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Don't know what to do.... Needs some thoughts fast please. #6029563 11/14/15 11:19 PM
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Nephew just shot his first deer. When he shot the deer jumped straight up and jumped the fence into a wheat field and ran about 50 yards. Deer started walking and limping very noticeably along the fence line. I told them to get another one in him but he jumped the fence again and disappeared into the trees. I am positive he is hit but I don't know how good. He shot it at 125 yards with a .243. What would yall do?

Re: Don't know what to do.... Needs some thoughts fast please. [Re: 2Gs] #6029568 11/14/15 11:22 PM
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Sit and wait. 30 mins. to an hour. Then go in with as many lights as you can muster.


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Find blood to try to determine where he hit it then decide when to start tracking


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Re: Don't know what to do.... Needs some thoughts fast please. [Re: 2Gs] #6029577 11/14/15 11:29 PM
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Is the fence a property like?

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Re: Don't know what to do.... Needs some thoughts fast please. [Re: 2Gs] #6029605 11/14/15 11:49 PM
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Only hair where he shot him. We did find a puddle of dark red blood where he jumped the fence where we last saw him. He shot he deer just after 5.

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could you tell if limp was from front leg or back leg?

Re: Don't know what to do.... Needs some thoughts fast please. [Re: 2Gs] #6029615 11/14/15 11:56 PM
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Just found some blood but also scared a deer and don't know if it was him or not.

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How much blood? Drops? Puddles? Tissue? Color of blood?

Mark the blood sites with tape, clothing scraps, etc. Mark the last place you remember seeing the deer. Back out of there for a couple hours. Clear your heads and fill your bellies. Could get back out there with lights tonight but run risk of pushing him. Get online and find a tracker with dogs and arrange to have em come out first thing in am.

If you go the route of dogs, then avoid disturbing the area and contaminating the blood trail -- this can make the dogs job a whole lot harder.

Good luck!

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Re: Don't know what to do.... Needs some thoughts fast please. [Re: 2Gs] #6029634 11/15/15 12:16 AM
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Originally Posted By: 2Gs
Just found some blood but also scared a deer and don't know if it was him or not.


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Red gave some great advice. I would pull out and let it wait until morning whether you call in a dog or not. Then, if you jump him, you at least might get a look or possibly another shot off. At night, it is going to be tough. If he isn't hit in the vitals and you push him tonight, your chances drop in recovery. If you let him be, liable to get stowed up and not move much.

Good luck up


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Originally Posted By: txshntr
Red gave some great advice. I would pull out and let it wait until morning whether you call in a dog or not. Then, if you jump him, you at least might get a look or possibly another shot off. At night, it is going to be tough. If he isn't hit in the vitals and you push him tonight, your chances drop in recovery. If you let him be, liable to get stowed up and not move much.

Good luck up


And hope it doesn't rain there.


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Re: Don't know what to do.... Needs some thoughts fast please. [Re: Creekrunner] #6029658 11/15/15 12:35 AM
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We backed out after we scared the deer. There was one puddle of blood and then a few drizzles. The deer has traveled a pretty good ways from where he was shot and we are only on 100 acres. I think we need to get some more lights and go back and look though because we are supposed to have rain tonight and tomorrow. It has already started to drizzle a little. I really don't like our chances of finding him.

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That sounds like a leg hit to me. More than likely the deer is still very mobile and I don't think you will track him down without dogs.

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What color and length of hair? Sounds like he grazed the underside of his brisket. Lot of hair on these shots and some blood that gets very dim after a bit and quits. They limp a bit from this if you just nick a leg also. My guess is you will see this deer again.


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That's the biggest spot of blood we found and it was a pretty good ways away from where he shot it. The hair was white and probably not quit an inch long.

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Did he stop there? Looks like a brisket shot. You will see blood spots like that when they stop and stand. Hair sounds like brisket also.


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Yes he did stop there.

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Did he stop there? Looks like a brisket shot. You will see blood spots like that when they stop and stand. Hair sounds like brisket also.


X2...that blood on that rock to the right side of the pic looks like muscle blood to me. If you didnt find any bone(leg shot) near the place of the shot, that deer will most likely be seen again.


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That's from when he jumped the fence the second time.

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Can you tell if the blood in in the middle of his tracks or off the the left or right of his tracks?


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That last pic of watery looking blood is more low brisket or in front of the legs brisket.


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Also found that. Have no idea what it is and probably isn't even from the deer but it was right around where he was standing.

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Don't know on the track rtp. We actually pulled out after we spooked that deer to try to make a game plan and decided we would look for it in the morning. I know our chances are good at all in recovering him but need to do it.

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The deer was limping really bad. So bad I thought he was going to fall a few times.

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