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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]
Outdoor Enthusiast
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Registered: 12/04/07
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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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Loc: Atoka, TN

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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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Registered: 09/30/01
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 Originally Posted By: scn
Mechanical broadhead?


It was a rage

And thanks for following up Gil

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