Primal Quest

For any man 20 and older with a shorter beard (or any facial hair style) and prior beard experience who wants to show off his beard and share his experience.
ShannonTarver
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December 11th, 2017, 2:42 am #161

I’ll update tomorrow been in a stand since 4:30 a.m whitetail deer hunting in this fine and snowy Alabama weather. Killed a doe this afternoon to put some meat in the freezer. Chasing horns the rest of the season.


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beardedfather
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December 11th, 2017, 3:20 am #162

That's the look of a real man.  Not often you get snow that far south, is it?  From what I know it makes for deer hunting to be easier.   And does taste great. 
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ShannonTarver
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December 11th, 2017, 11:05 am #163

Yes sir. And well the area we hunt we usually get snow every year. Not all winter season though. I regret putting the face paint on now, I had to scrub my face hard with soap and water and by the time I was finished I scrubbed tons of hairs off my face. It was really depressing. Almost shaved because of it


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Rumen
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December 11th, 2017, 1:17 pm #164

Don't you dare shave Shannon, nothing is unrepairable!!! Even the biggest of muck ups. Just think of it as a learning experience! Deer see in black and white anyway, so I think you'd be fine enjoy the hunting season. I'm fine with others doing it, but I couldn't ever shoot an animal, I think I'd feel awful (then again I'm vegetarian so it's to be expected). Looking forward to your update.

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ShannonTarver
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December 11th, 2017, 8:44 pm #165

I won’t shave rumen! It’s just very depressing, my right side had finally caught up pretty good with my left and then this mishap happens. Oh well. Like you said it’s just a lesson learned. And yeah I used to get queasy when i shot a deer when I was younger. That aspect has left and it is now replaced with excitement. I love tapping into traditional and old ways of life. What better way to truly feel as manly as we were designed to be than to use our natural god given instincts and survival skills as they were intended. I respect vegetarians and vegans, it’s very disciplining to live that way. I was just raised to farm and hunt and to live as natural as the men before me in my families. Kind of a instilled way of life. Thanks again
Shannon


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ShannonTarver
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December 11th, 2017, 8:47 pm #166

Week 9
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I feel like whatever improvements my density was having is now gone from my mess up. Oh well we live and learn


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beardedfather
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December 11th, 2017, 9:50 pm #167

Hey Shannon:
The paint really went on well.  I think there are things to put on before you put the paint on that will help it come off easier, like vaseline or something.  Still not a lot of damage.  I know how disappointing things are.  Your beard is still looking nice.  Keep on......

I was raised on hunting, antelope, mule deer, elk and pheasants.  If we didn't eat it, I didn't hunt it. My dad taught me that, when I was a little boy.  I got a BB gun, when I was 6.  And I went out and shot a sparrow, and brought it back, because I was proud to get it.  My dad made me pluck it, and I had to cook it.  I cried the whole time, but never ever hunted something I didn't need, wasting a life.  It is nice farming, and hunting for food and at the same time doing conservation. 

I have always lived where it was open, so hunting was either in asshole deep snow in the mountains with a horse or snowshoes, or like antelope or mule deer, by getting out early in the truck and sneaking to different points.  There weren't trees.  Did you hunt with anyone?  Some of the best bonding is hunting.  When I did it alone, it was a lot of work, and once I was hurt, and nobody to help.  Another time, my truck was stuck.

I did dove hunting with my dog this year.  It was just nice getting out.  I hope you have fun chasing antlers, now you have something for the freezer.
Grow on.
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December 11th, 2017, 10:37 pm #168

Beards make natural face paint, so it is no longer needed.
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ShannonTarver
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December 12th, 2017, 12:28 am #169

I don’t hunt or kill anything I don’t plan on skinning out and harvesting myself tom. I believe the same aspect a wasted life is a terrible thing. I grew up hunting with my dad, nephews, brothers, cousins and best friends. Hunting and fishing teaches you to appreciate life and conservationism. because you get to witness wildlife in their natural habitat while learning their patterns. You tap into those “Primal” instincts that were born with.


