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Shot and missed, darn soy beans...

Old 10-31-2011, 04:40 AM
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So......sitting in my ground blind across a soy bean field about 30 mins. before dark. I hit my grunt and noticed a set of ears leap up and towards the tree line. I glass the tree line and notice a doe. I think to myself "curse these soy beans, how long have they been there???" All I can see is the doe's head. I look for the other set of ears that I saw and can't see anything.

I line up the doe in my scope and suddenly notice the other set of ears. A yearling. I decide not to shoot, as not to orphan the young deer.

Then I notice that the yearling is big enough to eat and fend for itself, so game on mama doe. But, yet another problem arises. The darn soy beans!!!!! They are tall enough and the hill in the middle of this field has cut off my view of the doe's entire back and chest region.

I decide to lay the cross hairs right above the leaves of the beans and pull the trigger. Needless to say, she bounded off into the woods. When I went to check for blood (fingers crossed) I heard her and her young scurry off deeper into the trees.

Dang soy beans.

(I'm buying another stand and doing some lumber jacking on the trees behind my blind this afternoon after work)
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Old 10-31-2011, 05:34 AM
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That's what tree stands are made for...

Soybeans are a hunters best friend, just gotta know what you are doing.....
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Old 10-31-2011, 06:02 AM
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were you standing to shoot?
if they are as tall as yer blind, maybe just layin low in the beans would work without the blind. then ya could draw, stand and shoot?
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Old 10-31-2011, 01:43 PM
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I know you were nearly certain of your target, but you really should not be shooting at a target you can not fully see or see behind - this is hunter-safety 101. What if some hunter happened to be crouched down on the other side of the soybeans? A friend of mine was nearly killed by another turkey hunter. They both were calling and the other guy, in the late hours, thought sure my friend was a turkey moving in the brush. My friend got blasted, nearly died, and nearly lost an eye. Had the other fellow left the scene and not gotten help, my friend would have probably died.
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