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Re: Clean and sober sportsmen.
« Reply #50 on: August 09, 2016, 09:23:11 PM »
It's good to here from some others in recovery and those offering encouragement and support. Congrats to those of you with some time under your belts. Jcamp86, Covington is a ways, but if you wanted to hunt sometime we could meet somewhere. Maybe we could meet at Ellensburgs place? I plan on going over that way this fall.
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Re: Clean and sober sportsmen.
« Reply #51 on: August 12, 2016, 08:02:11 PM »
May try going to AA in Snoqualimie at hope hall. they go on camp trips fishing trips and quite a few guys get together and go hunting n this weekend is there camping trip in carnation I believe

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Re: Clean and sober sportsmen.
« Reply #52 on: August 15, 2016, 09:59:02 AM »
Thanks a lot 4 fletch, I wish they were closer. I may have to start my own meeting , I don't know of anything like that in my area.
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Re: Clean and sober sportsmen.
« Reply #53 on: August 15, 2016, 02:13:38 PM »
I would think you could go and check in let them know your out of the area and go to their outings. These people like to help anybody out that wants to stay sober

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Re: Clean and sober sportsmen.
« Reply #54 on: August 16, 2016, 06:43:31 AM »
I think you are right. We are all in this thing to help each other. I will go check it out and report back soon.
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Re: Clean and sober sportsmen.
« Reply #55 on: August 16, 2016, 08:04:02 AM »
I'm all for clean and sober sportsmen. I have noticed that sober sportsmen don't leave beer cans & bottles laying around the woods nor do they leave fire rings full of cans and broken glass. On my last scouting trip I saw some fire rings that really chapped my tail. I always pick up cans and bottles but didn't have the equipment to deal with the fire rings.

A sober sportsman is usually a cleaner sportsman, but not always.

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Re: Clean and sober sportsmen.
« Reply #56 on: August 16, 2016, 09:20:57 AM »
On some Saturday nights . They have a live band which I here that they rock

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Re: Clean and sober sportsmen.
« Reply #57 on: August 17, 2016, 11:03:35 AM »
I can't speak for all sober sportsmen/women but the people I hang with would never leave their trash behind. If they did I wouldn't Hunt with them anymore.
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Re: Clean and sober sportsmen.
« Reply #58 on: August 31, 2016, 12:26:31 PM »
How are all of my clean and sober friends doing?  :hello: Just a reminder to be careful at those family get together this upcoming long weekend. Have another person along for sober support if needed. Family can be some of the toughest people to be around when fighting this disease. They usually don't understand at all, yet speak like they are the authority. Oh just one won't hurt.  :yike: No, but for me 1 will lead to my early death.  1 is to many and 1000 isn't enough. Have fun and be safe. Go kill something, that always makes me feel better!  :chuckle:
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Re: Clean and sober sportsmen.
« Reply #59 on: September 01, 2016, 11:39:59 PM »
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"When my bow falls, so shall the world. When me heart ceases to pump blood to my body, it will all come crashing down. As a hunter, we are bound by duty, nay, bound by our very soul to this world. When a hunter dies we feel it, we sense it, and the world trembles with sorrow. When I die, so shall the world, from the shock of loosing such a great part of ones soul." Ezekiel, Okeanos Hunter

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Re: Clean and sober sportsmen.
« Reply #60 on: September 08, 2016, 11:50:20 AM »
My first post in the forum and I stumbled across this first, haha.  I'll have 10 years this winter.  I'm new to hunting though. ;)

Anyone new to sobriety, I'd echo the previous suggestions.  Get some supportive friends, hit a meeting, and follow the suggestions.

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Re: Clean and sober sportsmen.
« Reply #61 on: September 10, 2016, 04:40:58 PM »
My first post in the forum and I stumbled across this first, haha.  I'll have 10 years this winter.  I'm new to hunting though. ;)

Anyone new to sobriety, I'd echo the previous suggestions.  Get some supportive friends, hit a meeting, and follow the suggestions.
well a huge congrats ma,am, and it's better late than never getting into huntn, you came to the right place to start learning.. Again congrats on a great acomplishment  :tup:
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Re: Clean and sober sportsmen.
« Reply #62 on: September 10, 2016, 07:10:04 PM »
well a huge congrats ma,am, and it's better late than never getting into huntn, you came to the right place to start learning.. Again congrats on a great acomplishment  :tup:

Thanks jackmaster!

