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#5393370 - 11/02/14 07:30 AM A buck, a gully, and a bloodhound (of sorts)
Mavric Offline
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Registered: 01/14/11
Posts: 266
Loc: Allen Texas
I shot this nice 8 pointer last night...and after 90 minutes past light I was really worried. Pass-thru shot, arrow nicely coated in blood, but could not find blood on the ground ANYWHERE. Called in family/friends....had 6 people searching hard problem is this place is very dense with several deep gullies.

One of the friends, a girl, was meticulous finding a spec of blood on a leaf - 60 yards from the shot. When I say spec I mean maybe quarter size of a dime spec...another 20 yards she finds another. Over the next 90 minutes she's plotted the trail with toilet paper...we're 150 yards from the shot and no blood droplets bigger than a dime. We're now down in one of the deep gullies with a steep embankment...I would have sworn on a stack of bibles this buck did not scale this - especially injured. Mid-point up embankment, another spec. I'm literally climbing with my hands and knees....on top nothing. Then incredibly 30 yards in a dinner plate size blood spot where he obviously fell, got back up and went another 30 yards and collapsed for good. Amazing 250 yards including scaling a deep gully. His rack was marginal, I only took him because of the brow tines but man what a stud. He'll look good on my wall... ;-)




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#5393409 - 11/02/14 07:56 AM Re: A buck, a gully, and a bloodhound (of sorts) [Re: Mavric]
erniejs Offline
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Registered: 11/24/09
Posts: 5040
Loc: Springtown ,Tx USA
Congrats and kudos to your tracker !
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#5393431 - 11/02/14 08:11 AM Re: A buck, a gully, and a bloodhound (of sorts) [Re: Mavric]
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Registered: 08/04/10
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up Great looking buck and outstanding tracking job cheers
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#5393434 - 11/02/14 08:13 AM Re: A buck, a gully, and a bloodhound (of sorts) [Re: Mavric]
TCB Offline
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Registered: 09/01/04
Posts: 1744
Loc: Denton, TX
Buy that girl breakfast!! Sounds like a heck of tracking job.
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#5393460 - 11/02/14 08:32 AM Re: A buck, a gully, and a bloodhound (of sorts) [Re: erniejs]
Seadog Offline
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Registered: 09/26/07
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Loc: East Texas
Originally Posted By: erniejs
Congrats and kudos to your tracker !
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#5393560 - 11/02/14 09:43 AM Re: A buck, a gully, and a bloodhound (of sorts) [Re: Mavric]
QuitShootinYoungBucks Offline
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Registered: 11/01/12
Posts: 8480
Loc: Lubbock, TX
80% of guys on here would like to take that 'marginal' buck. Congratulations and way to stick with it! Bout to head out on a tracking job myself.
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#5393569 - 11/02/14 09:52 AM Re: A buck, a gully, and a bloodhound (of sorts) [Re: Mavric]
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Registered: 09/24/10
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Loc: Mansfield, Texas
Heck of marginal buck and nice job on the tracking up
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#5393588 - 11/02/14 10:06 AM Re: A buck, a gully, and a bloodhound (of sorts) [Re: Mavric]
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Registered: 04/20/11
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Loc: Wise County Texas
heck of a way to stay at it, nice BT, looks like 16" of bone, just in the BT's!
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#5393589 - 11/02/14 10:06 AM Re: A buck, a gully, and a bloodhound (of sorts) [Re: Mavric]
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Registered: 07/23/09
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Loc: North Texas
That can't find him , he should be right here feeling is the worst....glad you got him.
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#5393660 - 11/02/14 10:52 AM Re: A buck, a gully, and a bloodhound (of sorts) [Re: Mavric]
RDNCK Offline
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Registered: 09/30/10
Posts: 750
Loc: Forney
Glad you stuck with it, congrats on a heck of a marginal buck! Sounds like a great tracker you had with you!

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#5393813 - 11/02/14 12:39 PM Re: A buck, a gully, and a bloodhound (of sorts) [Re: Mavric]
USA Offline
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Registered: 01/09/07
Posts: 250
Loc: Tarrant County, Texas
I enjoyed reading this hunting experience. Very cool story
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#5393980 - 11/02/14 02:01 PM Re: A buck, a gully, and a bloodhound (of sorts) [Re: Mavric]
Stevezx20 Offline
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Registered: 08/25/14
Posts: 32
Great job up

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#5393982 - 11/02/14 02:02 PM Re: A buck, a gully, and a bloodhound (of sorts) [Re: Texsun]
Mavric Offline
Bird Dog

Registered: 01/14/11
Posts: 266
Loc: Allen Texas
Originally Posted By: Texsun
That can't find him , he should be right here feeling is the worst....glad you got him.


Yeah I lost a decent 10 pointer 3 years ago...we found only after the buzzards showed up he had circled back and crawled under a cedar no more than 100 yards from my stand. I was depressed for a week over that one....

Last night I started questioning my shot...I remember perfect double lung, evidence said something else (little blood trail)...turns the shot was solid.

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#5393986 - 11/02/14 02:04 PM Re: A buck, a gully, and a bloodhound (of sorts) [Re: TCB]
Mavric Offline
Bird Dog

Registered: 01/14/11
Posts: 266
Loc: Allen Texas
Originally Posted By: TCB
Buy that girl breakfast!! Sounds like a heck of tracking job.


LOL I was gift card shopping first thing this morning! ;-)

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#5393993 - 11/02/14 02:06 PM Re: A buck, a gully, and a bloodhound (of sorts) [Re: QuitShootinYoungBucks]
Mavric Offline
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Registered: 01/14/11
Posts: 266
Loc: Allen Texas
Originally Posted By: QuitShootinYoungBucks
80% of guys on here would like to take that 'marginal' buck. Congratulations and way to stick with it! Bout to head out on a tracking job myself.


Good luck...and post a pic when you find 'em!

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