I've seen some nice deer bowhunting though. A couple nice bucks and I drilled a nice doe, just never found her. God I hate that! She ran into a swamp and I lost blood.
They'd all be dead if i had my trusty 1100 in my hand!
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...