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I’m getting a little ahead of myself by posting here, and I’m hoping I’m not jinxing myself. Here’s the long story...short. 
 

I’ve been hunting a triple drop tine deer for over a year on public land. He came in tonight at 27 yards, but he only had one side. Contemplating whether or not I wanted to shoot him for a few minutes, I wound up pulling the trigger on my release, heard a loud crack and thought I went through the shoulder. He sprinted about 75 yards, stopped in the middle of a field for 30 minutes and walked off hunched over. My heart sank. I waited about 45 minutes after I lost sight of him, looked at the arrow and confirmed that fact that I hit him back then completely backed out (I’m assuming I clipped a branch and had my arrow deflected). 
 

I already have lined up a dog tracker to help me out at first light and I’m very hopeful in the recovery, but mad at myself for not doing a great deer justice by making a better shot on him. 
 

If/When I find this deer, I really would like to look for his other side. Does anyone have a shed dog that they’d be willing to help with this search if need be? The location is near Somerset. 

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Good Luck finding the deer and the shed. If I lived closer I would help. I have a strange knack for finding things.

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Good luck finding him . You did the right thing by backing out . 

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Best of luck, I would like to help but I'm back at work tomorrow 

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Good luck.. hope you find him quickly in the morning. 

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Good luck finding him.. I know@kanigie was trying to train his dog to look for sheds maybe he can help. Otherwise I have a friend in KY who breeds shed dogs, not that that helps the short term situation but just wanted to pass that info on since it’s relevant to the post


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4 minutes ago, Dynamicduojx said:

Good luck finding him.. I know@kanigie was trying to train his dog to look for sheds maybe he can help. Otherwise I have a friend in KY who breeds shed dogs, not that that helps the short term situation but just wanted to pass that info on since it’s relevant to the post


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Thank you! Hopefully he sees this post and can help me out..

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Good luck in the recovery.  As for the other antler, i would go right back to where that buck came from and bedded.  Grid search slowly and i would bet its in that area

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41 minutes ago, Gobblengrunt said:

Good luck in the recovery.  As for the other antler, i would go right back to where that buck came from and bedded.  Grid search slowly and i would bet its in that area

That was my plan...hopefully I get lucky with both recoveries. 

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Best of luck with both searches.  Hope you find the buck straight away this morning.  

If you can't find the shed here's a way to make an antler from scratch.   It took a while but it was a fun.

  

 

 

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Sucks cause it was so warm all night but that may help the dog for scent. Hopefully he went 100-125 yards and bedded down for the last time. Good Luck

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