What do you do aside from hunting?

Discussion in 'The Water Cooler' started by outdoorlyf, Jan 25, 2017.

  1. Sota

    Sota Legendary Woodsman

    Joined:
    Jun 28, 2014
    Posts:
    19,970
    Likes Received:
    9,381
    Dislikes Received:
    56
    Location:
    Minnesota
    Not much, I do travel a lot for work so getting back home is a priority for me. When I am home I am usually do something related to the deer every day. I run trail cameras year round, I walk out to the food plot and put deer feed out, I use my head lamp to shine and see where the does are bedding when I go up to the barn to do chores at night. Oh sure I do other stuff I like to fish the Mississippi for smallmouth, I still fight forest fires as a hobby, I go to Florida to kayak and fish, beachwalk and snorkel 2-4 times a year. But if I am home I do something deer related every day.
     
  2. remmett70

    remmett70 Die Hard Bowhunter

    Joined:
    Jul 13, 2015
    Posts:
    2,421
    Likes Received:
    394
    Dislikes Received:
    6
    Location:
    Rothschild, WI
    When not in the woods hunting, I also spend some time fishing primarily Pan Fish, some kayaking, playing Softball in the summer, coaching my youngest daughter in Softball and probably picking up coaching her basketball next year. Chasing my older twin daughters to their activities, cross country, track, volleyball. And when the schedule allows, mow some grass and sit by a campfire enjoying some adult beverages.
     
  3. BuffaloBill

    BuffaloBill Weekend Warrior

    Joined:
    Nov 13, 2015
    Posts:
    199
    Likes Received:
    10
    Dislikes Received:
    0
    Location:
    SW Indiana
  4. SharpEyeSam

    SharpEyeSam Legendary Woodsman

    Joined:
    Aug 25, 2011
    Posts:
    10,708
    Likes Received:
    220
    Dislikes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Raleigh, North Carolina
    I bass fish, play golf and compete in Long Drive Golf Competitions.
     
  5. Sota

    Sota Legendary Woodsman

    Joined:
    Jun 28, 2014
    Posts:
    19,970
    Likes Received:
    9,381
    Dislikes Received:
    56
    Location:
    Minnesota
    Ever compete against Billy Schroeder?
     
    Last edited: Feb 1, 2017
  6. wl704

    wl704 Grizzled Veteran

    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2012
    Posts:
    6,678
    Likes Received:
    6,649
    Dislikes Received:
    13
    Location:
    greater-Charlotte NC
    Besides work, there are other things to do besides hunt?

    I work out so I can hunt more efficiently. I practice with my weapons should I need them for hunting (or defense) and I spend time with my family often doing the same. Started running some trail cams so I can know better where to hunt/or not hunt.

    Well then there's also chores.

    On the rare occasion I have other free time maybe some golf, fishing or camping.
     
  7. kb1785

    kb1785 Die Hard Bowhunter

    Joined:
    Oct 21, 2012
    Posts:
    1,015
    Likes Received:
    271
    Dislikes Received:
    0
    I enjoy playing the piano, I also like to reload and shoot my guns. The last year or so my brother and I have been developing a piece of property that we bought, getting to knock down trees with and excavator and a dozer is some serious stress relief.
     
  8. NY Bowhunter

    NY Bowhunter Grizzled Veteran

    Joined:
    Mar 8, 2009
    Posts:
    4,527
    Likes Received:
    320
    Dislikes Received:
    0
    Work, golf, hang on the lake, fish. Own two seasonal businesses not a lot of time for anything during the summer.
     
  9. DEC

    DEC Weekend Warrior

    Joined:
    Oct 4, 2011
    Posts:
    649
    Likes Received:
    161
    Dislikes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Ashley, Indiana
    Work ... I am actually one of those people who feeds off of my work. I absolutely love working and my job.

    That and spend time with my teenage daughters. A lot of our time together is working with their 4H animal projects.

    I really don't have any other hobbies or off season activities besides work and hunting. Generally if I am doing something it somehow ties to either hunting or work.
     
