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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 12-07-2015, 11:09 AM Thread Starter
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8 Point & a cross bow bolt!

My son called me on Saturday evening. He went to an area to hunt with a fellow he works with.It was a small farm plot.
The guy had his young son along. His first year of hunting. He is 12. He shot an 8 point. When they walked up to it there was a cross bow bolt thru the corner of its eye and out the rear bottom of its jaw!!!!!!!!!
Man,these deer have to be the toughest little animals in the world???????

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Yes they are.

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Re: 8 Point & a cross bow bolt!

Sounds like somebody needs to be practicing a little more with their crossbow,had a guy tell me on Saturday someone shot a nice buck in my area with arrow shaft sticking out it's side,sometimes I wonder how many folks actually check their equipment before heading out.Anyways congrats to the hunter.

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Re: 8 Point & a cross bow bolt!

5 years ago we had a 8 point that would travel thru my property that had an arroe hanging out of him. It was actually like someone shot him straight down it was in around spine area. Myself and neighbors had him on cameras from late Oct - Jan. The first morning of rifle season I seen him trying to walk thru my yard at 4am didn't think he would get another 50 yards they way he walked stumbling. We could not find him entire rifle season and he showed back on cameras during flintlock season. I have a row of arbv. in my yard and later found a broke off arrow. I was hoping maybe he broke it off later. But for over 3 months we know this deer was making it.
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Re: 8 Point & a cross bow bolt!

When my butcher told me how many deer he butchers every yr. In gun season With broadheads in them I was shocked.

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Re: 8 Point & a cross bow bolt!

The tread was started to discuss how tough a deer is, not how many are wounded by archery hunters. I'm sure there are more deer wounded and not recovered from gun shots than arrows. It would be hard to prove but just given the number of rifle hunters vs archery hunters should be enough to start a good case for it. I would also bet that anyone that has hunted deer has missed at least once, which says not every shot is a kill shot. So you can be prepared and practice as good as anyone should be and there will always be something that can happen that you don't expect that will cause a miss or a bad shot, twigs, branches, gust of wind, movement or any other variable that one cannot predict.

Our responsibility as hunters is to take the best opportunity to make an ethical, clean kill shot with whatever weapon you choose and not to take shots that do not offer the best chance to make a good clean ethical kill
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Re: 8 Point & a cross bow bolt!

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When my butcher told me how many deer he butchers every yr. In gun season With broadheads in them I was shocked.
The local butcher here also has a big jar of things found in deer. And broadheads are not the only thing. He's found all sorts of steel and plastic junk embedded in deer. Hard to explain how some of it got there.

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Re: 8 Point & a cross bow bolt!

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When my butcher told me how many deer he butchers every yr. In gun season With broadheads in them I was shocked.

Broadheads are not the only things found in deer, I have found some as well. It is not the nature of archers to make bad hits, and we (I hope) strive to all make clean quick kills. However we all make bad hits, from a variety of weapons. Unlikely they find many bullets since many pass through and arrows some times stick.

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Re: 8 Point & a cross bow bolt!

I found shotshell bb pellets and 22 cal. bullets bedded in the hide on a few bucks i harvested thru the years.
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Re: 8 Point & a cross bow bolt!

One buck i harvested must have enjoyed one of the neighbors gardens. He had a handful of pellets in him. Must have never learned his lesson.....
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