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How to Catch a Wild Christmas Tree

1. Load up your hunting party and head out to the field.

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2. Dress appropriately for the conditions.

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3. Be sure to keep your equipment in top shape with proper cleaning and lubrication.

3_Maintain

4. Keep the younger members of your hunting party entertained.

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5. Stalk and learn the patterns of your prey.

5_Scout

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6. Identify your target and move in quickly for the kill.

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7. Field dress your take.

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8. Haul the kill back to your vehicle.

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9. Be sure to take a few photos with your prize so that you remember your day with pride.

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10. Load 'em up. Move 'em out.

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11. Mount your prize in a prominent place in your home. Celebrate your triumph over nature.

13_Relax

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