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#3110208 - 01/05/13 09:31 AM Miss Advice
jlmustain
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So angry!!! Just missed a beautiful buck not 20 yds from me. I just got all boogered up in my head. I thought I got him, I got a cup of coffee and when I got out if the blind, the group was still nearby and took off. I'm an idiot for not seeing them! Checked for blood, and there was none to be found anywhere. Apparently I took out an oak, but there are no tags for those.

Not long after I heard two shots in front of me. I probably pushed him, and who knows if he's in someone else's ATV right now.

Anyway, I'm wondering if I should stay put. What do y'all think?
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#3110221 - 01/05/13 09:51 AM Re: Miss Advice [Re: jlmustain]
catman529
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Sorry to hear that, it happens, I'd stay put for a while even though it would be tough for me to keep sitting and not quit and go home.
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#3110227 - 01/05/13 09:54 AM Re: Miss Advice [Re: catman529]
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He won't walk by your lazy boy that's for sure.
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#3110254 - 01/05/13 10:24 AM Re: Miss Advice [Re: jlmustain]
redblood
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 Originally Posted By: jlmustain
So angry!!! Just missed a beautiful buck not 20 yds from me. I just got all boogered up in my head. I thought I got him, I got a cup of coffee and when I got out if the blind, the group was still nearby and took off. I'm an idiot for not seeing them! Checked for blood, and there was none to be found anywhere. Apparently I took out an oak, but there are no tags for those.

Not long after I heard two shots in front of me. I probably pushed him, and who knows if he's in someone else's ATV right now.

Anyway, I'm wondering if I should stay put. What do y'all think?



go home, lick your wounds comeback tomorrow
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#3110435 - 01/05/13 02:54 PM Re: Miss Advice [Re: jlmustain]
yamaha200
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 Originally Posted By: jlmustain
So angry!!! Just missed a beautiful buck not 20 yds from me. I just got all boogered up in my head. I thought I got him, I got a cup of coffee and when I got out if the blind, the group was still nearby and took off. I'm an idiot for not seeing them! Checked for blood, and there was none to be found anywhere. Apparently I took out an oak, but there are no tags for those.

Not long after I heard two shots in front of me. I probably pushed him, and who knows if he's in someone else's ATV right now.

Anyway, I'm wondering if I should stay put. What do y'all think?
Were you rifle hunting or Bow hunting ?

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#3110986 - 01/05/13 08:51 PM Re: Miss Advice [Re: yamaha200]
jlmustain
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There's the embarrassing question I'd hoped no one would ask. I was at a brand new place this morning. It's a buddy's honey hole. No one's gotten a chance to hunt that site all season, and he wasn't able to, either, and he invited me to sit there for the weekend. I'm used to hunting huge fields, not woods. After I missed (yes, with a rifle), I racked my brain to figure out how in world I'd missed. I've gotten a buck a week for the last three weeks (one was in AL), and all three were right where I'd "X"-ed them. It hit me about two hours later that my scope was at its highest magnification. That's what I'm used to having to do at the place I normally hunt. As I said before, my brain was all boogered up, and I felt like I saw what I needed to see. I'm an idiot, and yes, this is my first season deer hunting.

I sat there all day and didn't see a thing. Bumped a couple coming off the hill after dark, but the most action I got up top was a boat load of crows and a few snorts way off in the distance.

I'm going to try the spot again in the morning and bid farewell to my first TN deer season. As you can guess, I'm sure, I'm sick. I reeled myself into a headache that hasn't gone away without a little BC Powder. I can't think straight.
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#3111033 - 01/05/13 09:08 PM Re: Miss Advice [Re: jlmustain]
AllOutdoors
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Good Luck!
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#3111116 - 01/05/13 09:55 PM Re: Miss Advice [Re: jlmustain]
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Good luck!
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#3111149 - 01/05/13 10:21 PM Re: Miss Advice [Re: Boone 58]
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good luck
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#3111172 - 01/05/13 11:04 PM Re: Miss Advice [Re: ROUGH COUNTRY HUNTER]
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Hunting woods is MUCH different than hunting wide open expanses.
Smallest of twigs will throw off your shot, all kinds of movement and shadows to deal with, squirrels making racket, not to mention how being 20 ft+ up a tree alters perspective. Shot a doe this morning that I'd about convinced myself I missed. Well, I ended up finding blood camouflaged in the leaves. I was 10 yards off from where I thought it was when I shot it. Found her 135 yards away, hit right behind the shoulder where I'd put it. You might go back and circle out from where you thought it was to make sure you didn't actually hit it.

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