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Old 10-26-2019, 03:49 PM
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Ya'll I missed the buck of a lifetime tonight. Took my 11 year old daughter today, sat in a big blind we built together...a few minutes before dark we started getting our stuff together and went to leave the blind. As I was shutting the door she started beating on me,yelling deer, deer,deer!!! I turned around was like where? She yells buck! And points. I turned around, 50 yds away frozen, staring at her yelling was the biggest old boy I ever seen... because of houses and livestock in the area was using a 12g with a slug...so I aimed a little high. Apparently to high...so sick to my stomach. Reckon he will be back?
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Old 10-27-2019, 01:16 AM
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Probably not in the near future. Put it this way, You'd feel worse if you had wounded it. The way it is, you may get another crack at him.
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Old 10-27-2019, 03:56 AM
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I feel for you.
It's why they call it hunting.
There is about a million things that can happen between the time you see the deer and the time the arrow or bullet strikes it - hopefully in the right spot.
Maybe you'll get another crack at him. If not, it was still a heart thumping experience which is much of what hunting is all about.
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Old 10-27-2019, 03:59 AM
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Originally Posted by Ultradog MN View Post
I feel for you.
It's why they call it hunting.
There is about a million things that can happen between the time you see the deer and the time the arrow or bullet strikes it - hopefully in the right spot.
Maybe you'll get another crack at him. If not, it was still a heart thumping experience which is much of what hunting is all about.
Im just glad my kid experienced it.... her yelling shoot it! Didnt help my shot...LOL
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Old 10-27-2019, 04:01 AM
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Originally Posted by Ultradog MN View Post
I feel for you.
It's why they call it hunting.
There is about a million things that can happen between the time you see the deer and the time the arrow or bullet strikes it - hopefully in the right spot.
Maybe you'll get another crack at him. If not, it was still a heart thumping experience which is much of what hunting is all about.
yep.....such a funny experince with the kid...it really was a comical situation. Laughing about it today while at work...
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Old 10-27-2019, 06:02 PM
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It's like losing the Super Bowl on a dramatic play---gotta turn it into fuel for next time.
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Old 11-03-2019, 12:34 PM
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Just curious how you have your slugger sighted in if you are having to adjust your aim at 50 yards...
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Old 11-03-2019, 01:39 PM
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I always set mine up about 2" high at 50 figuring it would be close at 100. My shots here in Vt are seldom beyond 100.
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Old 11-03-2019, 06:16 PM
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I can also see trigger pull being messed up in an unexpected shot opportunity. Even at 50 yards, one of those shotgun triggers can make for a rough pull when the shot is rushed.
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