What’s your biggest weakness as a hunter?

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  1. Swamp Stalker

    Swamp Stalker Legendary Woodsman

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    Mine is that I’m not real enough of a hunter, LOL just kidding Brandon!!

    But seriously I would have to say my biggest weakness is my damn phone. (LFTS thread) It really occurred to me my first two sits of the season, how often I was reaching for the phone. I really need to work on it because I’m sure it’s going to cost me a shot soon if it hasn’t yet already that I don’t know about.



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    Swamp Stalker Legendary Woodsman

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    Wait...didn’t I already do a thread like this a few months ago?


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    ash d Die Hard Bowhunter

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    Over hunting the same spots, I’ve spread out a little more this season. Have 8 stands on 3 different properties + my climber. So I have more options.


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    Two things that are related:
    1. Just taking off and going to sit in a tree stand.
    2. Getting things I should be doing instead of hunting off my mind while I'm in the tree stand.

    I'm not sure I've ever failed to take down a few animals when I really committed myself to getting it done. I just feel like I'm slacking off work when I take time to go. When you get behind on farm work it's costly and hard to catch up.
     
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    Swamp Stalker Legendary Woodsman

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    That's been a problem of mine as well. This year I am trying the one and done approach with spots.
     
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    virginiashadow Legendary Woodsman

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    Food source identification. Im horrible at identifying trees and stuff. Ha

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    Probably for me it's getting less alert as the season goes along. I seem to lose focus as the season progresses. And my phone!

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    For me it's getting into my own mind and over thinking the situation. I had so many hunts if I just trust my gut, I would have shot a deer. Mostly has to do with my final pick of tree.

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    Good one!! I even downloaded a tree/plant identification app, but haven’t used it yet!


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    archbunk Die Hard Bowhunter

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    Probably this for me as well. And my PHONE lol


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    What app are you using Swamp?

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    So...knowing some of our weaknesses, what are we going to do to change them and turn them into a positive? (Can you tell I'm going to be a therapist?)

    me: Starting on my hunt thursday, I am going to limit myself to only check my phone once every two hours. Start small!
     
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    • Getting married to a spot instead of just moving on
    • Not sitting till noon
    • Feeling restless and not like a statue
     
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    Plant snap
     
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    My biggest limiter right now would probably be physical.

    Suffered a major injury to my left leg and ankle as well as had a hernia repair not long ago.

    The combined down time made me fat. Or more so, me not trying to be somewhat active while I was down for so long made me fat.

    Working it off, slowly but surely. Strengthening that leg every day!
     
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    My hearing, I cant hear worth a ****. I just force myself to work even harder to over come it
     
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    Mine is my bed feels so good, I just decided to sleep in and just hunt the evening hunts.

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    My hearing is rough too. Too much work in loud environments.

    I’ll add to my physical problems, I also have a degenerative eye disease.

    It effects both of my eyes but my right eye is significantly worse than my left. I’m legally blind in that eye with or without glasses. I have to wear expensive, custom made hard contacts that I insert with small plungers to be able to see. With those contacts I have 20/20 in my left eye and around 20/40 or so in my right, but my right is double vision. Without them, best I can get is around 20/40 in my left and the right is lost completely. These contacts also make my eyes very sensitive to dirt and dust. So I wear dorky goggles or sunglasses when I’m in the desert hunting.

    I’m right handed too. So I shoot everything left handed for the most part. I can still shoot a shotgun half way decent right handed. But iron sights and scopes are a no go for my right eye with its double vision.
     
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    DOES...old nanny does...I will hunt them instead of bucks! lol! I can pass on bucks all day, but get a doe around me and I can't handle it...It's a chess match with the old huzzie
     
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    My hearing is junk as well. 10% disability from the VA for it. Thanks a lot Bin Laden.
     
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