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2006 Ohio Gun Season

I would recommend discussing your situation with an experienced adult hunter (maybe your dad?). It would also be a good idea to have the same adult along on your next hunts for some much needed guidance.

Its very sad to lose that many deer. To me it sounds like the excitement of the hunt got to those 13 year old boys. They need someone along that can guide them and calm them down, and then talk them through making a good clean shot.

Take those 13 year olds for some target practice! Not just off a bench with a rest, but standing, sitting, etc. Check the accuracy of your guns.

Good luck and keep working at it.

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cowgal wrote:
I would recommend discussing your situation with an experienced adult hunter (maybe your dad?). It would also be a good idea to have the same adult along on your next hunts for some much needed guidance.

Its very sad to lose that many deer. To me it sounds like the excitement of the hunt got to those 13 year old boys. They need someone along that can guide them and calm them down, and then talk them through making a good clean shot.

Take those 13 year olds for some target practice! Not just off a bench with a rest, but standing, sitting, etc. Check the accuracy of your guns.

Good luck and keep working at it.

Yeppers...what she said Thumbs up

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2006 Ohio Gun Season

agreed Thumbs up Big smile

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young shooters........gut shot deer can certainly be recoverd... but ya got to give them time....it's hard when you're all jacked up after shoot'n,I'd rather have my deer lay'n there dead for awhile , than not lay'n there at all.

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I agree with cowgal Thumbs up

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A gut shot deer should be left overnight before you try to recover it. Minimum of 6 hours for sure. Best bet though is only take the sure kill shot in the first place.

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