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Old 09-13-2010, 07:18 AM
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There is no ethics involved as long as it is a legal harvest. If you process your own and the owner wants the deer thinned out take a small doe( tender and tasty) If you pay a processor you will not get much for you money.

spiker makes some good points. Also a three D target will help you place shots and calm the nerves some.

Better luck next time.
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Old 09-13-2010, 01:15 PM
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Originally Posted by chesterflick View Post
There does not appear to be BIG deer just a lot of small ones and 1st year types. I am stuck on whether its an ethical thing to shoot the fawns post spots of course or should I just shoot them as they come under my sight. I am hunting for food for myself and others .

This early in the season, you aren't going to see many BIG deer (bucks) out during daylight.... You may be surprised later in the season...
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Old 09-13-2010, 03:44 PM
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if you never taken a deer with a bow the only way to become proficient with it is to take animals.every deer you take or attempt to take will teach you something i.e. when to move,draw,how to get small in a tree,positioning for a shot etc.take the 1st deer you would be satisfied with.any deer with a bow is a trophy and its the only way to gain essential knowledge.
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Old 09-14-2010, 08:50 AM
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Also visualize the arrow exit and where that takes place at any given shot angle. This is the surest way to make sure you're going through the boiler room. Pass up all risky shots that way you limit wounded deer.
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Old 09-17-2010, 03:19 AM
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Originally Posted by ronn View Post
do circles around the last blood but I'd first find someone that can track well and knows what they are looking at in the way of blood.
+1 and if you are having trouble, get down on hands and knees and go slow and mark the found blood with whatever you can (tape, arrows, sticks broken to 90 deg, etc)
I have lost one deer in over 25 years. My fault. Was a bad shot (too far forward on the shoulder) and he swam across the Osage river in Mo. We had tracked him a 1/4 mile and he had turned and went to the water. My uncle took a boat across and tried to pick up a trail but never could.
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