collapse
Double U Hunting Supply GET THE MOST OUT OF YOUR GPS MAP

Author Topic: looking?  (Read 6327 times)

Offline Sundance

  • Washington For Wildlife
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Hunter
  • *
  • Join Date: Jan 2010
  • Posts: 135
looking?
« on: February 03, 2011, 09:27:45 PM »
Your thoughts...
« Last Edit: August 24, 2015, 10:07:37 AM by Sundance »

Offline hoyt2002

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Longhunter
  • *****
  • Join Date: May 2010
  • Posts: 601
  • Location: kennewick
Re: How long after the shot do you go looking?
« Reply #1 on: February 03, 2011, 09:33:41 PM »
I usually sit down and reflect on the moment for about a half hour to an hour then move up to the spot the animal was standing. I inspect the area for signs that the shot was good or bad the start trailing the animal. 

Offline MAVsled

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Hunter
  • ***
  • Join Date: Oct 2008
  • Posts: 237
  • Location: Western WA
Re: How long after the shot do you go looking?
« Reply #2 on: February 03, 2011, 09:35:05 PM »
archery hunting; I like to wait at least 45 minutes after a good feeling shot.
hit a bit farther back, perhaps the liver, I'd wait an hour or more. But never stuck one far back yet (knock on wood).

One December archery season, I made the good 30 yard shot on a 3pt blackie with 10 minutes of daylight left. Well, waited those 10 minutes (hmm maybe 5 in my excitement and impending darkness) and entered the reprod from the clearcut edge. Buck jumped up 20 yards away and took off. I backed out, it was dark and went back to camp. Returned the next morning to find the buck 80 yards farther in than where I jumped him the night before. A good double lung shot too. But then the temps were in the mid to low 30's.

on the other hand, the last 3 muley bucks I've shot with my 300 win mag never went more than 10 feet from where they were standing.
Exception: one went 200 feet....rolling head over ass downhill   ;)
« Last Edit: February 03, 2011, 09:44:51 PM by MAVsled »
chasin' chrome, fur or Titleists.

Antlerking

  • Guest
  • Trade Count: (0)
Re: How long after the shot do you go looking?
« Reply #3 on: February 03, 2011, 09:37:29 PM »
Depends on were you are hunting, if you are hunting the clockum then you run it down so no one else tags it. I have personly had elk takin away and tagged by someone else, I have now left that area and have never returned

Offline hoyt2002

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Longhunter
  • *****
  • Join Date: May 2010
  • Posts: 601
  • Location: kennewick
Re: How long after the shot do you go looking?
« Reply #4 on: February 03, 2011, 09:51:07 PM »
that sucks king. what the hell are they going to tell there hunting buddies that they stole and elk or come up with a lie about how they killed it. they will always know it was a lie every time they see those horns.
I don't know how they live with themselves. I found a legal buck this year I ran into the hunters alittle later and walked them to there buck. that's how it should go IMO.   

Offline hoyt2002

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Longhunter
  • *****
  • Join Date: May 2010
  • Posts: 601
  • Location: kennewick
Re: How long after the shot do you go looking?
« Reply #5 on: February 03, 2011, 10:23:52 PM »
down south  I wouldn't want to leave one over night. up here it even depends on the year. Ive seen some very poor field care that i wouldnt want to have dinner at the peaples house if they were serving those animals. some peaples just don't care or don't know what there doing. I'm betting the peaple on tv are not eating them anyways its going to shelters or something.

Offline alecvg

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Sourdough
  • *****
  • Join Date: Feb 2008
  • Posts: 1831
  • Location: Whatcom County/Helena MT
Re: How long after the shot do you go looking?
« Reply #6 on: February 03, 2011, 10:35:47 PM »
All depends on how good the shot is.  My bear this year I watched drop and roll over 100 yds, and I knew exactly where it was, in a bush behind a stump.  So as soon as we knew my brothers bear was down as well, we headed over to mine, probally within 15 minutes of shooting it, we were rolling it down the hill to where my brothers bear was.  If I am not 100% sure of where it is, or if it is down, I will wait at least 30 min before heading over to it.
I would rather be a conservative nut job, than a liberal with no nuts, and no job!

