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post #1 of 83 (permalink) Old 01-25-2020, 02:24 PM Thread Starter
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Uncle Hit A BIG Buck... Thoughts

Just got in from doing some small drives around the house. My uncle Hit a really nice buck at 11:15. It was a 30 yard broadside shot but the deer was beneath him. He was sitting on the ground ,but the deer was downhill from him. It was a complete pass-thru. I walked down to recover his bolt and didnít see any blood within 10-15 yards so we snuck out of there. My dilemma is the rain/snow weíre supposed to get. I would normally wait till tomorrow morning, but I donít know what to do because of the weather. I was thinking about going back in at 4 to take up the trail.
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tough call- with the weather.... I believe I would give it some time, then go in a little later....., but before the rain comes and all sign is washed away. No blood at the spot of impact isn't a big deal, it can happen.... Id get a few guys and grid the area if you cannot find blood.
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Was the blood bright red or dark red? If its bright its lung shot, dark liver shot. if its bright red go get him, If its dark 4 might be ok.

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Itís dark blood that looks to have some guts mixed in. It was a pretty steep downward angle. We pushed the buck right to him but it was stopped and broadside when he touched it off.
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Wait until tomorrow
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Sounds like a gut hit to me. I would not go back till tomorrow. Round up all the help you can get and find that deer. To great of a chance of bumping him if you go today, gut shot deer dont die in 4 hours.
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Wait until tomorrow
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There's a high likelihood that deer will not expire until after dark today.

Call a dog tracker now. Right now.

Rain isn't necessarily a deal breaker for a competent dog and tracker. They could potentially recover it tomorrow. The UBT folks have often said an unpushed gut shot deer is one they will always find.
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Going to wait until morning. Got 7 guys together. My uncle is going nuts!
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Going to wait until morning. Got 7 guys together. My uncle is going nuts!

Wise choice, it's certainly cool enough to wait. Best of luck with it. Let us know when you find him.
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