I get called to help recover multiple wounded deer in TL each year.I've seen gut shot deer shot with everything from 2 bladed heads to rages.If left alone without being pushed,the recovery rate has been 100%.However,about half the gut shot deer we recover are still alive the next morning and that includes the ones shot with rages.I've seen deer that were gut shot with rages still alive over 12 hours later.pottercountyman said:Good insurance for bad shots though. Gut shot deer die quicker with bigger holes. Sadly I know this to be true.
I've seen several posts on several different message boards where people complained about them opening up in their quivers.treed74 said:I'm still trying to find the documentation, other than a post on a forum, that has them opening prematurely. My favorite is the post that says they did not open and that is why they lost the deer, yet no proof that they did not open.