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Old 10-12-2018, 10:14 PM   #1
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Shot her last Friday. She showed back up today after I couldnít find her following blood. Should have been a kill shot


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Old 10-12-2018, 10:18 PM   #2
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Was that the exit? Were you hunting out of an elevated blind or tree stand?
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Old 10-12-2018, 10:19 PM   #3
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Blame your bad shot on a broadhead? Too far back and high
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Old 10-12-2018, 10:20 PM   #4
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Even half a rage woulda killed her with that shot
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Old 10-12-2018, 10:26 PM   #5
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For that to be “perfect “ she would need to be close to 60degree quarter away, and 15 yards from 20’ up

If it was.... then I would stop shooting them too. Or Broadhead broke on impact
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Old 10-12-2018, 10:27 PM   #6
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Reason I ask is I saw this doe last year on my property
Very high hit on entrance and exit is close to where yours is

Entrance is first pic and exit is second
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Old 10-12-2018, 10:27 PM   #7
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obviously you didn't hit her where you should have... if you are talking about that little fluff to the rear, well that looks just a little to the rear. but even if you put a shaft thru that area I don't think you would be looking at her on camera today. it might be a fatal hit; how do you know that is the same doe
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With enough angle it would work, but broadside thatís an iffy shot at best
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Old 10-12-2018, 10:31 PM   #9
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Both of these (OP and BIG BONE's) look like they should be 100% fatal shots. Guess that's where the element of chance comes in.

My neighbor shot one almost perfectly and somehow the arrow internally ricocheted off a rib and came out the deer's neck. No idea how it happened, but I have a gamecam pic and you can see entrance and exit and it's super bizarre.
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Old 10-12-2018, 10:39 PM   #10
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Too far back.
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Old 10-12-2018, 10:40 PM   #11
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Exit wound. Slightly quartering so entry was through the pump area.


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Old 10-12-2018, 10:42 PM   #12
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obviously you didn't hit her where you should have... if you are talking about that little fluff to the rear, well that looks just a little to the rear. but even if you put a shaft thru that area I don't think you would be looking at her on camera today. it might be a fatal hit; how do you know that is the same doe


I know itís the same doe cause she has a tumor on her chest that is unmistakable. And that picture was taken while I was in the blind looking at her.


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Old 10-12-2018, 10:42 PM   #13
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Too far back.
Itís not ideal shot placement, but if that was a broadside shot
From the ground sheís dead. Liver maybe lungs
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Old 10-12-2018, 10:43 PM   #14
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A field point through both lungs or the heart would be fatal. Remember the stone arrow heads the Indians used?
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Old 10-12-2018, 10:51 PM   #15
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Blame your bad shot on a broadhead? Too far back and high
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Old 10-12-2018, 10:52 PM   #16
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Not a perfect shot as stated many times before but that should’ve killed her imo. I shoot Rage extreme and killed several with that shot placement. They were quartering some but they still died.
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Old 10-12-2018, 10:53 PM   #17
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Crazy. Shot is in arguably a touch far back but Iíve seen worse on deer that were recovered. Iíd chalk that one up to a fluke and be glad she made it.


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Old 10-12-2018, 11:08 PM   #18
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agree with others, shot was to far back ... watch video of anatomy

http://www.youtube.com/watch?reload=9&v=ZObfMPAhFLw
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Old 10-12-2018, 11:13 PM   #19
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Thatís not a Slicktrick problem, itís a shot placement problem. Not being critical just calling it how I see it.


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Old 10-12-2018, 11:14 PM   #20
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Should have cut liver and that deer should be dead...if the broadhead was razor sharp.
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Old 10-13-2018, 01:21 AM   #21
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Exit wound. Slightly quartering so entry was through the pump area.


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If you get an entrance pic of her please share
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Old 10-13-2018, 01:57 AM   #22
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Even half a rage woulda killed her with that shot
Heck, you don't even have to shoot 'em with a Rage. Just hold the end of your arrow out there and shake it at the deer and they just fall over dead.

If you're a real high roller, you'll gave a Yeti cover in the back of your truck and the dead deer will gut and quarter itself and then jump in the cooler full of ice so cold the meat will be instantaneously frozen solid.
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Old 10-13-2018, 02:15 AM   #23
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Slick trick should leave the shooter.

There’s not a broadhead made that will compensate for poor shooting.

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Old 10-13-2018, 05:40 AM   #24
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Go find the thread on here about the "V". Like everyone else posted, shooter error
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Old 10-13-2018, 07:14 AM   #25
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Although a bit far back, that should be a dead deer.
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Old 10-13-2018, 07:26 AM   #26
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I dang sure wouldn't leave slick trick, but I also don't see how that shot wasn't fatal. All that said, shoot a little bit tighter next time and it won't matter what you're shooting, she won't go far.
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Old 10-13-2018, 07:50 AM   #27
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It's not the broadheads its the shooter.
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Old 10-13-2018, 08:49 AM   #28
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Donít think that arrow went through the pump station. Even slightly quartering towards the shooter.
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Old 10-13-2018, 09:19 AM   #29
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The fact that the OP thinks this was a perfect shot, as well as a few others, is alarming.
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Old 10-13-2018, 09:24 AM   #30
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Maybe it was the arrow. Slick tricks are excellent broad heads.
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Old 10-13-2018, 09:28 AM   #31
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The fact that the OP thinks this was a perfect shot, as well as a few others, is alarming.
Noticed that too huh?

