How to Make Hunting Fun Again

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  1. Bowhunting.com Staff

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    Who passes a doe that comes in range? That's a meat for the freezer. I do not care what time of year it is, if a doe is in range, and I have a tag, it gets an arrow.
     
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    virginiashadow Legendary Woodsman

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    What makes hunting fun?

    I'm alive.
    There are deer to kill.
    And coffee exists.

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    NebMo Hunter Weekend Warrior

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    how to make hunting fun
    1. hunt
    2. deer camp with other hunters
    3. hunt
    4. hang out with other hunters
    5. hunt
    6. shoot deer
     
  5. Suncrest08

    Suncrest08 Die Hard Bowhunter

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    Don’t care about what other people are doing, using or killing and make it about you or the people you want to share with.
     
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    Hunt on the ground, try still hunting.
     
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    Eddie234 Weekend Warrior

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    If I didn’t get excited about hunting anymore I’d have to get out of the sport. Turkey in the spring and deer in the fall. It’s all it think about.


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    I get zero satisfaction in taking a doe, it is about as exciting as butchering chickens.
     
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    I enjoy hate'n on you for your weapon choice swampy but ghille and ground and pound is bad a$$.
     
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    Okiebob Die Hard Bowhunter

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    Seriously!? Did not see that article going that way. I kinda figured there would at least be a mention of wearing nothing but a loin cloth.. sounds kind of fun to me during the early season.
     
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    Hunting has never stopped being fun for me. If it wasn't fun, I wouldn't do it.
     
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    It is hard to pass up a mature doe in range, my season is 3 1/2 months long and that's plenty of time to see a nice buck. Plus I need doe's in the freezer because I hate to buy store meat.
     
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    If hunting isn't fun you are doing something wrong.
     
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    I really enjoyed this video.



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    Kfili Die Hard Bowhunter

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    That was awesome. Super cool to see such an awesome brother relationship. That kid has better ethics than 95% of the hunters out there. Super impressed with the older brothers filming too.
     
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    Thank you for the dislike David I appreciate it.
     
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    I also do not believe that every deer taken with a bow is a trophy.
     
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    Mod-it Weekend Warrior

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    We get one deer tag a year in Idaho unless you can draw an extra doe tag in the lottery. With one tag I pass on taking a doe until the end of the season. I do like putting a deer in the freezer, so at the end I will take a doe if I haven't had a chance at a mature buck.
    I don't get any excitement when taking a doe with gun, bow, or sidelock. It just doesn't increase the heart rate or give that little rush like a mature whitetail buck does. I think it is due to the effort required, a doe just isn't that hard to see during shooting light.
     

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