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#5995705 - 10/26/15 07:40 PM Buck down (no pic) but lost and then found bolt
Las Colinas Hunter Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 11/02/12
Posts: 206
Loc: Nocona TX
Two weekends ago I finally took a buck with my crossbow. Knowing this buck came in the feeding area about an hour before sun-up and stayed around till shooting light. I decided my strategy would be to sneak in well before his arrival. I got in the popup around 4:00 AM. I ended up dozing off a few times, but would wake to see nothing in the field. I was worried I may have scared off any game with my snoring.

The sun starts to peek through and still nothing. Several does came in and ate peacefully, then a few spikes. I was about to give up and saw horns coming through the tree line. It was the 8pt buck along with the bachelor group he was hanging around finally showing up at 9:00 AM. I guess they slept in. He gets to within 30 yards, I released the trigger, the bolt flew straight and I heard impact and saw the buck take-off. I waited and started to look for the bolt. Nowhere to be found and no blood. I was starting to get really sick, did I miss and the bolt hit his quarter and he ran off injured.

I continued looking for blood. Still nothing. I expanded my search grid in larger semicircles. I finally found a drop of blood 40 yards from the shot. My thought, crap, I wounded him. Then I started to see more blood spray. Not 10 yards from where I found the first drop of blood, there he lay.

After getting him back to camp to dress, I found the entry wound but no exit. So odd. It was a perfect shot, right where I was aiming. I finally found the bolt. It was still in him! It had gone through both lungs, impacted on his rib and went 90% down his body and perpendicular to the shot. I was dumbfounded, it was like the magic bullet. Anyway's it did its job, and now I have meat at the processor ready to be picked up this week.

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#5995709 - 10/26/15 07:47 PM Re: Buck down (no pic) but lost and then found bolt [Re: Las Colinas Hunter]
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Bird Dog

Registered: 08/14/15
Posts: 439
Loc: Johnson County
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#5995717 - 10/26/15 07:52 PM Re: Buck down (no pic) but lost and then found bolt [Re: Las Colinas Hunter]
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Bird Dog

Registered: 09/25/12
Posts: 481
Loc: West COMMA Texas
bananapics coming??

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#5995719 - 10/26/15 07:53 PM Re: Buck down (no pic) but lost and then found bolt [Re: Las Colinas Hunter]
Simple Searcher Offline
Extreme Tracker

Registered: 12/30/12
Posts: 4150
Loc: Helotes, Hext
I have found my bullet in a deer, but never a bolt. That would have been neat.
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#5995742 - 10/26/15 08:07 PM Re: Buck down (no pic) but lost and then found bolt [Re: Las Colinas Hunter]
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Registered: 11/09/11
Posts: 2713
Loc: Tarrant Cty and Murray
worthless
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#5995843 - 10/26/15 08:52 PM Re: Buck down (no pic) but lost and then found bolt [Re: Las Colinas Hunter]
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Registered: 02/02/12
Posts: 4331
Loc: Watauga, TX / Hunt - Eastland
Pics... We need pics loco_too
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#5995926 - 10/26/15 09:34 PM Re: Buck down (no pic) but lost and then found bolt [Re: Las Colinas Hunter]
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Registered: 12/05/06
Posts: 10868
Loc: Saginaw, Tx
Congrats on the kill. Post pics when you can.

Like now. yawn
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#5995972 - 10/26/15 09:50 PM Re: Buck down (no pic) but lost and then found bolt [Re: Las Colinas Hunter]
Western Offline
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Registered: 04/20/11
Posts: 23579
Loc: Wise County Texas
No pics, hmmm sure it wasn't a doe? grin BTW, WHO DOESN'T TAKE PHOTOS IN 2015? roflmao

Glad you got one down though (so you say no photo), makes getting in early worth it for sure.
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#5996227 - 10/27/15 07:11 AM Re: Buck down (no pic) but lost and then found bolt [Re: Las Colinas Hunter]
titan2232 Offline
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Registered: 12/29/14
Posts: 2998
Loc: Conroe, TX
Congrats. Mechanical or fixed broadhead?
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#5996739 - 10/27/15 12:18 PM Re: Buck down (no pic) but lost and then found bolt [Re: Las Colinas Hunter]
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Registered: 11/22/11
Posts: 2216
Loc: Buda Texas
What no pic!

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#5996863 - 10/27/15 01:21 PM Re: Buck down (no pic) but lost and then found bolt [Re: Las Colinas Hunter]
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Registered: 11/22/11
Posts: 2953
Loc: Keller
Sure sure, I got a big buck down, biggest of my life too, and unfortunately left the camera film in the sun too long and it baked, no pics either....

roflmao

Really though, cool story. Glad you were able to get him and find him, and the bolt.


Edited by Texas buckeye (10/27/15 01:21 PM)

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