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Post  Mountainman Vic on Sun Sep 06, 2015 9:39 pm

I lost a doe this morning. I had an easy 10 yard chip shot and punched it right through her shoulder and thinking for sure she was laying dead less than a hundred yards away. As it turns out she wasn't. When I climbed out of the stand a hour plus later, I find my arrow (which didn't get a pass through) and there's nothing but gut on it.The only two things that I can figure happened is that she was slightly quartered with her front leg back and or the arrow deflected after hitting the shoulder. With the 90 degree temps on the way, I figured the only hope of saving the meat was to go find her asap and either hope she was dead or get another shot in her. Neither one happened. I found a little blood and followed it for about a hundred yards and it plugged up. I circled and checked the draws and water holes but I came up empty. I'm still in shock over it.

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Post  Pa. Bowhunter on Sun Sep 06, 2015 11:50 pm

Come on Vic , just say it , you were shaking badly and tanked the shot ! Very Happy That sucks , I know we all hate losing a critter , but it happens to all of us sooner or later. My buddy shot a doe 2 years ago , from about 23 feet up , but with the holes in her being straight across I would have bet a million bucks he shot it from the ground . Strange things happen sometimes. What head were you using ?? Get back up in a tree and get ya a big old buck !!
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Post  shedder on Mon Sep 07, 2015 12:10 am

I'm sorry bud! 
As they teach in NY hunter ED...maybe it was the massive stomach that blocked the arrow from the lungs...poor attempt at helping you smile!
Good luck getting back after them!!


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Post  Mountainman Vic on Mon Sep 07, 2015 4:37 am

Rick it was a Muzzy 4 blade. I knew I was going to be shooting the shoulder blade but I never figured it would be a problem on a doe.

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Post  bowGal on Mon Sep 07, 2015 4:58 am

Very Sorry to hear that  Vic. Crying or Very sad

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Post  catfish willy on Mon Sep 07, 2015 7:41 am

Sorry to hear that Vic. About 3-4 seasons back I shot a doe broadside from the ground at 8 yards with an MX-4. Entry was beautiful but came out way back and the exit plugged with guts.  I was lucky though and after 3 hours of searching for blood on our knees and making loops we finally found her.
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Post  TheCReW on Tue Sep 08, 2015 9:15 pm

Very sorry to hear this Vic, its always a tough time for any hunter...

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Post  chukbuk on Fri Sep 11, 2015 6:13 am

Sorry Vic, it always hurts.  A consolation (as you well know), nothing in nature is ever wasted.  Some critters will benefit from her carcass!
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