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"Missed by that Much"...Maxwell Smart

Discussion in 'Hunting' started by MrDig, Nov 20, 2005.

  1. MrDig

    MrDig Participating Member

    Nov 1, 2005
    Where all the women are strong, the men are good l
    I was in an improvised ground blind today, read I was too lazy to bring a tree stand. Any way It was about 2:30pm CST and I settled into a spot on the WMA I hunt. For some time all there was to see were some other Hunters who were a little too close as they walked in. One actually tried to post in a spot that took 75% of my shooting area away. He saw me and quietely moved off. Another thing I saw was the BIGGEST Red Tailed Hawk I have ever witnessed. The acrobatics were amazing as it whirled and bucked the wind to keep its eyes on its prey, Then like a lighening bolt it dropped below the tree line. Didn't see it after that. About 4:00 pm the farm hounds in some neighboring Private land started going berzerk, and Low and behold just to my north two large whitetail does walked right up on me. I noticed the movement out of the corner of my eye and turned my head to see them standing spittin distance away. The front doe Bolted as soon as I moved and the rear one did likewise. The buck behind them wheeled and ran so I never got a shot at him, and as I got the gun on the smaller rear doe she sprang to leap something in the field, my shot went low. Running at a good clip she was gone before a second shot could be made.
    Tomorrow is my last day to hunt so I'm hittin the sack to try one last time.
  2. Atticus

    Atticus Senior Member

    Dec 24, 2002
    That's funny...the same thing happened to me today, although I was bow hunting unfortunately. I brought my stand along, but I got there late and decided to hunt on the ground instead. I put myself in between the root- ball of a fallen tree and a brush pile. Had two nice bucks within 50 feet but the brush was a little too thick to shoot through. They slowly drifted away and then about 30 minutes later I hear the crunch,crunch, crunch of leaves behind me and the sound is getting closer. I look over the root ball and here are three does walking quickly right at me. I sat back down and hoped they would walk by...but they didn't...they just stopped. I look over my left shoulder and there's a doe looking at me through the roots (about 3 feet away). She blew, and off thye went. I just busted out laughing. I was just scouting and really didn't care if I got one today. I sat there for about another hour just watching and listening to a Redtail Hawk. Then I picked out a couple of well placed trees for the climber and did some clearing for next time. It was a nice morning. Just got home a bit ago and had a hot bowl of Lawdog's Texas Chicken Soup and a Shiner. I'll take a day like this one anytime.

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