Hit a brick wall

Discussion in 'Bowhunting' started by PSE_Ryan, Oct 31, 2017.

  1. weekender21

    weekender21 Active Member

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    I'm glad you were able to find the deer, that certainly answers a lot of questions I'm sure you had and enhances your learning experience. Most of the blood stays internal when the hit is that high making it super hard to follow.

    I personally would not try to salvage meat for any purpose on a deer that's been dead that long. Put a trail camera on the carcass and watch how many wild animals benefit from the meat. It will also give you a Good census of your local predator population.


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    Ryan, I too am glad you found your deer. At least it puts some closure to your experience. Keep on truckin', your best hunting days are ahead of you !
     
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    3 inches below the spine? How was the front-to-back location of the hit, the quartering angle, and what was the downward angle? You were on the ground if I recall?
    Just trying to analyze the location of the hit a little bit more.

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  5. PSE_Ryan

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    Sorry guys, I've have pneumonia for last working weeks. To answer the above question he was quartered slightly towards me, but I had a perfect view of the heart and lungs. Also, since being back out the last few days in my two spots I've seen no deer. I hear boatloads of four-wheelers, rattles, and gunshots now from the neighboring property my deer we're coming from. Should I chalk this spot up to the wind "pun intended". I was warned when gun season hit their would be floods of folks, but my peaceful bow sanctuary sounds like a Toby Keith concert. Also, all my little does are gone
     
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    How big is your spot again? 70+ acres right?

    If your spot has plenty of cover and water and the deer are not getting harassed I would think they will use your side as a sanctuary if you limit access and keep it quiet.

    Certainly no Guarantee. If your neighbors control a good food source they might have a good chance of killing the deer you are hunting.


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  7. PSE_Ryan

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    It's 47 acres, with 23 being his sons I can use. A creek runs the entire length of both. My fields against it. Hunting club rents the other 100+ on other side of the creek. I saw plenty of deer up until I started hearing rifle shots every 45 minutes, after the people in this forumn helped me sort out my issues with it. Bow season I saw nothing in the area, lots of does and scattered bucks. I've seen nothing last few times. Checked the creek crossing, a lot less tracks and they're getting faded. Wondering if the pressure y'all talked about is getting to them
     
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    Probably. My place is 217 acres and I can see the effect of pressure on it any time we hunt there too much. I try to only hunt there once a week and my buddy once a week also. Sometimes it's the same day, sometimes not. I have four places to hunt and try to spread it around depending on wind direction and temps. I have a favorite place, and I don't hunt there until a front comes in.
     

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