There are lots of people who will never see a deer in the woods, my brother being one of them. I once sat him in a stand about 500 yards from mine and could clearly see him sitting there. There were 8 does and yearlings feeding in the clearing between him and I and he never saw them.
Dead center facing the camera. Walking right to left.
This is one of many photos I use to teach my kids, they all saw this in no time, and for 10,9,8 I thought that was pretty good.
Here is the very first one I showed them, mind you that htere is 2 deer in this one.
For just a moment I was tempted to use my rangefinder. I think for it to work, however, I'd have to take my monitor outside and set it across the street (in one of the neighbor's yards) at about the approximate distance the deer is in the pic. It's presently raining ... might ruin the monitor.
I must admit that I have missed a big game animal with a rifle. And not only was it a bull elk, it was the largest bull that I have had in my sights with a tag in my hand. But, as with most "missed shot" stories, I have an excuse. Moisture doesn't really ever bode well for hunting equipment. When moisture (either rain or snow) gets into a firearms barrel, nothing good takes place. A couple rain drops down there can change the point of impact drastically and a barrel jammed with snow after a...