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  1. webster305

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    Monday morning I shot the biggest buck that I have ever seen while hunting. The shot was a little high into what I found to be called no mans land. I found my arrow after about 30 to 40 yds. The arrow had blood from the 2 inch expandable broad head and up the arrow to about 8 inches. Didn't find much blood at first but after a while found a descent amount enough to follow with having to search really hard. After about 300 yds of tracking I lost blood. While following the blood some of the larger puddles of blood ( 50cent piece size ). Had a lot of bubbles. And some of the smaller droplets of blood did as well. The blood was bright red the entire time all the way until the last drop. I tried to search around alil more before dark and never found him. Does anyone think that I hit Lung enough to kill him and or artery. Just looking for advice. Gonna go out tommarow and search more


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    bowhunt4abuck Die Hard Bowhunter

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    Post pictures of the arrow and blood found if you have them. That will help people help you a lot. If you were under the spine and got 8 inches of penetration then you got at least one lung in my opinion. Are tracking dogs an option?
     
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    The end of the tape closest to the broadhead is where blood ends Tracking dogs are not an option. I do. It have a pic of the blood didn't think I would need it. Because it had bubbles


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    I don't think I was under the spine. But at this point I don't know. Lol. It was a 20 yd shot and I was 25ft up When he arrow hit him I couldn't believe it wasn't a spine shot.


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    No mans land doesn't exist. The entire rib cage is filled with lung. You hit lung. Probably 1 if the trail went 300 yards. Keep looking he's dead
     
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    Thanks guys. This is a funny topic of no mans land I have been reading about it all day. Hopefully I will find him tommarow and can post pics. But I still look forward to reading what other ppl think.


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    Ready yesterdays posts, if you hit high from 20 yds and 25 ft up, the entry hole is too high for a good blood trail and the body cavity fills up with blood. Still a lethal hit, just harder to track. Keep at it and you will find him. Grid search if you must. Take note if he is traveling in a straight path or headed to to some type of land mark. Get friends to come with you as well, more eyes the better. If it is as wet there as it has been here, you may be able to see his tracks in the ground. Goodluck!
     
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    JasonOhio2018 Die Hard Bowhunter

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    Updates on this one? Hopefully he's at the taxidermist.
     
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    Well men. After searching for several hours threw some of the thickest brush I have ever been in we never found him. In some areas we literally were forced to crawl in the brush. I'm gonna go out and put up some cameras and see if he is still alive. Thanks for all the help and encouragement. Gonna try to get back out and see what happends. Maybe he will walk by again lol


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    Ok guys I have a second question for you all. It's been 5 days since I shot this deer without finding him. What are the chances of seeing him again this season if he is still alive


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    Honest opinion...zero. Based on the shot you described, I think he is dead.

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    Well guys. I'm about 99% positive he is still alive here is a photo my camera got a few days ago. If you zoom in on the backstrap area you can see what looks to be the wound and the area that I hit him


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    Hard to believe that from the angle you described you didn't get a lung.
    Hope he makes it through the winter.


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    Lol. It's a fence for a local airport. I hunt the backside of it


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