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any body ever notice how the new guy from the big city, with all the brand new latest and greatest high dollar equipment comes down and get's a nice Buck or a limit of waterfowl and then thinks there's nothing to hunting. Then he don't kill anything for several years and can't figure out why and quits hunting because he thought it was supposed to be easy.

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from rlowe357 wrote 4 years 12 weeks ago

I posted this in response to a previously asked question about expensive gear but it wouldn't go through so I thought I'd just ask it. We get quite a bit of this here in middle Tenn. being close to Nashville

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from Elmer Fudd wrote 4 years 12 weeks ago

absolutely, hunters give it up all the time because they have to brag about being the great white hunter and all, and that kind of success usually can't be sustained.

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from Jere Smith wrote 4 years 12 weeks ago

Beginners luck has ruined many good men in several (almost all) professions.

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from MLH wrote 4 years 12 weeks ago

I see that happening no matter where a new hunter comes from - especially kids. They are growing up in an immediate gratification society. Have to ween them off of it to get them to realize that nature has its own time.

I have seen kids and adults that started out hunting on farms, where they usually see game, get frustrated hunting big woods because they have to work harder and may not see as much game, if any at all. Doesn't matter if they are from the big city or the country. Takes a certain attitude and patience for the student as well as the teacher.

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from rlowe357 wrote 4 years 12 weeks ago

I have to agree with you MLH

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from DakotaMan wrote 4 years 12 weeks ago

Hit the nail on the head MLH and a + for you. Believe it or not, there are actually nice people in the city as well as the country even though country folks typically get more exposure to wildlife. It is the instant gratification people that behave the way you describe and I have run into a few of them from the country too.

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from tbogg10 wrote 4 years 12 weeks ago

i have seen this twice in the past 2 years with good friends of mine, both of them took up hunting, one got a really nice 9 point after sitting for 3 hours his whole life, and the other took a button buck, and a doe, both of them have not killed a deer since, and unfortunately probably wont ever hunt again.

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from finnyk wrote 4 years 12 weeks ago

Maybe a positive to this predicament is; at least they gave it a shot. I grew up wanting to hunt all my childhood, but my father didn't hunt, so I had no real teacher. We loved to target shoot together, but no hunting. Later in life, I decided - well, I'll just teach myself. In doing so, I admit that I got caught up in trying to get all the bells and whistles and latest gadgets. I fell all over the hype from various hunting-related manufacturers, and spent too much money. Didn't get a deer to start that first season. But after the first season, got rid of a couple of things and began still hunting. Got a good deer this year. No great size, but the meat was just as good. I guess my point is - if you don't know any better, it is easy to fall for all the advertisements about how a certain product will 'guarantee' success, and then when you don't get that success it is a little bit disconcerting. I guess those who give up that easily just don't have it in them in the first place; but we should them credit for at least trying.

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from rlowe357 wrote 4 years 12 weeks ago

Very well said finnyk

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from blackdawgz wrote 4 years 10 weeks ago

Never seen nuthin' like thet. The guys I have seen get the biggest and the most were raggedy-ass guides who lived in the boonies 'cause that's who they were.

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from ARhunter wrote 4 years 9 weeks ago

I've never come across this

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from MLH wrote 4 years 12 weeks ago

I see that happening no matter where a new hunter comes from - especially kids. They are growing up in an immediate gratification society. Have to ween them off of it to get them to realize that nature has its own time.

I have seen kids and adults that started out hunting on farms, where they usually see game, get frustrated hunting big woods because they have to work harder and may not see as much game, if any at all. Doesn't matter if they are from the big city or the country. Takes a certain attitude and patience for the student as well as the teacher.

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from rlowe357 wrote 4 years 12 weeks ago

I posted this in response to a previously asked question about expensive gear but it wouldn't go through so I thought I'd just ask it. We get quite a bit of this here in middle Tenn. being close to Nashville

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from Elmer Fudd wrote 4 years 12 weeks ago

absolutely, hunters give it up all the time because they have to brag about being the great white hunter and all, and that kind of success usually can't be sustained.

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from Jere Smith wrote 4 years 12 weeks ago

Beginners luck has ruined many good men in several (almost all) professions.

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from rlowe357 wrote 4 years 12 weeks ago

I have to agree with you MLH

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from DakotaMan wrote 4 years 12 weeks ago

Hit the nail on the head MLH and a + for you. Believe it or not, there are actually nice people in the city as well as the country even though country folks typically get more exposure to wildlife. It is the instant gratification people that behave the way you describe and I have run into a few of them from the country too.

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from tbogg10 wrote 4 years 12 weeks ago

i have seen this twice in the past 2 years with good friends of mine, both of them took up hunting, one got a really nice 9 point after sitting for 3 hours his whole life, and the other took a button buck, and a doe, both of them have not killed a deer since, and unfortunately probably wont ever hunt again.

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from finnyk wrote 4 years 12 weeks ago

Maybe a positive to this predicament is; at least they gave it a shot. I grew up wanting to hunt all my childhood, but my father didn't hunt, so I had no real teacher. We loved to target shoot together, but no hunting. Later in life, I decided - well, I'll just teach myself. In doing so, I admit that I got caught up in trying to get all the bells and whistles and latest gadgets. I fell all over the hype from various hunting-related manufacturers, and spent too much money. Didn't get a deer to start that first season. But after the first season, got rid of a couple of things and began still hunting. Got a good deer this year. No great size, but the meat was just as good. I guess my point is - if you don't know any better, it is easy to fall for all the advertisements about how a certain product will 'guarantee' success, and then when you don't get that success it is a little bit disconcerting. I guess those who give up that easily just don't have it in them in the first place; but we should them credit for at least trying.

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from rlowe357 wrote 4 years 12 weeks ago

Very well said finnyk

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from blackdawgz wrote 4 years 10 weeks ago

Never seen nuthin' like thet. The guys I have seen get the biggest and the most were raggedy-ass guides who lived in the boonies 'cause that's who they were.

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from ARhunter wrote 4 years 9 weeks ago

I've never come across this

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