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Re: Clean and sober sportsmen.
« Reply #63 on: September 14, 2016, 07:45:35 AM »
Hello and congrats jennabug. 10 years is awesome. The fact that this thread is your first post tells me that you have some wisdom to share that someone needs to hear. I don't think it was an accident. Anyway, 9 months for me today. I feel great and don't miss the stuff at all. I hope to get outside to hunt this weekend, the berries are almost gone so it's crunch time.
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Re: Clean and sober sportsmen.
« Reply #64 on: September 14, 2016, 08:16:17 AM »
950 days
Have you called your district biologist to voice your concerns?
Have you attended a public meeting on season setting?
You are getting exactly what you deserve from WDFW

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Re: Clean and sober sportsmen.
« Reply #65 on: September 14, 2016, 08:48:46 AM »
It's been a little over 8 years for me now  :yike: damn I feel old.  :chuckle:
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Re: Clean and sober sportsmen.
« Reply #66 on: September 14, 2016, 10:10:52 AM »
That's awesome everyone. I know a lot of you are not up in my area but I will be at the fog lifters meeting on Saturday morning at 7:30. It's at the Buzz Inn In Smokey Point. It would be cool to meet some of you. We may have to plan a get together in a control location. Might have to wait until after hunting season, but we will see.
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Re: Clean and sober sportsmen.
« Reply #67 on: September 15, 2016, 05:15:25 AM »
Hello and congrats jennabug. 10 years is awesome. The fact that this thread is your first post tells me that you have some wisdom to share that someone needs to hear. I don't think it was an accident. Anyway, 9 months for me today. I feel great and don't miss the stuff at all. I hope to get outside to hunt this weekend, the berries are almost gone so it's crunch time.

Congrats on 9 months!  That's a big deal.  The first year is a rollercoaster.  I don't believe in accidents, so I think it's for a reason too, yet to be revealed. ;)

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Re: Clean and sober sportsmen.
« Reply #68 on: September 15, 2016, 05:17:55 AM »
Congrats to everyone on all the sober time!  :) :tup: :tup: :tup:

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Re: Clean and sober sportsmen.
« Reply #69 on: September 15, 2016, 10:32:59 AM »
It's been a little over 8 years for me now  :yike: damn I feel old.  :chuckle:
talk about time flying, as of exactly yesterday it's been 10 years on the button, the wife had to correct me, I thought it was a day or two over 8. I will never forget the day the last beer and a half crossed my lips.. It's crazy, I wasn't a huge drinker, but When I did I figured if a six was good a half rack or two had to be better :chuckle: of course the mornings seem to disagree, one thing I never did after one hellacious hangover was drink on a work night, except in the army, but we were still drunk when we started p.t and each day started at 5 am with no less than a 5 mile run and as far as 15 with the occasional 25 to 27 with push ups and sit-ups at every 5 mile mark so we skipped the hangover part :chuckle:
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Re: Clean and sober sportsmen.
« Reply #70 on: September 15, 2016, 04:06:07 PM »
good job all of you,

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Re: Clean and sober sportsmen.
« Reply #71 on: November 02, 2016, 09:45:33 AM »
Sorry I haven't checked in for a while. This is important to me so I can't get complacent, that's what doomed me before. I am fortunate to have a few sober friends to do things with, but it's not just about me. I want to help create a network of people who want to get together and support each other. On October 25 the Daily Reflections talked about unity. I know that I can't do this thing by myself, so  not only do I need the support of all of you, I need to give this gift away to others. Through giving and receiving we all become one. Stay connected my friends, it's a matter of life and death. Speaking of death, has anyone killed anything this Year? Post it up and tell us your story.
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Re: Clean and sober sportsmen.
« Reply #72 on: November 02, 2016, 09:49:46 AM »
Here is a link to my spring bear hunt.

[url]smf/index.php/topic,194359.0/url]
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Re: Clean and sober sportsmen.
« Reply #73 on: November 02, 2016, 10:09:13 AM »
Ripper, glad you checked in again.  I was thinking about this thread maybe a week ago.  We definitely can't do this thing alone.  I'm fortunate to have the opportunity to help others with the steps, and it's sad when they don't stick around or try to go solo.  Social media can be a curse then too, because you get to watch the spiral of doom via facebook.  :( What I've observed is that the things an alki/addict puts in front of their sobriety is the first thing they lose.  Being consistent with my commitments helps me, and keeps me a little more sane.

A few ideas came to mind on community... You may check out the OSAT meeting on tiger mountain if you get a chance, which will have more outdoors people.  PSYPC does a lot of neat stuff, and there's a great softball league on your side of the state too.

I had my first kills ever this year, which was excellent.  1 turkey and 1 grouse.
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Re: Clean and sober sportsmen.
« Reply #74 on: November 03, 2016, 06:47:49 AM »
Nice job! I haven't killed a turkey yet. I had a real nice tom in my sights last year, about a 8 to 10 inch beard. I got within about 50 yards of him but couldnt close the deal. I was on my spring bear hunt and brought my 20 gage with me. 50 yards with a 20 on a moving bird didn't feel good to me.
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