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Old 11-06-2007, 05:00 PM
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My buddy hit a buck tonight right at dark and is unsure of his hit. he heard a crack and had a passthrough. He said it was a very slight 1/4 too shot. I looked at his arrows and found some light blood up the shaft feathers and nock. We couldnt find any blood, it is in a back fill area with alot of shale and alittle grass. I just came home for lanterns and some more lights. Do you think we should give that buck some time or go after it. I really upsets me when people cant see or know where they hit...GGRRRR makes things alot easier. What would you do....35* so not worried about the meat unless he got the ponch.
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Old 11-06-2007, 05:02 PM
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Go back at first light, why take the chance of pushing it. If it's dead it will still be there.
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Old 11-06-2007, 05:02 PM
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Definately give it some time. The meat will still be good if you wait regardless of the hit. If your truly worried, wait 4 to 6 hours. 8 hours for a "ponch" and hope...meat will be good.
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Old 11-06-2007, 05:03 PM
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One more thing....if it is a marginal hit how long till that critter will expire?
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Old 11-06-2007, 05:10 PM
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Weather permitting I wait.
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Old 11-06-2007, 05:11 PM
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ORIGINAL: esmith3102

One more thing....if it is a marginal hit how long till that critter will expire?
Could be up to 4 hours on a liver hit, could be up to 8 hours and more on a straight gut shot.
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Old 11-06-2007, 06:18 PM
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You may not find blood until about 30 or 40 yds from where the shot was taken, if he left running hard.
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Old 11-06-2007, 06:21 PM
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When in Doubt, WAIT!!

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Old 11-06-2007, 06:26 PM
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I think you must wait and go at firts light in morning.
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Old 11-06-2007, 06:28 PM
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wait and go in the morning, you will make your chances much better, you jump him and he's gone!
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