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take the shot or wait??

Old 01-18-2010, 06:40 PM
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so i am sitting on the ground on a large field today, when i notice a large buck on the edge of the woods looking at the field. All i can see is his head and some of the neck. there were no does in the field. buck is looking towards me and i put my 280 on him and think to myself i could pop him right in the adams apple, and game over. I think about it for probably 5 seconds and then buck is gone. 100 yard shot and i am very confident in my gun, browning abolt .280. I am kicking myself!!! What would have u done
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Old 01-18-2010, 06:44 PM
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If I wanted to shoot that deer, confident in my gun,and a 100 yard shot...............BOOM. Game over.
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Old 01-18-2010, 06:44 PM
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id a put it on at neck bone and dropped him.
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Old 01-18-2010, 06:53 PM
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thank guys that makes me feel better!!! good news is i think he will be back, wind was perfect, and i slipped out with out disturbing anything
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Old 01-18-2010, 07:38 PM
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if i really wanted him and had a great rest and felt confident i would take the shot
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Old 01-18-2010, 07:44 PM
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that was a dead deer
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Old 01-18-2010, 07:46 PM
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You made the right choice in not taking the shot. I am a firm believer in not taking a shot unless you are 99.9 % sure you will take the deer. I kick myself around sometimes as well after I have passed up a shot. It is always better to not know than to wound and lose one of these great animals.
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Old 01-18-2010, 07:53 PM
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if you are 99.9% sure, then you are still unsure, therefor u are taking an unsure shot

last i checked only 100 % was a sure thing
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Old 01-18-2010, 09:25 PM
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it feels a WHOLE lot better to not take a shot than take one, hit the deer, and not find the deer
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Old 01-19-2010, 04:00 AM
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Take the shot or wait? You answered it by your actions. As I have and maybe many more. I have one buddy that wont wait for anything, will shoot away boom, boom, boom. Than the areas spoiled and we gotta look for what he hit, or more the likely what he missed. You made a good call. And to be able to go back and see em again...... Good luck

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