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Old 12-20-2006, 06:08 PM
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SO here it goes. I was hunting in Northern WI. About 4:15 pm last night a spiker came. It's the late season so I'm not to picky. Anyways he was broadside and 16 yds. I pulled back aimed behind the shoulder and released the deer ran off like a bat out hell. I climbed down and backed out. I got my uncle and we went to recover him 2 hours later. There was blood right away, and spraying everywhereon the right side off his tracks. So I'm guessing that I didn't pass through from the blood pattern. I found the arrow 20 yds away. Fletching covered in blood. We tracked him til' 10:00 and then backed out, and went back in the morning. We couldn't find anymore blood and no sign of him. The only thing I can figure is because of the steep angle (26 ft up) I hit the shoulder and it deflected down appearing I made a pass through, by the blood on the fletching. I sick to my stomach. I told myself I would do everything in my power to take open brodside shots. Anyone have any other theries.
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Old 12-20-2006, 06:54 PM
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You drilled him. I say he's laying there dead. Tracking in the dark can seem like a long track, but really isn't. When he took off did he jump like something goosed him? If yes then I say you drilled him, he laying there dead.
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Old 12-20-2006, 07:49 PM
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I'd say you drilled him also. Do a grid search and post a picture when you find him.
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Old 12-20-2006, 07:53 PM
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Look for him alll over again, you'll probley find him
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Old 12-20-2006, 07:55 PM
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From your story it sounds like you made a good hit on him. He is definately dead...go back and look some more
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Old 12-21-2006, 07:07 AM
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What they said,And if you know who has a dog that likes deer bones,leave your bow at home,and take him or a walk inthe woods...
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Old 12-21-2006, 08:37 AM
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Why do people get so high up in the tree? I guess at times it's a must. But you loose having a good broadside shot at anything under 20 yards. I would say the deer is probably dead though.

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Old 12-21-2006, 12:32 PM
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I'd look some more, but there's a good chance you won't find him. If you had a decent chest wound with a truly sharp broadhead, you would have found him last night. I think you probably hit shoulder tissue as your thread title suggests. There's typically a lot of blood at first, then you lose em. I've seen deer hit in shoulder with 30-06 that we didn't recover.
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Old 12-21-2006, 01:14 PM
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Get off the internet and get back into the woods and look for him!!!!!
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Old 12-21-2006, 01:17 PM
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I'd look some more, but there's a good chance you won't find him. If you had a decent chest wound with a truly sharp broadhead, you would have found him last night. I think you probably hit shoulder tissue as your thread title suggests. There's typically a lot of blood at first, then you lose em. I've seen deer hit in shoulder with 30-06 that we didn't recover.
So the 30-06 didnt break his shoulder eh? I find it hard to believe that any deer hit in the shoulder with anything heavier than a .243 wouldnt die. If you dont mind me asking, does anyone else know of an instance where a deer was hit in the shoulder with a rifle and didnt die?
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