Thread: Success today
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Old December 9, 2018, 12:07 AM   #7
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Thanks for chiming in! Fortunately over the last 30 years, I’ve never lost a dear. I have a few rules that I follow… I never shoot a deer while it’s running… I’m very selective on the angles for a careful easy shot… And I won’t go outside of 150 yards

Every dear that I have taken over the last 30 years has either been a neck shot or a headshot which drops them immediately in their tracks and are dead upon my arrival. If I were shooting with open sights, a body shot would be most favorable! However, with the scoped rifle and the boundaries that I have set for myself, a precise placement shot to the neck or head is very easy to achieve... at least it has been for me over the last 30 years.

The day before I took my Doe, I counted 16 deer that were all under 50 yards for a shot but I passed each one up because I was not comfortable with my vantage point for an easy clean kill. At this point, I don’t think it would be wise for me to change my formula considering the success that I’ve had.

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