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Author Topic: Finally had it with the cold.  (Read 1035 times)

Offline Puddle Jumper

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Re: Finally had it with the cold.
« Reply #15 on: December 28, 2017, 10:37:57 AM »
Our Minds can handle Old Age!   ##$%#1119

Our Bodies have the problem!   @--0--0100


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Re: Finally had it with the cold.
« Reply #16 on: December 28, 2017, 10:50:45 AM »

HM, I think you nailed it on the age aspect. I no longer have the disire or drive to just suffer through it any more.

With age comes wisdom and wisdom is telling me to look for warmer hunting grounds and in the intirim  put some closable glass windows in my hut.  LOL
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Re: Finally had it with the cold.
« Reply #17 on: December 28, 2017, 12:21:19 PM »
This is the way we feel now!


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Re: Finally had it with the cold.
« Reply #18 on: December 28, 2017, 02:04:43 PM »
Well said HM - used to be sort of a badge of honor to get out there & suffer through cold weather, long walks, etc - not so much these days.  I think the other thing taking place as we get older is our metabolism & blood circulation aren't what they were in our youth, causing us to feel cold at those temps we used to handle without complaint . . .
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Re: Finally had it with the cold.
« Reply #19 on: December 28, 2017, 06:04:14 PM »
I agree, Well said, Hunt Master!  I'm at the 71 year stage and have just realized how much I have slowed down, even this year.  I hunted 3 times with my grandsons at Thanksgiving, very enjoyable weather.  They left the 1st morning of a 2 day doe season.  That afternoon I went to the lease and killed a doe.  I missed a whole week of the M/L season because of rainy, cool weather, such as that used to not bother me.  On Nov. 9 I went in the afternoon and killed a little buck on our place. Around 40 degrees, tractor wouldn't start, too cold, no loader to get the deer to the house.  Me and my wife loaded him on the cart, just ain't easy any more, me with artificial knee and hip, bad shoulders and she a heart by-pass survivor, can y'all see old and feeble being described? ##$%#1119
Here it is December 28 and I've been to a stand one time since November 9th.  I used to go nearly every afternoon. @--0--0117  Got 2 doe days this weekend, I'm going to try to bust another nanny on the lease.  Our rut hasn't started yet and we hunt through February.  We used to put at least 3 in the freezer each year and sometimes more but the fire just ain't there anymore. 
If some of these young Nimrods would just bring me  2 or 3 old does I'd be happy and well fed. We do all of our processing at home.  Used to crank one out in the evenings after work, except for the sausage.  Now it takes a couple of days.
I mentioned the lease, last year I only went hunting on it 2 times, is it worth it?
The last few days have been miserable here in the Panhandle, in the high 40's with a constant light rain or mist.  I know it doesn't come close to what our Northern friends are experiencing but as HM said, "It's all relative!"
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Re: Finally had it with the cold.
« Reply #20 on: December 28, 2017, 08:05:41 PM »
I was out this afternoon, about 10 degrees out.  Fortunately, I didn't have to wait very long, about 20 minutes, before 4 does came in.  10 minutes later, 3 left in a big hurry, but one stayed.  She is hanging in my garage now. 
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Re: Finally had it with the cold.
« Reply #21 on: December 28, 2017, 09:52:55 PM »
Same experiences as many have commented on.


I got into hunting late as not much opportunity to hunt in NYC.   ()*$%RT  (*&^&%# usually there people hunted people!

I Took up hunting late and started in PA when I was about 30. NY state is big but not as target rich for deer as PA was. It did not take long for me to catch the hunting bug!

My 1st hunting duds from Dunkleberger’s in Stroudsburg was a basic orange blaze jacket not built for any true insulation value. Blue jeans and uninsulated workman’s boots, an unisnulated blaze orange baseball cap and some cheap gloves. wow.

I would ground hunt with my butt on the dirt, it would snow and bury my legs. I could sit like that for hours!

Alabama and Alabama when I hunted can get cold and I upped my gear. Not as much as up here in the commie NY/NJ area.

Up here, I wound up spending a lot on the ‘better’ gear.

Now my gear is all Gor-Tex Cabelas MT050 Camo like,  lacrosse burly  insulated knee high boots, Celestron Elements Thermocharge Power Pack/Hand Warmer and other such stuff.

 When not too bitter I use a Milwaukee Heated Jacket powered by M12 batteries. Big insulated gloves and so forth.

After reading all the replies it stuck me the sensitivity to cold was not global cooling,

I think it is a factor of gaining all the maturity (!) after hunting all these years that causes me to feel the cold.  --7-8-9
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