Shoulder Shot Big Buck

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  1. Jim0369

    Jim0369 Weekend Warrior

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    I shot a good buck tonight at 1815. I hit him in the back shoulder. I was using a rage hypodermic at 70lbs. Saw him run with my arrow in him and he broke the arrow off, leaving my broadhead and about 4-5 inches of my arrow in him. I put the arrow in the ground where I found it. IMG_1957.JPG IMG_1958.JPG
    I did not see any blood at all. I backed out and will look for him at first light. Any advice would help. Thanks Jim from Missouri


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    Really hard to say, did you have enough angle to catch only one angle or possibly two? I personally would wait as long as possible pending temperature. Call in a dog if you have that option. Goodluck I hope you find you're buck
     
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    That's why I HATE rage type heads!!

    I thought they leave a huge blood trail?

    All hating aside, that small amount of penatration doesn't sound promising.
     
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    Good luck on the recovery.


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    4-5 inches is enough to kill, the lungs are only 1.5 inches or so under the skin. Good luck and if you dont find him right away watch for crows

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    Good luck finding him, 4-5” is enough penetration to kill a deer. Might go a long ways tho, check water and then surrounding bedding if you don’t come up with a blood trail. I would also get a dog if your state allows to aid in recovery. Keep us posted
     
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    True, but when the shoulder comes into play all bets are off.
     
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    Sad to say, I took the whole day Sunday and looked. No blood. I know he is still alive. Thank you for your time and input.


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    Buy more expandables ! Never had that happen with my Muzzy 130 grain 4 blades
     
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    This is the exact reason I switched back to muzzy 3 blad 125s it only took me three shoulder hits with no recovery to switch. It’s a horrible feeling to watch a deer run off with that much arrow hanging out. Switched two years ago it paid off the first year. Hit a doe high the muzzy blew through both shoulders and she dropped like a stone.
     

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