Anyone have an animal that just seems to be protected by the gods - which you feel you're just destined never to get?
There's a big buck on my permission who I've been trying to shoot for over a year. I've been barked at from the undergrowth by him countless times, spotted and stalked him 6 times, and got to within 50m of him 4 times.
Worse, I've actually shot at him 3 times, and missed every time - most recently this morning (I nearly wept). All three misses have been entirely my fault - the same unforced error all three times (and one which I only seem to make when he's the one in the cross hairs): I squeeze the trigger too hard to early, so the shot fires before I'm ready and goes wildly high. I can't understand it: it's never happened when I've been shooting at any other animal (came away this morning with 2 smaller bucks, both taken at much longer range).