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IndianaBigBucks 12-20-2016 04:25 PM

Glad to know he's alive.
 
http://s245.photobucket.com/componen...2FIMG_0204.jpg

Clean miss on this guy during our gun season. Replayed the shot and everything over and over, had a feeling I either gut shot, just a bad shot or I just plain missed and was glad to see him on my trail camera. Until next year!!

I'm thinking he's upper 140s to low end 150s. 4 year old

Topgun 3006 12-20-2016 04:27 PM

No picture on your post!

IndianaBigBucks 12-20-2016 04:31 PM


Originally Posted by Topgun 3006 (Post 4286332)
No picture on your post!

Click the link.

Topgun 3006 12-20-2016 04:38 PM

That is one big rack with huge G2s and G3s. I'm glad you didn't wound him to the point where he went off and died somewhere never to be found. Are you in southern IN? I was born and raised in Lawrence right outside of Fort Benjamin Harrison and moved up to MI in 1962 when I was 15. We used to duck hunt down at Camp Atterbury down south of Bloomington.

Oldtimr 12-20-2016 04:46 PM

Lots of people miss huge bucks because they are looking at the rack instead of the cross hairs.

Rob in VT 12-20-2016 05:07 PM

He is a good one. Imagine how much bigger he will be next year.

IndianaBigBucks 12-20-2016 05:53 PM


Originally Posted by Oldtimr (Post 4286335)
Lots of people miss huge bucks because they are looking at the rack instead of the cross hairs.

I didn't miss him because of that. I didn't have crosshairs lol

IndianaBigBucks 12-20-2016 05:58 PM


Originally Posted by Topgun 3006 (Post 4286334)
That is one big rack with huge G2s and G3s. I'm glad you didn't wound him to the point where he went off and died somewhere never to be found. Are you in southern IN? I was born and raised in Lawrence right outside of Fort Benjamin Harrison and moved up to MI in 1962 when I was 15. We used to duck hunt down at Camp Atterbury down south of Bloomington.

I was raised in Shoals, IN and now live in Vincennes, IN.

Oldtimr 12-20-2016 06:41 PM

Same applies to open sights as well as scopes.

IndianaBigBucks 12-20-2016 06:59 PM


Originally Posted by Oldtimr (Post 4286347)
Same applies to open sights as well as scopes.

Speaking from experience I assume.

Oldtimr 12-21-2016 04:48 AM

The experience of others., It was a simple statement, not an accusation aimed at you. People pull up on a really big buck, take aim, then stop concentrating on their sights and look at the rack and miss.

rockport 12-21-2016 06:08 AM

Its very hard.....I don't stare at the rack but I don't care what it is, if you sit there hours and hours and hours pursuing and it waiting for it to show up its pretty intense when it happens and its very hard. Specially with a bow. I don't think its as much looking at the rack as it is the pressure of a rare opportunity being right there and now.

Executing when the time comes is probably the hardest part of bowhunting IMO and what Ive seen the most bowhunters struggle with for sure.

IndianaBigBucks 12-21-2016 06:24 AM

I picked a spot on his shoulder and missed. I stood up because my butt was going numb and seen him walking through the brush. I knew he was big but didn't know how big. He was trailing, never lifted his head off the ground. After the shot was made he took off, then I got to see how big he truly was.

Like I said before I still can't believe I missed this buck, but glad he's not wounded.

IndianaBigBucks 12-21-2016 06:25 AM


Originally Posted by Oldtimr (Post 4286389)
The experience of others., It was a simple statement, not an accusation aimed at you. People pull up on a really big buck, take aim, then stop concentrating on their sights and look at the rack and miss.

So I take it, you've never missed?

Oldtimr 12-21-2016 08:12 AM

You can take it any way you want to, I really don't care.

Topgun 3006 12-21-2016 08:24 AM


Originally Posted by IndianaBigBucks (Post 4286400)
So I take it, you've never missed?

Why do you seem to now be trying to make something out of nothing when he told you what he meant?! Sounds to me like maybe the miss may have been caused by the projectile hitting something before it got to the buck if he was in brush like you mentioned. :confused0024:

IndianaBigBucks 12-21-2016 08:32 AM

Was just asking him a question.

kellyguinn 12-21-2016 08:37 AM


Originally Posted by Topgun 3006 (Post 4286412)
Why do you seem to now be trying to make something out of nothing when he told you what he meant?! Sounds to me like maybe the miss may have been caused by the projectile hitting something before it got to the buck if he was in brush like you mentioned. :confused0024:



The op was originally giving oldtimr a hard time by the sounds of it. But oldtimr took it the wrong way. At least that's what is sounded like to me from reading all the posts.


Anyway glad to see he is still alive and kicking. Hope you get a chance to redeem yourself next year. Great buck.

IndianaBigBucks 12-21-2016 08:38 AM


Originally Posted by Topgun 3006 (Post 4286412)
Why do you seem to now be trying to make something out of nothing when he told you what he meant?! Sounds to me like maybe the miss may have been caused by the projectile hitting something before it got to the buck if he was in brush like you mentioned. :confused0024:

I never took the shot in the brush, he was free of any brush. I don't understand it.

My original post was to point out I missed and glad to see him in the area. Oldtimr sounded like he was trying to point out why I missed. I never got a great look at him until after the shot.

Topgun 3006 12-21-2016 09:04 AM

Sorry, but you said you were standing and saw him walking through the brush and made no further comment about him clearing it before you shot. This is what happens when things aren't clear due to making a post sometimes compared to talking to someone in person. I think we are all glad that whatever caused the miss that it was a complete miss and the buck appears to be in fine shape and hopefully you'll get another crack at him next season when he may even be bigger.

IndianaBigBucks 12-21-2016 10:22 AM

Sorry I forgot to mention he cleared the brush.


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