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#3387851 - 10/04/13 03:24 PM Re: shot a good deer sunday a.m. [Re: wobblegobble]
catman529
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So he bled real good, and then something closed up... Sounds like you could have hit the heart and he may be lying dead somewhere.
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#3387863 - 10/04/13 03:37 PM Re: shot a good deer sunday a.m. [Re: catman529]
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 Originally Posted By: catman529
So he bled real good, and then something closed up... Sounds like you could have hit the heart and he may be lying dead somewhere.
Yep sounds like a heart shot. \:\)

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#3388059 - 10/04/13 07:27 PM Re: shot a good deer sunday a.m. [Re: Planking]
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yup, that's a dead deer... and probably pretty close to where you last lost the blood
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#3388337 - 10/04/13 10:31 PM Re: shot a good deer sunday a.m. [Re: megalomaniac]
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Two years ago I shot a deer at a fairly steep angle quartering slightly forward (not my best shot selection, admittedly). I had good blood, followed it for 100 yards and it stopped immediately. I wound up finding her another 150 yards away, with a lot of luck. The shot entered behind the shoulder, got one lung, liver, through diaphram and out low behind last rib. Didn't get guts, but exited around the abdomen. A small part of in-tact intestine had come through the exit wound (2" rage) and completely plugged the hole and stopped the blood flow. Just as dead, but impossible to track after the hole got plugged.
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#3388659 - 10/05/13 09:44 AM Re: shot a good deer sunday a.m. [Re: Southern Sportsman]
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 Originally Posted By: Southern Sportsman
A small part of in-tact intestine had come through the exit wound (2" rage) and completely plugged the hole and stopped the blood flow. Just as dead, but impossible to track after the hole got plugged.


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#3388688 - 10/05/13 10:15 AM Re: shot a good deer sunday a.m. [Re: Southern Sportsman]
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 Originally Posted By: Southern Sportsman
Two years ago I shot a deer at a fairly steep angle quartering slightly forward (not my best shot selection, admittedly). I had good blood, followed it for 100 yards and it stopped immediately. I wound up finding her another 150 yards away, with a lot of luck. The shot entered behind the shoulder, got one lung, liver, through diaphram and out low behind last rib. Didn't get guts, but exited around the abdomen. A small part of in-tact intestine had come through the exit wound (2" rage) and completely plugged the hole and stopped the blood flow. Just as dead, but impossible to track after the hole got plugged.


Great description, glad you found that deer. I believe this happens a lot...I also believe they can endure some serious injuries from archery hunting.
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#3390648 - 10/06/13 08:15 PM Re: shot a good deer sunday a.m. [Re: wobblegobble]
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Looks like good blood. Good luck
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#3390781 - 10/06/13 09:12 PM Re: shot a good deer sunday a.m. [Re: Adam Jackson]
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Did you find it?
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