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Old 07-03-2003, 04:47 PM
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I was just thinking about archery season about 2 years ago. it was the second weekend of bow season in pa and at about 5 oclock....i shot a doe at about 20 yards. the arrow blew through both lungs and my rocket sidewinders opened a huge like 1.5 inch hole. after i shot, she took about 2 steps. i thought i missed but then she ran about 20 yards and i went and got my air which was covered with lung blood. it was getting dark so i was going to come back around 8 or 9 and get her. when i got back she wasn' t dead yet. i kicked her up and then she ran about 100 yards or so and died in the field. i could not think why she didn' t die...when i found her both lungs we smoked open. only reason i could think why she lived so long was really cause she didn' t run when i shot and then she bedded down on the wounds.....has anyone else had a similar situation?
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Old 07-03-2003, 04:56 PM
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i think that sounds right.with her laying on the wound the blood was starting to clog, when she got up it opened back up.
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Old 07-03-2003, 04:58 PM
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I' ve never heard of any double lunged shot animal living for 4 or five hours. And, if she only ran 20 yards., why didn' t you recover her without leaving. Surely you were able to see or hear her go down that quick. Was she still alive when you left, if so, why not put another arrow in her? Something just doesn' t add up here. Got to be more to the story.
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Old 07-03-2003, 05:26 PM
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Well Legacy, Im guessing that her laying on the wounds would stop the blood from rushing out of her body. Just like when humans get hurt we put something on it ,like a bandaid, to stop the bleeding. But if the arrow went through her then there would be an entrance and and exit hole, meaning that she still would bleed through one of the holes. Even if she did stop the bleeding there still was a hole in both of her lungs, meaning that most of the air she breathed in went right into her lungs and then through the holes, meaning she coudnt exhale. Im not real sure why she lived for so long. I havent heard of this before. She must have been a very strong doe.
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Old 07-03-2003, 05:27 PM
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i shot her and she walked about 20 yards and then i went to get the arrow she trotted off about 30 yards into some thick over.....i decided not to go in kick her out again...or have her go deeper in
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Old 07-03-2003, 05:29 PM
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she wasn' t a huge doe and she had both and entrance and exit wound...i have a picture of her and you can see the shot....i just have to find a scanner to get it on my computer
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Old 07-03-2003, 06:18 PM
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are you sure you weren' t using a practice tip[X(]
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Old 07-03-2003, 08:18 PM
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a deer shot threw both lungs is going to bleed to death internally with or without exit or entrance holes before you make it to the ground from your tree stand.unless you use field points.
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Old 07-03-2003, 08:31 PM
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No offense, but I need to see that picture myself........exit and entrance wounds.
I agree from seeing dozens upon dozens of deer that were shot truly thru both lungs with a broadhead........let alone a Sidewinder!?......don' t live much more than about 30 seconds tops.
Did you visually inspect the lungs or other organs for damage? everything protected by the rib cage is NOT lungs, and from what I gather one lobe sticks back farther than the other.
Deer never cease to amaze me with their will to live but a double lung shot deer with a 1.5" cut broadhead that lives 4-5 hours is a medical miracle.
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Old 07-03-2003, 09:37 PM
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When I double-lung a deer,I usually watch it drop within 60yds.Never heard of the situation you had experienced before.
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