texashuntingforum.com logo
Main Menu
Advertisement
Affiliates
Advertisement
Newest Members
HogNArrow, Wyohunter1, BMB163, harkm, Turtle Jeep
64368 Registered Users
Top Posters(All Time)
dogcatcher 90,174
stxranchman 53,762
bill oxner 49,823
RKHarm24 44,577
rifleman 44,414
BMD 41,009
SnakeWrangler 39,616
Big Orn 37,484
txshntr 35,378
Facebook
Forum Statistics
Forums45
Topics418,009
Posts6,076,849
Members64,368
Most Online16,728
Mar 25th, 2012
Print Thread
Need a little tracking advice please! #6964640
11/18/17 02:11 PM
11/18/17 02:11 PM
Joined: Nov 2014
Posts: 318
parker county
J
JH117 Offline OP
Bird Dog
JH117  Offline OP
Bird Dog
J

Joined: Nov 2014
Posts: 318
parker county
So my son shot a nice 8 pointer this morning. When the bullet hit the deer made the typical jump that you would see when vitals are hit. It ran into the tree line about 50 yards from the initial hit. We gave it 30 minutes and went in. We found blood but after about 50 more yards we lost the trail and decided to back out. Pretty sure we jumped the deer because we found this nice puddle about 20 yards in. Does this blood look like a fatal shot? How long would you wait to get back out and track? Also does anyone know someone with a tracking dog around the azle springtown area?

Last edited by JH117; 11/18/17 02:16 PM.
Re: Need a little tracking advice please! [Re: JH117] #6964653
11/18/17 02:19 PM
11/18/17 02:19 PM
Joined: Jul 2012
Posts: 6,660
Central Texas
6
603Country Offline
THF Trophy Hunter
603Country  Offline
THF Trophy Hunter
6

Joined: Jul 2012
Posts: 6,660
Central Texas
What color was the blood. Dark, with food particles would be a gut shot. Dark red with no food would likely be a non-fatal body shot. Bright red with foam would likely be a lung shot.

Use the tp method. Put a small chunk of toilet paper at each blood spot. That helps a lot keeping you on the right tracking path. Itís good to see the back trail, so you wonít wander off track.

Re: Need a little tracking advice please! [Re: JH117] #6964668
11/18/17 02:37 PM
11/18/17 02:37 PM
Joined: Feb 2012
Posts: 5,062
Flower Mound, TX
D
DQ Kid Offline
THF Trophy Hunter
DQ Kid  Offline
THF Trophy Hunter
D

Joined: Feb 2012
Posts: 5,062
Flower Mound, TX
Looks like a good hit to me, good amount of blood. Sweep circles looking for more blood and tracks on the trail he took. Look for deeper, irregular tracks and drag lines too where he may have hit the ground.

Re: Need a little tracking advice please! [Re: JH117] #6964671
11/18/17 02:39 PM
11/18/17 02:39 PM
Joined: May 2010
Posts: 3,564
Dallas / Nolan County
RedSnake Offline
Extreme Tracker
RedSnake  Offline
Extreme Tracker

Joined: May 2010
Posts: 3,564
Dallas / Nolan County
Mike Chittum 817-401-1161. Heís in azle i believe. Great guy. Great dogs.

Re: Need a little tracking advice please! [Re: JH117] #6964675
11/18/17 02:46 PM
11/18/17 02:46 PM
Joined: Nov 2011
Posts: 4,813
San Antonio, TX
S
S.A. hunter Offline
Extreme Tracker
S.A. hunter  Offline
Extreme Tracker
S

Joined: Nov 2011
Posts: 4,813
San Antonio, TX
No green stuff so that's good. Food particles could be from his esophagus. I would wait two hrs

Good luck, I hope your kiddo recovers him.

