Coping with a miss...

Discussion in 'Hunting Forum' started by alwaysarmed, Nov 17, 2012.

  1. alwaysarmed

    alwaysarmed New Member

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    Soo I missed the biggest buck I've ever seen this morning... I don't know how but it happened. I was just wondering what everyone else's does in this situation. I flipped out and started kick stuff lol
     
  2. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member

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    Did you hit him at all or totally miss? I would maybe like to try hunting but my biggest fear is to injure an animal. I would feel very bad if I inflicted serious pain on anything......human or animal. If I knew I could shoot it and it would drop, I'd hunt. I know I'm not that good a shot.
     

  3. alwaysarmed

    alwaysarmed New Member

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    I was unable to find hair or blood... pretty sure I hit limb that I didn't see till after the fact.
     
  4. gmaster456

    gmaster456 New Member

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    I've had my share of misses as well. It really puts your spirits down.
     
  5. alwaysarmed

    alwaysarmed New Member

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    I just couldn't believe it. I was almost I'm tears
     
  6. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member

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    yikes!!! ..........
     
  7. buckhuntr

    buckhuntr Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

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    I got that out of my system when I was 13. Think I missed three that year before getting my first deer.
     
  8. akers06

    akers06 New Member

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    I missed a 170" 8 point at 15 yards with my bow a couple years ago I still haven't gotten over that and still get tore up when I think about it
     
  9. GaryGlock

    GaryGlock New Member

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    That adrenaline will get ya from time to time ;) even at the range sometimes I gotta take a break I start shaking so much.
     
  10. Heart_of_Dixie

    Heart_of_Dixie New Member

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    Wasn't a miss but similar story. Had a nice wide 8pt lined up this morning, pulled the trigger and click. Remmington core lokt failure to fire. All i can see after that is his *** as he jumps the fence
     
  11. akers06

    akers06 New Member

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    Junk remington ammo....I know a lot of people is gonna be pissed over this comment but its the truth
     
  12. gmaster456

    gmaster456 New Member

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    At least you didn't wound him. There are few things worse than knowing you wounded an animal. Makes you wanna puke. It's sickening beyond words.
     
  13. alwaysarmed

    alwaysarmed New Member

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    Im glad I didn't wound him. The mossburg fails me for the first time today. But was probly mostly my fault.
     
  14. pe175

    pe175 New Member

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    Hey you are not the only one. I missed my would be first deer early this moring.
     
  15. gmaster456

    gmaster456 New Member

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    Missing is part of being a hunter. Everyone has or will at least once. I missed the first shot I took at a deer too.
     
  16. AsSeenOnTV

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  17. tri70

    tri70 New Member

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    I was with my son when he shot one the bled very little, I only found 3 drops of blood. It piled up 100 yds away. I have missed too, it happens.
     
  18. Pasquanel

    Pasquanel Proud to be an American Supporter

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    Several years ago on a cold rainy NH day I'm on the lower side of a beech ridge leaning against a huge tree when suddenly I hear the sound of deer running through the fallen leaves which are over a foot deep!
    Because of the rain I opted to leave my scoped Rem 700 in 30-06 in the truck, the very rifle I shoot better than any other and have won running deer shoots with! I opt to use my new Win mod. 94 in 44 mag.
    Five deer are coming straight at me and holding up the rear is the biggest buck I have ever seen! I maintain my position behind the tree and cock the winchester the deer are now on a collision course I can already taste the liver frying in the pan! They continue right on course 50 yards and then 30 and 20 the buck is in my sights I squeeze the trigger and nothing happens!!! No click not a f$ckn thing I quickly cycle the lever and the deer stop dead looking right at me I squeeze the trigger and again nothing happens the hammer is still at full cock I'm fairly certain I heard a snicker from the 5 deer. My buddy was 400 yards further down the hill shot the buck it weighed 280 lbs. It seems the rain caused the stock to swell and it put pressure against the hammer holding it in place. A little wood rasp work when I got home and it functioned perfectly I traded it the next day! To this day I wold not use one of those 94's to paddle my canoe they wold make pretty good tomato stakes however.:p
     
  19. kfox75

    kfox75 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    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.