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stick n string 03-Dec-17
Finally, a doe walks out, 7:20. Shot looks great, so I just sit there until 8:00. Get down, walk to where I thought she fell. No deer, do a little looking-big pools of blood…for 75-yards, steady stream of blood, then smaller, then pin pricks, then zero. I revert to my old habit of deciding where I would go. I check the nearest fence crossing, Yep, blood on a stick at the fence. Wide open pasture with cows. So I start walking the perimeter fence. Yep, two big spots of blood, looks as though she laid there a while. I am convinced, she has crossed that fence. I don’t have permission to hunt there but I do have permission to blood trail. She some clothes and leave all my crap right there. Cross fence, open woodlot…all except on small thicket on a pond bank. Yep, there she be. Dead as a mackerel. Shot was perfect, both lungs and a piece of heart. I reckon she went about 350-yards in almost a circle. #6 has now been checked in and delivered. And I have had one heck of a cardio workout. They are tough aminals.
Blood started like this. Then, went to this. and then to nothing the last 150 yards.
Well done. You worked for that one. Congrats John.
I'll be sore tomorrow, had to drag her about 200-yards and over one fence. I spect she gained 150-pounds before I got her in the truck-mobile. Beautiful morning. this is the moon when I left the house at 5:40.
It is very amazing how far they can actually go after a good hit. This doe shot through the windpipe and major artery in the neck, and bled like a "stuck pig" went over 250 yards.
Good tracking job by you for sure, especially when the blood trail disappears. my best, Paul
From: stick n string
Looks a lot like the tard doe
Stick- you are 100% correct. Hit the wrong file. This is the one from this morning. Glad you caught that. I file picture under different categories and the way you have upload on Bowsite, makes me go to different files. I didn't even notice it.
This is the doe I killed the Monday before T'giving-the last one I saw until this morning. Shot in about the same place. She went about four feet.