We’re going to preface this post by saying that we’re not sure if this video is actually real—we’re not sure if we want to believe that it’s real. According to Justin Finch, who posted the video on Facebook, a shooter fired off 13 shots at a good-sized buck and missed all of them.

“Yes, this really happened. Opening morning after the bigger bucks got away, we spotted this decent buck. After 8 minutes of shooting, and only having 1 bullet left, the buck didn’t even flinch and finally decided he had enough and walked over the ridge unharmed. Needless to say, I was rolling around dieing [sic] with laughter on the mountain!” he wrote online.

Needless to say, a number of hunters were highly critical of the shooter. Some told the person behind the gun to go back to the shooting range, while others scolded the shooter for continuing to fire even after the first few misses. Many simply refused to believe that the video was real.

So what do you think, is this the world’s dumbest buck, or just someone trying their hand at video editing or creative use of a decoy?

Yes, this really happened. Opening morning after the bigger bucks got away, we spotted this decent buck. After 8 minutes of shooting, and only having 1 bullet left, the buck didn’t even flinch and finally decided he had enough and walked over the ridge unharmed. Needless to say, I was rolling around dieing with laughter on the mountain!! Tag a buddy that gets buck fever and shoots like this! Hahaha #utahhunting #riflehunt #hunt #video #hunting #huntingvideo #shooting #guns #whywedoit #gowhereyoudontbelong #muleymonday #muledeer #highcountry #missed #buck #whatgetsyououtdoors #phoneskope

Posted by Justin Finch on Monday, October 19, 2015

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7 thoughts on “Video: Man Misses Trophy Buck 13 Times

  1. It appears to be a fake but not even a good quality fake, in my opinion. First of all, I would like to know what kind of deer rifle that so called “hunter” was using and in which state he was hunting deer. Most states have a magazine shot limit for deer just to minimize exactly what this yoyo was doing. Random shooting like this only serves to endanger those hunters within a mile of ground zero. Ricochets are dangerous and uncontrollable and that deer is moving like super deer as his neck and head appear to be in different positions. But the telling tale of this obvious fake setup is the sun/shade changes in the footage. It appeared to be a partly sunny day and each time the deer’s body moved, the sun immediately went from one extreme to the other, cloudy to sunny and back again. It wouldn’t merit the time for most sports net sites to air as it as nothing even vaguely representing an actual confrontation with a buck.

  2. I will also add that the editing is all wrong for the timing of the shots, the appearance of the “wavy” path of the bullet as it travels through the air, and the impact and subsequent dust cloud that each round kicks up. First of all, a shot bullet does not leave a slow forming “path” of wavy light in its wake. The impact of a miss will surely kick up some dust but that dust cloud doesn’t immediately “disappear” without any drift in the wind or telltale dissipation. I am not at all sure the size of the rack on the decoy used for the film is even the same as the deer which is calmly walking away at the very end of the cartoon. All in all, it is a very amateurish attempt to play a practical joke with someone who has never set foot off the blacktop!

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