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Thump, mule kick, no pass thru, no blood

Old 10-24-2013, 09:03 PM
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RECOVERED

This buck ran 300 yrds with the new Rage 3 blade entering right behind his left shoulder and splitting his sternum...oh, and his shoulder was shattered. I held off until my 9 year old mini hunter daughter got home and we did a grid search towards a bedding area I know of, since I had the convenience of a 37 degree day today. I had my chocolate lab and her head straight where I saw him head to until he was out of sight, and as we approached the power lines where I know he was heading, my daughter had picked up a trickle of blood and then my arrow...minus a foot of it...and then she yelled that she had found him.

People, this is why you start your kids in hunting and fishing early. When she was 5 she could sit for several hours in a blind with me and can handle a 410, and a marksman with her 10-22. She actually helped me gut him there, which Ive seen grown men puke doing, and we drug him until I could get the ATV to get him back to the barn to skin and quarter.

This broadhead did extensive damage, as soon as I opened his diaphragm every bit of blood in his body poured out. I ended up getting one lung and bulls eye on his heart, after it exploded the top of the shoulder. I haven't been on here in a couple years here, so I don't know if my pictures will be deleted, but I wanted to show just how much a 9 year old beauty queen loves to hunt, and actually can carry her weight when it comes to cleaning the harvested animal. If anyone thinks Im wrong for doing this with her, as a father, you have no clue the joy and pride in watching your child have a passion that you can share.

DO NOT EVER GIVE UP! Special thanks to Robs post, but with an obvious mule kick and no blood or arrow, you have a mortally wounded animal, so give it time, and do our hunting privilege the courtesy of getting the harvest. And take your kids hunting with you, they might enjoy it as much as you.

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Old 10-25-2013, 03:43 AM
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Sweet shot. Congrats on the recovery!
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Old 10-25-2013, 04:47 AM
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Congrats on the recovery! I also take my 7yr old daughter along on occasion. She started climbing into tree stands with me a couple seasons ago. Can't wait until I can share a harvest with her as well.
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Old 10-25-2013, 05:34 AM
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Good stuff. Honestly, I've never seen one hit, mule kick, and crash out of there the way you described and not be dead in pretty short order. Sometimes they can run a good distance, and with no exit hole, blood can be almost non existent and they can be a tough find sometimes.

Nice work, and awesome job by your little helper. I have one too...she's probably helped me cut up at least 20 deer. She's been out with me since age 5, and helped to gut and drag with me a bunch, and actually got her own first buck last season at age 12. Lots of fun, congrats!
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Old 10-25-2013, 06:45 AM
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Originally Posted by WV Hunter View Post

Nice work, and awesome job by your little helper. I have one too...she's probably helped me cut up at least 20 deer. She's been out with me since age 5, and helped to gut and drag with me a bunch, and actually got her own first buck last season at age 12. Lots of fun, congrats!
Thanks and can relate with the daughter. Did she get her buck with bow or gun? I got mine a nice starter compound (pink of course) but she cant get enough pull weight for me to feel comfortable letting her shoot at big game. I was at my favorite archery shop and saw the new Mathews Craze (I think that was the name) that had adjustments from like 25#'s to 70#'s and a wicked range of draw length that I may invest for her. This bow was unbelievable...I could even hunt with it! Does your daughter bow hunt yet?
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Old 10-25-2013, 07:07 AM
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Originally Posted by pjhunts View Post
At that angle, without an exit wound, his chest cavity will have to fill up before start bleeding out. Sounds like he's dead to me
I have to agree. A steep angle, no exit wound. Depending on the actual shot placement you may have only hit one lung which would allow him to run a good distance - especially if pushed. He is likely dead. Now you just have to find him.
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