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    What does everyone do for a living?

    Well I'm getting to that age where I have to start making some decisions..so I need to choose a career. This is very hard for me since it needs to be able to afford my hunting habits and obviously have time for them. Some say I'm crazy for making this a priority. But it is, and always will be. So what do you diehards do for a living? I have been looking at being a lineman and working on power lines, but am not sure. I don't go on luxurious hunts and do mainly DIY and try to spend the least amount as possible. So I don't need to be a doctor or anything. So guys, what do you do?

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    Firefighter here. Would not do anytging else. Being mostly wildland august archery hunts were tough at first but once you put your time into the career its easy. And my twin is actually a lineman. Its harder for him to take time off than me but once you get set up into an apprenticeship or at least a steady job location you will be in it to win it

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    Years later I decided to work full time from home when I retired from the Navy so I started a business, goals were simple, work from home, no bosses, no employees, no time clock, no alarm and I needed to make just $50k on top of my enlisted retirement pay to live decently. Before I retired I was already making more than the Navy paid me and I never looked back. I made far more from it that ever expected or went after, to the point I was working to much and buying to many toys and found eventually it was too much stuff and became stressful. I was happiest when I had enough to have a nice home, a nice truck and trailer and a race car, that was plenty of money. Now really paring down and going full time RVing with a most wonderful wife and two big doggies, tweaked ST, life is incredible for me because I made it so, without trying.

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    i am a maintenance worker at a national fish hatchery it is a great job and the leave is awesome for hunting!!

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    As arachnids, face or follicle mites have 8 legs, although in the case of Demodex spp., their legs are decidedly stubby. While most mites are round or oval, face mites are long and thin, a body shape that enables them to move in and out of narrow hair follicles with ease. Face mites are tiny, measuring a mere fraction of a millimeter long. The follicle mite spends its life head-down in the follicle, gripping onto the hair or lash tightly with its feet. Strangely, face mites don’t have anuses, leading many entomologists to crack jokes about them being full of, er, feces.

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    I work for a Cable Company and check for Unathorized Services.....

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    I own a Commercial Refrigeration, Heating and Air Co. I've been in the trade for just over 20 years. Since most of my hunting is from Sept on it haven't been to thought for me. Our work can be fairly seasonal with the fall and spring being our slow time. I've owned my company almost 6 years and it was very tough to get away at all but now with 6 employees with my lead guy very reliable it is very easy now. Look into the trades for sure with the economy on its way back up there should be plenty of work. Linemen make great money but I've heard jobs are a bit difficult to find without a lot of traveling.

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    I'm logging to get through school. Hard work and long hours but my boss lets me have whatever time off I want. I'm going to school to be a forester. Keeps me in the woods!!

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    I work in agriculture research. It has its ups and downs, but the pay is pretty decent and I pretty good vacations. The only problem is that I'm planting during spring seasons and harvesting during October (on a usual year). That keeps me out of most rifle seasons, which is why I picked up the stick and string and haven't looked back. The company I work for is called Monsanto, but Pioneer and Syngenta are other companies that do the exact same thing I do. We have locations from California to New York and from Canada to Mexico and actually all over the world so you can move wherever you want as long as there is some agriculture. Not a bad gig that way.

    My brother is a deputy for the Sheriff department in NW New Mexico and can typically take off a little easier around hunting season than I can, but he also has to dodge bullets and break up fights which doesn't interest me much. My opinion is that you find a career that you will enjoy. If you enjoy your career, you will work harder at it, move up, make a name for yourself, and as IKC pointed out... eventually you will get out easier. No matter where you start off, you will most likely be last in line to take vacation for a few years so just concentrate on the career and hunt when you can.
    Now therefore, please take your weapons, your quiver and your bow, and go out to the field and hunt game for me.
    Genesis 27:3 (NKJV)

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    I'm a retired truck driver. I made good money at it, and always had enough time off to go hunting.

 

 

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