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Everything you've listed, the build-up, anticipation, and excitement is still there leading up to the first day you hunt...
If there's something special/magical/unique about the first day of each season, the implication then is that those who hunt opening days enjoy it more and "get" more than those who don't.... Think about that... if the only difference is the numeric day of the season, and more enjoyment is had from starting on the lowest possible number, then being part of the first group IS a key component of YOUR enjoyment... and if that's the case, fine, I get it... completely.

If that is not the case, then you still have some work to do clarifying your point...
As I’ve told you many times already you either get it or you don’t. It’s very clear that you just don’t get it, and that’s perfectly fine but if you don’t understand it you can’t rightly tell people that do understand it that it doesn’t matter
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unless you start Tuesday every year or at least twice I don’t see how you can call that tradition. It’s is simply hunting.
Is the implication that those who hunt "Traditionally" hold opinions of greater value or are in some way superior to those who merely "hunt"?
No implications whatsoever. Doing something once isn’t a tradition it’s just doing something
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For about 35 years I didn't get to hunt the opening day. I hunted a few other days but that doesn't mean I hadn't missed THE opening day.

The opening day does have special meaning. Anyone who doesn't see that is either being dishonest or really doesn't put as much value to the hunting seasons as most other hunters do.

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So which am I then, dishonest or someone who values hunting seasons less than you?

All I'm hearing is "It's SPECIAL".... why? "Because it's SPECIAL!"
What specifically makes it 'special'? "It's special because it's SPECIAL."
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No implications whatsoever. Doing something once isnít a tradition itís just doing something
What if his tradition is to start when he starts? When work/family obligations/stars/weather aligns...
He's hunting more than once...
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I love the first day of rifle. That won't change. But what I love even more is the post Christmas flintlock season. And at just a tad below the flintlock season would be the latter part of archery season when the rut is going strong!! Bucks lose all (almost all) of their fear and it gets pretty crazy....in a good way.....in the deer woods!!!
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Here's my Tradition.
I hunt the days the season provides.
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No implications whatsoever. Doing something once isn’t a tradition it’s just doing something
What if his tradition is to start when he starts? When work/family obligations/stars/weather aligns...
He's hunting more than once...
Then that could be considered His tradition but that’s not what he said
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Here's my Tradition.
I hunt the days the season provides.
Exactly!

My "Tradition" is deer hunting with a rifle.

That might include staying at a buddies place for a night or two. Or trying out a new area. Maybe it will include a new hunter, family member, or coworker.

I have never limited my tradition to a day on the calendar.

Good luck, Tony
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As Iíve told you many times already you either get it or you donít. Itís very clear that you just donít get it, and thatís perfectly fine but if you donít understand it you canít rightly tell people that do understand it that it doesnít matter
If they can't and/or won't articulate "it", what's to "get"?
If you can't articulate what "it" is, how would you expect someone who "doesn't get it" to have any empathy for your loss of "it"?
If you can't quantify it, sorry, it doesn't matter to me. But I suppose I'm sorry for your intangible loss.
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Here's my Tradition.
I hunt the days the season provides.
Exactly!

My "Tradition" is deer hunting with a rifle.

That might include staying at a buddies place for a night or two. Or trying out a new area. Maybe it will include a new hunter, family member, or coworker.

I have never limited my tradition to a day on the calendar.

Good luck, Tony
That’s great make your tradition whatever you want it to be but you have no right to tell other people how and when their traditions should be done or when they are over
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