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Thread: The Ghost Deer

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    The Ghost Deer

    Evening all. I finally got around to making the video from our first public land hunt following the lockdown in May. As you will see if was a pretty choice day but also an extremely frustrating and baffling one aswell. Hope you enjoy.


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    I’ve come across a few ‘bullet proof deer’ over the years and seen the odd deer knocked over by a spine shot later get up and need another shot. But yeah, like you, I thought that one was money in the bank.
    Makes you smile a bit when you review the footage and listen you your comments. 😀
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    Don't feel bad I'm sure most of us have had the same at some stage.
    I shot one in the neck just on dark dropped it like a sack of Spud's. By the time I got done to it it was pitch black, we searched and searched but no bloody deer no blood not even a drop.
    I came to the same conclusion shocked the neck, enough to tip it over but before we got to it there was time for it to recover and run away.

    Sent from my CPH1903 using Tapatalk
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    To me the bullet appears to hit high in the rear of the right shoulder blade
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    'Bother' said Pooh, as he chambered another round ... Wong Far King Way

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    Bad luck not finding yr deer,you tried hard to find it.Gota be only slightly wounded.
    Cheers for vid.
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    You ended up with the best one ! , a couple of years ago me and my mate where hunting mid april we ended up in a catchment up on the tops steep & scrubby I was watching my mate push through flax n crap in a tight little gut & was stunned to see a tiny fawn all covered in white spots gap it only meters from my mate it could only have been a week or 2 old , so rite there tells the story of stags still giving the odd moan in may iv heard them my self so can now put it down to a hind on a late cycle...that's my theory anyway.
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    The Green party putting the CON in conservation since 2017

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    two guys,two dogs,two looking sessions...sleep easy bud you did everything you could to find her....must be very lightly hit to get away like that....maybe you found the mystical VOID area,below spine but above vitals....
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    I lost a young sika with a 10m neck shot once. Searched for ages and only found a bit of hair where it was standing when shot. Just have to hope you winged it and it will walking around fine as it ever was. Can't say you didn't try.
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