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Old 08-15-2012, 03:12 PM
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It's time to get off my backside and start getting in shape for bow season. It seems to get harder every year. Get out the old Mathews give it a check over make sure it's good for another year. Start shooting try to get up to 35 to 50 arrows a day shot. Get the exercise, which has been hard to come by this summer between work and 107* heat. Start walking a mile and try to get to three miles by end of Sept along with all the push ups and sit ups.

Time to start working up the food plots and hang the stands. Oh what a wonderful time of year.

May not sound like much but me it will be like climbing Mt Leconte.
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Old 08-15-2012, 06:09 PM
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Its hard to get focused after 50
I'm trying as hard as anyone
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Old 08-15-2012, 08:20 PM
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You got that right, but I still got the want to.
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at 58 I have plans to bow hunt the UP of Michigan early Oct, PA early Nov, not sure either Ohio or PA gun season and end up ML hunting Ohio and PA after Jan 1st. I don't have the get up go and as I once did but there is still some left in the tank and I hope it lasts for several more years. As I have aged I tend to enjoy the set-up/chess game of the hunt and stand time more than the kill which we all probably cycle to. I've said it before I have been very fortunate to have a great close group of family and friends to hunt and fish with, I can't put into words the enjoyment of all those years gone by! It's all about the memories: past, present and those to come.
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Old 08-16-2012, 06:10 AM
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And that's what is all about. I have seen so many of my old hunting buddies drop out of the sport. It makes me wonder why I still love it so much, yes I have killed a lot of deer and some nice bucks, but it is really more than that. It is much more than the thrill of the kill, it's all the things you mentioned HM and more. The fact that we still drag our butts of a warm bed well before daylight and get out in the weather to challenge our outdoor skills is something that many people will never understand. I don't hunt just to kill, although a full freezer is a good thing, it is really all the things that come with the hunting that keeps me going. Ok I will admit it here, I'm addicted, I am a fanatic and this slight change in the temps here in TN has got me running like a buck in rut.:)
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Old 08-23-2012, 09:46 AM
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It's time to get off my backside and start getting in shape for bow season. It seems to get harder every year. .... Start walking a mile and try to get to three miles by end of Sept along with all the push ups and sit ups.
Wife and I have been doing the same thing. We use the local high school track so we can measure our progress and improvement each day. And yes, it gets harder every year....
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Old 08-27-2012, 12:45 AM
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While I started it to simply get back in shape, I have been working out 4-5 days a week and running/walking 2 miles a day. Dropped 20 lbs so far and I can't wait to see how much easier it will be to hike in/out, climb trees, and drag deer.

Good luck to everyone trying to shape up for season!
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Old 08-30-2012, 05:41 AM
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well Buckshot how is the shooting going
Really wish now I didn't take a break this year shoulder is starting to act up & only two weeks till opening day
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Old 08-30-2012, 03:58 PM
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Well now it is going very well. Two days into my practice and the shoulder started hurting full time. Then the elbow started and that was it. I am now the proud owner of a Parker Tomahawk cross bow. How sweet it is! Drilling dimes at 30. Can't wait for the season to start.
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