Go with your gut

A few years ago I went hunting with my dad on my birthday. I was very excited because I had just finished my hunters safety course and couldn’t wait to put it into practice.

Well on that day it was probably 50 degrees out and cloudy.

We got into the stand around 3pm we sat until dark and didn’t see anything except a couple turkeys.(is it just me or do you always see turkeys when deer hunting and deer when turkey hunting?) Anyway we got home that night and I asked my dad if we could go out tomorrow he said no because I had school and he had to get back to work.

But I just had a feeling that we should go.

Well as you might have guessed we checked the camera by our stand the next week and the day that I wanted to go, an 8 point buck walked by at 5pm that night and a 8 point in southern NH is BIG.

So I guess the moral of the story is go with your gut feeling.

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John VanDerLaan

Hi folks! I'm John VanDerLaan and I have a deep passion for the outdoors, and deer hunting in particular. I am what you call a year round deer hunter. I am in the whitetail woods year round preparing for the next years season and I love to share the knowledge that I've gained over 40 years of chasing the wily whitetail! In full disclosure, it is safe to assume that I am an affiliate for products that I recommend. I will make a commission if you buy through my link. You will not pay more when buying through my link. In fact, oftentimes I have negotiated a lower price (or bonuses) for my readers than you will find anywhere else online. Also, when you buy through my link, it allows me to continue to provide you with tons of FREE valuable information through this website!

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