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Old 12-04-2017, 08:57 AM   #1
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Default Looked like a good shot but never found this cull

I shot this cull a few weeks ago. Its hard to see his rack in the video if that tells you how good he was.

He tried to do a ninja move and jump the string but I was aimed low and thought I hit him in the 12 ring.

There was no blood for about 125 yards. Then I found very little, and I mean little, blood for another 250 yards and then nothing. Me and TxAg and MLank looked for this deer forever and never could find him.

I was shooting Slick Trick Viper Tricks. So far the blood trails that I've got out of them have been awful.

I know this deer is dead somewhere but I should have found him after a short track. I was stumped.


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Old 12-04-2017, 09:00 AM   #2
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looks forward to me, but sure looks lethal though...
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Old 12-04-2017, 09:05 AM   #3
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Yeah maybe a little forward
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Old 12-04-2017, 09:08 AM   #4
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I would have thought he would be pretty easy to find with that shot
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Old 12-04-2017, 09:09 AM   #5
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Forward and high and the deer looked to be rolling away slightly. Probably only got a piece of one lung. What did the arrow look like?
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Old 12-04-2017, 09:11 AM   #6
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Looks like it may have hit shoulder. Good video
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Old 12-04-2017, 09:12 AM   #7
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The fact that a deer can react that fast to an arrow moving upwards of 300 fps is just amazing
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Old 12-04-2017, 09:12 AM   #8
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Looks like it may have hit shoulder. Good video
I got a complete pass through. Arrow was covered in blood end to end.
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Old 12-04-2017, 09:21 AM   #9
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A little above the heart and just the front of one lung maybe ? I think that deer should have been dead, but they can be **** tough ! Sorry you lost him.
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Old 12-04-2017, 09:44 AM   #10
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Should be dead for sure. Possibly the movement of both front legs are hindering the exit of the blood from the entrance and exit holes.
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Old 12-04-2017, 10:15 AM   #11
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That's a kill shot. Surprised he went more than 100 yards. Unbelievable that y'all were not able to find him. I would feel very good about that shot placement.
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Old 12-04-2017, 10:45 AM   #12
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My favorite broadhead

Did yall watch the whole video?...how is that forward and high? Shot looked right on the money.

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Old 12-04-2017, 10:47 AM   #13
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Should be dead for sure. Possibly the movement of both front legs are hindering the exit of the blood from the entrance and exit holes.
Good point
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Old 12-04-2017, 10:49 AM   #14
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I got nothing...no pic
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Old 12-04-2017, 11:34 AM   #15
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Hi shots typically do not leave a lot of blood if any. The blood pools up in the chest cavity. Also if they are crouching as he was the hide is shifted when the arrow penetrates and when he stretches out to run the hole in the hide and the hole in the ribcage does not line up preventing a blood trail.
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Old 12-04-2017, 11:40 AM   #16
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I looked at the whole video and it did look a tad forward. That being said, I would have thought that the deer would have been found.
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Old 12-04-2017, 12:12 PM   #17
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I'd shoot the next one in same place. No explanation from me. Good shot
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Old 12-04-2017, 12:20 PM   #18
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Not sure how that wasn't a quick recovery....
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Old 12-04-2017, 12:22 PM   #19
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I got no explanation other than they are tough animals. Sorry you lost him.
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Old 12-04-2017, 12:23 PM   #20
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That's crazy! I wouldn't think that deer would go 50 yards. Looking at the still shot clips,
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Old 12-04-2017, 12:30 PM   #21
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Did u find your arrow?


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Old 12-04-2017, 12:36 PM   #22
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Did you aim below him anticipating an extreme duck?
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Old 12-04-2017, 01:20 PM   #23
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Hi shots typically do not leave a lot of blood if any. The blood pools up in the chest cavity. Also if they are crouching as he was the hide is shifted when the arrow penetrates and when he stretches out to run the hole in the hide and the hole in the ribcage does not line up preventing a blood trail.

FYI if you want a professional grade video get QuinticPlayer from Quinticsports.com. It's truly bad a...


Leaves up close weíre in focus to begin with. Not the intended subject.

Looked like a good shot to me!


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Old 12-04-2017, 01:44 PM   #24
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Main reason that I never shoot at a deer when its head is down.

Sorry you lost the deer.
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Old 12-04-2017, 02:21 PM   #25
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That look likes a great shot, I'm surprised you did not find him!
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Old 12-04-2017, 02:37 PM   #26
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I got a complete pass through. Arrow was covered in blood end to end.
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Shot looks good to me! Sorry you didn't recover him.
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Old 12-04-2017, 02:47 PM   #27
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I would have lost money betting youd find that deer quick!

