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#3104420 - 01/01/13 01:45 PM Question about a mIssed shot on a Buck...
volunteer1
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Registered: 10/02/12
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Loc: east tn

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So I was hunting yesterday morning and had a nice 8 point buck cruise by at 120+/- yards up the ridge. He was moving through some heavy brush and once I was able to identify him as a buck I wanted to shoot, the shot window was marginal. I continued to squeeze the trigger and right has I did he quartered away. I tracked for blood for an hour and did not locate any sign of a hit. I am confident I missed and the buck is still out roaming the woods. I would of like to have made a kill shot but the next thing best thing in my book is clean miss IMO!
My questions are as follows… What experience have you all had with shooting and missing bucks and then hunting that property a few days later to try and hunt the same deer? I have hunted this stand location 4 times in the past 2 weeks and I have been fortunate enough to see deer, bucks and does, on every sit. All sits have been in the morning. Planning on going in the morning and I am debating if I should hunt a food plot on another farm which has had little pressure on it for the last month or (at least on our side of the fence line) or should go to the other farm and hunt the same stand location I missed that buck on New Year’s eve morning. THis stand location sits adjacent to a power line thicket and the deer are moving on top the ridge where another poine thicket is. Looks like a North Wind for tomorrow which is favorable for both stand locations. Any ides or input is appreciated. Thanks.

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#3104432 - 01/01/13 01:54 PM Re: Question about a mIssed shot on a Buck... [Re: volunteer1]
BARhunter
8 Point


Registered: 11/14/05
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Loc: Franklin County

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This late in the season, you stay on it!
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#3104444 - 01/01/13 02:02 PM Re: Question about a mIssed shot on a Buck... [Re: BARhunter]
lpo1981
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Registered: 01/20/12
Posts: 609
Loc: Dickson, TN

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Yeh I'd stay in it and hunt.. Hunt where your seeing the deer..
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#3104456 - 01/01/13 02:08 PM Re: Question about a mIssed shot on a Buck... [Re: lpo1981]
Coach
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Registered: 12/02/07
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Loc: Pall Mall, TN and Dexter, MI

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I had this happen once not too long ago...I went right back out there. It was mid-season and I did not see the buck again but killed one almost as good. I did see the one I missed on a trailcam at 3am the following night. If you can hunt all week you let the area you missed stand for another day and hunt the food plot and then go back the next day that would probably work too...

Let me just add this...I tournament bass fish and we have a saying.."don't leave fish to look for fish" ;\)


Edited by Coach (01/01/13 02:09 PM)
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#3104503 - 01/01/13 02:35 PM Re: Question about a mIssed shot on a Buck... [Re: Coach]
yamaha200
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Registered: 01/31/12
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 Originally Posted By: Coach
I had this happen once not too long ago...I went right back out there. It was mid-season and I did not see the buck again but killed one almost as good. I did see the one I missed on a trailcam at 3am the following night. If you can hunt all week you let the area you missed stand for another day and hunt the food plot and then go back the next day that would probably work too...

Let me just add this...I tournament bass fish and we have a saying.."don't leave fish to look for fish" ;\)
Unless your on small fish, and want to find bigger fish schooled up together !

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#3104721 - 01/01/13 05:04 PM Re: Question about a mIssed shot on a Buck... [Re: yamaha200]
ROUGH COUNTRY HUNTER
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Registered: 11/12/10
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i never have luck with a buck once he is shot at,find another buck to hunt
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#3105090 - 01/01/13 08:08 PM Re: Question about a mIssed shot on a Buck... [Re: volunteer1]
Boone 58
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Seeing deer is the success of killing deer and if you are on a spot that consistently produces deer sightings then continue to hunt that hot spot!!!!!
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#3105527 - 01/02/13 07:14 AM Re: Question about a mIssed shot on a Buck... [Re: yamaha200]
Coach
16 Point


Registered: 12/02/07
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Loc: Pall Mall, TN and Dexter, MI

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 Originally Posted By: yamaha200
 Originally Posted By: Coach
I had this happen once not too long ago...I went right back out there. It was mid-season and I did not see the buck again but killed one almost as good. I did see the one I missed on a trailcam at 3am the following night. If you can hunt all week you let the area you missed stand for another day and hunt the food plot and then go back the next day that would probably work too...

Let me just add this...I tournament bass fish and we have a saying.."don't leave fish to look for fish" ;\)
Unless your on small fish, and want to find bigger fish schooled up together !


Never said I didn't do it, just a saying... ;\)
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