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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 01-10-2018, 06:22 PM Thread Starter
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Guts-Oh No!

Pulled a shot on a cow tonight and am 95% sure it's a gut shot. Went over to where she was at about 60 yard shot. Dull blood with that off color sparingly in her tracks. Not a lot. Followed them to a ravine and she was standing there by the creek under a pine and looked hunched up. Couldn't get a shot off, she ran a little bit but I didn't see her continue up the hill. I backed out as it was almost dark and there is a good snowpack to follow her tracks in the a.m. I hate this feeling.

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post #2 of 16 (permalink) Old 01-10-2018, 06:48 PM
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It should be an easy to find dead deer in the morning if it doesn't get jumped again.
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post #3 of 16 (permalink) Old 01-10-2018, 06:58 PM
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Good luck!

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Good job backing out. She probably won't be far..sounds like she's hurting good.
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post #4 of 16 (permalink) Old 01-10-2018, 07:01 PM
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Good luck finding her in the morning. Definitely a good decision backing out...hopefully she does not want to climb back out of that ravine and you find her there in the morning.
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post #5 of 16 (permalink) Old 01-10-2018, 07:08 PM
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I agree....backing out was a good move.

If no other pressure is put on her, you should find her within 100 - 200 yards of where you last saw her.
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post #6 of 16 (permalink) Old 01-10-2018, 08:16 PM
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Good call, should be dead in the morning.
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post #7 of 16 (permalink) Old 01-10-2018, 08:19 PM
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Backing out is probably the best. Downfall of backing out is coyotes finding her first. Best of luck for a good recovery in the morning.

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We do not take shot with open sights on Buck over 50 yards in brush..Most times it going to mean wounded deer ..Sights cover a lot of deer and if not broadside its going to happen...You would not believe the deer lost this year in archery alone and a lot in rifle season do to taking running shots and angle shots with bow..
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post #9 of 16 (permalink) Old 01-11-2018, 11:18 AM Thread Starter
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Just got done butchering her up. Went out at first light were I stopped last night and saw her under the pine hunched up. She didn't go 50 yards.
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post #10 of 16 (permalink) Old 01-11-2018, 11:22 AM
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Great news! Thanks for the update GHH....very glad you were able to find her in short order.
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