Finally was able to put down a plump doe this morning. Hit her a little high and rearward, plus the broadhead deflected off a rib and pushed the arrow even more towards the rear, missing the heart and lungs entirely but dead center through the liver. I imagine the entire arrow was inside the deer as it passed through, coming to a rest only after sticking into the ground.
I was shocked that I never found a single drop of blood more than 3 feet from the place I shot her. The area I hunt is densely vegetated, so I lost sight of her within about a second, and due to hearing loss the woods fell silent very quickly. After a few hours of searching, I located a 1″ long bit of a piece of tubular shaped tissue of unknown origin some 200 yards from where I shot her. Still no blood to be had. After another hour or so I found her with less than a cup of blood on the ground where she lay, gaping entry wound side up.
I flipped her over and saw the reason there was no blood. Apparently the fletches pulled a baseball sized wad of internal matter through the exit wound, leaving it tightly plugged in the process.Jerry
Location: OhioCongrats on the nanny!
Sent from my iPhone using TapatalkAll We Do Is SELFILMEDThanks Thunderchicken! I’m thinking she will be scrumptious.Jerry
Joined: 3/29/2007Way to stick with it and find her.. Congrats bud.
Location: OklahomaCongrats!!! nice doe!
Location: In your stand while your at work!Nice – Now with the ice broken Buck time! Way to track! Congrats.
My Buck killing skills are sick – too bad there not contagious!!! Big Bucks are easy - That's why I let them go and shoot little young ones :)
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I huge pat on the back for your tracking skills and “dont give up” attitude in tracking!!
It is amazing how some wounds can close up and seal off blood from leaving the hole.
Congrats on a well deserved deer.The history of the bow and arrow is the history of mankind............Fred BearThanks all. I got disappointing news from the processor today. He said when he started cutting her up that she did not smell right and that he advised against consuming her. I am heartbroken now because I would never have killed her had I known she would go to waste. It makes me want to toss my cookies to be totally honest. :o(Jerry
Joined: 12/10/2006Nice congrats now that’s good table fair
Location: Upstate NYCongrats on the kill. If you got her to the processor in a timely manner, I doubt very much that there was any spoilage of the meat. Based on your description of the hit, I’m sure there was some fowl odor that might affect the tenderloins, but that’s about it. I’m not saying he was wrong either, and timeliness can be critical. Go get another one if you have a tag. Good luck!Congrats on the doe!2009 Reezen 6.5 camo/black | 2012 Helim camo | 2012 Z9 black | 2013 MR7 camo | 2014 Chill R tactical | Used Ovation camo/black | 2015 No Cam HTR stone tactical
Go get another one if you have a tag. Good luck!
Fortunately I scraped up the $525 back in the day for a lifetime combo license, so I am good there. I kinda wonder if something may have happened at the butcher shop that played a part, but it is what it is and I will just have to whack another one. This time I plan to have bags of ice handy for when I find the next one.Jerry
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