I wonder at times myself ,seen some drop and some run forever .....
amazingly tough animals for sure to take a large caliber in the chest and run and or walk away ....
anyway this young doe took this hit from my 06 at about a hundred out and went airborne back legs kicked out
hit the ground running and went about 75 yards before slowing down to a walk right past me
I thought for a second I had maybe gut shot it ....
as it started to walk by me it was getting a bit more gimpy every step
I decided to wait and see if it was going to go down
sure enough maybe 15 or so yards gets wobbly and down it goes
then it tries to get back up !
I take a quick moment to put the hairs on her and she lays down
then starts acting like she is going to get up yet again !
finally she quit moving and I sit there thinking yeah gut shot for sure
great just great ...
then I get to her and here is the off side
she was quartering to me slightly
go figure ...
a happy new year to all
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