Today I shot a monster 8 pointer at 25 yards with muzzy 4blades. We walked a long ways looking for the deer and never found him. My shot was mid torso at a downward angle with him quartering towards me. The whole arrow but the back 10 inches was inside him. The deer would lay behind thick bushes and trees so I couldn't see it and I spooked it up 3 times before deciding to let it die over night.
I've shot probably a dozen deer and this is the first I've lost. i found very little blood there, but a few peices of venison burger hanging from nearby tree branches.
There was a 3" diameter pool of blood at the place where I hit her, probably a 1/2 cup of bright red artery blood. There was some more blood 70 yards away at a fence that was probably 5' high that she jumped! after tracking for 20 yds i found about 80 lbs of burger..do i find the rest of the meat and the peices of shattered antlers? The deer ran off with my arrow still embeded in his right shoulder.
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I went out the next morning and didn't have much blood at first and found alot more after the deer crossed the creek. If u found ur deer let me know how far the deer a scent line this am over a line of scrapes which ended 18 yds. I had my crossbow set on my shooting rail and pulled off a text book shot,he kicked like a mule. Hit decent 4-6 pointer in upper "ham" broadside at 20 yds. Hopped off on 3 legs for 50 yards, then stood a bit, and I THOUGHT gimped off and lay down in sight. Anyway, fair amount of blood where it stood, then drips, then walked down rural rd dripping, then big puddle on road at ~ 150-200 yds from shot, then it cut into woods. after the smoke cleared it was laying there, dropped it in its tracks, as i thought.
Drips hard to find/follow, but did so for another few 300 yards or so. Went back, found POS arrow - hair, blood, meat, but very little penetration, 20 feet from my shot. my uncle waits about ten minutes then gets down to check it out. After searching for hours no blood no arron nothing. made a loud crack and ran about 30 yds then just walked away.
I was way up in a tree and its like the arrow hit the other shoulder and that is why the arrow did not go all the way through? By now the deer was barely bleeding and there is no snow to track it.
I need to find this deer because it is dying or is dead.
Few blood swabs on trees at 3' or so high, few biggish puddles where lay down - went uphill all the way. tried again later beating bush for an hour and nothing. That much dripping and not buckets of blood, n=but over that distance?? I shot a doe with rifle at 110 yds, she jump up when hit her and ran straight into thick pine tree woods, found 3 large tuffs of hair on the road, no blood, waited 30 minutes then walked down the declined road to see sign. I shot a buck yesterday night at 6 pm and I let it lay all night and we went out to look for it at 9 am today and we found a blood trail and tracked it for about a half mile and then the blood trail just ended. as soon as he started headed my way the buck gets up and runs to the creek bottom. never found the deer, like i said it dropped and got back up after laying there 10 minutes and no blood. When I shot her she jump away like bothing happened and she blew too. let him go for the night (16hrs) and went back with help the next morning. Searched several hunred yds in all directions for about eight hrs but found absolutly no sign at all.