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Greg44adams 12-16-2012 06:42 PM

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Hunting Man 12-16-2012 09:51 PM

pretty hard to tell what happened not being there. If I had to guess: your dad broke the front leg causing the buck to fall and possibly knocked him out as he fell down hill. Most likely went in far enough to hit the lung low, bubbles in the blood you found. Because the buck had so much trouble going up hill from the broken leg that he will turn to travel down hill for nearest water, thick cover to die. I think you can find him 100-150 yds from the last spot you saw him. Good luck on finding him tomorrow in good day light.

Greg44 12-16-2012 11:27 PM

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tator 12-17-2012 09:03 AM

go to where you saw him last. Then begin doing small circles around that area- you need about 2-4 guys for this. Just start going in bigger and bigger circles with each of you rotating in a different way (clockwise/counterclock wise) Just keep getting your circles bigger and bigger and bigger until you find him.

Greg44 12-17-2012 12:08 PM

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Hellbilly 12-17-2012 06:56 PM

Yep, Id say he is 200yds or less from the top of that ridge. Also look real good around dead fall,rock piles and bushs and trees with very low hanging limbs. I also had a similar thing happen and I tracked that deer over and over until I called a friend, he found it piled up in some bushs 5' from were I was takin a leak and cussin up a storm about looseing this deer. He is there. Lung blood,he aint going far

Greg44 12-18-2012 08:03 AM

Big boy
 
We haven't gone straight up from where he was , thinking it would be to painful for him, but will def check that Friday. Thank you guys so much for the support and advice.

tator 12-18-2012 09:08 AM

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Originally Posted by Greg44 (Post 74284)
Haven't tried that either but we went everywhere we thought he could be I don't think he could have went much farther, but where he was standing behind that beach tree there wasn't any blood??


The #1 thing I've learned about deer hunting is that when looking for a deer, he/she is almost ALWAYS in a place where you least expect it. Remember, when they are mortally wounded they are going to look for cover. Check the thick stuff- check the brush areas. If you have creeks, check the exposed roots of trees in the banks (i've found a few deer that have crawled up in the root system of trees!) DO NOT underestimate the ability of a deer. Sometimes deer can travel up to a mile or more when hit. My guess is, if you have found NO blood what so ever, then you missed him. I personally have shot at deer and they have acted like they've been hit, but they actually just "jumped" at the sound and they'll run off and there'll be no blood. :coffee:

Greg44 12-18-2012 11:20 PM

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tator 12-19-2012 09:15 AM

you have a dead deer man. I encourage you to go out and do your best to find him. I'm assuming the meat will be bad- unless it's below freezing there and there are no bears or coyotes around (even still I wouldn't eat it).

The best advice I can give you is DO NOT ASSUME where YOU think the deer went. Just because you saw him go up that hill doesn't mean he didn't go back down that hill after you left the area. I've heard of guys before that search and search and search only to end up finding the deer BEHIND the stand where they shot it. Do the circle thing- be patient and just keep looking. I seriously doubt he's going to be laying out in the open. Good luck to you- if I were closer I'd come help- I love the search!


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