..... When my 12 y.o. niece shot an older and larger deer at the same spot at about the same range with her 7-08 A-bolt II (140gr @ 2800) this fall, "poop" sprayed out his behind, he mule kicked, hunched up and ran 10 yards to the creek and piled up..... shot through the heart, bullet went in through the the nearside "elbow" and out the far side a couple inches forward....
When I hollered, "Hit him?" from the other side of the creek, my brother answered, "Dunno! He ran into the creek......"
"And he pooped!" My niece (P) added......
I'm thinking, Great! Gut shot deer...... "See any blood?"
..... (pause while I ran to get further down the creek, to get between the creek and an unpicked cornfield, and brother and niece walk to where the deer was at the shot) ....
Me-"Do you see any blood!?!?!"
P-"No, but there's a lot of poop!"
Me- "Deer poop all the time .... and everywhere .... that could be days old."
P- "UncleJim, it's still steaming- I saw him poop when I shot him!"
BrotherJohn- "Here's some blood .... and hair!"
P- "More blood.... here he is!"
The deer had made it out of sight, and fallen down into the creek...... and kicked a little..... including the slide into the creek, he had not gone 20 yards.
I've shot deer through the chest in one side and out the other and had them go 100 yards .... or drop to the shot. I've even lost a couple .....
you never can tell.
TheGolden Rule of Tool Use: "If you don't know what you are doing, DON'T."
Last edited by jimbob86; January 5, 2012 at 11:33 AM.