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Question by Drew Steven Knoop. Uploaded on January 11, 2010
I HATE GETTING UP EARLY IN THE MORNING MYSELF ALL EXCEPT IF IT IS FOR HUNTING OR FISHING THEN IT IS A TOTALLY DIFFERENT STORY. MY LOVE OF HUNTING AND FISHING FAR OVER RIDES MY HATE OF GETTING UP EARLY.
I never had problem getting up in the morning..Growing up with my military family and twenty years serving myself, I got used to waking up early and love the outdoors!!!
the way i always get up to go hunting is i set my alarm and as soon as the alarm goes off my dog bounces off the wall cause he knows whats going to happen that there is a possibility to go hunting so he wakes me up but usually i have no problems at all
its what you get used too! sounds like you just better go of the evening or get a good alarm clock!LOL
Go to bed earlier instead of staying in the bars till 2am LOL Seriously what I do is tell myself today could be the day that big decides to walk by your stand or that big fish is going to bite your bait. Your not going to get him if your sleeping.
desire and black coffee
a few mountain dews works for me.
I have everything prepared and ready to go the night before so I don't need to prepare anything in morning and don't forget things before the caffeine from a Mt. Dew or Sundrop kicks in! I always think about the Booner than might walk by my stand if I am not there and am able to get rolling.
Put your self on a schedule. Go to bed at a set time and train your body to get up at a certain time.
A few cups of coffee, and the desire to kill or catch a trophy.
An indian trick that I use, especially if I am camping is drink a ton of water before I go to bed. When my alarm goes off (or even if it doesn't) I HAVE to get out of bed. Once I am up it is easy to stay up and go have fun.
Put your alarm clock out of reach of your bed so you can't hit the snooze then roll over. Once you get out from under the covers its easier to keep moving. Early in the season I fly out of bed but as deer season passes and we enter the last few weeks of duck season my body and mind start to want to stay in bed.
A cup of coffee or a can of mountain dew really helps me...I just can't drink too much caffeine because it might mess up my aim if a giant buck walks by.
The dogs wake me up to pee at 5:30 EVERY morning, so I just stay up during hunting season.
I work nights, so putting myself on a schedule isn't an option. I agree with all above. I also find that (and no one I've discussed it with has shared this reaction, so you probably don't want to duplicate it) having some alcohol right before bed makes it easier to get up in the morning after a few hours sleep. Of course, it makes later in the day kind of rough, but I gladly trade that for waking up ready and set to go.
Get in the habit, get to bed early, Indian alarm drink a good glass of water at bed ( dont over do it r you'll be up too soon), keep the alarm out of reach so you'll have to get up, get the mind set that you want to be up and rested at 430 am and know that you can nap after you get through skinning your trophy!
I hate getting up early for work, but if I know that I am going hunting or fishing, and that is the reason I am waking up, the desire and love for the outdoors is no match against my warm bed. I can easily wake up at 3am to get ready for hunting. I actually look forward to it.
Rig your alarm clock up to a taser. By the time you recover you'll be wide awake.
I have a battery powered alarm clock that gets louder and louder the longer it's left ringing. Good because the hearing in my left ear is fading fast. I set it out of reach and once I'm up I mention hunting to the dogs and they won't let me go back to bed.
Go to bed ealy, and have a loud alrm clock.
Other than coffee, at my age I only have so many mornings left. If that doesn't get you out of bed you're already dead.
when I was a teenager, I hated to get up and missed out on some hunting cuz of that
Now my body has just changed completely oppsosite. Perfect for hunting [g]
There are only so many sunrises during hunting season, thats enough incentive for me.
I set the alarm clock and the my mobile phone alarm, set on the dresser across the room. I also drink water before going to bed - not too much or I get up only 90 minutes after getting to bed. Once awake thoughts of getting out to the woods is enough to motivate me.
My internal alarm usually wakes me up before the clock goes off.
I still wake up between 5-6 am enven though I retired from the Army 20 years ago. Good habits you don't want to break.
My whole family thinks that I am a morning person. They could not be further from the truth. I hate getting up in the mornings. I used to do it for fear of what would happen to me if I was late to school or work and if I had stayed up late I would hate how I would drag all day even with coffee, but I did it. But when it came to opening day or heading out on a trip I could not sleep and was usually up before the alarm went off, but many seasons have gone by and even though I have trained myself to go to bed early and get up early when that time change comes and it is 3:45 in stead of 4:45(yuk!) I still don't like it and as the season progresses it gets harder. We hunt hard and sometimes I wonder if I have two jobs. Well I tell the young guys this is supposed to be fun and if it gets where it is more drudgery, take a break and sleep in that morning. I quit counting bucks at about 30 and that was quite a few years ago and I haven't tagged a whitetail in three years but that is not for lack of seeing them. I slept in one morning that I could have hunted through the first two and a half months of this season. The big one probably did go by, but then again it may have went by the other stand, at least I had fun. I hope you do too. Hit it hard enough to get good and tired and go to bed early with everything prepared, get plenty of sleep and know you may be dregging a bit but hey you are having fun right?
if you look at my school attendance record you will se that 95 % of the days i was tardy, but never have i not been early in the woods or on the water, its just somethin better to wake up for i guess
my teacher just asked this question the other day, we all replied with coffee, soda, or shower. My teacher replied he wakes up and yells as loud as he can. People are crazy
I have to set my alarm clock on the other side of the room so I have to get out of bed to turn it off.
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