ORIGINAL: charlie 01
What makes you think he can even lay down? With the way he is favoring that leg, I dought that he can. He needs water. I'm sure he will hang around it. If you are close enough to the area, you should go in often and see if you can end his suffering. If he gets weak and exhausted enough, the coyotes will get him, and that won't be a pretty site either. I too, am surprised he hasn't broken the arrow off. When I used to shoot aluminums, and made my own arrows, I used what was called "wader patch" to hold my inserts in. It had a low melting point. Strong enough to hold the broad in, yet if embodied in a deer, the body warmth would soften the glue and the arrow would depart from the insert. And yes, it worked. I shot a buck in the neck, it hit solid bone. After about 80yds of tracking I found my arrow less the insert and broadhead. A week later my hunting partner at the time saw him and he was doing fine. Got away from using the stuff cause my carbons come already made up. I used that setup for many years with no problems. If it's not in any vitals, a deer can survive with a broad head in it. When I used to skin out my deer, on some, I would find things in the neck or spine, consisting of bullets, broadheads, all healed over. No one likes to see this. It is a sad thing, and I feel for the animal. Some things are going to happen. If you think he's miserable, think about the gut shot deer that is left over night to expire. Anyway, I hope someone can help end his problem.
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