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Old 12-23-2017, 08:39 AM   #1
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Default Chances that a gut shot deer survives?

Last week I made a very poor shot on a doe. I hit her pretty far back near the end of her rib cage or maybe a bit further. She ran off like nothing was wrong. She didnít hunch up or anything like that. I found my arrow and it was covered in blood/bile/crap but she didnít bleed at all. I found 2 tiny specks of blood within 10 feet of where she was standing and I followed the trail she was on for 100 yards. Fast forward to yesterday I got pics from my trail cam that appeared to be the same doe with a dark spot in the same area my arrow hit. Maybe itís brief blood? Maybe itís coincidence that this doe looked similar. What are the chances?
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Old 12-23-2017, 08:40 AM   #2
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In my opinion, zero.
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Old 12-23-2017, 08:41 AM   #3
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Gutshots are always a coin flip
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Old 12-23-2017, 08:42 AM   #4
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True gut shots , zero
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Old 12-23-2017, 08:44 AM   #5
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very slim for recovery, infection will kill her.
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Old 12-23-2017, 08:46 AM   #6
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slow death, imo.
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Old 12-23-2017, 08:47 AM   #7
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You killed the doe you gut shot
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Old 12-23-2017, 08:52 AM   #8
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Gutshots are always a coin flip
Really?? I'll just have to disagree. All gut shot deer I've seen have not survived.
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Old 12-23-2017, 08:55 AM   #9
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Zero point zero

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Old 12-23-2017, 08:56 AM   #10
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Unless you hit her a lot higher then you are thinking. She probably is already dead !
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Old 12-23-2017, 09:04 AM   #11
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Gut shot will all die. Even if they some how survive the blood loss, infection will get them.
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Old 12-23-2017, 09:09 AM   #12
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Gut shot will all die. Even if they some how survive the blood loss, infection will get them.
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Old 12-23-2017, 09:12 AM   #13
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-100% survival rate
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Old 12-23-2017, 09:29 AM   #14
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Just at back of cage is liver usually bed up and die 3-500 yards
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Old 12-23-2017, 09:32 AM   #15
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Old 12-23-2017, 09:34 AM   #16
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Zero
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Old 12-23-2017, 09:36 AM   #17
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I'm sure it's happpened.
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Old 12-23-2017, 09:41 AM   #18
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She will die eventually, if the arrow did not damage the liver or any arteries. She will eventually die of infection. That will be a slow very painful death.
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Old 12-23-2017, 09:44 AM   #19
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Her chance of survival is as good as your of ever being a handsome devil, ZERO!


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Old 12-23-2017, 09:48 AM   #20
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Im sure some have lived... Cant say its 100 % but IMO, 95% will die.
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Old 12-23-2017, 10:08 AM   #21
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Zero. Always fatal
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Old 12-23-2017, 10:50 AM   #22
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I've seen animals live through shots you never would think they would so there is no way I would say 0% chance she will live but it's not far off from 0%.
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Old 12-23-2017, 11:11 AM   #23
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Her chance of survival is as good as your of ever being a handsome devil, ZERO!


Good to see you over here James.
I figured you would crawl out from under your rock and chime in....
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Old 12-23-2017, 11:16 AM   #24
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Zero
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Old 12-23-2017, 11:16 AM   #25
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Old 12-23-2017, 11:17 AM   #26
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Pooping all over her insides make it zero chance if survival and 100% chance of death
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Old 12-23-2017, 11:24 AM   #27
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Some "professionals"(biologiststs) say that they can survive BUT I do not believe it..
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Old 12-23-2017, 07:42 PM   #28
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Slow death
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Old 12-23-2017, 07:52 PM   #29
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0%, alot of times just muscle hits will lead to infection that will eventually kill the deer, if you hit deer and can't find call in a tracking dog and exhaust all efforts to put the animal down. The outcome is often not pretty even on shots you would think they could survive.
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Old 12-23-2017, 07:57 PM   #30
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