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Play Bloodtrail Challenge 48
Whitetail Deer
Contributors to this thread:
Pat Lefemine 22-Jan-24
x-man 22-Jan-24
buckeye 22-Jan-24
Nomad 22-Jan-24
Zbone 22-Jan-24
12yards 22-Jan-24
mulecreek 22-Jan-24
Chief 419 22-Jan-24
drycreek 22-Jan-24
VAMtns 22-Jan-24
spike78 22-Jan-24
Osceola 22-Jan-24
fuzzy 22-Jan-24
MA-PAdeerslayer 22-Jan-24
JohnMC 22-Jan-24
Shiloh 22-Jan-24
t-roy 22-Jan-24
fuzzy 22-Jan-24
whipranger 22-Jan-24
LBshooter 22-Jan-24
Duke 22-Jan-24
Ambush 22-Jan-24
JohnMC 22-Jan-24
JB 22-Jan-24
Rgiesey 23-Jan-24
CTBobcat 23-Jan-24
PECO2 23-Jan-24
JB 23-Jan-24
Kevinfoerster 23-Jan-24
Mpdh 23-Jan-24
Lawdog 23-Jan-24
Deebz 24-Jan-24
VAMtns 24-Jan-24
fuzzy 24-Jan-24
APauls 24-Jan-24
Pat Lefemine 24-Jan-24
steve 24-Jan-24
t-roy 24-Jan-24
thundergut 24-Jan-24
Blood 24-Jan-24
x-man 24-Jan-24
Supernaut 24-Jan-24
HunterR 24-Jan-24
JohnMC 24-Jan-24
steve 24-Jan-24
VAMtns 24-Jan-24
fuzzy 24-Jan-24
fuzzy 24-Jan-24
LUNG$HOT 24-Jan-24
Brotsky 24-Jan-24
Blood 24-Jan-24
drycreek 24-Jan-24
12yards 24-Jan-24
Ambush 24-Jan-24
Zbone 24-Jan-24
PeteO 24-Jan-24
Nomad 25-Jan-24
Pine-AcresPH 25-Jan-24
Bowbender 25-Jan-24
x-man 25-Jan-24
SaddleReaper 25-Jan-24
Will 25-Jan-24
stealthycat 25-Jan-24
greenhorn 25-Jan-24
Jethro 25-Jan-24
Vonfoust 25-Jan-24
mooseslayer 25-Jan-24
Zbone 25-Jan-24
LUNG$HOT 25-Jan-24
JohnMC 25-Jan-24
Pine-AcresPH 25-Jan-24
drycreek 25-Jan-24
Bou'bound 26-Jan-24
Will 26-Jan-24
Chief 419 26-Jan-24
Vonfoust 26-Jan-24
bumpinblaze4x4 26-Jan-24
Bou'bound 26-Jan-24
VAMtns 26-Jan-24
t-roy 26-Jan-24
greg simon 26-Jan-24
JB 26-Jan-24
Lawdog 26-Jan-24
Coondog 26-Jan-24
drycreek 26-Jan-24
fuzzy 26-Jan-24
TMac 26-Jan-24
Brian M. 26-Jan-24
Blood 27-Jan-24
blue spot 27-Jan-24
buckeye 27-Jan-24
Mike B 27-Jan-24
PECO2 27-Jan-24
Mpdh 27-Jan-24
x-man 27-Jan-24
craigmcalvey 27-Jan-24
ahawkeye 27-Jan-24
Brian M. 27-Jan-24
Eric Sprick 27-Jan-24
fuzzy 27-Jan-24
VAMtns 27-Jan-24
TMac 27-Jan-24
t-roy 27-Jan-24
MIKE 27-Jan-24
bluedog 27-Jan-24
Swampbuck 27-Jan-24
Ambush 27-Jan-24
Mhg825 28-Jan-24
Blood 28-Jan-24
fuzzy 28-Jan-24
Ambush 28-Jan-24
JB 28-Jan-24
fuzzy 28-Jan-24
steve 28-Jan-24
drycreek 28-Jan-24
LBshooter 28-Jan-24
Lawdog 28-Jan-24
fuzzy 28-Jan-24
ahunter55 28-Jan-24
Brian M. 28-Jan-24
Blood 28-Jan-24
Pat Lefemine 28-Jan-24
Duke 28-Jan-24
Ambush 28-Jan-24
Bow Bullet 28-Jan-24
Deebz 28-Jan-24
LUNG$HOT 29-Jan-24
SaddleReaper 29-Jan-24
Pat Lefemine 29-Jan-24
drycreek 29-Jan-24
bluedog 29-Jan-24
Pat Lefemine 29-Jan-24
SaddleReaper 29-Jan-24
Ambush 29-Jan-24
KB 29-Jan-24
Brotsky 29-Jan-24
mulecreek 29-Jan-24
Jethro 29-Jan-24
KyleSS 29-Jan-24
Pat Lefemine 29-Jan-24
Boatman71 29-Jan-24
fuzzy 29-Jan-24
Rock 29-Jan-24
VAMtns 29-Jan-24
hobbes 29-Jan-24
fishin coyote 29-Jan-24
12yards 29-Jan-24
Deebz 29-Jan-24
bowelk65 29-Jan-24
Chuckster 29-Jan-24
Will 29-Jan-24
Medicinemann 29-Jan-24
drycreek 29-Jan-24
Ambush 29-Jan-24
KY EyeBow 30-Jan-24
Glunt@work 30-Jan-24
CTBobcat 30-Jan-24
billsbow 30-Jan-24
Vonfoust 30-Jan-24
arlone 30-Jan-24
JusPassin 31-Jan-24
ahunter55 31-Jan-24
Jack Harris 23-Feb-24
UPSTATE 23-Feb-24
fuzzy 23-Feb-24
Silvertip 24-Feb-24
Mrjar94 21-Mar-24
From: Pat Lefemine
22-Jan-24

