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Deer Hunting: Tips on Tracking a Poorly-Hit Whitetail

November 02, 2012
Deer Hunting: Tips on Tracking a Poorly-Hit Whitetail - 3

The only thing worse than making a bad shot on a deer is botching the tracking job. Here's the basic procedure you need to follow when recovering a poorly-hit deer.

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from peteyraymond wrote 1 year 23 weeks ago

I've become a proponent of getting after a deer right after the shot. When a human is wounded, the first medical advice is to keep him still and quiet (immobilized) to prevent excess blood from pumping out of his body and to allow his blood to clot quickly, slowing the blood loss. By going after a well-hit deer quickly, you keep him bleeding and keep his blood from clotting quickly. This should result in a quicker death. This doesn't apply to a gut-shot or poorly hit deer, which should be given plenty of time to stiffen up and die.

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from JM wrote 1 year 23 weeks ago

I agree with pcanimal. It wasn't a bad video(contained useful information), but the title is a little misleading.

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from pcanimal wrote 1 year 23 weeks ago

Didn't see any info regarding any procedure to follow when recovering a poorly-hit deer. Just someone sharing their philosophy of when and why, not how.

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from JM wrote 1 year 23 weeks ago

I agree with pcanimal. It wasn't a bad video(contained useful information), but the title is a little misleading.

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from peteyraymond wrote 1 year 23 weeks ago

I've become a proponent of getting after a deer right after the shot. When a human is wounded, the first medical advice is to keep him still and quiet (immobilized) to prevent excess blood from pumping out of his body and to allow his blood to clot quickly, slowing the blood loss. By going after a well-hit deer quickly, you keep him bleeding and keep his blood from clotting quickly. This should result in a quicker death. This doesn't apply to a gut-shot or poorly hit deer, which should be given plenty of time to stiffen up and die.

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from pcanimal wrote 1 year 23 weeks ago

Didn't see any info regarding any procedure to follow when recovering a poorly-hit deer. Just someone sharing their philosophy of when and why, not how.

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