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Old 11-05-2012, 07:17 PM
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I was out I shot a buck 20-25 yards away. He instantly dropped he let out a grunt. He got back up and ran under the stand and into the woods. The arrow snapped off (3-4 inches) as he was running. There was blood 4 inches up the arrow. Went to look for it seen blood where I found arrow. Blood stopped couldnt find deer looked for 4 hours. Has this ever happened to anyone? Looked like a good shot maybe a little high.
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Old 12-13-2012, 03:51 PM
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Welcome to bow hunting! I've been hunting for 5 years now with my bow and have killed some and lost some. I always try to aim at the lower portion of the deer, just behind the front shoulder. Don't get discouraged just go try it again!
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Old 12-13-2012, 05:13 PM
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Don't know how I missed this post but that type of thing happened to everybody a time or two. Even with Rifles and such.
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Old 12-13-2012, 07:55 PM
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yep it happens to everybody, and X2 on the aim lower, should give you a better chance at the blood trail not petering out
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Old 12-13-2012, 11:30 PM
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Originally Posted by Huntanglergirl View Post
yep it happens to everybody, and X2 on the aim lower, should give you a better chance at the blood trail not petering out
Xs2 a deers pump station is low in the body. lower than most people think. look at a pic of a deers anatomy and you will see what I mean
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Old 12-13-2012, 11:40 PM
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I'm going to disagree a bit here. To me the very best shot is a broadside high in low out 3-4" behind the shoulder. This shot is a solid double lung fatal hit every time. Usually they don't go over 50 yds tops. You get a large target, low exit, with great blood trail, zero ruined meat. I never try for a heart shot as too many bad things can happen. This post is an archery post only not for gun hunters. The old saying even King Kong can't run without air is fact, deflate both lungs and you have a dead deer.
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Old 12-14-2012, 06:16 PM
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HM I have to agree I also never look for the heart shot I too like the double lung sometimes if you mess up still hit vitals like I did this year shot a little low & forward & just nicked the top of the heart but took out the main arteries to the pump
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