Discussion in 'Hunting' started by Ks5shooter, Dec 14, 2019.
Took this picture the other night while hunting. No deer but made the afternoon worth while.
Kinda like fishing.
Growing up, a buddy of mine used to say:
"The fishing's always good. You may not catch anything, but the fishing's always good."
You got that right. Bagging game is just icing on the cake imo.
Now, THIS is what I'm talking about. So many times folks refuse to stop, and appreciate the rewards being handed us, by Nature.
A friend of mine used to say "Even a great day at work doesn't come close to a crappy day fishing."
Yep, if you want to do a bunch of shooting, head for the trap or sporting Clays range.
Or the dove field.
Arnold Palmer was quoted to say " I love to get up at 5 am to go fishing, hated it to go golfing".
I am always a half mile into the swamps, woods before sun up. It is the most beautiful time of day and can feel God Closer than any church at that time when the darkness comes to the new light. It is refreshing, calm, peaceful. I do not hunt deer for the meat or sport. Just a excuse to get into the woods. And I like studying deer more than shooting them.
Nothing beats God's nature and being fully immersed in it with the sights and sounds and beauty around 'ya!
Unsuccessful hunt = no wildlife of any type moves or is seen....
Successful hunt = I was away from my office, and I experienced something first hand that I've not done before...
Extra benefits in ascending order, I'm with my son hunting; I see a game animal or animals (without getting a good shot so nothing fired); I actually bag something.
YES on rare occasions I have had days where nothing moved...they were when a storm was approaching, and the critters were all hold-up in holler trees or in some thick brush (and probably looking at me though I did not see them, and wondering why the human was "out" when a storm was coming. )
I agree with all posts, the woods team with life, you just gotta stop and take it in. Sometimes a martin chasing red squirrels, or a bald eagle soaring, maybe a Canadian jay following you along hoping for a handout. Its all priceless and free if you spend time in their living rooms.
The one weekend I had to hunt deer this fall, I spent in the woods with my dad. That’s time I wouldn’t trade for anything. Shooting a deer would have been gravy but there wasn’t much else I’d want to change.
Or take my grandson to the rifle range..
I've hunted the same area for 10 years and harvested two deer. I have a lot more photos of landscape then game taken.
This by the way is looking Northeast The sun is almost 90 degrees to the left and low in the sky. The picture doesn't do the actual view justice. This is a rainbow of sorts with the low sun illuminating clouds. I have been to the top of the mountain that is highlighted. I'm considering having my ashes spread on these mountains.
I didn’t hit one dove the day I stumbled on this little one. It was a great day.
I can’t tell you how many times I have gone hunting where just getting there was a success.
Our place is often just another place where lots of work needs to be done.
That’s not even a once in a lifetime photograph! Thanks for posting it.
It's called HUNTING, not KILLING. Any day out of doors away from dirty cities is a good day.................................
Then in my case that would be a lot shooting and missing.
I believe it was Fred Bear that said, "If you consider an unsuccessful hunt a waste of time, the entire point of the chase eludes you."
When I fished all the time, I would get upset if I didn't catch anything. I realized one day that I didn't bass fish to be upset, and started enjoying the beauty all around me. I treasure those days and the Precious Memories I have.
Have a blessed day,
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