***Official Live From the Stand Thread 2021

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  1. LittleChief

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    Don’t call double yet. I’m not sure about the second shot. I can see the first one lying dead 65 yards away.
     
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    At least someone is seeing deer!
     
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    Doe as well?
     
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    Good luck on recoveries as well :lol:
     
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    That second shot was bad. It was a big doe and she was on alert at 35 yards. I anticipated the drop perfectly but she lunged forward. That’s only the second deer I’ve seen so that.

    I’m think it was a high gut shot about 5-6” in front of the hindquarter. She was totally broadside and I was shooting a 2” Grim Reaper Whitetail Special.
     
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    arrowflinger1 Die Hard Bowhunter

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    He's back! Great job!

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    None.

    I'm thinking I may have had a repeat of what happened two years ago. No arrow. No blood. Nothing. Three years ago my arrow kicked up when it hit a limb and the fletching looked like it hit the deer so it looked like a good shot, but what happened was the arrow slapped it on the back, skipped off and stuck in a tree 25 yards behind the deer. That's a possibility on this one, especially since I watched the doe for about three minutes after the shot. She didn't act hurt at all. If that happened there's not much chance of finding the arrow in that cut-over she ran into.

    Before I got down I took a compass bearing and knew the yardage was 35. I went to 35 yards bearing 104 degrees from the tree and we looked and looked. No arrow. I knew which way it ran and my wife could find no blood. If it was a gut shot I didn't want her going far at all, so I called her back.

    We will go out tomorrow morning. I'll climb the tree and walk her to exactly where the doe was standing when I shot. If she finds nothing then I can also have her go to where that doe stood for about a minute and a half. If I hit her there should be blood there.

    I really need to find the arrow though.
     
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    Yes I agree, need to find that arrow. It will tell the story. Good luck tomorrow.

    I also have done something similar. Shot at a buck at 20 yards. About 5 feet in front of the buck was the licking branch he was hitting. I somehow hit the end of that branch and the arrow turned down 90 degrees and smacked the the deer on its belly with the arrow sideways. Then stuck in the ground below him. I was able to see exactly what happen, but if I didn't, I would have thought I drilled him.

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    Yep, my vision isn't what it used to be. Two years ago I'd have sworn I killed that doe and I never even drew blood.
     
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    LC, I thought you used lighted nocks? No?
    Congrats on the 9ne though.
     
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    This was a forum member's daughter, wasn't it?
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    Yes I do, but I don't remember the Nockturnal on the second arrow lighting up. Then again, I do re-use them so I guess I'm asking for trouble there, but I've usually recovered the arrow and shut them off within 45 minutes to an hour of the shot. Who knows what damage cleaning them does though.

    Before the wife and I left we went back to where the deer was standing, shut our lights off and gave our eyes a minute or two to adjust and just looked around. No lighted nock anywhere to be seen.
     
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    Bummer.
    Would think if it turned on when you shot you would seen it in flight.
    I just bought some and I sure hope they work.
     
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    They do, and they work well. I've yet to have one fail to light up on it's maiden voyage. :tu:

    It's that second or third trip after being scrubbed clean that causes issues. On my retired budget and given the price of the things I need to get more than one shot out of them. Here in the rocky Ozarks when you shoot and get a pass through the blades (if not the entire broadhead) are done. Toss in a "one and done" lighted nock and every shot gets pretty expensive.
     
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