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#3036206 - 11/16/12 10:16 AM Another Gets away!! The RUT was ON this morning!!
RiverBuck10
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Boy it was on this morning!! Right at first light had a Buck chasing a doe, I mean full on gettin' it!! The buck cuts the doe off right at my stand (I can only see about 40 yards it so dark) buck walks under my stand. SHOOTER BUCK.. (I have passed 20 deer this year wanting a nice buck) He walks behind me pushing the doe, I get turned in my stand, buck is now at 30 yrds, still hard to see because of light!! I'm bow hunting and I try my best to find him in my sights and,,,,, I let it fly!! Couldn't see my shot and watch the deer jump and run about 15 yrds and stop by now I can't see him because of light! 5 min behind him spike comes in looking for doe, (Let him walk) 5 min after that he comes another SHOOTER BUCK.. Nice 8 down the same trail as HOT doe and buck this morning!! draw back 15 yrd shot,,,, SWACK,,, my bow breaks and my arrow falls to the ground like I threw it at the deer!! The arrow lands 8 feet from the deer, and the buck just looks at the arrow like where did that come from?? I go to load another arrow (not knowing what happened the 1st time) and see my peep sight is gone off my bow.. Something when bad wrong!!

So the 8 pt goes down to my buddy and this is the first time he ever has pulled back on a deer. Deer is at 18 yrds of him and he shoots and hit dirt in front of him!! After all this I see 2 more bucks and does (no shooters)

I get down to find my arrows and find this:



Busted the first nice shooter I shot at!! It looked like this for about 80 yrds and then nothing! I was sick to my stomach. We look for about an hour before I had to come in to work!! When I get to where the buck was standing when I shot I caught something out of the corner of my eye and couldn't believe what I saw!! Biggest buck I have ever seen with my own eyes in the woods!! He was about 70-80 yrds on the ridge across from me with his nose up a does butt!! I sat beside a tree and watched them for about 10 mins, they never knew I was there!! He would have been pushing 150" 10 pt,,,, lets just say i will be back in the tree tomorrow!! the rut is on hard in heavy in Hamilton Co.

2 years ago I shot my biggest buck with a bow and couldn't find him, now this buck would have been my biggest and can't find him! I wont be able to sleep tonight!!

I'm SICK
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#3036213 - 11/16/12 10:23 AM Re: Another Gets away!! The RUT was ON this morning!! [Re: RiverBuck10]
BigD_625
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Don't give up!! Hope you find him and get the big one!!!
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#3036218 - 11/16/12 10:30 AM Re: Another Gets away!! The RUT was ON this morning!! [Re: BigD_625]
Urban_Hunter
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That's a good amount of blood... I bet the birds will lead you to him! Good luck.
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#3036263 - 11/16/12 10:52 AM Re: Another Gets away!! The RUT was ON this morning!! [Re: Urban_Hunter]
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Why would you shoot at the 2nd buck before making sure you had a clean miss? 1 buck per day, setting yourself up for trouble.jmo
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#3036286 - 11/16/12 11:11 AM Re: Another Gets away!! The RUT was ON this morning!! [Re: ]
bigasports
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 Originally Posted By: Crossfireopps
Why would you shoot at the 2nd buck before making sure you had a clean miss? 1 buck per day, setting yourself up for trouble.jmo


^^^^^^^^^^^^^^THIS^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
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#3036290 - 11/16/12 11:14 AM Re: Another Gets away!! The RUT was ON this morning!! [Re: ]
geezer
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Work would not be an option today had I found blood like that. Oh well, hope you find him.
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#3036297 - 11/16/12 11:22 AM Re: Another Gets away!! The RUT was ON this morning!! [Re: geezer]
Skully
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Stories like this is exactly why I put the bow up after gun seasons start. What you said Cross on the shooting at the second buck.Thats alot of blood, I would have called in.
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#3036312 - 11/16/12 11:36 AM Re: Another Gets away!! The RUT was ON this morning!! [Re: Skully]
Robtattoo
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Why would you take a shot at a deer couldn't see, let alone a second???
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#3036314 - 11/16/12 11:37 AM Re: Another Gets away!! The RUT was ON this morning!! [Re: geezer]
bowtch huntr209
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Yea...Not trying to bash and isn't just this thread(seen several others). But folks go hunting and don't leave ample time IF they shoot one for the recovery before they gotta be at work. Recovery is part of the hunt if I don't have time to recover a deer then I don't go hunting. Especially bow hunting.

