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Got my first bow buck. 3.5 year old 9 point. 35 yard shot, 110 yard recovery, zero blood trail. 550 grain arrow, iron will s125. Shot felt good, thought the impact was a little high compared to where I was aiming. I was a little discouraged when he ran off with the arrow still in him. Upon finding him, the arrow broke inside him, with about 7 inches left on the nock end. Broadhead had passed all the way though diagonally and came out in front of opposite hindquarter. When I shot him I thought he was mostly broadside, but after seeing entry and exit I assumed he was quartering a bit and rolled towards me during the shot. When I processed him, I found 2 broadhead holes in the scapula, including the ridge. So maybe we was mostly broadside and arrow deflected? Either way I'm happy. Went through scapula twice, cut a rib, and the broadhead end of the arrow passed through and I never found it. Everything inside the body cavity was absolutely shredded.
Live weight: 165lb
Gutted weight: 130lb
Skinned/head removed: 107lb
Packaged meat in the freezer: 80lb

Edit: posted in the wrong forum on accident. Can't figure out how to move it.

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Congrats!

That's a great looking buck, especially for your first one with archery equipment.
 

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Was that the shoulder on the entry side? And it was quartering toward you? That would make sense if it redirected or the arrow changed paths as he moved or both.........Glad you got him.
 
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