Do you guys get nervous?

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Do you get nervous when shooting a big buck?

Yes. Before the shot.
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After the shot
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56%
No. not at all
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Re: Do you guys get nervous?

Unread postby Dewey » Sat Aug 19, 2017 7:53 am

WV Bowhunter wrote:I get the shakes after the shot. Never much had an issue before, but after I can barely take a drink from my water bottle without spilling it all over me.

Me too. Awesome feeling isn't it. 8-)


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Re: Do you guys get nervous?

Unread postby Boogieman1 » Sat Aug 19, 2017 8:02 am

I have actually vomited acouple times after a shot, suspect from adrenaline over load. Both cases I had to watch the buck for an extremely long time up close b4 I got the shot. I do feel if I ever hunted out of state, waited 4 years for a Iowa tag, and was on the last eve hunt of a 5 day trip some nerves might be in the equation lol!
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Re: Do you guys get nervous?

Unread postby Josh_S » Sat Aug 19, 2017 8:18 am

Yes absolutely after the shot. And I hope it never goes away!
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Re: Do you guys get nervous?

Unread postby WV Bowhunter » Sat Aug 19, 2017 8:39 am

Dewey wrote:
WV Bowhunter wrote:I get the shakes after the shot. Never much had an issue before, but after I can barely take a drink from my water bottle without spilling it all over me.

Me too. Awesome feeling isn't it. 8-)
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Re: Do you guys get nervous?

Unread postby Jonny » Sat Aug 19, 2017 8:42 am

I'm nervous before and after the shot, more so before. Afterwards I get the buck fever going but when I know I got him, I'm grinning ear to ear. Need to work on execution of the shot, but that's the reason I hunt. You just can't get that excitement anywhere else
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Re: Do you guys get nervous?

Unread postby Southern Man » Sat Aug 19, 2017 8:46 am

Dewey wrote:
WV Bowhunter wrote:I get the shakes after the shot. Never much had an issue before, but after I can barely take a drink from my water bottle without spilling it all over me.

Me too. Awesome feeling isn't it. 8-)


That's me too. And yea it is awesome :mrgreen:
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Re: Do you guys get nervous?

Unread postby Bonecrusher101 » Sat Aug 19, 2017 9:52 am

I voted for after the shot. I am excited before the shot, but I am usually so focused that I don't realize it. After the shot it takes me a while to calm back down.
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Re: Do you guys get nervous?

Unread postby john1984 » Sat Aug 19, 2017 10:18 am

My first few gun seasons any deer would get me shaking before the shot. I still get a little nervous now with the bow but not nearly as much.


I get nervous when I'm looking for the first splash of blood
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Re: Do you guys get nervous?

Unread postby NorthStar » Sat Aug 19, 2017 10:29 am

I get nervous just being in the stand and anticipating the possibility of a shot. Especially early season. I get dry mouth which means I need to bring water and morning hunt nerves make me have to go to the bathroom. I have ruined a few hunts this way.
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Re: Do you guys get nervous?

Unread postby stash59 » Sat Aug 19, 2017 10:33 am

All depends. Got pretty good at controlling things with elk. I fight it harder with whitetails though. Does and bucks. So I didn't vote. Sometimes it's before during and after. But if that rush was gone. I'd quit.
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Re: Do you guys get nervous?

Unread postby Noreast10pt » Sat Aug 19, 2017 11:21 am

I voted after the shot, I always get excited when a deer first comes in to sight but by the time it's close enough to shoot at I'm so focused it's like tunnel vision until after the shot then I usually get some shakes and take a few minutes to calm down.
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Re: Do you guys get nervous?

Unread postby northeast beast » Sat Aug 19, 2017 1:32 pm

PLB wrote:
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:


What elwe can you do but wait and wait and you can't think about anything else so yes it gets bad when things move slow....but good bucks usually do move slow lol
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Re: Do you guys get nervous?

Unread postby hunter10 » Sat Aug 19, 2017 1:50 pm

I would of said yes but the last 2 out of 3 mature bucks I have killed I have been more relaxed and ready than I would of thought before hand. Last buck I killed I got nervous and anxious as I was running out of light and after snort wheezing him in and watching him cut the distance doing that pissed off side step.. make anyone shake
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Re: Do you guys get nervous?

Unread postby Jhand » Sat Aug 19, 2017 1:55 pm

I don't really get nervous until after the shot when I have time to process what just happened. Once the deer comes in and I grab my bow and see a shot opportunity it's just like my brain goes into auto pilot. After the shot I start shaking as I replay everything in my head. Usually I calm down right before it's time to check my arrow, I always wait 30mins after the shot.
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Re: Do you guys get nervous?

Unread postby csoult » Sat Aug 19, 2017 2:37 pm

After the shot for sure. Before it's more of a focus type of thing.


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