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#7062410 - 11/10/12 Buck down!  
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Hunting yesterday with bow. At 8 am I saw a doe in the thicket 30 yds away, looking behind her to my right. I turn and here comes a nice shooter buck. I had about 10 seconds to think "shooter!", grab the bow, bleat at him 3 times to get him to stop, and then YANK the shot at 27 yds. Heard the dreaded watermelon sound. Gave him 2 hours and then slowly trailed the blood until it started thinning out. I slowly backed out and as I did, I saw him get up and slowly walk down the hill side.

Came back at 3:00 and slowly picked up the trail from where he was bedded. Finally saw him laying almost belly up down in a ravine. His head was propped up against a sapling. Dead deer! My buddy went back to get the quad, and I worked my way down the hill.
Got to 20 yards away and his back legs kicked, he struggled, got up, crashed across a dry ditch, and stumbled off. To say I was sick is understating things...

Only got down to 52 degrees overnight. So I finally found him around 9:00 this morning. Smelled him 50 yards away...

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#7062836 - 11/10/12 Re: Buck down! [Re: Kimber7man]  
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Congrats, glad you found him.

Where was he hit?


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#7062916 - 11/10/12 Re: Buck down! [Re: cal74]  
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Originally Posted by cal74
Congrats, glad you found him.

Where was he hit?


Gutshot right. glad you found him

#7062952 - 11/10/12 Re: Buck down! [Re: SGT26]  
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Congrats!


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#7063356 - 11/10/12 Re: Buck down! [Re: Kimber7man]  
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glad you found him to nice a Buck to lose . Congratulation


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#7063417 - 11/10/12 Re: Buck down! [Re: bea175]  
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Nice buck.

Looks like hit on RH side and exit is on LH side in front of rear leg........

#7063484 - 11/10/12 Re: Buck down! [Re: 2muchgun]  
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Opposite. Hit him in back left ham and it exited out the right side back of stomach. Slick tricks did the job on a bad shot...

#7063529 - 11/10/12 Re: Buck down! [Re: Kimber7man]  
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Figured it was an exit hole, being as all the stuff hanging out of it........

#7063876 - 11/10/12 Re: Buck down! [Re: 2muchgun]  
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nice buck

#7064447 - 11/11/12 Re: Buck down! [Re: Kimber7man]  
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Well done, Marty! Congrats on a nice buck.


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#7065872 - 11/11/12 Re: Buck down! [Re: SKane]  
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Congrats on a nice buck

#7066325 - 11/11/12 Re: Buck down! [Re: 2muchgun]  
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Originally Posted by 2muchgun
Figured it was an exit hole, being as all the stuff hanging out of it........


That's actually a leaf in the pic. grin

#7067326 - 11/12/12 Re: Buck down! [Re: Kimber7man]  
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Your back yard deck is a safer shot for you, glad you found the buck.

Doc

#7067367 - 11/12/12 Re: Buck down! [Re: doctor_Encore]  
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Thanks Doc!

#7067885 - 11/12/12 Re: Buck down! [Re: Kimber7man]  
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FINE buck, congrats Kimber7man. wink

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#7067894 - 11/12/12 Re: Buck down! [Re: gunner500]  
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congrats


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#7067995 - 11/12/12 Re: Buck down! [Re: SKane]  
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nice buck and great story! Glad you found him. I lost one this year it really sucks.

#7081593 - 11/16/12 Re: Buck down! [Re: KMDGarage]  
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congrats! At least someone in IN knows how to hunt deer...as I sure don't. laugh

#7093060 - 11/20/12 Re: Buck down! [Re: pointer]  
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great buck....congrats. Been a weird bow season here in Kansas so far, hope it improves this weekend.

#7093196 - 11/20/12 Re: Buck down! [Re: Kimber7man]  
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Ahhh, such a beautiful sight. Nice one and congrats.


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#7093217 - 11/20/12 Re: Buck down! [Re: USMC2602]  
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congrats on the buck!!!

With over 100 bowkills under my belt and trailing many more for friends( IE we hunted in a group of 8 bowhunters typically) let me just give you this.

Pushing a gut shot deer can lead to loss. So can leaving it overnight or too long. Remember I"m in TX so its warm too. Gut shots are simple to find. If you know its gut shot. The deer typically beds inside of 70 yards in my experiences. If thick, quicker than that. YOu have to SNEAK out of the stand if so inclined, the OPPOSITE way the deer went. Don't even look for the arrow because the deer may be 20 yards behind it. Spooking it out of its first bed early can lead to never finding it.

Last time I did the gut shot, was probably close to 20 years ago now thankfully. I waited until dark, and went away from the doe. Even though it was away froim camp also.

Then finally, give it 8 hours. Not 4. Not 6. Not 7.5. But 8 hours. 8 hours we've found every last one dead in their bed. 100 yards or less from the impact. Even in open grass fields.

And yes, one time we lost a deer to pigs. But IMHO we'd have lost that deer regardless if we trailed it right away anyway.

And trust me we've tried the 6 hours. ANd the 7 hours and every now and then they are dead, but not always. Did it once because the hunter wanted to get home at a certain time on Sunday evening... 7 hours into it. Found her bedded up, but alive. He shot at 20 yards and deflected. Mind you she was head down curled up under a cedar tree. I was at full draw with a pin on her chest when he released. She bailed out so fast I never did get a shot off...

Nuff said, hope it helps in the future. Hope you never have to deal with the thunk again too.

Good dear, congrats and congrats on not giving up! I"ve trailed gut shots over 1.5 miles until recovering them....

Jeff


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#7094032 - 11/20/12 Re: Buck down! [Re: rost495]  
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Great buck and great advice here, rost.

I'll take heed in the future. 8 hours it is....

#7095660 - 11/20/12 Re: Buck down! [Re: rost495]  
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rost,

You were close - he first bedded right at 90 yards from where he was shot...

#7097096 - 11/21/12 Re: Buck down! [Re: Kimber7man]  
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unfortunately I"ve trailed a handful of gut shots. No one wants to ever have to do it. But it happens.

Once I learned to totally trust 8 hours, its been foolproof. With the exception of the pigs.

I don't even have to have a trail to follow, I can grid out 100 or so yards pretty easy.

And the one doe I watched that jumped the string... stayed in an open field under a small mesquite through a norther and thunderstorm...

Having had to trail them aftger they've jumped a few times.... it can become an all day tedious task.

I actually enjoy the puzzle personally, but sucks if you never find em.


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