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Shot a doe with muzzleloader she acted wierd

Old 12-16-2009, 05:01 PM
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Originally Posted by motorpig262
Not trying to change the subject but just curious for future reference. How long will that meat be processable? I know it depends on temp. and all but can someone reflect on this? Thanks.
The deer isn't dead yet, so that can't be known.

However, people often "age" their deer and let it hang for a while. I like mine to hang in 39-43 for about 3-6 days. A deer laying on it's side with the guts still in it, probably will have some spoilage in some parts of the meat in that time.

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Old 12-16-2009, 08:40 PM
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In my experience- most Blackpowder hit deer don't bleed out well unless its a double lung shot. I don't think you mentioned your load - I use a .44 XTP Pistol Bullet with a sabot - and a couple times over the years - I in general - 've had very poor blood trails high shots but found deer within 100 yds.

Hopefully the shot was over the spine - and if so - the deer will heal up without a care.

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Old 12-16-2009, 09:45 PM
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Originally Posted by farm hunter
In my experience- most Blackpowder hit deer don't bleed out well unless its a double lung shot. I don't think you mentioned your load - I use a .44 XTP Pistol Bullet with a sabot - and a couple times over the years - I in general - 've had very poor blood trails high shots but found deer within 100 yds.

Hopefully the shot was over the spine - and if so - the deer will heal up without a care.

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THis is the excat load I use, and I have shot deer where there was ZERO blood lost, until about 20 yards from where they crashed (she ran 100 total). If i hadnt seen them fall I woulda swore I missed.
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