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what would the old hunter in you tell the young hunter you were

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Don't work out that way your dad or uncles won't make you the first and only call to drag there deer!!!!!!

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I came from a suburban family in which no one hunted, so I'm pretty sure I made every mistake possible in learning to hunt with my Sears and Roebuck Ted Williams 12 gauge. The best advice I could give is to be patient and listen to the experienced hunters. Be smart enough to sort out all this advice and don't beat yourself up over your mistakes. You're gonna make them. 

We all realize, of course, that we would never have listened to most of this advise. We knew it all back then....

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Mary the girl who is hot, her mom is hot, her family has lots of farms and few hunters........:taunt:

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7 hours ago, Belo said:

to the land buyers. Question.

My dad curses my mom for not letting him buy "more land" when they were first starting out. At 63, he is certainly in a better financial situation now and admits they couldn't afford it then. 

I've passed on land for a nicer house/commute/school district and I don't think I'll ever regret that. How many of you really had the means in your 20's to buy land?

Never bought land , wife came with it, come up,think of it that was a huge cost ....  However I could  have , bought  my first house in my mid 20's as a single man . Started maxing out my retirement the day I start working , plus matual funds on the Side .

Never bought new cars , did travel though . Never had a car loan , mort. Was $749 a month .

We live in what many would call a starter home , raised our kids here , folks who,have never been to,our home will ask if we'll down size now that the kids are gone . We tell them we've lived downsize forever . 

Could I have bought land in my 20's ? No. 30's or 40's sure , but our financial goals were paying for kids college and retirement . Land , new cars and big houses would have got  in the way .

We need a financial area here .

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to the land buyers. Question.
My dad curses my mom for not letting him buy "more land" when they were first starting out. At 63, he is certainly in a better financial situation now and admits they couldn't afford it then. 
I've passed on land for a nicer house/commute/school district and I don't think I'll ever regret that. How many of you really had the means in your 20's to buy land?

Well I'm 30 and own 200 acres of my own my brother is 35 and he has another nearly200. I live without so I can have my own. If it wasn't for owning land I could probably afford a new Harley and a new snowmobile and a new truck but my older models still slow me to have fun and allow me to afford my hobbies.


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At 30 I have matured more than I could imagine as an outdoorsman.

 

The number 1 thing I would tell the younger me is not to argue or do the opposite of what my father tried telling me. As a kid I always had a better way to do things and now that my dads gone I wish I would have listened more.

 

The other thing I have learned is its not the number of fish you catch, what they weigh or the number of deer you kill/ what they score/weight it's the time in the woods that is the trophy. Instead of having racks/mounts to brag about have them to use as a remembrance of how and who they were taken with.

 

I am thankful I have learned this because I enjoy my time outdoors much more than I used to!

 

 

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Buy your own property!


Genesis 9:1-3 .....The fear and dread of you will fall upon all of the beasts of the earth and all the birds of the air, upon every creature that moves along the ground, and upon all the fish of the sea; they are given into your hands. Everything that moves will be food for you.....

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Buy land!

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"Reaching out for the hand of God but did you think you'd shake your own!" - #8

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12 hours ago, Buckmaster7600 said:


Well I'm 30 and own 200 acres of my own my brother is 35 and he has another nearly200. I live without so I can have my own. If it wasn't for owning land I could probably afford a new Harley and a new snowmobile and a new truck but my older models still slow me to have fun and allow me to afford my hobbies.


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what town/county? 

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"Ethical behavior is doing the right thing when no one else is watching, even when the wrong thing is legal"

-Aldo Leopold 

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10 hours ago, ....rob said:

Buy land!

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LOL...where were all of you guys when I was trying to sell my camp?:rofl:

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I would have to tell my youngerself to slow down and don't rush/wish I were older because now I would love to have them old day's back!I've no regrets to what I have done inlife just now I'm a little wiser and make better choices.

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Nothing is my answer.  Now that I am in my fifties, I am 100 percent satisfied with how things have turned out. I am very thankful for all the "learning experiences" I had in my teens, twenties, thirties, and fourties.    

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I have thought about this a couple days to come up with an honest answer. I turn 50 in a couple weeks. I have never had a ton of money, but I have been able to afford my hobbies. I grew up in the outdoors and at dirt tracks on the weekends.  My father took me hunting starting at a young age. There was no babying and going home because it was cold. He basically did everything wrong according to how it is done now, but I loved it.

He taught me to shoot shotgun and rifle, and although I never could compete with him when it came to shotgun, by the time I was 12, I could out shoot him with the .22 mag. He was the one that made me able to remain calm and make the shot when it came, and not before.

I had a neighbor that taught me to fish and to trap, so that was even more time in the woods and water. I had a gun shop owner up the road that ran coonhounds. That became my true love and made some money in hides and later in competition.

So, unlike a ton of kids, I was given the outdoors and grabbed it by the horns. I consider myself very lucky to have lived the life I have. It wasn't always perfect and I had plenty of personal things come up, but the outdoors was always there.

A couple of things I would tell myself is to run hounds as much as you can because deer hunting is going to ruin it in the end, and to pick up the bow right off the bat.

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I'm 62, but only my third year hunting. I would tell my younger self, don't worry about kids and family and job taking time away from fishing and hunting. Everything has a time and a place. When family comes, embrace it, jump in with both feet. Share what you love with them, but don't force them to do more of it than they want. Put your own interests, wants, needs aside, learn to try/do what they are interested in.

When your kids are grown up and gone away, you will only wish you had more time to spend with them.  Hunting and fishing will always be there to fill your free time (provided you take care of yourself). It is just as much fun learning something new at 62 as 22 or 32 whether its deer hunting, bow shooting, fly fishing, wakeboarding, or whatever.

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Just a hunch but I'll bet Oldnewbie's kids are pretty squared away .

Best post in a long time .

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Any advice given to my younger self from my older self, would have been ignored. Because I thought I knew it all back then!  Live and learn the hard way, knucklehead.  I did.

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As far as Spring Turkey Hunting goes-- when I was starting out at age 30--still fairly young- I would hunt 3 or more areas in one day. Now- I try to stay with one area in a day and use my knowledge rather then my car.

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Pick  a Different hobby. 

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Archers see how far away from a target they can get and still hit the bullseye.
Bowhunters see how close they can get and make a clean kill.


 

"I will remain what I am until I die, a hunter, and when there are no buffalo or other game I will send my children to hunt and live on prairie mice"

Sitting Bull

 

 

“The only grain we feed them is either a 130- or a 150-grain bullet,” Shane Benoit

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I knew my wife for some time before we started seeing each other.  She was always a friend who "wasn't my type".  I would have gone with her sooner, which means less money wasted on loose women and instead get into hunting sooner and spend more time in the woods.


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Never  go in the woods without toilet paper......In fact, never go ANYWHERE without toilet paper....

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Be very very quiet like walking through your home/woods  when every one is sleeping.

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