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Old 08-25-2008, 07:58 PM
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Great info!!!!
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Old 08-25-2008, 08:09 PM
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Excellent info. I've always been impatient, and have lost a couple deer because of it. I've learned to think more about the animal and less about myself.

I definitely agree about getting the glasses on him post-shot. Another thing I try to do if he moves out of sight is focus on the last place I saw him, ID a landmark, so I can get right on the trail when it's time. I've been surprised at times at how far they can move from the hit before the blood starts showing up on the ground. Also, most already know this, but don't look only on the ground. If it's a good hit you'll see blood on saplings and brush about thigh-high (your thigh).
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Old 08-25-2008, 08:21 PM
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Excellent info. I've always been impatient, and have lost a couple deer because of it. I've learned to think more about the animal and less about myself.

I definitely agree about getting the glasses on him post-shot. Another thing I try to do if he moves out of sight is focus on the last place I saw him, ID a landmark, so I can get right on the trail when it's time. I've been surprised at times at how far they can move from the hit before the blood starts showing up on the ground. Also, most already know this, but don't look only on the ground. If it's a good hit you'll see blood on saplings and brush about thigh-high (your thigh).
Excellent information.

Marking the spot visually and mentally. Things change when we're back on the ground.

And, blood can be on the underside of plant leaves and brush.

Great information usmc1978 I'll add it to the post.
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Old 08-25-2008, 08:39 PM
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great thread rob! I dont think that is covered enough

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Old 08-25-2008, 08:51 PM
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Thanks for the great post. I forwarded it too my daughter and nephews. They are 15, 15, and 12.
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Old 08-25-2008, 09:49 PM
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Thanks Rob, this is a great thread.
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Old 08-26-2008, 05:36 AM
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This thread was a great help to me two years ago. It was the first time a deer didn't fall in sight for me. I remembered what I read here and put the information into practice. It took me a few hours but I found my doe. Without this thread I don't know if that would have happened. Thanks again Rob!
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Old 08-26-2008, 05:57 AM
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All great stuff, I'll add just a couple of pics, because I think they do such a nice job of showing the difference between good "LUNG BLOOD," and "LIVER BLOOD."

These are of a doe I shot last year....

First LUNG

wow! i didnt realize how different the color of blood is from the lung to the liver
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Old 08-26-2008, 06:06 AM
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Ahhhh yes, it's official. It's time to get after some whitetails w/ stick and string.
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Old 08-26-2008, 06:56 AM
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wow! i didnt realize how different the color of blood is from the lung to the liver
Where the water muddies.....is when the blood has a chance ot sit for a while. It will start to look the same, then. The contrast in color is most important when you're checking your arrow at the POI. If you see the bright stuff (because most people aren't going to wait too long to at least check their arrow -- refer to Rob's post for timing to do this)......you're more likely to know you can get on the trail, sooner.

If you can't tell.....or you don't see the bright stuff......

Go home. Come back. If he's dead....he'll still be dead becasue of your wait.
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