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Old 10-26-2020, 09:48 AM   #1
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Check out this crazy shot angle. This is the doe I shot a couple weeks ago. Per my rangefinder, it was 14 yards to where she was standing from my tree stand (approximately 16 feet up in the tree). The shot hit very close to where I was looking/aiming and should have entered on a downward trajectory. However, she had enough time to roll out/drop, which resulted in an upward angle...so much so that the broadhead lodged in the spine after taking out the onside lung. Amazingly tough and fast animals. The reaction time is amazing. She was relatively calm immediately prior to the shot.



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Old 10-26-2020, 09:52 AM   #2
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It is amazing. Made for a short recovery though.

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Old 10-26-2020, 10:25 AM   #3
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It is amazing. Made for a short recovery though.

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That it did...shortest recovery I have ever had!
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Old 10-26-2020, 10:25 AM   #4
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No way it a lung that's supposed to be no mans land
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Old 10-26-2020, 10:31 AM   #5
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Was the deer's head down while she was browsing or was her head up and alert?
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Old 10-26-2020, 10:36 AM   #6
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Head was down. The inside lung poured out of the cavity like it had been hit with a 30-06
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Old 10-26-2020, 10:44 AM   #7
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I made about the same exact shot But was 30 yds & 10 ft up with a compound
Doe rolled so much it went in low lung & buried in the spine from below. Dropped rt there
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Old 10-26-2020, 10:50 AM   #8
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When I see slo-mo footage of critters being shot with an arrow, it sometimes makes me wonder how we are ever successful!!!! It is amazing how much and how fast they can move.

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Old 10-26-2020, 11:18 AM   #9
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When I see slo-mo footage of critters being shot with an arrow, it sometimes makes me wonder how we are ever successful!!!! It is amazing how much and how fast they can move.

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I agree. Several folks have told me pigs and javelinas donít duck arrows. Slo mo proves that to be wrong!
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Old 10-26-2020, 11:41 AM   #10
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A whitetail doe is the champion of not being where she was when the arrow gets there. Even when calm. It’s gotten to where she better be pretty close if I’m taking the shot.
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Old 10-26-2020, 12:14 PM   #11
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I found this very informational.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=puo1...GrowingDeer.tv

Cliff's notes: Shoot deer with their head up. If looking down, they can react quicker and move faster. If their head is up, it's the equivalent of catching them flat footed. They can still move to duck a shot, but it's less ergonomic for them.
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Old 10-26-2020, 12:46 PM   #12
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I found this very informational.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=puo1...GrowingDeer.tv

Cliff's notes: Shoot deer with their head up. If looking down, they can react quicker and move faster. If their head is up, it's the equivalent of catching them flat footed. They can still move to duck a shot, but it's less ergonomic for them.

Thank you! That is good info
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Old 10-26-2020, 01:00 PM   #13
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Ninja moves! I like those videos where they put a dot on the lower part of the deer's vitals - where they were aiming - then show it in in slo-mo. Even after all these years I'm stunned by the distance they can move before the arrow gets there.
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Old 10-26-2020, 02:45 PM   #14
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Thank you! That is good info
Happy to share. I never would have though it made a difference until I saw the video. They have to live their life as an athlete in their prime every second in order to survive.
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Old 10-26-2020, 02:54 PM   #15
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I watched the video but I had a head up axis deer turn a broad side into a quartering away shot at 16 yards.
They are just fast.

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Old 10-29-2020, 09:19 AM   #16
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When I see slo-mo footage of critters being shot with an arrow, it sometimes makes me wonder how we are ever successful!!!! It is amazing how much and how fast they can move.

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agree shot a cull the other day at 14 yards my usual quartering slightly shot and i was shocked and mortified when i hit him back way from where i was shooting. i snuck out sat on him for 4 hours with it cool because i was nervous of the terrible gut shot. 4 hours of bowhunter's remorse and i returned and the **** birds were already there . The deer went 50 yards and had whirled and the iron will was sticking out of the off shoulder blade. the buck obviously rolled away from me faster than i could realize at the shot. this game makes me feel like a zero occasionally and that is why it is so addictive. congrats
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Old 10-29-2020, 09:26 AM   #17
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Years ago I shot a little buck on the ground, he busted me on the trail and at 15 yds broadside I let it fly with my longbow and hit him in the back of the head in the brain. He turned and spun so fast I couldn't believe it. He fell so fast I wondered where he went.lol
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