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#5404085 - 11/06/14 09:01 PM My first hunt of the season
Frank7467 Offline
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Registered: 08/08/13
Posts: 38
3:45 headed to the lease
5:30 arrive
5:45 in the blind estrus placed by feeder plan executed
6:00 start rattling and using doe bleat
6:15 10 point buck comes rushing into the field
Amazing huge best buck not only that but also my first buck EVER
6:16 I shoot at 100yards and MISS buck doesn't take off gives me a chance for
A second shot but my rifle jams my NEW rifle jams never happened at the range
Haha saw another 8pt but he never game me a shot I had fun.. I'll be back for you 10 I'll be back ...

Pointers and suggestions are welcomed!!

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#5404100 - 11/06/14 09:05 PM Re: My first hunt of the season [Re: Frank7467]
Jkd106 Offline
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Registered: 08/20/13
Posts: 1014
Loc: Fannin and Hall
Calm down, ha ha way easier said than done. What a feeling huh? Yep your hooked! Good luck brother!
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#5404120 - 11/06/14 09:11 PM Re: My first hunt of the season [Re: Frank7467]
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Registered: 07/25/11
Posts: 99
Loc: Dallas
Stay with it. Sounds like your doing all the right things to get the deer in front of you. Spend a couple extra seconds to sure up your position before taking the shot. Good luck!
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#5404156 - 11/06/14 09:26 PM Re: My first hunt of the season [Re: Frank7467]
KnoxCityNate Offline
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Registered: 09/21/14
Posts: 179
Loc: Knox County
Get back out there, deep breaths then shoot. Good luck

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#5404280 - 11/06/14 10:17 PM Re: My first hunt of the season [Re: KnoxCityNate]
DesertDog Offline
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Registered: 10/04/07
Posts: 117
Loc: Grand Prairie/Erath Co.
Originally Posted By: KnoxCityNate
Get back out there, deep breaths then shoot. Good luck


This, and easy squeeze on the trigger. Sounds like a fun hunt anyway.

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#5404417 - 11/07/14 02:08 AM Re: My first hunt of the season [Re: DesertDog]
Seadog Offline
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Registered: 09/26/07
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Originally Posted By: DesertDog
Originally Posted By: KnoxCityNate
Get back out there, deep breaths then shoot. Good luck


This, and easy squeeze on the trigger. Sounds like a fun hunt anyway.


Breathe!!! Take a few seconds to calm down!!!
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#5404418 - 11/07/14 02:16 AM Re: My first hunt of the season [Re: Frank7467]
Western Offline
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If you don't get exited, time to stop hunting, it's normal...You just need to be in control for 20 seconds, your rifle will do it's part if you do yours.

Gun may have jammed because you "racked it back" weak from excitement, that "feeling" doesn't happen at the range, so you probably just used poor mechanics that time around, no biggy.

As the guys said, control your breathing, exhale halfway, pause, pull trigger. When he goes down, make sure to remember to start breathing again grin
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#5404539 - 11/07/14 06:54 AM Re: My first hunt of the season [Re: Frank7467]
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If you hunt long enough, we all have this experience sooner or later. Some times with rattling you are just not ready for it to REALLY work, and when it does it usually happens quickly and you end up rushing the shot.

That's why it's called hunting. Good luck with the rest of the story. up
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