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Old 12-11-2019, 10:40 AM   #101
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If you are relying on a pneumothorax to kill a deer, good luck. Bow killed deer die from blood loss or spinal cord injury.

I shot a bobcat once with a .243 and it had a hole about the size of a lacrosse ball in the wall of its chest cavity. We put it in the back of the truck and proceeded to get the truck stuck. Fell asleep waiting for help and woke up to a racket in the bed of truck. That bobcat was doing it's best to get away. This was a good hour later I would say. I could see it's lung inside the hole in it's side. He was dispatched post haste. Do you know what they do when a patient comes in with a collapsed lung? They cut a hole in the wall of their chest cavity to let it re-inflate.
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Old 12-11-2019, 04:46 PM   #102
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No luck this morning. Try again tonight


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Old 12-11-2019, 04:58 PM   #103
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Shot a doe in the "sweet spot" quite a few years ago early in the season. Never found her. Around Christmas she was taken thinking it was a healthy doe. Found my fixed blade Montec in her opposite side elbow, holes in both sides of her chest and both front lung lobes black and shriveled. You cannot tell me that an animal shot in the lungs cannot survive.
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Old 12-11-2019, 06:58 PM   #104
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Shot a doe in the "sweet spot" quite a few years ago early in the season. Never found her. Around Christmas she was taken thinking it was a healthy doe. Found my fixed blade Montec in her opposite side elbow, holes in both sides of her chest and both front lung lobes black and shriveled. You cannot tell me that an animal shot in the lungs cannot survive.


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Old 12-30-2019, 04:55 PM   #105
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Update: On 12/15/19 the hunter put another arrow through this buck, this time his arrow passed through dead middle of the rib cage using a G5 Montec broadhead. Slight blood trail and he could not find the buck now for a second time. Next morning went out scoured the area with no luck.
Fast forward to this past Saturday. The buck shows up on trail camera, alive and skinny with two pass through holes in his body. Sunday morning the hunter goes back to the stand. The buck now named The Zombie Buck comes out and he puts a 3rd arrow through this buck. 20 m inutes later they found Zombie dead. I will post pics in a minute
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Old 12-30-2019, 04:58 PM   #106
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Update: On 12/15/19 the hunter put another arrow through this buck, this time his arrow passed through dead middle of the rib cage using a G5 Montec broadhead. Slight blood trail and he could not find the buck now for a second time. Next morning went out scoured the area with no luck.
Fast forward to this past Saturday. The buck shows up on trail camera, alive and skinny with two pass through holes in his body. Sunday morning the hunter goes back to the stand. The buck now named The Zombie Buck comes out and he puts a 3rd arrow through this buck. 20 m inutes later they found Zombie dead. I will post pics in a minute
wow, what a tough dude!!!
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Old 12-30-2019, 04:58 PM   #107
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Old 12-30-2019, 04:59 PM   #108
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Happy ending for the hunter. Not so much for the deer. Have you not watched the movies? Zombies require head shots.

Great story for years to come!
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Old 12-30-2019, 05:00 PM   #109
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Congrats
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Old 12-30-2019, 05:06 PM   #110
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That was one tough deer. Congrats to the hunter that finally closed the deal.
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Old 12-30-2019, 05:31 PM   #111
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In for wound pics
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Old 12-30-2019, 05:45 PM   #112
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Rough month for the deer! If my month ever gets rough I'll always remember things could be worse..I could have two arrow pass-throughs. Congrats to the hunter.
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Old 12-30-2019, 05:45 PM   #113
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In for wound pics
Same here. Very interested in seeing where the first shots missed.
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Old 12-30-2019, 06:07 PM   #114
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Wow
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Old 02-22-2021, 12:21 PM   #115
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Did we ever get dead pics of zombie?
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Old 02-22-2021, 12:30 PM   #116
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I'd let him walk. The man upstairs doesn't want him dead.
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Old 02-22-2021, 12:35 PM   #117
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Make with the pics already, George!
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Old 02-22-2021, 12:44 PM   #118
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Like others said too far forward. The size of an empty lung (exhaled) vs full (inhaled) is dramatic. All those charts show deer's lungs at full capacity. You don't need a biology degree to see that vitals were not cut enough or at all.
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Old 02-22-2021, 12:51 PM   #119
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Did we ever get dead pics of zombie?
Yes stand by let me find pictures
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Old 02-22-2021, 01:03 PM   #120
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For the too far forward bunch


Now that was the first arrow. Two weeks later this kids sticks him again through the lungs. Two weeks after that the **** deer shows up and third arrow finall did him in.


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Old 02-22-2021, 01:05 PM   #121
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I think I have a picture somewhere with all three holes in him. Let me keep looking.
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Old 02-22-2021, 01:25 PM   #122
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He evidently had a lot to live for
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Old 02-22-2021, 02:46 PM   #123
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I'm here for the pics with 3 pass through holes, that deer was TOUGH
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Old 02-22-2021, 02:46 PM   #124
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I'm here for the pics with 3 pass through holes, that deer was TOUGH
I'm working on it. I got it somewhere.
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Old 02-22-2021, 02:59 PM   #125
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I got more coming


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Old 02-22-2021, 03:00 PM   #126
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Tough S.O.B.
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Old 02-22-2021, 03:05 PM   #127
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It was really unbelievable. If you watch the video (which is on my phone but cant figure out how to post it) you think dang thats a dead deer. Then you watch the video of the second shot two weeks later and you're like aww heck he's dead. Then two weeks later he shows up again and well mind blown.
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Old 02-22-2021, 03:06 PM   #128
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Id'a put numbers 4 and 5 in that ol boy when I walked up....just to be sure!
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Old 02-22-2021, 03:09 PM   #129
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Was talking with Roy Hindes about this buck and hes got stories of bucks with double lung bullet holes still walking around and being taken the following year. Crazy how resilient these animals can be.
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Old 02-22-2021, 03:14 PM   #130
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Wow this is crazy, got any pics of close up of both sides of his chest cavity?
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Old 02-22-2021, 03:15 PM   #131
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#3 looks like a Rage!
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Old 02-22-2021, 03:20 PM   #132
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Good thing he wasn’t tough and smart.
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Old 02-22-2021, 05:32 PM   #133
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Good thing he wasn’t tough and smart.


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Old 02-22-2021, 07:00 PM   #134
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It has been my experience that the will to survive of a south Texas mature buck is second to none. I have seen deer shot that were bang flops and then get up and run to never be found. All while leaving a blood trail you could follow blindfolded. Amazing animals to say the least. Thanks for sharing.
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Old 02-22-2021, 07:16 PM   #135
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Y’all killed the Jesus deer. Hope you’re happy. . Congratulations on the toughest deer ever.


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Old 02-22-2021, 07:47 PM   #136
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Old 02-22-2021, 07:49 PM   #137
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Way to forward
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Old 02-22-2021, 08:51 PM   #138
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Ahhhh, give him another year.
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Old 02-22-2021, 08:59 PM   #139
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Glad you finally got 1 in the vitals. Obvious the first 2 were not "in the lungs" or he would have died
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Old 02-22-2021, 10:13 PM   #140
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Glad you finally got 1 in the vitals. Obvious the first 2 were not "in the lungs" or he would have died


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Old 02-23-2021, 09:36 AM   #141
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When the young man that killed the Zombie buck sends me more pictures of the arrow holes I will post them.
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