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It’s just after dawn on a chilly Monday morning. The leaves crunch under Van Lewis’ feet as he treks through the woods in rural Monroe, Georgia, clutching a hunting rifle.
“It’s an adrenaline dump the first time you see that monster coming … toward you,” says Van Lewis.
“Ninety percent of the time, it is relaxation therapy,” said Lewis, 52, a university police officer in Atlanta, Georgia. “The other 10 percent of the time, it is a workout.”
That workout, according to some medical experts, may be too much for some hunters to handle.
“I think it’s a very significant problem,” said Dr. Eric Good, a cardiologist at the University of Michigan Health System in Ann Arbor.
The biggest danger that some hunters face isn’t getting hit by a stray bullet or falling out of a tree stand, Good said. It’s heart disease.
“Heart attacks are three times more likely to take a life than a gunshot injury,” Good said.
In middle TN there is a cause men are willing to die for. For this cause they will spend endless amounts of money, put their lives in danger, forget their wives and families and even break the law. Around here it is called “Buck Fever”. You can see it in their eyes when you drive pass them on the road. It comes on slowly, a little camo here and there are the first symptoms, but soon enough it is a full blown addiction. It is no longer safe to go for a hike in your own woods. Horses and dogs shot because they make a rustling sound in the leaves or their eyes glow when spotlighted. The article above states that heart attacks are such a danger because of the “exertion”, but I say the “high” gets too high. I say they overdose.
Imagine for just one moment…… if we pursued the cause of Christ with this kind of dedication?
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