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Buck down!..and eaten alive #6968612
11/22/17 12:16 AM
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Made me sick at my stomach..watched this buck for 3days..decided to take him on the 4th day..long story short..shot him at 110yards..down he went..did not move..waited 10 minutes as he was dead under my feeder..I thought..got my stuff together and started to leave blind..he raises his head..well crap. I putt another round between his shoulder blade..scurried down to where he was..about 40 yards out he does the same thing..what the heck? I raise my .308 and put crosshairs between shoulder again..CLICK.magazine was empty..I had forgotten to load my ammo..I thought I had earlier..but I didn't..I had a full box of core lokt in my blind..I literally walked backwards..keeping an eye on him as he struggled to get up..then he did..he is hurt bad..but takes off toward fence line..well I decided not to push him..he was too good of a deer..so I backed off and after talking it over with friends at camp..decided to wait till morning..fast forward 8hrs..found him just like this video..about 300yards from feeder..picked clean..dammit..


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Re: Buck down!..and eaten alive [Re: mow] #6968619
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Sounds like you need a new group of advisors.....

Re: Buck down!..and eaten alive [Re: Roll-Tide] #6968623
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Originally Posted By: Roll-Tide
Sounds like you need a new group of advisors.....

Because of time I didn't tell the whole story..right decision was made..I trust their opinion..but it was my call..the right one..if you know anything about hunting..you don't push a wounded deer

Re: Buck down!..and eaten alive [Re: mow] #6968628
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How far did he go?

Re: Buck down!..and eaten alive [Re: mow] #6968631
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300 yards..it was nite time..no blood..only under feeder..

Re: Buck down!..and eaten alive [Re: mow] #6968650
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Dang that is frustrating and a good buck too!

Re: Buck down!..and eaten alive [Re: mow] #6968658
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Sorry, but that was a terrible decision to not go look for him an hour or 2 afterwards. You don't push a deer that is questionably hit & runs off. A deer that you have put a couple of good shots into & you know is hit good, you always go look for it after a few hours. Then if you don't find it, you call in trackers. Too bad your lazy-[censored] hunting buddies wouldn't help you go look for him, but the responsibility is all on you.

What you don't do is exactly what you did.

1). After the shot, let him lay there 30/45 minutes or longer, with your rifle ready to shoot again
2). Load more than 2 rounds in your dang rifle
3). Go look for the damned deer
4). Have the phone number to reputable trackers handy, & use it in these circumstances

I would like to know what caliber/load/bullet your using. If it's .223 or other marginal set up, that makes you even more wrong, IMO.

Hunters who did what you did, don't deserve to shoot another deer.

You just wasted a good deer. Be glad your not on my lease, or you'd be hunting a new place immediately.

Re: Buck down!..and eaten alive [Re: maximus_flavius] #6968672
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maximus, I'm following you on here from now on. You may be my new thf favorite.

Re: Buck down!..and eaten alive [Re: maximus_flavius] #6968673
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Originally Posted By: maximus_flavius
Sorry, but that was a terrible decision to not go look for him an hour or 2 afterwards. You don't push a deer that is questionably hit & runs off. A deer that you have put a couple of good shots into & you know is hit good, you always go look for it after a few hours. Then if you don't find it, you call in trackers. Too bad your lazy-[censored] hunting buddies wouldn't help you go look for him, but the responsibility is all on you.

What you don't do is exactly what you did.

1). After the shot, let him lay there 30/45 minutes or longer, with your rifle ready to shoot again
2). Load more than 2 rounds in your dang rifle
3). Go look for the damned deer
4). Have the phone number to reputable trackers handy, & use it in these circumstances

I would like to know what caliber/load/bullet your using. If it's .223 or other marginal set up, that makes you even more wrong, IMO.

Hunters who did what you did, don't deserve to shoot another deer.

You just wasted a good deer. Be glad your not on my lease, or you'd be hunting a new place immediately.



Geeze. He made a mistake. He may not realize he did it wrong, but take it as a chance to teach him. If most of his learning is from hunting shows, those idiots always wait til the next day.


