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A little PO'd at myself #2852457 12/19/11 05:53 PM
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I gotta vent this out for a minute.

This weekend was my first time out hunting with my bow. I'm proficient at 25 yards, tight groups on the mark, figured now was a good time to try.

So my friend and I get to the grounds and decide to stalk the are a bit, get a lay of the land. We come stalking through some cedar trees and come across an old foot path with tracks on it from the night before, decide to get a look around and look for ambush points. The path splits and we take either side through some brush. I take the narrow path with my bow, he takes the wider path to my left about 15 yards. I get 20 yards down the path and hear something to my left near some trees. Expecting it to be him, I just glance to the left and am stopped dead at the sight of 8 boars moving into a shaded area not 10 yards to my left. My friend followed the path farther left out of sight, they must have heard him and moved off his position. 3 little ones about 75 lbs, 3 good ones about 130, and two 200 pounders all stopping at the same time looking right at me. I quickly draw my bow and they scatter, the little ones hearded right at me and the others ducked into the brush. Well I took a quick shot at one of the little ones and missed, clearly wasn't lined up. They ran past me and into the bushes behind me. I called back my friend to head back, took off after the little ones tracks, followed them into a creek and lost their trail. Lost my arrow as well.

That was the only contact we had all day Saturday. Still kicking myself a bit, mostly because I should have left the bow at the stand and used my 357 sidearm which I never thought to use during the stalk. Stupid rookie mistake.




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Re: A little PO'd at myself [Re: Scalpel4] #2852508 12/19/11 06:13 PM
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Well...if it will make you feel better, you definitely aren't the first to make a mistake like that. But before you get to feelin too good...it probably won't be the last one you make either. grin



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Re: A little PO'd at myself [Re: Scalpel4] #2852515 12/19/11 06:15 PM
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Naw, not stupid. Was your blood pumping? Learn something?

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Re: A little PO'd at myself [Re: DFWPI] #2852586 12/19/11 06:33 PM
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That's how we learn, we have made all mistakes and without mistakes there is nothing to learn.

Hey you had a chance to get out in the woods, you saw something to shoot at, your made it back home in one piece..

Lots there to be thankful for.

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Re: A little PO'd at myself [Re: bjankowski] #2852643 12/19/11 06:50 PM
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May have been safer that way than with a firearm if you didn't know exactly where your partner was.



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Re: A little PO'd at myself [Re: passthru] #2852780 12/19/11 07:51 PM
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Originally Posted By: passthru
May have been safer that way than with a firearm if you didn't know exactly where your partner was.


You got a good point there. I'm cool about it now, more just a little irked at myself. I know if I had one of my rifles I would have had the big one, proves I need to practice more at the quick shots with the bow before stalking with it again, and keep it in the stands until then. Plus this gives me an excuse to start looking at building/buying a short AR again.


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