I was hunting near Junction Thursday evening of last week, when at about 6:15 I looked right to see a small axis doe coming straight down a trail that would put her right infront of me. She stopped to feed at 18 yards quartered away. My stand was facing her directly, and I was seated and turned as much as possible but still needed to have my left shoulder turned more for correct shooting position. Unfortunately, the way the stand faces prevented me from turning anymore. So I drew slowly, picked a single white spot low on her left shoulder and released. My arrow looked good, but I could see her just fall away from it. It struck her squarely in the back of the head, just under her ear. She dropped instantly, and I put another one in her lungs to make it quick. Pretty much 100% luck on this one. Clearly, I was not happy with the the first shot, but thought that if she hadn't moved one inch on release, I probably would have only missed 5-6 inches over the spot I was shooting at. Not great, but not as bad as aiming low shoulder and hitting the head... I shoot a Wes Wallace Mentor 62" 64@28 with 700 gr. arrows. I really didn't expect an otherwise unalerted animal to move that much on my release, but in reviewing the shot, I'm convinced that my body angle prevented me from getting to a full draw, thus my arrow went downrange alot slower than usual. Lesson learned on the importance of correct body mechanics. Lucky or not, I was pretty jacked to get my first axis deer and my first kill with my Wes Wallace bow. Best venison I've ever had for sure. Thanks for reading!
Now if someone could instruct me on posting pictures...
Congrats on your deer. It happens on the off shot. It happens. I use IMGUR for my photos.
-------------------- "Other things being equal, it is the man who shoots with his heart in his bow that hits the mark." Dr. Saxton Pope Posts: 1228 | From: Dahlgren Illinois | Registered: Mar 2011
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Photobucket is free. Create an account, you can download it from your phone. Then go to edit pic, edit the width down to 350.Save, click the box on the lower right of the picture marked image, it automatically saves the link. Paste the link in your post.
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