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Old November 12, 2009, 02:36 PM   #26
Double Naught Spy
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Since when did Race become an issue in hunting? I agree.
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I suspect everybody knew what he meant.
Well, even I knew what I meant, but that was still a funny blooper. I will still fix it, however as it is just not appropriate.

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You cursorily dismissed shots to the haunches and such as random shots
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The shot that went up her ham and into her heart wasn't on purpose. She jumped over a log just as I shot. She was quartering away at the time of release.
I was not commenting on your shot, but on your quote where you dismissed it as being random. I then cited watching OLN's bloopers and seeing hunting gurus flub numerous shots. What makes you think that those folks who took shots that ended up badly necessarily took random shots? Do you think that they wanted to be filmed taking poor shots? No, of course not. So they weren't just shooting randomly, but had they managed to actually hit the animals with their shots, they would have been foot-breakers and well outside of the vital zone.
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Old November 12, 2009, 07:30 PM   #27
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Well, even I knew what I meant, but that was still a funny blooper. I will still fix it, however as it is just not appropriate.
I knew it was a blooper. It made me chuckle so loud, the wife came over to see what was up.

Random was a poor choice of words. It just seems like folks think I am seeing deer, shooting at deer and praying for the best. That assumption is way off base.

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So they weren't just shooting randomly, but had they managed to actually hit the animals
I'm not at all saying that I'm 100% all the time. No one is. I've lost deer, and it makes me sick. I was counting up the deer I've hit and never found. I came up with 5. Two I know survived, and one other probably did. Only one of the five was due to an "un-approved" angle. That buck was at 5 yds and facing me. I tracked him for over 400 yds and he made three scrapes along the way. I mis-judged the distance or deflected on the others.

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Unfortunately we won't get a picture of the deer you will lose.
That's so profound I don't really know how to respond. But seriously, I know that, and the consequences of everyshot I take...rifle and bow. I don't shoot if I don't know that I can put the deer down in 8 seconds or less. Sometimes, crap happens. Even when the situation is ideal, crap can happen. But I take the responsibility very seriously.

Practice, practice, and then do it all over again.
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