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#2970808 - 10/06/12 08:51 AM how long?
KingsportHunter
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Just shot a doe middle of body clean pass thru.
.deer walked bout 50 yards and disappeared..
How long should i wait before tracking?
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#2970817 - 10/06/12 09:04 AM Re: how long? [Re: KingsportHunter]
LessIsLess
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My policy - Wait an hour, get your arrow. Good (pinkish) blood, start tracking. Darker blood, up to 4 hours wait. A lot depends on the deer's reaction, rain or not (though not much of an archery hunter in the rain), and other miscellaneous factors.

When you say middle of the body, do you mean top to bottom or front to back....or both?

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#2970829 - 10/06/12 09:31 AM Re: how long? [Re: LessIsLess]
KingsportHunter
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Both...looked like it entered in center of rib cage. Found arrow..dark blood.. and stomach..oh boy. Walked out to truck gonns give another hour
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#2970840 - 10/06/12 09:45 AM Re: how long? [Re: KingsportHunter]
TNDeerGuy
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I would wait at least until mid-afternoon, at a minimum, to be safe. If you jump the deer it may not stop until it gets to the next county.
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#2970842 - 10/06/12 09:52 AM Re: how long? [Re: TNDeerGuy]
muddyboots
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I would wait til about 3 hours til dark and track very slowly and try to spot it. It might still be alive but should be weak and maybe u can finish it. It wont go far if not disturbed.
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#2970843 - 10/06/12 09:56 AM Re: how long? [Re: muddyboots]
bowriter
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30-45 seconds.
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#2970849 - 10/06/12 10:01 AM Re: how long? [Re: bowriter]
7mmshooter
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Good luck on finding the doe!
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#2971046 - 10/06/12 02:23 PM Re: how long? [Re: 7mmshooter]
KingsportHunter
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Found her w a buddies help...im colorblind and have a hard time finding blood...he picked up trail and we tracked 150 yards or so and there she lay..
Blood was specks at first then last 75 yards was pouring out..
Shot got back of one lung liver missed stomach exited in front of hip...entrance was were i thought but she must of turned when i shot...glad i found her!
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#2971057 - 10/06/12 02:43 PM Re: how long? [Re: KingsportHunter]
encore06
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Congrats!!!
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#2971098 - 10/06/12 04:12 PM Re: how long? [Re: encore06]
KingsportHunter
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Thanks
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