Last edited by S.A. hunter; 11/18/17 02:49 PM.
Re: Need a little tracking advice please! [Re: JH117] #6964709
11/18/17 03:10 PM
11/18/17 03:10 PM
Joined: Nov 2012
Posts: 9,455
Lubbock, TX
Q
QuitShootinYoungBucks Offline
THF Trophy Hunter
QuitShootinYoungBucks  Offline
THF Trophy Hunter
Q

Joined: Nov 2012
Posts: 9,455
Lubbock, TX
I'd give it a couple of hours




https://web.archive.org/web/20170223065011/http:/www.rrdvegas.com/silencer-cleaning.html
Re: Need a little tracking advice please! [Re: JH117] #6964710
11/18/17 03:10 PM
11/18/17 03:10 PM
Joined: Sep 2011
Posts: 27,738
Normangee/Navasota TX
N
Navasot Offline
Hollywood
Navasot  Offline
Hollywood
N

Joined: Sep 2011
Posts: 27,738
Normangee/Navasota TX
Looks like shot was forward

Re: Need a little tracking advice please! [Re: Navasot] #6964774
11/18/17 04:21 PM
11/18/17 04:21 PM
Joined: Nov 2014
Posts: 318
parker county
J
JH117 Offline OP
Bird Dog
JH117  Offline OP
Bird Dog
J

Joined: Nov 2014
Posts: 318
parker county
Originally Posted By: Navasot
Looks like shot was forward


Only thing I can think of as well. We went back in with the same results. No more blood at all. Thinking he got him in the brisket. I feel bad for the little guy. Did a lot of practicing this off-season and he got really good at shooting.

Re: Need a little tracking advice please! [Re: RedSnake] #6964779
11/18/17 04:23 PM
11/18/17 04:23 PM
Joined: Nov 2014
Posts: 318
parker county
J
JH117 Offline OP
Bird Dog
JH117  Offline OP
Bird Dog
J

Joined: Nov 2014
Posts: 318
parker county
Originally Posted By: RedSnake
Mike Chittum 817-401-1161. Heís in azle i believe. Great guy. Great dogs.


Called this guy but he moved to Washington. I did get in touch with another tracker but he couldn't make it out til later this evening and we have a wedding. I'm hoping that the buck is still alive. Last thing I want is some waisted meat sittin out there for the yotes.

Re: Need a little tracking advice please! [Re: JH117] #6964786
11/18/17 04:29 PM
11/18/17 04:29 PM
Joined: Jun 2010
Posts: 5,156
Breckenridge Tx
S
Stompy Offline
THF Trophy Hunter
Stompy  Offline
THF Trophy Hunter
S

Joined: Jun 2010
Posts: 5,156
Breckenridge Tx
That much blood looks fatal to me. Have killed deer with less blood.


www.jaranchhunting.com
Cabin Rentals on the ranch for Hubbard Creek Lake
Re: Need a little tracking advice please! [Re: Stompy] #6964957
11/18/17 08:01 PM
11/18/17 08:01 PM
Joined: Feb 2012
Posts: 5,062
Flower Mound, TX
D
DQ Kid Offline
THF Trophy Hunter
DQ Kid  Offline
THF Trophy Hunter
D

Joined: Feb 2012
Posts: 5,062
Flower Mound, TX
Originally Posted By: Stompy
That much blood looks fatal to me. Have killed deer with less blood.
My thought too Stompy

Re: Need a little tracking advice please! [Re: DQ Kid] #6965043
11/18/17 09:43 PM
11/18/17 09:43 PM
Joined: Nov 2014
Posts: 318
parker county
J
JH117 Offline OP
Bird Dog
JH117  Offline OP
Bird Dog
J

Joined: Nov 2014
Posts: 318
parker county
Originally Posted By: DQ Kid
Originally Posted By: Stompy
That much blood looks fatal to me. Have killed deer with less blood.
My thought too Stompy


Wish this was the case. Went back at it for a third time and still same results. Blood just stops. Weird thing was right where the blood stopped was a big ol pile of fresh poo. Had a buddy come over to help and we circled where it stopped out to a couple hundred yards and still found no sign. All's I can hope is he shows back up on camera.