Shooting at a buck before you check to see if the first buck was hit is whole other can of worms.

Good luck.

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#3036330 - 11/16/12 11:48 AM Re: Another Gets away!! The RUT was ON this morning!! [Re: bowtch huntr209]
Lawrence
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WOW
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#3036340 - 11/16/12 11:56 AM Re: Another Gets away!! The RUT was ON this morning!! [Re: Lawrence]
RKenney
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Yea....."WOW"!
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#3036344 - 11/16/12 11:58 AM Re: Another Gets away!! The RUT was ON this morning!! [Re: Robtattoo]
Urban_Hunter
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 Originally Posted By: Robtattoo
Why would you take a shot at a deer couldn't see, let alone a second???


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#3036351 - 11/16/12 12:00 PM Re: Another Gets away!! The RUT was ON this morning!! [Re: Urban_Hunter]
BigD_625
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Back in before Lock. LOL
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#3036361 - 11/16/12 12:06 PM Re: Another Gets away!! The RUT was ON this morning!! [Re: bigasports]
kgt
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 Originally Posted By: bigasports
 Originally Posted By: Crossfireopps
Why would you shoot at the 2nd buck before making sure you had a clean miss? 1 buck per day, setting yourself up for trouble.jmo


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#3036380 - 11/16/12 12:19 PM Re: Another Gets away!! The RUT was ON this morning!! [Re: Lawrence]
buttercup&daisy
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Man that definitely sucks I hope you find him or get the others
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#3036439 - 11/16/12 01:20 PM Re: Another Gets away!! The RUT was ON this morning!! [Re: kgt]
RiverBuck10
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 Originally Posted By: kgt
 Originally Posted By: bigasports
 Originally Posted By: Crossfireopps
Why would you shoot at the 2nd buck before making sure you had a clean miss? 1 buck per day, setting yourself up for trouble.jmo


^^^^^^^^^^^^^^THIS^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^


X3!!


Ok Let me clear this up!! I could see the deer I shot at!! It wasn't great light but I could see the deer and my pins! I couldn't see the flight of the arrow is what I am saying!! Didn't have a lumonock (spelling) on my arrow!! The way the deer jumped and ran made me think he wasn't hit!! That's why I took the second shot!! Sorry if I got everyone tore up here!!!
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#3036460 - 11/16/12 01:31 PM Re: Another Gets away!! The RUT was ON this morning!! [Re: RiverBuck10]
LayingTheSmackDown
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sorry to say bro but u should've check'd to be 100% u didn't connect on the first shot...before u ever though of shooting at another deer...that hunting 101..as far as the picture i saw that deer is dead and u should go back and look when u can!

p.s. im not getting tore nor is anyone else on here...their just the right way to do things and the wrong way


Edited by LayingTheSmackDown (11/16/12 01:47 PM)

