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Offline pat riotic

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Talk about my rookie mistake!
« on: September 19, 2010, 06:18:23 PM »

     I am fifteen years old and this summer i decided that it would be cool to try out archery deer instead of rifle deer. I thought it would be great and that i would bag the big buck on day one  . the guy i hunt with said that it wouldnt be easy, but stubborn me took the challenge and decided i was going to get that buck. during the summer we set up our trail cams and to our surprise we had six great shooter bucks coming in  i was so excited and knew i would get one of them!
      A week prior to opening day the deer werent coming in as much so i lost some cofidence but i knew i would get my buck in the first week. september 1st rolled around and we were in our stand not even an hour before the buck comes in, and of course im half asleep and am not ready what so ever. The buck is like 9 yards away and i have a slight chance to get my bow and take aim. i have my bow in hand and i nock my arrow, my buddy says my arrow looks weird but i say thats how ive always nocked it and so i begin to pull back and my arm hits some branches that i didnt clear !! So i pull back again and again and again for a total of four times and of course the deer knows somthings up and slowly walkes about 10 yards away and i pull back again,finnally, sucsessfull i am aiming down the sight, the deer is still i am aiming it the right place and i am aiming with the correct pin for the distance i let the arrow fly and it goes strait into the stinking ground and i miss by 8 feet easily!!!  at first i thought i hit him because he jumped and i thought he was just around the corner dead on the ground but NO we get off the stand and we dont see him, the arrow, or blood so we begin searching and after ten minutes i find the arrow and i am so mad to see it without blood and so far from the spot i thought it would be at.
       at this point i am upset and discouraged and have no ideal why i missed so we went to go shoot my bows and my buddy sees me nock the arrow and says that i nocked it wrong which i did. i dont know what i was thinking  but i have learned that there is no margin for error when bow hunting.     
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Re: Talk about my rookie mistake!
« Reply #1 on: September 21, 2010, 05:48:23 PM »
therse no margin of error for any type of hunting
hey anybody got a towel, i just hit a waterbuffalo

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Re: Talk about my rookie mistake!
« Reply #2 on: September 21, 2010, 06:03:13 PM »
Sounds like you are on the right track. Keep it up. It will come.

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Re: Talk about my rookie mistake!
« Reply #3 on: September 21, 2010, 07:34:15 PM »
Tip #2. Remove or don't hunt with a front shirt pocket. Your string might get caught on the corner  :)  Don't worry about it, it's part of the learning process.

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Re: Talk about my rookie mistake!
« Reply #4 on: September 22, 2010, 09:56:58 AM »
Did the same thing the first time I knocked my first arrow. The problem for me was that there were a ton of people around and they watched with a smile while I zinged the first one right into the ground. Sounds like you are way ahead of me with a shot op right out of the gate. Keep at it and good luck. I got my first archery kill this year and I've got a few years on you. Check out my floppy eared slick head in the deer section.

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Re: Talk about my rookie mistake!
« Reply #5 on: September 22, 2010, 03:54:42 PM »
therse no margin of error for any type of hunting
True dat but more when bow hunting i think? :P
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Re: Talk about my rookie mistake!
« Reply #6 on: May 08, 2022, 09:12:12 PM »
My Elk stepped out from behind the tree just 10 yards away from my stand. I said "I have this one!"
When the arrow hit the ground just short of the Elk...I just stared in disbelief.  :yike:
 Found out later, I was so excited when I let fly, Both my eyes were wide open (I normally shoot with just one eye open).
 Later practicing on the Range and it did the same thing, falling just short of the Target.  :dunno:
Live and learn.  ;)
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Re: Talk about my rookie mistake!
« Reply #7 on: May 08, 2022, 09:17:59 PM »
You'll find yourself doing lots of dumb stuff in hindsight. Every hunt is a learning experience, just try your darndest not to make the same mistake twice. I missed a deer at about fifteen yards this year with a rifle so I wouldn't beat yourself up too bad.

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Re: Talk about my rookie mistake!
« Reply #8 on: May 08, 2022, 10:23:50 PM »
No need to be hard on yourself. It’s a learning process through it all. Everyone does something at some point that we can look back and say what was I doing or thinking. I still have mishaps and still learn. Even with many years and animals under my belt. Including a world record and a couple top ten in the world animals with a bow and a top 3 Washington animal with a bow. We are all still learning.

I shoot 4 fletch arrows for a reason I don’t ever have to look or pay any attention to what way my odd vane is facing. In a hurry to reload I have knocked it wrong in my young days and had arrows go astray. I’ve gotten frustrated with myself to but it doesn’t help anything. Stay focused if you got mentors listen. YouTube now days is a huge help with so many things. Lots of members here are very accomplished archers and hunters. Always happy to help and a youth with a good positive attitude will always find good help and info.

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Re: Talk about my rookie mistake!
« Reply #9 on: May 08, 2022, 10:43:53 PM »
you should never be nocking a arrow when in the stand...unnecessary movement.I would say over 70% of the bucks I killed from a stand woulda never been killed if I was nocking a arrow when they come in

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Re: Talk about my rookie mistake!
« Reply #10 on: May 09, 2022, 06:31:38 AM »
you should never be nocking a arrow when in the stand...unnecessary movement.I would say over 70% of the bucks I killed from a stand woulda never been killed if I was nocking a arrow when they come in
Agree, and after 12 years, I sure hope he's doing better!! lol
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Re: Talk about my rookie mistake!
« Reply #11 on: May 09, 2022, 06:36:07 AM »
@pat riotic   Been awhile, Bowes the bow hunting going.
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