texashuntingforum.com logo
Main Menu
Advertisement
Affiliates
Advertisement
Newest Members
Mow81, WYOboy, RODS68CHEVY, Josephd19, mikelhult
70386 Registered Users
Top Posters(All Time)
dogcatcher 110,613
bill oxner 91,416
SnakeWrangler 63,899
stxranchman 59,968
Gravytrain 46,950
RKHarm24 44,585
rifleman 44,461
BMD 41,241
Forum Statistics
Forums46
Topics612,832
Posts11,367,464
Members85,386
Most Online19,184
Feb 5th, 2020
Print Thread
Shot at dusk #7852990 05/27/20 08:57 PM
Joined: Jul 2019
Posts: 11,072
H
Hudbone Offline OP
THF Celebrity
OP Offline
THF Celebrity
H
Joined: Jul 2019
Posts: 11,072
She knew she hit it, but we did not find it until early the next morning.
[Linked Image]

Re: Shot at dusk [Re: Hudbone] #7853039 05/27/20 09:58 PM
Joined: Sep 2012
Posts: 149
R
Ratherbefishing Offline
Woodsman
Offline
Woodsman
R
Joined: Sep 2012
Posts: 149
Looks like ground shrinkage! But did not affect the rack.

Re: Shot at dusk [Re: Hudbone] #7853056 05/27/20 10:19 PM
Joined: Jun 2015
Posts: 10,835
R
rickym Online Content
THF Celebrity
Online Content
THF Celebrity
R
Joined: Jun 2015
Posts: 10,835
Looks like you found it many years later, I’m surprised there’s anything left.



Re: Shot at dusk [Re: Hudbone] #7853061 05/27/20 10:24 PM
Joined: Feb 2011
Posts: 2,106
B
Birdboy Online Content
Veteran Tracker
Online Content
Veteran Tracker
B
Joined: Feb 2011
Posts: 2,106
?

Re: Shot at dusk [Re: Hudbone] #7853066 05/27/20 10:28 PM
Joined: Jul 2011
Posts: 9,156
O
Old Rabbit Offline
THF Trophy Hunter
Offline
THF Trophy Hunter
O
Joined: Jul 2011
Posts: 9,156
Needless to say, y'all have plenty of coyotes and or hogs. Wide one, glad you at least found it.

Re: Shot at dusk [Re: Old Rabbit] #7853083 05/27/20 10:41 PM
Joined: Apr 2005
Posts: 39,927
S
Stub Offline
THF Celebrity
Offline
THF Celebrity
S
Joined: Apr 2005
Posts: 39,927
Originally Posted by Old Rabbit
Needless to say, y'all have plenty of coyotes and or hogs. Wide one, glad you at least found it.


Yep first thing I thought of was Yotes beat them to it. Nice wide rack did you measure it?


texas flag








Re: Shot at dusk [Re: Hudbone] #7853100 05/27/20 10:58 PM
Joined: Oct 2012
Posts: 22,259
Creekrunner Online Content
THF Celebrity
Online Content
THF Celebrity
Joined: Oct 2012
Posts: 22,259
That's one odd picture, but reinforces why I hate shooting deer at dusk.


...and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth. Gen. 1:28
Re: Shot at dusk [Re: Hudbone] #7853104 05/27/20 11:01 PM
Joined: Nov 2009
Posts: 64,598
N
NORML as can be Online Content
^^Cut the Cord^^
Online Content
^^Cut the Cord^^
N
Joined: Nov 2009
Posts: 64,598
How Wide was it?



(R-TX) .-- " TCNN CURL CRLB VFF OGI SNDL CGC TLRY "

_=====___=________==-

Re: Shot at dusk [Re: Hudbone] #7853235 05/28/20 01:51 AM
Joined: Jan 2016
Posts: 1,578
H
heredeer Offline
Pro Tracker
Offline
Pro Tracker
H
Joined: Jan 2016
Posts: 1,578
bang

Re: Shot at dusk [Re: Hudbone] #7853423 05/28/20 10:51 AM
Joined: Jul 2019
Posts: 11,072
H
Hudbone Offline OP
THF Celebrity
OP Offline
THF Celebrity
H
Joined: Jul 2019
Posts: 11,072
I concur with Creek here. That buck didn't go far and was easily retrieved in the light. There was very lil' blood until we stumbled on the find which looked like a murder scene.

Width? Don't recall exactly - 23 or so.

Re: Shot at dusk [Re: Hudbone] #7853682 05/28/20 04:01 PM
Joined: Apr 2013
Posts: 5,966
F
freerange Online Content
THF Trophy Hunter
Online Content
THF Trophy Hunter
F
Joined: Apr 2013
Posts: 5,966
its rare we dont recover a deer same day but its happened. iirc once this happened and once it didnt. i see and hear about bowhunters on hunting shows especially leave them overnight regularly. yall got any feel for the frequency this would occur??