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#3036465 - 11/16/12 01:38 PM Re: Another Gets away!! The RUT was ON this morning!! [Re: LayingTheSmackDown]
Elmer
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That is a dead deer and there is no question. . I'm not going to pile on because I know how emotion can take over. Hope you learn from it though. Wish you great luck In The recovery
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#3036526 - 11/16/12 02:24 PM Re: Another Gets away!! The RUT was ON this morning!! [Re: Elmer]
Lincoln Co Archer
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I'm going to say dead deer as well.
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#3036550 - 11/16/12 02:42 PM Re: Another Gets away!! The RUT was ON this morning!! [Re: Lincoln Co Archer]
reloadxx
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Good luck hope u find him
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#3036572 - 11/16/12 03:11 PM Re: Another Gets away!! The RUT was ON this morning!! [Re: reloadxx]
TRIGGER
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That deer is dead. And not too far either I would bet he is directly down hill of where you stopped. I agree with others I do not believe you should have taken the second shot. And the first sounds questionable. Hope you learned from this and I hope you find him.
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#3036584 - 11/16/12 03:24 PM Re: Another Gets away!! The RUT was ON this morning!! [Re: TRIGGER]
Savage
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Im guessing that you hit this deer either far back or high. That blood isnt BRIGHT pink/red, , but looks like he's bleeding out both sides. Im guessing liver or thru the tenderloin. He was hit hard, ran 5 yds and stopped. that deer is DEAD.
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#3036619 - 11/16/12 03:55 PM Re: Another Gets away!! The RUT was ON this morning!! [Re: Savage]
bowriter
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Just plain bad.
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#3036648 - 11/16/12 04:13 PM Re: Another Gets away!! The RUT was ON this morning!! [Re: bowriter]
Marlin308
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Shooting a deer with a bow in low light is challenging to say the least. If there is any chance you felt you hit the animal, it deserves a quick climb down and ground check for blood, etc. No excuse for shooting at another one before ground checking the first shot, unless you are certain you missed.

Now, go find your deer and learn a lesson from this to become a better hunter.

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#3036656 - 11/16/12 04:19 PM Re: Another Gets away!! The RUT was ON this morning!! [Re: Marlin308]
W.Seay
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Shoulda has the muzzleloader in hand!!
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#3036673 - 11/16/12 04:29 PM Re: Another Gets away!! The RUT was ON this morning!! [Re: W.Seay]
TN Whitetail Freak
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 Originally Posted By: W.Seay
Shoulda has the muzzleloader in hand!!


Shoulda never shot in the first place if you cant see the deer


Edited by TN Whitetail Freak (11/16/12 05:27 PM)
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#3036712 - 11/16/12 04:59 PM Re: Another Gets away!! The RUT was ON this morning!! [Re: TN Whitetail Freak]
plinker22
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Hope you get out there tomorrow and find him. I agree with the other, if you had blood like that for 80 yds... dead deer!
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#3036731 - 11/16/12 05:14 PM Re: Another Gets away!! The RUT was ON this morning!! [Re: plinker22]
bowriter
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I don't agree it is a dead deer but I sure agree neither shot should have ever been taken.
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#3036761 - 11/16/12 05:38 PM Re: Another Gets away!! The RUT was ON this morning!! [Re: bowriter]
TNDeerGuy
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 Originally Posted By: bowriter
I don't agree it is a dead deer but I sure agree neither shot should have ever been taken.


X2, muscle hits will bleed just like this, and worse, and then just stop. I would do a grid search-type pattern and look for up turned leaves for the direction he went and yes, the 2nd shot shouldn't have been takenólive and learn from your mistakes.
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#3036847 - 11/16/12 06:44 PM Re: Another Gets away!! The RUT was ON this morning!! [Re: RiverBuck10]
encore06
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 Originally Posted By: RiverBuck10
B He walks behind me pushing the doe, I get turned in my stand, buck is now at 30 yrds, still hard to see because of light!! I'm bow hunting and I try my best to find him in my sights and,,,,, I let it fly!! Couldn't see my shot and watch the deer jump and run about 15 yrds and stop by now I can't see him because of light!
From your description, it APPEARS as though you shot while it was too dark to make an ethical shot. Notice the word "appears." If you cant see the back after he runs 15 yards, then I have to assume the low light visibility made seeing your pins and the target very difficult. I hope you recover the buck, but I also hope he survived a bad hit.
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#3037088 - 11/16/12 08:58 PM Re: Another Gets away!! The RUT was ON this morning!! [Re: Marlin308]
Radar
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 Originally Posted By: Marlin308
Shooting a deer with a bow in low light is challenging to say the least. If there is any chance you felt you hit the animal, it deserves a quick climb down and ground check for blood, etc. No excuse for shooting at another one before ground checking the first shot, unless you are certain you missed.

Now, go find your deer and learn a lesson from this to become a better hunter.


Ditto !
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