  10. PinkPony

    PinkPony Die Hard Bowhunter

    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2014
    Posts:
    2,549
    Likes Received:
    208
    Dislikes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Pennsylvania
    I do too much. Mostly horse back riding and dirt track racing. Those fill up my spring and summer right through beginning of bow season. So much so we hardly ever have time to scout. But, it's what I enjoy. Also do a few tractor pulls (mainly the fairs) with my garden tractor, some fishing on the lake, and fire department things.
     
  11. BowCommander

    BowCommander Weekend Warrior

    Joined:
    Dec 17, 2015
    Posts:
    147
    Likes Received:
    18
    Dislikes Received:
    0
    Location:
    West Virginia
    Lifting weights, watch sports, camping, fishing, playing guitar, going to church. My oldest son turned 4 last year so I'm getting him into football and t-ball, love watching him and teaching him. After this month I'll have 3 kids so love spending every second I can with them.
     
  12. Gator Dale

    Gator Dale Weekend Warrior

    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2016
    Posts:
    245
    Likes Received:
    9
    Dislikes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Rockford il
    We train horses take care of summer cattle. Haul the boy to as many 3D shoots as possible. And show livestock
     
  13. rybo

    rybo Grizzled Veteran

    Joined:
    Jul 24, 2008
    Posts:
    4,459
    Likes Received:
    3
    Dislikes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Pittsburgh, PA
    working out, hiking, running, kayaking, fishing shooting, reloading
     
  14. sycamoretwitch

    sycamoretwitch Die Hard Bowhunter

    Joined:
    Aug 9, 2011
    Posts:
    1,792
    Likes Received:
    1,541
    Dislikes Received:
    0
    Location:
    West Central Indiana
    Fishing.

    Triathlon. (Did Ironman Texas last May)

    Golf.

    Basketball.

    Beer.
     
  15. bradn4201

    bradn4201 Die Hard Bowhunter

    Joined:
    Sep 15, 2015
    Posts:
    1,844
    Likes Received:
    28
    Dislikes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Ringgold, Georgia
    Work, kids, camp, hike, raise unicorns and beer.
     
  16. ybohunt

    ybohunt Die Hard Bowhunter

    Joined:
    Mar 8, 2014
    Posts:
    1,432
    Likes Received:
    262
    Dislikes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Huchinson kansas
    Fitness
    volleyball( don't laugh it's a lot harder than it looks)
    Fishing
    Guns
    Ride horses



    Sent from my iPhone using Bowhunting.com Forums
     
  17. Siman/OH

    Siman/OH Legendary Woodsman

    Joined:
    Nov 10, 2008
    Posts:
    16,157
    Likes Received:
    1,146
    Dislikes Received:
    3
    Location:
    Ohio
    I fish a little bit. Play some pickup basketball and attempt guitar.

    But hunting is 80% of my hobbies.
     
  18. greatwhitehunter3

    greatwhitehunter3 Grizzled Veteran

    Joined:
    Apr 15, 2013
    Posts:
    5,703
    Likes Received:
    1,846
    Dislikes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Minnesota
    I play sand volleyball from May-September and I love it! Don't have a winter league anymore or I'd do that as well.
     
  19. Sota

    Sota Legendary Woodsman

    Joined:
    Jun 28, 2014
    Posts:
    19,970
    Likes Received:
    9,381
    Dislikes Received:
    56
    Location:
    Minnesota
    I used to play sand volleyball back in the day. We had a pretty good team we played 4 people in a 6 player league. We had a nice run but then one of the teammates died of cancer.
     
  20. ybohunt

    ybohunt Die Hard Bowhunter

    Joined:
    Mar 8, 2014
    Posts:
    1,432
    Likes Received:
    262
    Dislikes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Huchinson kansas
    Our church youth group plays about once a week,usually Thursday nights and then I get to play at another event every Friday night,about 6/10 hours a week all year round.My older brother and my sister both play as well so that makes for some good sibling rivalry.


    Sent from my iPhone using Bowhunting.com Forums
     

Share This Page