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Old 10-27-2009, 01:26 PM
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Last Friday evening I once again learned something about bow hunting whitetail. Let me premise this by saying I have bow hunted for 34 years and have put a lot of deer on the ground.

I had a small doe come in at 30 yards. Wanting to meet the agreement I made with the landowner to provide him with some meat, I decided to take her. I drew and shot, she spun around, jumped the fence and ran 15 yards into a field a piled up.

This is when it get's interesting. When she turned and started running I could see blood spraying from the entrance and exit would (clean pass through). When I got down to get my arrow it only had 2 hairs on the broadhead and very small speck of blood on the white **** feather. I was amazed that the arrow passed completely through her, took out both lungs and 1 blade of the muzzy ( fixed, 3 blade) sliced her heart at the top and only had 1 speck of blood on the arrow.

As I walked the path she took into the field there was blood spray everywhere. I guess what I am saying is " there is a lesson to be learned here". Always follow up your shot with a thorough evaluation and search. Never take for granted that just because you have a few hairs on an arrow with a little blood that you only flesh wounded a deer.

Bow: Fred Bear Done Deal 65lbs. 29 in. draw
Arrow Beman ICS Hunter 400
Muzzy fixed 3 blade 100gr.


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Old 10-27-2009, 02:25 PM
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with today's bow hear about this quite often...glad it worked out and you bring up a killer point
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