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#3270014 - 06/17/13 11:19 PM Your WORST shot with a bow
DKO77
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I know all of you deadeyes out there have put some not so perfect shots on some critters - my worst was on a deer at 25 yards, I could of shot it at 7 steps but let it walk out into the field quartering away - I shot and watched in horror as my arrow buried in the deer about 2 inches away from the ol punkin hole !! Luckily it hit that artery in the back ham and it didn't go far but it did run right through my neighbors yard. I felt horrible and learned to take the easy shot if you have one - the last one I killed was 5 steps -lol
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#3270038 - 06/18/13 12:40 AM Re: Your WORST shot with a bow [Re: DKO77]
Crow Terminator
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Mine was the shot without an arrow on the string. Perfect form and shot execution though.
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#3270134 - 06/18/13 07:57 AM Re: Your WORST shot with a bow [Re: Crow Terminator]
BowGuy84
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I don't see where a thread about maimed animals does anything for other hunters' knowledge or increases positive public perception of hunting...
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#3270159 - 06/18/13 08:20 AM Re: Your WORST shot with a bow [Re: BowGuy84]
DKO77
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Nobody has to comment if they don't want to - just shared a story - i was glad I harvested the deer, I don't go out and just shoot randomly or wound a bunch of animals, I am a very ethical hunter and I take care with my shots, things just happen sometimes - I figured most people on here hunted and just liked to talk and share stories - thats just the way me and my family are we talk about the good, bad and sometimes ugly, it's all part of hunting, Sorry if I offended somebody with this topic , it wasn't meant to be a downer for everyone.
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#3270180 - 06/18/13 08:41 AM Re: Your WORST shot with a bow [Re: Crow Terminator]
GOODWIN
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 Originally Posted By: Crow Terminator
Mine was the shot without an arrow on the string. Perfect form and shot execution though.


Hilarious...sorry had to laugh at that one.
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#3270210 - 06/18/13 09:04 AM Re: Your WORST shot with a bow [Re: GOODWIN]
easy45
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The first buck I ever shot at, a big 6 point, 8 yards broadside posing for the kill and I shot over his back, I still think about that on, a buddy of mine killed it just down the road during muzzleloader, 19" wide and weighed 198
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#3270222 - 06/18/13 09:15 AM Re: Your WORST shot with a bow [Re: DKO77]
TNDeerGuy
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Registered: 11/28/06
Posts: 5997
Loc: Old Hickory/Mt.Juliet, TN

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 Originally Posted By: DKO77
Nobody has to comment if they don't want to - just shared a story - i was glad I harvested the deer, I don't go out and just shoot randomly or wound a bunch of animals, I am a very ethical hunter and I take care with my shots, things just happen sometimes - I figured most people on here hunted and just liked to talk and share stories - thats just the way me and my family are we talk about the good, bad and sometimes ugly, it's all part of hunting, Sorry if I offended somebody with this topic , it wasn't meant to be a downer for everyone.


No offense taken on my part, and yes we do share stories—the good, the bad, the ugly and sometimes the hilarious (cough, cough Crow \:\) ). Everyone can learn through the mistakes of others—at least that is how I see it.

My worst shot I have taken was at a doe where I was waiting for her to turn perfectly broadside, instead of her ever so slight quartering to angle (truth be known I had the shot anyway, I was just waiting for some reason for that textbook broadside), and had been at full-draw for waaaay to long causing my muscles to start cramping and I was shaking like a leaf. I should have got into my relaxed full-draw position so I could recover, or just let down completely and completely recovered, but I just knew in my head she was going to turn any second. This was a relaxed, grazing deer and I know if I had waited she would have given me probably four broadside shots. Anyway, I shot in between spasms and hit her a little to far back and it cost me about 6 hours of time and several hundred yards. Rule number one....pay attention to the attitude of the deer and never ever rush the shot or the opportunity—it almost never ends up well. Rule number two....don't be afraid to let down, or learn how to remain at full draw and get into a relaxed position so the tension is taken off of your muscles.
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#3270335 - 06/18/13 12:23 PM Re: Your WORST shot with a bow [Re: Crow Terminator]
UTGrad
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Registered: 12/01/07
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 Originally Posted By: Crow Terminator
Mine was the shot without an arrow on the string. Perfect form and shot execution though.


Lol

I've come close to doing this myself.

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#3270337 - 06/18/13 12:24 PM Re: Your WORST shot with a bow [Re: UTGrad]
UTGrad
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I shot a buck last year square in the shoulder. I learned a valuable lesson, be patient.
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#3270494 - 06/18/13 04:53 PM Re: Your WORST shot with a bow [Re: UTGrad]
DeerKiller2012
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Registered: 11/15/11
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Well mine was a deer about 28 yards, perfect quarter away shot right on the money and I heard a Shwack, thought I hit it but was unsure, a buddy came over found blood and we started following it about 10 yards. Come to find out I somehow hit the deer in the jugular under the jawbone. Crazy but hey it killed him.

The best worst shot on a deer was when big lefty was naked on his bean bag eatin cheetos watching monster bucks a few years back and dry fired his bow forgetting he was naked eating Cheetos watching monster bucks instead of really hunting

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