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Best and worst hunt of my life. #6989896
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I can only blame myself for not shooting the biggest buck I've even seen while hunting. Camera shows it much lighter then my eyes did. Also over whelmed with the amount if deer that all showed up with in 3 minutes of each other. Super bummed.



Re: Best and worst hunt of my life. [Re: KnoxCityNate] #6989935
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confused2 Some folks are hunters and some are photographers....

Re: Best and worst hunt of my life. [Re: KnoxCityNate] #6989975
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I've seen a few that can do both, but for me I didn't do good at either yesterday. Lesson learned.



Re: Best and worst hunt of my life. [Re: KnoxCityNate] #6989979
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Yeah but Nate ya gotta admit it was a VERY good video.

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Enjoyable morning anyway. Nice video

Re: Best and worst hunt of my life. [Re: catsquirrel] #6990019
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Originally Posted By: catsquirrel
Enjoyable morning anyway. Nice video

That it was, very fortunate to see all that activity.



Re: Best and worst hunt of my life. [Re: KnoxCityNate] #6990088
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Enjoyed that. That deer will probably come back with all the doe you have. Good luck.


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Re: Best and worst hunt of my life. [Re: Erathkid] #6990222
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Originally Posted By: Erathkid
Enjoyed that. That deer will probably come back with all the doe you have. Good luck.

That's what I'm hoping going back out tomorrow.



Re: Best and worst hunt of my life. [Re: KnoxCityNate] #6990250
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Good job. Iíve had snuck show up the last two morning hunts and leaves 15 minutes before legal shooting light. It happens




Re: Best and worst hunt of my life. [Re: SowHntr] #6990259
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Originally Posted By: SowHntr
Good job. Iíve had snuck show up the last two morning hunts and leaves 15 minutes before legal shooting light. It happens

That's tough that's happened to me several times this season



Re: Best and worst hunt of my life. [Re: KnoxCityNate] #6990293
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Neat video. There will be another day. If it was to dark for comfort, you made the right choice. Sometimes the feeling that overtakes us, when things do not work out the way we would have liked, keeps us going back.

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Originally Posted By: Brother Phil
Neat video. There will be another day. If it was to dark for comfort, you made the right choice. Sometimes the feeling that overtakes us, when things do not work out the way we would have liked, keeps us going back.

Yeah looking back at the video it showed up much brighter then it truly was to my eyes. Never noticed how big he was until I watched the video back.



Re: Best and worst hunt of my life. [Re: KnoxCityNate] #6990304
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Originally Posted By: KnoxCityNate
Originally Posted By: Brother Phil
Neat video. There will be another day. If it was to dark for comfort, you made the right choice. Sometimes the feeling that overtakes us, when things do not work out the way we would have liked, keeps us going back.

Yeah looking back at the video it showed up much brighter then it truly was to my eyes. Never noticed how big he was until I watched the video back.


You just didn't see his size? How?

That deer will be back and soon I bet


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Originally Posted By: procraft05
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Originally Posted By: Brother Phil
Neat video. There will be another day. If it was to dark for comfort, you made the right choice. Sometimes the feeling that overtakes us, when things do not work out the way we would have liked, keeps us going back.

Yeah looking back at the video it showed up much brighter then it truly was to my eyes. Never noticed how big he was until I watched the video back.


You just didn't see his size? How?

That deer will be back and soon I bet

I know hard to explain, I had so many deer come in at once I was truly over whelmed. Just need to learn from my mistakes and hope to get another shot at seeing him.



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That was some action! That first buck was a dandy! Reminds me of my cousin. He always sees good deer and never gets a shot. Hope you get a crack at that 10 soon

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A realkilla points and shoots his or hers mark without a thought of anything but killin. Anything else is failure.


Runnin'em down like a dog has always worked best for me.
Re: Best and worst hunt of my life. [Re: KnoxCityNate] #6990431
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Good luck keep us posted, at least you saw something that big in person. I've only seen deer like that on camera at night or very far away.


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Re: Best and worst hunt of my life. [Re: KnoxCityNate] #6990473
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Best thing that could of happened to you. You can stop shooting and targeting 3.5 year old bucks now.

You and I had a discussion that you said you shoot them because you didn't have any older mature bucks to target. Now you've discovered that you do if your patient. Trying to pick out your favorite 3.5 year old buck you had targeted cost you the best buck you've seen.

It's only a lesson learned if you apply it to the way you hunt and the goals you set and STICK to the plan until you are successful and not give in just to say you killed your buck or bucks for the season just for the sake of getting a buck kill on video.

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Re: Best and worst hunt of my life. [Re: KnoxCityNate] #6990529
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Nice video. Stuff happens, you know what you did wrong now get over it and move on because you can't undo what's been done. I'd be back in the stand hunting that ten ASAP! As for filming, I've tried to do it a little but when it's came time, when I've seen "the buck" I've always chose to shoot the buck with the rifle over the camera. The buck I shot last year I videoed in one feeder pen and was getting ready to shoot it which would have been the first time for me to get one that way only to have him jump out of the pen and head to my other feeder. I tried to get it set up again to video but when he was moving in front of the pen I decided not to risk losing him and went ahead and pulled the trigger....it simply came down to priorities.

Re: Best and worst hunt of my life. [Re: KnoxCityNate] #6990534
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Cameras and video have saved a lot of bucksí lives. I love my camera, but I donít even think about it when it comes to a buck I may take - until I determine otherwise.


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I learned long ago you can't reason someone out of something they don't reason themselves into.


Re: Best and worst hunt of my life. [Re: KnoxCityNate] #6990642
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Nate, I like to video as well. Kinda like counting coup on the nice ones you don't want to kill. I have self videod some of the buck harvests I have made but it's a game time decision on whether or not to film the deer as well as if it's one I want to harvest. Both videos and game cameras can at times be deceptive. Trust what you saw with your own eyes and you will not fall victim to ground shrinkage.

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Re: Best and worst hunt of my life. [Re: Pitchfork Predator] #6990801
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Originally Posted By: Pitchfork Predator
Best thing that could of happened to you. You can stop shooting and targeting 3.5 year old bucks now.

You and I had a discussion that you said you shoot them because you didn't have any older mature bucks to target. Now you've discovered that you do if your patient. Trying to pick out your favorite 3.5 year old buck you had targeted cost you the best buck you've seen.

It's only a lesson learned if you apply it to the way you hunt and the goals you set and STICK to the plan until you are successful and not give in just to say you killed your buck or bucks for the season just for the sake of getting a buck kill on video.


I would agree



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Originally Posted By: sbushee
That was some action! That first buck was a dandy! Reminds me of my cousin. He always sees good deer and never gets a shot. Hope you get a crack at that 10 soon

Went tonight but it was really warm, only saw 1 small buck. Still have time holding out hope.



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We all take the walk of shame

Re: Best and worst hunt of my life. [Re: Roll-Tide] #6991208
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Originally Posted By: Roll-Tide
We all take the walk of shame


That ain't no joke, God knows I have.

Hang in there buddy!


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