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#138896 - 01/24/07 08:14 PM How do you maintain your sanity?
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Being a former Sniper I only thought it natural that I take up hunting.

I went out and bought a SWEET Winchester Model 70 Heavy Varmit with synhetic stock ect..

Got a Moose tag and off I went in to the deep bush of the North. I came across a HUGE Bull. I had an easy 200 yard shot. I lined him up in my cross hairs and I couldn't do it. It was WAY too easy. Then it struck me. If I were to kill this animal I would be the last person to ever experience it's beauty.

I traded in my my rifles (had to keep the pistols) and decided that I would still hunt wildlife, but now I use a Canon.


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#138899 - 01/24/07 08:24 PM Re: How do you maintain your sanity? [Re: onefastbike]
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very cool post!there are lots of ways to hunt without the killing part ,cool! i love the woods and know tracking trapping and hunting ,heh i hunt ginseng ,and like my ancesters i only take what i need and i say a prayer over each plant i dig . in the deep woods is the only place i truely feel safe ,cause there are no people there ,

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#138906 - 01/24/07 08:51 PM Re: How do you maintain your sanity? [Re: shadowkid]
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Originally Posted By: shadowkid
very cool post!there are lots of ways to hunt without the killing part ,cool! i love the woods and know tracking trapping and hunting ,heh i hunt ginseng ,and like my ancesters i only take what i need and i say a prayer over each plant i dig . in the deep woods is the only place i truely feel safe ,cause there are no people there ,


EXACTLY!

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#138931 - 01/24/07 11:49 PM Re: How do you maintain your sanity? [Re: onefastbike]
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Working with my bees helps keep me even. In the winter (when they're not around), I like to draw.

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#138934 - 01/25/07 12:22 AM Re: How do you maintain your sanity? [Re: melliferal]
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awesome post onefastbike...thanks for sharing your wildlife pics. A much better way to hunt them, i definitely agree. Sometimes i go fishing in the northwoods of wisconsin, and the lakes, trees and wildlife there are breathtakingly amazing. theres something about fiishing in the same lakes that bald eagles fish (right next to me even!) that brings me an unmatchable peace in my soul. wish i could be out there every day. The only thing I'm working on is getting a nice clear picture of the eagles... they're tricky to get! maybe when i do i'll share as well \:\)

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#138959 - 01/25/07 06:30 AM Re: How do you maintain your sanity? [Re: cpt. confusion]
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I think that spending time alone in nature is very important to the healing process. When you look around and see all the beauty, and how peacful life can be it helps you realize that monsters aren't lurking around ever corner.

I also discovered as I typed this post that ALL my greatest joys are solitary. (well except maybe sex..lol)

I love SCUBA (so peaceful) and I love riding my motorcycles. Noone can talk to you when you are under water or on your bike..

On an side note: here is a link to a photography site that I contribute to. These are some GREAT Bald Eagel pics.

http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/500492

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#138962 - 01/25/07 07:01 AM Re: How do you maintain your sanity? [Re: onefastbike]
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Beautiful pics.

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#138971 - 01/25/07 09:20 AM Re: How do you maintain your sanity? [Re: AshSurvived]
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Wow Ken, you have a gift. These are breathtaking pics. Guess that sniper training paid off.

I gave up hunting many years ago for pretty much the same reasons you did. I still love shooting though. I pretty much stuck to shotguns, although I love shooting rifles too. I always found it very relaxing, but I gave it up when I moved to the city.

I was invited to join a handgun club the other day so I might get back into the sport. Sounds like a good club, although I hear it's full of ex CF special forces so the competition will be tough. ;\)

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#138980 - 01/25/07 10:28 AM Re: How do you maintain your sanity? [Re: Nobbynobs]
Paul1959 Offline
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OFB - Great pics! I envy your experiences with the wildlife. I used to live in Maine and miss that aspect of life. Thanks for the reminder of how beautiful a world we live in.
Paul


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#138985 - 01/25/07 11:41 AM Re: How do you maintain your sanity? [Re: Paul1959]
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I hate hunters and too feel safe in woods.
There is beauty in every animal, especially
game birds.
Love the pics.

This is a group that I help maintain.

[url]http://flickr.com/groups/voices/[/url]






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