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Old 10-14-2011, 09:32 AM   #101
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He's got to be there somewhere, dead. Keep looking and good luck.
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Old 10-14-2011, 09:35 AM   #102
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Do not give up! That buck is dead somewhere.
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Old 10-14-2011, 09:35 AM   #103
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call in some help and start walking lines...sounds like he should be down somewhere nearby

If water is nearby go check the crossing points..look for blood or hampered tracks..

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Old 10-14-2011, 09:36 AM   #104
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Old 10-14-2011, 09:36 AM   #105
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Stay at it have faith.
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Old 10-14-2011, 09:41 AM   #106
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Still no blood after that 20 yards I found a hour ago, The blood I have found the last 3 spots weren't specks of blood they were large amounts around every 15 to 20 yards from eachother I've even back tracked the blood all the way back to the stand. Then I back tracked all the way to the last blood.
There is no way the deers not dead to much blood. I hav walked atleast 15 circles around last blood.
First started small circles then to large circles out to 60 to 70 yards. The disappointment is starting to kick in. I'm not sure what else to do. Some of y'all are saying look for tracks but there are no tracks visible......Sigh
What kind of blood is it? Is it thick? like blood that is coughed up? If it isn't you are probably looking at where he stood for several minutes. Which side of his body is it coming out of? How far is it from where you left the track last night?
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Old 10-14-2011, 09:42 AM   #107
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Old 10-14-2011, 09:44 AM   #108
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Look forward, look for gaps (between trees etc) then go there and look for blood. They generally run more or less in a line unless they are about to go down. Skip ahead to the water, look around the banks. Check the shoreline for tracks/blood. Even if gut shot, that buck is probably dead now.
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Old 10-14-2011, 09:46 AM   #109
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Don't lose patience, you have seen good blood, you know he is there. Take your time, you will find him
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Old 10-14-2011, 09:48 AM   #110
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Good luck he's There somewhere
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Old 10-14-2011, 09:48 AM   #111
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I was in this situation two weekends ago...stick with him, you will find him, we tracked me deer for almost 7 hours and finally recovered my biggest deer to date, don't give up on him.
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Old 10-14-2011, 09:50 AM   #112
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He is there wish I was closer I'd come help.
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Old 10-14-2011, 09:51 AM   #113
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Good luck to you man. I feel for ya
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Old 10-14-2011, 09:52 AM   #114
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check the nearest water source the direction he was traveling. and check the thicker bush spots in between and around the water.
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Old 10-14-2011, 09:55 AM   #115
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Goodluck! Hope you find him.
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Old 10-14-2011, 09:55 AM   #116
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Sometimes the punch will pluge the hole up. Look real good in the brush piles i found one of my deer with only the tip of the tail was sticking out of the brush. Another thing if there a fence look for a trail where he went thur or jumped. They go back where they came from most of the time. They can also hide very well,fallow the tracks when theirs no blood. i would think he would have laid down at some point. Good luck.
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Old 10-14-2011, 09:55 AM   #117
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Grid search
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Old 10-14-2011, 10:00 AM   #118
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X2-I shot what at the time was my best buck about 10 years ago and got poor penetration and little blood. We did a grid search and found him 300 yards away after searching for 6 hours. He was in the thickest stuff and barely visible from 10 feet away. Move slowly and look everywhere...Mine also back tracked back towards me after about 200 yards. Keep looking and then look some more.
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Old 10-14-2011, 10:04 AM   #119
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You Can Do It!!!!
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Old 10-14-2011, 10:06 AM   #120
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Dont give up
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Old 10-14-2011, 10:13 AM   #121
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Dog!!!


