True Grit Farms":wjxm2vmr said:
I'm guilty of shooting at a deer that I wasn't positive was a deer. Once I started to think about it it scared and worried me to death till I went and found the deer. Here's the story, I shot a big buck in the point of shoulder at 15 yds and he ran into a pine thicket somehow. I was nervous and knew there was no way I could of missed the buck, but I was in shock as he he ran about 30 yds in woods I could see him through. When I stood up in my stand to try and calm my nerves and get the cramps out of my legs I saw what I thought was a deer tail twitching in a hole about 10 yds into the thicket that the buck ran into. I raised my rifle and put the X about a foot forward of where I THOUGHT the tail - ham was and shot. At that point I wasn't sure if I hit the deer or not because the woods were so thick.
I'm not sure why I started to think that maybe it wasn't a deer tail I saw before I shot the second, but I did and pure panic overwhelmed me. Needless to say I was very happy and relieved once I found the buck laying dead where I had shot the second time. I ASSUMED it was the same buck when I shot the second time but wasn't a 100%, and that will never again.
Even on private family property behind locked gates you still need to know 100% what your target is before you pull the trigger. A deer is not worth someone's life......deadbeats, freeloaders and liberals?
I admire your honesty. That is one of your most worthy traits. It does appear that as ye have notable qualities, a flaw is becoming apparent. I only mention this because you are open and honest. The flaw is the same as the one you exhibited in the Black Security Guard incident- you did not feel safe! This incident involves a bad case of nerves that had you making misjudgments that could have resulted in a life altering event. May I, only because we are such good friends, suggest that you carry a flask of your favorite whiskey.
When you feel a bad case of nerves coming on, take a swig.