***Official LIVE from the Stand Thread, 2019***

Discussion in 'Bowhunting Talk' started by cls74, Aug 17, 2019.

  1. foodplot19

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    Good Luck, Dan!
     
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    Good Luck, E!
     
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    Well the tip of the arrow didn’t look to good. It was a few steps past the fletching. Blood wasn’t great but we were able to track it about 80 yards from impact. Then it all but stopped. Found a couple drops and followed that another 40 yards or so. Grid searches etc.
    Pretty sure I hit him low. To low to hit anything vital. Not happy, beyond frustrated.
     
  4. Holt

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    Good luck on the tracks guys! This is great, two buck tracks in one night!
     
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    That sucks Dan! Sorry to hear that.
     
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    Man that stinks! I was hoping you would find your buck
     
  7. Westfinger

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    Good luck man, hopefully you have better luck than I did.
     
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    Congrats to those who let em fly tonight. Hopefully the recoveries will follow. As for my day I started at the north end of the public I hunted last week. I still hunted into the wind and got to scout quite a bit too. It was a productive day for sure. It came down to the last hour of the day and I knew it was going to be on any minute. I could not for the life of me decide what tree to be in. Same general area but couldn’t decide. Finally I choose one. Right on the edge of the flooded stuff I hunted but in the corner I saw the deer train come out of. Got my set hung and as I’m pulling up my backpack with about 45 minutes of shooting light left I look down and see a spike coming out of the water. He looked over and spotted my backpack swaying in the wind then he pegged me. As I’m staring back at him like a statue I see more deer behind him. First a basket rack 8pt then a real nice 10pt who was probably 140-ish then a super tall idk what with a huge neck. And more behind him I couldn’t make out. I managed to get my backpack pulled up and now I’m trying to pull up my bow. The tall rack pegs me and spooks back into the flooded timber and took the deer behind him with him. The nice wide 10pt stared me down for probably 5 min straight. Head bobbing like crazy. Him and the basket and spike eventually calmed down and started moving for a thicket about 60 yds to my NW. I just couldn’t get my bow pulled up in time. Watched that big boy disappear into those saplings and he had to weave his rack back and forth to get in there. After the bucks I had a doe come in downwind of me and spook then another fat doe right before time. I drew back and thought....I’d she runs back into this water this is gonna suck. I would have done it for a nice buck but my freezer is full. Lol. Sorry for the long read. This is what my view was. The bucks came into view from the water 30 yds from me

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  9. archbunk

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    Congrats to her! Nice looking doe
     
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    Well that sucks
     
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    Dang West that’s horrible luck. I hate evening hunts when I have to work the next morning. I was dreading being in your shoes tonight especially in the flooded crap I was in. Shake it off and get back in the saddle.
     
  12. Ridgerunner3

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    Dejected as hell right now. Took me 2 years to get this buck in front of me and apparently I messed it all up. Found the front of my arrow after following tracks not blood. Looks like 8 inches of penetration and the broadhead snapped off at the threads. We backed out. He was headed to some really thick stuff. Due diligence will be a grid search in the morning but I dont think this was a fatal hit. There were bubbles on the arrow though. Single lung I guess. Now I'm gonna cry in a beer. Sorry fellas. I just dont know what else to say.

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  13. Ridgerunner3

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    I did not. I dont know what the odds are of my hit being fatal but I'm thinking extremely low. And there are a load of coyotes down there. Sorry to hear yours went south too.
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    Sounds like one of two things. Either you hit that shoulder and got blood spraying out, then he broke it off as he ran. Or you hit the off side shoulder and then he broke it off. If that's the case, you doubled lunges him and he is dead. It takes a lot of force to brake a broadhead off, so you definitely hit something hard. I wouldn't give up hope yet. He could also die from a shoulder hit.
     
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    Sorry to hear. Chin up we will have our day. Keep grinding.
     
  16. Ridgerunner3

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    We'll find out in the morning. Thanks for the positive insight. Much appreciated at this point.
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    And for some perspective this is him. I normally dont post pics of what I'm after but whatever. Resized_STC_7361_121182513172369.jpeg

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    Keep your head up man. I think you may find him dead in the morning. My biggest buck ever was a similar shot situation a few years ago. It was a heart shot that hit the offside shoulder, arrow broke off when he turned and ran, only had about 10 inches of penetration and there was zero blood to follow due to there being no exit wound. He piled up and was dead 60 yds from the impact. Sounds like you blew thru the shoulder on entry and 8 inches is plenty of penetration to be fatal. Not to mention, as he was running with that broadhead and 8 inches of arrow in him, it would most likely be moving around and doing serious damage.
    Good luck man! Can’t wait to see this stud!
     
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    If you had bubbles and think you got 1 lung, there's still a good chance he's dead. Good luck man
     
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    West, sorry to hear man. But you never know, good luck on the search tomorrow. I hope you find him! You deserve the hero pics with a good set of antlers in your hands the way you’ve persisted this season!
     

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