Well Known Rokslider
- Jun 2, 2013
Sounds like shooting lessons are in order.On the last day of fall turkey season this year, I hiked 8.5 miles before finding a flock and breaking them up (using three shells in the process) at 3 o'clock. I loaded my last three shells into the shotgun and started calling. I called in and missed turkeys at 3:30, 4:00, and 4:30, cursed a bit, then headed for the truck. My consolation prize was a decent four point shed I found on the way out.
I’ve done something similar. 40 yard shot on a deer, at the shot it whipped its head back to either run or look back and my arrow went through its entire head and body! I never knew I could get that kind of penetration from my setup!Not exactly a miss, well grossly missed my mark. Had whitetail buck running does during rut . 34 yard shot, he paused and I shot. At shot he whirled into arrows path ( was dogging a doe and started to run her again.) My arrow struck him in head, penetrating skull and into brain cavity dropping him. One of the weirdest hunts I’ve ever had …. I’ll definitely wait next time for a closer shot or pass when they are rutted up and squirrely.
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After killing 2 WT doe last year with a recurve I built my first self bow this year. I was shooting 25 arrows a day and grouping so well. I drew into a Traditional only hunt and saw a ton of deer. The only 2 opportunities I had I flat missed. I was dejected! My only other 2 prior opportunities were good, clean and ethical kills. So, I came home and made it happen on a mature WT doe.I posted this question on another forum and the replies were surprising!
As the topic says… did you miss an animal this year?
It’s okay… it happens to the best. I did.
I shot right under a WT doe at 40 yds during archery season - I thought for sure she would duck at least a little but not this time. Complete miss.