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#3045740 - 11/23/12 09:16 AM THE "GHOST DOE" REVISITED
gil1
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Somebody had asked that I re-post this story because they had just lost a buck they thought should have died.

Last year, I shot this doe with the bow. There was very little blood, and I never found the arrow. I looked and looked to no avail. I thought it was a good shot but didn't know for sure until I got these trail camera photos.

I saw this girl later during rifle season. I almost shot her just to do an autopsy and find out why in the world she didn't die. But I was askeered it might tick her off, and she might climb up my tree and murder me!


ENTRANCE WOUND







EXIT WOUND







A COUPLE WEEKS LATER - HEALING UP PRETTY WELL







THESE PHOTOS ARE FROM A COUPLE MONTHS AGO, A LITTLE MORE THAN A YEAR AFTER THE INITIAL SHOT. THIS GIRL IS COMPLETELY HEALED.

BOO!




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#3045741 - 11/23/12 09:17 AM Re: THE "GHOST DOE" REVISITED [Re: gil1]
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Very cool! Thanks for posting.
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#3045742 - 11/23/12 09:17 AM Re: THE "GHOST DOE" REVISITED [Re: Outdoor Enthusiast]
scn
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Mechanical broadhead?
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#3045748 - 11/23/12 09:21 AM Re: THE "GHOST DOE" REVISITED [Re: gil1]
Andy S.
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As always, good stuff Gil and definitely something 99% of all hunters can learn from. Thanks for sharing.
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#3045756 - 11/23/12 09:31 AM Re: THE "GHOST DOE" REVISITED [Re: Andy S.]
Beekeeper
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Dead deer walking!!!

Thanks for sharing.
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#3045757 - 11/23/12 09:32 AM Re: THE "GHOST DOE" REVISITED [Re: Andy S.]
catman529
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I was wondering about that deer this year. I bet you got one lung and she somehow survived it.
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#3045764 - 11/23/12 09:46 AM Re: THE "GHOST DOE" REVISITED [Re: catman529]
8 POINTS OR BETTER
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That is one lucky doe.
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#3045785 - 11/23/12 10:19 AM Re: THE "GHOST DOE" REVISITED [Re: 8 POINTS OR BETTER]
redblood
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i would give her a lifetime pass for the pain and suffering she endured
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#3045789 - 11/23/12 10:25 AM Re: THE "GHOST DOE" REVISITED [Re: redblood]
HuntingDicksonDTC
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Thats what i was going to say. she would always get a free pass from me

 Originally Posted By: redblood
i would give her a lifetime pass for the pain and suffering she endured
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#3045800 - 11/23/12 10:44 AM Re: THE "GHOST DOE" REVISITED [Re: scn]
Nhill
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 Originally Posted By: scn
Mechanical broadhead?


It was a rage

And thanks for following up Gil

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#3045805 - 11/23/12 10:49 AM Re: THE "GHOST DOE" REVISITED [Re: Nhill]
TRIGGER
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Interesting to say the least.
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#3045810 - 11/23/12 10:53 AM Re: THE "GHOST DOE" REVISITED [Re: TRIGGER]
cecil30-30
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Thats wild..With the low exit,i would have thought for sure it got both lungs..But who knows.
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#3045821 - 11/23/12 11:00 AM Re: THE "GHOST DOE" REVISITED [Re: HuntingDicksonDTC]
Urban_Hunter
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 Originally Posted By: HuntingDicksonDTC
Thats what i was going to say. she would always get a free pass from me

 Originally Posted By: redblood
i would give her a lifetime pass for the pain and suffering she endured


First off... I don't know how you could ask for a better shot. I would think it hit both lungs there as well. Now, as for these quotes, I would think you wouldn't want these robot genes to spread to the other deer. ;\) I would hunt her exclusively!!! \:\/
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#3045907 - 11/23/12 01:15 PM Re: THE "GHOST DOE" REVISITED [Re: Urban_Hunter]
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By the looks of the entrance and exit holes I don't think a muzy or slick trick would have brought this old gal down either.
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#3045936 - 11/23/12 01:45 PM Re: THE "GHOST DOE" REVISITED [Re: Bow Hunter]
bowriter
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Musta been shooting a rage. High entrance, low exit equals one lung maybe and very little blood. Of course, if you are shooting a Rage, you can hit them in the cloaca and kill them.
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#3046295 - 11/23/12 07:09 PM Re: THE "GHOST DOE" REVISITED [Re: redblood]
jakeway
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 Originally Posted By: redblood
i would give her a lifetime pass for the pain and suffering she endured


I'd let her pass for the rest of her life...which should be about 30 seconds if she's in range.

