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#6029388 - 11/14/15 02:33 PM How do you feel walking through the woods in the dark?
deerslayer96 Offline
Light Foot

Registered: 10/27/15
Posts: 25
Just thought I'd see how other people feel about walking through the woods in the dark. I am a bit skiddish when I walk through the woods in the dark. Any little sound causes me to reach for the pistol just in case I need it. If I didn't have the pistol with me, I'd be running to my stand. Lol

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#6029397 - 11/14/15 02:38 PM Re: How do you feel walking through the woods in the dark? [Re: deerslayer96]
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Registered: 08/04/10
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The only thing that bothers me a bit is javi's or if I happen on a big rattlesnake. I turn on a brighter light if I run across either of those. I don't carry anything but my bow or rifle when I walk to the stand. Own 2 pistols but never carry them in hunting season.
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#6029399 - 11/14/15 02:40 PM Re: How do you feel walking through the woods in the dark? [Re: deerslayer96]
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Registered: 09/24/10
Posts: 33682
Loc: Mansfield, Texas
I never carry a pistol and never worried. Only thing that bothers me is a skunk...
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#6029401 - 11/14/15 02:44 PM Re: How do you feel walking through the woods in the dark? [Re: deerslayer96]
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THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 10/14/09
Posts: 6054
Loc: Goldthwaite,Tx
Originally Posted By: deerslayer96
Just thought I'd see how other people feel about walking through the woods in the dark. I am a bit skiddish when I walk through the woods in the dark. Any little sound causes me to reach for the pistol just in case I need it. If I didn't have the pistol with me, I'd be running to my stand. Lol


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#6029403 - 11/14/15 02:45 PM Re: How do you feel walking through the woods in the dark? [Re: deerslayer96]
Cast Offline
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Registered: 12/14/08
Posts: 14901
Loc: North Texas - God's Country
I can barely walk on broken ground in daylight. If it's dark I take the Gator and I do carry.
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#6029412 - 11/14/15 02:53 PM Re: How do you feel walking through the woods in the dark? [Re: deerslayer96]
stxranchman Offline
Obie Juan Kenobi

Registered: 08/04/10
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When I managed and hunted in South Texas, I never had my pistol on me either. It was in my truck or Ranger in my game cleaning bag. Illegals were the only reason I had it with me. Nothing like pulling up to a deer blind with a door open or pulling up to a stand with a smoldering fire under it to get your attention quickly before daylight. I was more worried about waking up a rattlesnake when walking than anything else most of time since I was 35 miles from town and 65 miles to the closest hospital. I lived on the ranch alone and hunted 90% by myself with no one else on the ranch.
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#6029420 - 11/14/15 02:58 PM Re: How do you feel walking through the woods in the dark? [Re: deerslayer96]
enock Offline
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Registered: 11/09/09
Posts: 184
Loc: Stephenville Tx
I walked right on a skunk last night. His tail went straight in the air and the dang thing started at me! Never had one charge at me before! Went about 15 yards and he stopped and turned around. I hate skunks

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#6029424 - 11/14/15 03:02 PM Re: How do you feel walking through the woods in the dark? [Re: deerslayer96]
deerslayer96 Offline
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Registered: 10/27/15
Posts: 25
I'd hate to have something charge at me and not have a pistol on me.

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#6029429 - 11/14/15 03:11 PM Re: How do you feel walking through the woods in the dark? [Re: deerslayer96]
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Woodsman

Registered: 11/05/14
Posts: 144
Loc: parker county
Just depends. If I'm walking to my tree stand I get a little uneasy. Mostly because it's in the thick stuff and after all the things I've read about hogs. If it's to my box blind it's a different story. Wide open all the way until I get there.

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#6029438 - 11/14/15 03:17 PM Re: How do you feel walking through the woods in the dark? [Re: deerslayer96]
Enter Standman Offline
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Registered: 10/09/10
Posts: 2859
Loc: Mount Pleasant, TX
I figure the only thing that would possibly try to take me down in the woods is a large cat. He's gonna come in from the south, and I won't hear him, so hopefully it's over quick and I taste awful to him.

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#6029442 - 11/14/15 03:22 PM Re: How do you feel walking through the woods in the dark? [Re: deerslayer96]
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Registered: 04/20/11
Posts: 23577
Loc: Wise County Texas
So far doesn't bother me. Only place I am more cautious is Colorado and that is due to mountain lion more than anything else, pretty much the only thing that makes me go "Hmmmm".
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#6029452 - 11/14/15 03:35 PM Re: How do you feel walking through the woods in the dark? [Re: txshntr]
stxranchman Offline
Obie Juan Kenobi

Registered: 08/04/10
Posts: 52092
Originally Posted By: txshntr
I never carry a pistol and never worried. Only thing that bothers me is a skunk...

What about ol' WereFoots? popcorn
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#6029463 - 11/14/15 03:44 PM Re: How do you feel walking through the woods in the dark? [Re: deerslayer96]
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THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 08/27/08
Posts: 5471
Loc: DFW
When I was younger there were times when I was a little uneasy...hunting public land and not knowing who you might run into etc. but now on a lease in the hill country there's not much to be concerned with.

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#6029470 - 11/14/15 03:50 PM Re: How do you feel walking through the woods in the dark? [Re: deerslayer96]
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#6029478 - 11/14/15 04:05 PM Re: How do you feel walking through the woods in the dark? [Re: deerslayer96]
Curly Offline
Overrated

Registered: 08/08/08
Posts: 20116
Loc: Sittin on my butt on the THF
I'm basically sleep walking to my blind in the mornings anyway so it doesn't bother me.
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