan wrote:Carrying loud heavy stands in/out. Carrying a backpack full of crap they don't use. Not hunting with a properly tuned bow. Not being willing to leave a spot or a piece of land/property they've had success on in the past if things aren't working out this year.

Good stuff. I was guilty of 1, 2 and 4 last year. Well, 4 the first part of the year before I realized "this ain't working." Not going to happen this year.
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Re: Making Things Difficult

Unread postby elk yinzer » Fri May 24, 2019 1:22 pm

Foresaking basic woodsmanship skills. A lot of hunters these days didn't start out with squirrels and a .22 and it shows.

Greed, envy, and all the shortcuts they breed.

The bettors mentality. There is no get rich quick scheme. Hunting is like a long term investment. You can't take shortcuts and anyone selling you otherwise is just trying to swindle you. Invest in yourself and the gains will come.
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Re: Making Things Difficult

Unread postby Jdw » Fri May 24, 2019 2:12 pm

Looking for one big thing to make them successful when it’s learning and applying a bunch of little things that bring success.
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Re: Making Things Difficult

Unread postby funderburk » Sun May 26, 2019 8:48 pm

elk yinzer wrote:Foresaking basic woodsmanship skills. A lot of hunters these days didn't start out with squirrels and a .22 and it shows.

Greed, envy, and all the shortcuts they breed.

The bettors mentality. There is no get rich quick scheme. Hunting is like a long term investment. You can't take shortcuts and anyone selling you otherwise is just trying to swindle you. Invest in yourself and the gains will come.


Ain’t that the truth! Guilty myself of neglecting the basics.
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