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#6991212 - 12/10/17 07:45 PM How many deer have you missed?
procraft05 Offline
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Registered: 02/25/10
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Loc: South/West Wise Co
I'm taking the walk of shame on this one...

I know for a fact, I flat out missed 3 deer in 25 years of hunting

Not a single one was a particular hard shot either.

I missed sleep on them all

Let's here them!
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#6991214 - 12/10/17 07:48 PM Re: How many deer have you missed? [Re: procraft05]
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Registered: 11/17/10
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Loc: Killeen/Ft Hood, TX
I missed one last year not sure what happened but he only went about 10 yards and my second shot connected right where I wanted it to. Only thing I can figure is the bullet deflected off a small branch between me and him that I couldnít see in the scope zoomed in 14 power. Thatís the only deer Iíve ever pulled the trigger on and missed but I redeemed myself.
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#6991221 - 12/10/17 07:55 PM Re: How many deer have you missed? [Re: procraft05]
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Registered: 09/29/12
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Loc: North Texas
Missed 3 that I can remember. If you havenít missed you probably havenít been hunting long. It happens.

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#6991222 - 12/10/17 07:56 PM Re: How many deer have you missed? [Re: procraft05]
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Registered: 12/24/07
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Loc: Forney TX
I missed my only chance ever at a droptine buck at 80yds.

Kind of missed....nailed this T post



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#6991229 - 12/10/17 07:57 PM Re: How many deer have you missed? [Re: procraft05]
Tff caribou Offline
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Loc: Watauga, TX
3 that I can think of in 23 years of hunting. All 3 ended up being scopes that lost their zero when I checked after a miss.
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#6991235 - 12/10/17 08:01 PM Re: How many deer have you missed? [Re: procraft05]
procraft05 Offline
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Registered: 02/25/10
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Loc: South/West Wise Co
I didn't give any examples but on the last Miss I know why

It was a little chilly and I was wearing thin gloves.

My gun has a Timney set around 2.5 lbs

It went bang as I was coming down on his shoulder

It was no excuse but why


Edited by procraft05 (12/10/17 08:06 PM)
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#6991241 - 12/10/17 08:04 PM Re: How many deer have you missed? [Re: procraft05]
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Registered: 07/13/11
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With a gun I can remember 2, shot a small branch with a rifle and the other was with a Thompson Contender in 35 Remington. It was really hard on scopes and my bad for not checking zero.
With a bow I have missed more than I will admit due to way too many reasons. String jumping and misjudging distance before range finders came to be are but a few of them.

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#6991248 - 12/10/17 08:08 PM Re: How many deer have you missed? [Re: 5Redman8]
procraft05 Offline
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Registered: 02/25/10
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Loc: South/West Wise Co
Originally Posted By: 5Redman8
I missed my only chance ever at a droptine buck at 80yds.

Kind of missed....nailed this T post





Man that's tough, I've never saw a DT in the field
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#6991271 - 12/10/17 08:29 PM Re: How many deer have you missed? [Re: procraft05]
TAT Offline
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Registered: 12/06/09
Posts: 5700
Loc: good ole texas
I've missed 4 deer in my hunting career. That's from when I was 12 until now. I started hunting alone at 11. All were chip shots too and just rushed the shots. My fault totally. I did miss a hog a few weeks back and honestly don't know how. I was using hornady ammo and the gun kicked and jumped like it never had. I about never got my bolt open and bullet ejected. Noticed it when I ahot a bobcat the week before. Not near as bad though. A little tough to get bolt pulled back. The brass on both seemed swelled and almost stressed cracked. Went back to Nosler and haven't had it happen again. Sorry for off topic. It thought I would share.
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#6991286 - 12/10/17 08:38 PM Re: How many deer have you missed? [Re: procraft05]
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Oh, for cryin' out loud. I've missed plenty. Lose sleepover a miss? I've lost sleep over the few animals I've wounded and not found.

Anyone who says they've never missed is a dam liar.
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#6991293 - 12/10/17 08:46 PM Re: How many deer have you missed? [Re: Creekrunner]
procraft05 Offline
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Originally Posted By: Creekrunner
Oh, for cryin' out loud. I've missed plenty. Lose sleepover a miss? I've lost sleep over the few animals I've wounded and not found.

Anyone who says they've never missed is a dam liar.


Maybe I take it too hard, but yeah 100 percent I lost sleep over it.

I've had 2 wounded and never found. Those hurt too.
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#6991299 - 12/10/17 08:52 PM Re: How many deer have you missed? [Re: Creekrunner]
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Originally Posted By: Creekrunner
Oh, for cryin' out loud. I've missed plenty. Lose sleepover a miss? I've lost sleep over the few animals I've wounded and not found.

Anyone who says they've never missed is a dam liar.
Iíve missed a couple hogs and a couple coyotes and 1 deer. Iíve only shot about 6 bucks, 3 spikes, and maybe 5 doe in my life so far. Pretty sad you assume people who havenít missed a deer are automatically liars. Not everyone who hunts deer has been hunting them for 40 yrs some people are just starting and will prob miss at some point for one of many reasons.
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#6991313 - 12/10/17 09:00 PM Re: How many deer have you missed? [Re: procraft05]
majekman Offline
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Registered: 10/17/09
Posts: 2568
Loc: Tha Rock
Hunted for 52yrs. Killed many deer and some really good ones. Sure I've missed ️️deer but the ones I remember the most are the ones I lost and didn't recover.....2 big bucks an a doe

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#6991350 - 12/10/17 09:41 PM Re: How many deer have you missed? [Re: procraft05]
Texas Dan Offline
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Registered: 07/28/08
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Just one that I can remember. It happened two or three seasons ago after I had let my rifle slide off a tree it was leaning against. I watched it slide off and fall squarely on the top of the scope. Never being one to place blame on a "bumped" scope, I considered the rifle and scope to be uneffected until I missed a very nice buck about two weeks later. A test shot found it hitting almost a foot high.l

The main reason I've missed so few is because the number that I've let walk because I didn't trust the shot is much higher.
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#6991364 - 12/10/17 09:55 PM Re: How many deer have you missed? [Re: procraft05]
ChrisB Offline
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Registered: 12/20/06
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Loc: Prosper , TX
Never been lucky enough to clean miss a deer yet. But I've wounded a couple.

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