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Old 10-01-2008, 08:12 PM
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I shot a 6 point buck first deer ever shot at ten yards with my bow. I hit it a little high but the kicked pretty good. We backed out and went back and looked and we found no blood or arrow or nothing i am so pissed. Any advice would be appreciated.
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Old 10-01-2008, 08:14 PM
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Circle, circle, circle, circle!! That's all one can do If your not finding any blood.
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Old 10-01-2008, 08:15 PM
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http://www.huntingnet.com/forum/tm.aspx?m=2272257

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Old 10-01-2008, 08:24 PM
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Shot a doe on tuesday. Piled up at 50 yrds from where i shot her, but no blood at all! luckily i saw her go down.
CIRCLE and CIRCLE and CIRCLE some more. Give it your best its what you owe to the animal.
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Old 10-01-2008, 08:26 PM
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Very good advice.....
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Old 10-01-2008, 08:26 PM
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Ten yd shot.....and you don't know whether or not you got a pass-thru?
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Old 10-01-2008, 08:31 PM
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...........Deep breath.


When did you hit the deer?
How long did you wait to track?
What are you doing about it now?


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Old 10-01-2008, 08:39 PM
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I waited about 1 hour and then we looked and the arrow was stuck in the deer when it was running away.
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Old 10-01-2008, 08:45 PM
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So are you going to look in the morning?
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Old 10-01-2008, 08:46 PM
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How much did you look?..........How far did you track?..........etc etc.
If this is going to be like pulling teeth seriously don't expect too much help.

You do realize that you probably WON'T find any blood at least for some distance because the arrow entered high with no exit right?
You might not find any even next to the animal laying there dead...........so what are your plans from here? Just be pissed and say "Oh well" or what?

Wait til' first light, take the likely direction of travel and go SLOWLY. JUst because you aren't finding any sign doesn't mean the deer is off eating daisies somewhere.
Look high on passing tree trunks for light blood splatter.
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