20 Signs That You're Addicted to Bow Hunting. So Are You?

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  1. 130Woodman

    130Woodman Grizzled Veteran

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    1. Every important decision you make is normally determined while having the thought, “Will this interfere with hunting season?”

    2. You would have a large savings account, but there are way too many cool things at the sporting goods store.

    3. You lose sleep wondering what stand you’re going to hunt the next day.

    4. A common argument in your household is where you’ll put your deer mounts.

    5. You have to strap yourself down from checking your trail cameras on a daily basis.

    6. You have more hunting related pictures on your social media accounts than you do of anything else.

    7. You would consider spooning your deer head if your spouse would allow it.

    8. While driving you spend more time looking in the fields than you do the road.

    9. You have to reintroduce yourself to your significant other when the season ends.

    10. Your TV time consists primarily of watching hunting shows.

    11. You have more money invested in one hunting outfit than you do in your entire wardrobe.

    12. You jump up easily at 3AM on the days you hunt but barely crawl out of bed in time for work.

    13. The only ultimatum you have when dating is that they fully accept your hunting obsession.

    14. Your vehicle is saturated with hunting-related window decals or bumper stickers.

    15. Your bow and gun collection is the most valuable commodity in your house.

    16. Someone in your life has suggested that you need therapy.

    17. You have tried at least once to use “date night” as a way to convince your significant other to join you in the woods.

    18. Your all-time favorite movie collection as a child was the RealTree Monster Bucks Series.

    19. You grow a beard during cold months to keep your face warm for hunting season – male and female hunters alike.

    20. Your pet’s name (or your child’s nickname) is either “Buck”, “Killer”, “Booner”, “Gunner” or simply, “Hunter”.


    Here's the link to the article: https://healthyhuntersonline.com/blogs/hunting/125624451-20-signs-that-you-re-addicted-to-hunting
     
  2. Jake/PA

    Jake/PA Grizzled Veteran

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    I can relate to about 16 out of 20.
     
  3. TomTom1

    TomTom1 Weekend Warrior

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    15 out of 20
     
  4. jbasham

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    Im not sure about the spooning a deer head part so im 19 out of 20
     
  5. BB4tw

    BB4tw Die Hard Bowhunter

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    I find number 8 to be particularly meaningful. More than once I've been startled by my tires flirting with the side of the road.

    At least I'm not texting while driving. That would be dangerous.
     
  6. Jeepwillys

    Jeepwillys Die Hard Bowhunter

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    #8 It's so bad my wife agreed to stop talking and look on her side so I could focus at least half the time driving. :busted:
     
  7. SharpEyeSam

    SharpEyeSam Legendary Woodsman

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    I can relate to a lot of them 10 would be the first thing my wife points out!
     
  8. joshcalhoun18

    joshcalhoun18 Weekend Warrior

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    I can relate to about 17 of them!
     
  9. bradn4201

    bradn4201 Die Hard Bowhunter

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    Agreed. I just know any time there was spooning I was doing the 2 person horizontal pushup game with a side of Nekki Twister...and there was a lady friend and not a deer as my partner.
     
  10. kgtech

    kgtech Weekend Warrior

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    well 3,5,8,11,15,19,20

    oh by the way my dogs name is bear
     
  11. graybeard

    graybeard Weekend Warrior

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    I think I'm worse. Afraid I've got "bow madness". I've even started watching Jackie Bushman, naming shooters, and I plan on saying "Smoked 'I'm" next time I put an arrow in the crease.
     
  12. kspseshooter

    kspseshooter Weekend Warrior

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    The title to this thread should be.... (You might be a redneck if) ........


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  13. elkguide

    elkguide Grizzled Veteran

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    Redneck????????????

    I didn't see any mention of slapping your neck to make sure that it was red!




    Take the spooning out and I would get a perfect score!
     
  14. Sota

    Sota Legendary Woodsman

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    Oh the stickers on the pick up window is so me....not. It isn't an addiction my family knows, my employer knows, my friends know that there is a week every fall where I am gone, unavailable, if there is a wedding or a funeral postpone it because I will not be there. Kinda funny at work I block off 2 weeks do not call me do not expect to see me do not expect me to return e-mails. Last 2 years it has not lasted more than 5 days and I am done.
     
  15. MnHunterr

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    Sorry to be off topic... But you would tell someone to postpone/not attend a wedding/funeral because you needed to hunt?
     
  16. Sota

    Sota Legendary Woodsman

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    No but they would understand if I did not show up.
     
  17. Western MA Hunter

    Western MA Hunter Die Hard Bowhunter

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    I can relate to most!!!
     
  18. ybohunt

    ybohunt Die Hard Bowhunter

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    I got 15 out of 20.
    I have a hard time spending $10 on a charger cord for my phone but can spend $10 for one arrow without even thinking twice about it.
     
  19. Innovative Outdoorsman

    Innovative Outdoorsman Weekend Warrior

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    I got 8 out of 20.
     
  20. boonerville

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    Sounds like the story of my life!
     

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