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I must be crazy!
Posted: 30 October 2011 07:23 AM   [ Ignore ]
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Yes, I must be crazy! I took the morning off from hunting. I haven’t really taken any time off from hunting since season started. I have been hunting just about every min. I can. I haven’t slept in since September. So this morning I get up at 4:45 to head to the basement to put my hunting clothes in the dryer before my shower(I went to a weenie roast after hunting last night for the niece’s b-day in my hunting clothes). I must have really still been asleep because I missed 3 of the 5 stairs on the first part of the stairs. I twisted my knee in the process. Not really paying much attention to it I just keep going on with my morning. As I head back up the stairs to the shower only to realize that my knee was in a little pain, oh its fine I thought just keep going.

As I head out the door to the truck I was hit by the 25 mph wind. My brain and my knee say go back inside and just take one day off before the rut really picks up. I guess the weekend hunts and the 2 to 3 times after work a week have really caught up with me. My body says no but I say yes lets go,,,,,well my body won.

I can’t believe I’m doing it but I am,,,well may be just the morning. I don’t know if I can take the whole day off,,,,I live for this time of year!

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Posted: 30 October 2011 09:12 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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I feel ur pain buddy,,,,(With a $21,000 NEW thumb)......Rest and ur be out there soon…..Good Luck!!!!!!

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Posted: 30 October 2011 10:14 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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There’ll be plenty of time for rest during the gun season!  7 days to catch up on rest and chores!!  Get your butt out there!!

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Posted: 30 October 2011 10:24 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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Riding the crazy train with you! I also have not slept in since the start of deer season and have been out on most available opportunities. But this morning I chose to stay and have breakfast with the family and soak up a little family time before the rut really kicks in. Sitting on the couch now with the kids as they are watching cartoons but I can’t help myself from jumping on the laptop and checking HO. Wife is letting me skip out on a birthday party this afternoon to hit the woods again, yes she is pretty awesome! Would say I have seen a slight drop in activity since the start of the season but had a descent buck show up later in the morning than usual and had a buck chasing some doe’s around 430 in the afternoon yesterday, everything just a little out of range. Looking forward for the next two weeks!

Good luck to all!

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Posted: 30 October 2011 01:46 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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Treemeister, i was in a similar bday party situation, but i was actually feeling the pressure to attend.  Luckily the mother in law cancelled due to her feeling under the weather.  While i sincerely hope she feels better, the awesome action of 17 deer with 2 nice bucks, one huge, in the field last night, i am very excited to get the chance to be in the woods for the 6th straight afternoon.  I too have not slept past 4:50am since October 1st should probably sleep in one of these days.  Good luck to all!

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Posted: 30 October 2011 03:01 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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ilarcher and FREAK, just my opinion, but I’d say stay home.  However, your hunting grounds certainly need tending to so I’d be glad to oblige should the need arise.  Just kidding.  Get well and….oh screw it….just go hunt.  You’ll have plenty of time to heal soon.  I broke my wrist three times last year and again this year and I haven’t stayed home once because of it.  Maybe if I’d let the darn thing heal I wouldn’t keep breaking it.  Gotta love hunting though.  Now man up, pick up your bows, and get out there.

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Posted: 30 October 2011 05:43 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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TreeHugger, What county u in??????If i tried dropping the string on my bow id pee down my leg:)

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Posted: 30 October 2011 06:47 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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Knox.  Think I broke it throwing hay last year and just kept rebreaking it.  Sign of age I guess.  Good luck to all.  And converts to Jcurri on a fine buck.

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Posted: 30 October 2011 07:59 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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Treehugger,,,,your more than welcome to come to my property!!! I need some one to keep an eye on it for me. But your going to share it with everyone one else since its public ground, haha!

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Posted: 31 October 2011 10:59 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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O.K. FREAK, I have to ask.  How did you cut your thumb off and were the docs able to reattach it?  Sure hope so.

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Posted: 01 November 2011 08:23 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]
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We were loadin steel for a tower stand when my buddy dropped an ibeam on my hand, The thumb is ON:) and doing good…..I had an awesome plastic surgeon,,,

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