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xbowguy

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On the 3rd of November, I tracked a buck shot up the ass, around 1/2 mile. I told the hunter, deer is alive. Probably back on cam 3-5 days 3 weeks at most. He showed back up on the 7th but looking a bit thin in the rear. Shot looks high vs sack area.
I had told the hunter to keep yer head up, "This just means you could possibly get an even better one" And he did!

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Never Say Always...
.....Never Say Never....
 

xbowguy

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Last night we tracked a good blood trail. Hunter gave up his OSU vs Michigan State ticket to track a buck that is not dead. Deer ran all over a 12 acre woods. When deer stepped out of the woods, blood stopped and Maxx put on the breaks.... finally took a path that lead along a tree line, cut in to visit a scrape, then up the brush to a rub and back out to field edge. I pulled Maxx off and went back to the woods. The EXACT track was ran again.... Hunter (visiting from New York) started shaking his head and said "Well, I got 2 more days to hunt...."
 
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triple_duece

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Been there, don’t that! I only track for family and friends now. And someone my friends know. Everyone thinks their deer is dead when in fact you get that call, your lucky to find 25% w a bow or 40% w a gun.

They always ask, “can your dog find my deer”? I say my dog is 100% on a dead deer. They look at me funny.

I must say most of my tracks were from a rage broadhead…..like 9 out of 10. Take it for what it’s worth.
 

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I am not a fan of Rage. Seems most deer I’ve looked for the hunter will say something like “But I shot it with a Rage”. Probably because so many folks are using them and probably partly due to the fact that anyone dumb enough to think a broadhead can make up for a bad shot is likely to try taking a bad shot. Who knows. I’m tired of hearing the rage thing and tired of hearing “looks like lung blood. It’s bright red”. A guy just this morning told me he shot one in the neck and thinks he got lung. He said he didn’t want to push it so he called me. That’s good, right? So when I asked how far they tracked before calling he said only about 500 yards. ONLY 500.
MANDATOR BOWHUNTER ED!
 

Jamie

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I shudder to think of the tonnage of venison fed to coyotes because of the sheer incompetence of the people hunting in archery season. It’s no wonder we have so many yotes in Ohio. This is godamned welfare state for them! All-U-Can-Eat venison dinners four months out of the year.🤨
 
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brock ratcliff

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I shudder to think of the tonnage of venison fed to coyotes because of the sheer incompetence of the people hunting in archery season. It’s no wonder we have so many yotes in Ohio. This is godamned welfare state for them! All-U-Can-Eat venison dinners four months out of the year.🤨
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xbowguy

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Here is a funny:
Got a text...
"You shoulda tracked my deer, it was not a shoulder shot like you thought, we found it 4 days later with a beginner dog!" "First shot was low, the second shot was a little forward, and the third shot was back just a touch"
I said WOW! Congrats! Do you have a picture?
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Said he did not have his phone but dog tracker took lots of pics...🤣🤣🤣.
My reply: If you shot the deer 3 times and still needed a dog... maybe you should take up Bingo instead? 🤣🤣🤣
 

xbowguy

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Track #2. Hunter says I let buck lay over night and jumped him. 350 yds total to last blood. We waited again until it got dark. Cut off first 150 yds and started Maxx. He ran 200+ and sorta dead ended twice at same spot. Third start at end Maxxdone 90° left and took TF off up a hollar for another 200 yds. Guy was nervous as he had no blood...kept saying "Maxx still pulling hard?"
"Not now, he chewin deer ass!"
Pennsylvania Hunters first Ohio Buck. He a Maxx Fan Now!
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Gooo Boy Maxx!
 
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xbowguy

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Call last night:
Shot a nice buck (this morning) back and low with 2" Meat Eater Broadhead. Deer laid down in pasture 3 times in 20 minutes. There is a softball sized wad of guts about 12-14" hanging out the belly. Then jumped a fence and I came back here to call you. Deer has been totally left alone....

I assured him that he was doing the right thing. And not to let anyone talk you into going back in for a look.

Guess we will see how it goes.... 10 am in New Concord.
 

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My hunter done great for staying out. I suggested waiting at least 12 hrs. Hunter wanted 18 due to being a big one. Deer bedded 6 times total. Maxx moved right along with 500 yds and very few blood spots in the middle. 3/4 through track, hunter was getting nervous... deer went up a descent hill. (Heard him say that's not good) Right at the top was a bed, Maxx started pulling really hard and grabbed another gear! I said I bet we're close, Maxx is pulling X3! 30 more yards I seen the rack....... Gooo Boy Maxx Dogg!
 

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Nice work Maxx!

I’m genuinely curious if there is a specific reason he goes after the tail when he finds the deer?

Easiest thing to shred and release prey drive?