When a Small Tree Branch Ruins Your Shot at a Big Buck [VIDEO]


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It’s hard not to laugh at this heartbreaking bowhunting “miss.” Tanner Heartz had a nice-looking whitetail dead to rights when the animal wandered just beneath his stand.

The shot looked like a sure thing, and it was…except for one small tree branch.

Hunters spend weeks or even months scouting out spots, looking for rubs and paths, building stands, clearing shooting lanes, and practicing skills. And for all that hard work to be undone by a lowly branch…well, that’s just plain bad luck.

Check out the footage here:


If you have hunted long enough, you know that anything can happen. Check out this crazy and heartbreaking footage from Tanner Hartz! We sure hope you get another chance Tanner! Good luck!#teamafflictor #theafflictoreffect #afflictorbroadheads #bowhunting #hunting #deerhunting #broadheads #k2hybrid

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Again, it’s hard not to laugh…but boy, he just NAILS that branch. Like, it couldn’t be more perfect.

A few millimeters high or low, and maybe the arrow glances off the twig and finds its target. But Tanner hits it dead-center.

And the icing on the cake? That branch looks pretty high off the ground, so he might not be getting that broadhead back.

Hopefully Tanner gets another shot.



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