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How many deer have you missed? #6991212
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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!


Re: How many deer have you missed? [Re: procraft05] #6991214
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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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Re: How many deer have you missed? [Re: procraft05] #6991221
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Missed 3 that I can remember. If you havenít missed you probably havenít been hunting long. It happens.

Re: How many deer have you missed? [Re: procraft05] #6991222
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I missed my only chance ever at a droptine buck at 80yds.

Kind of missed....nailed this T post




Re: How many deer have you missed? [Re: procraft05] #6991229
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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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Re: How many deer have you missed? [Re: procraft05] #6991235
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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

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Re: How many deer have you missed? [Re: procraft05] #6991241
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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.

Re: How many deer have you missed? [Re: 5Redman8] #6991248
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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


Re: How many deer have you missed? [Re: procraft05] #6991271
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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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Re: How many deer have you missed? [Re: procraft05] #6991286
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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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Re: How many deer have you missed? [Re: Creekrunner] #6991293
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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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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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I plowed mules.
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Re: How many deer have you missed? [Re: procraft05] #6991313
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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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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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Re: How many deer have you missed? [Re: procraft05] #6991364
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Never been lucky enough to clean miss a deer yet. But I've wounded a couple.

Re: How many deer have you missed? [Re: SapperTitan] #6991366
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Originally Posted By: SapperTitan
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...


Point, most assuredly, taken. But you might not want to be so quick to disparage the opinions of people who have. With all due respect for where you've been, and what you've done... you can learn from everyone, even those you don't necessarily agree with.


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I wish I could say I missed four but after much reflection I'm 95% sure two of them were poor shots that I initially thought were misses and didn't do my due diligence. I believe in both cases I misjudged where they were when I shot them and because I saw no blood at the time I assumed that I missed. I was young and I just didn't know better. The last miss was the best miss. I have a CZ that has a SST and I had pushed it forward the weekend before at a family reunion showing a couple of cousins how it worked without then dry firing it to reset it. So when it came time to shoot a good ten it was really cold and I had thick gloves on and before I was ready I fired a round high over the top of the bucks back. Fortunately I saw him the next year and didn't make any mistakes and he's the best buck I've ever shot and he hangs on my wall today.

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Originally Posted By: Creekrunner
Anyone who says they've never missed is a dam liar.


I don't agree with you here simply because someone that responds to this post might have only hunted for a short time and not really had the chance to miss. But I will say that if guys hunt long enough they will most likely miss one.

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Iíve missed several. The one I remember most though was when I was about 14 or 15. I walking the edge of a cotton field behind our house, looking for a climbing stand someone had stolen from me. My brothers dog was with me and flushed the biggest buck Iíd ever seen out of a thicket. He stopped and looked at me at about 75 yards dead broadside. I shot several times with my .30-30 and never connected. He trotted off.

Figured out my scope had come loose and was basically worthless. Iíll never forget that one.

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[/quote] 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.[/quote]

Alot of your quotes are very antagonistic.

On another note

I have missed. I will take a clean miss over a wounded animal any day. I canít recall a clean miss on a deer, but I have wounded and lost two does with sting, a buck and an elk with a rifle. I think about those game animals often, it makes me a better hunter. It makes want to practice more and take ethical shots.




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Yep. Hunt long enough and it will happen. Missed a 20" wide buck opening weekend. Talk about being disgusted with myself. I rushed the shot. He was ready to bolt so tried a neck shot at 80 yards. I actually had buck fever for the first time in years. It was a clean miss. Just recently caught him on camera, no worse for wear. He is still my target buck for this season.I

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It's amazing how I can replay every miss in my head. Two of them still bug me. Lol. As mentioned above the misses have made me a better hunter. Still sucks to miss one. Worse to wound one though and never find it. That would stick with me for a while I'm sure. Regardless it happens and all you can s is learn from it and move on.


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I had a girlfriend that worked on a big hf down south and talked a big game. When I took her hunting she was 1 for 3 missed one twice just standing there and wounded one I dont know where that was just standing there. Deer kept getting up with no blood at all and running 50 yrds. I told her it looked like a miss by no reaction. Guess not. Never ran it down. Told her she was done. She did get one. Always hated to let her try. Missed hogs right in front of her too. Sukkked.


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Iíve missed a couple, hit one that I never recovered with a rifle, and hit one that I never recovered with a bow. I have not missed/wounded one with a rifle in a long time. Missed a big 10 with bow about a decade ago. I donít shoot at many though - especially in recent years.

If getting shook up, having to take a deep breath, and watching the biggest buck I ever had a chance at turn and walk back in the woods counts, I did that 3 years ago.

Thatís the one that still haunts me. frown


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Missed several hunting in thick woods. Sure I was shooting thru brush and it is gonna happen to us all....

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