Pat Lefemine's embedded Photo
Pat Lefemine's embedded Photo

Pat Lefemine's Link
Our first bloodtrail challenge of 2024 is here! Good luck. I have a thick skin - and I'm gonna need it. My only ask is to keep your comments civil. We'll see how long that lasts. :-)

From: x-man
22-Jan-24
So, you're asking where the ten-ring is on a 3D target? Or, where to hit for a lethal shot? Two different things, and you asked both questions the way it's worded.???

From: buckeye
22-Jan-24
A perfect score for day 1 ..lol Thank you Pat for another BT challenge . I always have fun with these.. until question 6 or 7 when you ask us which direction the deer went upon spatter analysis. I'm a decent tracker in real life I swear!

From: Nomad
22-Jan-24
I got 0 on that one because I listened to Pat's caveat. :-(

From: Zbone
22-Jan-24
How does it score, the higher the number the better the score or the reverse?

From: 12yards
22-Jan-24
12 yards is perfect! And I don't think that is a steep angle. 25' up and 36' out isn't that steep IMVHO.

From: mulecreek
22-Jan-24
Thanks for putting this together, these are fun. So far so good. If past history is any indicator of future results, I anticipate a strong performance out of the gate but I will fade over time.

From: Chief 419
22-Jan-24
Perfect score so far. This won’t last long.

From: drycreek
22-Jan-24

drycreek's embedded Photo
Shhhhh, she’s sleeping !
drycreek's embedded Photo
Shhhhh, she’s sleeping !
The question does not apply to me, even though you directed it to the reader. If I’m 25 feet up in a tree it’s because a bear chased me there and I’m holding on with both hands trying not to mess my pants. But….. in the interest of the game, I answered, correctly I might add. Seriously Pat, I love these blood trail challenges, even though my partner does the blood trailing.

From: VAMtns
22-Jan-24
Alright 9 for me . Hunting high ! But sober !

From: spike78
22-Jan-24
Well that was effed up. I would have chosen correct if Pat didn’t say don’t worry about the height and angle.

From: Osceola
22-Jan-24
I truly look forward to these blood trail challenges...knowing full well I will not make it through unscathed. But for today - 9 points for Gryffindor!

From: fuzzy
22-Jan-24
Awesome!

22-Jan-24
Boom 9! And tomorrow I’ll start my slide to the bottom. Hahaha

From: JohnMC
22-Jan-24
"While hunting in CT an mature doe walks by your stand " this started totally unrealistic.

