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I'm such an idiot #5379170 10/25/14 05:22 PM
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After 3 years of hunting with no success, I just had a nice buck follow a doe ontoy pipeline about 130 yards away and I clean missed him. My brother and I searched for over an hour without finding a spot of blood. So I'm back in the stand hoping some more rutting bucks will show up this evening.

Re: I'm such an idiot [Re: Tylercohunter] #5379179 10/25/14 05:42 PM
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Thats called buck fever. Or need to sight ur rifle. One of them.


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Re: I'm such an idiot [Re: Tylercohunter] #5379189 10/25/14 06:01 PM
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... hope ur mld or a youth


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Re: I'm such an idiot [Re: Tylercohunter] #5379222 10/25/14 06:28 PM
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Yeah I'm 16. Hopefully I'll see that buck again, at least on camera to know he's alright that would make me feel better

Re: I'm such an idiot [Re: Tylercohunter] #5379230 10/25/14 06:34 PM
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Don't beat yourself up too much.....Everybody misses. Hope you get another crack at him.


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Re: I'm such an idiot [Re: Tylercohunter] #5379247 10/25/14 06:48 PM
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At least you're out there. I'm stuck with a mile long honey-doodoo list

Re: I'm such an idiot [Re: Tylercohunter] #5379254 10/25/14 06:52 PM
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Keep at it bud! take some practice shots to regain your confidence in your weapon and let that rifle kick your shoulder in without fighting back smile


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Re: I'm such an idiot [Re: Tylercohunter] #5379305 10/25/14 07:54 PM
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That's better than the alternative...not seeing one at all. We've all missed like others have said.

Re: I'm such an idiot [Re: Tylercohunter] #5379329 10/25/14 08:19 PM
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Good luck this afternoon.


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Re: I'm such an idiot [Re: Tylercohunter] #5379514 10/25/14 11:31 PM
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Originally Posted By: Tylercohunter
Yeah I'm 16. Hopefully I'll see that buck again, at least on camera to know he's alright that would make me feel better


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Don't listen to this guy! Beat yourself up! Cuz we all do when we miss! That way we learn not to miss the next time!

Re: I'm such an idiot [Re: Tylercohunter] #5379543 10/25/14 11:51 PM
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I don't think this classifies you as an idiot, just human.

Despite all the stories of everyone on here dropping deer right there all the time from 300 yards, we all miss. And if you don't miss at some point in your life, you are just a liar.

Practice with the gun, so when the time Comes the marksmanship stuff comes naturally and all you have to worry about is the buck fever. When the buck fever stops, it's time
To stop hunting.

Re: I'm such an idiot [Re: Tylercohunter] #5379589 10/26/14 12:32 AM
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I've missed all kinda of shots on anaimal a as well traveled across the globe to miss animals in Africa lol. It happens. Don't beat your self up.

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That's hunting, just keep at it. Good luck


Re: I'm such an idiot [Re: Tylercohunter] #5383147 10/27/14 11:47 PM
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I had to WORK at overcoming flinch.

Re: I'm such an idiot [Re: Tylercohunter] #5383154 10/27/14 11:52 PM
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Don't feel bad...it happens


Re: I'm such an idiot [Re: Tylercohunter] #5383296 10/28/14 12:58 AM
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The basic rule of proficiency is to practice until you can't get it wrong. When it comes to shooting, that means shooting until you can't miss. Most importantly, it will build confidence that will outlast the worst case of Buck Fever.

It's been found that the average hunter's heart can beat faster than a marathon runner when a case of Buck Fever takes over. The best way to calm the nerves, is with steadfast confidence that comes from knowing what you "will" do, rather than what you "hope" to do.

Good luck!


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Shake it off. It happens.


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Re: I'm such an idiot [Re: Tylercohunter] #5383595 10/28/14 02:38 AM
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You need to be "locked in", when you shoot. Meaning, you need a good solid rest. Too many hunters shoot off-hand at deer that seem close. I know, because I've done it in the past, often with bad results. Now that many counties in Texas are antler restricted, you really need to take your time to observe your deer, and make sure the deer is legal and shot placement is on target.


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Re: I'm such an idiot [Re: Tylercohunter] #5383705 10/28/14 03:09 AM
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it happens…I've missed a many of bucks…i killed my first one with gun when i was 16, then my second when i was 27.

Re: I'm such an idiot [Re: Tylercohunter] #5384562 10/28/14 04:38 PM
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It probably won't be the last deer you ever miss. Like others have said, make 100% sure your rifle is dead on. I took a rifle out of my safe this year to make sure it was sighted in and it was way off. No idea why, but that's why I check them all before each season. You never know when a scope can get bumped. I have lots of confidence when I shoot, but only because I double check that I'm sighted in and I practice.

Good luck!! Get 'em next time!!

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Don't beat your self up too bad. Learn from your mistakes and get it right next time. I have missed more deer than I care to admit, but it made me a better shot in the long run. Practice when you can and learn from it...you will never get over the fever tho, and if you do it is time to hang up the rifle!

I am glad to hear that you spent time looking for sign, that is the responsible action.


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Re: I'm such an idiot [Re: Tylercohunter] #5385154 10/28/14 09:30 PM
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anyone who's never missed a deer just hasn't shot at very many deer. it happens. better than wounding one. although inevitably if you shoot at enough deer...that will some day happen too.

last year I was in one of our stands...and a hog came out...so I shot him...and shortly there-after the feeder went off and another hog came out and I shot him too....and then not long after that a third hog came out...and I think at that point I'd just gone thru the motions enough that morning that I stuck the gun out and shot without taking time to focus on the shot...but I flat out missed her at about 50yds. how on earth? I dunno...it happens. have to focus on your shot.


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Go check your zero, then GET BACK OUT THERE!

We have all missed at least one at one time or another. Keep at it! cheers


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Dang that video cracked me up lol!


Re: I'm such an idiot [Re: Tylercohunter] #5386096 10/29/14 07:23 AM
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It happens to the best of us!!! I'd rather have a good clean miss than a bad shot like a gut shot where the animal suffers!!!


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