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Well I’m going to say it, hunting with a compound is difficult, humbling, and awful.  I am teaching myself to shoot I can hit a target in the bullseye, but only wound deer.  It’s just not fair to them anymore. I’m going back to the trustee crossbow because I am frustrated  to my max, it is either put it down for the year or run it through my bearing press and bend it up into a circle 

"Your short on ears and long on mouth"

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Try not to give up. There's nothing more I love then sitting in my tree with my compound. It's definitely not the easiest thing to hunt with, but it's extremely rewarding when you take a deer with one. I have pretty much given up all gun hunting, and just hunt with my compound. I hunted for 6 years with the compound before I finally killed my first deer (2002.) I was getting beyond frustrated. My father always told me, over and over, "once you get your first, they will go down like dominos." I was convinced I wasn't meant to kill a deer with the bow. In those first 6 years I had COUNTLESS misses and wounds. I was ready to give up several times. Once I killed my first in 2002, it gave me the confidence I needed. I have killed close to 100 deer with the compound since 2002. The advice that was given to me, that helped a lot, was something so simple.. PICK A SPOT. It sounds so basic, but it's really one of the fundamentals to hunting. Don't shoot at the animal, shoot at the spot. I even went so far as to write "PICK A SPOT" on a very small piece of paper, and taped it with clear tape to my bow riser, so I was forced to see it every time I drew back. It sounds dumb as hell, but it helped me so much, I can't even explain it. Don't give up, it will be so rewarding when you kill one with the compound!

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I’m gonna lay out the obvious. If you can hit a bullseye then the areas I’d venture to guess your having trouble is picking a spot/follow through/keep staring st the spot and not peeking for the arrow. And chance are your form is off shooting from a  Tree stand. 

 

Honestly this new equipment compares to 20-30 years ago makes it almost too easy. 

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17 minutes ago, Livesintrees said:

How’s about start with telling us what the problem is

Well opening day I shot one and she just ran off (there was meat in the Broadhead), I think I clipped the front shoulder.   Yesterday I shot under one at 20 yards. Today was a broadside shot slightly quartering towards me. The exit would was bleeding but not much blood on arrow or ground. Deer went 300 yards and couldn’t find it.   I just want to give up becaause they is going to need to be another veterinarian hospital in Blairstown to just keep up with the deer I’ve wounded. The compound is so difficult to kill a deer it sucks

"Your short on ears and long on mouth"

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2 minutes ago, Rutting Buck said:

Well opening day I shot one and she just ran off (there was meat in the Broadhead), I think I clipped the front shoulder.   Yesterday I shot under one at 20 yards. Today was a broadside shot slightly quartering towards me. The exit would was bleeding but not much blood on arrow or ground. Deer went 300 yards and couldn’t find it.   I just want to give up becaause they is going to need to be another veterinarian hospital in Blairstown to just keep up with the deer I’ve wounded. The compound is so difficult to kill a deer it sucks

Did you read my above post?

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27 minutes ago, Livesintrees said:

I’m gonna lay out the obvious. If you can hit a bullseye then the areas I’d venture to guess your having trouble is picking a spot/follow through/keep staring st the spot and not peeking for the arrow. And chance are your form is off shooting from a  Tree stand.

I agree with Livesintrees, have to stay focused on a spot, good form ( mostly bend at the waist when shooting from a treestand) and the one that I used to have trouble with was peeking at the arrow after the shot. Stick with it and it will all come together for you! Good luck :up:

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4 minutes ago, Livesintrees said:

Who setup your bow? And have you gotten lessons? Not to sound like like a dick but it’s not that difficult 

No worries I can shoot it but the deer don’t go down. Maybe I suck, maybe these deer are secretly super deer. All I know is when I use the crossbow they die in 35yards.   I’m just frustrated and can’t understand what is happening. Maybe it’s deer fever, but now I feel if I ever take it out again this year and I shoot a deer it’s just going to be wounded

"Your short on ears and long on mouth"

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Listen I live close you can stop over I can help but I give you credit for posting my friend.  I had a few years like your having it’s s mind Game. Nothing wrong with the crossbow if you so choose. Whatever brings more fun and it’s not fun to wound deer 

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2 minutes ago, Rutting Buck said:

No worries I can shoot it but the deer don’t go down. Maybe I suck, maybe these deer are secretly super deer. All I know is when I use the crossbow they die in 35yards.   I’m just frustrated and can’t understand what is happening. Maybe it’s deer fever, but now I feel if I ever take it out again this year and I shoot a deer it’s just going to be wounded

 Hate to say it but it’s not the bow. What is your setup. What bow. What arrows. Whatbdrawlength. What weight. What Broadhead. Did you tune the bow to shot the Broadheads. Etc. 

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15 minutes ago, Livesintrees said:

Which I why I asked about his setup. Sticking a piece of paper and punching a Broadhead through a deer are two different animals. 

I have no idea what my set up is....  I just started this year about 8 months ago. I had my bow set up at Targeteers. 30 inch draw I think, 60 pound draw shooting Easton bow fire 330’s

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