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post #1 of 23 (permalink) Old 12-30-2011, 04:45 PM Thread Starter
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doe jumped the string!

Hunted Thursday morning, had 5 doe in range for a half hour,only shot I had was straight on at 20 yards. I didn't shoot because I don't like chest shots with a bow. The lead doe knew there was something wrong but not quite sure what I was. She came around me at 30 yards broadside but a little skiddish. I put the 30 yard crosshair centerd behind the sholder and sent the goldtip with a thunderhead 125 on it's way out of my Excalibur Equinox. The doe jumped the string and the arrow went over her! I didn't hold on the lower third, mistake on my part.
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wow thats a smart doe you just never know i wish i could get one close enough to try my crossbow lol
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Re: doe jumped the string!

Ah man that's bowhunting for ya. Good think you didn't take the straight on shot. Thank you.

Did you aim halfway up on the doe? I shot a doe this year with my compound just over 30 yards. Aimed at the bottom third. She jumped the string and I got her in her spine. Just goes to show how quick the reflexes are of deer.

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post #4 of 23 (permalink) Old 12-31-2011, 03:44 PM
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I know hard to wait when you know that the deer are a little worked up but the best thing to do is wait them out. they can literaly fly when they know what is comming and I have found this out about a half dozen times or so over the past few years due to my lack of patience.
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Held for the center lungs!
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post #6 of 23 (permalink) Old 01-06-2012, 03:04 PM
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funny....so many people think that crossbows are so fast that a deer can not jump the string....unless you can get one that will outshoot the speed of sound...1125 fps....jumping the string is always a possibility
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I "hear" you brother...pun intended.

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I had a big doe jump over my arrow about 2 weeks ago...45 yard shot, looking right at me. Missed about a foot under her chest right after she leaped straight up. She had a will to survive that day.

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45 yards, looking right at ya, huh?

Alrighty then!
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post #10 of 23 (permalink) Old 01-09-2012, 04:18 AM
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Re: doe jumped the string!

tuff for sure, but i won't try a shot on a deer that thinks something is up like that doe was....to easy for a bad wounding shot and long track job........bob

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