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Old 11-12-2015, 08:04 AM
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I wish my phone would let me post a pic. It would show the shot placement a lot better than I can explain it but I will try. The ball entered the ribs hitting the back of the liver and the front of the stomach. Any further back and I would have missed the liver all together. A few inches to the left and I would have got the back of the lungs. Where the deer stood there was hair and lots of very dark (almost purple) blood with small pieces of purple flesh in it (I assumed liver). The blood trail started from there and was very steady and easy to follow for the first 100 yards (ish) until I jumped the deer and backed out. The blood was a very dark red and not the bright red you see with a heart shot or the pinkish blood you see with a lung shot. Because I backed out that night even if I had not been able to pick the trail back up with some grid searches (even though I was in a very dense thicket) I would have found the deer. My biggest bow buck was shot at a lasered 57 yards and I had very similar results (that was the first and last time I've shot over 40 yards, I was young and dumb). I wish I could post pics. I took pics of the deer of course but also the blood trail but I hope my explanation can help someone someday. I knew I'd find the deer but after a sleepless night of second guessing I had begun to doubt everything. Patience is key when the shot is not ideal.
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Old 11-12-2015, 09:41 AM
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good deal, would love to see pics
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Old 11-12-2015, 10:12 AM
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Originally Posted by Whino83
I wish my phone would let me post a pic. It would show the shot placement a lot better than I can explain it but I will try. The ball entered the ribs hitting the back of the liver and the front of the stomach. Any further back and I would have missed the liver all together. A few inches to the left and I would have got the back of the lungs. Where the deer stood there was hair and lots of very dark (almost purple) blood with small pieces of purple flesh in it (I assumed liver). The blood trail started from there and was very steady and easy to follow for the first 100 yards (ish) until I jumped the deer and backed out. The blood was a very dark red and not the bright red you see with a heart shot or the pinkish blood you see with a lung shot. Because I backed out that night even if I had not been able to pick the trail back up with some grid searches (even though I was in a very dense thicket) I would have found the deer. My biggest bow buck was shot at a lasered 57 yards and I had very similar results (that was the first and last time I've shot over 40 yards, I was young and dumb). I wish I could post pics. I took pics of the deer of course but also the blood trail but I hope my explanation can help someone someday. I knew I'd find the deer but after a sleepless night of second guessing I had begun to doubt everything. Patience is key when the shot is not ideal.
Try to send your pictures to me in an email and if you get them to me before I head north tomorrow I'll post them up on this thread for you. [email protected]
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Old 11-12-2015, 11:27 AM
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Topgun 3006 I emailed some pics to you. I appreciate it!
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Old 11-12-2015, 11:41 AM
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Here are his pictures of the dark blood where the deer was standing at the shot along with the blood trail and two random pictures of the buck. It was definitely dark blood indicating that liver hit and you can see where the buck was hit a little too far back because of the shot angle.
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Old 11-12-2015, 03:11 PM
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Nice, congrats! Good job finding him.
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Old 11-12-2015, 03:28 PM
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Good pics. Thanks for working together to get them posted.
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Old 11-12-2015, 03:44 PM
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Nice deer. Thanks TG for getting the pics up.
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Old 11-12-2015, 03:53 PM
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when you bust the diaphragm, the guts go up against the vitals and the usualy don't go far. congrats on your buck, congrats for sticking with it and finding him. thanks for the update.
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Old 11-12-2015, 04:39 PM
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The hole on the left side of the deer looks to be a pretty decent hit depending on the angle and whether its entrance or exit. A little back but not much really.
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