Why You Missed Your Deer This Year

And, how to not do again.

5 Reasons You Missed

Let's all be honest, here: misses happen. There's no shortage of variables at play when a hunter is taking a shot at game, and sometimes the odds are stacked against you. Here are the five most likely reasons you missed that last shot.

Species-Specific Excuses for Missing Birds

Kyle Wintersteen has learned to deal with missing birds—particularly when witnesses are present—through a fail-proof coping mechanism: excuses, and lots of them. So, here are a few species-specific suggestions to help you save face this season.

Excuses for the Duck Hunter

When Kyle Wintersteen returns to his wife after a 4 a.m. wakeup and a day afield—duckless—there are plenty of good reasons. Perhaps you can re-purpose a few of these go-to excuses.


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