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harvey lee

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Went out to the stand at 4:30 and at 4:45 a 8 or 10 pter came strolling by. Took a shot and hit a small branch but stuck the arrow in the buck. Shot was a bit high but at a steep angle as the buck was inly 14 yards from me and I was 20ft up in the tree.

Waited 30 minutes and got down to see what I had for blood. 2 yards from where the deer was shot, there was good blood on the ground and the corn leaves as it was traveling between the woods and the corn. Followed that for 40 yards and then through a small swamp with grass about knee high but could still find blood. After aboot 50 yards deer took a left into the thick woulds with the arrow still in the deer.

I backed out to let the deer die and went to the truck and called my son and his buddy to come out and help me find it and drag it out of the woods.

Went back to the last blood at the edge of the woods again and into the woods 30 yards, we found the arrow or what was left of it.

Deer is now bleeding hard so we went another 40-50 yards and back to the corn field only this time, he went into the corn. He had stopped 4-5 times the last 80 yards or so as we could see more blood in some of the spots. Went into the corn and jumped the buck. he crashed about 30 ft or so stumbling in the corn and went down again.

We decided to not push it any longer and wait till morning. Hopefully the yotes do not get it is my only concern as the nightime temps will keep it ok after it is dead.

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It will get down to 46 or so tonight and the deer has to die yet unless it is already but I do not want to push it again. I thought of going at midnight but it will be better with sunlight in the am and way less chance of pushing it.

Yes, I will think about it tonight for sure.

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Good luck Harvey it's plenty cool tonight. I took a nice doe tonight and have her hanging in the pole barn,it's already 45 here. I hope the yotes stay off of him for you.

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The yotes are a concern for me as there are some in the area I was hunting.

I thought of going out about midnight but stayed patient and stayed home.

Going out in about an hour or so after some hot coffee.

Didn't get overly cold last night, bout 49 right now but that should be cool enough. Have to find it in good shape first.

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nice job on the recovery. Can't wait to see some pics. It is going to be an odd year for bow hunting this year. I expect much of the crop cover to be gone much earlier than normal. Some have already started combining.

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Found it after 2 hours of tracking the last 45 yards as there was next to no blood in knee high grass and weeds.

Meat was cool so now it is time to start cutting and get it in a cooler.

Thought it was an 10 but an 8.

Pics later.

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Talk about anticipation with an internet post!?! smile

Great to hear about a positive outcome! Congrats Harvey! Great job on the patience aspect!

Can't wait to see the pics.

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Here is the wierd part of this whole thing.

When the deer was hit and ran off, I thought I hit it high as the tip of the arrow was up in the air a bit. Thought I hit a branch. The deer was 14 yards away and I was approx 20ft upthe tree so that would explain the sharp angle the arrow was in the deer.

After looking at the buck after I found it, I hit the shoulder almost lower mid shoulder and it came out the brisket area between the front legs.

When I gutted it, there was 1 lung that was hit hard. The heart I did not look at that closely but just looking at it, it did not appear to be badly hit.

After I had shot and the deer ran away, twice I heard the deer cough like it had blood in it's lung.

So, I punched it right through the front shoulder and the arrow went through the lung heart area taking out 1 lung totally and yet this buck made it I am sure over 300 yards. Now thats one darn tough buck.

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A deer can go a long way on one lung as you just proved. I know you like to get high in your tree to avoid their nose, but this is what happens when the shot angle is steep.

Not dissing on you one bit Harvey cause it sounds like you made a great shot, just want to make everyone aware of the consequences of a steep shot angle.

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Not a huge 8 but good enough for a 20 minute sit. Was going to take a pic in the woods yesterday when I had help with but of course we never found it.

Pic on the garage floor. I have a photo of the same buc and a much better one on my trail camera and I will have to load that one.

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Nice! Good job Harvey! Tracking is like a mini adventure for sure! Sure makes the hunting season when it all comes together like it did!

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