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Congrats Jersey! Well I was out several days this past week. I had a great time, saw a lot of fantastic things. But you know how they say, "you have one chance at a good one each year"... well I hope that is not the case. On Friday the 8th I had a very nice buck come in dogging a doe. Long story short they passed by my blind at about 4 yards and I was ready when he stepped into the opening. I had set my anchor, I was settled and ready. As he came into view and exposed his shoulder I carefully settled the pin on him and began slowly applying pressure on the release... he turned hard to his right to look back up the hill, about a thousandth of a second before the release let go. The arrow hit him at an extreme quartering away angle and I believe slid between his shoulder blade and rib cage. I gave him plenty of time, found watery tissue blood, not vital area blood, tracked him a long way, searched for a long time, searched a second day, watched on the third day for turkey vultures or crows concentrating on something, but nothing. I do not believe it ended up being a fatal hit. Hopefully I will see him limping around somewhere later in the year. Sick, sad, disappointed, sorry for wounding him, just a few of the emotions I felt. I know we are all familiar with them in one way or another. Hopefully he will survive and not get some kind of infection or something. There are others, hopefully another one will give me an opportunity and that was not my "one chance per year."
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