ok, we have heard about the biggest deer everyone harvested. now it is time for those ((bad)) flashbacks. what is the biggest deer you ever missed or couldn't get a shot at while hunting? my biggest deer that i missed was a big 8 point. i went one day after work(i hunt on the same property where i am employed). i forgot my gun and started to call my wife and have her bring it out to me. i really have of faith in that gun(probably harvested 10+ deer with it). anyway, stupid me changed my mind and used a gun my brother had brought to work with him. i had never shot this gun but i thought, knowing my luck, i wouldn't see anything, anyhow. i only got to hunt 1 hour after work before it got dark. i got in the woods. i set for about 30 minutes and hadn't seen anything but a bunch of squirrels. they were running everywhere. i kept thinking they were deer. i was jumping at every noise, at first. i got tired of turning around and nothing but squirrels. so, i just stop looking in behind me. i would still pay close attention to the disturbances in front of me but to lazy to turn my head around to the back. of course, a loud crack. another squirrel? not! there he stood. a big white, racked 8 point. i slowly raised my gun and snap! my brother had loaded it with bad shells. i tryed to eject it and after 2 or 3 times finally got it. by that time, he was running( hard). i shot and missed. i was a nervous wreck and madder than heck! when i got back to his house, i ripped him a new hindin'. he said the shells were about 10 to 15 years old. so, never use anybody elses guns to hunt with. you never know what you got. i found out the hard way!! your story????