In the fall of 1990, during my senior year of high school, I shot a real nice buck. I put a good hit on it (i THOUGHT) and left it go for an hour ( first valuable lesson learned there). Had a real nice blood trail for a long ways , but then the blood was less and less. That is when you get that sick feeling in the pit of your stomach. Then it just quit bleeding. My buddy and I missed the next day of school looking for that buck. We did circle upon circle and never found it . It still bothers me to this day.ILLbowhunter111 said:last year i shot a doe on the last day of season and footage showed it was a solid double lung shot but we tracked here 3 and 1/2 miles and the blood dried up and we never found her ... lets hear your stories about your lost deer
Greg,Greg said:Impossible, You can't cut through both lungs and have the deer go 3 1/2 miles and not recover it...period. I am sure that the footage looked like it took both lungs, but Not to be an A.H. but it doesn't add up.
It certainly IS possible. I've seen it, and heard of it, I've even seen a pic of a deer with a very identifiable broadhead scar on the side of her body, who was shot by member here, and never recovered, only to be seen again the next spring with fawns. Believe it or Not, it can happen. I shot a nice buck 2 yrs ago this way, in the area, commonly called "No Man's Land." Sadly, been there, done that.
WATERFOWLER said:Quit replying to this thread is serves no good purpose but to fuel antihunting comments