Re: Need a little tracking advice please! [Re: JH117] #6965157
11/18/17 11:29 PM
11/18/17 11:29 PM
Joined: Jul 2012
Posts: 6,660
Central Texas
6
603Country Offline
THF Trophy Hunter
603Country  Offline
THF Trophy Hunter
6

Joined: Jul 2012
Posts: 6,660
Central Texas
It sounds to me like the deer was gut shot (unfortunately speaking from experience). Those most often will seal off and quit bleeding. Going on memory, the blood goes from dark red to less and less blood, and the blood gets sort of watery looking. Youíd think though that there would be some sign of corn or green grass, but maybe not if the bullet was in the guts but didnít hit the stomach.

On hits high in the legs, some of which iíve allegedly also had some experience with, the blood was dark red, but there wasnít a whole lot of it. And those will clot up and quit bleeding.

Anyway, iím sorry the deer is lost.

Re: Need a little tracking advice please! [Re: DQ Kid] #6965287
11/19/17 01:44 AM
11/19/17 01:44 AM
Joined: Jan 2011
Posts: 17,222
Dollas,Taxes Bluff Dale Tx
E
Erathkid Offline
THF Celebrity
Erathkid  Offline
THF Celebrity
E

Joined: Jan 2011
Posts: 17,222
Dollas,Taxes Bluff Dale Tx
Originally Posted By: DQ Kid
Looks like a good hit to me, good amount of blood. Sweep circles looking for more blood and tracks on the trail he took. Look for deeper, irregular tracks and drag lines too where he may have hit the ground.
That's a dead deer. Get out early and walk concentric circles around blood trail, leaving survey tape. If you're in Azle- Springtown area there's probably large stands of greenbriar. Those boogers go right into the thickest shiite they can find. Thats where he's at.

Last edited by Erathkid; 11/19/17 01:45 AM.

Life is too short, as is. Don't chance it.
Don't text and drive.
Re: Need a little tracking advice please! [Re: JH117] #6965335
11/19/17 02:47 AM
11/19/17 02:47 AM
Joined: Jan 2009
Posts: 8,351
Only the Shadow Knows
L
Longhunter Offline
THF Trophy Hunter
Longhunter  Offline
THF Trophy Hunter
L

Joined: Jan 2009
Posts: 8,351
Only the Shadow Knows
Shot one this morning around 0700. Took out both lungs, but a little far back to not ruin the forequarters. Tracked him for nearly an hour, spot of blood here a piece of lung there just not much sign but I new it was a good shot. What I did was placed a piece of toilet paper at every sign I found. After a 130 or so yards the sign quit.I back tracked and with the paper on the ground I was able to see the direction he was goin. He traveled almost 250 yards before he expired but I got him...







Longhunter >>>-------> Make It Count!!!<><





Re: Need a little tracking advice please! [Re: JH117] #6965337
11/19/17 02:48 AM
11/19/17 02:48 AM
Joined: Feb 2010
Posts: 5,569
South/West Wise Co
P
procraft05 Offline
THF Trophy Hunter
procraft05  Offline
THF Trophy Hunter
P

Joined: Feb 2010
Posts: 5,569
South/West Wise Co
Pm your cell

I know a guy in Chico who has a good dog. You can call him


Re: Need a little tracking advice please! [Re: JH117] #6965400
11/19/17 04:08 AM
11/19/17 04:08 AM
Joined: Oct 2009
Posts: 990
Snyder, TX
S
sprigsss Offline
Tracker
sprigsss  Offline
Tracker
S

Joined: Oct 2009
Posts: 990
Snyder, TX
if you have cell phone signal you can also drop waypoints over an aerial map then walk a cone shape at the end of trail.

several aps will show your trail so you can see the grid you are covering.

Re: Need a little tracking advice please! [Re: JH117] #6965423
11/19/17 04:47 AM
11/19/17 04:47 AM
Joined: Nov 2014
Posts: 318
parker county
J
JH117 Offline OP
Bird Dog
JH117  Offline OP
Bird Dog
J

Joined: Nov 2014
Posts: 318
parker county
Thanks for the advice everyone. We're gonna get up in the morning and give it another try at finding him.

