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You people are all too funny.

Regarding our women understanding (our love for) hunting. In general, they probably won't ... so we just better learn to `walk the straight and narrow'.

SH

In other news ... seeing enough deer - but not getting close enough.

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rather_be_huntin, That was good..... Laugh

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or you could have one like mine,she loves to hunt as much as i do,if not more neener! Thumbs up Mr. Cool!

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Brick Wall,)

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Changing the subject (back) Big smile ... got a shot off tonight, but missed. Estimated range at 40 and she was at 50. Passed under her. BUT TRUE FUN NONETHELESS. Yes

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SH great story,i felt like i was right there among ya thanks. Thumbs up Thumbs up

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SH. You missed low,, I missed high opening morning. Brick Wall,) .. It sucks but I agree fun non the less. I figured the range correct at 30 yards but I didn't compensate for the steep down hill angle and she ducted the arrow which would have hit high, so it worked out. I sure would hate to have wounded one. I've called in quite a few bulls during the archery season when they're rutted up but never a cow. She must have been very lonely because after I turned uphil and cow called (to hopefully make her think I was leaving)she busted timber like any bull coming in during the peak of the rut. I hadn't seen her yet, only heard movement in the timber when I started calling, hearing only one animal coming in slow at first I assumed it would be a bull, thinking that cows would be running in small bands, but I was wrong. Oh well that just saves the rut to go after the bull that I would like. It was a great start to the season.
Good luck to all and be safe.
Steve P.

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Thanks Steve ... couple years ago opening morning I shot over an elk. The worst part: in an area where we normally see no one - my buddy plus two other hunters watched me miss. By later that day I was known as `the guy who missed the elk'. That was NOT fun.

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I don't know about you other archery hunters ... but when it comes to archery hunting - you gotta laugh, at times, otherwise you'll cry.

Yesterday I posted myself near the top of a nice draw while my buddy pushed from below, with video camera. I was posted at a nice pair of bushes. Three deer came bounding up the draw and disappeared behind a knoll about 80 yards away. Thinking that was all the action from the draw, I decided to sneak. (Trying to sneak when the last drop of rain around here was months ago isn't a good idea, anyway ...) I got to about where they were supposed to be. Not to be found, I looked over my shoulder and guess what where walking right by my two bushes? Yeah, They had doubled back for my scent and walked right by where I WAS. Ughhh.

So we spotted and went after some other deer, in the disappearing daylight - but no shots. I spotted some nice bucks coming out of some timber about 1/2 mile west ...

So tonight I went to the spot where the bucks came out yesternight. Perfect. A beautiful 4 point, white antlers just out of velvet, came out and was walking around me, into the wind. At a place where were were concealed from earch other, only 12 yards apart, I drew. Then something went wrong - I'm not sure what. My arrow went out of my release and flopped about 8 feet infront of me. You guessed it - the buck froze. I don't blame him - definitely an out-of-the-ordinary noise. Ughhh. I reached for another arrow. He ran around some trees and then confronted me about 20 yards out, straight on. Not a good shot even if an arrow drawn, but I didn't have a chance to draw. He stomped his foot a couple times and ran off.

Does this happen to other people or just me? There is so much that can go wrong in archery hunting. And mistakes are not much forgiven.

Ughhhh.

The good news is that I can try again.

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I feel that pain Yes Seems like every time you go in the field something different happens, but it all makes it that much sweeter when you come away successful.
I also learned along time ago you do have to find the laughter in those situations, otherwise the frustration will be too much to bear Thumbs up

Keep at 'em and GOOD LUCK! Can't wait to see some pics Thumbs up

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