Tndeer Logo

Page 1 of 2 12>
Topic Options
#3039196 - 11/18/12 05:23 PM Mentioning One More Time
bowriter
Non-Typical


Registered: 08/31/02
Posts: 41858
Loc: Lebanon,TN USA

Offline
I should not be concerned but I am at the number of stories I am hearing of bad shots with both archery and firearms. It may just be me but it seems as though there are more than usual this year and not just from entry level hunters.

Please hunters, take your time and pick your shots carefully no matter what equipment you are using.
_________________________

Constipation has ruined many a good day. Not as many as stupidity, though.

Top
#3039199 - 11/18/12 05:28 PM Re: Mentioning One More Time [Re: bowriter]
Master Chief
10 Point


Registered: 10/11/11
Posts: 2771
Loc: Henderson County

sleepy Online
 Originally Posted By: bowriter
I should not be concerned but I am at the number of stories I am hearing of bad shots with both archery and firearms. It may just be me but it seems as though there are more than usual this year and not just from entry level hunters.

Please hunters, take your time and pick your shots carefully no matter what equipment you are using.


Good post BW.
_________________________
It's not what you got, it's what you give-Tesla

Don't go ridin' on that long black train ;\)

Top
#3039218 - 11/18/12 05:53 PM Re: Mentioning One More Time [Re: Master Chief]
nick2720
4 Point


Registered: 10/01/09
Posts: 276
Loc: martin, tn

Offline
agreed. I was thinking about this same though the other day. seems like everyday there is a huge deer that can't be found. just seems more than usual.
Top
#3039223 - 11/18/12 05:57 PM Re: Mentioning One More Time [Re: nick2720]
@fulldraw
8 Point


Registered: 09/29/08
Posts: 1894
Loc: Clarksville

Offline
I don't think it's more than normal. You are seeing the influence of public forums. People are just displaying bad shots more openly. Each year will always seem to be worse than the last. jmo
Top
#3039227 - 11/18/12 05:59 PM Re: Mentioning One More Time [Re: bowriter]
Grizzly Johnson
Team Grizzly
16 Point


Registered: 10/07/08
Posts: 15232
Loc: Tennessee

Offline
 Originally Posted By: bowriter
I should not be concerned but I am at the number of stories I am hearing of bad shots with both archery and firearms. It may just be me but it seems as though there are more than usual this year and not just from entry level hunters.

Please hunters, take your time and pick your shots carefully no matter what equipment you are using.


I was just mentioning that very same thing to the Mrs. yesterday...

Good post BW.
_________________________
But if thou do that which is evil, be afraid; for he beareth not the sword in vain: for he is the minister of God, a revenger to execute wrath upon him that doeth evil.

Top
#3039268 - 11/18/12 06:41 PM Re: Mentioning One More Time [Re: Grizzly Johnson]
TeamMainStreet
8 Point


Registered: 08/30/07
Posts: 2021
Loc: Union County,Tn

Offline
Of all the shots I heard yesterday morning, 3/4 of them where boom, boom, boom. Not many single shots.
_________________________
The work is mighty hard out in the gravel yard. I'll never be a free man so they say

Dont tread on me



Top
#3039279 - 11/18/12 06:46 PM Re: Mentioning One More Time [Re: TeamMainStreet]
CharlieTN
4 Point


Registered: 11/21/11
Posts: 200
Loc: Cleveland, TN

Offline
Getting a deer is not so important to me that I'm willing to take a marginal shot and wound a deer. Would rather have the memory of the one I let walk then the memory of one that was wounded.

My bragging right doesn't come from how many I've killed. It comes from the fact that so far I've taken shots that put the deer down almost immediately.

Charlie

Top
#3039601 - 11/18/12 09:26 PM Re: Mentioning One More Time [Re: CharlieTN]
Crosshairy
10 Point


Registered: 08/22/06
Posts: 2660
Loc: Bartlett, TN

Offline
 Originally Posted By: CharlieTN
Getting a deer is not so important to me that I'm willing to take a marginal shot and wound a deer. Would rather have the memory of the one I let walk then the memory of one that was wounded.

My bragging right doesn't come from how many I've killed. It comes from the fact that so far I've taken shots that put the deer down almost immediately.

Charlie


I totally agree with your logic, and I feel the same way. Unfortunately, a lot of folks only learn one way - the hard way.

Until someone deals with the junk that goes along with making a bad shot, all they feel is the pressure to capitalize on their opportunity (even if it's marginal). Some folks want a success story so bad, they can't stand it.

When you can go in the woods, be presented with an opportunity, and be able to balance the pressure to succeed with the pressure to make good decisions, *THEN* you are on your way to becoming a mature hunter (or a mature person in general!).

Lots of folks won't understand that until they've experienced the bad side as well as the good side.
_________________________
I'm hungry and tired. Don't poke my belly.

Top
#3039877 - 11/19/12 06:57 AM Re: Mentioning One More Time [Re: Crosshairy]
bowriter
Non-Typical


Registered: 08/31/02
Posts: 41858
Loc: Lebanon,TN USA

Offline
If you shoot enough deer, especially if you bowhunt, you are going to lose some. What I have no patience for is the folks taking any shot they can instead of waiting for the good shot and those who really should not be in the woods until they learn to shoot and have the equipment sighted in.

There is no doubt in my mind, I am seeing and hearing about more lost deer this year than I can recall hearing before.
_________________________

Constipation has ruined many a good day. Not as many as stupidity, though.

Top
#3039930 - 11/19/12 07:39 AM Re: Mentioning One More Time [Re: bowriter]
REM7
10 Point


Registered: 08/19/08
Posts: 3632
Loc: GRUNDY COUNTY

Offline
agreed.
Top
Page 1 of 2 12>


Moderator:  RUGER, Tennessee Todd, Unicam, Cuttin Caller, CBU93, stretch, Bobby G, TurkeyBurd, Kimber45, Mrs.Unicam, Crappie Luck 
Hop to:
Top Posters
4105502
RUGER
86958
Deer Assassin
65387
BSK
60994
Crappie Luck
51376
spitndrum
Newest Members
UTRok16, ljhhunt3, perchjerkin, camohunter3, mtd
13273 Registered Users
Who's Online
156 registered (mossyoakmantn, ImThere, BigD_625, Vermin93, rastubbs, Jmed, 16 invisible) and 189 anonymous users online.
Forum Stats
13273 Members
42 Forums
93051 Topics
1087307 Posts

Max Online: 788 @ 11/11/13 08:06 PM
Moon Phase
CURRENT MOON
September
Su M Tu W Th F Sa
1 2 3 4 5 6
7 8 9 10 11 12 13
14 15 16 17 18 19 20
21 22 23 24 25 26 27
28 29 30
Forum Donations
The TnDeer.Com Deer Talk Forum is for Tennessee Deer Hunters by Tennessee Deer Hunters. If you enjoy using our Talk Forum and would like to contribute to help in it's up-keep. Just submit your contribution by clicking on the DONATE button below and paying with PayPal or a major credit card. Any amount is much appreciated. Thanks for your support!

TN Burn Safe

Generated in 0.133 seconds in which 0.003 seconds were spent on a total of 15 queries. Zlib compression enabled.