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Old 08-08-2007, 09:34 AM   #1
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Take a year off from hunting, by choice??
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Old 08-08-2007, 09:36 AM   #2
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Take a year off from hunting, by choice??
Nope, I took several off because it wasn't realistic for me to go (ie: working saturdays and school M - F) but never by choice.
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Old 08-08-2007, 09:38 AM   #3
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I took almost 20 years off. School, family, job, nobody in my family and none of my friends hunted. Then the bug hit me again big time and is only getting worse.
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Old 08-08-2007, 09:42 AM   #4
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Yes...my Senior year of high school I did not hunt because of EMT school and again 3 years later for Paramedic school......one of the biggest mistakes ever.,.......even more so when the property was sold several years later.

Time in the woods can not be replaced with anything....especially here in NY when the powers that be are trying to take away our rights everday.
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Old 08-08-2007, 09:52 AM   #5
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I missed the opening day of buck, because I was on my honeymoon. I haven't missed any seasons since and that has been 17 years ago.
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Old 08-08-2007, 09:56 AM   #6
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I took many years off from hunting b/c it didn't fit into my priorities anymore....until i picked up target shotting wit a bow again and then it was just a natural transition back into it.
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Old 08-08-2007, 10:11 AM   #7
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I had a choice of either going out of country for 4 weeks for work or stay home go hunting and be unemployed???


I took the go out of country since deer meat will feed the family but won't pay the bills
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Old 08-08-2007, 10:33 AM   #8
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i took two years off after my friend and hunting partner committed suicide. I just lost my passion for it. Thankfully another buddy bugged me and bugged me to push for him in rifle season. His little brother shot his first buck that trip, and that was all it took! that was 7 years ago, and I have been back into it since!

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Old 08-08-2007, 11:06 AM   #9
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I took off my early to mid twenties because it didn't fit in with all the club-hoppin I was doing.
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Old 08-08-2007, 11:12 AM   #10
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Nope ....never.....cant do it. If I aint huntin it would be because I am dead or close to it.
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Old 08-08-2007, 11:28 AM   #11
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2002 my wife and I were both in college full time, she was pregnant, we already had 3 children, and I was working two jobs.

I only got out 3 times that year.
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Old 08-08-2007, 11:44 AM   #12
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yes, last year I did. No hunting no scouting...nothing just to spend time with the wife and daghters as I prepped for my Iraq deployment..........
Had I known I was going again next month, and gonna be gone for 15-20 months thistime, I might not have done it.
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Old 08-08-2007, 12:16 PM   #13
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Took off a year when my daughter was born. She was kinda sick.
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This will be my first year hunting since 90 or 91.

Fingers crossed.
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Old 08-09-2007, 09:22 AM   #15
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Yes, for women, houses and kids... In that order...

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Old 08-09-2007, 09:24 AM   #16
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Yes, for women, houses and kids... In that order...

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Thats why you should only have one woman, one house, and one kid... then you can still hunt!
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Old 08-09-2007, 09:31 AM   #17
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Thats why you should only have one woman, one house, and one kid... then you can still hunt!
Nice catch... Although I do have 2 kids.

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Old 08-09-2007, 05:41 PM   #18
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I might have too this year. But I hope not to have to.
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Old 08-09-2007, 08:10 PM   #19
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I missed 1 week 20 years ago when my son was born on halloween week!
Killed me!
Been huntin since beside my dad age 6 im 46 now!
Have 5 weeks vacation and take 3 weeks for myself and the woods every year!
And every year is like a new adventure, just awesome!
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Old 08-09-2007, 08:32 PM   #20
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No Time off here! I like Whackin'em and Stackin'em too much

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Old 08-09-2007, 09:05 PM   #21
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i did in 03', i was diving up in alaska and got caught up in making money and a female at the same time, never again while i'm still breathing, archery season is why i work!
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Old 08-09-2007, 09:43 PM   #22
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Did it last year. Just didn't want to kill anything. No special reason.
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Old 08-09-2007, 10:50 PM   #23
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When I was in college I missed a few years, to busy chasing tail and parting
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Old 08-10-2007, 08:37 AM   #24
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im currently not hunting, and its killing me! i missed the last 2 years and im going to miss this year. i moved from mi. to al. while my wife is in vet school. but next year....next year i will be back in the game.... i told her shes not going to see me from sept. 15 thru dec. 31!!!
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Old 08-10-2007, 10:00 AM   #25
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I think breathing is directly linked to hunting.

If I stop breathing I'll stop hunting.

If I stop hunting I'll stop breathing.

Haven't missed a year sence I was 12 years old......I know don't ask
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I thought about it for a second. Then i thought , i am not that crazy.

My hunting time is sacred to me.
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Old 08-10-2007, 11:15 AM   #27
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I have missed a few in the past 25 years but not in the last 2. And I'm not missin this one.
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Old 08-10-2007, 12:33 PM   #28
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most ive missed is opening day of shotgun season only because i skipped a 12 days of school to go elk/mulie huntin
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Old 08-10-2007, 10:16 PM   #29
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my jr and sr year of high scool.... after my dad passed away i took several years off i think.... but i would not say that was choice
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This will be the first year that I miss opening morning. I did it on purpose just see if it helps with my luck. Sounds stupid but i'll try almost anything.
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Old 08-13-2007, 07:51 PM   #31
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After 9/11 the prime hunting areas (military lands) were closed. So I took the 2002 season off. Reopened in 2003.
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Old 08-13-2007, 08:33 PM   #32
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I took a year off 3 yrs ago to build our house....By my self.Missed spring turkey,fall archery and gun season.Man was i tried.I'll never do that again
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