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Old 10-09-2019, 06:44 PM   #1
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I just missed two different does tonight both within 35 yards. I guess I need to shoot more I have no idea what happened
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Old 10-09-2019, 06:47 PM   #2
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Doe fever


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Old 10-09-2019, 06:48 PM   #3
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How did you miss? High or low? We’re both the same miss? Rangefinder or just estimated? From the ground or a tree?
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Old 10-09-2019, 06:48 PM   #4
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C'Mon Man! NVM. I thought it was Monday Night.
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Old 10-09-2019, 06:49 PM   #5
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Check your broadheads against practice tips on the target. Sometimes they fly way different.
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Old 10-09-2019, 07:05 PM   #6
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how about getting them inside 15 yds.
and check all the stuff mentioned above ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
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Old 10-09-2019, 07:08 PM   #7
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Don't sweat it bud. A clean miss is better than a wounded deer. Regroup yourself and get back out there.
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Old 10-09-2019, 07:12 PM   #8
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35 yards on a target is way different than a deer.
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Old 10-09-2019, 07:17 PM   #9
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Take some time before you hit the stand again and double check all your equipment. Make sure whatever broadhead your shooting is impacting where your aiming. When I arrive at the lease Friday night after setting up camp, I will shoot a handful of arrows and make sure all is good befire hitting the stand. Like stated above, a clean miss is much better than a wounded deer. I always double check my equipment the night before the hunt even if I shot the day before. Just habit for me I guess but I believe we owe it to the animal we are trying to harvest. I practice out to 50 and 60 yrds but try and keep my shots inside 30 and try and shoot 20 preferably.
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Old 10-09-2019, 08:07 PM   #10
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My setup is solid and my rages fly perfect. I shot below the first one just missed my yardage I didn't have time to range it. Second one was 25 yards and I shot right over her back. I don't know what I did on her. Oh well at least It wasn't a big buck and I did have a good night in the tree with a lot of deer moving so it was still a good night.
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Old 10-09-2019, 08:18 PM   #11
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Too far keemosabi��Twenty yrds or less of your a newbie.
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Old 10-09-2019, 08:20 PM   #12
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Practice makes perfect! Go over your routine and get it down pat, breathe and aim for your spot.
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Old 10-09-2019, 08:26 PM   #13
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If you ain't missed...a Deer with a bow ya probably forgot!
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Old 10-09-2019, 08:31 PM   #14
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Aim Small miss small
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Old 10-09-2019, 08:39 PM   #15
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Take some time before you hit the stand again and double check all your equipment. Make sure whatever broadhead your shooting is impacting where your aiming. When I arrive at the lease Friday night after setting up camp, I will shoot a handful of arrows and make sure all is good befire hitting the stand. Like stated above, a clean miss is much better than a wounded deer. I always double check my equipment the night before the hunt even if I shot the day before. Just habit for me I guess but I believe we owe it to the animal we are trying to harvest. I practice out to 50 and 60 yrds but try and keep my shots inside 30 and try and shoot 20 preferably.
^^^^^this is spot on I havenít had the time away from work to practice as I have done in years prior, that being said I will not go sit in a stand and figure aw heck Iíll throw some arras and maybe get lucky. Chaps my butt. But if you have been diligent about staying fresh then let em have it. Hope you get everything worked out and good luck OP, AS WELL AS EVERYONE ELSE HERE YALL BE CAREFUL OUT YONDER AND GOOD LUCK TO ERRYONE.
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Old 10-09-2019, 08:39 PM   #16
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Too far keemosabi��Twenty yrds or less of your a newbie.
I've killed more deer than you can shake a stick at. It's just the first sit of the year just shaking off some rust
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Old 10-09-2019, 08:50 PM   #17
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It happens. If you had video I wouldn’t be surprised if the second one hit the dirt. Does are pretty good at that.
I’ve seen it a lot lately and everyone is different of course. Myself, friends and family hardly ever shoot at Texas whitetail unless they are 25 yards and under. It’s not an accuracy thing they just move so much when we slow down the video on the close shots. Especially old does.
Mule Deer or out west is different of course.
I’m sure you will get them next time and good luck.
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Old 10-09-2019, 09:28 PM   #18
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I don't mind missing, I hate injuring and not recovering. Shoot some practice shots, could just be new season jitters. I will be taking a few now, thanks for the reminder Good luck next time you fling one!
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Old 10-09-2019, 09:31 PM   #19
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Everyone has done that so just keep shooting and try to get a closer shot
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Old 10-09-2019, 09:32 PM   #20
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You confirmed yardage with rangefinder?
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Old 10-09-2019, 10:15 PM   #21
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I understand man! Last weekend I missed some shots as well due to bad shots/ movement of deer
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Old 10-09-2019, 10:27 PM   #22
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20 yards or less and lots of practice.
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Old 10-09-2019, 10:30 PM   #23
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if at all possible try to practice from the same position. I missed one because I was sitting awkwardly and the cam bumped my leg.
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Old 10-10-2019, 12:42 AM   #24
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So what, chit happens.
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Old 10-10-2019, 12:59 AM   #25
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It happens missed a buck this year my self
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Old 10-10-2019, 06:07 AM   #26
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Ahh we all miss were you in southern or northern Missouri?
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Old 10-10-2019, 06:54 AM   #27
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Heck that is why you do it. If it was a slam dunk wouldn't be the same. Hell 2 years ago I center punched a pine tree all I did was laugh. Reloaded and she came back and I was all warmed up this time.

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Old 10-10-2019, 07:09 AM   #28
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Some Indians were gatherers, ya know?

Just kidding get back after them
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Old 10-10-2019, 07:21 AM   #29
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it happens. Get back out there and get it done!
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Old 10-10-2019, 07:46 AM   #30
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My setup is solid and my rages fly perfect. I shot below the first one just missed my yardage I didn't have time to range it. Second one was 25 yards and I shot right over her back. I don't know what I did on her. Oh well at least It wasn't a big buck and I did have a good night in the tree with a lot of deer moving so it was still a good night.
Give it a shot during day light. World of difference.
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Old 10-10-2019, 08:25 AM   #31
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Hang in there... we have all missed
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Old 10-10-2019, 08:27 AM   #32
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It happens. It will probably happen again. Don't beat yourself up.
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Old 10-10-2019, 08:30 AM   #33
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Let them come closer....
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Old 10-10-2019, 01:49 PM   #34
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Watch this.

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Old 10-10-2019, 01:55 PM   #35
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Grab a target and run a couple arrows from your actual hunting stand, might be tweaking your body a bit causing issues.
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Old 10-10-2019, 02:03 PM   #36
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That's a cool video but they're making a huge assumption about only dropping at the speed of gravity. If a deer has it's head down (feeding) you have to add in leverage, especially a big with a heavy head/rack. The natural act of pulling that head up is going to greatly accelerate the body's ability to drop down much more so than the speed of gravity.
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Old 10-10-2019, 02:17 PM   #37
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Bend at the waist


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Old 10-10-2019, 02:46 PM   #38
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I made what I thought was a decent shot on a doe last weekend, only to find a trail of guts and blood. Used my dog and tracked her down luckily (3 hours later). Canít say what I did wrong either. Maybe she jumped the string or I jerked on the shot, but at least I got her in the truck. Opening day I put one down quick with a lung shot, and kept shooting all week before this hunt too.


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Old 10-10-2019, 02:50 PM   #39
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35 yards is a poke with a bow... A lot can happen in 35 yards.
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Old 10-10-2019, 03:03 PM   #40
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Maybe just LOFT?

Nah, seriously though, have you shot again with broadheads since? Was it high or low?
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