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Old December 8, 2010, 12:50 PM   #26
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It was posted 11/23 that was the first day of southern zone gun season, so I'm quessing a rifle or a shotgun
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Old December 8, 2010, 12:59 PM   #27
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I figured firearm as opposed to bow based on the verbage, but rifle type, bbl length, type of round, distance and trajectory to target. WHat was the temperature, what type of stand was he using, was the deer left or right handed?.....ALL of these things must be taken into account if we are to give a respectable hypothesis...

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Old December 8, 2010, 10:59 PM   #28
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Well, they have fainting goats...
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Old December 9, 2010, 09:04 AM   #29
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the rifle that's shot more deer than any other

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Old December 9, 2010, 02:32 PM   #30
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Should of waited ...

My dad has a scar on his leg from a knife a deer kicked into his leg.
He dropped the deer with one shot, got down out of the tree stand, pulled out his knife to field dress it and when he rolled it over it came too and kicked the knife his leg.

Dad went ahead and finished it off with the knife but now will sit in the stand a little longer before he gets down.

I have got a shot at another before when you drop one the others come over to see what happened.

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Old December 9, 2010, 02:58 PM   #31
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I was erroneously taught to get right from the stand to the deer after it dropped. Though my grandfather always brought a 3" revolver with us and finished them with that. He instilled how much responsibility you had to the animal after you shot it. "Once you wound it, you don't stop until you kill it." It's cruel to let a wounded animal go off to suffer to death. So he trained me to shoot for the vitals every time, and we always hurried up to the deer after a drop-shot. We never had to chase one more than a few seconds, but then he was a much better shot than I.

I now see the wisdom in keeping an aim on a downed animal in case it rises; but I still can't reconcile not finishing it as soon as I can. I tactically train as well, so keeping a weapon on the animal as I approach isn't that difficult unless we're in some steep terrain. It's just how I was taught.

For what it's worth, I think he knocked this deer out, or hit it high and close enough to the nerve cord to overload it's system and cause a black-out. It came to and bolted.

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Old December 10, 2010, 02:36 AM   #32
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I have overestimated range and held a little high,when in fact the critter was at near the high point of my mid range trajectory.Like the dorsal fin in a fish,at the whithers are some rib like bones sticking up.3/4 inch higher,I would have missed.I just nicked the tip of one of those bones and knock the critter cold.(I think it was an antelope,but could have been a deer,I forget)
It soon began wobbling up.I was still in place.I give a couple minutes.
The post mortem showed the near miss.
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