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#3403891 - 10/15/13 05:45 PM Found my first deer................
6 Point

Registered: 07/21/13
Posts: 650

I shot her on Friday morning around 10. I was so excited I got out of the blind after 20 minutes and jumped her. I lost blood and could not find anything. Today I go up and check property and smell something on the way out. I go back to where the trail ended and follow the smell another 100-150 yards and there she was piled up in some thick brush. I feel terrible because I lost the meat and was excited about my very first deer. I shot her a little high and got one lung. I searched all over that area and overlooked her. She was all the way up top a ridge. I check my camera while I was up there and got one doe at night. I only had two deer on camera and now I lost one and don't think I have a chance on our property. With now where else to go, except an 1 1/2 hour drive, looks as if I have hit a dead end. I keep thinking if I had just been patient and learned about what to do after the shot, I would be enjoying some meat, I feel like a failure.
#3403909 - 10/15/13 06:00 PM Re: Found my first deer................ [Re: DEER REPELLANT]
Deer anatomy expert
4 Point

Registered: 07/12/13
Posts: 178
Loc: Scott Co, VA

With every mistake comes a valuable lesson learnt. You'll be alright bud
#3403910 - 10/15/13 06:00 PM Re: Found my first deer................ [Re: DEER REPELLANT]
8 Point

Registered: 10/15/10
Posts: 2113
Loc: tn

Hold your chin up and hang in there. You'll have another chance soon enough. It happens to us all. Just learn from the mistakes.
Be content with what you have, rejoice in the way things are. When you realize there is nothing lacking, the whole world belongs to you.

#3403929 - 10/15/13 06:14 PM Re: Found my first deer................ [Re: BDS05]
16 Point

Registered: 11/10/10
Posts: 16603
Loc: Franklin TN

I'm glad you found her. Keep note of where she ran and what trails she followed and use it to learn how to track better next time you need to. And just because there's only 1 other deer on camera doesn't mean that's the only other deer. A trail cam won't get very single deer in the woods. Keep hunting there and maybe you will stick another one and recover it. Best of luck
Haven't been this excited about deer season

...since last deer season

#3403932 - 10/15/13 06:16 PM Re: Found my first deer................ [Re: catman529]
8 Point

Registered: 07/05/00
Posts: 1504
Loc: Soddy Daisy,TN

We've all had bad days. The good ones will outweigh them. Keep after it.

#3403940 - 10/15/13 06:22 PM Re: Found my first deer................ [Re: BDS05]
6 Point

Registered: 08/14/13
Posts: 593
Loc: Tennessee

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No failure,just hunting,hang in there .most everyone has lost one or 2 or 3,4,5
#3403961 - 10/15/13 06:40 PM Re: Found my first deer................ [Re: tailchaser]
10 Point

Registered: 11/25/09
Posts: 4811
Loc: medon,Tn.

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good deal.
The hardest thing about Bowhunting Turkeys is leaving the gun at home!

#3403962 - 10/15/13 06:40 PM Re: Found my first deer................ [Re: tailchaser]
Bone Collector
14 Point

Registered: 09/09/09
Posts: 8974
Loc: Murfreesboro, TN

Hold your head up bud. it happens. A sad as it is to lose one and it hurts to lose the meat you technically can say you killed a deer. Next time just hope you find it and the puzzle will be complete.
Semper Fidelis!

“There are hunters and there are victims. By your discipline, cunning, obedience and alertness, you will decide if you are a hunter or a victim.”
General James Mattis

#3403996 - 10/15/13 07:01 PM Re: Found my first deer................ [Re: dtwnn]
Team TLBB Woodpile Boys

Registered: 03/09/06
Posts: 51376
Loc: Cumberland Plateau

 Originally Posted By: dtwnn
With every mistake comes a valuable lesson learnt. You'll be alright bud

what he said

trailing wounded deer is one thing i actually look forward to after i squeeze the trigger, my brother wounded one last yr and we jumped her an hour after he had shot her (said the shot was behind the shoulder) well it was but extemely low through persistance another hour later and some tuff crawling and looking by me i got him within 40 yards for a final shot where he finished her he was embarrassed but we prevailed never give up just when you think you run out of eveidence of blood they are 75% of the time just ahead expired
<(((< Bowfish or NO FISH!

#3404010 - 10/15/13 07:08 PM Re: Found my first deer................ [Re: spitndrum]
4 Point

Registered: 01/04/12
Posts: 265
Loc: Southeast tn

Congrats on your first kill
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