View Full Version : Shot a nice one tonight.....


11-11-2016, 07:30 PM
in the fuggin antlers. I'm terrible. Right at 5:30 I could hear one back in the thicket walking around. Tipped the can and gave a couple soft grunts and out he came. Just like I always envision. Broadside in the open. Really nice 8 point. He caught me in mid draw and spun away. I stopped him at what I thought was 40 yards. He totally ducked at the shot and it smacked off his rack. He was at around 32 yards. Really irresponsible of me to take that shot. Really glad I didn't wound him. I got caught up in the moment and just panicked. Ugh:smiley_depressive:

11-11-2016, 08:14 PM
Oh man! Better than injuring him, but what a bummer Ryan!

11-11-2016, 08:22 PM
Man... Sorry to hear that. Hopefully you'll get another shot at him.

11-11-2016, 08:25 PM
That's a pisser man, at least your not trying to track an injured animal, gave him a little education that's all.

11-11-2016, 08:35 PM
I'm just troubled that I've lost my wits twice this year with big Bucks. I used to be Cool Hand Luke when it came to big bucks. Its hard to make a shot with both hands around your neck, haha

11-11-2016, 08:39 PM
I made the statement twice today that somewhere along the line I went from being a deer slayer with decent range skills to being really good at shooting dots and not so good at killing deer. This game can fugg with us. Glad it was a clean miss, but I feel your pain.

11-11-2016, 08:58 PM
Damn. Hope you get it next time

11-11-2016, 09:31 PM
Sorry to hear, red!

11-11-2016, 09:48 PM
Dang, this sucks!

Just be thankful it hit antlers and not a bad body hit.... You'll get the next one!

11-11-2016, 10:03 PM
That's Shitty. Better luck next time

11-11-2016, 10:03 PM
Shake er off bud. It happens. Get back at it.

11-11-2016, 10:07 PM
Doh! Still a great encounter!

Be glad it happened, but more glad that it's over. Get back out there. You'll have ice running through your veins at the next opportunity and will smoke one. I guarantee it

11-11-2016, 10:24 PM
Do you know what I'd give for that kind of shot right now...?

11-11-2016, 10:27 PM
Do you know what I'd give for that kind of shot right now...?
I do.

11-11-2016, 10:59 PM
I do.

Exactly...so does one other guy for sure.

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11-11-2016, 11:13 PM
Dang Ryan! Sorry to hear! Get back out after em man!

11-12-2016, 12:08 PM
In the heat of the moment it can be tough at times. Just be happy you didn't wound him. I always talk to myself before the shot. I kinda remind myself how long I've sat waiting for the shot that is about to happen. I always tell myself "Don't blow it now, Dick", seems to work for me. This only takes a second, but it makes me concentrate on the fine details of the moment at hand.

11-12-2016, 12:29 PM
It's easy to get caught up in that moment thinking it's now or never. Good thing is he's OK and maybe in a couple years he will walk back by that stand again LOL! Good luck and learn from it!!

Full bore
11-12-2016, 07:21 PM
Dang Ryan! It happens! To error is human buddy and it ain't end of the world.
Dust yourself off and get back at it.