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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-25-2007, 06:25 PM Thread Starter
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I cant believe myself

Ok, I cant believe myself i went out tonight and around 5:00 a nice respectable 8 point walks out of the tree row to the right of my stand and walks across the oat field about 50 yards in front of me walks straight across, i Get my gun on my rest and it spots me looks at me, but i stay as still as i can even thoguh i am shaking and then it carries on it's way then i get the gun to my shoulder and it spots me again so i stay still again and then it carries on and i cant decide wether to shoot it or not so finally when i decide to it is a little to my left and it is an easy shot i grunted and it stopped. I shoot and miss, the slug goes right over its back! I cant believe i missed but oh well. just buck fever at its best

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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-25-2007, 08:34 PM
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I'm sure that it has happened to the majority of us so don't feel bad. Hunting wouldn't be hunting if there was a guaranteed 100% kill rate each time. Even the greatest predators in the wild get snuffed too. But just think instead of a clean miss would you rather have a gut shot or leg shot or something crazy like that? Hang in there man I'm sure you'll get another opportunity.
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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-25-2007, 09:25 PM Thread Starter
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yeah that is a good point i had an opportunity for a second shot but it wasnt a clean kill shot so i didnt take it. But it just makes me sad and deer season is almost over here for gun in oklahoma and i dont have a bow to continue the fun but o well i am going to be hitting up the stand everyday after school this week except for tomorrow got a basketball game but other than that everyday. Thanks for the support.

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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-25-2007, 11:34 PM
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keep trying buddy you'll score.better that you cleanly missed as was already mentioned.

Now therefore take, I pray thee, thy weapons, thy quiver and thy bow, and go out to the field, and take me some venison.
Genesis 27:3 "The thinking deer hunter should mature through three phases during his hunting life. First phase, "I need to kill a deer." Second phase, I want to harvest a nice deer. And last phase, we must manage this resource so our children and their children can experience the grand tradition of good deer hunting." - Jim Slinsky
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-26-2007, 10:38 AM
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Yeah man that happens to the best of us. Or should I say all of us. I know i have missed before. You will remember that forever. Another hunting story in your book. Hang in there.
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