11-11-2011, 12:45 PM
B&C 100 Class
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Join Date: Sep 2011
| | Weirdest Shot I've Ever Made
Last friday (the last day of bow season before muzzleloader opened) I finally got a shot on a deer with my new bow. I was in a ladder stand with little to no cover and had 6 does come straight at me. I had to take a shot sitting down and at an odd angle. My string slapped my binoculars (hanging around my neck) and sent my shot high. I saw the arrow pass through above the lungs and below the backbone. The deer hauled butt out of the field. I started glassing my arrow (stuck in the ground at almost a right angle) with my binoculars and I noticed I didn't see any blood on the arrow. It was a pretty raining morning, but I still figured Id see something....
I climbed down after 30 mins and checked my arrow. No blood, sinew, and just a little hair on the arrow. There was a ton of hair on the ground. As odd as it sounds though, the arrow smelled like it had gone through the deer. I fought with myself about tracking the deer and finally decided I needed to go look. Sure enough, I found blood like 30 yards away. Found several good piles of blood but the rain had washed some away. Tracked over 100 yards and the blood trail finally stopped. After circling from the last point of blood, my friend and I gave up.
I was pretty sick about it being that it is only the 2nd deer I have EVER lost. That afternoon, not 30 yards from where we lost the trail we heard a pack of coyotes light up and make all sorts of noise for 30 mins.
Anyone else ever have a weird shot with a bow like that? Can't see why arrow didn't have blood, meat, or something else on it.