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#3041312 - 11/19/12 10:31 PM Re: Lost Deer [Re: Paul Burns]
catman529
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 Originally Posted By: Paul Burns
I hear a lot about the front sholder blade on a deer being a drop him dead shot. When you dress out a deer how big is the front sholder blade on an adult deer on average.
Also I quess I am not a real good shot because a lot of my deer run a little piece after being shot, some hit in the lung and heart (exploded) still run fifty yards or futher.
Do others have this problem.
I think it is normal for a deer to run even with a lung heart shot, they are tough critters

I don't know if I'd want to shoot the shoulder blade, sounds like it would explode a lot of the meat. if my deer runs 50 or 100 yards and dies quickly, fine with me, I do like to follow the blood trail and walk up to my trophy
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#3041349 - 11/19/12 11:16 PM Re: Lost Deer [Re: utfan1]
arctic_cat
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 Originally Posted By: utfan1
keep hunting with the ballistic tip and u will loose one.


No way. Never had one run on me yet. My nephew uses them and his never run. My brother quit using them because they do TO MUCH DAMAGE. Best made if you ask me if you dont like to track them. 30-06 150 grain. brother use to shoot them out of his 7mag
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#3041353 - 11/19/12 11:25 PM Re: Lost Deer [Re: arctic_cat]
catman529
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 Originally Posted By: arctic_cat
 Originally Posted By: utfan1
keep hunting with the ballistic tip and u will loose one.


No way. Never had one run on me yet. My nephew uses them and his never run. My brother quit using them because they do TO MUCH DAMAGE. Best made if you ask me if you dont like to track them. 30-06 150 grain. brother use to shoot them out of his 7mag
yeah doesn't sound like my type of ammo. I like to have clean shots without wasting meat and like to track the deer assuming I don't lose due to a poor shot. something more exciting about following drops of blood than just watching it drop. Although I would never complain if I dropped one in its tracks, that would be cool.
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#3041359 - 11/19/12 11:38 PM Re: Lost Deer [Re: catman529]
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140gr hp does well in my 308had rather lose a little meat as the whole deer
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#3041364 - 11/19/12 11:43 PM Re: Lost Deer [Re: Gravey]
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 Originally Posted By: Gravey
No sicker feeling than losing one. I lost the first deer I ever shot with a bow and as best I can recall I've not lost another one and that was about 20 years ago. My son (he's 9) shot a doe with my muzzleloader last Saturday and we walked to where she was and nothing. I walked to the edge of the woods and saw her laying there 15 yards away but my son said "dad here's blood I hit her" so I told him to follow it. He found 3 more spots before seeing her and I said I already did. He looked at me as if thinking why didn't I tell him and I told the reason I didn't was because he has to learn how to follow the blood trail if they don't fall right there. All that to say take your time and don't hurry. A lot of deer could probably be found if people would take their time and really look. IMO we owe the deer that much.



I lost a 150" deer in Kansas two years ago with my bow. Think about it everyday.

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#3041519 - 11/20/12 06:30 AM Re: Lost Deer [Re: Paul Burns]
Gravey
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 Originally Posted By: Paul Burns
I hear a lot about the front sholder blade on a deer being a drop him dead shot. When you dress out a deer how big is the front sholder blade on an adult deer on average.
Also I quess I am not a real good shot because a lot of my deer run a little piece after being shot, some hit in the lung and heart (exploded) still run fifty yards or futher.
Do others have this problem.

They are tough suckers. My son shot a doe on the muzzleloader and she ran 40-50 yards. When i gutted her he had blown her heart in half.
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#3042077 - 11/20/12 12:16 PM Re: Lost Deer [Re: Gravey]
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I tend to think Iam a pretty fair shot. I take my time andpick the right shot. I use a Steady Rest on my guns and on my crossbow. I drop very few in their tracks. I also have very few run out of sight.

What I know for a fact is, it doesn't matter if you are shooting a bazooka. Some will drop, some won't. I have dropped elk in their tracks with a heart shot from a bow and shot them in the heart with a rifle and had them go 100-yards.
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#3042092 - 11/20/12 12:24 PM Re: Lost Deer [Re: bowriter]
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I just as soon them drop in their tracks. High shoulder shot will do it every time.
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#3042130 - 11/20/12 12:47 PM Re: Lost Deer [Re: Roost 1]
woodsman87
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Some of mine have run and some of them don't. Never knew what the difference was. The biggest/oldest toughest buck I killed dropped when I shot. I shot a doe with muzzleloader last Saturday and she ran 40 yards. With a shot heart and lungs. I have shot deer in the shoulder blade and exit through other shoulder blade and the still propel themselves with their back legs for a few yards anyways.
I use a 30-06 with 180 grain. Plenty of power.
Some deer run, some don't.

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#3042218 - 11/20/12 01:38 PM Re: Lost Deer [Re: TN Whitetail Freak]
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 Originally Posted By: TN Whitetail Freak
Really tired of seeing threads about lost deer....people should use better judgement when shooting and deciding when to track after the shot....in my 10 years of hunting i've lost 2 deer both shot with the bow and both pushed by me and my impatience....with rifle a deer has never taken a step when shot.....ive learned from those 2 i lost one i tracked a half mile literally on hands and knees in the last stretch.....i later seen that deer with a flesh wound on the elbow.....the purpose of thread: is to remind hunters to remember a part of the "Bowhunter's Creed..."to search long and diligently to track down and recover any wounded game.


sh.. happens and people make bad shots at times.How many deer have you shot?

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