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#2971322 - 10/06/12 08:07 PM Took my buddy hunting today...
Jer
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Registered: 11/25/07
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Loc: Old Hickory, TN

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...He drove in from Knoxville and we haven't been able to kill his first deer yet (he missed one last year). He comes up a couple times year for turkey and deer hunting.

We used a blind, which I am not that fond of anymore. It seems unless you can leave the blind in a spot all the time then the deer are on high alert when a blind is present. I think it would be better to use more of a natural cover on public land. But it is good to hunt in the same location and hang out...

Sure enough, and pleasantly surprised, we had two does and a fawn come in and the only deer that presented a shot stood 25 yards away but the vitals were of course, hiding behind a tree.

My friend had the crossbow ready to go and we were ranged and since we were in a blind the doe was looking at us most the time any way and finally took off. She didn't blow or take off in a full sprint.

Regardless, I was proud of my friend. He said he was not comfortable with the shot. I told him he did the right thing. Glad he did rush it.

Now come gun season take the shot! \:\)



Edited by Jer (10/06/12 08:10 PM)
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#2971351 - 10/06/12 08:39 PM Re: Took my buddy hunting today... [Re: Jer]
easy45
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Not sure if I would take the shot with a gun either if the vitals were blocked behind a tree
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#2971360 - 10/06/12 08:55 PM Re: Took my buddy hunting today... [Re: easy45]
cecil30-30
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 Originally Posted By: easy45
Not sure if I would take the shot with a gun either if the vitals were blocked behind a tree
gotta love neck shots with a rifle..
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#2971462 - 10/06/12 11:14 PM Re: Took my buddy hunting today... [Re: cecil30-30]
7mmshooter
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if ye good nuff with a gun you can headshot em lol
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#2971512 - 10/07/12 05:11 AM Re: Took my buddy hunting today... [Re: cecil30-30]
tn droptine
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Loc: Chester Co, TN/Afghanistan

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 Originally Posted By: cecil30-30
 Originally Posted By: easy45
Not sure if I would take the shot with a gun either if the vitals were blocked behind a tree
gotta love neck shots with a rifle..


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#2971638 - 10/07/12 09:03 AM Re: Took my buddy hunting today... [Re: tn droptine]
W.Seay
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I definitely don't like blinds unless they are always left in the same spot year after year, that's the only way for deer to get used to them. Even on our very low pressure private properties the deer are very nervous of anything new, which is the case if you are moving blinds around
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