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Blabster, well said.  I too

Blabster, well said.  I too read a lot of other forums but recently started to post on this one because it seems a little smaller and also more friendly than some of the others.  Plus on here it seems I can relate to more of the topics than on some of the other sites, its more concentrated in those areas for the most part.

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This is a great forum

I can see it both ways, For example there newbies like me that I feel I dont want to over step my boundaries. I feel I shouldnt ask question because I havent earned or been on long enough to get answers, There is tone of information the last couple days and hours I have learned so much about area's just by going back and reading old post I have read so many and there is ton still to go through. I feel as myself I shouldnt be giving advice for people which I only have been on the site for a couple of days. I would like to share and thats where the Intimidation comes to play Because of how many great and Knowlegdeable hunters there are on this site, and I dont want to be one of those guys on the site that has a comment for everything and be looked upon as a MR. KNOW IT ALL.

This forum has a good following just not everyone likes to Post.

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Every post is not about

Every post is not about giving advice. It can be a simple sharing of your experience. I think 95%, possibly more, of the hunting experience is what I will call learning opportunities (failures or mistakes by other words). Some of the most exciting parts of the hunt and the most fun to retell can be the mistakes.

Anybody who has hunted at all should have plenty of moments in a hunt where your hunting sense was telling you that everything was looking good. Then you take another couple steps, look the wrong direction, put down your weapon, etc., only to discover a moment to late, that you made the exact wrong decision as you hear or see your prey running away. You learn from those moments, and try not to make the same mistakes over and over.

I will watch a couple hunting shows here and there, and nearly all of them edit those moments out. I really don't understand why because those moments are part of the hunt. So, if you don't feel like you can give advice, don't bother giving advice. Share your experiences, even if you don't have many built up.

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I enjoy watching some of the

I enjoy watching some of the hunting shows too, but they do seem full of people that for the most part seem to of course do everything just right almost all the time. (i'm sure through a lot of editing). And the in your face music and ads get annoying. I think I should make a show (or wish someone would) that showed your avg hunting buddies out trying to make it work. Showing the mistakes, screw ups, and indecision. Throw in a little humor among friends and it would make for a much better and more realistic show!

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Also the hunting shows are

Also the hunting shows are ussually on private land and with guides. The average hunter cannot afford to pay for the access and for the high end guides that are used by these shows. Truth be told, I have a lot more respect for the hunters that post stories on here, about the raghorn they shot on public land or the cow they helped one of their kids harvest, then I do for the peacocks strutting around the sportsman channel. Getting out in the wilderness with family, with the precious little free time that we have , is what it is all about.

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I sent you a PM when you were out javalina hunting.
I guess that got deleted too as I never got a reply.

There hasn't been a lot to contribute to in this site lately. I've pretty much pulled stakes but do check back now and then to see what's happening.

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I never did see a PM from you

I never did see a PM from you but if I remember I replied to a post that you made after I returned. 

I was wondering, have you heard from Wade?  He went wolf hunting in January and I haven't seen a post by him since. 

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Critter wrote:

I never did see a PM from you but if I remember I replied to a post that you made after I returned. 

I was wondering, have you heard from Wade?  He went wolf hunting in January and I haven't seen a post by him since. 

Talk to Wade frequently. His wolf hunt didn't go as planned and he came home early. He's been a little out of sorts lately and taking a break from it all. I look for him to be in Coues Camp come October though.

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wrong post

moved post sorry

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BTW I sent you another PM.

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