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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 03-27-2011, 09:45 PM Thread Starter
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Infared Dead Deer Detector.

I no longer see these in Cabelas. They carried them for several years. Did anyone buy/use these? I have a buddy that had good luck finding a couple of bow killed deer with the one he has. Anyone remember the brand?
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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 03-27-2011, 10:30 PM
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Re: Infared Dead Deer Detector.

This is the one they used to carry. http://www.game-finder.com/
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Re: Infared Dead Deer Detector.

spur- thxs for link. Have you ever used this or have any knowlege of the product?
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post #4 of 10 (permalink) Old 03-30-2011, 06:21 PM
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Re: Infared Dead Deer Detector.

They're illegal in Pa.
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post #5 of 10 (permalink) Old 03-30-2011, 06:31 PM
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Re: Infared Dead Deer Detector.

Go figure.
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post #6 of 10 (permalink) Old 03-30-2011, 11:27 PM
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Re: Infared Dead Deer Detector.

Never used one. I almost bought one about 5 years ago.
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Re: Infared Dead Deer Detector.

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Never used one.
Never needed one.

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Re: Infared Dead Deer Detector.

dce- not contemplating using one in PA

Swift- Eventually, if you are a archery hunter and shoot enough deer, especially w/o snow and in brush/old field conditions, you might.
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Re: Infared Dead Deer Detector.

I honestly couldn't see wasting money on one.I was on a committe that got called out to find wounded deer for a controlled hunt on a large piece of property.Unfortunately,I got called way too often.The one thing I learned was that patience is what recovers wounded deer.A mortaly wounded deer rarely goes far if not pushed.If you know you made a fatal but poor hit,back out til next morning.Our recovery rate was 100% with gut shot deer when the hunter backed out immediately.It was zero percent when they were pushed.Ninety percent of the time,the deer were recovered within 50-60 yards from where the hunter lost sight of the deer.
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Re: Infared Dead Deer Detector.

dce- what you say is true most of the time. I have a touch of experience, and am sometimes called in to find that unfindable deer. Usually can if the trail is not to muddled. My buddy who had one of these devices found one the next morning that had crawled under the boughs of a white spruce and died there. I looked at the site, and don't believe anyone would have located that deer w/o the scanner. certainly not the total answer, but something that may be useful once in a great while. And yes, it will never replace patience and care in tracking.
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