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Old 11-16-2022, 02:45 PM   #1
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Well, after many years deer less, it all came together this morning on public land. I had a monster 10 come and and stop 10 yards from the base of my tree. Settled the pin (steep angle) and watched the arrow sail high over it's back. I've been hunting a long time and this one was tough...silver lining, clean miss, but not sure what happened. Frustrated to no end!
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Old 11-16-2022, 02:47 PM   #2
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Old 11-16-2022, 02:59 PM   #3
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Bend at the waste sir..if not you will shoot high.
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Old 11-16-2022, 03:00 PM   #4
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Get back out there and try again.
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Old 11-16-2022, 03:02 PM   #5
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It happened to me a couple years ago. Then my brother in-law shot it a week later.
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Old 11-16-2022, 03:02 PM   #6
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Bend at the waste sir..if not you will shoot high.
This.
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Old 11-16-2022, 03:06 PM   #7
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Bend at the waist. It's gotten me before!
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Old 11-16-2022, 03:09 PM   #8
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yep. spine gotta be parallel with string. also, aim for exit hole on close shots.

BTW.....that miss will sting from now on. Just accept and move on.
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Old 11-16-2022, 03:11 PM   #9
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Bend at the waste sir..if not you will shoot high.

Yep, Yep,Yep


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Old 11-16-2022, 03:35 PM   #10
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Gosh I have done that twice on really close shots. In my case, I drew and then lowered my bow arm down instead if bending at the waist. High shot on an impossible muss.
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Old 11-16-2022, 04:00 PM   #11
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Gosh I have done that twice on really close shots. In my case, I drew and then lowered my bow arm down instead if bending at the waist. High shot on an impossible muss.
Yep....dropping the bow arm is even more common than not bending at the waist!!! Been there done that!!!

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Old 11-16-2022, 04:08 PM   #12
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I missed a 171 in Kansas last year due to high CRP grass so I feel your pain. Another guy killed him the next day with a crossbow.
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Old 11-16-2022, 04:24 PM   #13
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Spot on, now that the frustration has eased, I do remember moving my shooting arm to target and not bending at the waist. Thanks for the insight and I should of known better, but failed to go through the steps in my head.

Man what a buck though!!
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Old 11-16-2022, 04:28 PM   #14
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That's why we do it. I'm hard headed I still do it. Good luck

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Old 11-16-2022, 04:35 PM   #15
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You dummy! That has NEVER happened to any of us!
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Old 11-16-2022, 04:36 PM   #16
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Did the same many years ago from a too high stand.
Lowered my bow arm !

Good it was a miss. Get him next hunt!
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Old 11-16-2022, 04:39 PM   #17
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Keep after him, he may give you a rematch.
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Old 11-16-2022, 04:50 PM   #18
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Feel your pain,know your frustration amigo,get out to your blind asap.The three biggest bucks in my neighborhood were chasing today.

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Old 11-16-2022, 04:57 PM   #19
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When the target is close and directly under your tree at a severe angle, abandon your bowsight and peep sight altogether and just aim by looking directly down the arrow, gunbarrel-style, like you shoot a shotgun.
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Old 11-16-2022, 05:05 PM   #20
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I feel your pain. I think we all have done it.
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Old 11-16-2022, 05:27 PM   #21
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You very rarely hear anyone say they missed low. I’ve learned over the years, aim low. Hang in there, hope you get another shot.
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Old 11-16-2022, 05:30 PM   #22
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Done the same, bottom cam hit my knee because the buck surprised me and couldn't stand. Only thing that made it worse was I had to feel my pain for about a week lol. Be happy for the opportunity!
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Old 11-16-2022, 05:42 PM   #23
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I feel your pain. Missed a monster bull elk 4 years ago on a layup shot and it haunts me to this day. get back after him and post pics on here as soon as you get him on the ground.
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Old 11-16-2022, 06:12 PM   #24
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Done the same, bottom cam hit my knee because the buck surprised me and couldn't stand. Only thing that made it worse was I had to feel my pain for about a week lol. Be happy for the opportunity!

This hurts, I did it once too. Didnít know what happened until the pain started to register.
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Old 11-16-2022, 06:17 PM   #25
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Is the public land named after a former President?

If so, there have been a few nice ones killed out there recently.
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Old 11-16-2022, 06:20 PM   #26
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You have to bend at the waist with a rifle too?

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Old 11-16-2022, 06:23 PM   #27
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I missed a high 180’/low 190’s typical 12 in Kansas out of a ground blind size had me fooled and thought he was closer than he was. Came in late. Shot right under him. 13 yrs later and still that deer haunts me
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Old 11-16-2022, 06:24 PM   #28
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I hit high on a very nice P&Y color phase black bear and a 190inch mule deer. Both were non lethal hits. Keep shooting, and keep after it. Learn from your failures, I am still trying to learn from those bad shots. Based on my own experience I think James gave some good advice. You can still get that buck.
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Old 11-16-2022, 06:31 PM   #29
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Bend at the waste sir..if not you will shoot high.
Or aim for the white of the chest.
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Old 11-16-2022, 06:37 PM   #30
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I hate to say misery loves company. I cherish the chance just to get into the woods so I'm blessed, but dang it if I don't flush it down the toilet.

Hard lesson learned today boys, maybe someone will read this and think, I need to bend at the waist...

JR

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Old 11-16-2022, 07:31 PM   #31
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Aim low. Every deer I have missed has been just over their back. Good luck.
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Old 11-16-2022, 07:34 PM   #32
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Sympathy man. That stinks.

Get back out there! Send us pics when u get him.

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Old 11-16-2022, 07:34 PM   #33
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It happens. I missed my biggest last year with a rifle, 165 yard shot and whiffed. Bet I’ve missed half dozen with an arrow
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Old 11-16-2022, 08:19 PM   #34
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Make the come back greater than the set back!
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Old 11-16-2022, 08:23 PM   #35
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You are not alone my friend!
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Old 11-16-2022, 08:43 PM   #36
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Do you practice that shot? It definitely takes some getting used to.

Sorry it happened and I know that image will be burned it your mind forever. I hope you get another chance at him.


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Old 11-16-2022, 08:44 PM   #37
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Seen me do it! Sorry man. Know how you feel.

Get back out there and get him.
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Old 11-16-2022, 08:47 PM   #38
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I missed a 151" 9point and my brother hauled him in to camp the next weekend. It happens, you just gotta get back out there.
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Old 11-16-2022, 09:16 PM   #39
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Should have gone Dusty Rhodes on him and just dropped the bionic elbow on him! I have never missed a deer like that . . . as I am scared of climbing trees. :-).
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