From: Shiloh
22-Jan-24
I got 9. Not sure why I didn’t get a perfect 10?????

From: t-roy
22-Jan-24
JohnMC……….that seemed to be a bit suspect to me as well.

From: fuzzy
22-Jan-24

fuzzy's embedded Photo
fuzzy's embedded Photo
9 for me. Downhill from here I'm sure

From: whipranger
22-Jan-24
Being a traditional guy trying to understand the 25’ and 12yd trig problem is hard. I have 3 ranges. 1. I can hit that (10-15yds) 2. I think I can hit that (16-23yds) 3. Then the I wish it was closer but I’m gonna shoot anyway (24-30yds) Angle doesn’t usually figure in. LOL

From: LBshooter
22-Jan-24
Love these blood trails.

From: Duke
22-Jan-24
There’s no way that photo was taken from that steep of an angle.

From: Ambush
22-Jan-24
"which one of these choices is the best impact, not where you should aim"

Color me dumb, but why wouldn't you aim where you want it to impact? I don't get the question with that caveat. ??

From: JohnMC
22-Jan-24
Ambush I interrupted that to mean do not consider that the deer may drop on the shot and there for aim lower on the vital in case that happens

From: JB
22-Jan-24
I get it after reading a 2nd time. I would have aimed for D and impact would have been closer to B. But I'm a dumbass and answered too quickly.

From: Rgiesey
23-Jan-24

From: CTBobcat
23-Jan-24
18pts, LFG

From: PECO2
23-Jan-24
Sigh, question 2 is bogus.

From: JB
23-Jan-24
That might be why I got a 9.

23-Jan-24
That deer is dead within 100 yards. Pack your gear and go get her.

From: Mpdh
23-Jan-24
I don’t understand why there isn’t an exit wound on question no 2. I’ve shot a lot of deer with the same entrance angle, and always get an exit. This is with a recurve or longbow too. Most of them go down within sight.

From: Lawdog
23-Jan-24
The shot was a little high to the point where I thought it might be a single lung shot. Without an exit wound on the low side, the blood trail will probably be rather thin. I usually don't wait an hour. I usually wait at least 30 minutes to investigate the scene and determine what I'm going to do. Here, I doubt that I would see a blood trail for a while. We'll see on the next clue.

From: Deebz
24-Jan-24
Love a good Blood Trail challenge! 18 pts so far. Looking forward to getting aggravated.

From: VAMtns
24-Jan-24
Dang , thought I saw her go down ! Still 9 for me

From: fuzzy
24-Jan-24
You have to answer with what Pat would do, not what you would do. If the deer were laying dead cut in half (Rage in the cage baby!) You still wait. Lol

From: APauls
24-Jan-24
So far so good.......

From: Pat Lefemine
24-Jan-24
Fuzzy is wrong. I would never ever shoot a rage.

From: steve
24-Jan-24
2 for 2 you have to live in CT to know what Pat is thinking. LOL

From: t-roy
24-Jan-24
^^^^THAT explains a lot, as far as trying to make sense of a lot of the head scratching questions from some of the past BT challenges…

From: thundergut
24-Jan-24
Question 3 has the best answer option even seen on the Bowsite. Love it.

From: Blood
24-Jan-24
Pat, I know you played around with making your own arrows this year. What is the weight of your arrow and fps of this setup? Curious, with no pass through….. thanks.

From: x-man
24-Jan-24
All of the above for #3

From: Supernaut
24-Jan-24
thundegut X2

Best answer choice I've ever seen.

Like a screen door in a hurricane.

From: HunterR
24-Jan-24
^ Yep lmao at #3.

From: JohnMC
24-Jan-24
Pat, can we get a clue for number 3. You're not a newly wed are you?

From: steve
24-Jan-24
3 for 3 just waiting for Pat to throw a curve ball.

From: VAMtns
24-Jan-24
First one of these for me , been on bowsite forever , so long I forgot my original handle , anyway it's fun !

From: fuzzy
24-Jan-24
Lmao ! :)

From: fuzzy
24-Jan-24
Still perfect score but only because I'm not married

From: LUNG$HOT
24-Jan-24
I’m at 18 only because of Pats sorcery with question #1 ;-) ( see guys it’s always someone else’s fault if you word it right)

From: Brotsky
24-Jan-24
Pat, if you would had Answer C say “So you can visit your girlfriend before getting home to the wife” you may have had more takers.

