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Old 12-05-2017, 11:11 PM   #1
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Went to pull a stand today that I left out on public land last week (I know, major no no). About 1 1/4 miles from the truck I bumped into a group of about 20 hogs. Not wanting to drag a good sized hog plus carry my stand and climbing rails that far I decided to shoot a little 20 pounder. So I Slipped in to about 20 yrds and let one fly. Perfect left and right but was about 4" low and hit a log on the ground. They skirted off and dipped down in a small drainage and headed left. Bad mistake! I know right where they are headed so I run about 75 yrds and get ahead of them and am waiting for them when they come out the other side. They aren't even spooked anymore and are just feeding their way along so I slip up to a tree and wait. About 20 pounder ( may have even been the same one) come out of the brush at 10 yrds and I pluck the string like a freaking rookie and peak at the same time and sail 6" over its back. They scamper off again headed back the other way.
I was so disgusted with myself almost threw my bow at them as they left!
So I just say screw it and I go get my stand and rails and pack up and head back to get my first arrow thats still stuck in the log. When I round the corner the same dang group of hogs now about 10 in number is in the trail 50 yrds away feeding. So I nock another arrow and slip into about 25 yrds. This time I focus and take my time and execute a perfect shot only to have the little bastage jump the string and the arrow sticks in the ground where it was standing. They run off about 20 yrds and start feeding agin.
I was so frustrated I just threw my bow on the ground and walk toward them and growl at them and they finally get the hint and run off.

When I get home I get some practice arrows and step outside and make three bulls eyes at 20 yrds in about a 3" group.
What can I say, I guess you can't always be a stone cold killer!

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Old 12-05-2017, 11:14 PM   #2
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LOL! Sounds like my luck.
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Old 12-05-2017, 11:18 PM   #3
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that why it's called hunting and not killing. Next time it's their *****
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Old 12-06-2017, 12:01 AM   #4
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I have a similar story just as bad. It is humbling for sure.
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Old 12-06-2017, 12:34 AM   #5
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Aw man!
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Old 12-06-2017, 01:18 AM   #6
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Went to pull a stand today that I left out on public land last week (I know, major no no). About 1 1/4 miles from the truck I bumped into a group of about 20 hogs. Not wanting to drag a good sized hog plus carry my stand and climbing rails that far I decided to shoot a little 20 pounder. So I Slipped in to about 20 yrds and let one fly. Perfect left and right but was about 4" low and hit a log on the ground. They skirted off and dipped down in a small drainage and headed left. Bad mistake! I know right where they are headed so I run about 75 yrds and get ahead of them and am waiting for them when they come out the other side. They aren't even spooked anymore and are just feeding their way along so I slip up to a tree and wait. About 20 pounder ( may have even been the same one) come out of the brush at 10 yrds and I pluck the string like a freaking rookie and peak at the same time and sail 6" over its back. They scamper off again headed back the other way.
I was so disgusted with myself almost threw my bow at them as they left!
So I just say screw it and I go get my stand and rails and pack up and head back to get my first arrow thats still stuck in the log. When I round the corner the same dang group of hogs now about 10 in number is in the trail 50 yrds away feeding. So I nock another arrow and slip into about 25 yrds. This time I focus and take my time and execute a perfect shot only to have the little bastage jump the string and the arrow sticks in the ground where it was standing. They run off about 20 yrds and start feeding agin.
I was so frustrated I just threw my bow on the ground and walk toward them and growl at them and they finally get the hint and run off.

When I get home I get some practice arrows and step outside and make three bulls eyes at 20 yrds in about a 3" group.
What can I say, I guess you can't always be a stone cold killer!


