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Re living the shot

Post by longbow joe » Fri Nov 22, 2019 5:13 pm

I was walking the dog today and l had a chat with my 80 year old neighbor (a bad ass former hunter and sweetheart of a elderly friend) and he brought up the subject of how you shoot a whitetail or any other animal for that matter and you go home and re live the shot for the next 24 hours.....l said Al ...yep l do that but no one ever brought it up before you.... l love that man.
He gave up hunting and memories are all he has .He would be awfully mad if l killed something and didn't drop buy.. lol. I love old people l hope l live long... but not long enough to not hunt or at least fish
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Re: Re living the shot

Post by xcaliber » Fri Nov 22, 2019 6:01 pm

I reflect on my shots too Joe, I think it might help me next hunt even if it’s a good shot. I have a few older guys that no longer hunt and want to hear every single detail after I get one. Then I have to hear stories I heard many times before, but as I get older I understand it more and more. :thumbup:
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Re: Re living the shot

Post by Bcxbow » Fri Nov 22, 2019 6:13 pm

Same here and wouldn’t have it any other way :thumbup:
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Re: Re living the shot

Post by janesy » Fri Nov 22, 2019 6:29 pm

I agree, the memories are a trophy all their own
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Re: Re living the shot

Post by Tom » Fri Nov 22, 2019 7:19 pm

janesy wrote:
Fri Nov 22, 2019 6:29 pm
I agree, the memories are a trophy all their own
This above quote is spot on.

Years ago, my family ran a very busy fishing charter business in Lake Ontario. I don't remember how many times I was asked " would you mount that fish". I had always replied that was an unfair question as I had seen many many very large fish. I would then tell them that mounting a fish or an animal should not be because of it's size, but more from the story of how it came about. That in years down the road, every time you look at the mount, you will relive the good times.

Memories are mostly all I have now, but they still bring smiles.

BTW, I ran into an old client this summer, he told me that every time he sees the fish he had mounted, he relives the great time and smiles. I would be sad if no one would remember good times hunting or fishing (successful or not) after they happened.

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Re: Re living the shot

Post by gerald strine » Fri Nov 22, 2019 7:53 pm

Long after the meat is eaten the memories remain of the hunt I feel it in some way honer's the harvesting of the animal to sustain our families.
I always like to lay my hands on a harvest and pray a prayer of thanks to the animal and to god for the taking of the life that will feed my family, just seams like the natural thing to do.
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Re: Re living the shot

Post by ko4nrbs » Fri Nov 22, 2019 8:04 pm

I still relive the shot when I killed my first squirrel in 1966!! Was hunting with my Dad and brother and every time I drive pass that spot on I40 in Southern Oklahoma it brings back the memory.
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Re: Re living the shot

Post by W.Miguire » Fri Nov 22, 2019 8:08 pm

Yes memories are precious. I have hunted for many years and I can remember every hunt and kill from the first to the last one I have taken so far . We I all like to hear the hunting stories . Joe , I hope you can keep your friend for a long time to come . I can see him sitting beside you on your hunts
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Re: Re living the shot

Post by Prmtvbowman22 » Fri Nov 22, 2019 10:30 pm

I'm 68 years old and can remember the details of over 50 successful hunts and many unsuccessful attempts. I love hearing stories of other people's hunts. Look forward to making many more memories.

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Re: Re living the shot

Post by Hester0305 » Fri Nov 22, 2019 11:10 pm

I also love reliving the hunts especially when I look at some of my deer mounts and relive the situation again. I've been lucky over the last few years getting to hunt with my wife and my grandkids so I get to relive their hunts also. I really enjoying seeing them getting so excited when buck fever gets ahold of them.
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Re: Re living the shot

Post by Boo » Sat Nov 23, 2019 5:52 am

I guess I do as well. Some of the kills keep popping into my mind but funny enough, I remember some geese and zero turkeys. :eusa-think:
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Re: Re living the shot

Post by artifact » Sat Nov 23, 2019 8:28 am

Strange, it seems like the ones that keep popping up in my mind the most are the ones I messed up on! :lol:

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Re: Re living the shot

Post by janesy » Sat Nov 23, 2019 9:14 am

Boo wrote:
Sat Nov 23, 2019 5:52 am
I guess I do as well. Some of the kills keep popping into my mind but funny enough, I remember some geese and zero turkeys. :eusa-think:
Older folks are special. Almost everyone of my very close friends are older. There are customers that have moved on quite a while ago that I still keep tabs on. Just like old dogs, they are a treasure to me as well.
For some reason, I actually cannot remember every turkey I've got. I try tho. A buddy asked me back in the spring how many I've taken, and for the life of me, I can't figure it out.
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Re: Re living the shot

Post by Potter » Wed Nov 27, 2019 8:48 am

I remember all my spring turkeys. I just love being in the woods before dark listening for that gobble! It's also a great time of the year to be out. I think I'm starting to like it more than fall archery.
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