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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 08-14-2007, 04:46 PM Thread Starter
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Wink Best way to kill

How is the best way to kill a wounded deer if you can walk up to it ?
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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 08-14-2007, 08:47 PM
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shoot it in the heart,its quick and humane.

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post #3 of 12 (permalink) Old 08-15-2007, 08:42 AM
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i agree with joel. if you dont have a firearm call a game warden and let them do it.
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post #4 of 12 (permalink) Old 08-15-2007, 06:16 PM
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head shot. death is instantaiuos
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post #5 of 12 (permalink) Old 08-16-2007, 05:24 PM
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A club no poke it in the eye no sit on it's head no grab it by the tail swing it around and hit it's head on a tree awwww never mind just shoot it again. j/k
Seriously what ever you do be carefull and don't get to close to the hoofs or horns cause they can hurt ya.

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post #6 of 12 (permalink) Old 08-17-2007, 12:12 AM
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yeah we touch the eye and if it isnt a trophy worthy buck...shoot behind the ear so it is a guaranteed stinks to do that though
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post #7 of 12 (permalink) Old 01-23-2014, 08:44 AM
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This may sound bad but instead of wasting another round, i will just knife if through the heart. That can get dangerous though and i wouldnt recommend it if you dont feel comfortable. Ive done this on 2 deer and it has worked out. Sometimes its sad because the knife will pulse with the heart for a few seconds before it stops.
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post #8 of 12 (permalink) Old 01-23-2014, 10:33 AM
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Head shot. Instantaneous kill and most humane at that point. Anything else (heart shot, knife to heart, etc) is a slower-bleeding kill and is more suffering for the animal.

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post #9 of 12 (permalink) Old 01-23-2014, 10:42 AM
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I also shoot in the head quick kill + if there is any chance the heart is not damaged I am not wasting it
I love the heart better then the tenderloins

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post #10 of 12 (permalink) Old 01-23-2014, 11:33 AM
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I always dispatch from a few feet away, too dangerous to get close to a wounded animal. Head shot or vitals, whatever is appropriate at the time. Worst time is tracking at night without a decent weapon.
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