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#6942449 - 11/01/17 02:40 PM EXCUSES???
JCB Offline
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With opening morning of rifle season right around the corner there are bound to be plenty of missed shots. Lets hear some of the excuses you have heard over the years. Probably the one I hear most often is "I didn't shoot, I don't know who that was but it wasn't me". clap

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#6942478 - 11/01/17 02:54 PM Re: EXCUSES??? [Re: JCB]
fouzman Offline
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Not so much missed shots but my least favorite excuse..."it was still kind of dark and I was pretty sure it was a doe" when a nubbin' buck gets killed. Kill a nubbin' on our place and you'll get a stern talking to from me. Do it twice and you won't be back.

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#6942485 - 11/01/17 02:56 PM Re: EXCUSES??? [Re: JCB]
George - w/ Map My Ranch Offline
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Two of my friends have said at one point in their hunting career, "well, it looked bigger in the scope", after shooting a smaller deer than what they thought they shot.
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#6942512 - 11/01/17 03:13 PM Re: EXCUSES??? [Re: JCB]
QuitShootinYoungBucks Offline
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"Don't know how I missed, the guy at the store said it was perfectly bore-sighted."

"Somebody must have swtiched ammo with me."

"They went behind a bush and I guess they switched spots when they came back out."
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#6942517 - 11/01/17 03:17 PM Re: EXCUSES??? [Re: JCB]
Tony270 Offline
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It's the guides fault!!!!
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#6942519 - 11/01/17 03:19 PM Re: EXCUSES??? [Re: JCB]
Dien Offline
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#6942531 - 11/01/17 03:28 PM Re: EXCUSES??? [Re: JCB]
Texas Dan Offline
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Some of these are more legit than others...

1. Bad ammo
2. He jumped the shot.
3. I lost him in the crosshairs.
4. The bullet must have hit something.
5. Wasps
6. Too hung over
7. I must have bumped my scope.
8. I let someone borrow my rifle.
9. Who, me? You must have heard a shot from someone on that other lease.
10. I just missed him.

One thing is certain, the buzzards never lie.
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#6942535 - 11/01/17 03:30 PM Re: EXCUSES??? [Re: JCB]
redchevy Offline
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Only one I have ever offered was I just plain missed. Id hasn't happened often and the last time I was still a kid probably should have listened to my dad and calmed down a little more!
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#6942540 - 11/01/17 03:34 PM Re: EXCUSES??? [Re: JCB]
Texan Til I Die Offline
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If the deer was running, I don't need an excuse. Everyone that hunts with me knows I can't hit squat with a rifle if its moving. And to add insult to injury, I'm a much better than average wing shot with a shotgun. Go figure...
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#6942541 - 11/01/17 03:36 PM Re: EXCUSES??? [Re: JCB]
Teal28 Offline
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Friend Farted at the same time I was pulling the trigger. Scared me.
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#6942545 - 11/01/17 03:40 PM Re: EXCUSES??? [Re: Tony270]
JCB Offline
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Originally Posted By: Tony270
It's the guides fault!!!!



I sat through a seminar a several years ago. Wish I could remember who it was but he was telling a story about when he use to guide for an outfitter and one of his clients was aiming at a huge buck. He said the guy was so excited he thought he was shooting at the animal and after each shot he would work the bolt and chamber a new round and repeat until the rifle was empty. When the rifle was empty the client turned to the guide and asked if he got the deer. The guide had to break the news to him that he never even fired a shot at the deer despite the fact that his gun was now empty.

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#6942778 - 11/01/17 07:32 PM Re: EXCUSES??? [Re: JCB]
Texas Dan Offline
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Originally Posted By: JCB
Originally Posted By: Tony270
It's the guides fault!!!!



I sat through a seminar a several years ago. Wish I could remember who it was but he was telling a story about when he use to guide for an outfitter and one of his clients was aiming at a huge buck. He said the guy was so excited he thought he was shooting at the animal and after each shot he would work the bolt and chamber a new round and repeat until the rifle was empty. When the rifle was empty the client turned to the guide and asked if he got the deer. The guide had to break the news to him that he never even fired a shot at the deer despite the fact that his gun was now empty.


A good friend told me something very similar happened to his brother. He saw the biggest buck of his life and just worked the action repeatedly until the gun was empty without ever shouldering it.
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#6943060 - 11/01/17 10:07 PM Re: EXCUSES??? [Re: JCB]
cmc Offline
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My kid is a life long baseball player so when I missed one time for no reason what so ever he said, what are you doing? I said I missed it happens. He said it don’t ever happen to you so what happened? I looked at him and said you know how sometimes when you play short stop you pick up a ground ball and then for no reason when throwing to first you throw it into the dugout? He said yes. I said well I just threw it in the dugout. He says oh ok. And he never brought it up again.
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#6943186 - 11/02/17 03:22 AM Re: EXCUSES??? [Re: Texas Dan]
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Originally Posted By: Texas Dan
Some of these are more legit than others...

1. Bad ammo
2. He jumped the shot.
3. I lost him in the crosshairs.
4. The bullet must have hit something.
5. Wasps
6. Too hung over
7. I must have bumped my scope.
8. I let someone borrow my rifle.
9. Who, me? You must have heard a shot from someone on that other lease.
10. I just missed him.

One thing is certain, the buzzards never lie.


I have to clam #4. I do have pics of a cattle panel wire I split into. I knew I would need the pics of it as proof for the guys on the lease. Not that anyone would tell a STORY. I would load them if I could.

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#6943255 - 11/02/17 06:15 AM Re: EXCUSES??? [Re: pigplinker]
JCB Offline
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Originally Posted By: pigplinker


I have to clam #4. I do have pics of a cattle panel wire I split into. I knew I would need the pics of it as proof for the guys on the lease. Not that anyone would tell a STORY. I would load them if I could.


Well don't feel bad because I have done the same thing. Walking back to my ATV after a afternoon hunt I encountered a large red boar at my feeder. I took a broad side shot at him from 10 yards away with my 7 Mag and missed. Hit one of the strands on the hog panels and split it in two. I got him a week later though.

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