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Old 12-05-2008, 08:38 PM   #1
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Default I arrowed a deer!! but it got to dark to track! What do you think!!

I just huntedthis afternoon hunt and hit an 8 point buck with my bow. I hit mid body but back in the chest. I found half of my arrow it was covered in blood but there was not a good blood trail andI tracked for about 150 yards. It started to get dark and had to stop. The blood was dark red and had som clots in it but wasn't frothy like a lung shot. What do you think my chances of finding it the next day are. The woods are pritty thick. This would of been my first nice size buck andI feel sick about hitting a animal and it dying and not having itgoing to use. please give me you thoughts on this.
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Old 12-05-2008, 08:55 PM   #2
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Default RE: I arrowed a deer!! but it got to dark to track! What do you think!!

To me, it sounds like a liver shot. If you didn't bump him this evening you should find him pretty close to where you left off tonight.
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Old 12-05-2008, 09:01 PM   #3
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What time was the shot and what time did you start tracking it?
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Old 12-05-2008, 09:09 PM   #4
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shot 430 pm tracked till 530 but waited 20 min until started to track
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Old 12-05-2008, 09:12 PM   #5
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You would have a had better blood trail using an arrow with a broadhead! j/k

Give that buck some time and he will lay down and die. Keep in mind though, if your area is going to get rain or snow tonight, you will never find him. If not, get out there first light.
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Old 12-05-2008, 09:20 PM   #6
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shot 430 pm tracked till 530 but waited 20 min until started to track
So you waited 20 minutes after the shot to track?
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Old 12-05-2008, 09:22 PM   #7
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That is correct i waited 20 min after the shot to track.
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Old 12-05-2008, 09:28 PM   #8
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That is correct i waited 20 min after the shot to track.
If you knew the shot was back, why'd you only wait 20 minutes? I wait 30 minutes to get out of the stand and check blood, and that's with a GUN.
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Old 12-05-2008, 09:31 PM   #9
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I know i should of waited longer but i didnt want to lose the light i had left.
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I know i should of waited longer but i didnt want to lose the light i had left.
There's always flashlights, or just wait until light tomorrow morning. I'm hoping you're going and looking for the deer tomorrow?
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