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Well i saw 10 deer. 1 buck but couldn't tell how many points being it was still dark and 9 does. i missed a doe 3 times..[down][mad]

it was straight down shots. i couldn't get a side shot. i have to move my stand off the run some more to get a better shot. i just missed on each side. hopefully this afternoon.
 

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You missed with "training wheels"? I hope you don't need one of them shots as an EAB.;)
 

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Don't feel bad, I missed a "chip shot" this morning. Saw 15 deer from first light to 10 am. Missed a nice fat doe at 10 yards, sent the arrow right over her back. Saw 3 bucks still in velvet, no shooters though.
 

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it is EAB zone. the first shot i missed was straight down....arrow was about 6 feet from base of the tree. the second shot was maybe 8 yards. third was further...i just missed it right under her.
 

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i know, all the deer kept heading down this run and would never give me a side shot. i need to move my stand further off the run to get the best shot.
 

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problem is there's really not a good tree in the spot except for the one i'm in.
 

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I've taken deer by shooting straight down. The thing you do is hug the spine, and aim for the heart. Visualize the arrow exiting through the chest by the offside shoulder.
 

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Like Mystic said, Move the trail. Block it with some tree branches or cut down a small tree and place it so the deer have to go around it.
 

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NO straight down shots!!!! The only way to do it correctly is to hit just to the side of the spine and take out 1 lung and heart. It's a shot the size of a golf ball. I don't know of a single person who can hit a golf ball EVERY time on a moving target.

I have never seen a deer hang out under a stand all day. Like Dawgs said, it will move away.
 

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All I have to say is shame on you guys. [down] Woj, you missed the same deer three times? That's inexcusable. If you keep that up, your team is gonna trade you away. DAMN, I'm still waiting for my first shot opportunity. :)
 

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Hey Woj, Thats not too bad, Last year I missed 3 different does, in the same night, that all stood a,most exactly in the same spot!!! I had a monkey on my back coming into this season here in NJ, but everyone knows he's gone now. It happens to everyone, althouogh some won't admit it :D
 
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