Don't let it get you down man, I missed the first 4 deer I shot at. Just yesterday I missed a very nice 8 point. I couldn't get the truck from 5th to 3rd fast enough!
Reminds me of a tree rat hunt 2 years ago. A buddy of mine took a shot at one and missed it. He sat on the other side of the tree I was at and waited for another squirell to pop it's head out. We both saw onecome down a tree 15 yards away, I lined up the bead and the rear peep on my 20 gauge right on his head. I squeezed the trigger, And my shot shreded a bush just over him. All my friend could do is look at me shocked. In 10 years of shooting and hunting together it was the first (and so far only) time he had ever seen me miss. When I got home I figured out the problem. I had sighted the gun for slugs earlier in the week, and had forgoten to reset the rear sight for shot before going out that day. Moral of the story? Sh!t happens. We all miss on occaision.
Is it better to do the right thing for the wrong reason, or to do the wrong thing for the right reason? If you do the wrong thing for the right reason, is it still the wrong thing?
Si vis pacem para bellum.
There are two ways of doing something. Right and again.