goals this season

el Toro

I Post A Lot But I Can't Edit This
Feb 19, 2003
9,155
1,631
Point Loma
Name
Nate
Boat
Artemis
With the applications coming out and many states already cranking out results, what are you trying to accomplish this year?

I made a goal a couple years ago to try to kill at least one P&Y animal per year. Hard to do, yes, but I at least want to try to put myself in a position where I have a chance at success each year. I think I have a chance to do that twice this year, so that is my main goal. Of course, I'd also like to bow kill another local deer, and if I shoot for the moon, I'd like it to be a buck, but I'm not going to push my luck either.

Anybody else make hunting goals for themselves?
 
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ReconDoc242

Dude on the mountain...
Jul 1, 2005
869
17
Chino Hills, CA and Flagstaff, AZ
www.specopsts.com
Name
Doc
Boat
24ft CC- Ulla's Revenge
local buck and an arizona muley would be nice....my main goal is to see my daughter out hunt me once again this year....sadly we have gotten skunked on the turkey front, so I guess i'm also hoping for a turnkey next year.
 
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Vermonster

I Post A Lot But I Can't Edit This
Feb 26, 2003
14,201
491
49
Escondido
Visit site
Name
Sean
Boat
I'm a Ho'.....
Just to get out, and maybe, just maybe, kill a big game animal for the first time in 8 or 9 years.... :(


I know it's sad, but I have a new kid on the way in July, and it's not like I get out that much anyway. I just like to get out to de-stress every once in awhile, and hopefully, get something........
 
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gatorfan

Chief
Dec 18, 2006
1,728
99
CV CA
Name
Jim
Boat
tube
My goal is to be able to find the time to get my boys in the Hunter Safety Course this summer and then to be able to witness my oldest harvest his first animal during the general season. More of a mission vice a goal (hunter safety).

Just to get out, and maybe, just maybe, kill a big game animal for the first time in 8 or 9 years.... :(


I know it's sad, but I have a new kid on the way in July, and it's not like I get out that much anyway. I just like to get out to de-stress every once in awhile, and hopefully, get something........

Hopefully you get drawn for the free hunt on Jesse's. Maybe you should ask people go on there and vote for you (like I did) and like Dbar did with the picture contest. I know it's not a "voting" contest, but hey it can't hurt to have a bunch of guys vouch for your "need" to kill something. :o
 
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aeon

ugh....
Apr 11, 2006
2,119
119
foothill ranch
Name
Bill
Boat
/600hp ls3 powered Airboat
1 stack ducks like cord wood
2 Kill a local oc deer or la either sex deer
3 have the kid born healthy
4 kill more quail
5 avoid getting shot or kidnapped in mexico
6 spend the time to make Tia into the great dog she should be
7 pay off my debt to sluester for his guide services
 
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Smudge

Moderate
Mar 11, 2005
9,657
112
45
Hollywood, FL
www.sandiego-sportfishing.com
Name
Matt
Boat
I'm just a deckhand...
Hunt more than three times. :( The last two years have been tough. I make up for it as best as I can out here, but I need to get back to CA...
 
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invictus

AVD
May 26, 2006
4,445
2,085
Orange County
Name
Jason
Boat
Tiara 2000 Cuddy
Going on a hog hunt in Texas in November, want to take a sheep as well. Maybe a Hawaiian, haven't decided yet.

Going to Australia on a hunt in April next year. Want to take a Fallow and a Red Stag - Deer. Hogs gallore there.

My stand out is to find a local, public Quail spot I can drive to in under an hour. That's the hard one!!
 
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dbar

Mmmmmm Backstraps
Jun 26, 2004
6,225
160
53
With your Mom
Name
Jim Perkins
Boat
18' Center Console " D-Bar II "
Honestly my goals have changed......... They now are to make sure that as long as my daughter wants to hunt she gets to spend time in the field killing stuff. Seeing her smile and take pics with dead critters is where its at for me right now :D


And of course at least one local deer for myself to keep some meat in the freezer.
 
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okie man

I Post A Lot But I Can't Edit This
Oct 24, 2006
3,915
722
new palestine indiana
Name
kerry way
Boat
18' javalin
i hope to guide my son (11years old) to his first buck and for myself to get a 400# plus black bear with my longbow. i would also like my buddy to get his first bear after making him sit for 85 hours last year without a shot.
 
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mark stevens

Member
Jul 3, 2005
450
0
37
sandiego
Name
mark
Boat
Next year
My 2010 goal is to put my wife on a general season buck and it's up to her to decide if she want's to pull the trigger. I would love to be there with the camera when she does and for me archery buck public land, fill the the frezzer with calico bass and a couple bull dodo's
 
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widgeon

Ex-Hunter and gatherer
Jan 12, 2010
3,691
363
Kurt's neighborhood
Name
Tony
Boat
Tarpon 140
Limit of ducks with 10 shells or less. Local pig. Plan for Colorado elk. Crap in sitonmyface's turkey blind:D
 
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el Toro

I Post A Lot But I Can't Edit This
Feb 19, 2003
9,155
1,631
Point Loma
Name
Nate
Boat
Artemis
You know what is cool? A lot of people here have goals of helping others. That's the good stuff right there.
 
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Carl

Bridesmaid,,,,,,,Again
  • Nov 29, 2004
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    4,471
    54
    San Diego
    Name
    Carl
    Boat
    everyone elses
    My goal is less ambitious than yrs. past. My goal is to be able to afford my license and stamps and to be able to actually get out in the field and marsh. Had to take last year off.:( My only missed year in my adult life....
    I'm on pace to make it this year so I think it's on bitches....
     
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    DV8Pilot

    Pilot
    May 17, 2009
    601
    0
    Temecula, CA
    Name
    Orion
    Boat
    In training
    Fill my deer tags with local archery deer. Take my wife hunting (quail most likely) for her first time.
     
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    Zbearclaw

    Member
    Jan 9, 2010
    670
    0
    Socialist Republic of Kalistan
    Name
    Zeke
    Boat
    7mm wetsuit with 2flip motor
    Single season deerslam with muh recurve.

    Big tusker for the wall.

    Free range aoudad so el Toro can pay for my hunt to kill a big tusker.

    Get a Ca turkey. Probably fall as spring is looking pretty slim.

    That's it, cept maybe a Ca lope, elk, or sheep tag that I have zero odds of drawing...
     
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