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Old 09-28-2019, 09:22 PM   #1
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Lease mate just shot at a good buck. 160ish 10. Deer on left.
He said at 20 yard quartering away. He saw the arrow go in and almost pass threw. He thought the shot was good being behind the shoulder. He thought it was 3 inches to high. The deer mule kicked jumped out of pen. And he heard it busting thru the brush and a crash. After going to the pen no blood. He walked to where he thought it hit the brush. No blood no arrow.

I told him to let it lay and wait for the morning.

Yalls thought Dead or Not???
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Old 09-28-2019, 09:25 PM   #2
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Dead. Hopefully
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Old 09-28-2019, 09:27 PM   #3
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Is the shot on film?
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Old 09-28-2019, 09:28 PM   #4
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I like the mule kick, good luck. Call a dog tonight if you want the meat
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Old 09-28-2019, 09:28 PM   #5
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Likely dead
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Old 09-28-2019, 09:29 PM   #6
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If he heard him crash, he is dead more than likely.
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Old 09-28-2019, 09:30 PM   #7
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If he heard a crash at the end then he needs to go get it. It's dead.
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Old 09-28-2019, 09:33 PM   #8
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Sounds like high lung. Prolly no immediate blood until cavity fills up. I would say go get him if he's confident in this shot.
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Old 09-28-2019, 09:46 PM   #9
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Who knows, not a lot to go off of right now. Give him until morning and see what y’all find. Hope he finds him
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Old 09-28-2019, 09:49 PM   #10
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I think he hit no mans land. So does our dog guy.The Dog guy said wait till morning, try and find blood. If we find it call him in.
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Old 09-28-2019, 09:50 PM   #11
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Is the shot on film?
No, just mental film
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Old 09-28-2019, 09:52 PM   #12
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Where are you hunting?
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Old 09-28-2019, 09:52 PM   #13
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Good luck...just did the same with a big pig...i’m ok not finding him...couldn’t sleep if it was that hoss your buddy shot!! You’ll find him in the am!!
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Old 09-28-2019, 09:54 PM   #14
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Mule kick, tail down.....call a dog!
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Old 09-28-2019, 09:56 PM   #15
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I think he hit no mans land. So does our dog guy.The Dog guy said wait till morning, try and find blood. If we find it call him in.
No such thing as "No mans land, The Void, etc...." "IF" he hit it where he described and buried that deep, deer is dead. Go get the deer or realize the shot wasn't as described.

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Old 09-28-2019, 09:56 PM   #16
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Go Look. Sounds Dead to Me If he Hit 3ins High Behind the shoulder. No reason to wait till Morning
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Old 09-28-2019, 10:04 PM   #17
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I would go look! I couldn't sleep anyways.
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Old 09-28-2019, 10:06 PM   #18
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Mule kick, hit in the pocket. Should be a dead deer. Good Luke in the morning.
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Old 09-28-2019, 10:16 PM   #19
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He is going to town to get beer. After talking with him the second time. He said the arrow was sticking out the exit side at an upward angle about 12-16 inches. Entry side he could see the fletching He said he thought it was 4-5 inches below the spin. I told him if thats the case than its dead.
This is his first deer with a bow. He lurks here on TBH. Another guy is headed out there right now.
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Old 09-28-2019, 10:18 PM   #20
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He is going to town to get beer. After talking with him the second time. He said the arrow was sticking out the exit side at an upward angle about 12-16 inches. Entry side he could see the fletching He said he thought it was 4-5 inches below the spin. I told him if thats the case than its dead.
This is his first deer with a bow. He lurks here on TBH. Another guy is headed out there right now.
Good Luck to him on the recovery!
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Old 09-28-2019, 10:20 PM   #21
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Where are you at? Your location says Brenham possibly
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Old 09-28-2019, 10:20 PM   #22
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Possible backstrap shot. Good luck.
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Old 09-28-2019, 10:20 PM   #23
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In....that’s a helluva buck! Hope all ends well.
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Old 09-28-2019, 10:21 PM   #24
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With that shot, he should find it. If he's wrong and he was higher than he thinks, deer should live. As long as he's sure he wasn't too far back, it wont hurt to go look.
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Old 09-28-2019, 10:21 PM   #25
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In for recovery. Fingers crossed


