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I have been reading some post/comments on hard hit deer that drop then get-up never to be found.I've had that happen to me before so when I ran across a bow hunting article in august about"No-Man's Land" I looked it up again. It basicaly states that deer have a void within their body cavity located above the lungs and below the spine.It is an area that if struck by an arrow it wont bring the deer down.If the deer dosn't pick up an infection they will recover fully if hit in this gap.Maybe a difference with a bullet's hydrostatic shock. It can be as much as two inches tall toward the back of the lungs and narrower towards the front. It inspired the statement"shoot'em high, wave goodbye" Some believe that string-jumping is the main reason bow hunters strike this non-vital gap.I had it happen with a bullet also.Does anyone feel that this happend to you??

February 01, 2007 at 5:09pm
A comment titled: awesome buck in response to a report titled: Piebald deer

dang!!! Get a full body mount on that bad!

November 12, 2008 at 10:43am
A comment titled: nice buck! in response to a report titled: smoke pole 8pt.

sweet!! wallhanger. I lost the cape on a mule deer by leaving it in an ice water chest too long.You gotta keep'em dry or they rot!!

November 12, 2008 at 10:41am
A comment titled: awesome buck in response to a report titled: POPS FIRST DEER

Way to get your dad back in the woods DS7!!!! That's what it's all about man...He does look a little bloddied up HAHAHA!!Good Job!!!

November 05, 2008 at 5:28pm
A comment titled: nice job in response to a report titled: 2nd deer of the season.

way to make'em eat dirt!! keep it up.

November 03, 2008 at 3:33pm
A comment titled: nice buck! in response to a report titled: Each method of take

sweet!! nice buck in my book too! congrats!!!

November 03, 2008 at 3:32pm
A comment titled: cool pic in response to a report titled: Trail Cam Pic

gotta love the death kick of a good'ole heart shot..

October 15, 2008 at 1:12pm
A comment titled: sweet!!! in response to a report titled: Grandson scores !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

awesome job on that one buddy!!!!!Keep it up!

October 15, 2008 at 10:37am
A comment titled: nice buck! in response to a report titled: area 7 rut kicking off

Nice buck!! Nice tag.

October 14, 2008 at 9:29am
A comment titled: cool post in response to a report titled: Let'em walk opinions

I like the owl cry too. You can learn a lot from that deer. Watch where it retreats to when you spook it. The direction and such. That animal will know where you are now, but it's not leaving the area of it's home just because you invaded it's area. If it's a permanent stand your pegged. If a climber/portable don't go back in that same tree for awhile.Go scout out the area it came from and went to. learn that area. Take a climber and pick another tree not far from the stand you got busted on. 50yds to 80yds away and watch the same area but from another angle.enter from another direction if possible. You will see older deer stand and watch that tree/stand from another area and just stare at it checking it out for about 20 to 30 min sometimes they look up and down that tree you spooked'em from in heavy cover.I always thought you are training them during bow season for gun season.Try to trick'em and that's when you blast'em. good luck!!

October 11, 2008 at 1:01pm
A comment titled: nice buck! in response to a report titled: First nice buck

hell yea!!! that's a nice buck!!! good luck!!

August 22, 2008 at 2:40pm
A comment titled: DEER TAGS in response to a report titled: NEW>> L.W.F.C. regulation

I't dosn't seem that hard to tag a deer!!Watch the video on the LDW&F WEBSITE. Get those airplane suitcase tags and put the tag in there like the guy shows you how to do it.I had a problem with the 36hr call but 72hrs aren't that bad. You will just have to go ride around till you get a cell signal. I don't like that part but it's the law!!!!!!!!!

August 21, 2008 at 11:46am
A comment titled: wow in response to a report titled: Baiting crab traps

it's called "working the food chain baby" I guess anything can make you an outlaw these days..let us know what you found out.I'd hate to get busted for guts & gore..

August 15, 2008 at 5:19pm
A comment titled: camp! in response to a report titled: Horrible Deer Camp Stories

what happends at the camp stays at the camp..

August 13, 2008 at 5:21pm
A comment titled: no whinning!! in response to a report titled: deer hunting

all the whinning,and crying, just be glad you can hunt somewhere..redspec-able we do have a blast! a lot of ribbing but all in get off a stand to hunt another place and someone C.I.L'S a deer..we are all happy for ya' you can't hunt all 30 stands at once..hahah

August 12, 2008 at 2:58pm
A comment titled: nice pics!! in response to a report titled: Latest pictures.

dang!!the bucks are stacking up...looking you have does in the area???hahaha

August 11, 2008 at 2:37pm
A comment titled: yahoos in response to a report titled: 16ft and above do not have accidents?????

anytime you go out on any boat prepare yourself that you may not come home..anything can happen..we ain't fish.

July 19, 2008 at 1:16pm
A comment titled: texas in response to a report titled: WANTED GO DEVIL BOAT

turk they got'em in TEXAS..HAHA

July 09, 2008 at 2:51pm
A comment titled: funny in response to a report titled: Texas Boys

dang ya'll are funny!!!!!!gotta love it...

July 09, 2008 at 2:48pm
A comment titled: nice in response to a report titled: best rolled edge ride out there

LONG GUN did you mellow out?? or is your cap key broke?? LOL LOL..couldn't help myself.

July 09, 2008 at 2:45pm
A comment titled: nice pics in response to a report titled: OK, here's the elk.

cool post elmo.It would be nice to just see one while hunting!It would make an interesting hunt..Why Kill'em though????

June 30, 2008 at 4:27pm
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