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Discussion in 'Michigan Whitetail Deer Hunting' started by riverman, Dec 15, 2018.
Nice crime scene there!
Like hitting the easy button for track jobs. Congrats
Just saying at 20 yds with a 12ga I've never had one leave its footsteps but to fall over dead. Yours was one tough deer.
I'd expect a heart shot dear to go 100 yds or even more. The shot was perfect but clearly missed both lungs. A deer than can ventilate and run will go hard until they pump out.
In any event, congrats on a perfect shot and thanks for the cool pics.
Mine looked very similar to this, this year. He only made it about 50 yards. Ran 25, walked 25 and fell over. Nice shot there.
Really nice blood trail, but I hate cleaning up poop soup so would have had to pass that one.
Since “poop” is the final results of a four stomach animal I can say with confidence that didn’t happen. If the rumen is compromise good gutting skills and water/vinegar solve all problems. I pick my shots to kill fast or down deer in their tracks. You can pick your shots
I find it hard to believe that at twenty yards that slug didn't exit the back end of the deer.
Not necessarily,, If the heart is non functioning so are the lung because all circulation stops so does the blood flow through the lungs so in effect the lungs stop functioning the same time the heart does...
Think about it for a second..
BTW shot a 1 1/2 year old doe 2nd day of gun season and shot the bottom half like I mean half of the heart right off from the top half of the deer and it still ran 100 yards.. Blood trail looked similar to the one the OP posted right from the scene of the crime so to where it dropped....
Wow. Had one similar last season. Doe was in bow range, shot with my Encore. I could see 75 yards of blood.
Crazy, then you get the seemingly perfect shot and find very little blood except where the deer lays.
Maybe just take Riverman's word for it....since he was there and all. JMO.
Last post from me on this. The aorta artery was severed from the shot. Heart and lungs worked perfectly until blood was gone. End of story. Slug more than likely is in a rear quarter, I didn't do a autopsy. Friend has a fat doe hanging with my doe tag and my season is done with some great memories.
Wow!! Just follow the red blood road!!
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Hit one just like that and it ran just as far. It was through some pretty thick stuff and I remember how exciting it was to follow that trail because there was no doubt what was at the end!