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Lefthand Hunter 04-Dec-17
There’s an 8-point near my house that has an arrow stuck in its back. Looks like it isn’t in too deeply, but i know it’s been carrying it around for at least a week. What’s gonna happen with this deer? Will they attempt to remove it if they can?
I hit a doe high one time and didn't get a lot of penetration. She ran a little ways then she stopped and pulled it out with her teeth. I would think if he was able to pull it out he would have already.
Eventually fall out. If deer seems to be walking fine, the biggest concern should be infection.
Deer seems like he doesn’t even pay attention to it. I thought it might be able to pull it out, but obviously not. It looks like it was shot from behind. Thanks.
It will probably get knocked out or broke off when he runs through some brush. He will be ok.
Someone will put him out of hid misery
From: Lefthand Hunter
WVlineman, I'm almost afraid to ask, but where do you live? Sounds like what happened to me a couple of weeks ago in Jackson County.
I live in Wyoming County. Buck still had the arrow in a pic at my camera yesterday.
It will probably catch on something and pull it out. Or it may fester up and the body will attempt to push it out kinda like having a splinter in your finger. If it can’t the body will wall it off with fibrous and scar tissue . In cold weather it is less likely to get infected than if it was during the summer