Tough break
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Old 12-04-2017, 03:01 PM   #28
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Yes I got a full pass thru and the arrow was covered in blood. No blood at the shot sight and first drop of blood wasn't found until 125 yards from where I first hit him.
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Old 12-04-2017, 03:10 PM   #29
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I got a complete pass through. Arrow was covered in blood end to end.
Pretty sure you killed him. Too bad you couldn't find him. It happens though.
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Old 12-04-2017, 03:10 PM   #30
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Something about the angle must not be right that cannot be seen on the video because the shot looks good. In other words maybe he turned slightly to his left as he dropped. Putting the arrow slightly in front of his vitals and missing all those major arteries. Deer should not have gone 100 yards. I shot one very similar to this a few years ago. Shot looked great I figured I had a dead deer. Think I had it on video too. Looked for 2 days and could not find him. Couple of weeks later the deer showed up on my friends camera. Shot was too far forward.

I have had great luck with those broad heads.

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Old 12-04-2017, 03:11 PM   #31
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Main reason that I never shoot at a deer when its head is down.

Sorry you lost the deer.


Same here! When a deer has its head down it provides the leverage to drop that fast.
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Old 12-04-2017, 04:05 PM   #32
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Head up when shooting, but that isn’t what you asked. I feel like it was forward and a little high. Also add in that he was rolling away and you might have missed both lungs. Just my opinion....
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Old 12-04-2017, 04:18 PM   #33
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That shot kills 99% of deer within 100 yards. No idea what happened!
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Old 12-04-2017, 06:21 PM   #34
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It happens. Several years ago I finished a small 5 point with my .45, 8 hours after shooting him with my bow. As I removed the heart and lungs I found a broad head hole through the back of both lungs. I have no idea how he survived that long.

He was hit farther back than yours. No blood trail, the arrow was coated though.
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Old 12-04-2017, 06:25 PM   #35
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Buck I shot last year was hit there and was found 200-250yds away double lunged. I lost the blood and just starting taking each deer trail the direction he went until I found him. I knew he was dead and knew I got both lungs he just didn’t bleed much at all from it
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Old 12-04-2017, 06:28 PM   #36
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Main reason that I never shoot at a deer when its head is down.

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Same here! When a deer has its head down it provides the leverage to drop that fast.
I have bowkilled 6+ tons of deer, literally 6+ tons.
Head position has never been a consideration unless the deer was looking straight at me.
That is a dead deer.
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Old 12-04-2017, 06:37 PM   #37
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Only thing I can think of is he torqued just enough that it missed the off side lung. I would've thought he was dead too to be honest. Could y'all have possibly jumped him or did y'all wait a while? Either way I would've thought the deer was for sure dead without much tracking.
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Old 12-04-2017, 06:52 PM   #38
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Unbelievable
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Old 12-04-2017, 07:22 PM   #39
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Wow I got nothing, hit right where it needs to be. Of course with a deer rolling no telling what happened!!!
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Old 12-04-2017, 08:00 PM   #40
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Considering drop perfect shot. I wouldnít be surprised if no blood for a while. But I donít see that deer making it past 2-300 yards.

I donít think it was too far forward or high.
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Old 12-04-2017, 08:07 PM   #41
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I have bowkilled 6+ tons of deer, literally 6+ tons.
Head position has never been a consideration unless the deer was looking straight at me.
That is a dead deer.
Take it to the bank, Rocky knows what he is talking about!
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Old 12-04-2017, 08:12 PM   #42
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I agree it’s a dead deer.
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Old 12-04-2017, 08:12 PM   #43
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That deer should have gone down quick.

Dull broadhead maybe???

If the head is not "shaving" sharp the wound will not bleed freely.
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Old 12-04-2017, 08:31 PM   #44
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Considering drop perfect shot. I wouldnít be surprised if no blood for a while. But I donít see that deer making it past 2-300 yards.

I donít think it was too far forward or high.
videos can be off.. i wish i could post a video i have shooting a pig this year.. looking at the video i made a bad shot, when i found the hog it was it was a total different hit than i thought.. no where close to what the video looked like.. i would post but don't know how..
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Old 12-04-2017, 08:44 PM   #45
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I bet that deer is on camera again in a couple weeks.
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Old 12-04-2017, 08:44 PM   #46
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Honey Bee is a bad luck stand. No other explanation
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Old 12-04-2017, 08:47 PM   #47
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That deer should have gone down quick.

Dull broadhead maybe???

If the head is not "shaving" sharp the wound will not bleed freely.
brand new broadhead and it was sharp!
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Old 12-04-2017, 08:51 PM   #48
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I don’t know what to say...shot looks darn near perfect!
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Old 12-04-2017, 09:01 PM   #49
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When the deer stood back up after that roll it did the exit would be high which will not bleed and thats your big bleeding hole. Being shot in the shoulders it could also have the shoulder blades stopping the blood trail. I agree that deer is dead though
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Old 12-05-2017, 03:39 PM   #50
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With those two helping you look they couldn't find change in each other's front pockets much less that cull.
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