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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-10-2014, 10:18 PM Thread Starter
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I wiffed...

I was bow hunting this past Friday evening and only had about an hour and a half when I got out there until dark. Strong south wind and I have NO setups for this. I decided to do something I rarely do, and that's just stand in some thick along a creek next to a cut bean field and wait. Sure enough, at about 5:15pm had a very nice 12 come in and head right my way. The spot was perfect. Closed in to about 30 yds, drew back, he ducked at the sound of my bow and the arrow went about 1 centimeter over his back. No blood, no buck. Sickening feeling, but lesson learned. Shot my bow the next day and everything was on as usual. Can't figure out what happened and the only thing I can think of is hunter error. Got too excited and didn't have good placement. He lives another day... but I'll get him! :)

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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-11-2014, 05:48 AM
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Been there Tator best thing is at least it was a clean miss
would rather have that then a wounded deer

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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-11-2014, 03:50 PM
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We've all been there! I hope you get another try at that buck!
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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-12-2014, 08:03 AM
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Scratch that one up as a Great Memory with better luck when he returns.....

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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-13-2014, 12:23 AM
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a deer can jump a string "drop below arrow path" at 20yds with a 300fps bow. the longer the shot the eaiser it is for them to do this. You can look it up. they have used slow motion cameras to catch how they do it, and just how fast a deer can drop and turn from 12"- 16"very amazing how fast they can do this.

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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-13-2014, 12:45 AM
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here is some reads on the subject...........
wiredtohunt.com/tag/deer-ducking-arrows they can hear a sound and begin to react to it in something ridiculous like 5 thousenths of a second and that if your arrow travels at 300 fps, the deer has heard the sound and is capable of beginning to react when the arrow has traveled only 8 yards. In addition, the article said that for a 22 yard shot, the deer could actually move 6 inches are more by the time the arrow gets there.

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