Bad hit on a buck - Need opinions

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Re: Bad hit on a buck - Need opinions

Unread postby SamPotter » Mon Nov 03, 2014 11:09 pm

Sounds like the deer is dead and I'd go with the dog like others have suggested.

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Re: Bad hit on a buck - Need opinions

Unread postby Kraftd » Tue Nov 04, 2014 12:28 am

Agree, he's dead. As for tallow meaning brisket, I skinned and boned a mature one yesterday and there was a solid half inch of fat where you think you hit. They haven't burned off there fat rutting hard yet.

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Re: Bad hit on a buck - Need opinions

Unread postby mtmaggard » Tue Nov 04, 2014 1:54 am

I've made several calls for dogs and can't find a person that will come to southern indiana. Heading in solo now. Hoping for some luck.

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Re: Bad hit on a buck - Need opinions

Unread postby Zap » Tue Nov 04, 2014 1:55 am

I hope that it works out....
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Re: Bad hit on a buck - Need opinions

Unread postby Redman232 » Tue Nov 04, 2014 2:13 am

It's worth it to take any dog, I never seen a dog that doesn't like to roll around on a dead carcass, except for maybe one of those little frilly foo foo dogs.
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Re: Bad hit on a buck - Need opinions

Unread postby mtmaggard » Tue Nov 04, 2014 5:25 am

GPS shows in 1/4th mile from where he was shot. I have found one spot where it was a spot of blood a little bigger than a softball and then two more avout 10 yards apart the size of a baseball. Hope it continues like this.

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Re: Bad hit on a buck - Need opinions

Unread postby Zap » Tue Nov 04, 2014 5:30 am

Good, that's the way it gets done..... 8-)

Hope that it works out. I love tracking, it brings out my primal instincts...Hoooyaaa.
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Re: Bad hit on a buck - Need opinions

Unread postby oneflag » Tue Nov 04, 2014 6:16 am

Redman232 wrote:It's worth it to take any dog, I never seen a dog that doesn't like to roll around on a dead carcass, except for maybe one of those little frilly foo foo dogs.


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Re: Bad hit on a buck - Need opinions

Unread postby Beartown18 » Tue Nov 04, 2014 8:05 am

Redman232 wrote:It's worth it to take any dog, I never seen a dog that doesn't like to roll around on a dead carcass, except for maybe one of those little frilly foo foo dogs.

x2 I shot a doe behind my house a few years ago, I gave it over night and went to look for it the next day, my black lab followed me since I wasn't hunting I let him tag along. Good choice because I looked for hours not paying attention to him and not finding any blood until I noticed him sniffing at a pretty good trot. I followed him right to it. He even started barking at her when he got close. I have never had him around deer other than when I am skinning so it really surprised me.
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Re: Bad hit on a buck - Need opinions

Unread postby mtmaggard » Tue Nov 04, 2014 10:40 am

After u found a few good spots of blood it went back to drops. Got worse and worse and I eventually lost the trail after 4 hours. Bummed.

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Re: Bad hit on a buck - Need opinions

Unread postby Motivated » Tue Nov 04, 2014 11:35 am

Sorry man. I was crossing my fingers for you. Great effort. You may come across the skull one day though. Good motivation to train a shed dog.

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