by not takeing the shot you did the right thing.:thumbup:
Very Well Said!Congratulations! We usually say that to guys who kill a deer, but by NOT taking the shot, you showed great self-restraint, and sometimes recognizing when NOT to shoot is priceless. If you have any doubts about your decision, just imagine how you would have felt if you'd have wounded, but not recovered that animal (which is most likely what would have happened.) You did the right thing!
I passed on the first 2 doe Saturday. First one it was still too dark the KNOW it was a legal doe. Second out came stright at me and never offered its side.Im sure you may have seen my other posts about my first time seeing a deer while hunting this past saturday... I was very excited.
that goes right in the same lines as my being prepared thread. coudn't agree more.Congrat's on the pass, and thank you for asking the question. This is the first time of being on this forum and this was the first question I looked at. I would recomend the follwing, be thankful you saw a deer and made a wise decision to pass up the shot. I want you to assist your hunting friends with as many tracking trips as you can. As a bow hunter that is somethng I have to incourage to new hunters. Learn to track the animal you just shot, because even the most expienced hunter will make a bad shot, on a broadside animal. It happens, but you owe it to the deer to learn as much as you can about them... Just ask a hunter, we can't stop sharing stories. Maybe we should discuss the one's we didn't find in time stories. Maybe we could all learn from the loss... we all know the feeling.
Good luck with your season! As I have been told a thousand times... 90% of the deer in range will give you the shot if you just wait for it!