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Do you get nervous when shooting a big buck?

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Do you guys get nervous?

Unread postby dan » Wed Feb 17, 2010 12:51 pm

Hey all you predators, do you guys get nervous when its time to drop the string on a big ol slob buck?


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Re: Do you guys get nervous?

Unread postby huntinnurse » Wed Feb 17, 2010 2:12 pm

Heck I get nervous when I shoot a doe!!!!!! Hope that feeling never leaves!!!!!!
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Re: Do you guys get nervous?

Unread postby lungbuster » Fri Feb 19, 2010 12:11 pm

I don't usually get nervous before the shot anymore..........but get the shakes after loosing the arrow.
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Re: Do you guys get nervous?

Unread postby Uncle Lou » Sat Feb 20, 2010 2:05 pm

now granted I have never shot anything huge (outside of a 600lb elk with 5 pts a side), but I have never shaken at the shot (that I am aware of). I go in the zone and thank goodness it (the subconscience predator) takes over.
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Re: Do you guys get nervous?

Unread postby Zap » Sat Feb 20, 2010 5:57 pm

I get a little gittery if I have to watch em for long.
But when its time to move I am rock solid, I think. :mrgreen:

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Re: Do you guys get nervous?

Unread postby Arrowbender » Sun Feb 21, 2010 5:26 am

Yes, I get nervous as sometimes. Most often it's very controllable, but on occasion, it's bad maybe feverish. It has cost me a few, and a few more long trails, but I imagine if that goes a way so will the hunger. Fun.
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Re: Do you guys get nervous?

Unread postby hunt n nut » Sun Feb 21, 2010 8:54 am

I only shot two big bucks and I too get nervous even when I'm gonna shoot a doe. I agree with huntinnurse, I hope that never goes away :)
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Re: Do you guys get nervous?

Unread postby matt1336 » Sun Feb 21, 2010 9:42 am

Yeah I do. I think it's one of the area's I need to improve on as a bow hunter. I'm getting better though. To bad it's cost me a couple nice ones. I make awesome shots on does though!
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Re: Do you guys get nervous?

Unread postby dan » Sun Feb 21, 2010 12:16 pm

I make awesome shots on does though!


Good point... Nervous or not, when a buck we really want comes in, I think a lot of us rush the shot worrying about him getting away. 1st half way good shot and an arrow gets loosed.
Does on the other hand, most guys with a ton of them under there belt don't really care to much if it gets away, so they wait patiently till the perfect opportunity presents itself...
Not saying its right, just thinking if we are honest, this probably happens more than we would like to admit.
At least by understanding that this is going on, we can work on correcting it.
I will probably get some crap for this, and maybe I deserve it, but I have lost a much higher percentage of the bucks I shoot at, than the does.
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Re: Do you guys get nervous?

Unread postby ramblinman » Sun Feb 21, 2010 5:04 pm

Like zap said! If I have watch and wait for awhile the anticipation builds, but if it happens at a steady pace I don't get as nervous, alittle heavy breathing after the shot. It's only human. The adrenaline is great. without that, half the fun is gone
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Re: Do you guys get nervous?

Unread postby Scot » Mon Feb 22, 2010 2:03 am

My heart rate definitely speeds up.Especially so when I don't have much cover and don't feel like I can move with out being picked off.The other things that contribute to my nervousness are if I am cold,cold and excited gets me shaking more than any other time.I purposely over dress some times so I wont shiver.If I am warm and concealed I am much calmer.Makes auto pilot a lot easier.
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Re: Do you guys get nervous?

Unread postby PLB » Mon Feb 22, 2010 3:42 am

ramblinman wrote:Like zap said! If I have watch and wait for awhile the anticipation builds, but if it happens at a steady pace I don't get as nervous, alittle heavy breathing after the shot. It's only human. The adrenaline is great. without that, half the fun is gone

Yeah If a deer holds up or takes a long time to get in range I get nervous! If they come in on a string I can hold it together and focus on the vitals. After I release the arrow though I turn to mush :lol: :lol:
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Re: Do you guys get nervous?

Unread postby Dor » Mon Feb 22, 2010 4:32 am

lungbuster wrote:I don't usually get nervous before the shot anymore..........but get the shakes after loosing the arrow.

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Re: Do you guys get nervous?

Unread postby tresleggos » Mon Feb 22, 2010 11:20 am

i usually dont unless a true slob......after the shot i get really bad shakes sometimes other kinda calm
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Re: Do you guys get nervous?

Unread postby stikbow26 » Tue Feb 23, 2010 2:27 am

I never seem to until after the shot then I fall apart!!Walt


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