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December 12th, 2017, 12:38 am #170

Hey Shan ! Beard is still looking great brother !! Keep on it ! Love the pic of you in the stand ! It really does show your appreciation for hunting ! You’re very fortunate to have done that with your family as it is a memory I would have loved to share with my father ! He was never a big hunter or fisher ! He taught me hockey which is something I will always hold deer, pun intended ! But would of love the hunting!!

Never got into it much a lot of my friends did , but I was always playing hockey ! And now my dad is 52 I don’t think he plans on taking up hunting !! Beers, hockey washers that’s his thing ahah ! I did abit with some cousins but not steady, most hunting I ever did was when I met my wife. She grew up hunting and fishing! And has a very nice collection of guns !! Also learnt a valuable lesson marrying a women who hunts ! Never piss them off they have guns !!!

Hope you and the family are well !!!

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December 12th, 2017, 1:09 pm #171

ShannonTarver wrote: I don’t hunt or kill anything I don’t plan on skinning out and harvesting myself tom. I believe the same aspect a wasted life is a terrible thing. I grew up hunting with my dad, nephews, brothers, cousins and best friends. Hunting and fishing teaches you to appreciate life and conservationism. because you get to witness wildlife in their natural habitat while learning their patterns. You tap into those “Primal” instincts that were born with.


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Yep:  It was a family thing to hunt.  My mom, grandma, dad, we all went out antelope hunting together.  When I was older, my dad took me elk hunting with my uncle and cousin.  It was tough hunting, because it was mountain hunting, and elk always migrated.  You had to wait for the snow to be deep enough for them to come down on the way to winter range.  That was man against the elements as well as for meat.  You are right about the primal instincts coming out.  Those times we bonded with each other, and grew beards (except I didn't have one to grow).  The memories are awesome.

Now, it is just me and my dog, and beard.  hahaha.
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ShannonTarver
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December 13th, 2017, 3:39 pm #172

Thanks Dylan I appreciate it! It’s coming together slowly. I’ve gotten so much better about my patience. Guess it all comes with time. And yeah your right I have tons of guns myself military assault rifles, pistols, rifles, shotguns. I have it all. I was taught to shoot guns as soon as I was strong enough to hold up a B.B. gun and pellet gun at 3 years old. Lol I was taught to ride horses and to hunt during those early years as well. And yeah I find it very satisfying to spend time with family and friends out hunting. It’s definitely a lifestyle. And yeah I have two dogs myself, one is a Australian Shepherd, the other is a Catahoula American bulldog mix.


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ShannonTarver
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December 18th, 2017, 2:03 am #173

Week 10
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Rumen
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December 18th, 2017, 7:14 am #174

Coming along really great dude, with that care free smile, and that positive attitude, I can tell you're having a great time! Keep it growing and enjoy it, it's taking shape and looking killer already. All the best to you and the family over the holidays my friend, it's great to catch up with you

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December 24th, 2017, 3:24 pm #175

Sorry for the ugly pics but I just had nasal surgery done two days ago, and I’m still loopy and having nose bleeds. Hope everyone is having a wonderful Christmas! I’ve abandoned cheek and neck lines since the beginning of this beard growth cycle, I haven’t trimmed or touched it this time around either. I’m going to grow a yeard this time and not going to let anything hold me back from that goal.

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beardedfather
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December 24th, 2017, 5:24 pm #176

A lot has filled in between Spoiler 10 and Spoiler 11.  Your natural neck line and cheek line looks great.  I hope you get to feeling better.  In the case of sinus, loopy feels good. 
Grow on, Shannon, and Merry Christmas to you and your family.
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Rumen
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December 24th, 2017, 11:01 pm #177

It has indeed filled in a lot, I expect it'll continue to do so. Hope you recover very soon and wish you a very Merry Christmas to you and the family! 

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ShannonTarver
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January 2nd, 2018, 12:36 am #178



Week 12
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Rumen
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January 2nd, 2018, 10:42 am #179

Looking good Shannon, I wish you a very Happy New Year for 2018 and all the best mate

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January 2nd, 2018, 11:09 am #180

Looking back at 12 weeks ago, you mentioned that you weren't going to touch it until you got to 13 weeks.....almost there and it's looking good.

Do you have plans yet of what you will do once you get to week 13?
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