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Old 11-18-2022, 07:36 PM   #1
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Shot a buck this evening dark blood no guts that I can see. Decent blood on ground didnít look for him hoping it was lethal. Hereís a pic of arrow


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Old 11-18-2022, 07:41 PM   #2
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Should be down.
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Old 11-18-2022, 07:43 PM   #3
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Iím not seeing reason for concern, why do you suspect liver?
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Old 11-18-2022, 07:44 PM   #4
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How much time you giving it?
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Old 11-18-2022, 07:51 PM   #5
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Nut shot.
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Old 11-18-2022, 07:52 PM   #6
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Wait an hour and go get your deer.
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Old 11-18-2022, 07:53 PM   #7
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Old 11-18-2022, 07:55 PM   #8
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Looks good to me. Patience.
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Old 11-18-2022, 08:02 PM   #9
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I donít see anything concerning but didnít see the shot either. If you have doubt wait it out. Did you follow the path he ran at all to see if you had a blood trail?


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Old 11-18-2022, 08:08 PM   #10
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My string clipped my jacket sleeve and I hit about 4Ē back from where I was aiming he jumped and ran about 30 yds and stood there then walked into the brush. I grabbed my arrow and it was covered in the blood you can see. I followed good blood about 20yds but heard a deer bound off.. might have been another deer but I wasnít sure so I backed out. Iíve never had a deer react that way. I shot him with a mega meat and all blades were deployed so Iím hopeful. Everything I read about liver is 6-8 hour waitÖ.


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Old 11-18-2022, 08:15 PM   #11
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With that being said with the cold temps wait till the morning if your not afraid of the little song dogs.
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Old 11-18-2022, 08:21 PM   #12
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I think liver would be darker but I donít see lung bubbles either so time wonít hurt in these temps
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Old 11-18-2022, 08:25 PM   #13
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Shoulda got lungs with that mega. I shot my buck middle
Middle with them and got lungs and liver. He went 60 yards



I think your good and he’s dead, your blood is brighter than mine was
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Old 11-18-2022, 08:26 PM   #14
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Old 11-18-2022, 08:27 PM   #15
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Have had a mule deer, two whitetails, and my caribou have that same reaction.

Was his tail up or down? In my experiences that is the litmus test more often than not for a fatal shot. My biggest buck I heart shot, he ran about 20-25, stopped and stood there for 20 sec then walked off into the brush where he died right past the brush line. By the looks of your arrow it's a dead deer by now.
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Old 11-18-2022, 08:27 PM   #16
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I think Iím going to play it safe and wait till day lightÖ I hate it, itíll be a sleepless night.


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Old 11-18-2022, 08:28 PM   #17
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I hit one far back many many moons ago and saw it run off and thought oh he++. It dropped within 30 yards and when I gutted it the liver had a hole in it ( was shooting Zwickey's at the time). I have read on here before that a liver shot is a long trail job, but this is my experience and I'm sticking to it.
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Old 11-18-2022, 08:28 PM   #18
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This makes me feel better for sure


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Old 11-18-2022, 08:39 PM   #19
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Have had a mule deer, two whitetails, and my caribou have that same reaction.

Was his tail up or down? In my experiences that is the litmus test more often than not for a fatal shot. My biggest buck I heart shot, he ran about 20-25, stopped and stood there for 20 sec then walked off into the brush where he died right past the brush line. By the looks of your arrow it's a dead deer by now.

I definitely need to do better on this because I couldnít tell you what his tail was doing..


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Old 11-18-2022, 08:46 PM   #20
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Well if it's dead now....it will be dead in the morning. Good luck with the recovery sir.
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Old 11-18-2022, 08:48 PM   #21
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In to watch for the recovery....Good luck in the AM..
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Old 11-18-2022, 08:58 PM   #22
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Well after you bumped him, you did right. Wait till morning.
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Old 11-18-2022, 09:01 PM   #23
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Old 11-18-2022, 09:05 PM   #24
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In for recovery pics!
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Old 11-18-2022, 09:08 PM   #25
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Old 11-18-2022, 09:08 PM   #26
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Ive seen a lot of stomach shot deer act like that. It's possible to hit stomach and still get good lung blood.

