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    for the bow hunters out there

    i just shot a very nice buck. at least a 5x5 and maybe a drop tyne. think i hit a liver. how much penetration do you all think is needed for a sure kill? i sat in my stand for 2 hours and watched him bed down after the shot and he never moved. i left the timber at dark and will go back in the morning praying he's dead. my worry is that it didn't look like i got enough penetration. think i hit an inch or two ahead of center of his body. what say ye hunters-will he be dead tomorrow, or am i screwed?



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    Re: for the bow hunters out there

    Him bedding down quickly is a good sign. If you did hit the liver, he' s toast. But even if you didn't, the fact that you left him bedded and undisturbed at least gives you a shot to recover him. Good luck!



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    Re: for the bow hunters out there

    thanks man. i didn't hear any leaves when i walked out of the timber so hope hes in the same spot tomorrow morning....



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    Re: for the bow hunters out there

    Hope you find him tomorrow and post pics



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    Re: for the bow hunters out there

    Did you check your arrow or find any blood? What color was it?Any bubbles in the blood?
    What type of hair did you find?
    Was it quartering away or quartering to?

    An inch or two ahead of center should be a good shot.Was it a pass-thru?
    What did he do after you shot him?
    Did he mule kick and run or just slowly walk off with his tail down?

    Where are you located and do you need help in the morn?


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    Re: for the bow hunters out there

    Good luck, hope you get him.



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    Re: for the bow hunters out there

    Quote Originally Posted by CYVADER View Post
    i just shot a very nice buck. at least a 5x5 and maybe a drop tyne. think i hit a liver. how much penetration do you all think is needed for a sure kill? i sat in my stand for 2 hours and watched him bed down after the shot and he never moved. i left the timber at dark and will go back in the morning praying he's dead. my worry is that it didn't look like i got enough penetration. think i hit an inch or two ahead of center of his body. what say ye hunters-will he be dead tomorrow, or am i screwed?
    After rereading this and awaiting your resonse...it sure sounds like a liver hit to me but that is a bit farther back than the inch or two ahead of center.If he was quartering towards you...it could be because you have to consider the angle and exit hole.
    With him bedding right away that soundslike a liver hit.
    If he is able to leave his bed tonight and you lose blood...head for the nearest water.Please keep us updated and we'll try to help.


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    Re: for the bow hunters out there

    thanks captain. i'll be heading out in an hour or so to try and find him. there's a watering hole not far from where he bed down. hope to hell i find him!



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    Re:for the bow hunters out there

    Go get em buddy and send me a pic when he is heading to Koele's to get put on your wall.



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    Re: for the bow hunters out there

    Quote Originally Posted by MileHighCy View Post
    Go get em buddy and send me a pic when he is heading to Koele's to get put on your wall.
    haha! can't sleep either huh!?



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    Nope. Watched the reply now on my way to hit the slopes at Breck. Cloud 9 right now.



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    Re: for the bow hunters out there

    Quote Originally Posted by CYVADER View Post
    thanks man. i didn't hear any leaves when i walked out of the timber so hope hes in the same spot tomorrow morning....
    It sounds like you got him to me, dude. Let us know what you come up with today.



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    Re: for the bow hunters out there



    found him! about 50 yards from where he bed down. now the bad news:



    coyotes ate most all of him!!!!



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    Re: for the bow hunters out there

    Enough left for a sandwich maybe?


    I'd agree with you, but then we'd both be wrong.

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    Re: for the bow hunters out there

    damn.... good job, nice buck! Horrible news.... sorry dude.

    honest question: Must you use a tag for that? I am assuming you do. But if you leave him, completely, can you use a tag on another deer?

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