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Old 11-12-2009, 12:17 PM
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Well things in PA started pretty slow as the rut is just now starting. My son took a 6 pt and my buddy from Michigan took a 5 pt. For me things didn't go so well. I hit a very nice 8 pt in the shoulder and failed to penatrate into the vitals. I shot the buck at 5 yards from my ladder stand. I just made a poor shot no excuses. I don't know if a Muzzy would have done the job but the Rage 3 blade didn't. We did see the buck last night feeding in a field and had a limp but otherwise looked ok. I will try to finish the job in rifle season. The weather was warm and the rut is way behind this year, don't know why? I saw two nice 8 pt bucks and hopefully will encounter them in rifle season.
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Old 11-12-2009, 12:28 PM
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i hope you get him durring rifel season. dont beat your self up over it. some times things just happen like that.
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Old 11-12-2009, 12:44 PM
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I felt pretty bad Tuesday night when I saw the shot. We spent 2 hours Tuesday night looking for it then 1.5 hours on Wednesday morning.Things were so slow all week that when the buck walked up behind me and then in front of my stand it should have been a cake walk and celebration, then disaster hit. I really don't know why I pulled the shot to the left 3" at that distance but I did. Most likely I simply pulled my head to the left to see the hit instead of following through, a stupid fundamental mistake. I will see that shot a million times over the years......
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Old 11-12-2009, 03:42 PM
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yup its cliche but it sometimes happens.
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Old 11-12-2009, 04:01 PM
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Welcome back HM, Dont beat yourself up over it, it happens to all of us at one time or another.
Keep Focus on your Rifle season now.
Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch.
Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the outcome of the vote.
-Benjamin Franklin

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Old 11-12-2009, 07:36 PM
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Welcome back HM. I agree with what Bruce said. How did your medical conditions treat you while out on the hunt??????
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