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Old 10-28-2017, 04:05 PM   #301
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Old 10-28-2017, 05:33 PM   #302
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Feels a little less cold tonight... probably because I am more sheltered from the wind... wearing an extra layer... and have seen deer today.

Feeder throws in 20... so far the only action has been the birds... and dang it... a deer running off.

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Old 10-28-2017, 05:37 PM   #303
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Didn't see it... just heard it... from pretty close and likely in my wind shadow. It didn't blow... so who knows.

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Old 10-28-2017, 06:01 PM   #304
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Dinner bell went off.

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Old 10-28-2017, 06:14 PM   #305
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Old 10-28-2017, 06:21 PM   #306
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Mine too but apparently they either didn't hear or didn't care.

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Old 10-28-2017, 06:26 PM   #307
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A very short spike came through... was checking the wick.. ate some corn and left. Was hoping a big fella would mistaken him for a doe and come chasing in

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Old 10-28-2017, 06:51 PM   #308
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Sun is down... so are the temps... and so is the amount of time left for something to develop

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Old 10-29-2017, 05:57 AM   #309
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One more sit to go. 30 degrees outside.

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Old 10-29-2017, 06:08 AM   #310
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Spill some blood! In for the pics...
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Old 10-29-2017, 08:46 AM   #311
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Old 10-29-2017, 09:26 AM   #312
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Flung an arrow at a young doe... but something happened and that arrow missed the mark by a good 2 feet. I watched in horror as the arrow just flew straight off to the left.

Either I clipped a limb or my string got caught up in my pocket or something.

BTW... it is cold... pretty sure I am frozen stuck to this tripod.


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Old 10-29-2017, 10:14 AM   #313
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It is cold, hang in there!

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Old 10-29-2017, 12:36 PM   #314
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I hate when my arrow goes in the wrong direction lol. Hang in there Man it’ll happen
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Old 10-29-2017, 12:54 PM   #315
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Aw, man! Dang!
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Old 10-29-2017, 01:18 PM   #316
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I hate when my arrow goes in the wrong direction lol. Hang in there Man itíll happen
As I am waiting for my order at Whataburger (drowning my sorrows in fast food) I will add more to the story.

Did I mention it was cold as ****? I had my bow in my lap and both hands in my pocket. They were still icecles. My ehen I would grab my bow.. my bow was frozen... it was cold.

Had deer moving behind me and upwind just before sun up... but the feeder would have to throw twice before the yearling doe I had seen there last trip would finally come out.

She milled around for a good 10 minutes before getting on my corn... which was bad because my hands were exposed the entire time.

Then she finally gave me the shot. I drew undetected, settled in and let go of the string.

I was in utter disbelief as I saw my fletching sail over to the left. Was like watching a wild pitch. I have never had an arrow do that... sure I miss by 4"... this was something different. So much so that I said... out loud... in a normal voice... "what the **** was that?"

She clearly didn't hear me though. She didn't know what happened either. She stumbled to a point 30 yards off. Oddly, she showed me my arrow as she went up to sniff it. She eventually came back in... but to the feeder. She never gave me another shot over the next 5 or so minutes.

I am not blaming nerves or anything like that. Wasn't string slap... might have been a limb if I had been leaning over too much and didn't realize it. Could have been a frozen hand release? Whatever it was... it was a freak occurrence. No less frustrating... other than I am grateful it was a clean miss.

Done eating my lunch... time to get back on the road for the long ride home....

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Old 10-29-2017, 01:38 PM   #317
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Better a clean miss than a wounded deer.

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Old 10-29-2017, 02:46 PM   #318
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Well, on a positive note... at least you're getting to shoot at stuff!!
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Old 10-29-2017, 03:55 PM   #319
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Old 10-29-2017, 05:43 PM   #320
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It happens my friend. As others said, at least it was a clean miss and not a wounded critter. Keep at em!


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Old 10-29-2017, 07:18 PM   #321
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Scott hang in there my year is going about the same yours I missed and got busted by a good buck. Hang in there.

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Old 10-29-2017, 08:28 PM   #322
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It's always a little funny and ironic when they come back to sniff/lick the arrow that had their name on it...has happened to me a time or two
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Old 10-29-2017, 09:31 PM   #323
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Sorry for the slow hunt. How does your little cabin do in the cold? Is it insulated? Do you have a space heater?

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Old 10-29-2017, 09:39 PM   #324
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It isn't insulated... I never seem to find time to do it. I seem to have a pretty good routine/setup though. I put an electric blanket on top of my sleeping pad, under my sleeping bag. This warms me up really good, which heats my bag.

I use my buddy heater to heat up the cabin in the morning before I get out of bed. Takes about 5 minutes. I don't like sleeping with it on.

