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Re: How do you enjoy life? [Re: IdahoRoger] #6636433
10/09/19 10:09 PM
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The first cup of coffee with my beautiful wife every morning
Watching the sun come up on a spring morning surrounded by calves while filling a water tank
A giant standing dead elm, a sharp chain, and a perfect swing with a splitting maul.
The smell of a dead bull elk on the side of a mountain on a crisp fall morning


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Re: How do you enjoy life? [Re: Bob] #6636435
10/09/19 10:12 PM
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Originally Posted by Bob
Mowing the lawn on a nice summer morning
Sitting on a boulder atop a mountain, taking in the nature sights, sounds, and smells
A hot cup of coffee on a brisk morning on my way to check coyote traps
Grabbing my old rifle with its old scope and knowing it always hits what I want it to
Wondering if my kids faces will split if they smile any bigger when we catch a coyote


Perfect


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Re: How do you enjoy life? [Re: IdahoRoger] #6636436
10/09/19 10:14 PM
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pleasing God.

Re: How do you enjoy life? [Re: Outlaw99] #6636460
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Originally Posted by Outlaw99
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A giant standing dead elm, a sharp chain, and a perfect swing with a splitting maul.



Wait.....you split ELM ....and with a maul?

Re: How do you enjoy life? [Re: star flakes] #6636461
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Originally Posted by star flakes
pleasing God.

+1

Re: How do you enjoy life? [Re: IdahoRoger] #6636516
10/10/19 05:40 AM
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I love life ,having medical issue gives you a better understanding of what's really important in life family ,friends , the woods ,trapping ,hunting ,I just try to make the most out of every day I still have on this great earth , smile

Re: How do you enjoy life? [Re: IdahoRoger] #6636522
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Stopping by to help out a friend.
Mowing the local cemetery, just to talk to some people I once knew.
Dropped by my daughter's house last night, just to tell her I love her.
Pretty much just doing what I want to like I have these last 71+ years.


For years I have been tomstrap, now I must change because of the whims of the cyber world. NRA Endowment, ISTA Life, FTA Life, NTA
Re: How do you enjoy life? [Re: Pike River] #6636529
10/10/19 06:04 AM
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Originally Posted by Pike River
Originally Posted by Outlaw99
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A giant standing dead elm, a sharp chain, and a perfect swing with a splitting maul.



Wait.....you split ELM ....and with a maul?



Lol, start it with a maul, finish with a wedge!


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Re: How do you enjoy life? [Re: IdahoRoger] #6636530
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hunting, fishing and adding trapping to that list this year. I love putting on winter gear and going outside in the middle of the nastiest snow storms and blizzards, not sure why but its very calming to me. I love the roar of a sprint car engine. I like cooking food and watching others enjoy it.

Re: How do you enjoy life? [Re: BradinNY] #6636540
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Originally Posted by BradinNY
hunting, fishing and adding trapping to that list this year. I love putting on winter gear and going outside in the middle of the nastiest snow storms and blizzards, not sure why but its very calming to me. I love the roar of a sprint car engine. I like cooking food and watching others enjoy it.

That sounds like a lot of guys I know. Glad you didn't say long walks on the beach, that would have revoked the man card....


Wish I had more time to trap....
Re: How do you enjoy life? [Re: IdahoRoger] #6636545
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I just enjoy life. I have a wonderful family good friends and a bad day in the woods or on the water is better than a good good day at work

My boss took me up on a Canadian fishing trip one time in the northern part of Canada and I told him well a bad day fishing is better than a good day at work oh he told me was a good thing we’re fishing LOL

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Re: How do you enjoy life? [Re: IdahoRoger] #6636552
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All awesome replies,,,and I totally enjoy raising my 5 yr old. Its extremely rewarding!!


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Re: How do you enjoy life? [Re: IdahoRoger] #6636556
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mostly enjoying what the good lord has given my family to enjoy life.

have 50 acres my family moved to in the late 1880's that i've spent the last 4 or 5 yrs turnin into my playground.thanx god


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Re: How do you enjoy life? [Re: IdahoRoger] #6636558
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I enjoy life by appreciating and utilizing the abilities I still have at this point in my life. By sharing the joys and sorrows that come along the way with family and friends. By helping those in need and knowing when to back off. Work and play within the parameters life has given me and try to focus on the positives. Keeping in touch regularly with loved ones who are nearing the end of the road and keeping those who have passed close to my heart. And knowing when to let some things go when I know I have absolutely no control over the situation.


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Re: How do you enjoy life? [Re: IdahoRoger] #6636560
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By knowing, without a doubt, I will spend the majority of my life with my Savior, Lord Jesus. This short time I have on Earth, I constantly give Him thanks for everything. I learn to count it a blessing as I go through struggles because I know the reward will be worth it all. I enjoy this life by watching others begin to understand the love and compassion Jesus Christ has for us all. I relish in His awesome creation daily. From the sunrise He gives us to the pouring down rain and winter storms - I give thanks. I stand in awe and amazement at how wonderful my Savior truly is in allowing us each our next breath.....

Re: How do you enjoy life? [Re: IdahoRoger] #6636565
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I love waking up every morning and realizing I have a beautiful wife and 3 healthy kids that God has blessed me with. Being "Dad" is the most rewarding thing I've ever done. Coaching 7-8 yr old football, and basketball and having a chance to make a difference in other kids lives. I love sitting in a deer stand waiting on the sun to come up, and now I'm getting to enjoy that with the kids also. Putting the boat on the water at daybreak. Pulling up on a coyote trying to rotate the earth he's pulling so hard on the chain. I actually enjoy coming in after a hard day at work and realizing I'm earning my family's living the right way. Going to talk with my dad everyday if just for a minute. Sunday dinners with the family. Church.Heck I just enjoy life altogether. Blessed man I am



Re: How do you enjoy life? [Re: IdahoRoger] #6636566
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Lots of good ideas on here. I especially enjoy watching my sons grow up. I enjoy seeing them do or say something I taught them.

But I'm also reminded of something C.S. Lewis said: “God can't give us peace and happiness apart from Himself because there is no such thing.”

The more I experience in life, the more I see this to be true.


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Re: How do you enjoy life? [Re: IdahoRoger] #6636574
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Listening for a gobble. Making calls. Making them gobble with the calls. Setting traps for days in a row is pure enjoyment. The skinning not quite as much. I enjoy dropping the off with a handler if one has enlisted. Listening to hounds run a track is special. Growing things, dogs, birds, foxes, garden and trees. Have not had the foxes for years, but oh the joy they brought.

Helping new trappers has much joy in it. When they call with that 1st coyote catch, to share in thier joy is priceless.

Re: How do you enjoy life? [Re: coalbank] #6636578
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Originally Posted by coalbank
. . . Helping new trappers has much joy in it. When they call with that 1st coyote catch, to share in thier joy is priceless.


Exactly!


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Re: How do you enjoy life? [Re: Muskrat] #6637140
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