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#5422124 - 11/15/14 10:01 AM Dead or not? Opinions.
cameron00 Offline
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Loc: Texas
Neighbor shot a big buck this am and asked if he could track it through my place. I said yes.

After 200 yards of "some meat and blood" turning into pin drop blood, they lost trail.

This was where buck was first standing after shot:



Looks like lung to me. Yall think it's dead? Gonna resume hunt tomorrow if they don't find him.

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#5422132 - 11/15/14 10:04 AM Re: Dead or not? Opinions. [Re: cameron00]
daniel1381 Offline
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he say what caliber he was using?
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#5422144 - 11/15/14 10:14 AM Re: Dead or not? Opinions. [Re: cameron00]
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looks like the liver to me? 200 yards at full throttle isn't much for a buck, but I bet he is laying somewhere by now the way you describe the "scene".
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#5422155 - 11/15/14 10:19 AM Re: Dead or not? Opinions. [Re: cameron00]
cameron00 Offline
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It's 200 yards through very dense woods.

I'll look for buzzards tomorrow and in the creek. That's where I bet he ends up.

I think he's dead, but I've certainly been wrong before.

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#5422163 - 11/15/14 10:22 AM Re: Dead or not? Opinions. [Re: cameron00]
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I'd check around any water in the area...seen a lot of animals travel to ponds or water sources after being injured! Good luck!
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#5422164 - 11/15/14 10:25 AM Re: Dead or not? Opinions. [Re: cameron00]
Navasot Offline
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Looks like he might have got a little forward from the color.. did you smell the blood? serious question
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#5422166 - 11/15/14 10:26 AM Re: Dead or not? Opinions. [Re: cameron00]
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I don't think its lung but from what you describe, he's probably laid up somewhere. Call in the dogs.

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#5422168 - 11/15/14 10:29 AM Re: Dead or not? Opinions. [Re: cameron00]
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wish i was there i love to track

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#5422170 - 11/15/14 10:30 AM Re: Dead or not? Opinions. [Re: cameron00]
cameron00 Offline
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I'm not out there. Will be tomorrow.

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#5422172 - 11/15/14 10:31 AM Re: Dead or not? Opinions. [Re: cameron00]
stxranchman Offline
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Looks like brisket blood, more than likely in front of the shoulders or possibly below the vitals and behind the front legs.
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#5422176 - 11/15/14 10:36 AM Re: Dead or not? Opinions. [Re: cameron00]
cameron00 Offline
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He said it just stood there for 5 minutes after he shot.

Hope you guys are right assuming he doesn't find it. Hate for a deer to go to waste like that.

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#5422180 - 11/15/14 10:37 AM Re: Dead or not? Opinions. [Re: cameron00]
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Natty Love

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He shot low if that buck just stood there like that...
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#5422181 - 11/15/14 10:38 AM Re: Dead or not? Opinions. [Re: stxranchman]
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Originally Posted By: stxranchman
Looks like brisket blood, more than likely in front of the shoulders or possibly below the vitals and behind the front legs.


Yup
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#5422188 - 11/15/14 10:40 AM Re: Dead or not? Opinions. [Re: cameron00]
cameron00 Offline
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If it was a brisket shot, yall think its mortal?

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#5422198 - 11/15/14 10:44 AM Re: Dead or not? Opinions. [Re: cameron00]
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eventually if hes bleeding good enough..
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