From: Blood
24-Jan-24
Yeah, Pat meant the landowners wife….. lmao.

From: drycreek
24-Jan-24
I’m 3 for 3 so no complaints, I’d just like to know how Pat knows I’m an ugly mother ? In my case it would more like I have to get home to pick up my wife so she could help me load the deer ………

From: 12yards
24-Jan-24
I'm not sure I agree with B. It might be too late to back out if you bump the deer before you determine the sign is bad. Just sayin.

From: Ambush
24-Jan-24
My wife said it’s any of the other three.

From: Zbone
24-Jan-24
There is not a lot a blood with high lungs, the cavity has to fill... Been there done that...

From: PeteO
24-Jan-24
Hilarious I picked c

From: Nomad
25-Jan-24
I'm the same as LUNGSHOT.

From: Pine-AcresPH
25-Jan-24
Interesting that the offside front leg stopped the arrow. I can’t imagine that would be the case. Is someone using expandable broadheads here?

From: Bowbender
25-Jan-24
18 here cuz of Pat's devious, misleading, underhanded, question 1.

From: x-man
25-Jan-24
Ya, everyone who shoots a lot of 3D got #1 wrong... Put C for #3 to see if there's any points.

From: SaddleReaper
25-Jan-24
Lmao!!

I don't recall the bloodtrail challenge ever making me laugh but Lord knows there have been a few WTFs

From: Will
25-Jan-24
Lucky 18 so far... But we are just getting to the "no matter what you answer you are wrong" section ha ha ha!

From: stealthycat
25-Jan-24
head up, ear oit, deer is very alert and imo will jump the string at the shot - good chance anyway

From: greenhorn
25-Jan-24
What direction blood splatter questions always mess me up. I swear there must be 30 mph cross wind blowing those droplets.

From: Jethro
25-Jan-24
At the time of the shot that deer was not at all on alert. Doesn't appear that the deer heard Pat draw even though he bounced that arrow around the rest.

From: Vonfoust
25-Jan-24
There has never been a time in my married life that I would follow a deer if C was in play on #3. That deer is already dead, it ain't gonna get any deader in the 10 minute drive home and 10 minute drive back. So that's a grand total of 22 extra minutes that deer lays there.

From: mooseslayer
25-Jan-24
That's funny stuff right there Von!!

From: Zbone
25-Jan-24
That's a good Von...8^))) The funniest part is the 2 minutes...8^)))

From: LUNG$HOT
25-Jan-24

LUNG$HOT's embedded Photo
LUNG$HOT's embedded Photo
I just like how Pat makes the game AND plays. Must be related to the “weights in fish guys”. ;^)

From: JohnMC
25-Jan-24
Joe what would be funny is if his score was less than 100%

From: Pine-AcresPH
25-Jan-24
As I follow this blood trail it dawns on me; this isn’t my deer. I shoot a 537 grain arrow with an IRON WILL single bevel. There’s no way I didn’t blow through that doe. ??

From: drycreek
25-Jan-24
Easy so far, but y’all know Pat is devious and will throw us a dropping curveball and maybe a knuckleball before this is over. I hated knuckleballs !

From: Bou'bound
26-Jan-24
last question was a trap.

not finding any blood and having no blood on ground are not the same thing. Who's to day a pin point drop did not go unnoticed by the tracker. remember this is not the worlds greatest tracker. that son was not along on this trailing job.

From: Will
26-Jan-24
Rocking a 36, but I feel like any day that will come crashing down as I overread a question or screw up on splatter direction or can't see the deer in the "picture through the trees with a cell phone" question. But confidence is high for today ha ha ha!

From: Chief 419
26-Jan-24
I hate this game and never playing it again.

From: Vonfoust
26-Jan-24
I've got a 36 for now but one more "banging the wife" choice and I'll be out.

26-Jan-24
I've always wondered why a max score on each question is worth 9. Why not 10?

