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Liver shot?****Pictures added of a dandy buck.****

Unread postby JROD157 » Mon Oct 27, 2014 5:30 am

This morning i arrowed a P&Y buck. I am certain it was a liver shot. I recorded everything i witnessed after the shot.

I heard a "thoomp" not a thwack
He jumped like a mule kick but his legs stayed tucked under.
He ran 40yds and stopped and that was the last spot i saw him.
My arrow is covered in dark red blood and there was immediate good blood.
One of my fletchings was torn (chipped off) which tells me i hit a rib on the pass through.
after waiting 3hours on stand i dropped into a creek and snuck off my property without tracking or disturbing anything.
I am thinking i will give him 8 hours. I have access to a tracking dog. Should i use it?
What are your guys thoughts? Comments, advice?

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Re: Liver shot?

Unread postby Bucky » Mon Oct 27, 2014 5:33 am

He is dead... give em minimum 4hrs

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Re: Liver shot?

Unread postby Dewey » Mon Oct 27, 2014 5:44 am

Sounds like liver too me. Should be dead.
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Unread postby PK_ » Mon Oct 27, 2014 5:48 am

He will be laying right close to where you last saw him. Looking forward to pics soon.

Great choice on backing right out.
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Unread postby PLB » Mon Oct 27, 2014 5:55 am

Won't need a dog. He will be dead in first bed. You did everything right!

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Re: Liver shot?

Unread postby Terry » Mon Oct 27, 2014 5:59 am

This is a great example of someone doing everything right after a less than ideal shot. I expect we will be looking at pics soon.

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Unread postby xpauliber » Mon Oct 27, 2014 6:23 am

I agree with all the previous posters. Looking forward to seeing pics soon!

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Unread postby ozzz » Mon Oct 27, 2014 12:41 pm

Look forward to seeing your buck.

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Unread postby Ghost Hunter » Mon Oct 27, 2014 12:57 pm

He want be far. Look forward to pics.
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Re: Liver shot?

Unread postby JROD157 » Mon Oct 27, 2014 4:32 pm

He was bedded and dead in the last spot I saw him. He went 40yds and laid down.

Lessons learned:
A heart shot deer does not always mule kick, die on the run or fall (it bedded down), even provide you the nice thwack sound we are all looking for. Heart blood coating an arrow with a fat buck can sometimes have fat deposits on the arrow.
And lastly, when you put in the time and have confidence in your skills don't second guess yourself because it didn't happen the way it did all the other times.
The cautious approach was reassuring for all the details I witnessed but wasn't necessary. If i had to do it all over, i would still handle it the same way minus second guessing my skills.
Turns out my "liver shot" got all the goodies and this buck responded like no heart hit deer i have ever shot.
Can't thank you guys enough for the positive feedback after the shot.
Now tell me how to post a pic so i can show him to you.



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Unread postby Stanley » Mon Oct 27, 2014 4:41 pm

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Unread postby Stanley » Mon Oct 27, 2014 4:43 pm

If you need more help I will post the pics for you just send them to me. PM for assistance.
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Re: Liver shot?

Unread postby dan » Mon Oct 27, 2014 9:55 pm

I shot a big buck thru the heart a couple years ago and he ran back to the bed he had come from and laid back down before dying... It was a surprise to me too.
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Re: Liver shot?

Unread postby Stanley » Tue Oct 28, 2014 7:03 am

Posted the pictures for you. Great buck by the way. You played it perfectly.
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Re: Liver shot?****Pictures added of a dandy buck.****

Unread postby Jackson Marsh » Tue Oct 28, 2014 7:07 am

Great buck Jrod!! Well done :clap:

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