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Old 12-16-2020, 04:38 PM   #1
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Default Bad shot on a doe

She ducked and turned right as I released the arrow. I know I hit guts, the arrow has blood on the first half and bile on the back half. Barely and blood trail, just some spots here and there. Gonna give her some more time and start searching.

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Old 12-16-2020, 04:40 PM   #2
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I think most of us have found ourselves in this situation. Good luck on recovery.
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Old 12-16-2020, 04:41 PM   #3
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Patience good luck on the recovery
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Old 12-16-2020, 04:42 PM   #4
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You entered liver and came out opposite shoulder. That deer should be dead and I bet blood will open up after 30-40 yards of the trail. If the shoulder hole is getting covered with muscle and the entrance is plugged, blood may be sparse, but I donít see anything wrong with that shot as long as the angles I am seeing are what actually happened.
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Old 12-16-2020, 05:22 PM   #5
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a little back but I agree you should be good
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Old 12-16-2020, 05:41 PM   #6
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You got some lung...IMO. Giv’er time to die. Let the broadhead do its job. Retrospect: Dont step out of the blind for 2 hrs and go away for 3-4 more hours before trailing on “bad shots”...my new standard SOP.

I hope to see the LDPs.

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Old 12-16-2020, 05:55 PM   #7
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If you are sitting on the ground and got a complete pass through I bet she's dead close by. What broad head are you shooting? This shot is where a big mechanical will help you out.
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Old 12-16-2020, 06:19 PM   #8
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Shooting a slick trick magnum. Tracked blood for a while, found shots where she opened up and was a strand up walk hours track. Others it was a hand and knees looking for little drops. Pay spot I found was 2 decent sized blood splatters looks like dripping from both sides then it went dry. She's walking towards water. My head lamp died so marked that spot with gps and getting a different light now.

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Old 12-16-2020, 06:21 PM   #9
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That deer is dead. Good luck getting her found!
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Old 12-16-2020, 06:30 PM   #10
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Last blood spot

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Old 12-16-2020, 06:31 PM   #11
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Iíd wait :45 minutes. Grab some batteries and a cold drink. Be patient
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Old 12-16-2020, 06:37 PM   #12
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I think she’s dead. Times like that is when mechanicals are nice insurance. Good luck on the track!
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Old 12-16-2020, 06:46 PM   #13
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That deer is dead. Sucks it is dark but she can't be far. Work grids.
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Old 12-16-2020, 06:51 PM   #14
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Time is your friend and the weather is cool to cold at night. You will find her. Good luck.
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Old 12-16-2020, 06:53 PM   #15
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Usually 2 hrs on a single lung/ liver but she is dead for sure
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Old 12-16-2020, 07:14 PM   #16
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Not sure if the arrow or the flight path came from the right side of the camera or the left side of the camera. If the arrow came from the left side of the camera, the track job would be shorter. Good luck and keep us posted!
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Old 12-16-2020, 07:28 PM   #17
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Looks like a better shot than I made on a spike Monday night--see pics here:

https://discussions.texasbowhunter.c...d.php?t=792775

I got both lungs, though barely.
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Old 12-16-2020, 07:39 PM   #18
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Found her

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Old 12-16-2020, 07:42 PM   #19
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Man that was a heck of a track

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Old 12-16-2020, 07:47 PM   #20
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Way to get her found! Congrats!
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Old 12-16-2020, 07:55 PM   #21
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Way to get it done! Great job on the tracking.
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Old 12-16-2020, 07:59 PM   #22
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Way to not give up! Cant tell ya how many time I’ve herd “oh well, it’s just a doe”.... way to show respect to her
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Old 12-16-2020, 08:00 PM   #23
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Great job and congrats on a successful recovery!
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Old 12-16-2020, 08:13 PM   #24
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Great job sticking with it!

That last pic shows that something was deceiving in the first pic. First pic gives impression of a higher hit location.
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Old 12-16-2020, 08:14 PM   #25
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Glad you found her! Congrats
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Old 12-16-2020, 08:17 PM   #26
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Congrats! Great job finding her
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Old 12-16-2020, 08:19 PM   #27
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Good job. Thanks for tagging us along
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Old 12-16-2020, 08:27 PM   #28
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Congrats! Great job!
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Old 12-16-2020, 08:32 PM   #29
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That’ll eat! Congrats! Good job sticking with it.
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Old 12-16-2020, 08:34 PM   #30
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. Nice. How far did she make it?
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Old 12-16-2020, 08:45 PM   #31
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Congrats, glad you found her!
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Old 12-16-2020, 08:51 PM   #32
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Congrats. Way to stay persistant
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Old 12-16-2020, 08:53 PM   #33
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Great ending, congrats!

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Old 12-16-2020, 09:00 PM   #34
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Congratulations on sticking with the track. Good doe.
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Old 12-16-2020, 09:03 PM   #35
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Nice recovery. Congrats.
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Old 12-16-2020, 09:08 PM   #36
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Old 12-16-2020, 09:09 PM   #37
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Good tracking and recovery. Congrats
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Old 12-16-2020, 09:18 PM   #38
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Awesome job!!!!
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Old 12-16-2020, 09:26 PM   #39
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Good job, congrats to you
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Old 12-16-2020, 09:31 PM   #40
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. Nice. How far did she make it?
FAR!!!!! I spooked her and she got up and went farther than she would've had I waited a little longer.

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Old 12-16-2020, 09:34 PM   #41
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Great job sticking with it!

That last pic shows that something was deceiving in the first pic. First pic gives impression of a higher hit location.
Agreed, entrance was lower than I thought but the exit was higher I guess due to her ducking and turning away from the arrow. Hit guts and back of liver. Chest cavity was full when I opened her up.

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Old 12-16-2020, 09:34 PM   #42
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FAR!!!!! I spooked her and she got up and went farther than she would've had I waited a little longer.

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Made that mistake twice. 1st time was soon after shot and I didnít realize she was laid up as close as she was, 2nd time was 3.5 hours later and bumped her. Found neither, and sick feeling. Glad you found her as those tracks are grueling.


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Old 12-16-2020, 09:35 PM   #43
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That's the way to finish the job! Congratulations!

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Old 12-16-2020, 09:46 PM   #44
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Congrats on the recovery!
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Old 12-16-2020, 09:54 PM   #45
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My congratulations to you sir on a fine job!! Much respect!!
You’ll enjoy that blackstrap a little better than usual. Well earned and deserved!!
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Old 12-16-2020, 09:55 PM   #46
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Thanks everyone. Deer is on ice and I have a cold beer and warm fire now.

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Old 12-17-2020, 12:04 PM   #47
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Awesome! Well done Ag!
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Old 12-17-2020, 12:07 PM   #48
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Great recovery. Congrats.
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Old 12-17-2020, 12:27 PM   #49
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Old 12-17-2020, 12:43 PM   #50
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