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Ha!! Ran my climber up a smaller red pine today. Had to head up a little higher to find some cover. I have a profound respect for heights. It gives me a bit of a “jangle”.
It was breezy. The tree was swaying and swizzling. The adrenaline was flowing.
This is a hunt that I do with an old friend where it’s about the only time we see each other during the year. It’s not a bow hunt. But I enjoy it for what it is.
So, maybe you guys will be pleased that after I killed a deer and ran the climber the thirty feet back down, I was a little wobbly on the ground. My legs were kind of noodley. I was laughing at myself.
Oh. And I had to drag the deer about 3/4 of a mile.
Hell, I can’t stand that swaying in a 20’ ladder stand. I’ve seen too many pine trees just give up in a wind. Don’t want to be the recipient of that !
Thanks Justin. I did. Back strap and tenders in the fridge.
Don - It was, maybe, 9-10 inches in diameter at height. The foot platform of my climber was angled slightly downward. Any estimate as to how far I swayed would be an exaggeration... ‘cause it felt like it was yards.
No way I would’ve been able to stay up there on one of my hang-ons without the enclosure of my climber.
Going from Japan to Taiwan in a typhoon our 800+ man ship had about 20 men show up for the evening meal. I won't describe the condition of the passageways.
Haha LKH was on an LST for 6 mos anybody who was on the bubble was pushed over by the excrement in the passage ways. Congratulations Orion way to get over yourself
I was a tin can sailor. I remember going through a hurricane where it was almost as easy to walk on the bulkheads (walls) as it was to walk on the floor. I vividly remember watching green waves come DOWN on the bridge, which was 30'-40' above the water line.
Nothing but respect for those who’ve served and endured real hardship. Bobbing in a tree for fun is not hardship.
Please understand that I was just making fun of myself and hoping to give someone a chuckle at my expense. I can take it. I’m married.
"I can take it. I’m married."
Hahahahaha! Oh, and I agree- huge props to those who know real sea sickness for the reasons mentioned above. You guys are real heros.
Orionsbrother, I assure you no offense was perceived or received. I just had an interesting story and told it.
keep swaying in the trees
I was hunting Indiana gun opener a couple years ago up in a pecan tree. Wind was howling I was in a hang on stand and had a harness. There where a couple of times i felt the tree twist. I was jelly legged that day too. I don't think I got a buck that year but I was really hoping I'd have one that day so I could tell a neat story.
9.8 meters per second squared ahawkeye. 9.8 meters per second squared is the acceleration due to gravity. I was thinking about it a lot. Glad to hear that I’m not the only one that gets jelly legged.
Going 100miles off east coast Sunday for wahoo, 3-5’ers most of the way. I’m probably gonna puke most of the day
That Wahoo is some pretty tasty stuff!! Sashimi, sushi to grilled or baked. I’m jealous... not about the puking part...
Post some pics here!! Not the puking part.