Dude freaking awesome... I havenít made it out to do my first hunt yet. You can just scout around and run into hog like that? Thatís pretty cool I canít wait to get out there. Good story. The harsh reality of hunting. Canít always be good lol


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Old 12-06-2017, 02:39 AM   #7
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Had similar thing this year. Shot and missed 6 times. Came to camp driving tacks, came home and bought a compound,
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Old 12-06-2017, 05:32 AM   #8
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Happens to us all bud. You still had a good day. First u woke up. Always a good thing. You got to go to the woods and do what u love to do. Always a good thing. Saw some critters and a chance to put some meat in the freezer. Always a good thing. Found out long time ago that there are no mistakes or problems. They are opportunities. Can look back and figure out what happened and go forward. In my mind you had a great day. Best of luck on your next hunt.
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Old 12-06-2017, 06:05 AM   #9
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Know the feeling.
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Old 12-06-2017, 06:35 AM   #10
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Man, that's tough. Can happen to any one of us. Better luck next time.
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Old 12-06-2017, 07:37 AM   #11
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Went to pull a stand today that I left out on public land last week (I know, major no no). About 1 1/4 miles from the truck I bumped into a group of about 20 hogs. Not wanting to drag a good sized hog plus carry my stand and climbing rails that far I decided to shoot a little 20 pounder. So I Slipped in to about 20 yrds and let one fly. Perfect left and right but was about 4" low and hit a log on the ground. They skirted off and dipped down in a small drainage and headed left. Bad mistake! I know right where they are headed so I run about 75 yrds and get ahead of them and am waiting for them when they come out the other side. They aren't even spooked anymore and are just feeding their way along so I slip up to a tree and wait. About 20 pounder ( may have even been the same one) come out of the brush at 10 yrds and I pluck the string like a freaking rookie and peak at the same time and sail 6" over its back. They scamper off again headed back the other way.
I was so disgusted with myself almost threw my bow at them as they left!
So I just say screw it and I go get my stand and rails and pack up and head back to get my first arrow thats still stuck in the log. When I round the corner the same dang group of hogs now about 10 in number is in the trail 50 yrds away feeding. So I nock another arrow and slip into about 25 yrds. This time I focus and take my time and execute a perfect shot only to have the little bastage jump the string and the arrow sticks in the ground where it was standing. They run off about 20 yrds and start feeding agin.
I was so frustrated I just threw my bow on the ground and walk toward them and growl at them and they finally get the hint and run off.

When I get home I get some practice arrows and step outside and make three bulls eyes at 20 yrds in about a 3" group.
What can I say, I guess you can't always be a stone cold killer!
I doubt anyone would steal a stand on public land that is more than 2-300yds from a road
The kind of folks that get that deep in are not the kind to steal stuff (at least most of the time)

Look at your adventure this way, shooting needs a little work but your stalking skills are pretty good
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Old 12-06-2017, 08:21 AM   #12
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I hear y'all!! Was a great day altogether.
Shooting could always use some work. Been on fire so far this season. Had 3 shot opportunities, 1 bear and 2 deer. Made perfect shots on them but these little hogs on the ground wore me out!! When I have to much time to think I completely fall apart!! Still laughing about it tho!!
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Old 12-06-2017, 08:23 AM   #13
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Yeah that's not how you would want it to go.

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Old 12-06-2017, 08:28 AM   #14
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haha this was a good read early in the morning! Now you know its not the bow and can smack one next time!
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Old 12-06-2017, 08:58 AM   #15
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My stories like this usually end up with lost, expensive arrows/broadheads to add insult to injury!
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Old 12-06-2017, 09:50 AM   #16
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And I thought my season was tough.
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Old 12-06-2017, 09:52 AM   #17
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Simply put... there is no such thing as a sure thing. I know exactly what that feels like all to friggin well.
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Old 12-06-2017, 09:58 AM   #18
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funny story, chit happens
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Old 12-06-2017, 10:04 AM   #19
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I always say " It is just one arrow, that makes you a hero or a clown".
It does not matter how good you shot the ones in camp.
It does not matter how good you shoot the next one.
It is just that one moment in time that separates the killers from the clowns




Well in your case I guess it was just 3 arrows
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Old 12-06-2017, 10:09 AM   #20
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Been there, done that a time or... three.
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Old 12-06-2017, 12:09 PM   #21
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Dang Buff, that was cold.

