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Take the Shot?
Whitetail Deer
Contributors to this thread:
midwest 08-Nov-19
Franklin 08-Nov-19
wilbur 08-Nov-19
cnelk 08-Nov-19
midwest 08-Nov-19
midwest 08-Nov-19
greg simon 08-Nov-19
Scoot 08-Nov-19
Ambush 08-Nov-19
LINK 08-Nov-19
Fields 08-Nov-19
SD BuckBuster 08-Nov-19
midwest 08-Nov-19
Boatman71 08-Nov-19
skull 08-Nov-19
LBshooter 08-Nov-19
elkmtngear 08-Nov-19
Boreal 08-Nov-19
BigOzzie 08-Nov-19
JTV 08-Nov-19
RogBow 08-Nov-19
Genesis 08-Nov-19
GF 08-Nov-19
Grey Ghost 08-Nov-19
Woods Walker 08-Nov-19
Bou'bound 09-Nov-19
midwest 09-Nov-19
standswittaknife 09-Nov-19
JTV 09-Nov-19
Corn bore 10-Nov-19
Mr.C 11-Nov-19
Grey Ghost 11-Nov-19
Busta'Ribs 11-Nov-19
midwest 11-Nov-19
Grey Ghost 11-Nov-19
Shiras42 11-Nov-19
Ziek 11-Nov-19
From: midwest
08-Nov-19
Let's say this is a deer you wanted to kill. He's at 15 yards and eyeballing some does so he's about to boogie. Let's also pretend that he's a giant buck of a lifetime. Do you have a shot?

Be sure to watch the video...it zooms in closer.

From: Franklin
08-Nov-19
Are you saying taking the shot as he is standing there? If so no....if he moves and stops in a slight clearing yes.

From: wilbur
08-Nov-19
He's too small and there are too many saplings covering his vitals.

Let him go let him grow.

From: cnelk
08-Nov-19

cnelk's embedded Photo
cnelk's embedded Photo
KAPOW!!! And watch the smoke clear...

From: midwest
08-Nov-19
With a bow, Brad...lol.

From: midwest
08-Nov-19
wilbur, read the original post again.

From: greg simon
08-Nov-19
Where he stands, no. Hopefully I'm at full draw, let him take a couple steps, stop him with a bleat. If that presents a shot I take it. I would hold for the heart anticipating some string jump.

From: Scoot
08-Nov-19
Nope- I wouldn't try thread the needle through that mess.

From: Ambush
08-Nov-19
Fast forward two minutes and I’m either feeling sorry that I took the shot or that I didn’t because that giant buck is now gone and the pee is slowly freezing my pants to my shaky legs.

From: LINK
08-Nov-19
No. Not as he stands. Draw and try to stop him in one of the clearings.

From: Fields
08-Nov-19
no

08-Nov-19
You need to trim out some of those saplings next year!

From: midwest
08-Nov-19
Public land....no trimming.

From: Boatman71
08-Nov-19
Nope not where he stands. That's coming from a guy that occasionally will push it to make a shot, I wouldn't push that one though. The needle eye is just a bit small for my liking.

From: skull
08-Nov-19
Nop

From: LBshooter
08-Nov-19
Negative. If you want to take a ham shot maybe but the lungs , noooo.

From: elkmtngear
08-Nov-19
No I couldn't take it...but I'd drive myself insane, hoping he takes just a couple steps....

From: Boreal
08-Nov-19
Perfect opportunity for the ol' hamblaster!

From: BigOzzie
08-Nov-19
I have used small branches or obstructions as an aiming point before, knowing my slow moving wood arrow would arch over the marked point and miss the obstructions on it's way to the target, buttttt, I don't even see a point on this one where that will work.

likely just going to watch this one walk away.

oz

From: JTV
08-Nov-19
Where he is... NOPE ... no bow shot ... if he moves and there is a clearing/open shot, sure .... however, by my standards and the size buck I'll shoot, he will not be shot ..

From: RogBow
08-Nov-19
Not where he is currently standing.

From: Genesis
08-Nov-19
In four years when he’s a shooter the saplings will be thicker so no shot ever unfortunately

From: GF
08-Nov-19
“I have used small branches or obstructions as an aiming point before, knowing my slow moving wood arrow would arch over the marked point and miss the obstructions on it's way to the target, ”

I did that once. Lucky for me it was a really slender twig and I just barely clipped it, so my arrow hit only about 6” from where I was holding and I got a clean kill out of the deal anyway.

I’ve learned how to SEE through obstructions, but I’m real careful about not trying to SHOOT through very much.

That’s no shot at all for me. I’d just end up with an arrow parked in a tree... or knowing that I had hit only because I missed.

From: Grey Ghost
08-Nov-19
It would depend on how far away the deer is. It’s difficult for me to judge from the video. I’ve squeezed arrows thru tighter openings, but they were under 20 yard chip shots.

Matt

From: Woods Walker
08-Nov-19
From where he was standing throughout the video? No way.

From: Bou'bound
09-Nov-19
If you shoot him just say you shot a 175 incher five years early.

From: midwest
09-Nov-19
GG.....like it says in the post....15 yards.

09-Nov-19
Only with a cross bow.. at last light..

From: JTV
09-Nov-19
"Only with a cross bow.. at last light " and over a bait dump ....... ;0( ...

From: Corn bore
10-Nov-19
Hamblaster!! otherwise with a bow no.

From: Mr.C
11-Nov-19
yep I can hit a 2"x2" square at 20 yard's so I'm confident I could make that

From: Grey Ghost
11-Nov-19
Sorry, I missed the 15 yards part. In that case, Im shooting. I figure if I can shoot 300 point 3-spot rounds at 20 yards, I can get an arrow thru that opening.

Matt

From: Busta'Ribs
11-Nov-19
No way am I shooting. I've had enough shoulder shot/no penetration hits in my life, so no thank you. If he was 6" further forward and the open/clear spot through the branches wasn't so tight to the shoulder I might try it. But I'd have to be in the moment, and calculating based on his approach, if he's likely to offer a better shot than that. Honestly, at 15 yards, the opening is big enough to thread the needle, but that opening is just a little too far forward for me to be comfortable with the shot.

From: midwest
11-Nov-19

midwest's embedded Photo
midwest's embedded Photo
Hit him here and watch him fall.

From: Grey Ghost
11-Nov-19
Oh boy, I see a "V versus crease" debate brewing. ;-)

Seriously, Midwest's pic shows a very lethal window that's at least the size of a grapefruit. If you can't hit that at 15 yards, you should keep practicing until you can, IMO.

Matt

From: Shiras42
11-Nov-19
I think it is a good shot to take. You have a small opening to a deadly shot. Yes it is small, but if you hit a branch the arrow deflects most likely harmlessly away. You make the opening and that deer is dead.

From: Ziek
11-Nov-19
"...but if you hit a branch the arrow deflects most likely harmlessly away."

Or just as likely, where you don't want it to go. If you are confident in making the shot, fine. But not based on that reasoning.

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