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Re: Buck down!..and eaten alive [Re: mow] #6968770
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Sucks but glad you found him. How was the blood trail? 300 yards is too far for a shot or two in the vitals with a 308. I use 30.06 and never had anything go further than 50 yards. Over 50 deer/pigs. Even 243 on a big pig maybe 100 yards.

Re: Buck down!..and eaten alive [Re: maximus_flavius] #6968797
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Originally Posted By: maximus_flavius
Sorry, but that was a terrible decision to not go look for him an hour or 2 afterwards. You don't push a deer that is questionably hit & runs off. A deer that you have put a couple of good shots into & you know is hit good, you always go look for it after a few hours. Then if you don't find it, you call in trackers. Too bad your lazy-[censored] hunting buddies wouldn't help you go look for him, but the responsibility is all on you.

What you don't do is exactly what you did.

1). After the shot, let him lay there 30/45 minutes or longer, with your rifle ready to shoot again
2). Load more than 2 rounds in your dang rifle
3). Go look for the damned deer
4). Have the phone number to reputable trackers handy, & use it in these circumstances

I would like to know what caliber/load/bullet your using. If it's .223 or other marginal set up, that makes you even more wrong, IMO.

Hunters who did what you did, don't deserve to shoot another deer
You just wasted a good deer. Be glad your not on my lease, or you'd be hunting a new place immediately.



Dayum lighten up Butt Head hammer Yes he made two mistakes, one not having a full clip of bullets and two waiting until the next morning after putting two good placement shots in the deers shoulder.
If you would have read his post in its entirety you would have read he used a 308.

With your wonderful disposition, I would not hunt on the same dirt with you even if it was free!


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Re: Buck down!..and eaten alive [Re: mow] #6968800
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I agree a lot with what Maximus says but not with tone used. In Texas with so many coyotes and predators present I'd never wait until the next morning to extensively search for a mortally wounded deer. Guessing you know that now and not our place to beat you down about it.

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Re: Buck down!..and eaten alive [Re: mow] #6968817
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I'm with DQ, but you say you made the right decision. You have to open up a bit and see this was the wrong outcome.

Not beating you down over it. I make mistakes everyday and try to learn from them.

But things won't improve if you still think this was the right decision for a deer hit twice with a 308, enough to knock him down for 10 minutes.

If it layed there dead for 7 hours, the meat may be questionable, for future reference.

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where was the first bullet placed?
308 Corelokt should have definitely anchored him place...


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Re: Buck down!..and eaten alive [Re: bp3] #6968832
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Agree with Stub


Me too!

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Dayum lighten up Butt Head hammer Yes he made two mistakes, one not having a full clip of bullets and two waiting until the next morning after putting two good placement shots in the deers shoulder.
If you would have read his post in its entirety you would have read he used a 308.

With your wonderful disposition, I would not hunt on the same dirt with you even if it was free!


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Re: Buck down!..and eaten alive [Re: Stub] #6968836
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Originally Posted By: Stub
With your wonderful disposition, I would not hunt on the same dirt with you even if it was free!


Awesome. That makes 2 people in this thread that'll never set foot on my place.

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I can't imagine myself or 1 of my hunters coming back to camp with that story & everyone not offering to help immediately. After waiting an hour or 2, we would spend all night looking, & call in trackers also.

The OP's episode was nothing but lazy hunters who don't care about taking game ethically.

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Four and counting


Your already on the list. I wouldn't piss on you, if you were on fire.

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I think someone needs to lighten up. People make mistakes. It happens.

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Originally Posted By: maximus_flavius
I can't imagine myself or 1 of my hunters coming back to camp with that story & everyone not offering to help immediately. After waiting an hour or 2, we would spend all night looking, & call in trackers also.

The OP's episode was nothing but lazy hunters who don't care about taking game ethically.

Could be too many hunting shows in the Midwest where deer are arrowed and not recovered until next day. They often don't explain their rationale fully or fact that night temps are in 20s and predator population low.

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