我全都安顿在我的摊位上 in a large walnut tree on the edge of the bean field during the second Saturday evening of the Missouri 2011 bow season. It was still early, maybe 5:00 PM, so I was busy watching a group of Cardinals scavenging for seeds out in front of me. All of a sudden the Cardinals scattered 在一个ll directions, some of them whizzing by my stand. I looked to see what had alarmed them and I caught movement to my left alongside the bean field. Before I could turn on my video camera the long legged coyote was in my shooting lane. I squeaked like a mouse and he came to a halt barely 10 yards in front of me. I ever so slowly reached for my bow as he tried to locate the source of the noise. In one fluid motion I grabbed my bow in one hand and the release in the other and drew back the 65 pounds of my Mathews ez7。 当我全力以赴时，我将顶针固定在他的肩膀后面，因为我知道他会’t stand there very long. Without even consciously thinking about it, everything lined up and I touched off the shot. This is a perfect example of how all of those backyard practice sessions can pay off. I never had time to think about this shot, the whole episode happened 在一个 matter of seconds from the time I saw him until the time the arrow was on its way.
幸运的是，我的目标是真实的，而我的Bowhunting.com 快速抓取 disappeared precisely where my green sight pin had been a millisecond earlier. The yote spun 在一个 couple of tight circles in the field and then made a mad dash for the woods. The way he was crashing and running into brush I knew he wasn’不会很远。在短短的几秒钟内，我能听到他的ing打声，然后寂静无声。的 NAP烈性人Headhead 做得很好。回头看击球者站在镜头前的位置后，我可以看到白色的斑点被鲜红色的血覆盖。对我的奖杯来说，这是一个简短的追踪工作。他没有’在堆积成一丛灌木的金银花之前，它已经走了40码。
这不是我所设想的2011年第一枚奖杯射击 would look like.