I am 16 and live in Ohio. This weekend(Nov 17,18) is the youth gun season. I hunt hard all bow season, but when I get the chance to trade the bow for a gun I do it. This morning My dad told me to go to a tree I have never been in before. I got up in it and realized that I didnt like the spot at all, but I decided to stick it out........at about 9 o'clock I looked up and a nice buck was running towards me. I had passed on a lot of little 4 points and stuff in bow season and I knew that this deer was a lot nicer. It looked like it had a 17"+ spread with about 9 or 10 points, but the tines were all short. It ran almost right under me and stopped. I stood up and when it about 30 yards angling away I shot. He reared up and ran about 10 yards........anyway I ended shooting 2 more times and I think missed with those two because I was shook up. I never saw him leave a thicket in front of me, but he did. We got down and had good blood at first which got Us excited. We ended up tracking him for over 250 yards and the blood trail dwindled away. Me and my dad walked the whole upper half of the property (80 acres total) with no luck. The hunt went from not good to awesome to the worst day of my life.