How much do you all actually hunt?

Gerard Marcaurele

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In total, I can spend about 15 days away from home between either a longer hunt or just random weekends.
I try and hunt close enough to home to where I can pig hunt for an evening and be home for supper and to put kids to bed.

been trying for years to get the wife into it so that I can spend more time out, but it’s not her thing. Hoping that once the kids get older I can take them along so mama isn’t upset I’m gone. Love her to death, but being at the house all the time drives me nuts
 

Walking W

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I am amazed that so many actually keep track of the the days spent in the field! I don’t want to think about the stuff I have already done. I have a tough enough time on what’s next! Lol I am truly blessed with a wife that is good with the time I/we spend in the field.
 

ScottR_EHJ

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Last year I spent a full week scouting deer, then two days more to check on one buck, then spent a full week hunting them. Then I took half a day for a local hunt with my Dad, then the next week did a 4.5 day elk hunt excursion with him in our stomping grounds growing up. Then I spent a week hunting with Ike and Guy for a friend's once in a lifetime type of hunt here in Wyoming. Then turned right around and rode in to a spot where we had dumped camp for my own elk hunt, weather ended up killing that hunt early though.

It was a lot, and I never left Wyoming. But that is about a home/away alternating weeks schedule.
 
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I hunt or am outdoors 140 days a year. I hunted turkeys 45 days straight for a decade. Now i have kids and buisnesses that keep me to 2-3 days aweek.
I hunt deer about 60 days
The rest is dove, quail, squirrels and occasional hog
 

Like2hunt

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I'm not sure on a exact amount but a lot. I'm not taking any first period classes next year so I can hunt every morning and not have to make up all the class work I missed like I did this year. I do a ton of scouting and hunting. I'd say over or at least 250 days a year.
 

boonez40

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Here is the real question, how many days do you give back to your wife?

Can she run off for 7 to 15 days by herself ?

I try to do as much as I can for my wife and I probably give more time and attention to her than I actual do hunt. Last year, I hunted 0 days. I could have but she couldn't hunt so I opted out not to hunt out of respect for her. We split up our hunting days, I will hunt the mornings, come home and take over her role and she will hunt the afternoon and evenings.

Lately after having our 3rd child, she lacks the motivation to get out there, but she has gotten into the gym and started a work out and a diet and has found some good energy. Plus now she sleeps better at night.

I plan to hunt a lot more this year and she better kick herself out of bed if she wants to go.

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WCB

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Here is the real question, how many days do you give back to your wife?

Can she run off for 7 to 15 days by herself ?

I try to do as much as I can for my wife and I probably give more time and attention to her than I actual do hunt. Last year, I hunted 0 days. I could have but she couldn't hunt so I opted out not to hunt out of respect for her. We split up our hunting days, I will hunt the mornings, come home and take over her role and she will hunt the afternoon and evenings.

Lately after having our 3rd child, she lacks the motivation to get out there, but she has gotten into the gym and started a work out and a diet and has found some good energy. Plus now she sleeps better at night.

I plan to hunt a lot more this year and she better kick herself out of bed if she wants to go.

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If I told my wife I wasn't going on a hunt because she couldn't go or in general wasn't going to hunt a whole year because she couldn't, I honestly think she would file for divorce. At minimum she would tell everyone we know how about it and laugh at me.
 

boonez40

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If I told my wife I wasn't going on a hunt because she couldn't go or in general wasn't going to hunt a whole year because she couldn't, I honestly think she would file for divorce. At minimum she would tell everyone we know how about it and laugh at me.
Nothing wrong with that if you both agree but my wife has been the type that has been left out on a lot of things in life and I wouldn't dream of hurting her by leaving her out of the hunting adventure.
She loves the outdoors and loves to watch wildlife. I care about her mental well-being. And to yell you the truth she and our kids are my world and love her to much. I will sacrifice all I have and all I am for her.

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