I don't generally consider myself a twisted person, but for some reason I love graphic blood trails. Am I alone? Mid off season boredom has me wondering if anyone else loves huge wound channels and bloodtrails. Maybe it's because when you see it it's like "oh ya baby, you know what's at the end of this rainbow. Post up some pics!
My most impressive blood trail was literally one of my worst hits. Buck moved at the shot and I hit it in the ham. Broke the femur and cut the femoral artery. Blood was a foot wide and continuous to the animal.
It’s threads like these that make me wish I wasn’t colored blind. The ones in the snow, I can see pretty well, but the others are kinda tough to see exactly what some of y’all are able to see so easily.
APauls, I broke mine by shooting a spike buck In Michigan UP with a rifle left handed. Back of thumb/hand did me in. Blood trail from stand to deer was more than bullet impact site to deer. Deep snow made it even more impressive to my buddies.
This is a long track job in the snow. I hit her with a .243. Around 5:47 pay attention to the very top of the screen. I bumped her out of a bed and never knew it till I watched the vid. I had to dispatch her with a 2nd shot.
Well . . . . . just say'n, if there is beeching and moaning for 100 yard bow shots ( see the thread ), then the CDOW will look at this and end archery season for good ( according to some ).
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Only on Bowsite, a thread within the "first 100" celebrating massive gorie blood trails, and another bashing 100 yard shots, both of which are ammo to the PETA folks trying to brain wash the non-hunting public.
Just thinking out loud here.....if we post vids of chickens hanging at the slaughterhouse, will that give PETA ammo to persuade the non-hunting public give up chicken nuggets? I guess my thought is deer and chicken (or livestock) bleed when they get shot or slaughtered....that is truth. I believe reasonable and honest people/viewers know that and accept it. I don't see the sense of hiding it....that seems less honest. My useless two cents.
A perspective from the Pope and Young Club President, Spring 2019 Ethic, page 8, selected excerpt as follows;
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"Social media has changed how most of us communicate with our fellow humans. It is great that we can reach a vast number of our friends almost instantly. How many of us post pictures of our latest hunt along with a short story? It is a great way to stay in touch and also a great way to get a message out.
Along with great power comes great responsibility. We have the power to impress or offend at our fingertips. We owe it to our sport and fellow hunters to do all we can to keep from offending the people who see our posts. In particular, stop posting distasteful and gory pictures of dead animals.
Never post a picture with lots of blood. Never post a picture of an animal in the back of a truck, ATV, or hanging in a garage. If it is worth showing off take the time to clean it up and show it respectfully.
There are tons of bad pictures on social media. If you are proud enough to show it off, give it the respect it deserves. It is just like your Mother always taught you; if you don't have something nice to say, keep your mouth shut. If you don't have a nice picture to share, keep it to yourself."
Life is real and gory. How many people will sit on the comfort of their couch watching Game of Thrones and not bat an eye as rape, incest, and graphic, gory murders play out in their living room, and often in front of their kids. And there is concern over animal blood trail pics?!?!? Get real.
Double standard hypocrisy at it's finest. Not too mention the fact that PETA is fringe and a large majority of society knows that. You can't convince me that with the popularity of shows like "Swamp People", where gators are getting shot in the head, and the plethora of other outdoor shows on the History and Discovery channels that depict hunting in a positive light that the sky is falling for hunting. That's not even mentioning Meateater getting a slot on Netflix and The Hunting Public on Amazon. To borrow from Mark Twain, reports of hunting's death are greatly over exaggerated. Furthermore non-hunting people are not scouring the bowsite looking for the proverbial "ammo". And don't start with the whole "the anti's are". I am so sick and tired of this constant mantra I see here on the BS of "stop giving the anti's ammo" They have all they need already and will manufacture it if they don't. I'm more worried about the pettiness within our own ranks. Killing is messy and at times brutal. I will not apologize for who I am and what I enjoy, and that includes graphic blood trail pics in the off season. It is what it is, and if people don't like their sensitivities jostled their problems are deeper rooted than a bunch of like minded bow hunters posting blood trail pics on a bow hunting forum. Better tell P&Y to advise Pat he should stop posting the blood trail challenge. SMH
It's insane to me that with all the horrifically explicit things on the internet some of you guys are worried about a graphic blood trail thread.
