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Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Montgomery County, PA, USA
Thumb on the rail?
Last Friday, missed my chance at a slam-dunk doe. Had her slightly quartering away at 30 yards, took the shot, and instantly felt as if my thumb had been slammed in a door. Judging by the way that the deer (3) acted and no blood or hair on the ground after the shot (never found the bolt), I'm positive I whiffed. I've owned crossbows since they became legal for the general public to use, so I'm not new to this, I've never got stung in the thumb before, while hunting or practicing, but they only thing I can think happened was that I had my front-hand thumb curled onto the rail, instead of down by the grip.
I'm fine with a clean miss, happens to the best of us. I will be more conscious of where my thumb is in the future. My question is, has this ever happened to anyone else?
Catch & release is for guys who don't know how to cook