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This is hunting #8952522 11/10/23 12:57 AM
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One of my daughters shared this with me. My apologies if this is a repost. I added one line - It is something you adore where others see no value.

This is Hunting.

It will break your heart and you will go days without getting so much as a shot at an animal.
You will miss your shot.
You will see garbage in the bush, and have to pick it up.
You will wound something one day, and it will make you cry.

It will teach you life lessons.
You will learn that one more minute can make all the difference.
You will learn that life doesn't care...the weather warms up anyways, the wind changes direction, and all you can do is work with it.
You will learn patience and determination.

It will inspire you.
You will see a mother and her baby, and your heart will swell.
You will be humbled by that doe blowing at you, less than 10 yards away.
You will see the beauty of dawn.
You will learn the feeling of being prey.
You will see things so beautiful, others seem dull in comparison.
You will speak to another species.

This is hunting.
It will make you vulnerable.
You might cry over the animals you shoot.
You might make mistakes and fret over the what ifs.
You will face your own worst enemy in the bush: yourself.
You will have to walk through the dark, basically blind deaf and dumb.
You will learn the bittersweet feeling of letting an animal live, or choosing to kill one.
You will learn the important balance of life and death.

You will become ..... you.

You will learn passion, grit, strength, emotion, independence, determination, empathy, silence and peace.

It is where you will learn your most valuable lessons.

It is where you will make your best memories.

It is where you will cry, laugh, and love.

It is where you learn to be still and be quiet.

It is what you will devote your life to, and never regret it.

This is what we call Hunting.

~ Cody Bret

Pc - Josh S.
Author - Emma Fimrite

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"Some people will never like you because your spirit irritates their demons."
Re: This is hunting [Re: Texas Dan] #8952563 11/10/23 02:01 AM
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Amen

Re: This is hunting [Re: Texas Dan] #8952570 11/10/23 02:04 AM
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Very nice.


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Re: This is hunting [Re: Texas Dan] #8952787 11/10/23 03:45 PM
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Awesome

Re: This is hunting [Re: Texas Dan] #8952818 11/10/23 04:34 PM
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Don't take life so seriously, you'll never make it out alive!
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More eloquent than I could be. Love this!

Re: This is hunting [Re: Texas Dan] #8952982 11/10/23 10:14 PM
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Excellent!!!

Re: This is hunting [Re: Texas Dan] #8953314 11/11/23 05:53 PM
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Not exactly covered above but I hate it when I hit an animal that I can’t find. Anybody that hasn’t had this happen hasn’t been hunting very long.


Without a sense of urgency, nothing ever happens.

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Re: This is hunting [Re: Texas Dan] #8962279 11/26/23 11:53 PM
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very nice!!!

Re: This is hunting [Re: Texas Dan] #8962455 11/27/23 04:11 AM
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I let a really nice deer walk last year because it was so dark I couldn't see the front sight blade on my Marlin 44 mag. and I didn't want to wound him and not find him in the dark.


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Re: This is hunting [Re: Texas Dan] #8963911 11/29/23 04:46 PM
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Really enjoyed the read. Thanks for posting.


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Re: This is hunting [Re: Texas Dan] #8964451 11/30/23 12:55 PM
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Stolen!

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I mean, I stole it, to repost somewhere else. Not accusing you of stealing lol.

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Originally Posted by palirwin
I mean, I stole it, to repost somewhere else. Not accusing you of stealing lol.


No offense taken since we all "repurpose" stuff we run across that we feel others might enjoy.

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Outstanding! All true. For me i would have to work in a line or two about learning and feeling what it actually means to be really cold and another about being so far off the grid at times that the phrase "the silence is deafening" is an actual reality - not in the commonly understood meaning of that phrase but in the sense that the silence is so utter, complete and profound that it actually comes alive. Not too often that happens - has to be a winter day right after a fresh deep snowfall and no wind and way off the grid. The fresh snow muffles and damps everything. That silence is other worldly and can stir deep emotion in one's soul. I count myself lucky whenever i experience it - in today's world very few ever get to have that experience - probably most citiots would have a panic attack if they ever experienced it.

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AMEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Well said!! Sportsmen the real conservationists!


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Re: This is hunting [Re: Texas Dan] #8978595 12/27/23 01:10 AM
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I am taking this too. Thanks for this smile


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