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post #1 of 26 (permalink) Old 11-09-2016, 04:40 PM Thread Starter
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I have to work now for the opener :(

Just found out I cannot get off on the 28th for the firearm opener.. So mad.. Wont be able to get in the stand till Saturday the 3rd now. Not even sure its worth it.

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post #2 of 26 (permalink) Old 11-09-2016, 05:03 PM
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Sorry to hear that, feel your frustration. I've had to work on the opener before. It sucks but the way I look at it, the paycheck must come first. I am only off for the opener, then weekends. Just hunt when you can. It may be a blessing in disguise.

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I will work the first day also, but I just got back from Idaho with a elk and a mule deer so its ok, We have been having more luck after Xmas with smoke poles past couple of yrs, 3 8 pts in 3 yrs with flintlocks not as many people out.
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post #4 of 26 (permalink) Old 11-10-2016, 05:59 AM
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That really stinks. That happened to me once too and I never got over it. I don't work at that place anymore. You can get a paycheck from more reasonable places to work.
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I shot the biggest buck of my life on the first Friday, and have shot many many deer on the two Saturdays. The last Saturday is almost like hunting in the flintlock season, with the lack of hunters out. Especially if it's cold or snowy.

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Shot my biggest buck on the second Thursday.

Are you really old enough to remember when there were huntable numbers of deer on public land?
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I am being optimistic. Hopefully I will still get to see some good bucks on the 3rd... Like Bluebird said, might be a blessing in disguise..

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I have killed my last 3 bucks during the last few days of the season, 2 of them coming on the final day. Don't get too upset about it, just get out there when you can. I've missed entire seasons because Uncle Sam had other plans for me.

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That really stinks. That happened to me once too and I never got over it. I don't work at that place anymore. You can get a paycheck from more reasonable places to work.
I don't think it very prudent to bail on a job simply because of deer season. I doubt most people would or could leave their well paying, or at least stable employment just in the name of deer season. Not a very intelligent thing to do.
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post #10 of 26 (permalink) Old 11-10-2016, 06:35 PM
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I've only missed one opening day of deer season.

Although it's nice to be in the woods the first day if I didn't live 8 hours away I would probably go back to work after bear season, then come back down for the end of one of the weeks of deer season doe is open, bear is open in some areas, less people, the camp starts doing drives after monday so i miss the drives by having to get back to work
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