Shot this doe about 30 feet behind this tree. She did the bulldozer run towards me and actually slid across my lap stopping about 5 feet away. Guess I could have grabbed her, I was just trying to not get kicked at the time!
I hit a fork horn in the chest and he ran directly at me to get under the fence where they normally slide under. I had to jump up and roll out of the way and he died about 3 feet away. Thought I would need to shoot again in self defense.
Same as Steve above. - Many years ago, basket rack 8 pt. whitetail, 12' up in a tree shot him while standing next to my tree, straight down, spined him and done. It was opening day of bow season. Two dumb things, shooting one that early in the season and shooting at that angle, never again. If I hadn't hit spine I could have had a deer with an entry hole in top and no exit hole out the bottom, = next to zero blood trail and potentially lost deer.
About 20 feet. Sitting on the ground in full blaze orange without a blind. A couple whitetail does walked past me somehow completely oblivious that I was even there. Once the bigger one got broadside I shot. Dropped right there.
Shot a gobbler at about 8 inches once. He came directly at me. I had about a 4" diameter tree right in front of me and his head stayed behind that as he came in full strut. I just got lucky and picked the right side of the tree to have my barrel on. Came up, turned right in front of the barrel, boom, head was pretty much gone.