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I was recently bow hunting and I had a doe come to about 10 yards away. When she turned broadside I let an arrow fligh. It hit a

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  • I was recently bow hunting and I had a doe come to about 10 yards away. When she turned broadside I let an arrow fligh. It hit a

    I was recently bow hunting and I had a doe come to about 10 yards away. When she turned broadside I let an arrow fligh. It hit a little high and the doe made a creepy noise and sprinted away. I waited about 5 hours before tracking her. There was blood all over the arrow and blood everywhere...at first. After about 200 yards the blood disapeared and I was on my hands a knees looking for hair. After multiple hours I found nothing. The next day I went out again and walked all over the place looking and never found her. What happened??

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    you hit the sweet spot for the deer the arrow probally went just under the spine and just over the top of the lungs. no vitals were hit and the deer will probablly be just fine. a neighbor of mine did the same thing and it was seen feeding in a neighboors food plot every once in a while we could tell it was the same drrs becasue there was a bald spot on the deers back.

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      I have heard of deer being hit and losing a fair amount of blood and than after a bit it clots up and like in your situation the deer probably lives to see another day.

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      • #4
        For the sake of the deer I hope it is still alive. These are great answers. Thank you!

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        • #5
          I Had the SAME thing happen to a friend of mine while he and I were hunting. We tracked it for about 6 hours over a mile. The blood drops got smaller and smaller until we completely lost it in the middle of a Christmas Tree farm. Because the arrow wasn't sticking out anywhere, it simply clotted and the deer lived (I hope). He may have died from an infection, but I sure hope not.

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          • #6
            Yes, and this was discussed over at Field & Stream. There were some pretty good answers. See link below...

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