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#6948667 - 11/06/17 03:03 PM Feelin Pretty Low Today....
D'hanis Offline
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Registered: 09/28/17
Posts: 94
Can't stop thinking about yesterday morning's hunt. I made the decision earlier this year to fully commit to bow hunting all season in hopes to kill my first deer with a bow. I put in a lot of time and effort and after hunting hard all bow season and seeing some nice bucks on camera, I was ready for "opening weekend" mainly in hopes that Dad would get it done. As luck would have it, our neighbors decided that opening weekend would be an appropriate time to build a new fence... the joys of hunting small family property.

Not seeing anything Saturday because of the fence situation I wasn't expecting to see much Sunday morning until 6:45, when a fully mature 10 pt I had been watching on camera for a month stepped out on my corned right at 30 yds (the longest shot I felt comfortable taking) To say I had the worst buck fever of my life is an understatement, I've killed several nice deer with a rifle but this was different... I've been diligently practicing with my bow for months but for god knows why, when the moment came it seems to all go out the window. I'm man enough to admit I completely rushed the shot and I watched him duck hard as my arrow sailed over his back. I knew to hold low... but I simply panicked with excitement. Really hoping I get another chance to redeem myself because I cannot believe I did that.

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#6948673 - 11/06/17 03:08 PM Re: Feelin Pretty Low Today.... [Re: D'hanis]
Russ79 Online   content
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That's bow hunting.

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#6948682 - 11/06/17 03:12 PM Re: Feelin Pretty Low Today.... [Re: D'hanis]
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At least it was a clean miss. Things could be worse. 2cents
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#6948683 - 11/06/17 03:12 PM Re: Feelin Pretty Low Today.... [Re: D'hanis]
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Heck that's nothing. That's bow hunting. Feeling "pretty low" would have been gut shooting him, him running off, and suffering. You got it better than a lot of hunters did during October, amigo.

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#6948692 - 11/06/17 03:18 PM Re: Feelin Pretty Low Today.... [Re: D'hanis]
D'hanis Offline
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Good point guys. I have been reminding myself that at least I didn't wound him, thanks

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#6948696 - 11/06/17 03:21 PM Re: Feelin Pretty Low Today.... [Re: D'hanis]
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Were the neighbors building a high or low fence? Sounds kind of intentional due to being done on opening weekend.

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#6948709 - 11/06/17 03:26 PM Re: Feelin Pretty Low Today.... [Re: D'hanis]
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Get some vagisil and get back out there.

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#6948711 - 11/06/17 03:27 PM Re: Feelin Pretty Low Today.... [Re: fouzman]
D'hanis Offline
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Originally Posted By: fouzman
Were the neighbors building a high or low fence? Sounds kind of intentional due to being done on opening weekend.


Low fence and I 100% agree. My initial thoughts were that it was intentional and man was I pissed. My grandmother who owns the ranch called the owner to ask about it and he politely told her to go to hell...

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#6948721 - 11/06/17 03:32 PM Re: Feelin Pretty Low Today.... [Re: D'hanis]
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Wait till you wing one and don't find it

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#6948722 - 11/06/17 03:32 PM Re: Feelin Pretty Low Today.... [Re: D'hanis]
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No worries. Youth season my neighbor were running dozers, skill saws and hammering all day long. The creeks there carry sounds a long way as well so we could here their conversations too. I was upset and was going to call it a day when my boy said "deer, deer' and he got his deer. after the shot it was quiet over the fence.
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#6948738 - 11/06/17 03:44 PM Re: Feelin Pretty Low Today.... [Re: Roll-Tide]
D'hanis Offline
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Posts: 94
Originally Posted By: Roll-Tide
Get some vagisil and get back out there.


roflmao Point taken...

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#6948753 - 11/06/17 03:52 PM Re: Feelin Pretty Low Today.... [Re: jdk1985]
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Originally Posted By: jdk1985
Heck that's nothing. That's bow hunting. Feeling "pretty low" would have been gut shooting him, him running off, and suffering.

That is exactly why I don't allow bow hunting on my ranch. I know I'll get hit hard for that statement but my ranch, my rules.
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#6948775 - 11/06/17 04:14 PM Re: Feelin Pretty Low Today.... [Re: D'hanis]
colt45 Offline
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when I had the last lease, we built fence, cut hay ect. saw deer every day, come hunt season never saw as many.
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#6948880 - 11/06/17 05:58 PM Re: Feelin Pretty Low Today.... [Re: D'hanis]
ChrisB Online   content
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Registered: 12/20/06
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Loc: Prosper , TX
Our landowner was Dozing a new path for a fence Friday about 100yrds from my stand. Saturday morning I killed my best buck with a bow from that stand. A tip, I really try to limit my shots to 25 yards "top pin". Twice when I have shot at 30 yards I spinned the deer. They duck quick.

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#6948901 - 11/06/17 06:08 PM Re: Feelin Pretty Low Today.... [Re: hook_n_line]
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Originally Posted By: hook_n_line
At least it was a clean miss. Things could be worse. 2cents

He'll be back, chances are he doesn't know what happened
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