Guests - If You want access to member only forums on FM. You will gain access only when you Sign-in or Sign-Up on Fishing Minnesota.

It's easy - LOOK UPPER right menu.

  • Announcements

    • Rick

      Members Only Fluid Forum View   08/08/2017

      Fluid forum view allows members only to get right to the meat of this community; the topics. You can toggle between your preferred forum view just below to the left on the main forum entrance. You will see three icons. Try them out and see what you prefer.   Fluid view allows you, if you are a signed up member, to see the newest topic posts in either all forums (select none or all) or in just your favorite forums (select the ones you want to see when you come to Fishing Minnesota). It keeps and in real time with respect to Topic posts and lets YOU SELECT YOUR FAVORITE FORUMS. It can make things fun and easy. This is especially true for less experienced visitors raised on social media. If you, as a members want more specific topics, you can even select a single forum to view. Let us take a look at fluid view in action. We will then break it down and explain how it works in more detail.   The video shows the topic list and the forum filter box. As you can see, it is easy to change the topic list by changing the selected forums. This view replaces the traditional list of categories and forums.   Of course, members only can change the view to better suit your way of browsing.   You will notice a “grid” option. We have moved the grid forum theme setting into the main forum settings. This makes it an option for members only to choose. This screenshot also shows the removal of the forum breadcrumb in fluid view mode. Fluid view remembers your last forum selection so you don’t lose your place when you go back to the listing. The benefit of this feature is easy to see. It removes a potential barrier of entry for members only. It puts the spotlight on topics themselves, and not the hierarchical forum structure. You as a member will enjoy viewing many forums at once and switching between them without leaving the page. We hope that fluid view, the new functionality is an asset that you enjoy .
Sign in to follow this  
deadminnowcatcher

wounded dear question

Recommended Posts

deadminnowcatcher    0
deadminnowcatcher

my nephew hit a buck tonight and his dad video taped it. It was a broadside shot and the arrow was low and back. the arrow had guts on it. The dear went about 10 yards and stopped. It was standidng with its back hunched up. It then slowly ran with its back hunched. Is this something we should wait till morning to look for???? They did not look for bloood and just quietly got out of woods. What has been your experince with these kinds of hits??? do they leave a blood trail???

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
gurkster    0
gurkster

I would wait until morning. Hopefully you marked the last location that you saw him. The hope is that if he is not pushed, that he will bed down and bleed out. If gut shot and pushed he could run quite a ways. With the cool weather the deer should still be fine overnight as well. Good luck and take your time tracking it. One thing that I do is use toilet paper to mark the blood trail. At this time of year it is easy to see and looking back will help determine its course, and if you forget to pick some of it up later it is bio-degradable. Good luck on the search, and post when you find him. Also, if you haven't watch your video as that may give signs as to just how bad he is hit and possibly his course of direction depending on what was filmed.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
gurkster    0
gurkster

I should also add to look up ahead as you track in case you jump him, and it can also help you determine his possible course of travel. If he feels safe he will follow the terrain in a manner much like you might. The easiest path from A to B. Check the thick stuff where he may bed down. When tracking the more the merrier!!! Again, good luck.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
deadminnowcatcher    0
deadminnowcatcher

They decided to wait till morning. there will be 4 of them tracking. they would have more if it were not pheasant opener. I will post what they find.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
fishermn    0
fishermn

Good luck! In my experience, they will usually bed down within 100 yards as long as you dont do something to push them further. As mentioned by others waiting overnight in this situation is definitely the best bet. You will probably find him not too far from where he was last seen.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
tunrevir    86
tunrevir

Any luck with finding him? Had a doe that was feeding along last night and just about the time I let fly she stepped forewards and I got a smelly arrow. She went about 40 yards and bedded. I jumped her up an hour later and almost got a second arrow into her but she ran off and stopped about 60 yards away. At that point I backed off and decided to wait till this morning to find her. She went about another 60 yards and keeled over. Best to back off with a paunch hit and wait till morning. I was lucky that she didn't run further last night. The rain made for some real interesting tracking this morning. She is now cooling her heels in the garage. Good luck, I hope you find it. Water seems to draw those gut shot deer if there is any nearby, check it out.

Tunrevir~

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
harvey lee    13
harvey lee

I will agree with the water.I have seem numerous gut shot deer head for a water source.I would without a doubt leave it until morning as you will only push it further.

I have tried to find them a few hours later only because I cannot let it lay until morning due to many coyotes.

If possible I would wait at least 5 -7 hours.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
deadminnowcatcher    0
deadminnowcatcher

we were unable to find the deer. we waited till morning and found a very light blood trail it crossed a river and we found a spot of blood where it went up the bank on the other side. This area is full of thickets. could not find any other blood. I checked the rive in both directions and nothing. also searched around in thickets and nothing. I would bet it was in the thickets somewhere but we could not locate it

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
Sign in to follow this  



  • Posts

    • Daniel Anderson
      Went and tried a new spot... 3 snacky cats. One of them took my rod straight into the river and I had to dive in after it. Good times.
    • mrpike1973
      I use the Daiwa ct r also have 2 of them best out there in my opinion.
    • FishinCT
      Pretty good for me from Monday through Wednesday. Found them from 14-24ft depending on the spot but most fish came from under 20ft. Trust the electronics and motor around til you find a good school. They are hitting pretty well when you find them
    • delcecchi
      A variety.   Abu 5500c3, abu 5600 mag, revo sx, several others.
    • delcecchi
      Best wishes for a happy retirement Ace.   I could never have done the guide thing even if I were a good enough fisherman.   It takes a special type of person to deal with all the different people... Congratulations on a job well done. 
    • Cliff Wagenbach
      Terry, Sorry to hear that you have to retire after all of these years! I suppose It will be my turn to join you and Tommy before to many years also. See you on the water!! Cliff
    • TomWehler
      Congratulations on job well done sir. Your deserve time for yerself with Sandra an the whole younger crew. You have always been nice to me an a big help when I first seriously did the Muskie fish guide deal back summer 1996. We have had some fun times laughing online an in each other's boat over the years. Even boated a fish or three an coined a few major phrases still used in today's ever so silly online Muskie fish market.  Good stuff that I think only you n I could muster up and never take any of it seriously. Truely makes me smile clear to my middle all the junk we talked about an did. You are a good man Terry and welcome in my boat any time. Anytime. Ya done good and will not soon be forgotten. Thanks for being my friend on or off the water. The name fits as you really have been "The Ace"on our sweet Vermilion.   Still no fish round my docks but Bonnie, Polar Bear Boy an myself always have enjoyed your company. Yer the best in many ways my friend.  Thanks. Keep on Rocken!   Tommy.       PS.    I will continue to keep the Zombie Horde in check.    ; )
    • chaffmj
      I hope you enjoy your retirement!
    • seifjr
      Keep the reports coming Curt, much appreciated.  Unfortunately, I'm not able to get back up there until September 22-25th., so it going to be tough keeping my mind on work and not LOW.  Are you just moving around in the basin until you mark a school of fish, and then jigging them?  I see all of your waypoints on the screen you showed, so those must be spots that have held fish at one time.
    • guideman
      Hey everybody, I have my last two guide trips on the 22nd and 23rd of August. A bad back and old age have taken their toll and I will retire from a job I have loved to do for the last 27 years.  I still enjoy it but unfortunately my body just can't take the pounding anymore. I'll still be out there fishing but no longer on a daily basis. I will miss all the regular clients I have had over the years and all the new people I have met that I can call my friends. Thanks to all of you that have shared the boat with me over the years, I hope you all had a good time. "Ace"   "It's just fishing man"