First Arrow in a Deer
Tonight I went to a somewhat new spot for me. I hunted it two days ago on the ground and the deer saw me before I saw them and snorted away. They kept circling so I just sat tight and let them on their way. Tonight, I went to the same spot, but with a climber. I found a good spot and waited. At about 5:35pm, I spotted a doe walking through the corn towards me. I got my arrow ready and waited for it to come into range. At about 30 yards I drew my bow back and let it fly. The deer flinched and I heard a loud smack. The deer took off into the corn and stopped. I waited about 15 minutes and then saw it about 75 yards away walk into the same woods I was in. Another half hour and I started down the stand. My arrow went clean through. When I got to the arrow, my heart sank.
I found white hair all over the ground. There was still blood, but it was spotted. I knew I would end up pursing it. So i left and went to the nearby town and got a bigger flashlight and some pipe cleaners so i could mark where I found the blood. So, when it was about 3 hours since the shot, I came back and started tracking. I found spotted blood with about golf ball sized spots every 10 yards or so. Once I got to the part of the woods it went in at the blood stopped except for dime sized spots. However, there were a few spots that were baseball sized spots. I tracked it for about an hour, at times spending 5 minutes looking for the next spot, before I decided to call it for the night.
Is there anything I can do to help find the deer in the morning? There was a bunch of green briar that It couldve gone in but it doesnt seem to have gone that way.
Last edited by kwing1; 10-19-2019 at 11:32 PM.