purebowhunting wrote: <DK> wrote:
Trout wrote:I'm curious. If the average recovered deer for him was 456yds, what was the max?
Exactly my thoughts when I read this. 450 being the avg was very shocking. Im guessing the longest distances were bc of bumping the deer too many times.
I don't find this statistic that surprising. They're not calling a dog in on good shots, that takes pretty much all your 100 yard and under tracks away. Shots people think are good and are not they track early and push them, a square 40 acres is 400 yards one bump puts them there. Kind of surprised its not longer, guessing if they included the distance of track they take and don't recover, record the distance when the track was given up on this number would be much higher.
I agree w you to an extent but I believe that is the second stat I underlined - avg advancement was 250, avg recovery from shot is 450? Am I reading that right? Out of 100 deer w that high of average there was def some higher numbers in there. I am sure most of them were bumped like you said bc I see most deer go bed up quickly. 250 yards w a bad blood trail is a really tough go.
The main thing I take away from it is that bad shots can kill them more than we think they do. They are very tough animals, im guilt of telling people that to help get confidence back up and its very true. TC pics show they can survive, no doubt. Iv also been told that. However I think if you're hardcore bow hunter (younger one at that) its probably best thing you could have in your . It is very, very easy to give up on a track, especially at a younger age w in-exp. Its even easier for friends or helpers to give up bc they aren't as invested.
In my 9 years of chasing them, looking back now I wished I did have some backup waiting at home. Extra confidence. Just my .02 but iv had a ton of bad luck