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Question by deaddiver. Uploaded on August 18, 2009
Yesterday on a hunting show, guy shot a deer and hit it in the hind quarters, luckily I guess he hit an artery or some thing and the deer went down with in a short time, but the shot was like 6" in front of the tail. I was surprized they showed such a poor shot on a hunting show.
With a Bow by the way.
Had a buddy who took a shot on a running doe he hit her in the jaw. Not a real prety picture. Not a very ethical shot either. I had a come to Jesus meeting with him soon after we put her down for good.
I didn’t witness it but I know it’s true. Told a fella a 375 H&H is too big of a cartridge for Caribou and he told me I didn’t know what I was talking about. Any how he shoots and wounds a Nice Bull and knocks down 3 cows with one shot. The bull dives off the west side of Taylor Mountain Alaska never to be found. YA”BUDDY!
270 with 130 grain soft nosed bullets like Horandy work great on Caribou!
My brother in law was bowhunting and "smoked" a big buck on my property a few years back. It was a perfect shot or at least in his mind it was a perfect shot. After 2 days of tracking we found him bedded next to a creek and put the finishing touches on. His shot hit the back leg just above the knee and broke it then cut the tendons in the other rear leg. Poor deer crawled for over a mile on his front legs.
Thankfully, I have never wittnesed any shots this horrible. But a guy from my church was hunting the feild across the road from our house. He shot a "nice" buck with a 45 Colt "hot" load. He said he hit it right in the heart and I think I believe him. The deer ran about 300 yards and tried to cross the river........ OOPS! The deer made it about half way across, when it's lungs started to fill with water and it went under in a gurgleing, screaming, pitiful way. Thankfully, the guy decided to ethical, and when the deer miraculously re-surfaced, he put another round through it's head to put it out of ot's misery. He felt really bad...... although he tried several times, he could not retrieve the deer. It was never found. The whole thing was just plain pitiful.......
I watched a buddy shoot a whitetail in the antler once. Wild shot and he got a heap of grief over it too. It actually put the deer to the ground... almost like the shot stunned him for a bit.
a bud shot a doe just below the tail tract her all night last year while we were tapeing his hut but we got the doe after she bleed out . still dont no what went rong he is a great shot cant belive he killed the doe with a shot like that but the blood was spraying out then it would stop and then pick up spraying again the doe bleed dry
me my dad and a friend were on public land and heard 3 shots sounded like they came from a minigun, we caught up to the guy and he had a fancy auto loader and popped this running doe all three time once in the jaw the other in the leg and one in the vitals not sure in what order but at least he hit the vitals and finished it
Heard a guy shoot 5 times just before end of shooting hours and went to investigate. He Saw 2 big bucks come out of a draw. While resting his rifle on a big hay bale he fired and missed. The bucks split up and one ran toward our hero and stopped at 100 yds. Second shot dropped the buck and the joker whooped and ran toward the buck. Old mossyhorns jumped up and ran for the hills and our hero emptied his rifle. I tracked the buck with a lantern until we bumped him and finally convinced the guy and his buddy to back off and come back in the morning. Next AM I bumped him out of his bed and the guy started cranking off 30-06 rounds again. My .50 caliber muzzleloader bullet behind the shoulder dropped the deer. With 10 shots this guy had broken the left front leg and shot off the left rear hoof. There is a photo of the 12 point buck in my photo file on page 4, second pic from the top left of page. Someone gave me a minus on that photo. Maybe he thought I did all the shooting.
got more than one story of several ducks landing right in front of us and it sounded like WWIII started up ... all ducks escape without a single feather seen to be floating in the air.
Usually first part of the season.
check this out. Keep the sound on so you can here the "gosh!" at the end.
Had a doe that was coming up out of a hollow, and was walking straight towards the huge oak tree, I was standing next to.
I slowly rotated myself around the tree to stay out of the line-of sight of the deer. I came to full draw, before the unsuspecting doe turned to her right,next to the huge oak, to step on the trail,that I had been patiently waiting for her arrival.
The kill-zone was lower,a lot lower,than I had antiscipated,as the doe came around the tree. I first saw her whiskers,and immediately lowered my point-of-aim. There she was,standing at the end of my full draw.
I released the arrow,only to realize,that in all of my excitement,I didn't notice that a small sapling was inbetween her heart and my broadhead.
She suddenly looked at me with those big doe eyes, and took off for parts unknown,asI watched her disappear at the bottom of the hollow. I turned to locate my arrow. I was shooting Easton XX, aluminum arrows,and found it 3-feet away,in the shape of an "L".
That one shot ... may have been my worst!
I saw someone shoot a .270 20 times 11 of those were misfires and out of the nine that went out none hit the target and 1 hit a hillside 300yards beyond this target was at 75 yds
buddy of mine got a new scope and mount for his slug gun. first shot of the season he fire the scope flipped up busting his eyelid wide open, he had forgotten to put one of the screws in the mount.
the worst shot i've ever witnessed was me a couple of years ago on my first elk hunt my nerves were kicking my hind quarters i put 9 shots thru my 270 and didn't even touch it. The worst part is we went to the gun range the next day and it was accurate out to 200 yards and the elk were only 100 yards from us when i missed
In the many years I have hunted I would have to say that the worst shot I have seen looked a lot like the video from Elmer Fudd above. I had a young man out for his first antelope hunt and he was really pumped. We saw a nice buck trotting down a ridge that passed right in front of us. We had plenty of time to get ready and I had him check his scope power, check the round in the chamber, and safety... he was ready to GO! The antelope crossed right in front of us and came to an abrupt stop along the barbed wire fence we were standing next to. He was standing broadside at 15 yards and the young man aimed for about 30 seconds and finally shot his 25-06 ... missing him completely. The muzzle blast scared the antelope so bad, he skyrocketed straight up and over the barbed wire fence (one of the few times I have actually seen one jump a fence). Once on the gound, the antelope headed out of Dodge and the young man emptied his rifle as he cruised out to about 300 yards... all misses. That antelope is probably still running as a testiment to human addreneline. The young man did much better on subsequent tries and is now an accomplished hunter. I guess we all have to start somewhere.
scurried to head him off
my dad was used to the .410 pheasent hunting i started so he gave that to me and took his 12 guage the .420 had a full choke so a small tight pattern the 12 was just everywhere his first bird was in peices wont go into details but that was the worst i ever saw luckily i havnt had any bad shots yet (not saying much im only 3 for 3)
I had to laugh at your story ... as Clay puts it,"Been Dar Dun Dat!"
Glad to see the young man went on to be an accomplished hunter.
Your reaction to the incident,or the lack of one,may have been a deciding factor in encouraging the young man to continue in his quest to be a better hunter!
I love a story with a good ending!
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