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  1. bowhuntingbebout

    bowhuntingbebout Weekend Warrior

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    A few weeks ago I shot a deer. Arrow had a full pass through but seemed like it was a little high. I followed blood for 150yds or so and it ran out. Searched all over for the deer but never found it. Today I pulled the card from the trail cam I had there, and had a picture with a deer that looked the same, but has what looks like a scar on what would be the exit side. I'm just wondering if a deer could live though this, or if it is something else.

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    Pic of broadhead that deer was shot with.


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  2. tynimiller

    tynimiller Legendary Woodsman

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    IMO not the same deer.
     
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    If that scar was a broadhead hole, that deer is a zombie because that is a lethal hit.
     
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    cantexian Grizzled Veteran

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    No the same deer. Deer to not survive a pass-through where that scar is located.
     
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    CoveyMaster Grizzled Veteran

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    Agree with the posts so far, a deer won't survive that hit past the 150 yards unless it doesn't need to breath.
     
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    copperhead Grizzled Veteran

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    Im not so sure. Depending on the angle and if the deer's lungs were deflated at the time of the shot he could have either got one lung or no lung at all. Its pretty high. I'm just saying there is a chance he lived through it if that is the exit.
     
  7. bowhuntingbebout

    bowhuntingbebout Weekend Warrior

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    The entry was center of shoulder, but opposite side was downhill (exit higher). I was only about 6ft above the deer and 22yds away.
     
  8. tynimiller

    tynimiller Legendary Woodsman

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    If you blew the things shoulder and had the energy to punch an exit hole, I will honestly in my opinion state I'm 100% dead deer.
     
  9. bowhuntingbebout

    bowhuntingbebout Weekend Warrior

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    I wished I would have gotten a pic of his other side. I was sure that the deer wasn't going too far. Waited about an hour and checked my arrow. Hardly any blood on it and missing two fletches laying on top of the leaves. No blood at impact site and broadhead was bent. Backed out for 3hrs and came back and found good blood about 10yds from impact. Trickled down to nothing over 150yds. Searched all over for a couple days and never found the deer.
     
  10. remmett70

    remmett70 Die Hard Bowhunter

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    If you had hit higher on the impact side (which you say you didn't) I wouldn't be surprised about it living, as you would have only gotten one lung at most. If your impact was lower, I would expect a dead deer 2lung shot. If that mark was an exit wound scar, It would be from longer than a couple weeks IMO.
     
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    Your deer has eluded you somehow in its' death run.
     
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    I agree with copper and remmet. That COULD be the same deer. I think that is awful high to be lethal, considering it is the exit side. Due to the picture, I am not even sure it is a wound, but I do think a deer could certainly survive that location.
     
  13. Uncle Bucky

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    I do not think that is the same deer, if that broad head, assuming its a Rage ( what I shoot) hit that deer in that spot and passed through it would not have ran more then 150 yards...

    I've hit them there and not even passed through and they dropped inside 150 yards
     
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