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Old 11-06-2014, 11:35 AM
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I shot a deer this morning. When I shot the string clipped my safety harness. I got a passthrough shot, but not sure where it hit. Let him sit three hours and started to track. Great blood trail for about 200 yards then it quit. I found where he had laid down about fifty yards from that, but then no more blood. I circled the area a few times even checking the edge of an old food plot that is now grown up in chin high weeds. I backed out went to get lunch and a buddy to help. When we went back in I started circling from last blood again and eventuall wound up checking old food plot again. While working through it I jumped him and he took off again. I slipped to where he jumped from and saw lots of blood and looked in direction of where he went and could see a good blood trail again. I decided to back out and wait until morning. Any suggestions. Early blood was light pink with some bubbles, so I thought I had a good lung shot. Now I'm not sure.
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Old 11-06-2014, 12:25 PM
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Smell the blood. 3 hours later and he's up and running again tends to make me think he was hit more towards the gut. Good Luck, wait til morning.
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Old 11-06-2014, 01:15 PM
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I smelled the arrow first thing. Didn't smell bad like a gut shot. This will be a restless night.
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Old 11-06-2014, 02:56 PM
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If there was bubbles then you at least got one lung. I am surprised that he was still moving good after three hours though. If indeed you did get one lung then he will be dead by morning you will just have to find him. Good Luck.
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Old 11-07-2014, 01:38 PM
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Sounds like a lung, but that's a long time to survive with a hole in one lung. I saw one deer go several hours with a single lung shot. We jumped him 2x, ended up backing out until moring and finding him. Hoping you recovered this one. Sounds like he's dead, just gotta find him.
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