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Old 12-07-2016, 08:17 AM
Nontypical Buck
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Upon reading this post brings me to my recent deer loss endeavor. I shot a really nice big fat doe this past firearms season here in Illinois. I shoot a .460 Smith pistol with 225grn Horn FlexTip at 1935fps. I shot her about 15mins from legal end of the day at 80yds. Saw her hunch up and run into the timber. Was amazed she didn't just drop. I aimed about 8 inches up from bottom while on shooting sticks. Went to impact spot. Found hair and large pieces of lung matter on the winter wheat. Figured good blood trail. Nope!!! Ran out within 10 yds. Left and brought back-up in the AM. Barely found blood and found where she fell down the hill and went maybe another 30yds. 70yds total from impact site. 'Yotes found her first. Peeled her inside out like a banana. Nothing rest of season. So I feel your pain when you don't find blood and KNOW it was a good hit.

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