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Robhuntandfish

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  So on 11/13 I shot a buck with the crossbow.  Never found it after searching for 2.5 hrs in the dark before a freak thunderstorm.  Then another 2.5 hrs in the morn in a now flooded swamp.  

After the shot found several places of good blood (wish I had pics of but thought we were going to find it) 

Found the xbow bolt broken and without a broad head about 40 yards from the shot.  

Deer was quartering away with the right side side facing me.  

Below are pics of the deer I got on cam as I went down the trail a bit after I shot it and into the woods.  Can see a clear wound on the opposite, left side, that looks like the bolt came just to the skin edge forward of the shoulder. Have a pic and a video.  

I thought it was a 6 or a small 8.  

Recently I got a pic of a deer with what looks like a wound/shot over the high right side before the shoulder. 

Is this the same deer maybe?  Probably no definites here but would be nice to know the deer made it.  

I was 17ft up in a tree so the angle of the wound on the right and the pics of it that night with a wound on the left sure looks like they match up to me.  If so wow that is a just miss there on lungs.  

What say you.....

(Pics coming....) 

"it's pointless for humans to paint scenes of nature when they can go outside and stand in it"- Ron Swanson

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10 minutes ago, mowin said:

The broken bolt could mean two totally different hits. 

One, the shoulder blade sheared, broke it. Good penetration 

Or, trees or other obstacles broke it as the deer was running through the brush, bad penetration. 

This spot was mostly all high grass like in the pic.    He didn't hit the heavy brush yet where I found the bolt. I know it went all the way thru as there was a wound on opposite side in the trail cam pic. 

It wasn't a pass thru but I think it just barely penetrated the opposite side and he broke the end with the right shoulder blade. 

If this is the same deer they sure are tough.  I know it's a high hit but a full penetration and still live is something.

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"it's pointless for humans to paint scenes of nature when they can go outside and stand in it"- Ron Swanson

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Just now, mowin said:

Upper shoulder but forward. 

Yup and came out forward of the offside shoulder.    

I thought I aimed back a bit farther to make up for the angle but must've caught him more forward than I thought. 

"it's pointless for humans to paint scenes of nature when they can go outside and stand in it"- Ron Swanson

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When I shot at this buck I was still shaking from having that monster 8 at 43 yards and couldn't get a shot.  Think he shook me up a bit.  

Or the sun was in my shade.....

Or I sprained my ankle......

Or I didn't account for the rotation of the earth.....

You know something like that. Lol

I was def a mess after that 1st buck came thru.  Prob should've held off but thought I had it .  

"it's pointless for humans to paint scenes of nature when they can go outside and stand in it"- Ron Swanson

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19 minutes ago, Stubborn1vt said:

Sure looks like the same deer to me as far as size/rack and the entry and exit wounds would line up.  Very possible.

I totally agree and also think it most likely is the same deer. That wound is in that "i can't believe it didn't kill it area". Inch higher and it drops right there and needs a finishing shot. An inch lower and it goes about 50 yards and piles up. If it was easy it would be no fun.

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