Honestly I know your struggle.
I am an addictive personality. I go over board on everything I get into. Sometimes to the point of making it not fun or doing harm. Fortunately God has taken away the harmful stuff. I ask myself often if my hunting is taking God's place. Particularly when I have the time to goof off on this site, read about hunting, watch hunting, work on guns, shoot and of course hunt, I catch myself forgetting to have prayer time or bible study time. Or I catch myself day dreaming about hunting in church.
Look on the bright side, if you are concerned about this then your head is on straight. Otherwise you wouldn't give it a second thought. You are off to a good start and you are asking yourself the right questions.
It is hard when you love something so much. Sometimes I have to make change to get things back into perspective. I don’t hunt on Sunday. That is just one choice I have made to put God first. I also try to make sure prayer and bible study are priorities and work to get back on top of them when they slip. It is a process of growth in life and faith I think to have to battle things and make the Lord the priority in your life.
I try not to be too hard on myself. I believe God gave me a passion for the outdoors. He made me the way I am. My grand father and great grand father were avid outdoors men, but gone before I was born. My dad was not much of a hunter. Maybe two days deer hunting every year was good for him. I had a passion for it from as far back as I can remember and learned it all on my own. God made me the way I am for a reason. I don’t fully understand it. He also put me in a career that keeps me in doors most of the time so I think he doesn’t mind if I enjoy my time out as long as He is my priority. I go crazy if I have to be in man’s world too much. I need a steady diet of God’s creations and time away from it all to keep going. I feel closest to God when I am in the great outdoors studying his creations and soaking up the natural environment.
Keep the Lord first and you will be fine. I don’t think you have to give it all up and only set around and read your bible or head out for far away mission fields to be a good Christian. You do need to be in the word and seek God’s will for your life. I will give it all up if he asks me to do it. So far he has not. Everyone has a different role. Who knows if maybe the only reason you are on this earth is to take someone duck hunting and lead them to the Lord. You just don’t know. There are plenty of hunting crazy people out there that have been able to witness and proclaim the name of the Lord through hunting. Buck Gardner is one. Put Him first and you will be fine. Make sure hunting is in the right priority order and if is the most important thing outside of serving the Lord, taking care of your family, and helping others then I don’t see a problem.