Not as good of a day as others
I figured I would go out for a 1 or 2 this morning before my kids soccer games. At about 8:10 as I am about to get out of my ladder stand for the 9:30 game, I see the big boy stepping out onto the 4 wheeler path at about 70 yards. It turns to go away from me as course. I am not a big users of calls but I have it with so I give 3 soft social grunts and he stopps and starts to angles back toward me thru the brush. Comes out on the path at about 34 steps. Had the hawke crosshairs on him and heard the rage 2 blade thud. About 45 minutes later no arrow and no blood! So I called my father in law and 4C to help me. In the mean time I found blood about 25 yards away. A few drops and than 2 puddles taht looked like some body spilled a drink.
We started our track at about 10:30, We would follow pencil size drips, smears on trees, soemtimes little puddles(6-10 quarter size drops)darker red blood. The deer never laid down and basicly went straight out the mt. not up or down. At about 2:30 we lost blood (maybe 400-550 yards from shot). I went straight out, Father in law down, and 4C up the mt. About 80 yards away 4c found blood, some better blood. We followed this down and out the mt for about another 300-400 yards. This is where we found the bolt ( still in attack, rage missing 1 blade). The both and last blood was about 300yards staright out from where we lost blood eariler.
So here come my questions
Why was there not more boold once the bolt came out?
Do you think the deer went staight and the blood we followed to the bolt was actually going the wrong way?
Where do you think this deer was hit ( we beleive I hit the shoulder blade and sent arrow down in No mans land?
We never had a ton of blood but had blood for a long way, think he will die or make it?
any help or advice would be appreciated
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