Buck comes back to life after shot!

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Buck comes back to life after shot!

Postby stevenjackson » Sat Nov 23, 2013 6:18 am

Sheesh!! this is nuts. About 5 years ago I walked up on a doe I shot and it twitched a bit, however it was nothing like this and I'm shocked at the distance that deer jumps off the ground. Enjoy! :o

http://huntervids.com/videos/hunter-shocked-after-shooting-deer/

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Re: Buck comes back to life after shot!

Postby Ohio farms » Sat Nov 23, 2013 12:23 pm

That's why it's a good idea to approach a downed deer from behind. Eyes closed? Looked like a buck to me, by the way.
That sure would get your heart racing.
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Re: Buck comes back to life after shot!

Postby 1911p » Sun Nov 24, 2013 8:14 am

^^^^ Yeah, if their eyes are closed it's a sure sign that they're still alive. Other than movement, that's the first thing I look for. If they're open eyed with their tongue hanging out, it's a pretty sure bet they're dead.

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Re: Buck comes back to life after shot!

Postby kellory » Wed Nov 27, 2013 7:04 am

1911p wrote:^^^^ Yeah, if their eyes are closed it's a sure sign that they're still alive. Other than movement, that's the first thing I look for. If they're open eyed with their tongue hanging out, it's a pretty sure bet they're dead.


No. It is not. It is most likely, that they die with their eyes open, but not an absolute. We recently had a photo posted of a deer, that appeared to have died in it's sleep, with eyes closed, and folded knees.
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Re: Buck comes back to life after shot!

Postby Woods Walker » Wed Nov 27, 2013 7:49 am

That guy just learned a valuble lesson........

"Eye lids down? ANOTHER ROUND!"
Hunt Hard,

Kill Swiftly,

Waste Nothing,

Offer No Apologies.....

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Re: Buck comes back to life after shot!

Postby northms » Thu Nov 28, 2013 6:25 pm

The same thing happened to my dad and I over a decade ago. We were celebrating shooting a buck and after 5 min on the ground it came to life and bolted off. Still hard to believe even now.
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Re: Buck comes back to life after shot!

Postby FlDeerman64 » Fri Nov 29, 2013 8:35 am

I had a doe do that to me as I was walking up.If I approach it's from the back then I tap the eye.I don't like surprises.LOL

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Re: Buck comes back to life after shot!

Postby stevenjackson » Sat Nov 30, 2013 7:04 am

northms wrote:The same thing happened to my dad and I over a decade ago. We were celebrating shooting a buck and after 5 min on the ground it came to life and bolted off. Still hard to believe even now.
How long did you guys wait til you approached it? Just curious..

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Re: Buck comes back to life after shot!

Postby allthingswhitetail » Sat Nov 30, 2013 9:50 am

Good learning video. I enjoyed showing each member in my family and watching them jump. My youngest daughter is mad at me.

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Re: Buck comes back to life after shot!

Postby JettPack » Mon Dec 02, 2013 4:56 pm

Brings back a bad memory for me. Didn't get that close to it and I waited longer before even approaching, but I had a deer "come to life" after lying for 30 minutes and end up getting away. It was darting between trees and reached a thicket. Looked and looked, but never found it.


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