The deer you heard was your deer. He'll be dead in the morning inside 200-250 yards of where you jumped him.

If you aren't able to follow blood, get a dog and you'll find him.
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Old 11-18-2022, 09:09 PM   #27
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My string clipped my jacket sleeve and I hit about 4Ē back from where I was aiming he jumped and ran about 30 yds and stood there then walked into the brush. I grabbed my arrow and it was covered in the blood you can see. I followed good blood about 20yds but heard a deer bound off.. might have been another deer but I wasnít sure so I backed out. Iíve never had a deer react that way. I shot him with a mega meat and all blades were deployed so Iím hopeful. Everything I read about liver is 6-8 hour waitÖ.


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I mean if its REALLY good blood, its been a couple hours. I'd just go get my deer. But a drop here and there, no. You're going to do what you want. If there's any low country around or water, he'll go to that.
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Old 11-18-2022, 09:09 PM   #28
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Bet that MegaMeat tore him up. In for the LDPís tomorrow.
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Old 11-18-2022, 09:16 PM   #29
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Regardless of where you hit him, liver, stomach, intestines he is gonna want to lay down. I have had liver shots that the deer was down in seconds, others not. A mid section shot is lethal. You will find him.
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Old 11-18-2022, 09:17 PM   #30
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Old 11-18-2022, 09:23 PM   #31
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Yotes will eat him by morning if he’s dead. 50/50 chance he will be whole in the morning.
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Old 11-18-2022, 09:29 PM   #32
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Yotes will eat him by morning if heís dead. 50/50 chance he will be whole in the morning.



Well..that's encouraging talk...
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Old 11-18-2022, 09:32 PM   #33
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Ive seen a lot of stomach shot deer act like that. It's possible to hit stomach and still get good lung blood.

The deer you heard was your deer. He'll be dead in the morning inside 200-250 yards of where you jumped him.

If you aren't able to follow blood, get a dog and you'll find him.

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Old 11-18-2022, 09:45 PM   #34
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You don't have to wit 6-8 hours on liver shot, gut shot yes. He will be dead in 3 hours max. The deer you jumped was probably him, but he will only go about 75 yards then bed again. He will get up and move a couple of times but will bed down pretty quick. You will find him. Good luck in for LDP's
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Old 11-18-2022, 09:46 PM   #35
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Ive seen a lot of stomach shot deer act like that. It's possible to hit stomach and still get good lung blood.

The deer you heard was your deer. He'll be dead in the morning inside 200-250 yards of where you jumped him.

If you aren't able to follow blood, get a dog and you'll find him.
Iím thinking same, go find him first light and good luck!
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Old 11-18-2022, 10:04 PM   #36
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You didn’t hear him crash? That looks like a lot of blood! He couldn’t have gone far.. Go get him and post the pics.
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Old 11-18-2022, 10:16 PM   #37
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That MM tore a huge hole in him, he is dead!
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Old 11-18-2022, 10:21 PM   #38
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Old 11-18-2022, 11:37 PM   #39
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Iím voting on a dead deer due to blood color and mega meat hole.


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Old 11-18-2022, 11:44 PM   #40
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Old 11-18-2022, 11:59 PM   #41
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Good luck on recovery OP.
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Old 11-19-2022, 01:02 AM   #42
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Old 11-19-2022, 06:55 AM   #43
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Good luck on the recovery look forward to the LDPís
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Old 11-19-2022, 07:09 AM   #44
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Back in for pics!!


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Old 11-19-2022, 07:27 AM   #45
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Pics common good luck
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Old 11-19-2022, 07:33 AM   #46
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Old 11-19-2022, 07:38 AM   #47
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Thanks guys Iím sitting in the truck waiting for day light then weíre going in after him. I will report back


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Old 11-19-2022, 07:41 AM   #48
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Old 11-19-2022, 07:47 AM   #49
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Good luck... I'm very impressed with the mega meat broadheads.
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Old 11-19-2022, 07:49 AM   #50
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