Yeah, if you think about how fast a deer can move there is no telling where the muzzle will be aimed when your finger actually squeezes the trigger. Not to mention that if you actually are able to get a round into the deer at point blank range, you run the risk of a barrel obstruction and bad, bad things.
I cannot say that the tom broke my arm, but he almost broke my will to live. I was a 17 year old linebacker and self-proclaimed tough-guy at the time. Faced with the same situation today, I would watch him run/fly away and go have a beer.
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