Join Date: Feb 2019
Location: Clarksville, TN
I gave up hunting for a few years after my last deployment, I'd gone hunting one day and just didn't have it in me to pull the trigger. But then, just like that I decided that hunting was not the same thing, and I just needed to get back out in the woods. My first deer, I gave it thanks and proceeded to process it, been hunting every year since. I don't hunt antlers, I usually take one doe for me, and one or two for guys that don't hunt but enjoy venison. I'll take a buck of course, but I'm not disappointed with a spike or better; if it's for me, I like them medium size, if it's for the guys, the bigger the better to make it worth the processing fee. I've always looked at hunting as a way to get venison, when I was younger, I'd hunt them hard and fill my 5 tags almost every year, now, I hunt comfortably in my permanent stand, if I harvest one, great, if not, I still enjoy the peace and quiet.
"Freedom is the sure possession of those alone who have the courage to defend it."