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Offline Billy74

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All new hunters
« on: December 31, 2017, 10:01:21 PM »
I am so glad to see so many new adult hunters.  I started more than 2 years ago and this was my 1st season in the field armed with a tag. I was very insecure about being and adult with 0 experience trying to learn a skill normally passed down through family .  with what I learned on line and a mish-mash of outdoor experience it was a game changer.   Iíve had more fun not being successful but with a purpose than anything else outdoor related.   This truly feels like an end game venture.  For all the other adults who feel like this is something only passed down from farther to son please remember this is your chance to be the father.  Get outdoors and get after it!   


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Re: All new hunters
« Reply #1 on: December 31, 2017, 10:33:42 PM »
Hunting is a great excuse to get outside and experience the world around you. With the bonus of putting steaks on the table .  I'm glad you caught the hunting bug .  Hope you learn lots off the people on this forum .  You can search and find the answer to any question on here.  Good luck hunting to ya !

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Re: All new hunters
« Reply #2 on: January 01, 2018, 05:37:08 PM »
Enjoy the outdoors it's the best place to be
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Take as many dam pictures as you want ....
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Re: All new hunters
« Reply #3 on: January 01, 2018, 06:38:54 PM »
The main thing is you are getting out there and learning as you go :tup:

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Re: All new hunters
« Reply #4 on: January 01, 2018, 11:49:42 PM »
I am so glad to see so many new adult hunters.  I started more than 2 years ago and this was my 1st season in the field armed with a tag. I was very insecure about being and adult with 0 experience trying to learn a skill normally passed down through family .  with what I learned on line and a mish-mash of outdoor experience it was a game changer.   Iíve had more fun not being successful but with a purpose than anything else outdoor related.   This truly feels like an end game venture.  For all the other adults who feel like this is something only passed down from farther to son please remember this is your chance to be the father.  Get outdoors and get after it!   


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Good to hear there are still folks out there taking the time to think it out and do it right. I'd much rather have you out there in the field with me than a buck-fevered, umpteenth-generation swellhead that thinks just because daddy bought him a new ultra mag, that he's the living reincarnation of John Wayne and Davy Crockett!

Good Luck!  :tup:

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Re: All new hunters
« Reply #5 on: January 02, 2018, 10:56:36 AM »
I enjoy seeing new hunters & fishers, also. Especially women and minorities that we haven't traditionally seen out hunting and fishing.

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Re: All new hunters
« Reply #6 on: January 04, 2018, 03:36:16 AM »
i started at 24 without much of a mentor, sure was a bit of a learning curve.  small game/bird hunting was pretty easy to pick up, but it took me until this year(8 years later) to finally bag my first deer, a tank of a blacktail.  not to mention i've turned my dad back into a semi-serious big game hunter in the process :tup:
life is too short to hunt with an ugly gun!

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Re: All new hunters
« Reply #7 on: January 04, 2018, 07:01:24 AM »
Great post. I just started a couple years ago too. I've been networking with as many people as possible, and leaning on this forum a lot. Insecurity is and has been a huge obstacle to overcome for me too. And it seems hard to find someone to teach you when so many are protective of their hard earned info and have limited time to share. But I've been fortunate to spend time with several members on here and have learned a lot.
I've been really public about the new adventures and have inspired a couple new hunters into our ranks too!

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Re: All new hunters
« Reply #8 on: January 04, 2018, 08:29:43 AM »
I started in 2009 I was 40. I still havent killed anything other than trapping skunks, packrats, and other nuisances at work.

I grew up fishing with my dad and grandpa's. But no one hunted in my family just friends and neighbors. So I grew up eating game.

I was terrified of guns as well until 2009.  Now lets just say I like em a little and own a few.
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Re: All new hunters
« Reply #9 on: January 04, 2018, 09:57:54 PM »
Cool post! I started as an adult as well. I think I was 25 maybe? Now Iím 42 and still canít get enough. I had zero mentor and was totally that guy after I got a deer was like, now what?! Got through that first one and can now break down an animal like nobodyís business! Lol..  I love being outdoors and hiking around with a pack on! Not sure Iíd be much of a mentor, but if anyone ever has any questions, feel free to hit me up! Stay safe out there yíall!

 

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