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tritn8

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I've been hunting with a bow long enough that I shouldn't lose all composure when I'm getting ready for a shot, but sometimes I just can't overcome it.  It doesn't seem to matter big deer or little deer, and it doesn't always happen.  Don't get me wrong, I'm glad that even a small doe gets my heart beating because I think that is part of the excitement of hunting, I just wish my normal and subconscious shot process didn't go flying out of my brain when it happens.
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Not even a possibility, never, not a chance!! OK, maybe once a long time ago... but I'm almost over it. [biggrin] 
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Maybe not a complete moron but the bigger the deer the more I forget.....like picking a spot!  Frank
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Who says a deer has to be involved???
When it comes to archery there have been many times I have felt like a complete moron! LOL

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to answer your question, probably.  it may be the reason i'm not any more successful than i am. [bawl]
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ABSOLUTELY!
I have  calmly watched deer or pigs feed for 20 minutes, and the minute I decide I am taking a shot my heart starts racing...as others have said, hope that never changes

BTW, on the Traditional Wilderness Podcast this week Jason is talking about buck fever

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O- yea

sitting on the ground one very windy evening I had a magazine buck come up beside me and  about 15 yards away to my side  and behind a thick laureal bush  he started working a rub

I slid to my knees  and was ready for when he came out from that bush, and ready for 15 to 20 minutes  and he never steped out ;would rub the look up  and look right threw me and around -everything was blowing and moving like crazy in the wind
 finally he stepped out  and I started to draw and I went to shaking so bad   (I mean bad) my arrow took off like I was shooting at the space shuttle

so windy he never heard the shot- took a few steps and stopped and some how I vibrated another arrow on the string and shot again even worse then the first

I got one more shot at about 35 yards and  that wasn't any better 
  I just started laughing - and kept on vibrating as he walked off

Yep felt like a Moron , infact King of the Morons



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Turn into. ? Nope. Everybody says i am a complete moron all the time. 'Cept when the bread is starting to smell good.
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I did too !

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Oh boy , even with all the game I’ve taken over the years it still gets my heart beating when I decide to take the shot and the excitement that’s still there after the shot. It’s a total RUSH !!!!!!
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It's been known to happen! 
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Not as bad as I used to do. My biggest issue now is I sometimes get short of breath and tend to rush things a bit.
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Easier for me when it happens fast, the longer I think, the more worked up I can get
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Deer have the same effect on me...sometimes...funny, but no other animals do...don't know why...
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I'm calm and in complete control with deer around me, until I decide to shoot one!
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