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    And thats no lie ! poorman's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by bowcraze30 View Post
    in my 3 years i have not shot a deer yet but i consider myself sucessful because each season i learn something i can fix for next year.

    Sounds like a success to me!!
    That course was so easy I even missed a target !!

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    This is the year though

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    Bowhunting success is a attaining your own personal goals. Most of all you should be having fun

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    To me meat in the freezer or a head on the wall is being successfull. The many many days of hunting that i didnt bring home the bacon, ill say were not successfull............ however all those days were Fun times, spending time with close freinds, many many good times and memories that being successfull, will never ever replace. If i had to be successfull everytime i went out to enjoy hunting, well i would have been done along time ago, Its my passion for hunting and the outdoors and good memories and the fun i have that keeps me at it.

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    If I come home with a story of some sort I consider it success.
    Fresh ven steaks are good too.
    Where would America be without the "gun totting redneck"?

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    Spending time in the woods with my 10yr old. Just to see the excitement and intensity that he exhibits is scuess enough for me. it's is my hope and prayer that he connect this year.

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    for me proofs in the pudding

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    15, even 10 years ago, I measured my hunting success by the size and number of big bucks I put on the wall.

    Now that I am older(not old, just older) even though I have made a career change and make my living from the hunting industry, and hunting itself, I measure my hunting success by the smile on my face, and the smiles I can put on the faces around me!

    The minute this stuff quits being fun, I am heading back to a 9-5 job.

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    I measure my success entirely by "Amount of time spent in the woods".

    yeah its nice to end the hunt well but I just love being up in a tree and watching the woods come to life around me, or in fall slowly watching the leaves change color and silently fall...

    An unsuccessful year for me is one that I don't get to spend more then 3 - 4 weeks in the woods...
    No I'm not dead

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    These days, it is success just to make it to the mountains

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    My goal is a freezer full of Venison,which means 2 or 3 deer a year. What really makes me happy is when one of these deer is a 8 point or better buck. Being in the woods in the fall is heaven to me and my hunting expierences whith my family and friends, well it doesn't get any better than that.
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    To me success is when I have done all my preseason preps and it all comes together druing the hunt. This could be looked at from different perspectives like...did I pick the correct location based on my scouting, did I get busted or not by the wind, was i concealed enough, did I pick a tree that puts me in range. And finally if everything was done correct the final one would be if the deer I wanted to shoot got shot!

    I want to kill a big one everyshot but I look at the big picture and appreciate what is offerd me. I am happy just being out there and any thing I kill (legal of course) makes me feel extatic.

    Aswell my wife and kids are so a happy for me. You should see them, as soon as I come in the kids dance around and my wife fires up the skillet. Cant beat that!
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