Apparently, deer hunting puts a serious amount of strain on your heart.
You know, I actually would buy that. I’ve only been deer hunting a couple of times, and one of those times I actually took a buck. I’m in good shape (and was in even better shape back then), but dragging that animal the 2 miles back to our vehicle was not a pleasant task.
The combination of physical exertion, adrenaline rush and the stress of rough terrain and cold weather may explain the “excessive cardiac demands” seen with hunting, according to Haapaniemi’s team.
Well, it makes sense to me. Although, this doesn’t discourage me from deer hunting, in fact it kind of makes me want to take it up again, especially since Indiana has legalized pistol caliber carbines for use during firearms season.
Of course, if you really want to get your heart rate up while hunting, you could always try to take a wild boar with a spear.