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Old 01-31-2022, 09:18 AM
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I shot this nice deer at 130 yards. I was in a tree stand up about 17'. He bucked up and trotted off. I found blood right were I hit him. Waited about 20 minutes and went looking with 2 other guys and could not find him. I thought it was a lung shot. Can anyone tell me where I hit this deer from these pics. The blood trail ended after about 25 feet. The blood was bright red and was thick almost jelly like. I thought for sure it would be no more than 100 yards in. We walked and scanned an area of about 400 yards and found nothing.
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Old 02-01-2022, 04:25 AM
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Looks like oxygenated lung blood to me.
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Old 02-01-2022, 04:49 AM
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Originally Posted by Wingbone;[url=tel:4401698
4401698[/url]]Looks like oxygenated lung blood to me.
thatís what I thought. Unfortunately I was at a hunting lodge on my last day. I was hoping the guides would put a dog on the trail but they said it wasnít worth doing. Said there wasnít enough blood and a dog would take a couple days to get out there. I was and still am very disappointed. He was a awesome buck.
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Old 02-01-2022, 04:08 PM
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That's a muscle hit. No froth in the blood so it isn't lung blood. Not dark enough to be arterial. Probably won't kill the deer unless it gets infected.
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Old 02-09-2022, 01:56 PM
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that frothy blood tells me the deer died, practice tracking!
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Old 02-09-2022, 04:16 PM
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I have looked at the pics several times. I see no froth, point it out to me.
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Old 02-18-2022, 01:59 AM
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poor judgement call on the guide's part

Bright thick blood like this is a good indication of a heart shot
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Old 02-18-2022, 09:43 AM
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Originally Posted by BOWHUNTERCOP View Post
poor judgement call on the guide's part

Bright thick blood like this is a good indication of a heart shot
heart blood would be darker. That real red blood is a muscle hit not a chest hit
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