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tim roberts
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This year was another for the learning books! The one thing that will stick with me more than anything is don't get greedy, oh and remember to pick a spot, concentrate, follow through, and pay attention after the shot!

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Tim

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I guess if we run into the bear that is making these tracks, we oughta just get off the trail.......He seems to like it!
My good friend Rudy Bosner, while hunting elk up Indian Creek.

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McDave
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The thing I learned from this season is that shooting in my backyard from a perfect stance when I am relaxed and warmed up is not very good training for shooting from under a live oak tree cramped from sitting for several hours on a three legged camp stool when the deer walks in from my right and I'm set up for a deer walking in from my left, and I can't move to change my set up without spooking the deer.

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When I retired, I thought about taking up armadillo breeding. It doesn't pay much, but the armadillos seem to like it.

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Bonebuster
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I learned that patience really is a hunters` most deadly weapon.
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Mark U
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I learned (from another hunter) that the small can of pepper spray will run out before the grizzly gets done chewing. ALWAYS carry the large economy size. This was after I found out there were seven confirmed grizzlies within two miles of a spot I usually hiked around in when it was still dark.

Also learned I more problems with interference from other hunters than I did with wolves when both were in the same area.

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So don't wait until you retire to go hunting and fishing. Don't even wait for your annual vacation. Go at every opportunity. Things that appear urgent at the moment may, in the long run, turn out to be far less so.

Ted Trueblood

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fatman
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If you're hunting an area where the landowner wants you to only shoot does....you will have a buck walk under your stand...twice....

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Woodrow F. Call

Commitment is like bacon & eggs; the chicken is involved, but the pig is committed....

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I have learned to not set my stand right over the trail I'm watching. Get back 15 yards or so.
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elkbow
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hey mark u,are you using the pepper spray to ward off the grizz or carrying it so they can season your hide before they eat ya? may the lord watch your backtrail!!!

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kevin moore

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Tom Leemans
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I learned that I got out out a few more times this year, but still not enough!

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Got wood? - Tom

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Howard S.
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Three big lessons this year:
1) I learned what it feels like when you make that perfect instinctive shot and don't even remember releasing the string. [bigsmyl]
2) I learned that no matter how much wind is blowing and snow is falling, deer will still be out and about. [knothead]
3) I learned that no matter how hard I try, I still can't keep my head enough to not 'pluck & peek' when I have a whitetail standing broadside at 15 yrds. [banghead]

Shot an elk, missed a deer but still an outstanding year.

Howard

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I was reminded that stands creek when it gets cold, and turkeys definately look up.

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If it's in your way, move it.

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KodiakBob
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That I really like longbows, for their light weight.
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McGeeM
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Never sell your house and have to move in the middle of the season.
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Biggie Hoffman
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That I work to danged much and don't hunt enough...........

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dan ferguson
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I learned that if I,m stubborn enough and willing to fail alot you can bag turkeys spotting and stalking, Also learned badgers just love custom wood arrows, must taste good to them. Also learned blind is alot easier to take turkeys. also the hills are getting steeper canyons are getting deeper and a 15 lb turkey at the bottom weighs 28 lbs at the top.
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brmize
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Oh yea I almost forgot.

If you don't want a kid to lose it in the woods tie it to them.

8 year olds hate face masks.

A kids definition of sitting still and yours may be different.

Whisper is a very loosely defined word to kids.

Number one but one I already knew... Just being out there with your kids,regardless if successful or not, is priceless.

Brian

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"After we've lost a natural place, it's gone for eveyone-hikers, campers, boaters, bicyclists, animal watchers, fishers, hunters, and wildlife-a complete and absolutely democratic tragedy of emptiness." Richard Nelson

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