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Old 11-13-2008, 07:53 PM
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Default Missed a nice buck.....

Well today was a great day for hunting. It fell a monsoon all night. This morning i saw a few does feeding. But after they came thru it was quite. This evening was one of those picture perfect evenings we all look for. So I was sitting in my stand pre-occupied watching some squirrels chasing each other around(it was very amusing). I hear a little twig snap behind me, when i looked heres a brute standing 20 yards away. After waiting about ten minutes to be able to stand up and draw my bow back without spooking him i shot..... my arrow caught the smallest little twig and sent it square into a pine tree..anyway that hunting. he jumped into some thick cover and started feeding again...i couldnt get another shot....My question is how long should i wait to try hunting this spot again?. I waited about an hour after dark to climb down out of my stand to hopefully not spook him more..
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Old 11-13-2008, 07:59 PM
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Personally, If you shot at him and he only went a short distance and started feeding again - like nothing happend, and you didn't spook him when exiting the stand....I'd hunt it again whenever you want...
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Old 11-13-2008, 08:03 PM
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ditto's on that.
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Old 11-13-2008, 08:11 PM
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the sooner the better, given those things mentioned, before he's off chasing does all over the countryside.
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Old 11-13-2008, 08:14 PM
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As soon as possible!!
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Old 11-13-2008, 08:27 PM
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agreed get back in there
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Old 11-13-2008, 09:46 PM
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Yep head on back in there.. He probably thinks a limb fell out of a tree or something since he barely spooked. You know he's there now so be ready..
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Old 11-14-2008, 09:14 AM
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i would go back right now.... dont wait go now... what are you still doing reading this lol.
Its just a bad dream...... Go back to sleep...
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Old 11-15-2008, 09:31 AM
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i had the same issue except i missed a buck with my rifle wednesday evening. Went back the next night sat in the same place and at about the same time a bigger deer walked out and this time i didnt miss. i was nervous about over hunting this area but it seemed not to phase the deer that i had just shot there the day before

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Old 11-16-2008, 11:48 AM
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Cool man you got him, great pic!!!!!!
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