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This morning was my first chance to get into the woods. There is a 1100 acre public land area about 4 miles from the house and that is where I decided to hunt.

I got to the WMA and started slipping down an old logging road. After an hour and a half I saw movement not very far away and began my stalk. It didn't take long before I was within about 8 yards. Talk about getting close. When he wasn't looking I drew back and released only to miss and at 8 yards!

Thinking back on it I know I didn't pick the specific hair to hit. Rookie mistake but that is what I am. I shot at the whole critter. Even so I didn't miss by more than 6 inches and that field mouse set a new record for the rodent high jump.
 

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This morning was my first chance to get into the woods. There is a 1100 acre public land area about 4 miles from the house and that is where I decided to hunt.

I got to the WMA and started slipping down an old logging road. After an hour and a half I saw movement not very far away and began my stalk. It didn't take long before I was within about 8 yards. Talk about getting close. When he wasn't looking I drew back and released only to miss and at 8 yards!

Thinking back on it I know I didn't pick the specific hair to hit. Rookie mistake but that is what I am. I shot at the whole critter. Even so I didn't miss by more than 6 inches and that field mouse set a new record for the rodent high jump.
:fit::fit::fit: that FMF [field mouse fever] will strike you so fast, it'll nearly paralyze you:razz: Next time, don't shoot so quick:biggrin:
 
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