Team 9 - Tag & Drag

Discussion in '2021 Deer Contest' started by Holt, Aug 30, 2021.

  1. gltomp

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    Well, no breaks or fissures in any X-rays. Yippee!
    It's BURSITIS of the hip. :hater:
    Never knew bursitis could be so painful. I'm telling you all - don't EVER get it - chop your leg off first.
     
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    Awesome buck
     
  3. sknox8

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    Well I hit one of the bigger bucks. Arrow looked funny as it got close to deer. Shot was back and very high. Arrow stayed in him just fletchings sticking out on entrance side. Found blood after 80 yards or so where I seen him stop. Tracked slowly for another 125 yards or so I would say. Have to let him lay over night. Sucks we are supposed to get snow tonight. I am going to try and get a tracking dog for in the morning
     
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  4. Holt

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    Yikes man! Hopefully you hit something good. Do you think it was in the guts? If so it's a dead deer. What did the blood look like? Good luck in the morning and keep us posted.

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  5. sknox8

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    Was a 30 yards shot and that stand is pretty high. Probably close to 25 ft up. So arrow had a step angle. This is some of the blood and I tracked pretty easy for another 100 yards after this. But I didn't want to bump him if he was bedded already 20211113_163504.jpg
     
  6. Holt

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    Hard to tell from pic. Thinking it's muscle blood or liver blood? Doesn't seem to have that pinkish color of lungs.

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  7. vanfossen

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    How old do you think he’s is?


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  8. Holt

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    Not sure, he does look mature. Best way for me to judge age with pics of the buck alive and from the side. You have a history with him? What you thinking on age?

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    I don’t think I have any known history with him, I’m guessing maybe 6


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    Good luck on the track tomorrow
     
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    Well I officially suck! Shot over the back of a nice doe at 16 yards. She and another doe were getting pushed around by a spike. Think I just rushed the shot.
     
  12. Holt

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    It's rough, I know. But at least you had a clean miss. Now that you got the jitters out, you can drill the next one.

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    All Right... best of luck getting him in the morning.

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  14. Holt

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    Good luck this morning sknox8 of the track. Lets hope for a easy recovery.

    Anyone else out today?

    I'm trying to get out to that new property. The owner texted me and ask when am I coming over to shoot some of his does. I sat there Wednesday and had 5 come by, but wasn't comfortable shooting thru the thick and making a bad shot. My next move is to move 50 yards closer on a better crossing.
     
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    Prolly gonna take my son out again to try and get his first Buck


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    Next chance to get out for me will be next weekend. Gun season opens tomorrow and will likely be taking couple of my kids out then.
     
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    Hopefully they can stack up a couple deer for you, get that freezer full.

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    No luck with the dog today. We got 1 inch of snow or better. The dog was able to start on the track. We went about 600 yards never found any beds or anything. I don't think he is a dead deer. I just hope I can get a pic of him just to confirm he is still alive. Hate this feeling
     
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    Same thing happened to me I feel your pain


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    Here’s best photos I got of the buck I harvested2nd sd card didn’t transfer right so lost majority of buck photos
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    Mathews HTR, Sword 5 pin, Truball release, Goldtip XT hunter 300, QAD 125 gr Swept, QAD rest
     
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