OP, just know that NOBODY is bashing you but PLEASE go read the thread on "The Deadly V".
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Old 10-13-2018, 09:31 AM   #32
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Definitely strange. Not ideal shot placement, but it’s not terrible. Wouldn’t blame broadhead I don’t think. Just name her Cat and chalk it up as one of her lives has been used up.
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Old 10-13-2018, 09:34 AM   #33
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I guess I don't see where op or others said it was a perfect shot.
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Old 10-13-2018, 09:54 AM   #34
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I guess I don't see where op or others said it was a perfect shot.

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ďPump areaĒ
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Old 10-13-2018, 09:57 AM   #35
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I thought he said that was the exit and the entrance was through the "pump area"?
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Old 10-13-2018, 10:19 AM   #36
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Bottom line is you will not have any confidences shooting that broadhead, change it up.
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Old 10-13-2018, 10:20 AM   #37
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Far from a perfect shot, but that should still be a dead deer. I have to wonder if the broadhead was dull. Had it been shot before or into a target without resharpening?
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Old 10-13-2018, 10:24 AM   #38
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Quartering towards you are always a low margin shot. Obviously you didn’t hit any vitals.

I shot two pigs with the same broadhead without sharpening/replacing the blades, both dead, but they were shot in the deadly V, a stick will kill them if your shot placement is right.

Bit if you need to blame the broadhead, knock yourself out.
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Old 10-13-2018, 10:30 AM   #39
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I didn't see where anyone claimed it to be a perfect shot. If the deer was quartering to and that is the exit, that deer should be dead. Not the best shot shot and not the broadheads fault. Deer only has 8 lives now. Maybe a big 2in mech would have worked.
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Old 10-13-2018, 10:31 AM   #40
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Shoot a Sasquatch broadhead. It will look like a hatchet wound and it’s fixed so Iit cuts on contact.
I don’t care for sharp angle micro heads either.
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Old 10-13-2018, 10:37 AM   #41
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Love Slick Tricks. You probably just hit the void.
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Old 10-13-2018, 10:47 AM   #42
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Slick trick should leave the shooter.

Thereís not a broadhead made that will compensate for poor shooting.
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Old 10-13-2018, 10:50 AM   #43
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Strange she is still alive.
Not the head.
Should have clipped a lung if you were further forward on opposite side, and liver. Dang zombie deer
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I didn't see where anyone claimed it to be a perfect shot. If the deer was quartering to and that is the exit, that deer should be dead. Not the best shot shot and not the broadheads fault. Deer only has 8 lives now. Maybe a big 2in mech would have worked.
For that exit to be a ďgood shotĒ on a quarter toward deer the entrance would need to be in front of the shoulder blade on opposite side. (And it could be, I donít know) people think deers lungs are far bigger than they are ( probably due to 3-D targets false representation)

Iíve made shot errors too. And if op wants to change from the #1 off the shelf Broadhead thatís no issue for me. But blaming this shot on a Broadhead..... please
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Old 10-13-2018, 10:59 AM   #45
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Bottom line is you will not have any confidences shooting that broadhead, change it up.
I agree, change to a broad head you can have confidence in on your next opportunity.
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Old 10-13-2018, 11:40 AM   #46
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If the arrows went through the pump house, sheís dead. Iíve heard of them living from a one lung shot but if you hit both lungs and/or the liver she would be dead with any head. Iím personally not a fan of quartering to shot. As others have said aim for the V but this is bow hunting, every thing has to be perfect to make a great shot and it just doesnít happen that way all the time.


Half the battle is having faith in your equipment. If you donít no sense in shooting it anymore. Every one has their own opinion on broad heads and swear by them. That doesnít mean you have to. Find the one that you swear by
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Old 10-13-2018, 11:45 AM   #47
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I dunno about switching broad heads. Last year I made a shot on a buck that was back, from the kill zone. Gave the deer a good amount of time, no recovery. Still sick about my shot. I got to thinking that a different, larger broadhead might have helped. The next morning shot a 235lb, 140 class 8 pt. Made a shot in the crease and watched him drop at 75 yards. Same broadhead as shot the day before. Killed another a month later and a mulie in January, with the same broad head, just touched up the blades for sharpness. That one head is retired though.
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Iíve made shot errors too. And if op wants to change from the #1 off the shelf Broadhead thatís no issue for me. But blaming this shot on a Broadhead..... please
^^^This.........if the OP wants to place blame somewhere, it's sure not the broadhead's fault.
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The shot is for sure back. But slick tricks do suck.. Blade angle is too steep for me.. Ive never had good blood trails with them..
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Old 10-13-2018, 12:57 PM   #50
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Ive never had good blood trails with them..
My experience as well.

A buddy shot a deer opening weekend as perfectly in the "V" as you can and blood trail was terrible. We found it pretty quick but it wasn't by trailing the blood.
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