Shank 'em!
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Old 10-14-2011, 10:23 AM   #122
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Dog = ILLEGAL!!!
Shank 'em!
There I fixed it for ya...
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Old 10-14-2011, 10:26 AM   #123
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If you don't find him this AM the buzzards will be your friend tomorrow.
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Old 10-14-2011, 10:29 AM   #124
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There I fixed it for ya...
Tracking dogs cant be used in Harris county?
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Old 10-14-2011, 10:40 AM   #125
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Cant add anything to the tracking part thats not already been added, except to add encouragement and looking forward to the pictures.
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Old 10-14-2011, 10:45 AM   #126
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Boring, frustrating, aggravating but the end result is rewarding!!! Keep at it!
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Old 10-14-2011, 10:45 AM   #127
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Hope you find him!!
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Old 10-14-2011, 10:46 AM   #128
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keep looking you will find him
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Old 10-14-2011, 10:49 AM   #129
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Tracking dogs cant be used in Harris county?
This is true of most east TX counties. It goes back to when running deer with dogs was outlawed. People could continue to run them under the pretense of tracking if this were allowed.

To the OP do not give up!!! That deer is dead, dead, dead and probably right under your nose. Call in some of these guys that have offered their services. 4, 6 or 8 or more eyeballs is better than 2 tired and frustrated ones any day.
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Old 10-14-2011, 10:50 AM   #130
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Keep searching!! Never give up! Never surrender!! The splotches you are finding are probably where he has laid down. He's out there and bleeding. Don't give up!
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Old 10-14-2011, 10:51 AM   #131
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Tracking dogs cant be used in Harris county?
Thats what THE BOOK says...
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Old 10-14-2011, 10:54 AM   #132
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Old 10-14-2011, 10:56 AM   #133
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Good luck bump.
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Old 10-14-2011, 10:57 AM   #134
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Good luck!!!
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Old 10-14-2011, 10:58 AM   #135
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Good luck. Keep looking. He is there.
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Old 10-14-2011, 11:01 AM   #136
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Well I decided to take a little break because I have 2 people on the way to come help, We are going to do a grid search. Thats the only hope left, I only found a little blood since 7 a.m. If we dont find him I at least hope hes alive hes a main frame 10 I would guess would score 145 to 150. If we dont find him the buzzards will and ill find the buzzards.

Well this is LAST blood found after 4 hours of searching...Disapointment.



Here is the arrow it went all the way through but didnt fall out for awhile.
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Old 10-14-2011, 11:02 AM   #137
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Keep at it. Gut shot--he will head to water. Keep looking for him til the buzzards show you where he is if you don't find him first. Don't give up, there are still many possible places for you to look. Sometimes when I lose blood, I follow what my gut tells me where the deer will go based on the direction it was headed when it took off. It works. But, is time consuming at the same time, as I am still looking for blood. When I find it again, the deer is usually not far away. It is a very good lesson for tracking as well, always something to learn to help the next track job.
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Old 10-14-2011, 11:13 AM   #138
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Good Luck, you will find him!
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Old 10-14-2011, 11:16 AM   #139
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Keep at it.. prayers that you find him.
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Old 10-14-2011, 11:17 AM   #140
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Come on we are all pulling for you
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Old 10-14-2011, 11:19 AM   #141
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Old 10-14-2011, 11:19 AM   #142
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deer is down walking away is gonna make it so you recover!
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Old 10-14-2011, 11:22 AM   #143
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Keep looking. This happened to me 3 years ago, and after about 400 yards we found him berried into some thick brush under a low hanging cedar tree. GOOD LUCK!
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Old 10-14-2011, 11:23 AM   #144
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Come on bud, I'm rooting for you. Based on that arrow and your story that deer is dead.... look in the thickest cover you can find.

Also is he running in a straight line or making a bunch of turns? Usually a deer hit hard will stay on a main course and not change directions to much until right before he piles up.

Good luck I'm following
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Old 10-14-2011, 11:24 AM   #145
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Old 10-14-2011, 11:24 AM   #146
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Call someone to "bring their dog for a WALK on your place" and leave all guns, knives and bows at camp.

That law is BS.
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Old 10-14-2011, 11:24 AM   #147
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Old 10-14-2011, 11:25 AM   #148
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Get Him! I know ur close!
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Old 10-14-2011, 11:26 AM   #149
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Ifound mine burryied under a cedar tree in the shade!! keep lookin!!! if he's under a tree it'll take the buzzards a while to find him! GOOD LUCK!!!!!!
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Old 10-14-2011, 11:31 AM   #150
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Been following along waiting for a positive update. Keep at it. Hopefully the fresh eyes will help. Good luck!
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