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  • October 8, 2006 at 7:06 pm #495205 Back to Top REPORT



    Joined: 5/24/2004
    OK
    Time for a question.
    Ethics who has them?
    Answer honestly on the poll nobody will know how you voted.
    My vote will be the first.
    Thanks in advance, Hunter
    October 8, 2006 at 7:57 pm #505173 Back to Top REPORT
    bowhunter-69
    Bowhunter-69

    Joined: 1/14/2006
    Sir,
    I wouldn’t answer the poll as it is written,
    but good luck getting any intelligent responses to it.

    That’s not an intelligent question…

    most if not everyone here are
    basically a bit brighter than this implies…

    Yeah, actually we just shoot anything that moves,
    thst’swhy we buy El-cheapo arrows too,
    so we never have to look for them either.

    Chas

    October 8, 2006 at 8:04 pm #505174 Back to Top REPORT



    Joined: 5/24/2004
    WHAT??? #-o
    October 8, 2006 at 8:22 pm #505175 Back to Top REPORT
    a7
    A7

    Joined: 4/11/2006
    Who would even think of doing those first two after shooting a deer? :shock:
    October 8, 2006 at 9:00 pm #505176 Back to Top REPORT



    Joined: 5/24/2004
    If you don’t want to answer the poll then don’t! It’s a simple question. I don’t know why, no matter what the question is someone always has to have a problem with it? :mad: Why is the sky blue??? Why is the water in the Atlantic ocean albut brown while the water in the Pacific ocean blue????????? Can’t wait to hear the complaints about the two questions I just asked. #-o
    October 8, 2006 at 11:35 pm #505177 Back to Top REPORT
    bow4life
    bow4life


    Joined: 8/17/2004
    I search until I either find the deer or exhaust every possibility it’s dead and exhaust myself. That includes several hours of searching the following day if night interuppted the search. [=}=]
    October 9, 2006 at 12:50 am #505178 Back to Top REPORT



    Joined: 5/24/2004

    Sir,
    I wouldn’t answer the poll as it is written,
    but good luck getting any intelligent responses to it.

    That’s not an intelligent question…

    most if not everyone here are
    basically a bit brighter than this implies…

    Chas[/quote:348yc9w6]

    To start with sorry if it does not meet your requirements for intelligent question.
    With so many possibilities and scenarios I did not know how to cover all with out making the list a mile long.
    I recently witnessed a person track to the waters edge and gave up. It was a creek 6 feet wide.
    This made me curious as how most handle it.

    ME PERSONALLY once I shot a 10 point buck my first year bow hunting my second year total for hunting. I called in my buddy who had hunted for approx 15 years to help. He drove 75 minutes one way at 9:00 pm and help me track til midnight and said since he had to work the next day for me to come back the next day. He gave me some instructions on how to look. I spent 8 hours looking the next day and then came back the next day with another friend and looked for an additional 5 hours then it started raining. Some might not think I did enough others I am sure would do less. But that was approx 12 years ago and I have not had to look that hard since to recover my deer and hope I never have to again but if need be I will put in the time.

    Hopefully in the future when I ask a question it will please all, Thanks for reading sorry for the long explanation. Hunter

    October 9, 2006 at 1:04 am #505179 Back to Top REPORT
    lane
    Lane

    Joined: 7/9/2005
    would look til things looked like it might not be lethal and go back the next day and look again.

    I’ve gotten to a be a good judge of when something is a lethal hit. I look after every shot but the sign on the arrow and the deers reactions is everything to me as far as how much I look.

    October 9, 2006 at 1:07 am #505180 Back to Top REPORT
    arnej
    Arne

    Age: 54
    Joined: 5/16/2006
    I track until I find the deer, or exhaust all possibilities to find it. I hit a doe a bit far back a week ago, and tracked until I kicked it up and it ran out of the area I can hunt/pursue in. Went back the next day with a game warden so that he could look where I couldn’t go, and I kept looking in my hunting area. We eventually found the deer.

    I don’t like giving up – period! We owe it to the animal to try until we find it until it becomes impossible to do any more to find it – including going back the next day to keep looking.

    Arne

    October 9, 2006 at 1:30 am #505181 Back to Top REPORT



    Joined: 5/24/2004
    I chose three but it dosent tell the whole story, example, last year I arrowed a very nice buck hit looked good but it was very early low light it was nov.2, I looked for that deer for 1 week every opportunity I had completely corrupted my best spot in the middle of the rut. Still no luck, make a long story short I looked for that deer every time I was in the woods even into the spring, after turkey hunting and while shed hunting, I never found him but I Know that I exhausted every possibility………..still makes me sick. :-S :-S :-S
    October 9, 2006 at 12:11 pm #505182 Back to Top REPORT
    flabslab
    FLABSLAB

    Joined: 1/9/2006
    I search until I either find the deer or exhaust every possibility it’s dead and exhaust myself. That includes several hours of searching the following day if night interuppted the search. [=}=]

    Great answer! I’ve noticed the older I get, the more I am not willing to leave the deer. Maybe I’m finally growing up a bit :D , but I also feel every avenue should be exhausted before giving up. Also, if I do hit one and fail at recovery I think it is only common sense that I closely evaluate what I did wrong to create the situation and change my behavior to try to ensure a clean kill. :thumbup

    October 9, 2006 at 12:22 pm #505183 Back to Top REPORT



    Joined: 5/24/2004
    Yes, there are bowhunter out there that do those things. No blood in 50 yards and they are back up in their tree. They are the minority though-thank God!
    October 9, 2006 at 1:11 pm #505184 Back to Top REPORT



    Joined: 5/24/2004
    I voted for “Other”, I go and get my best friend. He’s better equipped for the job and if that deer is down he will find it!

    October 9, 2006 at 1:31 pm #505185 Back to Top REPORT
    flabslab
    FLABSLAB

    Joined: 1/9/2006
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    That’s a handy tool to have around cotton! Unfortunately for me, my beagles have been “conditioned” to stay off deer scent, so if I took them out and put their noses on deer scent, they’d pee all over themselves and stand at my feet. :^O :shock: #-o (they DON’T like shock collars)
    October 9, 2006 at 1:43 pm #505186 Back to Top REPORT



    Joined: 5/24/2004

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    That’s a handy tool to have around cotton! Unfortunately for me, my beagles have been “conditioned” to stay off deer scent, so if I took them out and put their noses on deer scent, they’d pee all over themselves and stand at my feet. :^O :shock: #-o (they DON’T like shock collars)[/quote:227l16ys]

    :^O I had a coondog that was that way about opossums.

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