Does your spouse hunt?

Discussion in 'General Hunting' started by LoneArrow, Jun 3, 2020.

Is your spouse a hunter?

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  1. Yes

    33.9%
  2. No

    66.1%
  1. WaterDog88

    WaterDog88 10 pointer

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    Jul 28, 2008
    Kentucky
    Brunch on a patio is about as outdoorsy as my wife gets.
     
  2. xbokilla

    xbokilla 12 pointer

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    Jun 28, 2012
    What?! We have the same wife! I’ve gotten mine to camp a time or two. Grilling out and sitting around the fire pit is outdoorsy to her. Maybe an occasional picnic.
     
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  3. bgkyarcher

    bgkyarcher 12 pointer

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    Aug 23, 2011
    BG
    My wife used to look forward to deer hunting. She killed a doe with a bow. She's killed probably 15 or more deer. Once our daughter hit her teens, they were constantly doing things-plays, dances, road trips, etc. She hasn't deer hunted in about 10 years. I'm trying to get her back into it, but no dice yet. She and my Daddy were the main reason I built the shooting house. Neither have taken the bait.
     
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  4. 120+

    120+ 12 pointer

    My wife has no interest in it and she seems content when season starts and I leave with my son for weekends on end but near the end of season she gets tired of me being gone.
    I'm sure she is glad to have a few weekends away from me. NOT SURE WHY?
     
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  5. LoneArrow

    LoneArrow 6 pointer

    120
    24
    Jul 21, 2016
    Scott County
    That’s how my ex was. Being able to hunt and fish almost as much as I wanted was great.
     
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  6. xbokilla

    xbokilla 12 pointer

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    Jun 28, 2012

    Mine can be weird with time too. When hunting time starts getting “right” she just doesn’t understand why I want to hunt all day or hunt both morning and afternoon. With work, I’m basically a weekend warrior unless I get in a day or two around the holidays, so I’m really not hunting that much, but to her it seems like I am. Plus like I’ve said before, it always seems like people like to plan weddings, reunions, etc...during hunting season! What’s up with that?!
     
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  7. thunderstorm

    thunderstorm 8 pointer

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    Dec 13, 2001
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    Yes. My wife has hunted for over 40 years...before she ever met me. Next year will be 40 years as a turkey hunter for her. When we deer hunt "together" we're still almost 2 miles apart and she can do everything by herself. She is a hunter...not a spouse who hunts.
     
  8. kyhunter99

    kyhunter99 12 pointer

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    Dec 21, 2014
    Still in the kitchen Ky
    Lol, the answer to why she gets weird is within what you just wrote. Especially if yall have kids.
     
  9. xbokilla

    xbokilla 12 pointer

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    Jun 28, 2012
    We have 1 child, age 7, she’s with me way more than momma. My wife is out and about way more than I am and I don’t have an issue with it. We don’t have “fights” over it, she just doesn’t get it. She’s one who’s like, “Hey why don’t you go hunting today since I’ll be gone shopping with the girls?” And it’s 98 degrees and the middle of August. See what I mean? Doesn’t get it. This year she’ll have her 25 year class reunion and it will be late October/early November. Like I said, events always during hunting season. Next year it will be something else.
     
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  10. wv67

    wv67 12 pointer

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    Dec 19, 2017
    Southern wva
    Before we had kids she would go and sit not shoot , but she loves shooting , both my kids love to hunt and fish the wife doesn’t go hunting at all she will fish
     
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  11. Drahts

    Drahts 12 pointer

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    Apr 7, 2015
    KY
    Mine will shoot a buck outta the yard now and then and a gobbler every now and then. But for the most part she doesn't.
     
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  12. msuratt78

    msuratt78 Fawn

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    May 18, 2017
    Kentucky
    I have always been the outdoorsy type: fishing, 4-wheeling, exploring, but I didn't start hunting until 4 years ago when my husband introduced me to it. He bought me a compound bow for my birthday in August and taught me how to shoot. That October after practicing everyday, I harvested my first doe and a year later a small buck. After that, I was hooked! A few years later, I harvest a 4 year old Tom. I am yet to harvest a big buck but I will keep sitting in my stand until I get that chance. I love hunting as much as he does and get excited about going. It is a passion we can share together and with our children. For the men who doesn't take their spouses hunting, try it sometime and take time out to teach and help them. You never know, she might like it and even love it. :)
     
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  13. Doug 16

    Doug 16 Spike

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    Jun 7, 2020
    New york
    No gf does not hunt
     
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  14. Timholt70

    Timholt70 8 pointer

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    Oct 25, 2019
    Christian county
    My wife deer hunts some and loves to fish.
     
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  15. Recurve77

    Recurve77 10 pointer

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    Aug 7, 2012
    About 20 years ago my wife and I attended the Southeast Christian Wild Game Feed. Each ticket you purchased placed you in the drawing for some door prizes. My wife won a CVA muzzleloader that night and as she walked up to get her prize I overheard a couple of guys near us commenting about what a waste it was for a women to win that muzzleloader! Well when I told her what they said, she asked me to teach her how to shoot the gun and she was going to kill a deer the next season, donate the processed meat to the church and have those guys “eat their words” at the next Wild Game Feed! I took her out for her very 1st deer hunt the following October and she had an 8 pointer stroll by early but she couldn’t get positioned for a shot in time. Shortly after that another 8 pointer came by an again she couldn’t get comfortable with the shot. Well 1/2 hour later a 3rd 8 pointer showed up and she made a perfect shot and down he went! Probably my best hunt I was on that season. I asked her if she had experienced “buck fever”. She said “No, I didn’t get an adrenaline rush”. Then she asked me “What do you do all of that time your on the stand and don’t bring home a deer!”. She has never wanted to go again.
     

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