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post #11 of 15 (permalink) Old 03-31-2013, 06:03 PM
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A bad tradition is using grandpa's old gun starting out..

Welcome to the forum... I am not into recommending any kind of special rituals except to please use a rifle that fits your body. You will find range time critical to enjoying the sport. Range time will not be fun with a rifle that doesn't fit you. There are no shortage of us that will make suggestions if you currently don't have your own dedicated rifle to shoot. I can't get my wife to be interesting in Deer hunting. If she was I guarantee that she would have a perfect fit before she ever pulled the trigger at the gun range. Having fun is the most important part of shooting/hunting.

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post #12 of 15 (permalink) Old 04-01-2013, 12:15 AM
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For the blood on the face. We do it,and its more of a rite of passage for a hunters first kill.nothing crazy usually just a strip on forehead and each cheek. Also for a missed deer you will loose your shirt tail.reason is to make you not want to miss again,usually done to new young hunters and ment in all good spirit.I always say a prayer once I get settled down in my stand asking the Lord to keep me safe and to allow me to take a deer on this hunt if its his will.Also being part native american and a christian I do say a prayer of thanks to GOD for allowing me to take one of his awsome creatures and thanks to brother deer for giving his life to feed me and my familiy,and that his death is not in vain.Thats just me,each there own

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post #13 of 15 (permalink) Old 04-01-2013, 10:29 AM
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I always give thanks for a safe and successful trip. I also have this thing about taking a different knife each trip. I put my arrows in a special order in the quiver and then use them in that order. I take two pairs of the same model boot and switch out mid week. I don't drink deer blood and would not reccomend it. Most times I take a different rifle year to year. I always place my stand with my back to the sun! Quirks??
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post #14 of 15 (permalink) Old 04-01-2013, 10:31 AM
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Originally Posted by jenandkailey View Post
I heard of a tradition to drink or smear the blood on your face of your first kill.
A scene from the original 1980's movie "Red Dawn" with Patrick Swayze. To be truthful, I've never seen it done in the field. We're too busy trying to get the animal processed properly before the bears hear the dinner bell that we just rang when we pulled the trigger.

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post #15 of 15 (permalink) Old 04-01-2013, 05:54 PM
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we don't do the blood thing but misses do get a notch cut in the Hat

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