Great idea for a post Adam. Can't wait to see some more pics!
Great post Justin. And as much as I love the blood trail pics here, I’d be among the last to post “gory hunting pics” on Facebook. We are among brothers here.
Also, why do we love “graphic blood trails?” It’s not that I have some sick sedistic love of blood, cause I don’t watch disgusting TV. But a “graphic” blood trail means I know without a shadow of a doubt that my quarry lies at the end. And THAT’S what I spend 367 days of the year daydreaming and planning for.
Modern Parent: "My eight year old is home for the week, as a protest, because he witnessed a violent act on the school ground that traumatized him and they refuse to address the violence or offer free counselling."
Normal Person: That's horrible,what did he see and he must be so bored at home?!
Modern Parent: He saw a kid throw an orange at the school wall because it was rotten!! I keep him busy on the Gameboy. He's a little bored with "Mercenary- Wall of Super Death" but I have "Game of Thrones" as a back-up.
Normal Person: "Yes, there is definitely a need for counselling here."
I once found a good blood trail at a 3D State Championship Shoot. The club is located at an old trash dump, there's fluorescent green moss (no kidding). The days before this shoot there had been heavy rain and the course was muddy and slick. The terrain is not flat at all, I think it was the 4th target there was a long skid made were somebody had fallen. From the spot were someone fell there was a heck of a blood trail. You could not walk 10 feet in any direction without seeing broken glass. That was my first and last trip to that club.
Question for all.. is there something wrong with me? Lol. I truly enjoy a bloody blood trail. I think most of us hunters thrive for one. We all know if we see a really bloody blood trail we know our reward waits for us at the end of it. Keep the pics coming guys!!
How about a video of a good blood-trail? You can look back at my MT write up, but this bull actually bled like this for 500 yards and we bumped him 4+ hours after the shot. Color-blind me will take ones like this every-time :)
I guess I'm the odd man out here. I get no pleasure in the kill but the best drug ever is the hunt. Been hunting for over 35 years and taken many big game. I also do all my own butchering. After the hunt, I always feel a bit of remorse at the end of the blood trail. It's a odd feeling to be pumped full of adrenaline and have some remorse at the same time. It's like having a high and low at the same time. Odd feeling. I definitely do not share or discuss the blood or describe the death. It's not why I hunt. Anyone else feel any lows or remorse with a kill?
'Anyone else feel any lows or remorse with a kill?' I do some, but it doesn't last long. I give thanks to it and to God for the sacrifice, and move on to the good feeling it brings - all the benefits of the meat, the harvest, the memories of the hunt that the hide and antlers provide when I look at them. It (hunting) is what I do, and I feel no remorse for it, just a bit of it that I took away a life on 'such a nice day...'.. I view it all as a hugely positive part of my life, and I rarely get more personal satisfaction out of anything than I do when I shoot an animal to eat, except when I do something constructive for my wife, or help others, or make others (esp. her) smile, or witness Christ to someone in need.... :) Hunting season is the high point in my life - the fall is the finest time of year. Remorse for killing? Yeah. For the hunt? NO.
SJJ I think you're touching on part of the philosophical mess that I feel when hunting that I can't even begin to explain. That's more like another thread or another novel. Sometimes the magnitude of snuffing out a life hits hard, and other times not at all. But like I say, that's for another time.
I love it!...lol I hunt in an urban setting which is not the most hunter friendly up here in the northshore suburbs of Chicago I had a great trail to a huge buck and then the drag trail back to my home. The police were at my house the next morning because some hiker reported a bloody "crime scene".
pipe, I thought something similar was going to happen to me...it was during season and I had to get a tire changed on our car...went to the local walmart, told them to just throw the old tire in the trunk...sitting in the waiting room, it hit me lol...I had never cleaned out the trunk...bloody tarps, rope, and I think my gun was still back there. I knew they were going to call the cops and I was going to have some explaining to do...especially after the manager called me up and said they had run into some 'unexpected issues' with the tire and it was going to be a little while longer lol...well...all ended without incident...rural PA rednecks must have knew what was up