This is getting ridiculous. I am finally starting to see some deer the past few years, but cannot connect. Its clearly looking like I need to practice year round.......but logically speaking here, it doesn't make sense. I mean, when I practice a couple of months leading into archery season, I am hitting the bulls eye at 22 yrds. I even shot from an elevated platform this year. Somehow, when a deer walks in front of me, I totally miss it or shoot underneath it (I think). I missed a deer last night probably 5 yrds from the tree and I was only up 15'. How on earth could I miss? I don't think I lowered the bow too quickly and I don't feel any buck fever, but it is possible. I am feeling terrible and want to correct whatever I am doing wrong before I injure a deer. Any ideas? Considering getting a deer target (instead of the box style). Does anybody have any recommendations for a deer target? I am quickly losing confidence. Some articles say to shoot low on a deer, because the arrow will usually hit higher when shooting from an elevated platform. I use a kisser button, but I may go back to a peep sight. I did hit a deer last year while using a peep sight (in the shoulder), but the elevation was correct. Also, when some people shoot, they claim that they can see the flight of the arrow. I have to close my left eye (I shoot right handed), but I cannot see the arrow flight.