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Got lucky #8970002 12/08/23 09:00 PM
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Everyone needs a little luck now and again. Couldn't take it and decided to draw on a good doe. She was close. Like 8 yards close.
My freezer is full. I've given away one so far. Shouldn't shootbany because they are all donations at this point.
But they came in late. They tempted me. And she stopped at 8 yards quartering away at 8 yards . . .
That's where it all went wrong.
A loud noise, an odd flying arrow and a bleeding doe.
She jumped and ran a few steps then, just tentatively walked off. I could see her leaking and watched her close as she paused in a thick spot about 40 yards north of me.
I watched her stand there a minute orbtwo. Then lay down. Now was the waiting game.
Went to close the window on the Krivoman and it wouldn't shut right then found out the loud noise was . . .

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Re: Got lucky [Re: passthru] #8970047 12/08/23 10:40 PM
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glad you got her...I've hit a window before it sucks


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Re: Got lucky [Re: passthru] #8970052 12/08/23 11:04 PM
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Back of one lung, liver and a lit gut but given the situation not a bad deal. I watched her bed down 40 yards out in the brush. I stoll waited an hour.


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Re: Got lucky [Re: passthru] #8970057 12/08/23 11:08 PM
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Another big girl kept tempting me. But I didn't want two blood trails to work.

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Re: Got lucky [Re: passthru] #8970060 12/08/23 11:10 PM
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Finally, after an hour, I got out and inspected the arrow.
I knee then she was dead and I was right not to get out too soon. Definitely liver blood.

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Re: Got lucky [Re: passthru] #8970061 12/08/23 11:11 PM
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But she was right where I saw her last. Hopefully tomorrow the big gal will show back up.

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Re: Got lucky [Re: passthru] #8970069 12/08/23 11:31 PM
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Hunt out of a blind long enough it will happen, good reminder to check for clearance. I have done the same in a blind but it led to a miss.

Congrats on the doe glad ti still made a good lethal hit.


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Re: Got lucky [Re: passthru] #8970109 12/09/23 01:20 AM
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Nice. Shooting Ace standards?


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Did she die in just an hour, or how long?


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Originally Posted by Bryan C. Heimann
Nice. Shooting Ace standards?

No, they are carbons and it's a 1.5" wide carbon express piledriiver. No longer available but I have a few left.


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Originally Posted by freerange
Did she die in just an hour, or how long?

I a dually watched her go down in less than two minutes. But I had other deer around and it's always good advice to sit tight and give a questionable shot animal time.


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Re: Got lucky [Re: passthru] #8970566 12/10/23 02:46 AM
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Must be a great head to do all that and still kill deer from a trad bow. Sounds pretty nerve racking. But, meat in the freezer, i would be happy.


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This morning I had a lot of action.


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