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Author Topic: DPD misses one  (Read 567 times)

Offline DPD

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DPD misses one
« on: May 15, 2015, 05:00:18 AM »
Just occurred shot over the bird. We'll better luck next time


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Offline MichiganLouie

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Re: DPD misses one
« Reply #1 on: May 15, 2015, 06:25:36 AM »
Years ago, I had two birds come in, about 20 yds away.  took a shot at the bird in front, and it did a somersault and took off running.  turned out that I shot way too low.  Looking around I saw where the shot had plowed a furrow in the foreground. 
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Re: DPD misses one
« Reply #2 on: May 15, 2015, 06:52:31 AM »
Not hard to do, its a big bird but we shoot at such a small part of it.

Keep at it I'm sure there are more out there or maybe he'll offer another chance.

For the record i have missed two to date. And I had one I hit but was unable to recover (shot with an xbow, I would much rather have a clean miss)
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Re: DPD misses one
« Reply #3 on: May 15, 2015, 08:23:21 AM »
 Just proves the best of us miss once in a while. That's what makes it hunting, and so much fun. Hope your next bird is even bigger when you tag him.

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Re: DPD misses one
« Reply #4 on: May 15, 2015, 09:17:05 AM »
yep done that before
turkey season was a wet one now on to deer hunting in October





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Re: DPD misses one
« Reply #5 on: May 15, 2015, 05:51:21 PM »
Missed the first bird I ever shot at and missed him high! Went home and read everything I could to find out what I did and apparently didn't have my cheeck tight on the stock. Haven't made the same mistake since. (not to say I can't but just haen't!). My first lesson I was crushed but hopefully learned my lesson. Regroujp and get out there again!
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Re: DPD misses one
« Reply #6 on: May 15, 2015, 07:41:31 PM »
it happens. better luck next time
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Re: DPD misses one
« Reply #7 on: May 15, 2015, 08:22:39 PM »
Amazing how easy it is to miss a relatively close bird with a shotgun.  These tight chokes are great at a distance, but up close there's not much margin for error and that bird generally isn't keeping his neck as still as the targets we pattern on.   I've given a bird a good scare before as well, without drawing blood.  Hang in there, I'm afraid it's gonna happen to everyone sooner or later.
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Re: DPD misses one
« Reply #8 on: May 18, 2015, 08:38:31 AM »
Been there done that....good luck on the next one...

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Re: DPD misses one
« Reply #9 on: May 18, 2015, 09:41:29 AM »
It happens to everyone sooner or later at least you got a shot I ain't had one close enough to even think about shooting.
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