Laugh at me, with me

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  1. 2eagles

    2eagles Elite Refuge Member

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    Had a shot at a doe in a deer management zone with my TenPoint crossbow this morning. Missed!! Two feet to the right! Five feet high! Bolt with Nockturnal stuck in a tree. NAP Killzone buried, still there. Nock shattered on impact, but it was still glowing red. Deer ran away laughing at me. But I did kill that thumb size branch between me and the deer, left part of it hanging in the breeze. Rookie mistake for a guy that’s been bow hunting over 50 years.
     
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  2. SkolMNDuckHunter

    SkolMNDuckHunter Elite Refuge Member

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    Yikes, how did it happen?

    I'll take a miss by a mile than a small miss and a wounded deer any day!
     
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  3. WoodieSC

    WoodieSC North/South Carolina Flyway Forum Moderator

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    Those small branches are easy to miss seeing. I did the same thing with a hog and a 30-30 one year, and the branch was only about 1/4”.
     
  4. ALMODUX

    ALMODUX Elite Refuge Member

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    Well, I didn’t get my knee out of the way of the bottom cam one time, when I got slipped up on by one while sitting down. Arrow went about 6’…..stuck in the ground, perfectly vertical, in front of the buck. Ask me how big my knee was when I went to come down in that climber. I’m not saying I shed a tear, but I coulda had moist eyes.
     
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    stevena198301 Elite Refuge Member

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    How you been, Bill? I was thinking about you Saturday, and that Paint Rock gate at Kenny's. We need to go eat sometime.
     
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    waterrat Elite Refuge Member

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    Just remember you learn every time you miss. Personally, I have a masters and PhD in missing deer with a bow.
     

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