From: Bou'bound
26-Jan-24
10 is not divisible by 3 or 4 .5 and arrive with a whole number like 9 is

From: VAMtns
26-Jan-24
Dang , I aint never going to find this deer !

From: t-roy
26-Jan-24

t-roy's embedded Photo
t-roy's embedded Photo

From: greg simon
26-Jan-24
The dreaded blood splatter question!!! This one usually gets me, but I got it right this time!!!

From: JB
26-Jan-24
So if the deer is standing still and we don't have an exit wound, how come there's blood in the upper left and lower right parts of the picture? Asking for a friend...

From: Lawdog
26-Jan-24
Blood splatter questions always mess me up. I'm usually looking for the next blood splatter to tell me which way it went.

From: Coondog
26-Jan-24
The blood splatter question is always the stupidest one… like every single year.

From: drycreek
26-Jan-24
In the diagram, there are four directional choices. What the hell happened to “C” ? A, B, C ,D are in the diagram Pat, but not the choices for an answer. Where in hell did go to school ? Jeez !

From: fuzzy
26-Jan-24
Pat is the devil. Lol

From: TMac
26-Jan-24
I wasn’t falling for the deer standing still trick and therefore scored a 0

From: Brian M.
26-Jan-24
Ditto TMac, the bass turd put his finger on the scale.

From: Blood
27-Jan-24
Blood splatter question/answer is soooooooo not the right answer.

From: blue spot
27-Jan-24
I see I am in good company on the blood spatter question

From: buckeye
27-Jan-24
I allllmost, picked standing still! Ughh. One of these years I will get the spatter question rIght.

From: Mike B
27-Jan-24
All 9's til I got to the blood splatter, which got a goose egg. I'd also be looking at the tracks and leaves to confirm her direction.

From: PECO2
27-Jan-24
I also thought the standing still was a trick answer, so picked "A". I would have picked direction "C" if it were and option.

From: Mpdh
27-Jan-24
Looked like standing still to me.

From: x-man
27-Jan-24
By far, the easiest grid search question.

From: craigmcalvey
27-Jan-24
x-man x2 Might be the first grid I got right ever.

From: ahawkeye
27-Jan-24
Kind of got confused on the grid search but oh well.

From: Brian M.
27-Jan-24
Got grid wrong too. Almost picked right one, but with a black and white picture and Pat playing head games again, I decided the speck that may be a part of a deer, wasn't.

From: Eric Sprick
27-Jan-24
Dammit

From: fuzzy
27-Jan-24
Yep. Devil. Lmao

From: VAMtns
27-Jan-24
Got meat !

From: TMac
27-Jan-24
I fell for it this time and chose no grid big fat goose egg

From: t-roy
27-Jan-24
Did you have Thornton come in and take the grid pic for you??

From: MIKE
27-Jan-24
Son of a gun! Should’ve known.

From: bluedog
27-Jan-24
Doing good until the grid. Guess I should have zoomed in? Big zero

From: Swampbuck
27-Jan-24
Thought it was laid up against the tree facing forward a/b didn’t even look at d, damn you Pat . Nice b/w trick

From: Ambush
27-Jan-24
haha, I spent a few minutes looking for tines blending into the brush until I remembered it was a doe! Amazing how a deer's body just blends in.

From: Mhg825
28-Jan-24
Grid picture got me

From: Blood
28-Jan-24
Yup, just in case, as your blood trailing your deer, that you didn’t get a pass through on, that you probably saw fall in sight, that you based your whole tracking effort off one snap shot of 5 drops of blood…..you lose your cognitive ability to see color…..and can only see one small tidbit of a deer (maybe)…….

Pat, I hope I get to hunt with you so I can help you blood trail one day ;)

From: fuzzy
28-Jan-24
In my defense, I did this one on my phone without my glasses

From: Ambush
28-Jan-24
Pat took that grid pic at a 3D shoot when he was looking for his arrows again.

From: JB
28-Jan-24
Was the picture.... fuzzy?

From: fuzzy
28-Jan-24
Lol. Yes!

From: steve
28-Jan-24
Died on yhe last two! I thought i seen s body and leg in a/b

From: drycreek
28-Jan-24
I’m six for six……woohoo ! I’m looking for the dropping curveball now………..

