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#5615497 - 02/23/15 01:29 PM Superstitious hunting secrets that can be said out loud
REALKILLER Offline
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Registered: 02/19/15
Posts: 912
I've got to admit that I've always been a little superstitious while hunting. I used to try and wear my old treebark hunting suit as much as possible. My friend Roy wore it when I first got it in 1987 because it was too big for me. I can still see him sitting about 600 yrds from me on a live oak tree branch across a valley in llano. At the time the suit was dark in color and he really stuck out while up in that tree. He died in 99 and I still have that hunting suit. The suit is faded in color and is very tight on me now. I never wear it anymore, but if I get in a buck slump in the future that suit is going to be squeezed onto my body. I also feel like I've got some good company with me while hunting even when nobody is around. I've got a picture of my great great grandma and some other family members hanging by my front door. I look at it before I leave the house. She was 100% Cherokee Indian. I feel lucky knowing Indian blood is in me. I wouldn't post your secrets if you feel it will jinx you. thanks
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#5616681 - 02/23/15 08:55 PM Re: Superstitious hunting secrets that can be said out loud [Re: REALKILLER]
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THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 10/03/07
Posts: 6987
Loc: West
I get real bad about what cap I wear. It typically
Chnges from year to year but I have 1 cap that Has produced a kill everytime that I have worn it in the woods. This is including everyone in my group. I typicaly wear it 2-3 times a year. Other than that, Not too much
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#5616703 - 02/23/15 09:04 PM Re: Superstitious hunting secrets that can be said out loud [Re: REALKILLER]
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Sparkly Pants

Registered: 11/19/08
Posts: 43778
Loc: Kingwood
If I don't have a redbull on the morning hunt or a mug of sweet tea on the evening hunt then I might as well stay home because I'm not going to see anything.

My wife sleeping in is also my good luck charm. If she's not there on her stand and I am everything comes out of the woodworks. Makes me wonder what she's doing on the stand to deter their movement.

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#5616715 - 02/23/15 09:09 PM Re: Superstitious hunting secrets that can be said out loud [Re: REALKILLER]
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Registered: 09/24/10
Posts: 33682
Loc: Mansfield, Texas
I see the biggest deer when I don't take my rifle or video camera grin
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#5616739 - 02/23/15 09:25 PM Re: Superstitious hunting secrets that can be said out loud [Re: REALKILLER]
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Registered: 08/04/10
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On a ranch I managed in South Texas for the evening hunts I would drive around till I found buzzards sitting on a blind then hunt that blind(25 blinds on the ranch). Was good luck it seemed when I did find them on a blind. When I was growing up I would listen for coyotes to howl and if they were close it was good luck for our morning hunts on our farm. They always seemed to be around the deer or close to them.
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#5616750 - 02/23/15 09:30 PM Re: Superstitious hunting secrets that can be said out loud [Re: REALKILLER]
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Registered: 03/27/13
Posts: 1206
Loc: S.E. Louisiana
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#5616790 - 02/23/15 09:49 PM Re: Superstitious hunting secrets that can be said out loud [Re: REALKILLER]
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THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 10/19/12
Posts: 7159
Loc: Bexar/Gillespie, hunt Terrell
I'm not that superstitious, but I have killed a couple of animals right after finding an arrow head. Thought that was pretty cool.

When my kids were younger and sat a few times with me, I'd always see more game than when alone. One of the girls seemed to be almost spooky lucky. My youngest killed a 13-point, hill country deer as her first buck.
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#5616800 - 02/23/15 09:53 PM Re: Superstitious hunting secrets that can be said out loud [Re: REALKILLER]
1riot1ranger Offline
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Registered: 09/17/08
Posts: 608
Loc: Occupied Clear Lake City
The really big deer only come when you get out of the blind to use the bathroom

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#5617122 - 02/24/15 08:09 AM Re: Superstitious hunting secrets that can be said out loud [Re: REALKILLER]
colt.45 Offline
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 03/16/12
Posts: 9307
Loc: wondering about the woods
i pee just before i go wondering about the woods, it doesnt help my hunting. Just lightens the load on my bladder. flag
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#5617148 - 02/24/15 08:19 AM Re: Superstitious hunting secrets that can be said out loud [Re: REALKILLER]
cameron00 Offline
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 01/08/09
Posts: 8196
Loc: Texas
I rarely see deer due to the Leprechauns in my forest.

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#5617401 - 02/24/15 10:13 AM Re: Superstitious hunting secrets that can be said out loud [Re: REALKILLER]
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Registered: 05/14/09
Posts: 15138
Loc: Denton/Argyle
This guy hunted mule deer on our ranch 9 straight years. See if you can figure out his "good luck charm"?








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#5617408 - 02/24/15 10:14 AM Re: Superstitious hunting secrets that can be said out loud [Re: REALKILLER]
cameron00 Offline
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 01/08/09
Posts: 8196
Loc: Texas
The John Deere cap. Fine sartorial addition.

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#5617435 - 02/24/15 10:25 AM Re: Superstitious hunting secrets that can be said out loud [Re: REALKILLER]
REALKILLER Offline
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Registered: 02/19/15
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Several years ago I made a little 1 1/2 mile hike into the deer woods. When made it to my destination I stopped by a pine to put my lucky hunting suit on. I didn't want to cook up a sweat on the walk in with the suit already on. I stood my .270 against the pine tree that was soon to be my back rest overlooking a very long pipeline right of way that was splitting two heavy wood lots. I was standing one leg trying to force my boot through the second pants leg with one hand on the tree. Something told me to look up and low and behold about 40 yrds a 150 class ten point is walking very fast across the pipeline. Me standing on one leg, with the other stuck in my hunting suit made it rather hard to grab my rifle and try to make a shot. I made some nasty sounds trying to get him to stop, but with his head down I knew his mind was on something else. That was the first clean typical ten point I had ever seen. At the time it was one of my goals to kill a ten point. I never saw that deer again. This may seem kind of unlucky, but the next year I killed three mature bucks and they were all ten point symmetrical, typical ten points. Now that's some luck.
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Saw somethin big in grey out there. What is that? Oh #### !! thats a big ol buck. 😆

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#5617444 - 02/24/15 10:29 AM Re: Superstitious hunting secrets that can be said out loud [Re: REALKILLER]
REALKILLER Offline
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Registered: 02/19/15
Posts: 912
Hey, a little bit of sacred clothing can go along way.
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Saw somethin big in grey out there. What is that? Oh #### !! thats a big ol buck. 😆

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#5617659 - 02/24/15 12:36 PM Re: Superstitious hunting secrets that can be said out loud [Re: REALKILLER]
ParkCountyElkDestroyer Offline
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Registered: 01/31/10
Posts: 4190
I do better without camo on...








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