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.
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.
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.
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