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Re: how do you react after the moment of truth

Unread postby VA5326 » Sun Jul 24, 2011 5:03 am

This is a good topic. The biggest buck I've killed to date (fFall 0f 2010) I sat in the stand for four hours because I thought I had made a terrible shot on him. No real adrenaline dump or celebrating or anything else . Turns out I made an excellent quartering away shot, I did kind of lose it when I walked up on him. It happened way too fast for me to even solicit a reaction though. Jump back two years ago I was hunting an area where i knew a Big 8 hung out at. I had only seen a few times though. I snuck in during a light rain (wind was perfect) and the moment it stopped raining I saw movement, I glassed and it was the big 8. I could barely keep it together waiting for a good shot. He trotted in and stopped about 30 yds from me and I put it on him. He runs directly towards my tree and jumps the creek and collapses (i.e. much easier drag for me: ) ) I did a dance in the tree and basically high fived myself. It took me about an hour to calm down before I got out of the tree. I guess the point i'm trying to make is the longer the deer is in sight and the longer you have to wait for a good shot, the more drama and the adrenaline builds in your system but thats just me though.

BTW, Stan Potts is by far the most dramatic whereas Greg Miller can kill a B&C world record and not even get an elevated heart rate let alone breathe one hard breath. :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:


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Re: how do you react after the moment of truth

Unread postby Uncle Lou » Mon Jul 25, 2011 2:20 pm

Fun topic to read. I get excited when I see the first deer of any hunt. Then I seem to calm down. I have high fived and embraced a fellow hunter when we get to a dead animal.
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Re: how do you react after the moment of truth

Unread postby Sam Ubl » Wed Jul 27, 2011 4:19 am

Leading up to the shot, I stay innately calm and collected. You have to, it's the only way to do your job well. It's funny, in the cold of November when I've been trying to beat the chill in my bones, when I see a good deer I plan to shoot, I no longer feel the cold. Once I seal the deal, that is when notice myself trembling. Called it emotions, call it my bodies attempt to warm back up, call it what you will but it's exhilirating. That's usually when I'll pull out my phone and let a few know that I just smoked one and that I'm still sitting in my tree.
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Re: how do you react after the moment of truth

Unread postby muddy » Wed Jul 27, 2011 4:22 am

VA5326 wrote:BTW, Stan Potts is by far the most dramatic whereas Greg Miller can kill a B&C world record and not even get an elevated heart rate let alone breathe one hard breath. :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:


Stan is overly dramatic, playing it up for the camera in my opinion.

I'd agree on Greg Miller, another guy who has about as much emotion as a stump is Steve Snow. He shot a couple 200+ inch deer and calmly looks over to the camera and says, "That's a pretty good buck"

Did you see Greg shoot that 174 on video a few years ago? Only time I ever saw him get goofy, he stuttered quite a bit.
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Re: how do you react after the moment of truth

Unread postby tim » Wed Jul 27, 2011 4:46 am

i sometimes think ther hooting and hollering etc... is for camera purposes, would they really do this if they were the only person in the tree? plus i feel like im doing something very bad in my woods when i would otherwise be as stealthy as possible :lol: i just cant make that kind of noise out there.


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