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Old 12-07-2007, 08:40 AM
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How much blood does an adult buck have? (rough dressed weight at 180-200 lbs). I know its not bow related as I shot him with the gun but thought you guys might know more about this.
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Old 12-07-2007, 09:32 AM
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From everything I've ever read deer carry about the same amount as a similar weight human. That would be around 8-9 pints of blood.
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Old 12-07-2007, 09:43 AM
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Thanks for the reply. Wasnt sure how they would compare to a human.
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Old 12-07-2007, 03:58 PM
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Deer have around 8 pints of blood or 1 gallon. They must bleed out around 2.5 pints to fall into shock (bleed to death). That is a lot of blood on the ground! When I lay a blood line for my WireHaired Dachshund to track, I lay 10 oz of blood. I can actually lay a trail for a half mile with this.
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Old 12-07-2007, 04:01 PM
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robs right on. the majority of your blood loss is all internal. An average 60 yard blood trail is probably only about 20 oz of blood.
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