Just my fellow brethren I too lost a deer today - Opening Day for us here in Illinois. But, I know I hit him...maybe a little too low. Since I am an inexperienced hunter I waited only 10 minutes before I went to find him. However, I found blood and at first couldn't find the arrow. I attempted to trail him, but the blood was not all that significant...just like one of our fellow hunters experienced. It was about a 35 yard shot and I hit him where I think I should have, but now believe I may have shot a tad bit low. When I hit him he jumped up and then kicked like I have seen many, many times on OLN. I knew I hit him when he did that. He then ran off to the right. I didn't think he would go far, especially since he was on a small peninsula. Well, after I tried to find him, I went back again and finally found my Muzzy 100 Broadhead covered with blood and pinkish tissue on the fletching. I'll try and upload a photo of it before I close out. I showed it to the game warden and he smelled the arrow and told me I may have gut shot it and not to go back out tonight to look for it since we would just push it farther. He believes I hit it pretty good and should have waited longer to find it. I truly hope it can be found tomorrow. Tonight it's supposed to get down into the 20's here - - bone chilling!!!
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