ok hear is what i think. i stand behind my previous post, but will say this. we obveasly have a new/ young hunter here. rather that tear him down for his mistake, or gess his age we sould be takeing the time he is on this site to educate him in a manner that will not put him in defencive mode.
wtbm. i can hit a softball at ten yards to. i could probably hit one at more like 25 or 30 yards, but i would never take a shot like that in the field, for several reasons. 1. your blood is pumping, your hands are shaking, you cant even think strate. (you got buck fevor). 2. wait just a min. you'll have a much better shot, that you dont have to shoot through a softball size window. 3. we owe it to the animals we hunt to do our verry best to ensure a clean kill. high risk shots dont do you, or him any favors. even if you never got a good shot, and had to let him pass, maybe you would have seen him the next day, or even that big buck you were talking about. by taking that shot, you may not have gotten a second shot, and then you would have had a spooked buck on your hands. you would not have seen him again, and his wearyness may have also effected the big buck. then you would not have seen another deer all year long. luckly this time it turnd out for you, and your buck. please see this as a learning expeareance. and have a ball next year with your new found knolage.