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Bowhunting blunders!!!

DKO

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whats your worst bowhunting blunder ?????? and what were the results ?????

hears mine : i was somewhat late to my stand and was in a hurry, i got to the tree and prepared myself and settled in for the afternoon when about thirty minutes later i hear a rucus comming through the woods the next thing i see is a doe, mouth wide open gasping for air as a nice 8pt was running her down i quickly stood and got ready to draw.The deer came in so quick i didnt have time to react so trying to stop them i whistled and nothing, they didnt even break stride and kept right on going past my stand.
the next thing i know a monster buck comes in right after them so i just flat yelled at him to stop and he did perfect broadside 15yrd shot, i went to draw my bow and crash the thing blew apart!!! standing there dumbfounded i realized that i forgot to detach my pull cord that i use to hoist my bow and well ya see it pelled the string right off the cam like a tire machine would mount a tire!?!?!?
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JASON LEE

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Is shooting all your arrows at deer, then getting down and picking up the arrows to shot again a blunder or poor sportsmanship?
I was 12 and not a very good shot....use to get doe/buck fever real bad
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1_pointer

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I hunt near a bottleneck between two strip pits(this one doesn't have clothes either)and was sitting on the ground, literally. About an hour before dark a small 6pt. comes by at 10 yards and I shot under it!!!! I missed at 10yards!!! I will say this in my defense, that it is hard to pull and shoot a bow when you butt is flat on the ground.
 

Chambo

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Blunders? I have had a few.
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The blunderious day I had was three years ago.

Often after work I would stop by a spot on the way home and hunt.

I was always rushed for time and in a hurry to get to the tree and get my climber up and get ready.

One day I got to the tree and got my climber on the tree and got up to where I would like to be at about 15 feet.

oooops, I had forgotten to tie my pull up string to the stand so back down I go.

Back up the tree and I get set up, well almost.I had left my release in the truck seat!!!Down the tree, back to the truck, which was about a quarter of a mile away.

Now I am back at the tree and get the stand up and I take an arrow out of the quiver and place the quiver on the back of the climber.

The seat shifts a little and the quiver falls to the ground. Not a problem!!!
I still have one arrow and thats all I need.

Thirty minutes go by and I see a doe and two yearlings making their way to where I was perched.

They passed about 10 yards behind me and I decided to take one of the younger deer .

I leaned out and turned around ,drew a good sight on the last one and whack!!!!

the bottom limb of my bow hit the stand and broke my wrist strap!!!!

the bow went farther than the arrow.
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The deer just stood there looking at my bow and one actually walked over and sniffed it.

I couldn't run them off!!!!

I was moving and waving my arms around trying to get them away from the bow for fear of one of them stepping on it.

When I climbed down and examined the bow I found that the bottom cam had a big nick in it where it had hit the stand.

Bad day? Not, That is exactly what makes bowhunting so much fun.
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I should have got back in the truck the first time when I went to get the release.
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IF IT WAS EASY EVERYBODY WOULD BE DOING IT !!!

QUITTERS NEVER WIN AND WINNERS NEVER QUIT
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bcat

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Last year was the first year I bowhunted for myself, and I had four chances close enuff for a shot. The first being a huge muley buck in my hay meadow. He was about 40 yards to 50 yards out and I shot under him. The next was an elk about thirty yards and I just couldnt bring myself to letting go!!! For several reasons but one was "CONFIDENCE"!! The next arrows was flung at a deer about twenty or so yards away, and I shot under him TWICE!!!! I think Chambo or Jason one of them told me I was pulling down anticipating the arrow hitting the deer. I will practice not pulling down when shooting!!! Dumb goof for sure!
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Lochi

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Experienced in rifle and hundgun hunting, I thought this bow business was going to be a walk in the park.
Wrong.
Sat in my home made mobile hide for two days before the first opportunity arose (my distance is still very limited).
As I was getting onto my knees into drawing position, I farted softly, just softly.

The warthogs are still running. http://home.mweb.co.za/ec/econhunt/ :eek:
 

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