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Bowhunting a Drug?

Does anyone on here feel like they are addicted to bow hunting? I used to strictly gun hunt and it didn't bother me if I went or not. But, when I picked up the bow everything changed. As a matter of fact I don't even pick the gun up anymore. I am strictly a bowhunter now. It was like I became a whole different person. I always say to my wife is it is who I am, it is part of me. I don't know if it's the challenge, or knowing everytime you go out there is that chance that big one you've been waiting for may walk past. I look for ways to get out. I try and think of any excuse I can just to get out there. I buy the amximum amount of tags whether we need the meat or not. I know there are people out there that love deer meat that don't hunt that I always give some to. I have a shirt that says, Bowhunting, The Drug There Is No Cure For! This is definitely a true statement when it comes to me. Anyone else out there feel this way?

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Hmmmm.....may be bow hunting

Hmmmm.....may be bow hunting is for people who can't handle drugs or alcohol?

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I don't drink, smoke, or do

I don't drink, smoke, or do drugs. Maybe you have something there.

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Absolutely MofF.  Why else

Absolutely MofF.  Why else would I still be bow hunting after 20 years on and off, and never having harvested an animal?  I absolutely love being in the woods this time of year.  There is no better "drug" to relieve my stress, ease my mind, etc. than to be sitting in the tree, listening to the woods all around me, a cool nip in the air, and hopefully seeing a deer.  I love rifle hunting too, but I think it's a combination of things that makes bow hunting so special.

It's the fact that the weather is cooler, but not cold yet.  Also, it is a much more intimate sport, in that you have to be closer to the animal you are shooting that when rifle hunting.  It's more personal that way.

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+1 Ca_V. It's all about

+1 Ca_V.

It's all about enjoying the outdoors and relaxing to nature's call.

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