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Old 12-02-2017, 09:00 PM   #1
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Fessing up. First shot I’ve had at a deer this year - nice doe at 15 yards. She was a little jinky so I waited until I thought she’d settled down. I aimed low enough - or so I thought - and let fly. She did the ninja thing and the arrow glanced off her back. I thought it was a complete miss but when I found the arrow there was a slight tuft of hair on the broadhead. No smell no blood. I would have had to aim 6” below her to catch lung. They fast, ain’t they?
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Old 12-02-2017, 09:02 PM   #2
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Yes they are.
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Old 12-02-2017, 09:09 PM   #3
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I skipped an arrow off a pig's back earlier this year, but I'm pretty sure I peeked
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Old 12-02-2017, 09:28 PM   #4
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Pretty amazing how quick thier reflexes are.
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Old 12-02-2017, 09:34 PM   #5
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I skipped an arrow off a pig's back earlier this year, but I'm pretty sure I peeked
Guilty of this more then once, myself.
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Old 12-03-2017, 12:19 AM   #6
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What is amazing is at 15 yds and at 300 fps, the arrow reaches the deer in 0.15 seconds! Thats not figuring the delay of 0.04 fps due to the speed of sound! So in just over a 10th of a second, that deer has heard the sound, processed it, and reacted by dipping enough to dodge your arrow! Absolutely amazing!

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Old 12-03-2017, 12:32 AM   #7
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Study has been cited on here before that a whitetail deer can: drop 8 inches, turn 90 degrees, and be running full speed in .21 seconds. (That's 21 one-hundredths of a second)!

Edit: Just Googled time for an "eye blink". Said to be 300 to 400 milliseconds, with 1000 milliseconds being one second. In other words, a blink of an eye occurs in about one third of a second. The time referenced for whitetail deer movement of .21 seconds is about a fifth of a second and considerably faster than a blink of an eye!

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Old 12-03-2017, 12:44 AM   #8
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Study has been cited on here before that a whitetail deer can: drop 8 inches, turn 90 degrees, and be running full speed in .21 seconds. (That's 21 one-hundredths of a second)!



Edit: Just Googled time for an "eye blink". Said to be 300 to 400 milliseconds, with 1000 milliseconds being one second. In other words, a blink of an eye occurs in about one third of a second. The time referenced for whitetail deer movement of .21 seconds is about a fifth of a second and considerably faster than a blink of an eye!


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Old 12-03-2017, 06:15 AM   #9
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What is amazing is at 15 yds and at 300 fps, the arrow reaches the deer in 0.15 seconds! Thats not figuring the delay of 0.04 fps due to the speed of sound! So in just over a 10th of a second, that deer has heard the sound, processed it, and reacted by dipping enough to dodge your arrow! Absolutely amazing!

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Yeah and since the arrows out my recurve are only moving at 180 fps it is even more important to only shoot at relaxed deer
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Old 12-03-2017, 06:48 AM   #10
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a deer's reaction time is amazing!! Was it a mature doe that was just being extra vigilant at a feeder??

Best of luck letting the air out of one today...
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Old 12-03-2017, 07:35 AM   #11
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Well since are sharing. I once missed a doe at 8 yards, I was on the ground using a hickory selfbow. How do you miss at 8 yards? LOL
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Old 12-03-2017, 08:04 AM   #12
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Yeah and since the arrows out my recurve are only moving at 180 fps it is even more important to only shoot at relaxed deer
The thing I didnt figure in was the time to accelerate the arrow from 0 to top speed. This is where traditional bows have a pretty big advantage over compound. I cant seem to find the article again, but if I remember right, it was somewhere around .03 seconds from release to the arrow clearing the bow on compound and about half that for traditional.

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Old 12-03-2017, 08:20 AM   #13
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Pile corn in a bush.they won't hear it coming when the ears are rubbing around in the branches
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Old 12-03-2017, 09:59 AM   #14
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D-d-d-d-dangit! Super fast!

I saw your morning post yesterday Jerp. I was really hoping youd connect.

Good luck.
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Old 12-03-2017, 10:12 AM   #15
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Done that once and the doe was dumb enough to come back. She got the smack down put on her that time. Still cost me a dang arrow though.


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Old 12-03-2017, 12:21 PM   #16
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Well since are sharing. I once missed a doe at 8 yards, I was on the ground using a hickory selfbow. How do you miss at 8 yards? LOL
The first thing you do when you miss at 8 yards is kill any witnesses.
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Old 12-03-2017, 12:34 PM   #17
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Pile corn in a bush.they won't hear it coming when the ears are rubbing around in the branches
This sounds genius. Never tried it but I think I will now. Will they really stick their heads in a bush for corn?
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Old 12-03-2017, 01:15 PM   #18
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The first thing you do when you miss at 8 yards is kill any witnesses.
What are you going to kill them with because it sure aint gunna be a bow!

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Old 12-03-2017, 01:40 PM   #19
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The first thing you do when you miss at 8 yards is kill any witnesses.
Trust me I looked around to see if anybody saw me. Of course I figured I would know because they would be rolling on the ground laughing . That was around 1999 I think, it was my first year hunting with a bow I built.
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Old 12-03-2017, 02:39 PM   #20
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Jerp, it happens. The first two does I shot at this year were.. M mmmm Misses..
THe first one I peaked but the second one fully ducked. She literally rubbed her brisket in the dirt. WOW. May have been just under 15 yards. Hope the next one works out better. By the way. The buck I took this season never moved until the arrow was in him. guess there is no perfect aim on whitetail.
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Old 12-04-2017, 11:00 AM   #21
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Sorry for your miss and yes, they are quick. My first longbow was a Black Widow LAG back in the 90's which launched a POC shaft about 160 fps. After 5 high misses I concentrated on the elbow and spine shot a spike. They can duck an arrow very quickly.

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Old 12-04-2017, 11:00 AM   #22
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