Last monday evening my cousin and I were out hunting on his mom and dads farm and he had a 160 10 point come by following a doe. The doe followed a trail that broke off away from his stand and he knew the buck was going to do the same thing so he had to take a shot at 26yards through a little brush. His..." /> Cousin shot a monster but arrow hit limb and deflected...need help - Page 2 - HuntingNet.com Forums

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Old 11-08-2006, 07:30 AM
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Don't shoot arrows through brush! But it's done..hope he recovers. My opinion if he was hit hard in the muscle for sure and bleeding badly. This is a case where you should have pushed him. Got right on the trail and try and keep him bleeding. If you give him time it's gonna stop or at least slow to a point where tracking would be difficult at best.

But again it's too late for that also..good luck on the continued search
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Old 11-08-2006, 08:31 AM
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Personally, I don't think you should have waited anymore then about 20 minutes to go after him. Especially since you knew exactly where the arrow hit. Your only real chance of recovery was to have him bleed out.

Get the book "Finding Wounded Deer" by John Trout.
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Old 11-08-2006, 07:17 PM
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Well, he said his cousin shot it, so get off of his butt
If I were on his butt he and you both would know it.
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Old 11-08-2006, 07:48 PM
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ORIGINAL: Rickmur

Well, he said his cousin shot it, so get off of his butt
If I were on his butt he and you both would know it.
Ah, the ole' internet tough guy, I knew eventually I'd run across one on HNI.
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Old 11-08-2006, 08:12 PM
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why would you shoot through brush???

with an arrow.im shaking my head over this one.
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Old 11-08-2006, 08:52 PM
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i shot a doe in the hip bonelast year, she couldnt run but she could still walk and we ended upwe trailing her for about a mile before we got the dogs to corner her up to finish her off. needless to say she might not have died from the shot but something definitely would have caught her with ease.
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Old 11-09-2006, 07:45 AM
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Its amazing how many, cousins, brothers, best friends, brother in laws and co-workers take bad shots and sendsomeonehere for helpto find their wounded lost deer..
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Old 11-09-2006, 05:30 PM
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Thanks for the help nopardaid...All I was doing was tryin to help my cousin out cause he was pretty upset with the situation and get some opinions from people but I guess some people are perfect and thats not possible...
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Old 11-09-2006, 05:33 PM
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did he find him>?
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Old 11-09-2006, 08:19 PM
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Good news on the deer...just got a call about 15 minutes ago and my cousin saw the deer walking across a cut cornfield tonite with about 20 minutes before dark...said he was limpin pretty good but he was behind a doe so it sounds like hes gonna make it just fine...definitely a lesson learned the hard way for him but at least ill be able to say ill never make the mistake now...thanks for the advice though guys...
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