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#5446261 - 11/27/14 03:50 PM I'm Sick
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Registered: 02/22/12
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Took a shot at a nice buck, 100 yd shot quartered-away. Aimed right behind the front shoulder using 7mm-08 Fusion 140gr. Fired and the buck acted like he was hit by bucking his rear legs in the air. He ran into some brush immediately and I lost him. I never heard the shot connect with him.

Waited about 20 minutes till I went looking. Found nothing but some a couple slivers of meat where I shot him and one drop of blood about 5 yards away where he ran. After I found nothing else and couldn't pick up his trail. Searched a few hours with no luck.

The only other deer I have shot with the 7mm-08 and Fusions I could definitely hear a hit. A doe I shot that was quartering to me I broke her front right leg and had a clean pass through her ribs but no blood. Found her 30 yards away tho.

Thoughts on where I might have hit him? Sick thinking I mortally wounded him andcannot find him.
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#5446265 - 11/27/14 03:54 PM Re: I'm Sick [Re: eneat1119]
Texas buckeye Online   content
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Registered: 11/22/11
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I have never been able to "hear" a hit. I read about it all the time though.

Good luck. If there is meat and some blood you got a hit. Get a dog out there to
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#5446271 - 11/27/14 03:59 PM Re: I'm Sick [Re: eneat1119]
wtr Offline
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I wouldn't give up on him.

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#5446273 - 11/27/14 04:01 PM Re: I'm Sick [Re: eneat1119]
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I have only heard the pop on 200+. If he kicked, usually a good indicator. Could have missed the heart, but ripped through the chest wall, he is probably dead, closer than you think. Keep looking. Good luck
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#5446280 - 11/27/14 04:02 PM Re: I'm Sick [Re: eneat1119]
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Good caliber , adequate projectile, and a reasonable range. I would be scratching my head to what went wrong also. If I had to guess, the quartering away angle may have thrown you off, and you shot a little too far forward or reward. Sorry for your luck bud.

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#5446286 - 11/27/14 04:04 PM Re: I'm Sick [Re: eneat1119]
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Dog or grid search time. You know you hit him so you've got to give it all you've got.
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That's the way I hunt don't know many that do. If a deer gets buy me I will try to run him down. Ive killed a bunch that way.



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#5446304 - 11/27/14 04:19 PM Re: I'm Sick [Re: Nogalus Prairie]
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Originally Posted By: Nogalus Prairie
Dog or grid search time. You know you hit him so you've got to give it all you've got.


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#5446312 - 11/27/14 04:29 PM Re: I'm Sick [Re: eneat1119]
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Yup get a pup out there. Good luck.
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#5446330 - 11/27/14 04:41 PM Re: I'm Sick [Re: kmon1]
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Originally Posted By: kmon1
Originally Posted By: Nogalus Prairie
Dog or grid search time. You know you hit him so you've got to give it all you've got.


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#5446331 - 11/27/14 04:43 PM Re: I'm Sick [Re: eneat1119]
Mambajeep Offline
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Good luck on your search
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#5446363 - 11/27/14 05:02 PM Re: I'm Sick [Re: eneat1119]
Fishercounty Offline
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Registered: 08/07/12
Posts: 338
Loc: Fisher,Jones,Stonewall.
Where you hunting
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#5446370 - 11/27/14 05:07 PM Re: I'm Sick [Re: Fishercounty]
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Originally Posted By: Fishercounty
Where you hunting

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#5446390 - 11/27/14 05:22 PM Re: I'm Sick [Re: eneat1119]
eneat1119 Offline
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Near Iraan.
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#5446410 - 11/27/14 05:40 PM Re: I'm Sick [Re: eneat1119]
Western Offline
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Registered: 04/20/11
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Loc: Wise County Texas
I have never heard my one shot under 200 yards, but I bet you got a good hit on him, may have been a bit high. I'd be out looking
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#5446412 - 11/27/14 05:41 PM Re: I'm Sick [Re: eneat1119]
Fishercounty Offline
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Loc: Fisher,Jones,Stonewall.
I have a dog but I'm nearly 4 hours from you.
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