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Big Game Hunting => Bow Hunting => Topic started by: Jingles on July 26, 2021, 09:10:25 AM

Title: Archery practice
Post by: Jingles on July 26, 2021, 09:10:25 AM
Ok I'd be willing to bet not to many of you fellow bow hunters have or had the same problem I had this morning while doing my 20 arrows 3 times a day.
 Was about 3 arrows into first flight and had deer get between me and the target, stood there and looked at me as if saying this is our time to eat and we are going to, walked back and forth between the veggie leaf pile and the rabbit hutches, surprisingly they only flinched on the first arrow I sent when they were out of arrow path after that paid no attention to either sound of arrow launch or arrow hitting target, unfortunately unable to get any pictures of their interference.
Title: Re: Archery practice
Post by: phildobaggins on July 29, 2021, 01:35:33 PM
That's pretty funny, never had that happen.

Closest thing that's happened to me like this was finding a deer shed out at a gun range in the brush on the hill 20 ft from the targets LOL
Title: Re: Archery practice
Post by: Farmer72 on July 29, 2021, 01:51:44 PM
Last year went to do some pistol practice and I had to chase a deer off my range. She didn't want to move. She finally walked 20 yards away and stood there and watched me while I was shooting.
Title: Re: Archery practice
Post by: b0bbyg on July 29, 2021, 01:53:40 PM
I have had a young spike walking behind the target while I was out with a bow before.  Just slowly walking along looking at me wondering if I was watching.

Mine was way more nervous than yours from the sound of it. I think he realized he probably should be somewhere else about half way across.  Think it was between archery and Modern season so he was safe from me testing my long range accuracy.
Title: Re: Archery practice
Post by: huntnfmly on July 29, 2021, 02:15:28 PM
Took my nephew to hunters Ed a few years ago and during the live fire range time a doe and fawn walked out and across the range every one had to wait until they mosied off
Title: Re: Archery practice
Post by: Ironhead on July 29, 2021, 02:47:28 PM
This buck was pushing this doe around last November.
Title: Re: Archery practice
Post by: Ironhead on July 29, 2021, 02:58:37 PM
This is a little better picture of him.
Title: Re: Archery practice
Post by: Rainier10 on July 29, 2021, 02:59:34 PM
I teach hunter ed in Renton and I have had to go down range and shoe the deer off the berm so we could do live fire.
Title: Re: Archery practice
Post by: NRA4LIFE on July 29, 2021, 03:20:50 PM
I was shooting once at Renton and had a doe and a fawn come out on the 100 yd range.
Title: Re: Archery practice
Post by: Angus on August 29, 2021, 04:57:04 PM
Back when I lived in Port Angeles I had a 40 yard range set up in my backyard that bordered a greenbelt. One day, about 2 weeks before early archery season I had 3 bucks feeding between the deck that I shot off of and my target, nothing i could do but watch.

Sighting in a new rifle at a range in Ketchikan I had a doe walk right across the range, the bark from a .300 WM didn't seem to bother her.

A buddy and I were target shooting about 30 years ago along the power lines in Ravensdale, after about an hour of shooting we went to get our targets and almost stepped on a bedded 2pt buck that we had to have been shooting right over, he bolted and startled both of us.
Title: Re: Archery practice
Post by: GWP on August 29, 2021, 08:41:44 PM
When I lived in Montana we had a herd of Elk cross the shooting range. IN SEASON, during a black powder shoot. The announced a warning to ‘not shoot’ the Elk…
Title: Re: Archery practice
Post by: jaymark6655 on August 30, 2021, 07:22:14 AM
Not while shooting a bow, but at rifle range a doe would walking on range and bed down near wall. We named her Helen Keller. Also, had a buck rush me while I was field dressing a deer. Scared me since my rifle was leaning on a tree behind him. Was five yards away before it stopped and just stood there staring at me.
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