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#3111178 - 01/05/13 11:12 PM Re: Miss Advice [Re: TNRazorback]
10 Point

Registered: 09/03/08
Posts: 4764
Loc: Shelby County

Yep, Shot a 6-pointer and he was a full 10 yards deeper into the woods than I thought. Had a turrible time until I found the blood-one look I knew he was dead-and followed it right to him. Thing is, I bet I spent 40 minutes looking for that first blood sign.

Two years ago I killed a mighty oak limb, never saw it in the scope, I considered cutting the limb off as a reminder. I keep my leupold down to 3.5 and only move it up if I absolutely have to. Field of view is kinda important.

Edited by DaveB (01/05/13 11:13 PM)

#3111297 - 01/06/13 07:25 AM Re: Miss Advice [Re: DaveB]
16 Point

Registered: 12/02/07
Posts: 11380
Loc: Pall Mall, TN and Dexter, MI

The key is that you are having fun and going through what all of us have gone through...missing a buck. I chuckled when you said "got boogered up in my head"...I sure can relate to that! Have fun out there

Edited by Coach (01/06/13 07:25 AM)
I couldn't fix your brakes so I made your horn louder....

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#3111319 - 01/06/13 08:12 AM Re: Miss Advice [Re: TNRazorback]
4 Point

Registered: 10/02/12
Posts: 352
Loc: east tn

i missed a buck last week. i tracked for blood for an hour and did not find any so i was confident it was a clean miss. i debated hunting that stand location again because i was sure the buck would never show for the remainder this season. i posted about the miss and got some good feeback from some memebers. well, i revisited that stand site a few days later and saw the same buck i had missed. a clean shot was never offered but at least i know he is still kicking. as a matter of fact i am in that same ladder stand right now and will be this evening to end the season. goodluck and i hope you get em!
#3111448 - 01/06/13 10:11 AM Re: Miss Advice [Re: volunteer1]
16 Point

Registered: 09/01/00
Posts: 16350
Loc: over here

I truly hate that for you. I hope your headache goes away and you score this evening. It hurts to miss. I know that feeling all too well. At least you found the problem and can fix it. Good luck.
Disagreeing with me doesn't make me any less right

There is a difference between being proud and being conceited

Beware the skillet ---O

#3111648 - 01/06/13 01:43 PM Re: Miss Advice [Re: Bowdacious]
6 Point

Registered: 01/01/13
Posts: 786
Loc: Murfreesboro, TN

When I went back through the steps and saw the angle from the blind and the graze on the tree, there's no way I hit him. Too low. I saw 7 does this morning, four from the same spot, but he wasn't showing his face if he was with them. I'm still beating myself up over it today, but it's all good. Lesson learned. I've gotten 3 bucks this season, and I'm not finished yet in Alabama. For my first deer season ever, I'm more pumped than I ever been about anything, and bow season can't come soon enough (just got my first bow). I'm hooked like an arrow in a gar (my now former favorite outdoor sport.
No hunt is all skill. If not for a little luck, no one would hunt.

#3112475 - 01/07/13 01:05 PM Re: Miss Advice [Re: TNRazorback]
Football Hunter

Registered: 10/22/07
Posts: 25536
Loc: Wilson Co/Perry Co

The best day to plant a tree,IS TODAY!

You wont know,if you dont go!

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