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sleepless night

Post by michhunter » Fri Oct 15, 2010 9:52 pm

went out hunting tonight was awsom. light wind just perfect. Got in the stand about 5:00. just got the exomax ready to go wasnt 15 min had a lone doe come in watched her for atleast hour eating the acorns . She gave me more shots than can count never had a clue i was there. She finally moved on. About 30 min later cought some movement out in front of me a really nice buck my heart started racing finally a chance to get first buck with crossbow. the buck was taking his sweet time eating acorns he started to work his way in the other direction i pulled out my doe bleet and gave a couple grunts bow did he snapp his head up looked my way. He turned and putt his nose to the air after a min he started my way the buck would take 5 or 6 steps check the iar and kept comming my way he made it in to 25 yards i put the cross hairs on him right behind the shouler touched it off . I heard a thud the buck ran about 20 yards started to walk . my first thoughts was how did i miss?? i watched the buck as he was walking his tail was twitching like crazy i waited obout 15 min got down to see if i cuold find arrow . i found it right were i shot at him all vanes covered in blood. i gave him a hour half went out started tracking him found blood nothing spaying but not hard to find tracked him to a SWAMP thats were i stopped. with the blood not spraying out of him didnt want to push him at all now have to wait till morning and go back out and god i hope i find him. very sick feeling all kinds of things going through my head. well time will tell.

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Re: sleepless night

Post by bigbuckonly1 » Fri Oct 15, 2010 10:01 pm

Just take your time & go slow in the morning you will find him, I have had to get down on the ground before & crawl to find blood, sometimes its just very small specs, just take your time.
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Re: sleepless night

Post by michhunter » Fri Oct 15, 2010 10:09 pm

thats why i backed out wait for daylight and didnt want to push him . the swamp he went in is very thick hopefully he went there and laid down

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Re: sleepless night

Post by CDN Taxman » Fri Oct 15, 2010 10:18 pm

I'm thinking you'll find him easily!

I was out tonight in Southwestern Ontario and it was as windy as hell! Man what a ride!

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Re: sleepless night

Post by gerald strine » Fri Oct 15, 2010 10:52 pm

I shot a deer that did the tail twitching thing last year with a rifle I shot he ran 30 yards stopped twitched his tail for almost a minute walked 40 more yards and fell over dead I was debating weather to shoot again but all I had a shot at was the caboose and I did not want to ruin the stakes.
I think you will get the deer the best thing to do was wait when in doubt it is never easy though.
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Re: sleepless night

Post by sumner4991 » Fri Oct 15, 2010 11:00 pm

Good luck tracking him down. Let us know.
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Re: sleepless night

Post by Doe Master » Fri Oct 15, 2010 11:06 pm

:) If you had blood and did not push him . You should find him . :)
If he died within a half hour then he will not be any less dead tomorrow morning . :D
Waiting until daylight normally is the wisest approach .
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Re: sleepless night

Post by R.J. » Fri Oct 15, 2010 11:29 pm

Good luck .... looking forward to the good news !
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Re: sleepless night

Post by lscha » Sat Oct 16, 2010 8:32 am

Good luck, Michhunter. Sounds like you made a good shot and it was nice and cold last night.
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Re: sleepless night

Post by wabi » Sat Oct 16, 2010 8:41 am

Hope you find him!

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Re: sleepless night

Post by DanO » Sat Oct 16, 2010 10:18 am

I'm sure you'll find him. Sounds like a good hit. Try to sleep!!!!

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Re: sleepless night

Post by vixenmaster » Sat Oct 16, 2010 12:30 pm

Hope you recover yer deer
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Re: sleepless night

Post by agingcrossbower » Sat Oct 16, 2010 2:45 pm

Take it slow and easy. You'll find it. :)

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Re: sleepless night

Post by Michael Stogre » Sat Oct 16, 2010 4:15 pm

Courage & perseverence & by the way what colour was the blood? Should give you some clues as to how long to wait.

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Re: sleepless night

Post by Riflemanz » Sun Oct 17, 2010 7:52 am

Did you find him?
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