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#7274439 - 01/05/13 11:36 PM Re: Ever lost an animal? [Re: 5spd]
rphguy Offline
Campfire Regular

Registered: 02/23/11
Posts: 311
Loc: Florence, Mississippi
lost a housecat one time. It took 3 attempts and a half tank of gas, but I was finally successful.

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#7299807 - 01/11/13 03:20 PM Re: Ever lost an animal? [Re: rphguy]
kamo_gari Offline
Campfire Outfitter

Registered: 03/18/11
Posts: 9452
Loc: Boston, MA
Haven't taken but a dozen-odd 'big game' animals, but haven't lost one yet. One antelope I shot badly was a horrible thing, however. She was bedded down and I must have spooked her just as I squeezed, and the round unzipped her belly as she stood. UGLY. Ended up putting 3 more 7RM rounds in her as she ran along dragging 20 feet of intestines behind her. A bud with me finally rolled her with two .35 Whelen rounds. Not a proud moment, that.

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#7300649 - 01/11/13 06:22 PM Re: Ever lost an animal? [Re: kamo_gari]
Ole_270 Online   content
Campfire Ranger

Registered: 02/02/03
Posts: 2045
Loc: Ks
Several years ago I lost a poorly hit doe, knew it when I heard that hollow thump that I'd gut shot her. She had come up out of a hollow and stopped for a moment before starting off again just as I shot. Trailed her across two neighbors places before I lost the trail. I'm always very careful about shot placement as I don't want that feeling again.

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