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After shooting a deer with a bow, how long do you wait to go find it

Old 11-10-2004, 01:57 PM
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Default RE: After shooting a deer with a bow, how long do you wait to go find it

Just like rifle hunting, it all depends. If the deer falls where it stands, I simply knock another arrow and watch. If it expires I go get it. Now if it runs out of sight, I give it atleast 30 min. then go see what kind of blood trail I got. If it is pink blood (lung shot) I might wait another 20 min. then start tracking, depending on the amount of blood and the presents of lung tissue. If it is brick red, I give it an hour or so. Brick red blood is usually from the liver of muscle. I have only had to wait once on a liver shot. Still nicked a lung but it appeared to be a liver shot. I waited for about 2 hours before I went looking for it.
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