everyday hunter a new way of thinking for ya . i got to the age where i dont get frustratated about comeing home without a bird i thank god i get to hunt another season and i get to spend time in the woods .just do the best you can and if old tom gets the best of you tip your hat and be happy you had the chance.
That's a good point, and one I've learned to appreciate. It's not a new way of thinking for me. I'm old enough to have learned that long ago. Over the years, some of the gobblers that have beaten me are as memorable as the ones that I beat.
I used the word "frustrated," and I do sometimes come home frustrated, but I'm old enough to never be frustrated about not killing something. Exhausted, yes. Wondering what I could have done differently, yes. Kicking myself for obvious mistakes, yes. But not pulling the trigger, no. The hunt is the cake -- the kill is the icing. Unless I kill one on opening day, there are gobblers that get the best of me every season. But cake is still cake even if it doesn't have icing.
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