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#3036757 - 11/16/12 05:33 PM How long should I wait?
catman529
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Ok so a buck came in right before dark. Buck fever got the better of me and I shot ANOTHER tree. he jumped back a ways and then came back cautiously. I concentrated on the shot and heard that good thump sound of arrow hitting deer. He ran a short ways, stopped a few seconds and ran again. I have not gone to track but have found the arrow covered in blood and a small amount of light red blood near the arrow. Arrow smells strong like deer and I can't tell if its gut shot or just cause he stank from the rut. Not much blood near arrow and I'm gonna wait. How long should I sit here? I shot him at 5pm
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#3036758 - 11/16/12 05:36 PM Re: How long should I wait? [Re: catman529]
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Mud Dauber
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Since its already dark, you might as well give it 2 hours just to be on the safe side.
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#3036772 - 11/16/12 05:47 PM Re: How long should I wait? [Re: Poser]
yamaha200
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I am no expert on this, but I would not think your arrow would stink from him being rutted up, as it passed through him.
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#3036773 - 11/16/12 05:48 PM Re: How long should I wait? [Re: Poser]
deerhunter10
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If you can id wait til the morning rather be safe then sorry. And it'll be cool enough not to hurt the meat
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#3036780 - 11/16/12 05:54 PM Re: How long should I wait? [Re: deerhunter10]
BigD_625
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Wait 'til morning.
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#3036785 - 11/16/12 05:58 PM Re: How long should I wait? [Re: BigD_625]
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I would wait till morning. Good luck!
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#3036804 - 11/16/12 06:09 PM Re: How long should I wait? [Re: Master Chief]
catman529
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Never mind I found him. Stumbled on good blood so I tracked and he's down.
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#3036807 - 11/16/12 06:11 PM Re: How long should I wait? [Re: catman529]
57bear
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lets see him.
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#3036812 - 11/16/12 06:13 PM Re: How long should I wait? [Re: 57bear]
fourwheeler431
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No pic/didn't happen \:\)
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#3036813 - 11/16/12 06:13 PM Re: How long should I wait? [Re: 57bear]
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 Originally Posted By: 57bear
lets see him.


x2!!!!!!!!
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#3036816 - 11/16/12 06:20 PM Re: How long should I wait? [Re: Master Chief]
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I just got the text and man, Catman did good! Hes having the EPIC year!
Hope he doesnt get mad at me but......here it is! Im excited for him so I couldnt wait.


Edited by geezer (11/16/12 06:22 PM)

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#3036823 - 11/16/12 06:28 PM Re: How long should I wait? [Re: geezer]
57bear
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way to go catman!
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#3036825 - 11/16/12 06:29 PM Re: How long should I wait? [Re: geezer]
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Congrats catman, or should we changed your name to deerkillingmachine. \:D
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#3036832 - 11/16/12 06:31 PM Re: How long should I wait? [Re: encore06]
petestock
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nice one catman, or should i say deerman.
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#3036833 - 11/16/12 06:33 PM Re: How long should I wait? [Re: petestock]
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Awesome!
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#3036840 - 11/16/12 06:40 PM Re: How long should I wait? [Re: geezer]
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 Originally Posted By: geezer
I just got the text and man, Catman did good! Hes having the EPIC year!
Hope he doesnt get mad at me but......here it is! Im excited for him so I couldnt wait.
i was too scared!! But epic year is understatement! Y'all know any first year bowhunters that kill two mature bucks and three does or four or however many? Good job man!
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#3036864 - 11/16/12 06:53 PM Re: How long should I wait? [Re: Mudbone]
ImThere
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Yea he has had a sensational year!
I asked killer "how may he was gonna shoot this year"
Cat says "good question" lol
Congrats again, cat
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#3036868 - 11/16/12 06:55 PM Re: How long should I wait? [Re: ImThere]
northeasthunter
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great deer, congrats
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#3036908 - 11/16/12 07:19 PM Re: How long should I wait? [Re: northeasthunter]
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Congrats Catman!
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#3036968 - 11/16/12 07:52 PM Re: How long should I wait? [Re: Bone Collector]
rem270
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atta boy cat!!
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#3036974 - 11/16/12 07:55 PM Re: How long should I wait? [Re: rem270]
BigD_625
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Way to go!!!
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#3036995 - 11/16/12 08:03 PM Re: How long should I wait? [Re: BigD_625]
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nice buck
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#3037007 - 11/16/12 08:07 PM Re: How long should I wait? [Re: ROUGH COUNTRY HUNTER]
letsgohunting
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Great buck with a great story! Something you'll always remember!
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#3037022 - 11/16/12 08:14 PM Re: How long should I wait? [Re: letsgohunting]
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Awesome , congrats
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#3037100 - 11/16/12 09:12 PM Re: How long should I wait? [Re: rem270]
catman529
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Thanks all. Been lucky this year

Liver shot. Glad he went down as quick as he did. I need to check my bow or arrows, I think the arrows haven't been flying well. It could have been my fault but I think I've noticed practice shots also fly funny and the arrow goes in on an angle. Maybe the spine is wrong. But it was almost a 25 yard shot which stretches my comfortable range and it still killed him. And after I shot a tree in front of him on the first try. I am lucky
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#3037107 - 11/16/12 09:19 PM Re: How long should I wait? [Re: rem270]
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Congrats
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#3037122 - 11/16/12 09:32 PM Re: How long should I wait? [Re: buttercup&daisy]
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I wish I was a fast learner like you!Congrats!!!! YOU THE MAN!
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#3037151 - 11/16/12 10:05 PM Re: How long should I wait? [Re: timberjack86]
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Love it when it all comes together!!
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#3037157 - 11/16/12 10:11 PM Re: How long should I wait? [Re: Nimrod777]
catman529
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 Originally Posted By: Nimrod777
Love it when it all comes together!!
same here. Glad it wasn't a long painful track job like last time.
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#3037161 - 11/16/12 10:16 PM Re: How long should I wait? [Re: catman529]
Gravey
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Congrats! Glad you found him.
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#3037175 - 11/16/12 10:37 PM Re: How long should I wait? [Re: catman529]
Meathunter73
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Cat your going to be tagged out and fishing soon if you don't quit shooting those sad daddys \:D Congrats
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#3037208 - 11/16/12 11:20 PM Re: How long should I wait? [Re: Meathunter73]
catman529
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 Originally Posted By: Meathunter
Cat your going to be tagged out and fishing soon if you don't quit shooting those sad daddys \:D Congrats
you know, I wouldn't complain. the water has been calling me. But the woods still call louder, so I'm headed out again in the A.M. this time with the rifle.
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#3037334 - 11/17/12 07:23 AM Re: How long should I wait? [Re: catman529]
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Congrats catman .. That's a good one .Your having a great year! Catman for president !! \:\)

Edited by bowhunter163 (11/17/12 07:24 AM)
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