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Old 09-28-2019, 10:25 PM   #26
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In for outcome. It is often interesting comparing what a shooter remembers about the shot to what really happened.
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Old 09-28-2019, 10:28 PM   #27
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I wouldn't want to wait. Sounds like a dead deer if he hit where he thinks he hit. Spoiled meat is as good as a lost deer to me. Good luck to the hunter with the recovery. Heck of a buck!
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Old 09-28-2019, 10:32 PM   #28
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Where are you at? Your location says Brenham possibly
Northwest of Wichita Falls. The dog guy lives in Wichita
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Old 09-28-2019, 10:33 PM   #29
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I would be so Afraid, if its dead, you will loose the meat in this heat..
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Old 09-28-2019, 10:39 PM   #30
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I sure hope he finds it. There is a funny story that goes with him even being out at the lease today.
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Old 09-28-2019, 10:43 PM   #31
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Gotcha. I have a good dog and would of helped you out sir. Best of luck on the recovery
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Old 09-28-2019, 10:43 PM   #32
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From our experiences in our area. If we don't or can't find a deer with in 2 hours the coyote will be all over it. I've seen them on a deer that was alive 25 minutes after it was shot. Wild raw wide open spaces out there.
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Old 09-28-2019, 10:44 PM   #33
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Gotcha. I have a good dog and would of helped you out sir. Best of luck on the recovery
That's very kind. I really appreciate it.
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Old 09-28-2019, 10:47 PM   #34
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If the shot was 5” below the spine I want to say dead deer, but a lot depends on if he was shooting from the ground or an elevated blind. Best of luck, I still think y’all will find him
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Old 09-28-2019, 10:51 PM   #35
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Sure hope y'all find him. Looks like a great deer.
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Old 09-28-2019, 10:51 PM   #36
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I hope he finds but in my experience 99% of the time where people think they hit a deer and where they actually hit the deer are two totally different places.


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Old 09-28-2019, 11:02 PM   #37
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... I need to go back and find that pick I have of the "void" ppl are saying doesn't exist...

I'm not as hopeful as some here... If actually 5 inches low should be top of both lungs, won't bleed much if that high.

I'm worrying it's only 2-3 inches high and slightly back from where thought... If you got a dog guy I might get him lined out for the am
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Old 09-28-2019, 11:17 PM   #38
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Old 09-28-2019, 11:24 PM   #39
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Good luck, lost a 10 pt last year to coyotes.
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Old 09-28-2019, 11:27 PM   #40
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Ain't no way I'd wait until morning to go look for that deer. Morning means IF there's a recovery, all you get it horns. Look tonight and if you find him, GREAT. If no recovery tonight, you can always look tomorrow. You'll know if you jump him. In my estimation, it's wasteful not to go look tonight.
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Old 09-28-2019, 11:34 PM   #41
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Old 09-28-2019, 11:36 PM   #42
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Good luck in the AM. I hope he didn’t go far
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Old 09-28-2019, 11:39 PM   #43
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Spot on. That’s where video really helps. Go look tonight.
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Old 09-28-2019, 11:42 PM   #44
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What broadhead ?


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Old 09-28-2019, 11:51 PM   #45
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Doesn’t matter.
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Old 09-28-2019, 11:53 PM   #46
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Good luck, I'd definitely be out there looking.
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Old 09-28-2019, 11:54 PM   #47
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I’d be on hands and knees looking or have a dog out there for that quality of deer.

Can’t tell you if he’s dead or not from a description because the mind changes things rerunning it over and over.

Good luck to your buddy
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Old 09-28-2019, 11:58 PM   #48
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Hopefully y’all find him.
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Old 09-29-2019, 06:18 AM   #49
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They looked for 3 hours last night and nothing. Will be back out at day break.
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Old 09-29-2019, 06:36 AM   #50
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