Smacked me a little one tonight

Discussion in 'Bowhunting forum' started by 62flint, Oct 13, 2007.

  1. 62flint

    62flint Member

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    I hopefully got my first deer with a bow this afternoon. I shot a little doe about 15 yards complete pass thru. The arrow is covered with bright red blood to the point I can not see the color of my fletchings. When the arrow hit it took off like a race horse out of the gate. I tracked for about 50 yards. I think the blood trail could have been better. Being by myself and dark I backed out. I am going back in the morning at first light to get him. Hopefully the hit was good and the rage 2blade did it's job.
     
  2. Werd

    Werd Senior Member

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    im going to tell you now. if it is a liver shot, its gonna run for 100-140 yards. my dad shot one first day with rage 3 blade 30 yards pass thru liver shot. ran ^^^ yards and died. got it cut open and the liver had the 3 slash marks. rage are so sharp they do no damage to the inner. but the holes we unbelieveable. you could mistake it for a rifle. and btw. his didnt really put out that much blood either. where are you located?
     

  3. 62flint

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    I live on the northern neck of virginia.
     
  4. brokenarrow

    brokenarrow Evil Genius

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    Good luck...
    If the blood on the arrow looked good it won't go far...Good choice not to push it last night...:D
     
  5. kbohunt

    kbohunt are u a fat boy?

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    Ha,there bud!

    Hope ya find your deer!:biggrin1:
     
  6. timberghost

    timberghost Senior Member

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    Any luck yet finding your deer??
     
  7. 62flint

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    NO deer, 4 hours of lookin with 3 friends. Blood trail just petered out at about 75 yards. Went in ever wideing circles to about a 300-400 yard radius. NO deer no blood nothin. Looks like he got airlifted out.
    I felt like I did a good shot but I guess not. The arrow was totaly covered in bright red blood. With that much blood on the arrow and a rage 2 blade head with a 2inch cutting diameter, pass thru I felt I should have had more blood on the ground, even if it was a marginal hit.
    I am bout:frusty: I am really aggravated right now.:censored: I have lost deer with a firearm before. It feels worse with a bow. I really wanted that little tender thing. I was looking forward to bow season so much now this. ARgggggggggggggg sorry just venting now.
     
  8. Werd

    Werd Senior Member

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    ill tell you what. somebody took it.with bright red blood im pretty sure it was a liver shot...but hey. you win some you lose some
     
  9. kbohunt

    kbohunt are u a fat boy?

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    Man!

    Sorry ta here that bud!
    Ya think the broad head opened?:noidea:
    Ive heard something about them hitting deer and not opening on intry but opening on exit!:noidea:
    I dont guess you could tell it might have opened on the ground.
     
  10. 62flint

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    Well I wasn't and won't bash a broadhead on a problem that may be my fault.
    All I know for sure is I had a lot of blood on the arrow, and when I picked it up off the ground the blades WHERE NOT fully deployed. Now in the broad heads defense the arrow did hit the ground and slide across the dirt a little maybe that caused thme to close some? I don't know. I was wondering if it fully deployed on entry. I was hoping to recover the animal so I could tell for sure. 2 things I am wondering about why at the angle I was shooting didn't the arrow just stick in the ground on exit instead of glancing and laying flat on the ground? {I was 20 feet up the deer was 15 yards away in a beanfield.}
    The next thing I would think a 2 inch slice even in the hindquarter would bleed more than what I got. No where near the blood I would expect to get from a pass thru with a broad head with a 2inch cut. So yeah I am wondering if it opened right.
    If I go bow hunting again this year it will be with my montecs on my arrows. I know they will open.:biggrin1:
     
  11. kbohunt

    kbohunt are u a fat boy?

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    Man!

    I wasnt knockin your broadheads i was wandering because with a 2inch hole (like ya said) you can hittem just about anywhere!:noidea:
    Ive seen mechinicals hit stomach and rip it wide open the deer drop 100yds out so it wasnt you i wouldnt believe that,but if a mechinical dosent open its not much better than a field point.
    Someone on here killed a deer with the rage and someone replyed that the hole was small,the guy said it didnt open on entry but did on exit!:noidea:
    Im woundering if some of these newer mechinicals are haveing problems!
    If ya want to try something different maybe next year try Pse-brute 100gr thats what ive been trying this year or what ive used :noidea: for the past 10years Rocket hammerheads 100gr both use the band and both have always opened for me both open 2inchs the only reason i switched is that the blades are tougher on the Pse Brutes.