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What do i do cause whenever i see a buck i get buck fever and cant even take my rifle off safety what do i do to get rid of the buck fever when i see one
Number one: don't look at the antlers (except to first verify its points qualifies by your state law as legal), 2: think of it as FOOD, 3: maybe you're over-anticipating gun recoil, relax and 4: unless you see alot of deer, think of how much work and time it took to get that chance, don't waste it. Good luck next time.
You don't want to completely eliminate that rush because that's what makes hunting awesome.
You do however, need to control it enough to be successful. One thing that works for me especially for archery is to have a shot routine that you follow. This gives you something to focus on when your heart is hammering and your mind is trying to go blank. I have a mental checklist that I go through when practicing with either my crossbow or rifle. If you do it every time it will help you when things get interesting. Good luck out there!
One of the best ways to fight buck fever (deer fever) in general is to spend more time in the woods. The more deer you see, the more time you spend with deer within a few yards of your seat, the better you're able to handle it when that shooter comes.
When I'm watching deer, I'm very conscious with my breathing and movements. Make every move and breath deliberate and think about it before you do it. Breath slow. Watch the deer and move only when it isn't looking, etc. Concentrate on setting up the shot and the shot. (The most important seconds of a hunt are the ten seconds before and the ten seconds after you take the shot.) (Watch that shot and what happens to the deer immediately after.)
Like chuckles said, the rush is always there but if you concentrate on breathing and movement, it can be controlled. The rush comes after the shot. My goal is to make it to 90 and die of a heart attack with the buck of a lifetime at my feet. That's the way to go out.
Stay in the woods and get the anxiety of when you dont see deer. Tell your self and prepare mentally that you will see deer and you will not get nervous. Practice and eventually you will defeat the fever..
When I was young I did get excited. As I aged, I setteled down without problems. Now, with my testosterone level, nothing excites me. Just getting older for me.
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