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Old 10-30-2017, 01:35 PM   #325
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I had almost the same thing happen on a 140 Class 8pt in Ks. I shot 2’ in front of his chest and I literally laughed out loud and said the same thing you did ��
I’ve seen you shoot and know you can put it where it needs to be. Just know your not alone and it happens. I’m like you I’d much rather miss clean than wound one.
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Old 10-30-2017, 03:10 PM   #326
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I had almost the same thing happen on a 140 Class 8pt in Ks. I shot 2’ in front of his chest and I literally laughed out loud and said the same thing you did ��
I’ve seen you shoot and know you can put it where it needs to be. Just know your not alone and it happens. I’m like you I’d much rather miss clean than wound one.
Keep after them I’m enjoying following along.
Thanks Corey. I'm pretty new at this relatively speaking, but fortunately I have killed enough animals to know I don't have a problem hitting them... at least somewhere unless it is a squirrel, but those always miss always by mere inches. It would be one thing to hit a little low... or sail one over the back... say like a dinosaur at 30 yards that looked more like 60 (poor tree!) but I can honestly say that this particular arrow flight has never ever happened to me on a live animal nor a 3D animal inside 20 yards. I mean... it was just outright... crazy.

I'm not even really upset about it... I can definitely laugh it off now. Missing by 2" really is more frustrating than missing by 24" because deep down inside, you know it wasn't your shooting, but some fluke thing you didn't account for. The frustration only really comes from the fact that it was yet another blown opportunity to put a deer in the freezer with my trad bow... I would have been equally frustrated it just walked off as I was about to draw (which happened the day before.)

It might have taken me longer to laugh it off though if it had been an 140" buck though
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Old 10-30-2017, 06:26 PM   #327
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Man, you've had a rough go of it this season. I'm still rooting for you bud! There is plenty of time left to knock it out of the park in style!
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Old 11-03-2017, 09:06 AM   #328
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And we are lease bound and down...

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Old 11-03-2017, 10:43 AM   #329
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Old 11-03-2017, 03:06 PM   #330
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Just did some mending to a blind that the cows nearly destroyed. Normally I might let it sit... but the wind is perfect there and not a ton of other options that wouldn't be sweat boxes.





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Old 11-03-2017, 03:14 PM   #331
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Old 11-03-2017, 03:41 PM   #332
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Good job on that blind! I think I would have just thrown it in the junk pile if I walked up to like it was in the first pic!!!!

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Old 11-03-2017, 04:27 PM   #333
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That was the plan. I brought my popup to replace it. But I had some army netting and threw it in the back of the truck. When I got here I decided to just try and make it work.

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Old 11-03-2017, 04:28 PM   #334
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View from inside... we'll see if anything shows.



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Old 11-03-2017, 04:34 PM   #335
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Old 11-03-2017, 04:53 PM   #336
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Good luck!

Also like the blind refresh. That should work. The deer are already used to seeing something there; now you're movements are concealed again.
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Old 11-03-2017, 04:57 PM   #337
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First throw should be at 5:30.

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Old 11-03-2017, 05:07 PM   #338
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Meeep meeep!

Roadrunner just passed thru... no sign of wylie.

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Old 11-03-2017, 05:12 PM   #339
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Meeep meeep!

Roadrunner just passed thru... no sign of wylie.

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I bet they taste like chicken! Good luck this evening.

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Old 11-03-2017, 05:24 PM   #340
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Throw #1

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Old 11-03-2017, 05:55 PM   #341
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And.... throw #2

Just need a hungry cervid to come on by.

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Old 11-03-2017, 06:38 PM   #342
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Quick update. Had 3 deer come in. Very poor shot on a nice buck. I am going to need a miracle. I want to throw up.

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Old 11-03-2017, 06:40 PM   #343
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Congrats ......... hopefully you can recover him. Good luck....... miracles happen.
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Old 11-03-2017, 06:53 PM   #344
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What so you did shoot? Talk to us

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Old 11-03-2017, 07:12 PM   #345
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F5, f5, f5
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Old 11-03-2017, 07:16 PM   #346
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Dang the luck

Hope you just think it was a poor shot and recover him quickly
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Old 11-03-2017, 07:25 PM   #347
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First sign of blood 100yds away. Not a fatal wound... I am pretty certain.

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Old 11-03-2017, 08:21 PM   #348
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Still grid searching... but I am moreso looking for where my arrow might have pulled out.

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Old 11-03-2017, 10:07 PM   #349
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Hang in there Scott. Any sign of the arrow?
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Old 11-03-2017, 10:35 PM   #350
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Nothing. Again, pretty sure this one is alive.

This is beyond getting old!

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