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#3506481 - 12/18/13 03:55 PM This Seasons Mistakes
xatxay
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Registered: 08/28/13
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Loc: Arrington, Tn

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1) Not finding a lease until August
2) Not getting it Bushhogged until October
3) Not scouting enough; early & through out season
4) Not having enough Stands up & therefore overhunting them
5) Not having any food plots planted
6) Being late in morning
7) Getting down too early
8) Partially blocked breech plug caused a misfire on the only shooter buck seen this year
9) Passing too many does thinking that Mr. Big is gonna be right behind them.
10) Not taking enough days off work during the rut

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#3506525 - 12/18/13 04:22 PM Re: This Seasons Mistakes [Re: xatxay]
BSK
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I've had such a lucky/successful year, that I don't know what my mistakes are yet. I'm sure I'll come up with several by the end of the season.
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#3506533 - 12/18/13 04:27 PM Re: This Seasons Mistakes [Re: BSK]
Bone Collector
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Registered: 09/09/09
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Loc: Murfreesboro, TN

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1) Being late in morning
2) Getting down too early
3) over hunting my private property
4) Not going with my gut at times
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#3506545 - 12/18/13 04:31 PM Re: This Seasons Mistakes [Re: Bone Collector]
Pic IN the Casa
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1) Thinking I had deer patterned
2) Overhunting one farm because it's 10 minutes away while neglecting another 45 minutes away. (i.e. LAZY)
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#3506546 - 12/18/13 04:33 PM Re: This Seasons Mistakes [Re: BSK]
MUP
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Registered: 08/01/07
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1. Mis weighed my ML powder charge, resulting in a shot under a buck.

2. Took a shot too quickly, resulting in a bad shot on another buck(still not 100% sure if a hit even, no sign found)

3. Had a misfire on follow-up shot on the previously mentioned buck.

4. Last time out during the eve, I returned to the truck, and started to eject the round from the chamber of my Dads Mod 742 that I been using since the misfire in my other rifle, only to realize that I had failed to chamber a round at all while in the stand.

Several more I'm sure...
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#3506569 - 12/18/13 04:54 PM Re: This Seasons Mistakes [Re: MUP]
deerhunter10
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Registered: 08/21/12
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1. I missed the deer ive been chasing for 3 years
besides that I cant complain ive passed some great deer trying to get them to the next level. and honestly its been a great year so far. for sure have some work to do starting in January but that is every season. so far that's all I got so far. but still a little time to go.
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#3506581 - 12/18/13 05:03 PM Re: This Seasons Mistakes [Re: xatxay]
Vermin93
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Registered: 12/11/10
Posts: 4612
Loc: Dallas, TX & Signal Mtn, TN

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 Originally Posted By: xatxay
1) Not finding a lease until August
2) Not getting it Bushhogged until October
3) Not scouting enough; early & through out season
4) Not having enough Stands up & therefore overhunting them
5) Not having any food plots planted
6) Being late in morning
7) Getting down too early
8) Partially blocked breech plug caused a misfire on the only shooter buck seen this year
9) Passing too many does thinking that Mr. Big is gonna be right behind them.
10) Not taking enough days off work during the rut


Have you been secretly following me? This is my season exactly except for #8.
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#3506650 - 12/18/13 05:54 PM Re: This Seasons Mistakes [Re: Vermin93]
walker
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Registered: 11/27/13
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Loc: east tn

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having torn tendons in my left arm! not hunting as much as i wanted
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#3506662 - 12/18/13 06:05 PM Re: This Seasons Mistakes [Re: walker]
Columbia Scott
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Registered: 01/23/11
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I have a renewable lease. I was very fortunate this year and bagged a wallhanger despite a lack of work. Bulls ate my food plot down to stubble last year so I didn't bother this year. My biggest mistakes:

1) not running cameras during the summer.
2} not hunting with my crossbow in late September. This gave another lease member a 130" 8 pointer that I could have had.
3) not finding a kid to take hunting with me.
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#3508377 - 12/19/13 09:43 PM Re: This Seasons Mistakes [Re: Columbia Scott]
gatodoc
6 Point


Registered: 04/25/12
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Loc: harriman. TN

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Didn't pull the trigger on a good buck because the direction he was heading, I thought I'd get a better shot....needless to say he changed directions again and I got no shot...
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