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#6946852 - 11/05/17 08:01 AM What is wrong with me?
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Registered: 11/21/14
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Loc: Arlington Tx
Sitting in my stand this morning, covered up in bucks at my feeder,I have 2 mature 8s and 4 younger bucks feasting. Then grand dad slowly walks in, head raised high, majestic and respected by the others. Big ole body, saggy belly and decent horns and made my heart pound. I passed him up for some reason, maybe I am too concerned with score but any way he was a dang good shooter buck and I watched him slowly walk away.


Edited by allterrain (11/05/17 08:02 AM)
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#6946868 - 11/05/17 08:20 AM Re: What is wrong with me? [Re: allterrain]
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You don't have to shoot anything, even though I probably would have shot one of the eight pointers and never seen the big buck.... there's nothing wrong with not shooting.
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#6946872 - 11/05/17 08:29 AM Re: What is wrong with me? [Re: allterrain]
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I have done it more times than I can count and never regretted it. If he doesn’t do it for me, he walks cheers
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#6946895 - 11/05/17 08:46 AM Re: What is wrong with me? [Re: allterrain]
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Registered: 08/06/14
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I feel your pain. I let a really nice 4x4 mule deer go in Idaho one year towards the end of the hunt because he wasn't what I wanted for the wall. He was really nice buck, but just a little thin, and I was way too picky. That was back in the 90's and it still bothers me that I went home without filling my tag instead of taking that buck.

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#6946902 - 11/05/17 08:57 AM Re: What is wrong with me? [Re: allterrain]
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Hunting is seldom about shooting.

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#6946908 - 11/05/17 09:01 AM Re: What is wrong with me? [Re: allterrain]
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Registered: 08/09/17
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I'm the same way. I shoot when I am ready and when I have the right one. Did not get one last year for this reason. Since I still hunt on my in-laws land which is free I don't feel that I have to shoot something to punch my tag. I saw plenty of deer but not the right one. Instead I enjoy the hunting aspect of it and just being out while relaxing. My job is stressful enough that I don't need to be stressed out on killing a trophy. Closest I got was an old spike that I stalked for 30 minutes but never got the right shot. The only regret I had was no sausage this year.

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#6946930 - 11/05/17 09:19 AM Re: What is wrong with me? [Re: maximus_flavius]
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Originally Posted By: maximus_flavius
Hunting is seldom about shooting.


And shooting has become increasing less about hunting.
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#6946944 - 11/05/17 09:27 AM Re: What is wrong with me? [Re: TEXASLEFTY]
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Originally Posted By: TEXASLEFTY
You don't have to shoot anything, even though I probably would have shot one of the eight pointers and never seen the big buck.... there's nothing wrong with not shooting.


This ^^^^^^^
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#6946971 - 11/05/17 10:12 AM Re: What is wrong with me? [Re: allterrain]
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And hunting has become less about hunting.
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#6946981 - 11/05/17 10:21 AM Re: What is wrong with me? [Re: allterrain]
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more than a few times I sit & watched, never shot.
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#6947013 - 11/05/17 11:22 AM Re: What is wrong with me? [Re: txshntr]
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Originally Posted By: txshntr
I have done it more times than I can count and never regretted it. If he doesn’t do it for me, he walks cheers


Yep! Nothing wrong with you at all! I've done it many times myself

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#6947051 - 11/05/17 12:49 PM Re: What is wrong with me? [Re: BOONER]
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Originally Posted By: txshntr
I have done it more times than I can count and never regretted it. If he doesn’t do it for me, he walks cheers


Yep! Nothing wrong with you at all! I've done it many times myself
yup.....I enjoy watching more than shooting most of the time....
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#6947058 - 11/05/17 12:53 PM Re: What is wrong with me? [Re: allterrain]
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I bet he come back and gives you a second chance to enjoy or shoot up

Last year I passed what would have been the biggest buck I have ever seen in hopes that my daughter would get a chance at it, she got a quick look at him but did not get a shot, it was exciting.

Good luck.


Edited by Stub (11/05/17 12:54 PM)
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#6947084 - 11/05/17 01:35 PM Re: What is wrong with me? [Re: allterrain]
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Professional courtesy between two old farts? 'Nothing wrong with that.
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#6947090 - 11/05/17 01:40 PM Re: What is wrong with me? [Re: allterrain]
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Wow, unrelated spam-type post.
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