January Apologies ….

Now that the dust has settled and the cobwebs have cleared, I realize that I probably owe a few friends an apology. Missed birthday wishes, unreturned texts, and invitations passed up pretty much sums up my last few weeks of deer season. I could blame it on the holidays or my busy work schedule, but I am now admitting that I was totally obsessed with deer hunting.  It’s not like I did not have many hunts, as there were plenty. Nor was it an off year since I harvested two bucks and a doe.

Looking back, I realize that I was on a mission to hunt every opportunity that came my way.  I was feeling that dread that comes over you when your favorite season (next to turkey hunting)  draws to an end and you can’t believe it will be another 8 months until you can experience  the insatiable thrill of hunting whitetails. There were so many amazing hunts this season. When I was not seeing deer, I was seeing hogs and I have to admit with three deer and three hogs down all with clean shots,  I have a lot to be happy about.  

Since deer season drew to a close, I’ve had a great duck hunt and, I have a quail hunt on my schedule for February.  So yes, I have moved on and I finally can clearly see that I can and need to control this impassioned desire to hunt.   After all, it is only a couple of months till my “other love” rolls around… turkey hunting!

Like deer season, turkey season has a way of gripping you like a viper on a mouse.  When you are not in the woods, you are thinking about it.  When you are not thinking about it, you are asleep.  Now that I am no longer in denial of this impending problem, I am going to be very careful not to repeat the same pattern I had with deer hunting.   I promise I will not become that hard to recognize shadow of a person who looks more like a tree than a human.  I assure you my friends, I’ll be there for you when you need me and that is not just turkey talk!

Author: maggie

Hi there! I’m a real estate agent by day, an avid hunter on the weekends, and this is my blog. I live in Murrells Inlet, South Carolina have a wonderful husband and fellow hunter, whose name is Trippett. My passion for hunting is rooted in growing up in a hunting family. I loved everything about hunting and was always fascinated with guns and archery.

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  1. I’m sure everyone understands. Just keep writing your magnificent blog to keep us updated on the Hunting world and the great Recipes for all of us to enjoy. Thanks Travis C

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    • Thank you, Travis! Had to get this out there. It is all true. All deer hunters understand I’m sure!

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  2. The hunting blues. Quail will help.

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    • can’t wait to go to George hi Plantation to hunt quail next month!

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  3. The Note sections in my datebook say: August – no appointments, baiting. September – No appointments, bear season. October – No appointments – archery deer, turkey, grouse. November – No appointments, deer. December – If I sucked, no appointments for the first week, black powder. Conversations with friends start with “Can you go….” and end in “No, sorry. It’s ________ season.” Putting food on the table is serious business.

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    • Exactly! It makes us feel good when we can share our harvest with these special friends! That’s full circle!

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  4. So very true! Folks who don’t hunt really don’t understand the passion and commitment to hunting that hunters have. I have forgotten a few birthdays this year also…the new plan…buy all the card, address the envelopes and keep them with my planner…hoping this works : )

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