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Resilient Deer…

December 4th, 2008

I hope that this picture isn’t too graphic for most of you that read my blog, but I thought this was really neat and thought it would be of interest.  I wrote a couple of days ago about the deer that Chad killed, and how I had shot it with a bow.  Here is a picture of the veins that grew to bring extra blood to the wound site to help it heal:

You can click on that picture to see the bigger picture.  The high side (right in the picture) was the entrance, and the low side (left( was the exit wound.  This shot had to be just a bit high, as it missed the lungs completely.  I know that there is a small space below the spine, and above the lungs that you can hit with an arrow and not kill the deer.  This shot is proof.  I will never use the Grim Reaper broadheads again, as it is evident that they didn’t open right.  On another note, I shot a buck with the new Rage broadheads, and they did a great job!  The deer jumped the string, but the arrow still passed through the neck.  It cut an unbelieveable hole!  i will certainly be using the Rage again next year, hopefully with a better, quieter bow…

2 Responses to “Resilient Deer…”

  1. Whoa – not a good advertisement for Grim Reaper! 🙂

  2. It is amazing what wild animals can do in order to heal.

    I used the Grim Reapers for awhile, and I honestly had no problems with them, but my brother had two that never deployed. Luckily, we still recovered the deer though. We switched to the Rage broadheads, and absolutely love them. They are amazing.

    The area you’re talking about, the bro and I always refer to as the “no-zone”. He hit a deer there a few years back, and is still kicking himself.


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