What’s your biggest weakness as a hunter?

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  1. jackflap

    jackflap Die Hard Bowhunter

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    I pee a lot.
     
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    Vabowman Die Hard Bowhunter

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    lol! I do too, always in a big bottle!
     
  3. Swamp Stalker

    Swamp Stalker Legendary Woodsman

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    It’s the LFTS thread!! Especially during the rut.




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    airenlow Die Hard Bowhunter

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    Really, my biggest weakness is that my standards are too high. I hunt properties of 2.5, 5, 6, 24 and 52 acres. I will hold out for a mature buck and won't shoot does until after the rut. This has led to me only taking 3 bucks and a doe in the last 6 seasons.
     
  5. grommel

    grommel Die Hard Bowhunter

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    Letting smaller bucks go! They all look big to me!
     
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    Honestly, the only weakness that I experience are the low deer numbers in my woods these days. Ten years ago there were twice as many as there are now. Literally. After all these years though, I've ironed out the small things that were keeping me from killing deer with any regularity. I'm just waiting for some cooler temps before I hit the woods. I hate being soaking wet from sweat getting to my stand sites.
     
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    My thoughts exactly. My weakness is...…….my job :sad:
     
  8. NMGuy

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    Munchies....

    I am bad about loading up on junk food and soda when I go hunt. I load up an ice chest every time I go!
     
  9. slickbilly-d

    slickbilly-d Die Hard Bowhunter

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    My biggest weakness is.... getting flustered bc I’m not on big bucks. When late November comes, I start wondering where I went wrong. Pair this up with the starting signs of being burn out and I end up just going and sitting in stands that are easy, not ones that make sense.
     
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    Lack of motivation at times. As I get older, seems like it's harder and harder to muster up motivation for whatever the task is, even hunting. It's strange because I absolutely love the hunt, love the time out in nature and away from people. I think it has to do with the constant barrage of information and constant stimulus that I sometimes feel like I need to just sit and do absolutely nothing. I know that's not healthy and you would think the idea of sitting in a tree would motivate me to get out there more but I still feel like I lack that drive and motivation I used to have.
     
  11. Fix

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    My biggest weakness and only actually is I'm very modest.... Sure I'm the best and no one even compares. I can shoot further and better groups than anyone I know. I don't need camo and I can call bucks in with my natural voice. I don't use ozonics or scent control as my Shitt doesn't stink... But I digress my only issue is I'm too modest
     
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    I think Brandon Backwoods hacked your account


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    My biggest enemies in the stand all have to do with bodily functions. It seems that I have the bladder of a 4 year old and thus I pee constantly..
    Hunger will chase me out of the stand faster than anything else. I can sit through teeth-chattering cold even when I'm not dressed warm enough. I can sit through hours of miserable rain even if I forgot my rain gear...But if my stomach starts growling, its game over. I'll cry like a newborn ready for his bottle.
    Also, I usually have to drop a big ole mean Stanley steamer at some point during every morning hunt. I'm not a big fan of slinging em' down from the stand, so I usually have to take a walk and do my business elsewhere. But sometimes I can't even make it for that to happen. We've all been in that situation where you get the bubble guts and the next thing you know, you're sweating and the only option is to take an immediate diarrhea. Gotta make it rain from above in that scenario. Those are the worst. So yeah, my limitations are a lot like caring for a toddler.
     
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    Okiebob Die Hard Bowhunter

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    When I am trying to get out for an early morning hunt and the wife wakes up while I'm in the shower and persuades me to come back to bed. I mean I still make it out to the stand but I'm about five minutes late..
     
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    I think you are over exagerating again...
     
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    Okiebob Die Hard Bowhunter

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    No, that's counting another shower to get scent free.
     
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    Oh OK that makes sense! LOL


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    Monday through friday I get up at 4:50am to go to work. But i can't seem to get up on the weekends to hunt mornings. I just want to sleep in. Also I have a rangefinder attached right to my vest but always forget to use it. Misjudged distances on 2 deer last year cause I guessed, missed one high and one low.

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    Definitely can relate here...

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    I still get to damn fidgety.
     

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