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  • outrider58

    Eats Bacon Raw
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    Jul 29, 2014
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    ...and I was gonna say, the wind won't be a factor at sunset. It's a perfect deer slaying evening.
     

    Ecestu

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    Dec 11, 2016
    1,396
    Check your terrain. Are you in a bad spot? One that causes the wind to swirl? I'm looking at my radar and it's showing a very consistent NW wind.
    Holy hell. Yeah, moved spots. Wind was perfect. Blowing in my face. Saw a 6 pointer and some does upwind. They were about 175 yards away with about an hour of shooting light left. I was hoping that I was about to use my bonus tag. My max is 60. They stopped and disappeared at about 75. I think the wind briefly shifted. Damnit. It was exciting, though!
     

    Park ranger

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    Dec 6, 2015
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    I was out this morning, saw 4 deer 125 yards away. Haven't bow hunted since I was 14. I can see why yall are into bow hunting. Exciting hoping one gets close. My new (used) crossbow is a hoot.
     

    Ecestu

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    Dec 11, 2016
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    I was out this morning, saw 4 deer 125 yards away. Haven't bow hunted since I was 14. I can see why yall are into bow hunting. Exciting hoping one gets close. My new (used) crossbow is a hoot.
    Which one? I'll have to assume it isn't a Ravin or Tenpoint, since 125 yards is supposedly a chip shot for those bows... :innocent0:D
     

    Inigoes

    Head'n for the hills
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    Dec 21, 2008
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    SoMD / West PA
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    Which one? I'll have to assume it isn't a Ravin or Tenpoint, since 125 yards is supposedly a chip shot for those bows... :innocent0:D
    You would be amazed with the trijicon crossbow acog sight.

    You could be making 80 yard crossbow shots.

     

    Park ranger

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    Dec 6, 2015
    2,298
    I was out this morning, saw 4 deer 125 yards away. Haven't bow hunted since I was 14. I can see why yall are into bow hunting. Exciting hoping one gets close. My new (used) crossbow is a hoot.
    Which one? I'll have to assume it isn't a Ravin or Tenpoint, since 125 yards is supposedly a chip shot for those bows... :innocent0:D
    Its a ten point wicket ridge Warrior. The scope that came with it zeros out to be 2" high at 20 yards, dead on at 30 yards, 4" low at 40 yards and 8" low at 50 yards. But it does shoot good groups. I was just figuring holding to 40 yards max.

    Edit: that is using the drop comp lines in the scope
     

    Ecestu

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    Dec 11, 2016
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    Edit: that is using the drop comp lines in the scope
    I just rezero'd the scope that came with my bow to 40 yards to squeeze out some more distance. I need a better scope, but I got the bow on clearance for 75 big ones at Walmart. Would be goofy to buy a new one.
     

    Ecestu

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    Dec 11, 2016
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    Jumped a couple on my way in, and saw one or two through the thermal that were bedded down near where I normally sit. They wandered off as soon as I could see a faint outline of them at daybreak. Other than that, all I've seen this brisk Columbus day morning are squirrels and birds.
     

    67temp

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    Jun 25, 2009
    901
    Gettysburg, PA
    Dropped another mature doe tonight. Great weather for sitting.
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    Ecestu

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    Dec 11, 2016
    1,396
    Swing and a miss. Clean arrow. Lesson learned: never underestimate the amount of time it takes for an arrow to reach its intended target.
     

    outrider58

    Eats Bacon Raw
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    Jul 29, 2014
    49,501
    Swing and a miss. Clean arrow. Lesson learned: never underestimate the amount of time it takes for an arrow to reach its intended target.
    When bow hunting, always aim for the heart. That way, if they "jump" the string, you'll usually end up with a lung shot(and hopefully a double lung shot). ;)
     

    Waingro

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    Apr 4, 2018
    580
    I'll take a clean miss over a bad hit any day of the week.
    This 100%....It really gets at me when I can't locate em. Luckily I've only had two in the last few years I couldn't find but it sucks big time. I try to be very ethical and will not pull the trigger unless I'm 90% sure it's gonna be a kill. I'm not into crippling any animals. I love to hunt but I'm a softy for animals too. I'm the last guy who wants them suffering
     

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