Stoping deer

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Do you stop deer for the shot?

Most of the time I stop them
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36%
Most of the time I shoot them walking or wait for a natural shot.
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50/50 every situation is different
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36%
 
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Re: Stoping deer

Unread postby wmihunter » Sun Sep 09, 2012 1:35 pm

i bleated a nice 150" 8 pt chasing a doe at approx 15 miles an hour and he stopped way faster than expected and out of range.
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Re: Stoping deer

Unread postby Tadmdad » Sun Sep 09, 2012 1:54 pm

Not usually a consideration, the longbow is moving 180gr at about 3450 fps.
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Re: Stoping deer

Unread postby MOBIGBUCKS » Tue Sep 11, 2012 2:58 am

Learned my lesson on stopping deer...I'll be shooting by surprise from now on.
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Re: Stoping deer

Unread postby Bucky » Tue Sep 11, 2012 3:22 am

I blew a shot on a giant (dropped off the planet on the shot at 30 yards) by mouth stopping em... I don't anymore
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Re: Stoping deer

Unread postby BowtechHunting » Tue Sep 11, 2012 10:49 pm

Bucky wrote:I blew a shot on a giant (dropped off the planet on the shot at 30 yards) by mouth stopping em... I don't anymore


Ha same thing happened to me (but he wasn't a giant). I tried that on a doe and she didn't even bother looking as to where the noise was coming from, she just bolted! No more mouth stopping for me. If they stop fine, if not oh well, it wasn't meant to be.
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Re: Stoping deer

Unread postby UntouchableNess » Wed Sep 12, 2012 2:39 pm

PredatorTC wrote:When you have a buck walking in front of you do you bleat at him and stop him. I used to but i would often bleat too loud and they would take off like a missile.

This cost me the biggest buck I have seen from the bow stand. :cry:

Since then, I don't try to stop them.
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Re: Stoping deer

Unread postby jonsimoneau » Sat Sep 15, 2012 12:27 am

I don't stop them unless I have too which is not very often. I only hunt with a recurve. Sometimes if they are walking kinda fast out past twenty yards I will stop them. But anything walking 20 and under requires very little lead even with a slow recurve.
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Re: Stoping deer

Unread postby UntouchableNess » Thu Mar 28, 2013 9:53 am

oops, double post.
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Re: Stoping deer

Unread postby Czabs » Thu Mar 28, 2013 10:12 am

I don't make any noise unless it is running and I have to try to get him to stop.
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Re: Stoping deer

Unread postby Stanley » Thu Mar 28, 2013 3:42 pm

I haven't stopped a buck to kill him for many years (18). I got hooked on a nice 11 point buck he just didn't stop where I wanted him to.
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Re: Stoping deer

Unread postby JakeJD » Fri Mar 29, 2013 1:20 am

I have stopped the majority of the deer that I have killed or shot at. I am rethinking this strategy though.

I initially figured that most of my hunting ground is pretty low pressure, so the deer shouldn't be walking on pins and needles. However, I had a doe walking at 30 yards last year, which I mouth bleated to stop for the shot. I was already drawn and ready, but she ducked and completely spun out of my arrows path. I wish that I had video of the shot because it was pretty amazing.
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