Re: Need a little tracking advice please! [Re: JH117] #6965541
11/19/17 01:54 PM
11/19/17 01:54 PM
Joined: Oct 2013
Posts: 554
Cooper, TX
U
upsslim Offline
Tracker
upsslim  Offline
Tracker
U

Joined: Oct 2013
Posts: 554
Cooper, TX
If there is a pond nearby check it. I've had a couple of bucks run to water. I guess it was to cool down the wound.


East Texas
Patriot Guard Rider
Flag Captain
Re: Need a little tracking advice please! [Re: JH117] #6966023
11/20/17 01:08 AM
11/20/17 01:08 AM
Joined: Feb 2008
Posts: 957
T
Texican Offline
Tracker
Texican  Offline
Tracker
T

Joined: Feb 2008
Posts: 957
popcorn

Re: Need a little tracking advice please! (UPDATE) [Re: JH117] #6967067
11/20/17 09:12 PM
11/20/17 09:12 PM
Joined: Nov 2014
Posts: 318
parker county
J
JH117 Offline OP
Bird Dog
JH117  Offline OP
Bird Dog
J

Joined: Nov 2014
Posts: 318
parker county
Found these pics on a trail cam at one if my bow stands. Surely this has to be the buck right? The wound looks pretty fresh in the first pic and it looks like I see some blood on his legs. Does that look like a possible bullet wound?


Re: Need a little tracking advice please! (UPDATE) [Re: JH117] #6967119
11/20/17 09:52 PM
11/20/17 09:52 PM
Joined: Oct 2004
Posts: 28,708
Texas
R
redchevy Online content
THF Celebrity
redchevy  Online Content
THF Celebrity
R

Joined: Oct 2004
Posts: 28,708
Texas
Sure could be a bullet wound. If that's him I would think he is going to be ok. He sure wasn't far from being dead though, the heard is only ever so slightly above the brisket.

For you and your son, I hope its him. I wounded my first buck. It was before trail cameras were main stream, but I hit forward of the front leg in the brisket, he left a good trail we tracked for a long while. He bedded and we jumped him twice. He was seen that season off and on healed over.


It's hell eatin em live
Re: Need a little tracking advice please! (UPDATE) [Re: JH117] #6967323
11/21/17 12:29 AM
11/21/17 12:29 AM
Joined: Apr 2009
Posts: 4,656
Central Texas
S
Slow Drifter Online content
Extreme Tracker
Slow Drifter  Online Content
Extreme Tracker
S

Joined: Apr 2009
Posts: 4,656
Central Texas
For the future, I'd get a squirt bottle of hydrogen peroxide and keep it at camp or in the truck. When you run out of blood trail, spray a bit around and look for it to foam up. It'll turn a drop of blood you'd never see into the size of a dime.


"I have no idea what WW-III will be fought with, but WW-IV will be fought with sticks and stones."

A. Einstein

Re: Need a little tracking advice please! (UPDATE) [Re: JH117] #6967370
11/21/17 12:56 AM
11/21/17 12:56 AM
Joined: May 2006
Posts: 27,725
Howard County
HWY_MAN Online content
THF Celebrity
HWY_MAN  Online Content
THF Celebrity

Joined: May 2006
Posts: 27,725
Howard County
Two reasons I carry toilet paper, the first one is obvious and the second is to mark blood trails, always leaving a square at the last spot of blood. If there's two people one needs to stay at the last spot until another is found. I only sweep or circle as a last resort. Marking the trail with TP gives you a good line of travel, it's easy to get side tracked.


Cruz it or lose it!
Re: Need a little tracking advice please! (UPDATE) [Re: JH117] #6968178
11/21/17 06:50 PM
11/21/17 06:50 PM
Joined: Sep 2011
Posts: 27,738
Normangee/Navasota TX
N
Navasot Offline
Hollywood
Navasot  Offline
Hollywood
N

Joined: Sep 2011
Posts: 27,738
Normangee/Navasota TX
yup that kind of shot will do it

Previous Thread
Index
Next Thread


© 2004-2019 OUTDOOR SITES NETWORK all rights reserved USA and Worldwide
UBB.threads™ 7.6.2