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Old 09-28-2004, 08:44 PM
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Will you take a straight downward shot? Just looking for opinions. I know a lot of ppl who would and probably equal amount who wouldn't.
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Old 09-28-2004, 08:50 PM
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I've been practicing a shot with my target from 2 to 3 yards from my tree and 20 ft. up. Man.........thats not an easy shot. I can do it fine but gees do you have to contort your body! I've been practicing it alot, I know I can execute it, but I highly doubt I would ever use it! I strongly feel I'd be better off letting the deer go past and shoot further out at 15 to 25 with a better angle!

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Old 09-28-2004, 08:53 PM
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Aim straight, hit spine, DOWN. Short tracking. Nice shot!
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Old 09-28-2004, 08:57 PM
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I seldom have a treestand set up where a deer should walk directly beneath me.......I do practice like Vaughn said at about 2-3 yards away and know exactly where to aim and how to do it, but it is a shot you must practice. Anything steeper than that and you are really flirting with 2 halves of a deer and it would be real easy to shoot straight down one lung.
Even a 2-3 yard shot NEEDS to be practiced because it is VERY different from a normal treestand shot, and can't even be compared to standing on level ground unless your trying to shoot your toe off.
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Old 09-28-2004, 09:02 PM
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At this point in time - absolutely not. It isn't a shot I practiced over the summer because none of my stands are set up in trees with those shots possible. I had to cut through this rose bushes in order to get to most of the trees I wanted to hang my stands in. Next summer I may practice the shot, but right now I wouldn't feel comfortable taking one.
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Old 09-28-2004, 09:56 PM
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I seldom have a treestand set up where a deer should walk directly beneath me.......I do practice like Vaughn said at about 2-3 yards away and know exactly where to aim and how to do it, but it is a shot you must practice. Anything steeper than that and you are really flirting with 2 halves of a deer and it would be real easy to shoot straight down one lung.
Even a 2-3 yard shot NEEDS to be practiced because it is VERY different from a normal treestand shot, and can't even be compared to standing on level ground unless your trying to shoot your toe off.
Well said.
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Old 09-28-2004, 10:00 PM
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I wouldn't feel comfortable taking that shot. I'd wait for a better opportunity.
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Old 09-28-2004, 10:44 PM
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I have and it's worked.... but I don't like it. If it's straight down all you have to do is wait until it walks away a bit. I had a really nice doe the other day with her nose stuck to the tree I was in. She smelled where I rummaged around on the ground and handled the tree putting on my stand. She did look up twice but figured I was nothing. She finally walked off. Next time I think I'll shoot her. Been a while since I stuck anything.
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Old 09-28-2004, 11:16 PM
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no sense in risking it...just wait a few minutes until it walks a few yards out.
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Old 09-29-2004, 02:13 AM
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Did this last year, only shot I had. She walked right at me. I waited for her to angle away but she came right underneath me so I tried to spine her. Just missed, but if you want to see the damage, look here : not for the meek (but that's not us now, is it).

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