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#5549405 - 01/18/15 07:28 AM My son missed a big one!
enock Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 11/09/09
Posts: 184
Loc: Stephenville Tx
After a very quite season of not seeing anything, I mean nothing, I took my 13 year old boy out for some last weekend bonding hunting. Wasn't expecting to see anything. As soon as the sun set we had 9 bucks come out! Bear in mind I haven't seen a deer all season! They were all not legal so we just got to watch the show. Then all of a sudden a 10 comes out! I'm trying to keep myself calm so he don't freak out on me! The buck stands perfectly like he was posing for the shot. My boy did everything right as far as breathing and squeezing trigger slowly. He missed..... There was not second chance, the buck left the country instantly. My guess is he flinched when he pulled. I've had him on the range several times this year and he's a crack shot. Poor guy I thought he was going to cry. I just told him it happens and I know grown men that's been hunting for 30 years miss. We're back at this morning hoping to see something. I think he's on a mission now, couldn't hardly sleep last night!

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#5549411 - 01/18/15 07:34 AM Re: My son missed a big one! [Re: enock]
therock Offline
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Registered: 09/22/11
Posts: 816
Loc: Southwest TX
I feel bad for the boy but tell him we all miss every now and then. That's why it's called hunting and not killing.

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#5549447 - 01/18/15 08:10 AM Re: My son missed a big one! [Re: enock]
kmon1 Online   content
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Registered: 09/27/06
Posts: 21402
Loc: Texas
Good luck today. Misses happen, I missed 2 before getting my first one.
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#5549471 - 01/18/15 08:28 AM Re: My son missed a big one! [Re: enock]
wp75169 Offline
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Registered: 10/11/09
Posts: 3874
Loc: Wills Point
I missed one at 30 yards one time with an open sight rifle. Caused by pure buck fever. I saw the bullet hit the ground in front of him. I was 38.

Since he ran at the shot I hope you scouted around some. I've saw deer and pigs hit and never show a sign then pile up 40 yards away.

Good luck today.

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#5549478 - 01/18/15 08:32 AM Re: My son missed a big one! [Re: enock]
enock Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 11/09/09
Posts: 184
Loc: Stephenville Tx
We looked pretty hard. I saw dirt kick up in front of him as I was watching through binocs. So far 0 this morning.

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#5549516 - 01/18/15 09:01 AM Re: My son missed a big one! [Re: enock]
Texas Dan Offline
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Registered: 07/28/08
Posts: 11998
Late season hunting can be like that. You can hunt for a week or two and not see a thing, and then suddenly...

Not at all uncommon to see bucks that have gone back to their bachelor groups well after the rut.
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#5549541 - 01/18/15 09:16 AM Re: My son missed a big one! [Re: enock]
jmhartt Offline
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Registered: 10/31/11
Posts: 54
Keep us updated! Tell him to hang in there

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#5551214 - 01/19/15 07:15 AM Re: My son missed a big one! [Re: enock]
Ketchn Offline
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Registered: 12/19/07
Posts: 124
wish he got it .....but...
big bucks have a tendency to unravel even experienced hunters
its pretty difficult to keep the adrenaline rush from setting in
teach him to never look at the rack on a big one once the decision is made to take it
the antlers are VERY distracting

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#5551308 - 01/19/15 08:21 AM Re: My son missed a big one! [Re: enock]
landsurveyor Offline
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Registered: 02/16/11
Posts: 4643
Loc: Annetta TX
When he connects on one it will be twice as rewarding. Sorry it happened but a good experience none the less.
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