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Absolutely nuts

Postby metalworx » Mon Nov 25, 2013 4:05 am

Im thinking as I get up this morning

Who in the world would get up and go stand in the rain with it 37 degrees most of the day

The only relief I get is the thought of knowing Albert Einstein was a nut also

The things you'll do for duck hunting. Gotta love it
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Re: Absolutely nuts

Postby Mr.L » Mon Nov 25, 2013 8:50 am

I can relate to how you feel. When I was in my twenties, I would go hunting in every kind of weather. It didn't matter if it was lightning, pouring down rain, sleeting, or just plain extremely cold, I would be after the ducks. Now that I am in my late fifties, it just seems like the old body can't handle extreme hunting conditions anymore. When I get sick, it is hard to shake it off anymore. I have learned it is best to wait for another better day to go hunting rather than take a chance on becoming ill. The mind still wants to go but the body says no.
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Re: Absolutely nuts

Postby Lreynolds » Mon Nov 25, 2013 10:37 am

I know we all make our own choices regarding family, career, priorities, etc., but I've never been fortunate enough to decide whether to hunt or not based on the weather ....... I have to go when I have the opportunity. Yes, it's tougher at 52 than it was in my mid-twenties as well, but with no insult intended, I don't consider 37 and raining all that tough unless a long boat ride is included.

I remember 1989 on Catahoula Lake the opening of the second split. It opened on a Friday, and by Sunday morning the only open water was in the middle of the lake, and even then, skim-ice carried our decoys away. I've never been colder in my life than that morning on a near-frozen lake with temps in the teens and a north wind. Luckily, we were breaking ice a boat-length at a time coming out of French Fork, or the boat ride would have been miserable. Coming back in, we had to physically poke holes in the ice with the push-pole and run the boat up on it to break it ....... while Bruce Crain stood at the landing laughing at us.

I killed 2 greater scaup and a mallard that day, and I thought it all worth it. I'd do it again, but I've got better cold-weather gear today.

I hope the hunting today made you glad you were nuts enough to brave the weather!
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Re: Absolutely nuts

Postby sfc711 » Mon Nov 25, 2013 1:01 pm

I was up and ready to go this morning at 330AM since I did not get to go Sat or Sunday but the guy I hunt with Mike Wilder said it was going to be too much rain. we both of us being retired me a 100% 49yo disabled vet with 23yrs in Army told him I trained and fought in rougher conditions than this "if it aint raining you aint training" So i resigned myself to have to wait until Wed. I have only been able to get back into hunting and fishing these past 2 yrs, I gave away all my deer, duck hunting and fishing stuff in 04 when it looked like I would never get to do these things again with implantation of spinal cord stimulator 5 back surgeries 8 knee surgeries hernia etc. Then I had to go repurchase duck and fishing things again. I never take the smallest thing I can do for granted anymore. I had a plaque on my desk and wall in My Chief Medical Office that read "My Worst Day hunting or fishing was better than my best day at work". Still true today.
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Absolutely nuts

Postby metalworx » Mon Nov 25, 2013 4:53 pm

Image

He had a blast
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Re: Absolutely nuts

Postby Voodoo » Tue Nov 26, 2013 3:29 pm

I went today just to work my dog, call and shoot the bull with the guys. No gun. Now that is nuts!
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Re: Absolutely nuts

Postby metalworx » Tue Nov 26, 2013 6:05 pm

Understand that
I enjoy hunting / working my dog more than shooting
One of my friends has a blind that is not setup for a dog and I could care less about going with him because of that
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