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toughguy

THE FEVER!!!!

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The countdown is on. I will be leaving for deer camp in 24 hours. From now until this time tomorrow I will completely worthless at work. Each year I suffer from the same symptoms. Shaky hands, daydreams, uncontrollable list making, packing, unpacking, double checking, horrible nightmares of missing that huge buck 50 yards in front of me, sweaty palms, fidgeting, and the inability to shave for weeks. There is only one cure and I am about to receive my yearly inoculation at 6:25 AM Saturday Nov 4th.

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It is and like every year I have caught this fever as well, happens about the exact same time every year, it just goes to show now matter how well you plan and try to avoid getting "sick from this fever" you can't hide you have to take it on full force and just know that in 2 days, 9 hrs, the cure will be there for me

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I find pictures of big bucks and email them to my buddies at work grin.gif he he!

I figure I can't concentrate, so neither should they.

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I've only shot 4 bucks in my life, the biggest being a mediocre 3rd year deer. But there was one time where I had a huge buck coming my way....I didn't get a good up close look at it, but from what my one cousin told me, it was somewhere between 12 and 14 points. I do know the antlers were long and the rack was the widest I had ever seen. Anyway, when it was trotting my way I could see the rack from just over a hill in front of me. Unfortunately it took a turn and didn't get within range, but it is the one and only deer I've ever had the fever on. After it turned and left, I walked back to my truck and was very weak in the knees. My hands were shaking. I'd like to think though that if he would have come by me, my hunter instincts would have taken over and I would have been completely focused on the shot. But, it never happened so oh well.

My cousin who got a good look at the deer also got the fever, big time! He got 5 shots off at it when it ran 10 yards from him. He said while he was shooting, all he could see was rack! He was teary-eyed after missing it. smirk.gif

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Now I've got that Ramones song stuck in my head too.

Twenty-twenty-twenty four hours to go I wanna be sedated

Nothin' to do no where to go-o-oh I wanna be sedated

Just get me to my dearstand put me on a plane

Hurry hurry hurry before I go insane

I can't control my fingers I can't control my brain

Oh no oh oh oh oh

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I hope that both of my sickness' get cured on saturday morning. I started coming down with a cold yesterday and today I have a sore throat and feel like crap. But nothing will keep me out of my deer stand come saturday morning.

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My sickness should be cured sometime early Saturday morning when I am heading to the stand. As the weekend gets closer the work production goes down and anticipating the weekend goes up. Am pretty much packed (was ready on Sunday). I got the 30 point Buck song stuck in my head.

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I don't know where I would be or what kind of condition I would be in without this website. I have spent the last two weeks disregarding everything my professors say in class, by reading the posts on this website. I cannot wait to get into the stand on saturday. Good luck everyone.

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I was just checking the satellite coverage for the area I hunt, and, there was a huge 12 pointer sitting in my stand...Son of a .... I knew I should have set up that mouse trap. grin.gif

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while you guys talk about excitment it kills me to know that saturday morning i will me heading into work at 0600, and the same on sunday. and my only good day would be monday. then the following weekend. i am just sick right now!

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Hang in there rooster,

If it is any consolation for you, the rest of us, that are going out, are not going to have a good time. frown.gif ahh, your week will go slow, but, it will come. hang in there. cool.gif

roosterslayer stop reading here.

(to the rest of us out there... wink.gif)

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yeah by the time i get out i will already be hearing about the great opener you guys had. but still good luck to you all the cool weather should really help!!

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Thanks Toughguy, I'm sure I will be singing that all the way up to camp.

Gabba Gabba Hey

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    • leech~~

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      2 hours ago, JBMasterAngler said:

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    • SpecialK

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      I bet the state, not the political cronies, would get a lot more money by having the auction on the internet or allowing phone bids.  Heck, put them on the bay of E. 

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    • SpecialK
      It's been dredged to 4'. The lake still has a sandbar. He did not dredge past the creek mouth
    • leech~~
      Could have throw a line off the south shore since you were all the way up there.
    • easyrider25
      Hey guys thanks for the tips.  What you are saying really makes sense.  I have been working on these items this week, not expecting a completely changed dog out there but looking forward to continued exercises this weekend out in the blind.
    • JBMasterAngler
      Drove all the way up to grindstone this morning from Forest Lake. As I'm driving along the shoreline, I can't stop admiring how beautiful of a day it is, and how great it will be to be on the water. Was totally amped up to fish for some trout! Then I pull up to the boat launch...and it's closed down!  This dredging project has been pushed back for years, then they finally decide to do it on a beautiful sunny day, that I picked to come here...on the last day of the lake trout season nonetheless! Needless to say, I was very upset! 
    • papadarv
      Actually DMV and DNR do quite well at their auctions. You win bid, You Pay, You own. No red tape, no collection process, simple and things seem to sell for quite a bit of money. Go and one see for yourself, its quite amazing. Lots of them at the Arden Hills DMV. Hard to collect money over the phone and on the internet. I do believe they will use the same auction process for this property sale as the DMV and DNR are good at it and a lot of buyers will be there. If the internet were to be used, the "political cronies" would need to create a bill, Ear Mark several million to develop a site, create an app, hire 40 to 50 people to manage and than increase taxes to cover the cost much like Obama Care Not a good plan. If your interested, go to auction, bring lots of money, win a bid and own. 2016 MN auction schedule if your interested in going to one. http://mn.gov/admin/citizen/surplus-property/auctions/schedule/