Each year as hunters, mistakes and mishaps happen eventually getting the best of everyone. Curious to know what kind of mistakes or mishaps you guys had during the season this year? What will you change and make different going into the 21' hunting season? I made two costly errors on my buck I took this year. After 5+ seasons on my lease of never even drawing back on a buck, I was finally able to connect on one. As the deer came out of the brush, I saw antlers and immediately got excited like most hunters would typically do. I thought the deer was going to bug out on me, and probably rushed my shot. He was slightly quartered to me resulting in what I thought was originally a good hit on a deer at impact. The shot ended up being further back than I wanted too resulting in gut shot. 14hrs later and with the help of friends I was able to find the deer some 500 yards away through the nastiest of stuff and the meat had gone bad. *disclaimer, I live in Tx, so with warmer temps I don't have the luxury of leaving a deer overnight lol* My second mistake, was that I let the antlers do the talking. Yes, I was excited and that's all that should matter in the long run, but my lease has a 4.5yr old or better rule for bucks. The deer ended up being aged at 3.5. I had pics of this deer early in the season along with last year and we said then and there that he was probably a young deer. This cost me a small fine on the lease of $200. I'll apply what I learned this year towards next year for sure!