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Old 12-20-2007, 02:06 PM
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While I occasionally hear people mention shooting a deer with a rifle and losing it due to a bad shot I hear 20 to 1 stories about people shooting deer with a bow and losing them.
What difference does it make if they are doing it with a bow or a gun? Unprepared is unprepared and there is no excuse for it either way. It's up to us to make sure our equipment is performing as it is supposed to and that we are proficient with those weapons to cleanly take game. I don't care if you're using an atlatl, you need to be prepared before going into the woods. That's the point.
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Old 12-20-2007, 02:38 PM
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I got a buddy that refuses to pack ANYTHING prior to a hunt...I guided him on some of my land last year, opener of rifle season in NE. We take some MONSTER mule deer up here (very lucky!!) anyway, we get out there, 60 miles from anywhere selling shells etc and he decides to tell me "make sure we get close, I only brought 2 bullets", I could have smacked him, so off we went, wsting opening morning to buy him ammo...PLAN AHEAD!!! It's bad enough now I just pack extra gloves etc when we go, otherwise his constant whining drives me nuts...I know, Iknow, this means he wins, well I don't care as long as I'm hunting and not shopping!
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Old 12-20-2007, 02:41 PM
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I love deer hunting and I respect the sport and the animals so I prepare myself for it. But the people around me make me so mad sometimes.
I had a freind the other day call me before church to say he wouldn't be there because he saw a trophy of a deer at 400 yards and shot at 390 yards. He had no rangefinder he was guessing (later ranged at 402). He found blood and hair and no deer after an entire day of looking. He had never practiced those shots or even looked up the ballistics on how his bullet would drop and now says he just didn't hold over enough. He says that next year he is using Federal fusions rather then tho ones he used this year. I asked what he used he said "I don't know they are in the green and yellow box." (Core-lokts an incredible bullet in my opinion).

Case two another friend told me last night he was going hunting this morning and using th Savage 30-06 gun scope his wife bought him on Monday. I asked had he sighted it in he said it came with a boresighted scope and would be close enough. He also bought the bullets because of how they looked and later asked me how they would do.

If you are going hunting respect the animals enough to prepare yourself. I recently made a bad shot because my scope was off after my rifle fell off the shooting sticks. The deer still died within seconds but I am still upset that I didn't recheck the sights and assumed it was fine (it wasn't a bad fall but I will know better next time). Since then I have resighted my scope and even went to the range a second time to rebuild my confidence in the gun.

These types of "sportsman" really get on my nerves. Thanks for letting my rant for a while.
This sounds like just about every one of my neighbors. He did a pretty good job of ranging that deer though. It doesn't mean much if you don't know you ballistics.
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Old 12-20-2007, 02:52 PM
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This sounds like just about every one of my neighbors. He did a pretty good job of ranging that deer though. It doesn't mean much if you don't know you ballistics.

I agree, i dont know squat about ballistics and dont plan on it. Never taken over a 200 yd shot either, we dont have all that open land in Florida.
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Old 12-20-2007, 02:54 PM
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I know friends who are constantly unprepared and they usually are the ones who take the most bucks- go figure....
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Old 12-20-2007, 03:44 PM
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It's amazing, but some people are just ignorant of how you need to prepare your equipment for a hunt. Case in point, 2 years ago my dad hit a buck and we were tracking it. We jumped it from its bed and it ran under the stand of one of the guys in our camp. It stopped broadside20 yards away and the guy missed with a scoped rifle. As it turns out the buck ran off after the shot and we never did find it.[:@]

Later on we asked him how he could have missed. We asked where his gun was hitting when he sighted it in. He said, "I don't know it was so long ago I can't remember." So I said, "You mean you don't sight it in before the season?" His response, "What for? All it does is sit under my bed, how is it going to get knocked off?" At that point I knew it was pointless to argue and just let it go.
yep, that's like my other bro in law. can't waste a bullet by shooting it at a target. needs a PUNCH IN THE FACE!
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Old 12-20-2007, 04:18 PM
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You sure you aren't from Michigan????

I had a coworker tell me the 300 WIN is the ultimate deer gun, just hit them and they die!! WOW!! I learn new things every day![&:]
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Old 12-20-2007, 04:20 PM
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I was forced to take my brother in law hunting over Thanksgiving by my wife and was dreading it the entire time. He showed up and I asked him if his gun was sighted in and he said that it should be, it was shooting dead on the last time he shot it TEN YEARS AGO! Lucky for me nothing showed up to shoot at so his gun went back home with him unfired.
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