Motivation Problem

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Re: Motivation Problem

Post by robertyb » Tue Nov 15, 2016 1:38 pm

nyexhunter wrote:Just get out there whenever you feel good about it. If it's 9 a.m. til noon, 1 pm til 4; whatever. This is supposed to be fun. You may be surprised to see a deer when you least expect one. Just get out there and enjoy.

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I usually get in a rut in late season (mid Dec.here) and start sleeping till 6 or 7 AM. :shock:
So I get up at 7 say and go get on stand about 9 to 9:30 and am usually seeing deer within an hour or so. I have found that the deer have patterned the hunters and started moving mid mornings when most everyone has left the field.
I hope you find the thrill of the hunt again soon. :D
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Re: Motivation Problem

Post by rayman » Tue Nov 15, 2016 1:54 pm

Always gets me excited about going if I buy a new toy to hunt with. Might be time to try a new crossbow or rifle.

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Re: Motivation Problem

Post by TheBig1 » Tue Nov 15, 2016 2:38 pm

Thanks Guys, all good advice. Except for RayMan, you're going to get me in deeper trouble if I listen to you. :lol:

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Re: Motivation Problem

Post by ROGER THAT » Tue Nov 15, 2016 4:10 pm

Big I get up early 2am to go pickup my uncle to go hunting.
Do I like 2 am NO. But I have 4 Cups of Coffee Before I leave And I Get To Start Another Day In The Woods. :D :D :D
No One Knows How Many More Hunts We All Have So I'm Getting As Many As I Can In :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Motivation Problem

Post by Normous » Tue Nov 15, 2016 4:16 pm

Ask your Doc for a Testosterone script. It will help getting you UP in the morning and give you motivation.
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Re: Motivation Problem

Post by TheBig1 » Tue Nov 15, 2016 4:33 pm

Normous wrote:Ask your Doc for a Testosterone script. It will help getting you UP in the morning and give you motivation.
Normous, that's the funny thing, I have absolutely NO problem getting UP in the morning. Luckily I'm still awoken to morning Reveille. :P :lol:
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Re: Motivation Problem

Post by longbow joe » Tue Nov 15, 2016 10:14 pm

Ive hunted a total of 50 evenings and morning and night every Saturday since the end of sept and still have not shot a buck that l deem tagworthy. .......by now lm getting pretty tired Ive got ten months of rest l can go a little longer maby tomorrow my big buck will come .maby tomorrow my big buck will come. I will keep this up till the friday after thanksgiving when our archery season ends . Then lts gun season with the crossbow maby my buck will come.
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Re: Motivation Problem

Post by TheBig1 » Wed Nov 16, 2016 7:55 am

I wish you luck Joe, I too hope that he comes in for you.
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Re: Motivation Problem

Post by longbow joe » Wed Nov 16, 2016 3:52 pm

Chad one year i had some problems buisy etc. I didnt hunt till around now. I ended up getting my biggest buck to date a 14 pointer .we all have lulls it happens .you still have gun that also works. Good luck to you also your a good dude. Maby the lord will shine on you .
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Re: Motivation Problem

Post by ko4nrbs » Wed Nov 16, 2016 4:18 pm

My wife is my motivator!! She makes sure I get out as much as I can so I don't sit around and whine after the season is over.

When I hunt down river she drives the van back home with the boat trailer after launching the boat just in case vandals appear at the parking area while I am gone. When I am ready to have her pick up I give her a call and she is normally waiting for me at the boat ramp.

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Re: Motivation Problem

Post by automated11 » Wed Nov 16, 2016 5:07 pm

ROGER THAT wrote:Big I get up early 2am to go pickup my uncle to go hunting.
Do I like 2 am NO. But I have 4 Cups of Coffee Before I leave And I Get To Start Another Day In The Woods. :D :D :D
No One Knows How Many More Hunts We All Have So I'm Getting As Many As I Can In :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Motivation Problem

Post by DuckHunt » Wed Nov 16, 2016 5:53 pm

The season is so long where I hunt and I hunt so hard in the early season that I start to get burnt out by late November. In early December once the mornings turn real cold and the shorter days have me tired by the end of the week, I find it much more difficult to crawl out of a warm bed on Saturday mornings.

I've told myself that I would try to pace myself some so extend my season, but I haven't figured it out yet. I really don't get in the woods much once the leaves are all off. But getting burned out is a little different than not having motivation to get the season started.

As someone else mentioned, changing things up sometimes helps bring some excitement. A few years back I killed a deer with five different weapons just to keep things interesting. Or even better, take someone else (a kid) hunting. Seeing the excitement in someone else warms the soul and can't help but to provide motivation.

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Re: Motivation Problem

Post by sproulman » Thu Nov 17, 2016 10:58 am

You should hunt with me I am also from pa...I saw less than 10 deer for 5 weeks of hard hunting DAYS and never saw deer do to DOE KILLING that has been done in wmu2g of pa..

its hard ...Finding a buddy to hunt with you would help .i hunt by myself my brother will not hunt with me because i get big bucks all the time..lol..Terrible isnt it that some feel that way i never did..

so you could say what gets you out Sproul....First I do not need to kill deer and this looks like 2nd year I will not get buck... I ENJOY WOODS ..Not kill...I have 49 bucks in 53 years ......

AFTERNOON is my best time right to dark ..I trail Bucks in dark like hound dog..lol..I am set up with lights etc ...Soooooooooo i sleep in most times but i did do morning hunts this season and got head colds, had coyotes barking ,had hunters ruin my spots went back to afternoons ...

I am last 63 year old i see in woods in my area climbing tree with my summit at 5am and i am not in good shape not weight wise but other problems ....


see if you can find friend to hunt with you that helps a lot me no one wants with older fart..... :lol:

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Re: Motivation Problem

Post by sproulman » Thu Nov 17, 2016 11:08 am

longbow joe wrote:Ive hunted a total of 50 evenings and morning and night every Saturday since the end of sept and still have not shot a buck that l deem tagworthy. .......by now lm getting pretty tired Ive got ten months of rest l can go a little longer maby tomorrow my big buck will come .maby tomorrow my big buck will come. I will keep this up till the friday after thanksgiving when our archery season ends . Then lts gun season with the crossbow maby my buck will come.

Joe you are hunting privateland try to keep your spirits up hunting this disaster of county CLINTON wmu2g publicland...

They steal your stands,they follow you into woods, they disturb your spot no respect for your area .....I hunted hard for 5 weeks our season is over here..saw less than 10 deer ..had hunter after hunter going into me for 1 hr drives at 7 am daily after the 8 point buck with 17 inch spread yo ho ,yo ho ,then truck doors slam and off they go.....

I AM LOOKING FOR LEASED LAND NEXT SEASON WHERE I can leave my climber getting to hard for me ..SAD deer we had in clinton county they are all gone do to dmap doe killing and all tags....

big bucks are shot by 4 year old girls unreal isnt it I guess they are better hunters than ole sproul.... O h well it is what it is..

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Re: Motivation Problem

Post by Hi5 » Fri Nov 18, 2016 3:34 pm

TheBig1 wrote:................ I have absolutely NO problem getting UP in the morning. Luckily I'm still awoken to morning Reveille. :P :lol:

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I just thought of something. Maybe that's the source of the problem, that is, being "UP" in the mornings. Why don't you instead try staying "UP" later in the day?

You might find that would free your mornings for hunting.
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