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  • My First Swing & Miss of the Season

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    Well a lot of people don't like to admit to missing but I know it is a part of hunting that everybody experiences at some point. Well, yesterday I did just that on a nice doe. It would have been my longest shot, 48 yards, if I would have connected. I shot right where I was aiming but I anticipated 8-10' drop being is was dead still and quiet. Needless to say she did not read my script and had other plans lol....There was 2 does and a young buck out in the field. There was something else in the edge of the woods that they kept looking at and I could here but whatever it was never stepped out. I decided b4 it got to dark to try her. Anyway, they are really hammering the beans around here so I know I will get another crack at her. I am going to try and post the video. The shot is around the 2:15 mark....Thanks goodness for lighted nocks...I would have never found the arrow if it wasn't for them....
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    SWEEET
    Well...Your breathing after the shot like you hit her LMBO!!! That's OK Buddy..That's part of it and your shot was on the money and I also would have thought that she would have dropped at that distance but remember It's early...This same scenario in a few weeks you would have anchored her lol...Thanks for sharing I enjoyed it!! Looks like a great set-up...Good Luck man..What camera you using?
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    Hunting
    LOL GT...Thx Bud!! It was getting late but the video is clearer than what it appears on here. I am just using a little Sony Handycam I got from Walmart...It does the job but one day I hope to have a nicer one....
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    cool
    Man DCB It happens to the best of us.Their will be more.
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    Not hunting?
    Redneck, man why aint you in the woods? lol...I didn't get out this evening either, had a few things to do.
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    hunting
    GT i wish i could be hunting but i just got home from work.I did make it out yesterday but saw nothing so Ill try it again in the morning.
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    Hunting
    Yeah gonna try it again in the AM myself...Good Luck to ya buddy
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    GT
    Thanks GT.Good luck to you to buddy.Lets get us a good one.
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    havent hunted yet
    So ive got 2 does with spotted fawns at my spot every day and eve Do yall shoot them when they have such young fawwns with them? im holding out for a few other does without fawns or hopefully a buck or 2 will show up.
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    uh oh
    Sorry 'bout that DCB - I know you'll anchor one soon. Good Luck to you bud.
    Jager - I don't shoot 'em if they have young fawns w/ them but that just me.
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    Not Me!!
    Jager, I myself don't shoot Does that I think are still nursing their young...I give them a while also because I have seen does come in and it might be 5 to 10 minutes before the fawns come to her...If they are yearlings and seem to be wandering away from her anyway then that's a different story but I myself just take it all in if I see spots...We have plenty of time!!!
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    no way
    I wont shoot a doe with little ones.I heard a guy say he shot a doe with a little one and when he found the doe the little one was laying there beside her,because he didnt know what else to do.That made me mad.
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    spotted fawns
    Im still on pic mode but Ive seen them trying to get milk it just wouldunt feel right to kill their mom Im not in a hurry any way they make good bait and are enjoyable to see.
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    nice funnel lol did u use wrong pin?
    Thanks for your reply! I noticed how they came down the divide of beans and broom straw! Wow You got a highway there!
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    Thanks
    Thanks CRH!! Na, I expected her to drop because of how quite and nervous they were....Yep, they come out of this natural funnel towards the corner...The tree I am in is the best tree closest to it...It was a 48 yard shot so it was longer than what I usually will shoot at. The line was good I just shot under her...
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    swing an a miss
    At least u got to shoot at one. nothing has come into range for me yet. awesome job recording it
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    Thanks
    Thanks Bear!! Yep I have had a rough season so far but I got my head up and still trying lol....It will get better I know it...For both of us...You just got to put the time in and it will pay off....
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