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Old 11-03-2008, 05:22 PM
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i just shot a buck at about 30 35 yards with a 12ga and when i looked back at it it was walking away..i shot it somewhere in the ribs .so my question is if that thing just walked away did i hit it ?i went looking for it but couldnt find a blood trail and im sure i hit it
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Old 11-03-2008, 05:27 PM
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I hope you weren't using bird shot, because if so you're crazy.
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Old 11-03-2008, 05:30 PM
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are you serious ? i was hunting deer so a slug i use
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Old 11-03-2008, 05:32 PM
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At that range, you should have knockedit of it's feet before he got up and walked away. You sure you hit it good? What kinda set-up are you using? Hunting from a standor from the ground?Need more info to help you out.
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Old 11-03-2008, 05:36 PM
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i shot it from a stand thats about 14 15 feet in the air after i fired i lost it for a sec and then spoted it again maybe 10 feet from where i shot it and it was walking
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Old 11-03-2008, 05:37 PM
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this is my first deer
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Old 11-03-2008, 05:41 PM
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Not trying to sound rude, but just trying to gather facts, have you sighted your gun in? Areyou using a scope or iron sights? Wasthe shot in good light conditions? Need more info...
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Old 11-03-2008, 05:41 PM
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I don't know if he should have been knocked off his feet i shot a buck 2 years ago with a 12 gauge slug at 15 yards he jumped then trotted off looked back then fell to the ground dead. I hit him right behind the shoulder.
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Old 11-03-2008, 05:42 PM
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The only time I've ever seen a deer just walk away after being shot, he collapsed about 15 yards from the impact.

To answer your question, I have no idea if you hit him or not, but a shot "somewhere in the ribs" is not a very good indicator of a well placed shot, especially at 30-35 yards. So even if you did hit him it could take a while for him to die, which means you may not want to push him further away by tracking him to quickly.

If you did shoot him there will be blood somewhere, you just have to find it.


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Old 11-03-2008, 05:43 PM
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just had the gun at the range clay shoting and it was coming on dark but i had a clear shot to its ribs so i took it just ball sight i guess it is
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