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Shot a 8pointer tonight, 27 yard p [no swearing please] through,arrow 2 inches in a tree 3 yards behind! The buck never flinched! Just walked away slowly, tail down. Waited 1 1/2 hours and got 2 others in the club and searched for 2 hours,w/ a spotlight and heat sensors, and turned up zip!! The arrow has blood to the knock, light pink in color. The shot was 3" behind shoulder and 2" above brisket level. Is it possible no vitals hit?
 

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We never found it! Going back in the morning.
 

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I marked in yellow a space that the arrow can p [no swearing please] through and the deer can still live. The deer would have to be broadside from you. It happen to me earlyer this season.


 

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2 drops on the ground, but the arrow had blood to the nock,a lot fo white hair in with the brown. It was dead broadside.
 

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Regardless of the hit, you have to give a good recovery effort.
A lot of factors can cause a minimal blood trail. A GPS will help you from stomping around blind and missing spots. Grid out the from the last blood drop, and cover out to whatever you gut feeling tells you.
I helped find a buck with a friend that had backtracked on us after the last blood. He made a perfect triangle of about 100 yds. from the hit, to last blood, to where he died. It was in thick laurels, which made searching really difficult.
The GPS is the best hunters aid in the last 15 years.
 

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any hair on the ground where you shot - confirm you hithim where you think you hit him.
retrace today the entire event, and start looking at the point of impact. Daylight searching is just that much better than night. He have made one turn and you can spend 2 hours in the totally wrong direction.

my freind killed a buck that had been shot the year before - complete p [no swearing please] through, and only was living off 1 lung -

Its also possible to put an arrow through high that just misses everyhing - and the deer lives.

Good luck - bet you find him today!
 

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shot was 3" behind shoulder and 2" above brisket level. Is it possible no vitals hit?
If you were on the ground you should have hit both lungs. In a tree you probably misses both, possibly clipped one depending on the angle.

In any case, keep looking. Take the dog for a walk.
 

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I was 20 feet up and the arrow stuck in the tree about 6" off the ground.
 

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Then my guess is brisket. He'll probably be ok but you should still go out and look this morning.

Remember, aim higher when in a treestand. Shoot for the exit hole.
 

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Remember, aim higher when in a treestand. Shoot for the exit hole
Aim Higher? I always aim lower.Why would you aim higher?
 

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Aim Higher? I always aim lower.Why would you aim higher?
I should have said your entry point on the deer should be higher. High on the vitals because of the angle. Hit high lung on entry side, mid-low lung on exit hole
 

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I should have said your entry point on the deer should be higher. High on the vitals because of the angle. Hit high lung on entry side, mid-low lung on exit hole
Oh ok,got ya...thanks
 

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Went back with 6 club members and grid searched the whole 50 acre block of woods,zip. Farmer was cutting the corn 200 yards away, am hoping not to hear anything from him !!
 
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