From: LBshooter
28-Jan-24
Got clue 6 wrong. Now knowing the right answer and still nothing lol

From: Lawdog
28-Jan-24
Now, do I get out gloves and knives or do I go home first??

From: fuzzy
28-Jan-24
Go Home and bang brother!

From: ahunter55
28-Jan-24
Swampbuck-I DID TOO. I think we nailed it.. Body against the tree & a foot in the other.

From: Brian M.
28-Jan-24
Lol, I just went back and tried to find it again. I feel stupid. I don't know how long I looked at the pic the first time but it only took a couple seconds now.

From: Blood
28-Jan-24
The pic was simple. You think you’re looking for this teeny tiny clue and that’s not the case. Bit losing your ability to see in color was a true “real life scenario”. At least there’s not some dumb Xmas Gnome in it. Lol

From: Pat Lefemine
28-Jan-24
Ha! I forgot about the Christmas gnome. Thanks Kyle.

From: Duke
28-Jan-24
The next question will be in reference to what Pat had the trimmings made into… I’ll go with 50% sticks and 50% summer sausage for the win.

From: Ambush
28-Jan-24

From: Bow Bullet
28-Jan-24
Only partial credit for my answer on #8. Pretty sure the next one will be the ol' "take a wild guess how far she went"

From: Deebz
28-Jan-24
I had zoomed in on the pic and was scrolling around...literally jumped when I saw the deer

From: LUNG$HOT
29-Jan-24
Took me about 45 seconds to find the deer. On #8 I pressed the submit button before making an answer selection and somehow received partial 3 point credit. I’m guessing correct answer is “Double lung and hit top of off side leg”.

From: SaddleReaper
29-Jan-24
Anybody else ever look at the top 1000 and think who the F are all these lurkers?!

Sooo many handles I don't think I've ever seen make a comment or post a thread.

From: Pat Lefemine
29-Jan-24
Only 4% of our visitors ever post even once. There is a ton of people here who never post, an overwhelming majority. I wish all of them would post - well, on second thought, maybe not all of them.. :-)

From: drycreek
29-Jan-24
Splitting hairs on no. 7 ain’t you Pat ? I knew you would throw a knuckle ball sooner or later ………..

From: bluedog
29-Jan-24
A lot of introverts just don't do social media. I go through long periods like that myself. Just the way it is ....

From: Pat Lefemine
29-Jan-24
Drycreek, yes. The scores were too high during the first half of this challenge. That was unacceptable.

From: SaddleReaper
29-Jan-24
Interesting stats Pat. If even a small % of them could just contribute at least 1 hunting story this winter maybe we could bury the political threads for a while...

From: Ambush
29-Jan-24
I don’t think I’ve ever had a perfect score. So the last question will be the “how far did she go”, total WAG one that you just roll the dice on.

From: KB
29-Jan-24
Hmm. Told me my answers on the last two were correct but I got 3 and 0 points, so that’s neat. Rigged. :)

From: Brotsky
29-Jan-24
I got zero points for answering correctly on number 8. That’s a little ridiculous Pat!

From: mulecreek
29-Jan-24
Same here on number 8.

From: Jethro
29-Jan-24
Me too on question #8. Chose correct answer, got 0 points. Guess he wasn't kidding when he said the scores were too high.

From: KyleSS
29-Jan-24
I chose 37 yards and it said that the doe went 70 yards but I was awarded 9 points

From: Pat Lefemine
29-Jan-24
Crap. You guys are correct. Question 8 scores were screwed up. I'm sorry. Just add 9 points to your score.

It's fixed now.

From: Boatman71
29-Jan-24
I hosed up question #7 but got all the others correct. Sadly we have to wait another year for the next one!

From: fuzzy
29-Jan-24
#8 was easy. Double lung is always 80 yards, give or take about 80 yards. Lol

From: Rock
29-Jan-24
Well once again I got sucked in by Pat's devious wording and my own error of not reading everything completely

From: VAMtns
29-Jan-24
I knew I saw that deer go down . ;)

From: hobbes
29-Jan-24
I was doing good until #8. In my opinion, any one of those answers was viable. Great challenge though. I usually crash and burn sooner.

