I’ve been deer hunting for 3 years now (all archery until now)...though last year i didn’t go much.
After many "newbie" mistakes (learning as much from online as i can, since i don’t have a teacher otherwise) I had almost given up on deer hunting...was going to stick to upland game which I’m good at..
BUT today 12-7-08, at 1:30pm-ish....I shot my first deer
this past weekend was my first time ever shotgunning for deer....MUCH easier than bow hunting!!!!
had 3 does come running past my spot....they were highly motivated!! something had spooked them bad.
so i took my first shot on the move and missed (there were seriously at full throttle).......my 2nd shot clipped the leg of the last of the 3 deer.......that slowed her down, she paused for a split sec after looping across the creek behind me to see what just happened and that bought me JUST enough time to plant my last slug squarely into her lungs as she was slightly quartered towards me at 70 yards.... she ran maybe an other 50 yards after that and collapsed.
I was sitting on the ground for the first 2 shots and managed to stand up, side step to clear a few trees and make the last shot.
talk about an adrenaline rush!
I didn’t think i could get get that many shots off and move that quickly....i was really expecting this to be an other case where i don’t have enough time to bring up the gun fast enough to make a shot. All that bird hunting must have payed off in reflex time....i blew my own mind.
......I didn’t see any bucks...and couldn't have shot them since i only had an Antler less tag (public land site specific rules)
Not exactly perfect since I had to take some moving shots....which aren't always favored for ethical kill reasons......but I made the judgment call and it worked out!
and here she is: