It is always interesting to hear those stories and I would wager that just about any hunter will have at least one of them.Personally, I want to hear the story from 10+ years ago!
Been there myself....I ran out of shells fall turkey hunting several times many moons ago... lol
Mine was when I was in Africa and we were after a gemsbok/oryx. For some reason I left my pack in the truck when we started the stalk that had a extra 20 rounds in a pocket. I wasn't worried since I had 3 in the rifle and another 10 on the carrier. So after 3 hours or so we were finally into position to take a shot. I got set up and pulled the trigger and the animals were off to the races. We watched the one that I had hit and it laid down a shot distance away from me and my PH. We headed over and when we were about 75 yards away I told my PH that I would take the shot and finish him off. He said that we could get closer and to wait. The words were not even out of his mouth when he got up and was off. 4 shots later he fell down under a tree but was still upright. At 100 yards my PH set up the shooting sticks for me to finish him off. My first shot was high and clipped a branch on the tree. So were my next few shots. I was wondering if I was ever going to hit him and decided to hunker down and finish the job. I took another shot and he slumped over. When we got up to him he was still breathing so I had to take one more shot to finish the job. In all total I had taken 11 shots with 5 hits before he went down for good. I had two shots left if anything else were to happen. Which I am glad didn't.
Other than that the most shots that I have taken at a north American game animal was 4 or 5 with most of them falling at 1 or 2, this includes mule deer, elk, and bear. All my other African game animals fell to a single shot. All I can figure on that gemsbok was that I had buck fever or it just didn't want to die.