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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 10-23-2019, 08:08 PM Thread Starter
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Shot a doe on public land tonight with my flintlock at 6:15. (.54 shooting a prb) I've taken deer with a bow but this is my first time shooting a deer with a gun. Deer was broadside, head facing to the left. After the shot, the doe jumped and ran with it's front legs looking like jello. Left front leg was doing most the work but still gimpy and right leg was looking very weak held higher. Deer ran with a gimpy trot. I got down at 6:40 and started to look in field where it was shot, then proceeded into the woods. No blood, no hair. Looked for an hour and called it. It's going to be 37 tonight, going to head out early to look for it. Anyone care to say what they think based on how it ran off ?
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 10-23-2019, 08:29 PM
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Dead deer, bet you find her in the morning.
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post #3 of 9 (permalink) Old 10-23-2019, 08:40 PM
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Dead deer, bet you find her in the morning.

I agree. Sounds like your deer was hit hard. Be patient and methodical in your search. Let us know how it plays out. GOOD LUCK.
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post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old 10-24-2019, 03:09 AM
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good luck finding it , sounds like a good hit
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post #5 of 9 (permalink) Old 10-24-2019, 06:23 AM
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Good luck
I had a couple deer go without bleeding but always found them within 100yds
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Sounds like you hit her pretty hard in the right spot. Surprised she stayed on her feet, but it happens. PRB hits don't always make for good blood, but does make very dead deer with decent shot placement. You should be able to find her.
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Grid searched the area twice. No luck. Not a drop of blood. On my hands and knees for an hour. Upsetting, but I'll be back out tonight.
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post #8 of 9 (permalink) Old 10-24-2019, 10:41 AM
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Seems to me that you might be missing something but I'm not there so I dont know. The shot you describe there would atleast be hair at the impact sight. I wouldn't write it off yet. She wouldn't go far hurting that bad without laying down.
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They usually dig their feet in the ground when they get hit.Look for tracks that disturb the ground
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