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#5447068 - 11/28/14 09:42 AM I screwed up
doublez Offline
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Registered: 12/16/13
Posts: 50
Loc: Robert Lee
Yesterday morning I let the biggest deer that I have on camera walk. I don't know why, but I didn't pull the trigger. Fast forward to this morning, my eleven year old son is with me and he has never shot a buck. He has shot several does, and this year he really wants to shoot a buck. This morning the wind was really blowing and I told him not to expect too much. Around 7:30 a young six point walks in and he decides to let him walk. Then around 8:15 or so the big 8 walks out. He was very skittish and when he finally calmed down he had his butt turned to us. I told my son to be ready because he was only gonna give him a short window to take a shot. Sure enough the buck turns broadside and my son said he was ready. I gave him the green light, he squeezes the trigger and click....I didn't have a bullet in the chamber. My son looks up like what the blankity blank just happened. Of course the deer takes off. I feel terrible, but he and my wife have. been giving me heck, stuff like, "that might be the biggest deer I've ever seen, sure wish I would've had a loaded gun."

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#5447077 - 11/28/14 09:52 AM Re: I screwed up [Re: doublez]
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Registered: 11/09/11
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Loc: Tarrant Cty and Murray
$%#$ happens. I am sure you feel bad but your youngster will have plenty of chances down the road. Shake it off.
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#5447078 - 11/28/14 09:52 AM Re: I screwed up [Re: doublez]
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Dang, sorry. Happens everybody sooner or later.....
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#5447086 - 11/28/14 09:56 AM Re: I screwed up [Re: doublez]
Jkd106 Offline
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Registered: 08/20/13
Posts: 1465
Loc: Fannin and Hall
Heck I have done it to myself, just gotta shrug it off, and before long y'all will laugh about it.
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#5447095 - 11/28/14 10:01 AM Re: I screwed up [Re: Jkd106]
East Offline
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Registered: 12/01/09
Posts: 21110
Loc: East Texas
Originally Posted By: Jkd106
Heck I have done it to myself, just gotta shrug it off, and before long y'all will laugh about it.


X2.
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#5447100 - 11/28/14 10:05 AM Re: I screwed up [Re: doublez]
TyBU Offline
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Registered: 11/12/08
Posts: 203
Loc: Houston, Tx
It happens to everybody. Happened to me before on a big buck.

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#5447101 - 11/28/14 10:05 AM Re: I screwed up [Re: doublez]
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Just tell mama and son, "don't tip the guide for poor execution" grin

On the more important flip side, you where on the safe side handling a unloaded firearm, just a mental lapse we have all done at one time or another. Live to hunt another day up
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#5447127 - 11/28/14 10:24 AM Re: I screwed up [Re: doublez]
BadLander Offline
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Registered: 09/16/13
Posts: 503
Loc: 5150.867.53/09
Omg! Back when Obama took office the first time and ammo was flying off the shelf,there was 1 box of 243 rounds they were like 7.00 dollars ! We were invited to a ranch, my son was 9. 10 point drop tine walked out @ 30yards he pulls the trigger on his single shot! And click !!! We were loaded , pin left indention in the round just never fired! Two days later guy pulls into local restaurant with same deer scoring 148! But it's our conversation piece every year in the deer blind!
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#5447307 - 11/28/14 02:15 PM Re: I screwed up [Re: doublez]
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decoy

Registered: 04/19/07
Posts: 42162
Loc: Metroplex
Could be worse, could of just flat missed a 154" 8pt

Even worse when you know they score after the fact.

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#5447308 - 11/28/14 02:16 PM Re: I screwed up [Re: BOBO the Clown]
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Loc: Rockwall
Originally Posted By: BOBO the Clown
Could be worse, could of just flat missed a 154" 8pt

Even worse when you know they score after the fact.


oh bobo....
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#5447324 - 11/28/14 02:34 PM Re: I screwed up [Re: doublez]
colt45 Offline
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Registered: 08/19/06
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not the first and not the last.
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#5447326 - 11/28/14 02:34 PM Re: I screwed up [Re: doublez]
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Registered: 04/09/09
Posts: 4332
Loc: Central Texas
Sucks, but if he's old enough to hunt he's old enough to know that when someone hands you a rifle the first thing you do is check the action, doesn't matter who it is. I'd chalk it up to a learning experience and get on with more hunting. I bet he won't make that mistake again! Hard way to learn it, but better than the other.

edited to add: I also understand, you were sitting there with the rifle in your hands the whole time and handed it to him to take the shot so checking the action wasn't in the cards at that particular time. Still, lesson learned. Roll on.


Edited by Slow Drifter (11/28/14 02:37 PM)
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#5447450 - 11/28/14 04:36 PM Re: I screwed up [Re: doublez]
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Registered: 02/19/08
Posts: 787
So....did he flinch when he squeezed?

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#5447458 - 11/28/14 04:40 PM Re: I screwed up [Re: doublez]
doublez Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 12/16/13
Posts: 50
Loc: Robert Lee
No, he just looked at the gun and then me with this what just happened look. It's all good now, he is looking forward to getting back out there on Sunday. We came to my mom's for Thanksgiving and he has made sure that the entire family has heard the story.

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#5447491 - 11/28/14 05:10 PM Re: I screwed up [Re: doublez]
JRJ6 Offline
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Registered: 03/13/14
Posts: 3986
Loc: Dallas, TX
It happens. You guys can laugh about it in a couple months

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