Distance ran is always up in the air, one deer runs 50 yards then the next runs full bore 150 yards. It seems to me that a deer with a double lung or heart shot and an arrow blown through the ribs without impacting significant bone is likely to stop and drop in the shortest distance. I've personally seen a good number stop within 20 yards, look around, flick their tail, sidestep, and collapse. Breaking a bone even after a double lung seems to cause the most panic and the craziest sprint away from impact. I've seen those nose dive in 50 or run full out, leg flailing for 200 yards, then just crash. It really varies deer to deer.

29-Jan-24
I got #8 correct LOL but screwed up #1 and #5. I almost mucked up the grid picture but decided to look further before hitting the submit button. Thanks for the challenge Pat

From: 12yards
29-Jan-24
Damn it! I was going to put the right answer and opted for the wrong one. Sumbeetch!

From: Deebz
29-Jan-24
I also got hosed on #8! I chose the correct answer but got zero points. I will just cry into my coffee and know in my heart that I managed to rock a perfect score on a Bloodtrail Challenge.

From: bowelk65
29-Jan-24
Thanks Pat, I did not read # 7 all the way and got a lower grade!! DAM

From: Chuckster
29-Jan-24
Damn, finished with 7 9's and a 3. Q7 got me. Thanks for the challenge Pat.

From: Will
29-Jan-24
Pat, I'm pretty sure you create these with a sadistic grin... hahaha

From: Medicinemann
29-Jan-24
I have probably shared 9-10 hunting camps with Pat. It pains me to admit it, but the content that he shares in many of the features is actually rather time consuming to construct. I would imagine that the Bloodtrail challenges are no different. However, it should be noted that the little turd blossom does seem to exhibit a rather sadistic grin when he yanks our chain....

From: drycreek
29-Jan-24
Just as I thought Jake, just as I thought. One of these days I’m gonna ace one of these heinous challenges, but what the hell, it is fun !

From: Ambush
29-Jan-24
Given all the previous info, the correct answer to #8 is the logical choice. But that makes you not want to choose it because it must be wrong!

From: KY EyeBow
30-Jan-24
Never got a perfect score before on these challenges until now! I think Pat is getting "soft".........

From: Glunt@work
30-Jan-24
Which is it? On #8 the clue is about how "far". When restated on the answer choices it's about how "long"? :^)

Was ready for some distance vs time trickery.

From: CTBobcat
30-Jan-24
63pts for me

From: billsbow
30-Jan-24
I look forward to these all the time. #7 got me, thought for sure it was the shoulder blade. Most arrows pass through at close range. #8 couldn't be 37 yards, he found the arrow laying at 40 yards in a earlier question.

From: Vonfoust
30-Jan-24
" #8 couldn't be 37 yards, he found the arrow laying at 40 yards in a earlier question."

Well, sure, for people that read them. What about the rest of us?

From: arlone
30-Jan-24
Didn't remember the 40 yard arrow recovery, so thought maybe that doe was laying at 37 yards and of course the dreaded "blood splatter" and direction of travel. Oh well, being from Minnesota, I know what "there's always next year" means.

From: JusPassin
31-Jan-24
Fun exercise Pat, thanks.

From: ahunter55
31-Jan-24
Another fun blood trail.. We need another one. Thanks. I'm guessing I have been on over 300+ blood trails of a wide variety of biggame. I do better in real life.

From: Jack Harris
23-Feb-24
66 points. I wanted to choose off side high leg, because been there done that alot, but went with shoulder instead. Oh well. Not too shabby.

I want to know the dudes that chose "leave the doe - go bang the wife"?

From: UPSTATE
23-Feb-24
Shoulder, top of leg (ie shoulder joint) ;now that's a hair splitter. I'll take the 66 Thank you Pat

From: fuzzy
23-Feb-24
Jack Harris the only reason I didn't choose that option is I'm not married

From: Silvertip
24-Feb-24
Upstate X2. Guess I always thought the top of my arm was my shoulder. :)

From: Mrjar94
21-Mar-24
I would never aim that high, even though that deer is calm it still doesn’t guarantee the deer won’t drop. If that deer drops you miss or worse spine shoot her, I get it she didn’t duck but aiming at B would have been double lung, probably top of the heart, and being lower in the cavity should produce a better blood trail.

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