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    How much weight do you lose during hunting season? I lost 15lbs this last season. My hunting season runs Aug-Nov. However I lost 10lbs alone on a 15 day Kodiak hunt. I think I went into rut.........hehehe. Walk a lot, hunt driven, less eating. What's everybody else losing ....or gaining (camp cooks)?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mammoth Hunter View Post
    How much weight do you lose during hunting season? I lost 15lbs this last season. My hunting season runs Aug-Nov. However I lost 10lbs alone on a 15 day Kodiak hunt. I think I went into rut.........hehehe. Walk a lot, hunt driven, less eating. What's everybody else losing ....or gaining (camp cooks)?
    I lost 41 pounds last year before I went on a combo grizzly/caribou horseback hunt in the Yukon. I was afraid the horse would collapse with my fat arse on board. The horse was happy and so was I----killed a nice silver tip grizzly and a fine caribou.

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    I usually loose 10-15 lbs during hunting season for all the pints you mentioned. Lots of hiking/climbing and not much eating. We often have to force ourselves to eat. I have started carrying a lot more candy to munch on while hiking.


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    I need to shed some pounds now so I can do better hiking next year! 2018 saw me go up and down alot more ridges than I anticipated and one hunt definitely showed. So 2019 is the year I loose the weight before season! And then I'm sure all the hiking will get me down a bit more.

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    I never paid attention to how many pounds I lost during a hunt. But one thing that I will always remember, after an especially tough sheep hunt, when I got home my wife looked at my back side and said "I (literally) walked my ass off." Yep, half of it was gone after that hunt and according to her I never got it back!
    Sheep hunting...... the pain goes away, but the stupidity remains...!!!

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    I figure 12-15 pounds on a sheep hunt. Even bow hunting whitetails in NY last year I lost 5-6. No breakfast in the morning and no food in the stand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daveinthebush View Post
    I figure 12-15 pounds on a sheep hunt. Even bow hunting whitetails in NY last year I lost 5-6. No breakfast in the morning and no food in the stand.
    Daveinthebush,
    I need some breakfast in my gut if I am hunting whitetails in Tupper Lake !!!

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    A 8 days sheep Hunt I can drop 10lbs. I eat less sheep hunting than I do at home and am usually way less hungry.
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    I will usually drop about 5-6 lbs for every 2-3 days I'm away from the truck for the first week then I start to level out. Most I ever dropped was 26 lbs on a 16 day trip. When I'm hiking and hunting I just have very little appetite. Helps lighten the pack up too when going lightweight knowing I will struggle to finish even 1500 calories a day

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    i like to think of it as how much weight to i gain when i'm not hunting. about 10 pounds.

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    I generally put on 5+ or so pounds in the Fall, hunting fat Caribou Bulls...Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm!!!

    Come January/Febuary, i lose that and way more to the cold.
    If you can't Kill it with a 30-06, you should Hide.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alottabs View Post
    Daveinthebush,
    I need some breakfast in my gut if I am hunting whitetails in Tupper Lake !!!
    Its a matter of surviving cancer treatment. If I have input, output is usually a half our away. So no food prior to heading to the stand in the morning or I might be scenting up the area.
    We used to have a camp up north of Old Forge. Loved going there until the coyotes invaded the area and cleaned out the deer population.

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