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Thank you all for all of your postings! I have been hunting for 50 years. When I was 4,5,6,7,y/o, I went went my grandmother who actually would park me on a log in the woods, with a sandwich, and tell me to sit there and listen for them to 'POP." She told me that they "squeak" when they come up, and if I was very quiet, I might hear one. Hmmm... I believed her!

Of course, I know now that she was a rabid hunter, and she wanted to keep me in a safe place while she was foraging the woods. A 4 year old can definitely disturb your concentration.

I hear you men speak about the "primal" aspect of hunting these things. I totally understand that and feel that too, even though I am a woman. A serious insanity comes upon me every Spring. Do I really think that I am hunting for food and nutrition for my family? Maybe. Am I out there, because am remembering my grandmother? Maybe.

The fact is that I don't know why I do this. My husband and kids are curious, as I behave curiously, this time of year.

There's just something about the hunt...

Thank you all and good luck!
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Diane, during my first outing at age 4, my parents whispered, "Shhhhhhhh....quiet...if you make too much noise you'll scare them back in the ground." Also, this is my 50th season too. It's been a memorable one, too. It's great to hear of your experience and passion for the hunt. I suspect we're all a special breed, the product of strong formative experiences. Hope you had a great season.
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