Hit doe,not sure

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Hit doe,not sure

Postby jmontefusco » Sat Jan 09, 2010 3:50 pm

Hello All,

I hit decent doe tonight, slight quarter towards me. Shot through doubleBull mesh, approx 18 yds, 125 gr Montec G5 out of Matt Outback 61lbs.
Hit looked a little high on shoulder
Found some blood in snow but didn't want to push her ... going back in am to look thoroughly..Any thoughts???

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RE: Hit doe,not sure

Postby Woods Walker » Sat Jan 09, 2010 4:29 pm

Where was the near side front leg? Forward, or back?
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RE: Hit doe,not sure

Postby DeanoZ » Sat Jan 09, 2010 5:42 pm

Was it a complete passthrough?  Was the blood on the arrow or ground frothy?  If your unsure of the shot backing out is the best course of action.

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RE: Hit doe,not sure

Postby scotman » Mon Jan 11, 2010 11:26 am


Was it a complete passthrough?  Was the blood on the arrow or ground frothy?  If your unsure of the shot backing out is the best course of action.

Could not agree more especially if you are unsure on the shot placement.
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RE: Hit doe,not sure

Postby Relentless » Mon Jan 11, 2010 12:50 pm

jmontesfusco, you did the right thing by waiting to track.  You should know that quartering to shots are always like playing Russian roulette.  I cannot say that I have never made a bad shot but, I have learned to wait for a good shot or let the animal pass.  About five or six years ago I lost about a 140" deer to a shoulder hit.  It was not a bad shot angle, just bad shot placement (pre-range finder days).  However I only got about four or five inches of penetration so I am confident the critter lived.  Like yourself, I did not take up the trail until the next morning.  I can honestly say I have not lost an animal since.  I learned that if you give the deer time it will most likely present a great shot opportunity.  Good luck finding your doe and good luck sleeping tonight.
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RE: Hit doe,not sure

Postby alliancpaul » Mon Jan 11, 2010 2:44 pm

Good idea that will give her time to bleed out. Its plenty cold enough so the meat will not go bad good luck on finding ur doe
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RE: Hit doe,not sure

Postby CB on the run » Tue Jan 12, 2010 1:59 am

Quatering towards shots are a poor choice for an archer. I hope you find the deer and think twice about taking this shot angle again.


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RE: Hit doe,not sure

Postby Savage » Tue Feb 02, 2010 10:04 am

good luck finding her!
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