So, "a friend of mine" shot his first archery buck on opening day Saturday for our local archery season in the A zone in CA. He hit the buck quartering and got a pass through, although his nock stayed in the exit wound which made him think it wasn't a pass through until he found his nockless arrow on the kill site. The deer limped a few feet after impact and then slowly walked away. 20 minutes was waited before going to the kill and finding bright red blood and a piece of bone(think the shoulder was broken the way he was limping) in the initial trail. An hour was waited thereafter and the blood trail started small and got bigger with puddles every 30-50 yards where he was stopping. The blood trail went though poison oak...he went through it knowing he is susceptible anyway. The buck crossed a property line some 200 yards from the kill, the neighbors had relations so he went through but the buck crossed another property line another hundred yards away. "My friend" thought he heard a crash earlier and he went over this fence line(he was now trespassing at night time) because he wanted to get in and out of there quickly and quietly. The last puddle found was the biggest by far and had a line pointed down this really steep gorge, all within spitting distance of what he realized was an indoor pot farming building. He left and came back the next morning to speak with the neighbors to no avail. The property gate locked with no call box, none of the neighbors had relations with these guys and "my friend" was strongly advised by the property owner(where he was hunting from) to "forget about it!" "No one goes over there!"
"My friend" would have called a game warden to have them help communicate with the property owners of where the buck went if it were not for the circumstances of the property. My friend did not want anything to do with any type of involvement with law enforcement and pot farmers combined and chose to let it go.
Now three days later my friend is getting some poison oak rash. He washed in technu really well so the rash is way smaller than it would be otherwise. My friend washed his Hoyt, carbon element in technu last night and he has it in the sunlight for the time being. Has anyone washed poison oak off of their bow this way? Did you wash or replace your string? Have you or a friend of yours ever lost a buck because the property he went on to was like this?