What’s your biggest weakness as a hunter?

Discussion in 'Bowhunting Talk' started by Swamp Stalker, Sep 22, 2019.

  1. MUDSHARK

    MUDSHARK Grizzled Veteran

    Joined:
    Sep 16, 2008
    Posts:
    4,127
    Likes Received:
    5,363
    Dislikes Received:
    1
    Location:
    NW PA

    as long as i have deer near me first thing in the stand i'm good but after sitting for an hour give or take a few minutes i pick up the damn phone.

    i will try and make an asserted effort not to play on the phone........................................... the story will open on Oct 07
     
    airenlow and Swamp Stalker like this.
  2. Vabowman

    Vabowman Grizzled Veteran

    Joined:
    Feb 15, 2009
    Posts:
    3,382
    Likes Received:
    1,263
    Dislikes Received:
    4
    Location:
    Southeast Va
    Technology is rotting us all. I remember having to wait until the night came to tell anyone about my hunts. or lunch time. Never gave it a thought to text or go live....it wasn't an option! ahh..I do long for those sometimes...
     
    dnoodles, Okiebob and Swamp Stalker like this.
  3. S.McArthur

    S.McArthur Die Hard Bowhunter

    Joined:
    Nov 5, 2013
    Posts:
    2,227
    Likes Received:
    6,032
    Dislikes Received:
    6
    Location:
    Greenbrier, Tn
    I'm lazy.
     
    Skywalker and Vabowman like this.
  4. Ridgerunner3

    Ridgerunner3 Grizzled Veteran

    Joined:
    Oct 7, 2016
    Posts:
    3,664
    Likes Received:
    8,423
    Dislikes Received:
    6
    Location:
    Missouri
    I'm too impatient.

    I also wonder if I've listened to way too many "experts" and now second guess everything!

    Sent from my SM-G960U using Bowhunting.com Forums mobile app
     
    Okiebob and Swamp Stalker like this.
  5. SheddingLightTravis

    SheddingLightTravis Weekend Warrior

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 2016
    Posts:
    430
    Likes Received:
    487
    Dislikes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Southeast Ohio
    Besides the phone as mentioned, I have days where Im too easily flustered. I run off and forget stuff I may need. I rush into the stand and dont keep an eye out on my surroundings. I make too much noise setting up. It's like watching a grown adult trip over their own feet. Just silly mistakes some days.
     
    Swamp Stalker likes this.
  6. siwulat

    siwulat Weekend Warrior

    Joined:
    Feb 1, 2017
    Posts:
    420
    Likes Received:
    404
    Dislikes Received:
    1
    Location:
    MN
    Phone by far. But it helps me sit for longer, so that's good right?

    Also hunting the same spot over and over. So far this season I've not done that, and I'll look to continue mixing it up.
     
    Swamp Stalker likes this.
  7. Bone Head Hunter

    Bone Head Hunter Grizzled Veteran

    Joined:
    Aug 6, 2012
    Posts:
    3,026
    Likes Received:
    3,030
    Dislikes Received:
    2
    Location:
    Southern Indiana
    Getting older. I am just not able to do the things I could 30 years ago physically.
     
    Swamp Stalker likes this.
  8. Fix

    Fix Grizzled Veteran

    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2016
    Posts:
    6,206
    Likes Received:
    7,133
    Dislikes Received:
    23
    Location:
    Western NY
    Waiting, and passing bucks that I would not judge others for killing because of the GD trail cam pics of big ones. I've eaten tags for 3 years because of 2 bucks.
     
    GregH, 78littlered, Okiebob and 4 others like this.
  9. John T.

    John T. Die Hard Bowhunter

    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2018
    Posts:
    1,191
    Likes Received:
    509
    Dislikes Received:
    1
    Father, forgive me for I have sinned. My sins are not scouting before deer season, not practicing enough with my bow, sticking to easy places to hunt, not hunting enough, being impatient and not hunting all day. What is my penance?
     
    cantexian, dnoodles and Swamp Stalker like this.
  10. Fix

    Fix Grizzled Veteran

    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2016
    Posts:
    6,206
    Likes Received:
    7,133
    Dislikes Received:
    23
    Location:
    Western NY
    Send me jerky
     
  11. Vabowman

    Vabowman Grizzled Veteran

    Joined:
    Feb 15, 2009
    Posts:
    3,382
    Likes Received:
    1,263
    Dislikes Received:
    4
    Location:
    Southeast Va
    In all reality, it's not for survival. It's not our careers. It's not even an issue in the grand scheme of things. Most Americans don't hunt and could give two cents about the deer herd or anything in wildlife for that matter..So I say just enjoy it for what it is...The day I killed my P&Y buck in my avatar I was actually there to kill a doe on a December hunt...low and behold he came in at 15 yds at 4 pm and it was 75 degrees ....so when it's your time it's your time...even you can't mess it up
     
