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take the shot or wait??

Old 01-21-2010, 05:49 AM
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At 100 yards I can consistently hit the bottom of a drink can and that is all you need to take out a deer's neck.
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Old 01-21-2010, 05:56 AM
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Experience has show me to take the 1st "best shot" presented to you based upon your abilities and confidence and to not wait on the perfect shot. Is that a ten yard head shot, 20 yard running shot, 50 yard quartering away double lung shot or 100 yard high shoulder/neck shot???? I dont know in you case but in my case all of the above, except the running shot, gets a trigger pulled.
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Old 01-22-2010, 06:30 AM
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It's better to have waited then to have had a wounded deer down. Plus, it gives you another excuse to head out into the woods.
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Old 01-22-2010, 06:58 AM
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If it were me in your shoes and I felt I could make the shot, I would not have hesitated. That buck would have dropped in his track for sure. Confidence is everything in this game.
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Old 01-22-2010, 07:59 AM
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you be asking me how is backstraps tasted
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Old 01-22-2010, 08:18 AM
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Old 02-02-2010, 07:28 PM
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If your confident and have a steady rest it should be a dead buck!
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Old 02-03-2010, 06:41 AM
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Good call that shows that you are an ethical hunter. Respect the game your hunting. Never take a less-than prefect shot.
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Old 02-03-2010, 07:23 AM
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if you got the skills let him have it.
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Old 02-03-2010, 07:46 AM
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I think you subconsiouly made your decision on your own. You must have not been 100% sure.
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