Weight Loss Surgery

Apr 20, 2020
Hey guys, I'm new here. I'm from East Texas so Western hunting has just been a dream of mine. But it is a dream I would like to fulfill one of these days. I'm 25 yrs old, 6'4" and 321 lbs as of this morning. Obviously I'm a long ways away from being able to trek up and down a mountain chasing game. I've scheduled my appointment to have weight loss surgery in June. I'm not here to sell anyone on the choice I've made nor am I looking to be talked out of it. I know there would be a lot of physical training and preparation involved in going on the hunt but that isn't my concern.

What I am here to find out is, has anyone been through this and been on a western hunt afterwards? Ive been told it can be extremely tough on the body, and my main concern is that I want to be sure after the surgery that I will be able to intake enough to sustain myself while hunting.

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Senior Member
Sep 6, 2014
W Sac CA
Welcome! Not myself but, I know people that have had it. It is surgery, so there can be complications. Life threatening potentially. Food/fluid intake is very small, like 3 or so ounces of food at a time initially. I could imagine that would make trying to maintain fluids, calories, and energy, very difficult.