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    • RalphRalph
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      Reading David’s cow/grouse encounter I thought it might be interesting to discuss what kind of outside interference has blown a shot opportunity for we folk.

      Mine, years ago at Blue Lake near La Junta, Co., a friend and I were headed for the area we were going to set up in when I saw a pair of antlers moving above the tall grass. Whoa, I bailed out and Gary kept going. The only cover available where there was an opening in the grass was a bail of hay about 18-20 yds. from it. I hunkered down and waited. In 2 or 3 minutes the buck, a nice little 3×3 muley, stepped into the opening, perfect broadside, looking the other way! I’m thinking piece of cake here! I drew my bow and a cock pheasant exploded from the opposite side of “my hide”. He went one way, the deer another and my arrow is way out in the middle of the lake . If there had been any geese flyin by at the time they might of had to duck my arrow. 😉 Scared the bedevil outta me.

      So maybe we have some other stories out there.

      Good huntin, Ralph!!!:D

    • 1shot
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      Besides that guy who gets stumble-footed, a case of the sneezes, or drops his arrow to CLANK against the rocks as he closes that final few yards during a stalk (I’m that guy).

      I have had everything from owls buzzing me while trying to draw, to humming birds hovering inches from my eyes(attracted by the shine, their beaks look awfull pointy at that range), house cat spooking a buck, not once but twice, either that cat was very hungery and he thought he could take ’em or he had a “little man’complex.. And more that maybe when we get know each other better, I’ll break-down and share jehehehe…

    • mhay
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      First to come to mind happened last fall . I was in a ladder stand . In comes a nice doe and her triplets . I had been standing long before they ever showed up and now simply tried to be still as they moved from cover out into the clearing . Everything was perfect . The yearlings were out in front and momma came out , quartering away , head down . I began to draw and make a slight twist with my body . At about half or two-thirds draw my left knee popped like a hickory stick . Well , you know the rest of the story. Rapidly departing venison and me cussin’ my old bones .

    • ChumpMcgee
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      Ha ha these are all great stories got a big smile on my face now. Thanks for sharing!! I would like to say I hope it does not happen again but what the fun in that!

    • jmsmithy
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      First TradBow season, one before last, in a hub style ground blind and lightly tickling rattling horns….along comes beautiful 11 pointer, high, wide, thick, that I’d seen before but never close enough. Holy moly I think, what a first trad kill!! I’m shooting a 62″ Widow PMA at the time. He gets about 14/15 yards, perfect broadside shot . Pick a spot, draw and release – and hear the heartsick smack as my lower limb tip sticks into one of the hubs and arrow takes off like I’m trying to shoot airplanes 😳

      Gets better – one would HOPE to learn from one’s mistakes….about 8 days later….

      Same blind…

      Same buck…

      Same spot…

      I got this I figured, take careful note of that lower limb tip…draw, release…THUD!!!!

      Upper limb tip…

      Top blind hub…

      Killed two worms standing right under the buck….

      Haven’t seen him since :cry::cry::cry:

    • David Fudala
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      A few years ago I was hunting a beautiful lowland funnel that runs behind a small group of houses. I sat 25 yards off the trail in a blowdown and watched as a nice little 6 pointer entered the funnel and headed toward my shooting lane. Half way down the hill an old red pine sucker about 40 feet tall decided it had stood long enough and came crashing down right behind the buck! PRESTO!!! Instant Albino Deer! I think he’s still running!?!?

    • grumpygrumpy
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      And if you hadn’t been there the tree wouldn’t makde a sound…

    • David Fudala
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      I’ve often wondered! Ha!

    • RayB
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      When I was still using training wheels we were hunting the Uncompadre In CO.I was putting a stalk on a 5×5 elk. I was still 60 yards away when he raised his head looked off to his right down a fire break and then left the county. About 3 minutes later a guy on a 4 wheeler comes tooling down the fire break. Thought about launching on him but thought better of it:lol:

    • grumpygrumpy
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      Where are the vital organs on a 4×4?

    • RayB
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      grumpy wrote: Where are the vital organs on a 4×4?

      Right below the gas tank cap, then you light the blood trail and it takes you right to your trophy 😛

    • RalphRalph
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      Pre-cooked too! Perhaps a bit hard to chew on though.

    • grumpygrumpy
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      Almost killed a turkey this morning…..

      With my truck.

    • Doc Nock
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      grumpy wrote: Almost killed a turkey this morning…..

      With my truck.

      What’s the FOC on your rig??? 😯

      Bit of a over-kill ain’t it, bud?:roll::o:lol:

    • RalphRalph
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      Probably better ways to grill turkey! :D:D

    • Doc Nock
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      R2 wrote: Probably better ways to grill turkey! :D:D

      Groan….:lol::roll:

    • grumpygrumpy
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      Slow those arrows down to 60, put a couple little head lights on it, and they’ll jump in front of it

    • RalphRalph
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      And laugh their little arses off while you’re in the ditch after dodging the little imps. 😀

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