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Redhunter1012
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:

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

Blan37
11-11-2016, 08:22 PM
Man... Sorry to hear that. Hopefully you'll get another shot at him.

Maxxis31
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.

Redhunter1012
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

bowhunter1023
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.

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

Bigslam51
11-11-2016, 09:31 PM
Sorry to hear, red!

jeremy44230
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!

Dustinb80
11-11-2016, 10:03 PM
That's Shitty. Better luck next time

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

Gordo
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

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

Quantum673
11-11-2016, 10:27 PM
Do you know what I'd give for that kind of shot right now...?
I do.

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

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

Quantum673
11-11-2016, 11:00 PM
Unfortunately.

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

Hortontoter
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.

Big_Holla
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.