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Just curious, I know everyone does this differently depending on the situation, but I’m sure there are some similarities.
Joined: 10/3/2005No good answer in that list. I draw when he’s looking away……or his head’s behind a tree……when another deer’s not there to bust me….etc…
Too many factors involved to pick one of those answers.
KILL EM ALL
Joined: 1/18/2006I draw when ever I get the chance of not being bustedOf course, assume an ethical 20 yards shot broadside or quartering away, when he’s not looking at you.
The question is how long before that shot presents itself do you draw.
Joined: 2/22/2007I’ll only pull back when he’s: 1.) within range 2.) has his head turned or behind a tree 3.) presents a high-percentage shotI have to have a good shot and the deer is not looking right at me, also no other deer around to bust me.
Joined: 6/28/2004when the timing is perfect……and experience over the last 35 yrs……tells me when that is……Somewhere in the mountains of West Virginia....
Jeff K in IL
Joined: 11/1/2005The best time, whenever that is. It cannot be predicted until a few seconds before the shot!Usually it’s the deer that will dictate when you draw back.
Joined: 2/24/2006You lost me when you said, “You see a decent buck coming in…”
Like others have said, I do not draw at any certain distance, but rather when I feel I have the best chance of not getting busted by the deer. If the deer are walking down a trail I am hunting, I might draw and just let them walk into the shooting lane.
Other times, I wait until the deer is looking way and/or behind a tree."The party in Hades has been canceled due to fire.All good answers. I was recalling last year’s buck, I had to draw and let down three times before I could get off a worthy shot, even though he was not 20 yds away.
But many times I think all of this is happening at a subconscous level- heart an adrenalin is pumping and practice/instinct takes over. Kind of like not remembering the exact moment when the release goes off.
No good answer in that list. I draw when he’s looking away……or his head’s behind a tree……when another deer’s not there to bust me….etc…
Too many factors involved to pick one of those answers.[/quote:311lp7mf]
I agree but picked the last who would not wait until he’s behind a tree. If there is an obvious run that leads him past a tree No brainer.
Joined: 7/11/2006Unless I know hes gonna come in closer Im gonna take the first good shot I get, and Im gonna draw at the first oppurtunity I get.
Joined: 4/17/2007case by case decision. if he is on the move I wouldnt be too scared to draw at 40 yards but we all know how slow the big boys can move. I would hate to draw and then get stuck holding it.
when the timing is perfect……and experience over the last 35 yrs……tells me when that is……
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