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Re: Arrow away. Its been an hour... [Re: Boco] #7058090
11/21/20 06:17 PM
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Originally Posted by Boco
Wolves gotta eat too-go get another one.


I agree. After you give it your best effort, thatís all you can do.


I trap for fun. I skin 'em for the money!
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Re: Arrow away. Its been an hour... [Re: Hutchy] #7058109
11/21/20 06:34 PM
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Sounds like the blade just sliced the hide. If it was lungs he would be spraying occasionally as it fills the lungs and he snorts to clear them. That doesn't look like lung blood to me .

Re: Arrow away. Its been an hour... [Re: Hutchy] #7058122
11/21/20 06:42 PM
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Re: Arrow away. Its been an hour... [Re: Hutchy] #7058124
11/21/20 06:44 PM
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Originally Posted by Hutchy
[Linked Image]

May as well go see if I can put hands on him.



That's really not much blood for a broadhead.... If that is the most you found anywhere you just clipped him

Re: Arrow away. Its been an hour... [Re: Hutchy] #7058130
11/21/20 06:51 PM
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Hope you found him. Go to the last blood drop and start looking for his tracks.

Re: Arrow away. Its been an hour... [Re: jbyrd63] #7058260
11/21/20 08:27 PM
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Originally Posted by jbyrd63
Sounds like the blade just sliced the hide. If it was lungs he would be spraying occasionally as it fills the lungs and he snorts to clear them. That doesn't look like lung blood to me .


The blood in the photo was the first spurt.

The blood trail was one of the best I have followed, and a buddy who killed well over 70 deer was with me. When we started he was confident it was laying dead just over the next rise. Till it started waning...

There was chunks of coagulated blood a few times the size of a deck of cards.

When he stopped you could see two distinct blood marks. As in, two square feet per side.

Re: Arrow away. Its been an hour... [Re: Hutchy] #7058268
11/21/20 08:31 PM
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Sounds like a deep flesh wound in front of the front shoulder.They bleed heavy at first then stop bleeding the further they go.Always bright red blood.

Re: Arrow away. Its been an hour... [Re: Bruce T] #7058292
11/21/20 08:39 PM
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Originally Posted by Bruce T
Sounds like a deep flesh wound in front of the front shoulder.They bleed heavy at first then stop bleeding the further they go.Always bright red blood.


I should have taken pics.

My buddy said lung was 100% hit, and every so often there were bubbles in it


I watched the arrow go, and if I was a betting man I'd say 4" above the bottom of the deer, and 6-8" back from the leg crease.

We figure one blade sliced the bottom of one lung, angle made it miss the second. Entry, exit. Explains it hacking out blood too.

I generally aim too high with a bow, and corrected a bit to much I guess

Here's a thought...next time I'll double lung it and show yall lol


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Re: Arrow away. Its been an hour... [Re: Hutchy] #7058333
11/21/20 09:07 PM
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It absolutely amazes me how tough deer can be. I hit a buck last year that I couldnít find. Great blood at first with some bubbles, followed a heavy blood trail for 500 yards through thick brush, I even found where he fell off a ridge into a creek. He got back up, kept going, and I followed until there was no more blood. Searched for a couple days, but never found him. You could hit me anywhere with a broad head, and I wouldnít run 5 feet, much less hundreds of yards lol. They are incredibly tough.


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Re: Arrow away. Its been an hour... [Re: Hutchy] #7058347
11/21/20 09:15 PM
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Originally Posted by Hutchy
Originally Posted by Bruce T
Sounds like a deep flesh wound in front of the front shoulder.They bleed heavy at first then stop bleeding the further they go.Always bright red blood.


I should have taken pics.

My buddy said lung was 100% hit, and every so often there were bubbles in it


I watched the arrow go, and if I was a betting man I'd say 4" above the bottom of the deer, and 6-8" back from the leg crease.

We figure one blade sliced the bottom of one lung, angle made it miss the second. Entry, exit. Explains it hacking out blood too.

I generally aim too high with a bow, and corrected a bit to much I guess

Here's a thought...next time I'll double lung it and show yall lol


That should be a dead deer if that's correct.

Re: Arrow away. Its been an hour... [Re: Hutchy] #7058349
11/21/20 09:16 PM
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Was all the blood right in the tracks or off to one side?

Re: Arrow away. Its been an hour... [Re: Hutchy] #7058354
11/21/20 09:22 PM
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They are tougher than we think. My cousin shot a big buck with a 30-06. Followed a pouring blood trail with clots like cherries in it for 200 yards. Blood went to drops then nothing. Never found him.

Re: Arrow away. Its been an hour... [Re: Hutchy] #7058432
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This is going to sound really nuts but...trust your nose! A few years back my son hit a buck and followed the blood well into the night, till around 1 a.m. Back out at daybreak. Blood petered out completely. We had some idea of which direction he was going so we spread out about 30 yards apart and slowly walked. That's when I told him to "trust your nose'". We went about 100 yards and both of us caught the scent of "buck". Another 20-30 yards into the breeze and he walked up on the buck, down but alive and ready to run. He arrowed it well and we dragged the buck home.

I learned to "trust your nose" from a buddy who arrowed an Elk and found it exactly the same way.

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Re: Arrow away. Its been an hour... [Re: Hutchy] #7058434
11/21/20 10:28 PM
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Re: Arrow away. Its been an hour... [Re: Hutchy] #7058435
11/21/20 10:29 PM
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I'll tell you what, I've hunted quite a few species in Africa and Alaska, in addition to Ohio, where I grew up. Whitetail deer are probably the toughest animal I've ever hunted, in terms of being able to take a hit and keep going.

I don't know why that is. A lot of African hunters claim that African game are tougher than game in N. America. I think they're wrong.

Jim

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Re: Arrow away. Its been an hour... [Re: Hutchy] #7058440
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Iím late to the party...been in the deer woods all day. Itís our opener day for rifle season here. Iím gonna bet that you donít find that deer. Thatís meat blood youíre tracking.

Re: Arrow away. Its been an hour... [Re: BvrRetriever] #7058526
11/22/20 04:54 AM
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Originally Posted by BvrRetriever
Thatís meat blood youíre tracking.


Yep^^^
Just because there are bubbles in some of the blood does not indicate a lung hit.....pink, frothy blood does.

From what you have described.....a flesh wound.


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Re: Arrow away. Its been an hour... [Re: cohunt] #7058552
11/22/20 06:35 AM
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Originally Posted by cohunt
Dog available??

^^^ This
I've never lost a deer tracking myself after almost a hundred. I studied Tom Brown and other trackers, use peroxide, t-stick, flagging, etc. Took hours most times.

Then I started training dogs to track in the late '90s. They do in seconds what took me hours.
Dogs have successfully found wounded deer on tracks that were 1,000 yds six days old, six miles (10,000 yds) three days old, etc.

Irresponsible to hunt any big game without having a tracking dog team available.


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Re: Arrow away. Its been an hour... [Re: Hutchy] #7058560
11/22/20 06:57 AM
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Good luck to you. It happens to all of us sooner or later.

Re: Arrow away. Its been an hour... [Re: Hutchy] #7058594
11/22/20 07:15 AM
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Good luck. Doesn't look like massive amounts in pictures ive seen most were more like buckets thrown and painted and those don't go far at all. Good luck on next one sir!
I walked one down in fairly deep snow, bad shot hit the knee area. Walked and walked and kept it moving and I caught up to it after a few miles. Sometimes you just get lucky and a little persistence never hurts either.
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