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Dustinb80
10-31-2016, 10:39 AM
I was asked to go ahead and start a thread. A deer is dead.

giles
10-31-2016, 10:42 AM
I do now! Congrats to that fella. Can't wait for pics, gotta be a good one!

MoonLab
10-31-2016, 10:47 AM
Pic, pic, pictures

moundhill
10-31-2016, 10:49 AM
Halloween buck! Can't wait to see who scored

Dustinb80
10-31-2016, 10:53 AM
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Outdoorsfellar
10-31-2016, 10:54 AM
Wish it were I. If I had my crossbow with me this am, it just might would have. Pics !

tpierce
10-31-2016, 11:01 AM
Congrats to the shooter for a Halloween harvest.

Quantum673
10-31-2016, 11:02 AM
Congrats!

finelyshedded
10-31-2016, 11:09 AM
Awesome!!! This morning was a good morning to be out! Congrats to the hunter!

Bigslam51
10-31-2016, 11:18 AM
Congrats, I know!

Dustinb80
10-31-2016, 11:19 AM
49265

Mike
10-31-2016, 11:19 AM
Congrats?!

bigten05
10-31-2016, 11:40 AM
Congrats

"J"
10-31-2016, 11:47 AM
Congrats too the hunter....

Archertl
10-31-2016, 11:56 AM
Congrats

Dustinb80
10-31-2016, 11:58 AM
49266

Phil will be along shortly to tell how it all went down.

5Cent
10-31-2016, 12:38 PM
Atta boy Phil!

Diane
10-31-2016, 01:03 PM
Congrats Phil~!

MoonLab
10-31-2016, 01:08 PM
Nice job, Phil. Fuggin awesome right there.

Outdoorsfellar
10-31-2016, 01:24 PM
Good job Phil !

hickslawns
10-31-2016, 01:33 PM
Had an eventful evening last night. Yearlings, young bucks, a nice 2.5yr old walking with his mouth open making clicking sounds. Beautiful evening to be out. Bit warm but nice. Finally had a momma come into bow range to check on her button buck and doe yearling. 17yds and she hit my opening. I drew when she was behind a tree. She approached the tree at an angle so I thought I had a quartering away shot. She must have changed her angle when she came around the tree because the shot was perfect broadside. Unfortunately, I hit her back a couple inches more than I would have liked to. If she were still quartering away I would have caught lung and liver. As it was, I was all liver. No lungs. No guts. She ran 20yds or so and stopped. Walked another 10 feet and stopped. Then she fell right on her nose. Front legs gave out. I was pumped! But she laid there with her head up then rested her head and then head up. This went on for awhile. I was blown away when 20min later she got up and walked away. All this time I had no shot to put a second arrow in her. Frustrating.

So I climb down, go home, change and we begin to look. From where she got up we never found another drop of blood. After some futile searching I called it. So this morning I took Hank out. Again, no blood. Hank started out hot, then seemed to be wandering aimlessly following anything which distracted his doggie ADHD self. At this point I pulled him around rather than following him around. I began to grid search. After a bit of this he started going nuts again. He was tugging hard on the lead and I followed him. 200-300yds from the stand he led me to her. We were probably 30-50yds from her when he started pulling hard.

I am thankful to have recovered her. No coyote damage. Meat was good and in cooler. Hank? The jury is out. I truly need to work him more. I take partial blame. He was never professionally trained either. This is likely part of it. Some of it is also because I don't always trust him. The handler needs to be able to read the dog and the dog needs to know what the handler is asking. At the end of the day, she is on ice.

Gern186
10-31-2016, 01:34 PM
Good to see you found her Phil!

finelyshedded
10-31-2016, 01:42 PM
Good job Phil! Glad you got her before yotes or spoilage got to her first! :smiley_clap:

reo
10-31-2016, 02:09 PM
Great job finder her 200 -300 yards is a pretty long way. CONGRATS!

Redhunter1012
10-31-2016, 02:56 PM
Way to go Phil and Hank!

Quantum673
10-31-2016, 03:01 PM
Nice work Phil. Glad you and Hank were able to find her.

Blan37
10-31-2016, 03:28 PM
Congrats Phil!

xbowguy
10-31-2016, 03:48 PM
Nice big doe Phil. Congrats!

Hoytmania
10-31-2016, 04:51 PM
Congrats on a nice doe Phil!!!! Glad you where able to find her.

GoetsTalon
10-31-2016, 05:05 PM
Congrats!

oakswamper
10-31-2016, 05:43 PM
Congrats!

giles
10-31-2016, 05:51 PM
Congrats Phil. By the sounds of your stories, I'd give that dog some more trust. Have faith in the training you have given him and let him do what he does.

Gordo
10-31-2016, 06:52 PM
Congrats Hicks!!! Always nice to fill the freezer!

bowhunter1023
10-31-2016, 06:58 PM
Nice work brother! Congrats!

aholdren
10-31-2016, 07:00 PM
Way to get the hands bloody Phil, congrats.

Full bore
10-31-2016, 07:17 PM
Great job Phil.... you lady killer you!
Congrats brother!

Jake_C
10-31-2016, 08:27 PM
Congrats Phil!

hickslawns
10-31-2016, 08:37 PM
Congrats Phil. By the sounds of your stories, I'd give that dog some more trust. Have faith in the training you have given him and let him do what he does.

Thanks Dave. That is part of the problem. Most of his training is on the job. lol Again. . . .Fault the handler.

giles
10-31-2016, 11:43 PM
Thanks Dave. That is part of the problem. Most of his training is on the job. lol Again. . . .Fault the handler.

I don't see a problem with that. Congratulations to the both of you on recovering this deer!

I also think he has a great recovery rate. He knows what he's doing, lighten up on that rope a little. Pick and choose what tracks you take him on and let him make you proud.[emoji106]

Mike
11-01-2016, 02:57 AM
Congrats!

motorbreaker
11-01-2016, 06:00 AM
Congrats

tpierce
11-01-2016, 08:02 AM
Congrats on the recovery. You have a good dog there. Nothing makes me sicker than not recovering an animal I know was hit mortally.

Big_Holla
11-01-2016, 08:18 AM
Way to get it done Phil!!