Thanks for re-posting, Gil.
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#3046304 - 11/23/12 07:15 PM Re: THE "GHOST DOE" REVISITED [Re: jakeway]
Dolan82
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Must be a zombie deer.
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#3046328 - 11/23/12 07:37 PM Re: THE "GHOST DOE" REVISITED [Re: Dolan82]
Nealmeally
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That's crazy!! A shot like that with any kind of broadhead should have got at least top of one lung... Yep, lifetime pass for her. Who knows, she may bring a state record by you tomorrow.. I wouldn't shoot her again that's for sure!

Thanks for posting!
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#3046335 - 11/23/12 07:46 PM Re: THE "GHOST DOE" REVISITED [Re: Nealmeally]
Carlos Viagra
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A mechanical BH that didn't open properly is likely to blame. Was it a sharp/new BH? The shot placement was near perfect, like others said, she's lucky.
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#3046460 - 11/23/12 09:23 PM Re: THE "GHOST DOE" REVISITED [Re: Carlos Viagra]
8up
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Scary weird But an arrow without a head on it at all and that placement should equal death
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#3046501 - 11/23/12 10:31 PM Re: THE "GHOST DOE" REVISITED [Re: Nhill]
petestock
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Without the pic, no way would I believe that story, very cool.
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#3046521 - 11/23/12 10:53 PM Re: THE "GHOST DOE" REVISITED [Re: petestock]
Pinwheeled
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That is amazing. Thank you for sharing.
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#3046651 - 11/24/12 07:56 AM Re: THE "GHOST DOE" REVISITED [Re: Nhill]
spring strut
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Dang that's awesome pic's.. Good job
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#3050236 - 11/26/12 05:59 PM Re: THE "GHOST DOE" REVISITED [Re: spring strut]
gil1
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Yup, a Rage mechanical blade. By the huge size of the entrance and exit wounds, it appears the blade deployed, so I can't explain it. I wish I had found the arrow to confirm.
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#3050268 - 11/26/12 06:13 PM Re: THE "GHOST DOE" REVISITED [Re: gil1]
catman529
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I thought a rage killed em if u hit em in the ankle! ;\)
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#3050294 - 11/26/12 06:30 PM Re: THE "GHOST DOE" REVISITED [Re: catman529]
timberjack86
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Those are awesome pics!! Thanks for the update!
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#3050590 - 11/26/12 08:45 PM Re: THE "GHOST DOE" REVISITED [Re: Nhill]
stickler
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awesome pics
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#3050600 - 11/26/12 08:47 PM Re: THE "GHOST DOE" REVISITED [Re: stickler]
scn
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Those are amazing pictures. I see no reason that deer should still be alive.
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#3051010 - 11/27/12 07:04 AM Re: THE "GHOST DOE" REVISITED [Re: scn]
ferg
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Wow - that deer should be dead all day long - amazing
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#3051017 - 11/27/12 07:07 AM Re: THE "GHOST DOE" REVISITED [Re: petestock]
Urban_Hunter
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 Originally Posted By: petestock
Without the pic, no way would I believe that story, very cool.


THIS^^^^

Hear all the time, "It was a great shot I don't know what happened" and you think to yourself, "It must have not been a great shot or it would be dead." No way would I believe it without the pics.
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#3051146 - 11/27/12 08:45 AM Re: THE "GHOST DOE" REVISITED [Re: Urban_Hunter]
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Very cool pics once again Gil! A testament to just how tuff these animals can be!
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#3051615 - 11/27/12 01:10 PM Re: THE "GHOST DOE" REVISITED [Re: Winchester]
LanceS4803
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I was thinking about Gil's doe earlier this season. Hit a doe with a NAP 125gr Spitfire. Lumenok showed excellent positioning. Blades fully deployed, blood coated shaft, but she took off like a rocket and never looked back. Just a few drops of blood were found. Two days of searching, nothing, not even buzzards.
Based on Gil's photos, I have scoured every game camera pic from the farm since that day, but she never turned up.
I hope she made it.
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#3051942 - 11/27/12 04:29 PM Re: THE "GHOST DOE" REVISITED [Re: LanceS4803]
Jarred525
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Awesome story, thanks for sharing. She would get a pass from me as well.
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