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Biggest reason a hunter comes home empty handed...

October 2003 Poll:

Biggest reason a hunter comes home empty handed...

Like most endeavors, hunting is an activity where you can learn not just from your success but from your failures.

In your experience, what is the biggest reason you or other hunters have come home empty handed?

The options explained:

No game seen: You have to see them to hunt them.

Game out of range: You have to get in range even if you see them.

Missed shot: Oops...

Equipment failure: Miss-fire, bullet performance, jammed safety, scope broke, etc...

Bad weather: Hunting in blizzards is dangerous.

Other: Everything else.

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Biggest reason a hunter comes home empty handed...

Not seeing the trophy that you wanted to see or was hoping for. A meat hunt is fairly easy to fill in most cases, however, the trophy that you have set your goals on may not come along.

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Biggest reason a hunter comes home empty handed...

How about the guy the guy that always see's game and at least a couple good bucks but never seems to have blood on his hands. Think maybe these guys are full of more than stories

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Biggest reason a hunter comes home empty handed...

During deer season I see a lot, and I mean a lot of does, I always pass on them till the last day/s of the hunt. Sometimes it means no kill, not a big deal.

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Biggest reason a hunter comes home empty handed...

I just like beeing out there, but I am a trophy hunter, I have went without, no big deal to me, I like the meat but it is too easy to just shoot meat around here, I would be done before I started if you know what I mean!

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Biggest reason a hunter comes home empty handed...

same here i just enjoy the hunt .if i dont see the one i want then i add them to the seen list and move on.
i find i really dont have to fill any tag to have a good time.

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