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Soonerlongbow
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I’ve always thought deer season didn’t really start till you made a couple mistakes, at least spooked 1 or 2, forgot your glove, something. Just came out to a place by the house and didn’t pay attention at all I guess because I should have realized that the group of mesquite and bois d’ arc trees I was approaching was perfect bedding cover. Just one doe but man did she high tail it through hip tall grass for about 600 open country yards before she ever stopped. All in about 30sec. Oh we.

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Haaa, yep same with me behind the house. Seems I can't get out to a stand without at least one doe busting me before I get out of the yard..

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Soonerlongbow
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To add insult to injury, as I walked out at dusk I saw one of the bucks ive been watching step out of the same cospe of trees and walk straight towards my truck. The trees are right on the border of the hunting land vs. public use area.

[banghead]

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PSE Legacy 55@28

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Soonerlongbow
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To add insult to injury, as I walked out at dusk I saw one of the bucks ive been watching step out of the same cospe of trees and walk straight towards my truck. The trees are right on the border of the hunting land vs. public use area.

[banghead]

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Things can only get better now.
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When I was a young pup I remember an adjunct professor who had been "out in the real world" and he told us that when we were applying for a job we should collect "No's". If you get turned down - that's great. Go out and get some more.

Deer hunting can be the same. If you spend enough time trying eventually the angels will smile and it lines up. Lord knows I have made my share of mistakes.

I consider it paying my dues. The more time you spend at it the better your chances. You just have to be there when the deer makes a mistake and you don't.

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Soonerlongbow
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I can hope and pray.

[pray] [pray] [pray]

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To be a successful bowhunter , many things have to go right, and it only takes one thing to go wrong to throw the whole game.

I usually have that one wrong thing with me! LOL

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Yep all the mistakes, close calls and mishaps are why I'm a bowhunter .

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It seems to me... The Bucks we kill, provide a lifelong memory!
The ones we don't... Provide a lifetime of stories, that only get funnier, each time they're told!!!

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There is a fine line between Hunting, & Sitting there looking Stupid...

May The Great Spirit Guide Your Arrows..... Happy Hunting!!!

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I'm a gear dropper. Seems like things don't get rolling until I've dropped my number one arrow out of the tree or some other item. Use to irritate me to no end. Now I just accept it. Everything goes smoother with each passing day.

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Don't let the glove be a mind game...its only finger protection and not a release aid....I've killed plenty of animals when I left my glove...thanks to A.D.D.

Have fun!!!

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I mess up every hunt. Usually the same mistakes every time but I love going out and trying anyhow.

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Relax,

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Yes, I'm familiar with the concept. If I'm lucky each year I'll get up the learning curve before the season ends. I've been at this awhile. Each year I start out full of bight-eyed and bushy-tailed optimism. I've corrected everything that went wrong the previous year and developed contingency plans for everything that could possibly go wrong this year. It's just that said optimism usually cause me to grossly underestimate the number of possible things in that second set!
Case in point:I'm always a bit stunned at the folks that hunt out of tree stands but never practice from one (preferably standing and sitting). It's easier said than done to maintain all the aspects of consistent form that you've cultivated on the ground. And you can bet the farm, no matter how much you've practiced from your stand at the exact distance you expect the shot, the deer will be standing much closer to the base of your tree than you ever expected...don't ask how I know. I won't get into the debate of the ethics of the steep downward shot. There are folks who've dissected deer to prove the vitals are as wide from above as they are tall on a broadside shot....I'm not going there. The point is if you intend to take the shot, practice it. I did, but did not have the foresight to include the actual shooting lane I'd cut down through the mountain laurel which was conveniently framing the vitals. If I'd added such realism to my practice sessions I might have had the presence of mind to remember that line of sight is flat, arrow trajectory is not...and I wouldn't have taken the shot...and my arrow wouldn't have hit that branch...oh it's still just too painful to talk about!

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Yup, opening day on the first. Got halfway to my stand and realized I had everything but my bow.

Went back and got it, sat 2 hours, shot a nice big doe. What a start.

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