    Anthony2991 likes this.
  12. cantexian

    cantexian Grizzled Veteran

    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2013
    Posts:
    5,482
    Likes Received:
    7,289
    Dislikes Received:
    5
    I have three kids all under age 8. I love my boys but it definitely limits my time hunting alone. Although, I may be getting more hunting time overall by taking them this year. A friend gave me permission on his family farm and told me the boys are more than welcome to come help thin out the does. Saturday I picked up a youth model .243 T/C Venture for them. I have been taking my older two with a crossbow the last couple of years. We have seen deer but never quite close enough for archery equipment. I am hoping with the rifle, my older two will get their first deer this year.

    I have also had a problem with not having enough spots in the past. This year I have effectively scouted three different public pieces in addition to the private land piece and I am participating in an urban hunt. Hopefully, I have put myself in the position of having more options than opportunites.
     
    Last edited: Sep 23, 2019
    GregH, Okiebob and Ridgerunner3 like this.
  13. MnHunterr

    MnHunterr Grizzled Veteran

    Joined:
    Sep 9, 2013
    Posts:
    8,950
    Likes Received:
    7,964
    Dislikes Received:
    13
    Location:
    Central MN
    I'm lazy.

    I don't shoot my bow nearly as much as I should once the season starts.

    I overthink everything to the point where I won't hang a stand because I feel like I can find something better, when I don't find the right tree I will just pack it up and not hunt sometimes.

    When I do get a stand hung I over hunt the **** out of it.
     
    dnoodles and ash d like this.
  14. dnoodles

    dnoodles Grizzled Veteran

    Joined:
    Oct 13, 2012
    Posts:
    8,723
    Likes Received:
    10,146
    Dislikes Received:
    13
    Location:
    People's Republic of IL
    Eating tag soup for 9 months
    (I say that but you're probably one of those guys that wakes up 3 hours late, walks 50 yards from your parked truck, plops down and shoots a booner at 1030.)
     
  15. kjstaudt86

    kjstaudt86 Die Hard Bowhunter

    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2017
    Posts:
    1,414
    Likes Received:
    2,009
    Dislikes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Tx
    Being colorblind and blood tracking deer :cry:
     
    NMGuy likes this.
  16. Heritage

    Heritage Weekend Warrior

    Joined:
    Aug 28, 2018
    Posts:
    287
    Likes Received:
    887
    Dislikes Received:
    1
    Laziness
     
  17. Between2Bluffs

    Between2Bluffs Weekend Warrior

    Joined:
    Sep 4, 2019
    Posts:
    249
    Likes Received:
    445
    Dislikes Received:
    2
    Location:
    WI
    I would say normally lack of scouting. But this summer I did more scouting on public land than ever before and have a few spots I hope will be good picked out. Other than that I'm sure I have a ton of weaknesses. So many in fact I'm not even sure what my strengths are.
     
  18. bucksnbears

    bucksnbears Grizzled Veteran

    Joined:
    Oct 27, 2014
    Posts:
    3,355
    Likes Received:
    2,857
    Dislikes Received:
    22
    Got lots but, my biggest may be my disire to take those that have not/ limited experience hunting.

    I LOVE doing it but am starting to regret it Abit.
    People now days don't understand/ under appreciate what it takes.
    I'm thinking it may be better to become a grouchy old ass.?
     
    NMGuy likes this.
  19. justinwmoe88

    justinwmoe88 Weekend Warrior

    Joined:
    Feb 9, 2017
    Posts:
    530
    Likes Received:
    329
    Dislikes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Grafton, ND
    I check my phone constantly looking at the time just waiting for sunset like it’s going to make any difference what time it is if I’m in the treestand anyways haha.. oh but this year I have been setting an alarm on a light vibrate for when it’s time to leave the stand and it seems to help me keep my phone in my pocket and my head in the game.
     
    MUDSHARK and Swamp Stalker like this.
  20. NMGuy

    NMGuy Weekend Warrior

    Joined:
    Sep 3, 2019
    Posts:
    111
    Likes Received:
    66
    Dislikes Received:
    0
    I can’t believe the number of folks here who are glued to their phones and social media when they’re hunting.

    Glad to see all the honesty though. My phone is never a problem for me when I’m out hunting, fishing, or riding! Guess I’m lucky!

    I too like to take out folks who do not hunt frequently if ever. It can be fun. Depending on the person you take. Some appreciate it and make it fun. Others simply wasted your time by saying they wanted to go. I had one of the latter two weeks ago. Wasn’t fun for anyone.

    Although I typically enjoy hunting with a friend.
     

Share This Page