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Old 12-06-2017, 01:30 PM   #22
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Randy I had bad luck in Kansas this year. Seems like I was rushing my shot and not picking a spot. We just have to get back after them and get sweet redemption
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Old 12-06-2017, 01:36 PM   #23
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Buff, I was 3 for 3 on shots this season till yesterday. So does that make me a killer clown?
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Old 12-06-2017, 03:09 PM   #24
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Keep after them Randy!

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Old 12-06-2017, 03:16 PM   #25
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As I say "you had the thrill, without the kill"..
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Old 12-06-2017, 03:16 PM   #26
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I would shoot one of the hunting arrows just to verify they are shooting the same as your practice arrows. Something may have happened to your setup somewhere during the season.
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Old 12-06-2017, 03:33 PM   #27
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id be kickin myself in butt for sure
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Old 12-06-2017, 05:11 PM   #28
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I appreciate all the feedback but just to be clear , this is my go to set up! Been hunting with this rig for the last 2 seasons and have taken 6 animals with it. Bow and arrows are tuned perfectly!
I am also an above average shot. Just had a REALLY BAD day!!
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Old 12-06-2017, 05:15 PM   #29
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Just realized this was in the Traditional section. I could miss that shot easy.
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Old 12-06-2017, 05:19 PM   #30
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Well when the top guys miss it makes me feel that may be I'm not as bad as I feared.

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Old 12-06-2017, 05:38 PM   #31
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I like how you ran and screamed at them. Too funny.
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Old 12-06-2017, 08:30 PM   #32
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I guess that you should have picked out a larger target. It sounds like a fun day anyway.
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Old 12-06-2017, 08:43 PM   #33
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Thatís why inshoot at the big ones. Lol
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Old 12-06-2017, 08:45 PM   #34
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Buff, I was 3 for 3 on shots this season till yesterday. So does that make me a killer clown?
It happens to us all, that is what makes it feel so good when we pull it off
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Old 12-07-2017, 09:20 AM   #35
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I always say " It is just one arrow, that makes you a hero or a clown".
It does not matter how good you shot the ones in camp.
It does not matter how good you shoot the next one.
It is just that one moment in time that separates the killers from the clowns




Well in your case I guess it was just 3 arrows
Hell, at the rate I am going this year, I should start charging to attend birthday parties.
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Old 12-07-2017, 10:44 AM   #36
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Hell, at the rate I am going this year, I should start charging to attend birthday parties.
I don't know how to double quote but both comments are classic!
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Old 12-07-2017, 11:25 AM   #37
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Hell, at the rate I am going this year, I should start charging to attend birthday parties.
Hahaha!!!
Every clown needs a good side kick! I'm obviously available, does it pay?
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Old 12-08-2017, 11:55 AM   #38
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Hahaha!!!
Every clown needs a good side kick! I'm obviously available, does it pay?
I don't think it pays well, but as a bonus, you can drown your sorrows in cheap sheet cake.
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Old 12-08-2017, 12:27 PM   #39
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Been there, done that!
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Old 12-08-2017, 12:28 PM   #40
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Should have hunted with you practice arrows sounded like fun.
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Old 12-08-2017, 04:26 PM   #41
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We need to legalize grenades for situations like yours.
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Old 12-10-2017, 02:00 PM   #42
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for groups of 10 or more hogs. AR...lol
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Old 12-10-2017, 10:52 PM   #43
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Classic Scott!! And yeah Randy, if somebody says it ain’t happened to em, they ain’t shot at live game much! If it was me, I woulda been ticked, but then I would have made myself feel better by saying “well, at least it wasn’t a big buck!” But then my other clown voice would have said “but you have done that on a big buck...” Yeah, I have lots of
clown identities. Good Huntin, and God Bless, Rusty
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