At some point in life its time to quit chasing the pot of gold and just enjoy the rainbow. FR
Keep your gratitude higher than your expectations. RWH
Re: Shot at dusk [Re: Hudbone] #7853701 05/28/20 04:30 PM
Joined: Jul 2010
Posts: 6,375
H
HuntnFly67 Online Content
THF Trophy Hunter
Online Content
THF Trophy Hunter
H
Joined: Jul 2010
Posts: 6,375
Man, that sucks. Nice deer.

At least the 'yotes to caped it for you? confused2

Re: Shot at dusk [Re: Hudbone] #7854413 05/29/20 04:18 AM
Joined: Nov 2017
Posts: 880
Q
QMC SW/EXW Online Content
Tracker
Online Content
Tracker
Q
Joined: Nov 2017
Posts: 880
Y'all never heard of a flashlight?


Retired Navy Chief
NJROTC Instructor for Tascosa High School
Re: Shot at dusk [Re: Hudbone] #7854458 05/29/20 09:52 AM
Joined: Jul 2019
Posts: 11,072
H
Hudbone Offline OP
THF Celebrity
OP Offline
THF Celebrity
H
Joined: Jul 2019
Posts: 11,072
Flashlight? We don't care about the sanctity of the mission preferring to glorify the antlers. A somewhat confused hunter and a lack of obvious hit signs led us to do nothing and make a "check" in the AM. We just went in fixed cocktails, set a fire, put our feet up and waited for the cooks to prepare our dinner while we ate Julios & salsa and watched the big screen.

Re: Shot at dusk [Re: Hudbone] #7854584 05/29/20 01:49 PM
Joined: Aug 2016
Posts: 2,037
T
TKandMike Offline
Veteran Tracker
Offline
Veteran Tracker
T
Joined: Aug 2016
Posts: 2,037
I've seen this happen before. It sucks to have that happen to a deer, amazing how efficient some scavenging animals can be.

Re: Shot at dusk [Re: TKandMike] #7854595 05/29/20 02:02 PM
Joined: Feb 2011
Posts: 6,105
L
landsurveyor Offline
THF Trophy Hunter
Offline
THF Trophy Hunter
L
Joined: Feb 2011
Posts: 6,105
Originally Posted by TKandMike
I've seen this happen before. It sucks to have that happen to a deer, amazing how efficient some scavenging animals can be.


"A hungry dog hunts best." Lee Trevino

www.prospectlandsurveying.com
Re: Shot at dusk [Re: Hudbone] #7854616 05/29/20 02:22 PM
Joined: Feb 2010
Posts: 1,103
N
Nightlight Offline
Pro Tracker
Offline
Pro Tracker
N
Joined: Feb 2010
Posts: 1,103
Wide buck! Glad it was recovered. I have observed that predators often pattern feeding areas as does their prey and consequently this is sometimes the result should an animal be left overnight.

Re: Shot at dusk [Re: freerange] #7854623 05/29/20 02:27 PM
Joined: May 2009
Posts: 2,010
S
SingleShot85 Offline
Veteran Tracker
Offline
Veteran Tracker
S
Joined: May 2009
Posts: 2,010
Originally Posted by freerange
its rare we dont recover a deer same day but its happened. iirc once this happened and once it didnt. i see and hear about bowhunters on hunting shows especially leave them overnight regularly. yall got any feel for the frequency this would occur??


depends a lot on location. on my ranch, we dont have yotes in any real number... so my chances of finding one the next day, that hadn't been eat'n would be 90%...... but this is texas and most likely it would be rotten by the next day. (Bracketteville/ Rocksprings area)

On a place I hunt in Zapata Co. finding an uneaten deer left over night would about 30% but again its 90% on not being edible...

if you are worried about the cape you can get those pretty easy...


Last edited by SingleShot85; 05/29/20 02:28 PM.
Re: Shot at dusk [Re: Hudbone] #7854637 05/29/20 02:47 PM
Joined: Oct 2008
Posts: 14,175
6
68rustbucket Online Content
THF Celebrity
Online Content
THF Celebrity
6
Joined: Oct 2008
Posts: 14,175
On a place I hunted in Webb county, a hunter witnessed coyotes taking chunks of the hindquarters of a buck that he shot. He was waiting a little while for dark to get out of the blind. The next morning I was chastised by another hunter for messing up his hunt. My son shot a buck, we got out of the blind and got in truck, went down the hill to retrieve the dead buck. The other hunter said we should have waited til 9 am. I reminded him of what had just happened the evening before. And the coyotes were already howling as soon as my sons buck hit the ground.


Still looking for a S Texas quail lease spot.
Re: Shot at dusk [Re: Hudbone] #7854904 05/29/20 07:11 PM
Joined: Oct 2004
Posts: 38,177
R
redchevy Online Content
THF Celebrity
Online Content
THF Celebrity
R
Joined: Oct 2004
Posts: 38,177
Sad to see. Trailing at night is tuff especially if you weren't the shooter and don't have a good mark on where the deer was when shot.

No way we would find a deer in edible condition over night at our place in south texas. We have had deer that sat on the ground for about an hour have things pick at the eyes and rear while we go get the truck.


It's hell eatin em live
Previous Thread
Index
Next Thread

© 2004-2022 OUTDOOR SITES NETWORK all rights reserved USA and Worldwide
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.3