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Old August 19, 2018, 07:56 AM   #26
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I start losing sleep the night before opening day. Getting up at 4:00 AM to go hunting is common, since we like to get on-stand before legal hunting time. It's weird sitting in the blind with an empty rifle, but we do it.
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Old August 19, 2018, 06:53 PM   #27
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Bow season opened on August 15 for us, gun opens September 1 and runs through January 1. Don’t bow hunt so I have two more weeks to kill fish. Might split time between them, just got my grouper game dialed in good.
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Old August 20, 2018, 01:12 AM   #28
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Loosing sleep??? It is just after 1 am and I'm sitting in my recliner thinking about maybe I should be out looking for hogs ! When you get old like me, you don't sleep so good anyway and I am out in the woods everyday checking traps and looking for hogs. Deer hunting just seems like an extension of my regular activities..
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Old August 20, 2018, 07:06 AM   #29
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Deer season already started here in Florida and it runs until end of February but its too hot right now for me. I'll probably take a doe in October with my muzzle-loader CVA rifle and a buck with my 30-30 carbine later on in November. Florida has lots and lots of deer due to lack of predators and no winter kill. Not that many hunters, either. These deer are smaller than the animals we hunted in Pennsylvania but just as good on the dinner plate.

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Old September 20, 2018, 02:13 AM   #30
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Time is coming

Tick-tock, tick-tock, down to five weeks and counting! October 27, come on and get here!
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Old September 20, 2018, 09:06 PM   #31
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Over 50 years of white tail hunting. I enjoy it immensely but these last two years of moose hunting has been like Christmas in anticipation
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Old September 22, 2018, 08:14 PM   #32
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Youth hunt this weekend here in Michigan, the shots I hear gets me fired up happens every year, 9 days to bow season !!!
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Old September 23, 2018, 08:01 AM   #33
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I don't think much about Deer Hunting until a couple of days before Opening Day. I'll go up to the blind a few days before to check it and fix as necessary. I may not lose sleep the night before, since I get up between 4:00 and 5:00 anyway.

This year, I have an Any-Deer permit, so that makes getting a deer child's play, though I prefer to get a buck, and behind the house, if possible. We have several weeks of grouse hunting before even thinking of deer. Last couple of years, we've each seen about 20 deer on opening day. I've been hunting deer since about 1959, so it's "old hat".
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