The Season: BDD! Dan Secures More Venison

Best tips for blood trailing a deer

Bubbles in blood indicates a lung hit. This blood trail also shows signs of a liver hit, as some of the blood is darker red, almost maroon, in appearance. (photo by Tracy Schmidt)

Big doe down!

Gosh, is there a greater sight in autumn? You’ve released the arrow, saw the impact, waited the minimum of 30 minutes to track your deer.

I told my wife that she had best follow me on the blood trail. Tracy is the best spotter for blood I’ve ever accompanied. Don’t know if that is a chromosome thing, but it’s true.

Well, as you can see, this was one short blood trail These new Rage X-Treme broadheads I’ve been shooting this fall are nothing short of incredible. The head produces almost a 2-1/2-inch cut. And my Mathews Heli-M has been helping propel these broadheads — afixed to Carbon Express Maxima Hunter KVs — in extremely accurate patterns.

Fresh tenderloins on this night. Two deer in the freezer, but we’re far from done. In fact, we’re only getting started.

Happy fall!

venison wisdom recipesWant to make the most out of your deer? Need to convince your spouse or friends that venison really isn’t gamey? Pick up a copy of Tracy Schmidt’s Venison Wisdom Cookbook.

It’s packed with the same recipes she cooks for her family, plus includes special sections on venison recipes, insights and processing tips from some of the best hunters in North America.