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  • I lost a buck last night.

     Madelyn updated 11 months, 2 weeks ago 2 Members · 2 Posts
  • Madelyn

    December 15, 2019 at 1:26 am

    It all inally worked out. Wanted to try something new so I headed to some public land that isnt hunted very often. Talked to the game warden at the park g area for a while, he said he had been seeing deer. Threw my climber on my back and started walking. Ended up at the corner of a bean field where a thick clear cut met hardwoods, with more thick woods behind the hardwoods. Deer are creatures of edge, saw some rubs and scrapes and picked a tree. Heard deer moving , and sure enough they were on a trail near the edge of the clear cut headed to the beans. A buck came out ( I’m not to picky when it comes to.bowbunting , it was a pretty buck that most if not all TV hunters would have passed on. I grunted and snort wheezed at him and he headed my way. Made the shot. Tracked for hours and over 500 yards and called it. I’m gutted

  • micahbo2001

    December 15, 2019 at 1:26 am

    Pick up the trail this morning. I have tracked deer over a mile before when I only got one lung.

  • stover05

    December 15, 2019 at 1:26 am

    What time last night? You left the deer go over night which is never a bad idea as long as temps permit. Do yourself a favor and go back to the last blood and keep going. If you had good blood there’s a really good chance that deer bedded down for the night and died. Even if coyotes, bear whatever got it first, you will have closure. Don’t give up my friend. Your trophy may not be as far away as you think.

    Also, if you have any water near by that’s never a bad place to check either. Good luck and keep me/us posted!

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  • Bluto58

    December 15, 2019 at 1:26 am

    Did the buck ever bed down? If so, how far from impact? If he never bedded for 500 yards you probably hit his shoulder blade. As a general rule, the closer the first bed the deadlier the shot was.

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