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Archery recovery distance

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I was just wondering with proper shot placement, how far will a bird usually make it after being shot with an arrow? Anyone have any stories of both short and long recovery? One property I will be hunting is very small and I would like to make sure that if I use a bow, I set up in an area that isn't too close to any of the property lines just in case.
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I have killed three with the bow.

One was shot broadside. Hit just in front of wing butt and never took another step.

Second was shot head on at the base of the beard. Never took another step.

Third was shot head on at base of beard. Traveled 10 yards.
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