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Any Regrets #8478443 12/17/21 03:05 PM
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With a month or less of general Whitetail season remaining, are you dealing with any regrets for decisions/actions either taken or not taken? Overall my season has gone pretty much without a hitch; seen lots of young up and comer bucks, have thrown two bullet shots out and registered two harvests, one early in season on a pretty winter coated female yote and the 2nd in early Dec. on a ladies chasing, post mature 7yo, 10 pt. At this point, holding out for only a wall hanger. What about for you all??? Any decisons/actions that you'd like to reconsider if not taken or take back if having taken. Let's hear those....

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I have a bullet I would like to take back. Thanksgiving I shot a very nice 8 point. Since that day I have seen a monster 8 year old 8 point twice now. I was well aware he was out there, he just does not show himself very often at all. I saw him for the second time in 2 weeks just 2 days ago at a whopping 18 yards. What I thought was an 8 year old 8 is in fact a 8 year old 11 point. He has 3 little extras I didn’t see during my first brief encounter with him.

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I’d like an arrow back. Had a 160 broadside at 25 yards. I drew, buck stepped back, i leaned forward to adjust, and string nipped my jacked causing the arrow to hit high across the back.
Fortunately, a veteran killed him last weekend during a wounded warrior hunt..

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My only regret is a 6-7 year old giant 6 point cull didn't walk in front of me last Monday morning. Haven't seen the shooter I want yet but I know he's out there. Been a fun year with my Nikon so far for sure.

I do have a saying that I try to live by. " A man is finally old when regrets take the place of his dreams ".

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Originally Posted by 4Weight
My only regret is a 6-7 year old giant 6 point cull didn't walk in front of me last Monday morning. Haven't seen the shooter I want yet but I know he's out there. Been a fun year with my Nikon so far for sure.

I do have a saying that I try to live by. " A man is finally old when regrets take the place of his dreams ".


Like that saying, have never heard it....

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No regrets here. Wife shot a heavy 6 the first week and a couple of pigs since. I’m still waiting for “Bid Daddy” to come by. Almost forgot- I do somewhat regret not shooting that yote a couple weeks ago but there were deer in the pen at the time.


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None, extremely happy with my season so far. Killed some big deer(to me) with archery and rifle for WT and MD.


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My only regret is that hogs have finally decided to invade our part of the county. We've been hog free for the 6 years I've been on this lease and it's been NICE, but it looks like those days are over. Two of those useless things got shot last weekend.


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Only one and I usually never have them , first night on opening day saw a nice 10 and didn’t shoot. Deer mostly hang around the same feeders where I hunt so I thought for sure I’d see him again but nope

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Yes…passing on a “7 pointer”. Thats in quotes because this deer is all main beams, great brows, with 3 tiny points. The points are probably 1” or less. But he’s probably 18-20” wide. Trashy buck for sure, but he needs to be killed. I’m seeing younger bucks with the same traits now.

Stood in front of me for an hour back in November, but I was waiting on a better one. Since then I’m lucky to see any deer at all in East Tx.

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Only one I kinda regret this season is passed an old low 40s ten second week of bow season due to hunting two deer that were a lot better, one ended up getting wounded shortly after and the other broke off half his rack. Guy killed the old ten with a rifle was cool thought because it was he best deer ever.

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None on the whitetail side for me. We’ve had only one of our shooters in daylight on cams or in person and we were able to get him. Ahead on our doe count too compared to last year

20+ pigs down which is ahead of where we were last year at this point. Wish we could’ve seen more reds as we have only taken one and we wanted to take 5-8.

Looking forward two the last two and some change months of the season

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I let a upper 60’s lower 70’s walk that probably didn’t last another week and looking back I should make helped him out. He had a busted leg, he’s since vanished and I’m assuming dead. Mother Natures a cruel lady,

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I used strips instead of ribeyes on cheesesteak night in camp. They were half the price though. Oh well.

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Didn’t get a hunting license due to shoulder surgery. Dr. said I would not be able to shoot this season. Dr. didn’t know I would progress this fast.

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No regrets but thankful we have seen more bucks this year. Seem to have more young bucks than I have seen this year and all the deer are in really good shape. The early rains we had this year seemed to have really helped.

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Ribeyes cooked over mesquite opening weekend. Pulled ‘em off medium rare. Should of been rare. Rookie mistake. I am ashamed.

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I'm in the same boat as JCB. I shot a dandy buck early in the season. He's at the taxi. Two bigger bucks have shown up since. Figures. Wanted my brother to get one but they fail to show when he's hunting. I see them often.

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Passed a wide tall 8 my first sit of my 10 day vacation. Best deer I seen all year. I ended up taking two mature cull bucks and a big boar hog. Seen a lot of deer with it being a slow year for our lease I have no regrets.

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I would be regretting shooting the 10 pt I shot this year, IF it weren't for the fact that I figured out he was wounded by my dad 2 weeks before. I let him come hunt against my better judgment and he shot this buck running away from him in the butt and blew out his crotch, but lied to me and said he missed a doe. It took a while to put together what happened but I figured it out. That will be the last "marginal" trophy I'll shoot. For now on, I'm waiting for the big un.

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Saw this buck opening weekend and took a pass. Then the next weekend I saw this pic on my camera. Not sure what's wrong with his jaw. But he became my Target buck. Haven't seen him since. I regret that, but took a 160 class last week so I'll let the other guys hunt for "Jawz"
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Originally Posted by Catperch
I would be regretting shooting the 10 pt I shot this year, IF it weren't for the fact that I figured out he was wounded by my dad 2 weeks before. I let him come hunt against my better judgment and he shot this buck running away from him in the butt and blew out his crotch, but lied to me and said he missed a doe. It took a while to put together what happened but I figured it out. That will be the last "marginal" trophy I'll shoot. For now on, I'm waiting for the big un.


How did the confrontation go? Did he confess?

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I actually got pretty lucky this year.

Yes, it was luck I guess

Right place, time, stand location and solid shot

I can’t normally say these things

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Originally Posted by procraft05
I actually got pretty lucky this year.

Yes, it was luck I guess

Right place, time, stand location and solid shot

I can’t normally say these things


When stand hunting in Texas with multiple blinds to choose from luck has a heck of a lot to do with it. I just need to be lucky more often!

Congrats on your season

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Originally Posted by Txduckman
Originally Posted by Catperch
I would be regretting shooting the 10 pt I shot this year, IF it weren't for the fact that I figured out he was wounded by my dad 2 weeks before. I let him come hunt against my better judgment and he shot this buck running away from him in the butt and blew out his crotch, but lied to me and said he missed a doe. It took a while to put together what happened but I figured it out. That will be the last "marginal" trophy I'll shoot. For now on, I'm waiting for the big un.


How did the confrontation go? Did he confess?


Too much history.......I knew better than to have him out. Anyyone else and I'd have said something, but I decided to just let it go. It's just not worth it with some folks. Nothing would have been gained from it except drama. Just won't ask him back.

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