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  • October 13, 2013 at 9:01 pm #598972 Back to Top REPORT
    tubemkr
    Tubemkr

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    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
    October 13, 2013 at 9:32 pm #598977 Back to Top REPORT
    tubemkr
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    Finally figured out how to post up a pic of the deer and the bow. IMG_1309[1]IMG_1305
    Jerry
    October 13, 2013 at 9:37 pm #598979 Back to Top REPORT
    thunderchicken21
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    Congrats on the nanny!

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    October 13, 2013 at 9:59 pm #598992 Back to Top REPORT
    tubemkr
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    Thanks Thunderchicken! I’m thinking she will be scrumptious.
    Jerry
    October 13, 2013 at 10:06 pm #598994 Back to Top REPORT
    buck-wild
    BUCK WILD

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    Way to stick with it and find her.. Congrats bud.
    October 14, 2013 at 9:37 pm #599161 Back to Top REPORT
    hunt
    hunt

    Joined: 9/30/2011
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    Congrats!!! nice doe!
    October 15, 2013 at 7:24 am #599223 Back to Top REPORT
    jerseyboy
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    Congrats…{#emotions_dlg.mathews_applause}
    October 15, 2013 at 8:17 am #599246 Back to Top REPORT
    bow4um
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    Nice – Now with the ice broken Buck time! Way to track!  Congrats.

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    My Buck killing skills are sick – too bad there not contagious!!!
    October 15, 2013 at 12:02 pm #599304 Back to Top REPORT
    hotshot
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    Nice!!
    I huge pat on the back for your tracking skills and “dont give up” attitude in tracking!! {#emotions_dlg.mathews_applause}
    It is amazing how some wounds can close up and seal off blood from leaving the hole.

    Congrats on a well deserved deer.

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    October 16, 2013 at 7:17 pm #599660 Back to Top REPORT
    tubemkr
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    Thanks 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
    October 16, 2013 at 7:31 pm #599663 Back to Top REPORT
    squirrelyyy
    squirrelyyy

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    Nice congrats now that’s good table fair
    October 17, 2013 at 6:28 am #599705 Back to Top REPORT

    conquestador

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    Congrats 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!
    October 17, 2013 at 11:08 am #599746 Back to Top REPORT
    vatechhunter
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    Congrats on the doe!
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    October 17, 2013 at 8:24 pm #599829 Back to Top REPORT
    tubemkr
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    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
    October 17, 2013 at 8:30 pm #599832 Back to Top REPORT
    rabbit
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    Congrats!
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