Offline MIKEXRAY

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Sourdough
  • *****
  • Join Date: Jan 2008
  • Posts: 1017
  • Bowhunter east side. fishing nut.
Re: How long after the shot do you go looking?
« Reply #7 on: February 04, 2011, 05:02:17 AM »
2009 I shot a cow @ 30 yards a little high in the chest. I waited an hour, went to where I hit her & found a great blood trail with bubbles. I followed the trail & jumped her out of a bed a 100 yards from the shot. I sat down for 15 minutes & with the blood in the bed & still on the trail I decided to follow again. 200 yards down the trail I found the next bed abandoned presumably from me coming along.  If I would of waited longer initially & at the first bed I wouldn't of chased her for a longer trail. It was my first blood trail ( all other animals died in sight ) and the amount of blood fooled me / got me excited. I learned a good lesson & any hit less than perfect I am sitting 2 hours for sure, also following slower. Mike

Offline ICEMAN

  • Site Sponsor
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Explorer
  • ******
  • Join Date: May 2007
  • Posts: 15575
  • Location: Olympia
  • The opinionated one... Y.A.R. Exec. Staff
Re: How long after the shot do you go looking?
« Reply #8 on: February 04, 2011, 05:05:18 AM »
To be honest, I usually take off immediataly for the game. I have never waited.
molṑn labé

A Knuckle Draggin Neanderthal Meat Head

Kill your television....do it now.....

Don't make me hurt you.

“I don't feel we did wrong in taking this great country away from them. There were great numbers of people who needed new land, and the Indians were selfishly trying to keep it for themselves.”  John Wayne

Offline Skyvalhunter

  • Washington For Wildlife
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Explorer
  • *
  • Join Date: Oct 2007
  • Posts: 11669
  • Location: The valley
Re: How long after the shot do you go looking?
« Reply #9 on: February 04, 2011, 05:43:59 AM »
Kevin doesn't mess around he gets it done. Actually it depends on the weapon and circumstances.
« Last Edit: February 04, 2011, 06:01:27 AM by Skyvalhunter »

Offline ICEMAN

  • Site Sponsor
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Explorer
  • ******
  • Join Date: May 2007
  • Posts: 15575
  • Location: Olympia
  • The opinionated one... Y.A.R. Exec. Staff
Re: How long after the shot do you go looking?
« Reply #10 on: February 04, 2011, 05:52:51 AM »
Adrenaline pumping thru the veins....I don't see how you guys can wait...  :chuckle:

molṑn labé

A Knuckle Draggin Neanderthal Meat Head

Kill your television....do it now.....

Don't make me hurt you.

“I don't feel we did wrong in taking this great country away from them. There were great numbers of people who needed new land, and the Indians were selfishly trying to keep it for themselves.”  John Wayne

Offline Hunterman

  • Y.A.R. PRO FISHING TEAM MEMBER #1 MASTER BAITER
  • Non-Hunting Topics
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Old Salt
  • *
  • Join Date: May 2007
  • Posts: 6105
  • Location: Spanaway, WA
Re: How long after the shot do you go looking?
« Reply #11 on: February 04, 2011, 04:21:57 PM »
I just have to walk up to them..I haven't had to track an animal in over 25 years,,(I hate tracking)...When I get to them, their heads are missing some much needed things..

Hunterman(Tony)
SOMR PEOPLE HAVE TO WAIT THEIR WHOLE LIFE TO MEET THEIR HUNTING BUDDY. I RAISED MINE.

Offline dirty24d

  • Carnivore
  • Washington For Wildlife
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Sourdough
  • *
  • Join Date: Jan 2010
  • Posts: 1824
  • Location: Sultan
Re: How long after the shot do you go looking?
« Reply #12 on: February 04, 2011, 04:53:45 PM »
I'm with iceman on this one .  I dont wait more than a few minutes if the animal leaves my sight. i just prep myself and move very slow.
~  ~One of my favorite clothing patterns is camouflage. Because when you're in the woods it makes you blend in. But when you're not it does just the opposite. It's like "hey, there's an *censored*."”

Be come one with Nature......... Then Marinade it.

One moment you're flying south for the winter, then - BANG - gravy.

Offline bow-n-head

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Longhunter
  • *****
  • Join Date: Jan 2009
  • Posts: 533
Re: How long after the shot do you go looking?
« Reply #13 on: February 04, 2011, 05:57:03 PM »
I don't like to wait either. If it is a good hit the animal usually expires in a matter of minuets. Why wait. I made a bad shot on a cow elk, waited 5 hours to go in to where I saw her bed. She ran out of there leaving no blood trail to follow. That was the last I saw of her. I have got right after poorly hit animals and that kept the blood pumping. It made for a long day but we ended up with the game. Once on a 6 pt bull and once with an antelope.

Offline sakoshooter

  • WFW Board of Directors
  • Trade Count: (+1)
  • Frontiersman
  • *
  • Join Date: Nov 2009
  • Posts: 3584
  • Location: Puyallup
  • Groups: Life Memberr NRA, Life Member Sumner Sportsmans Association
Re: How long after the shot do you go looking?
« Reply #14 on: February 08, 2011, 01:33:35 AM »
Since you put this thread in a gun column, I'll answer it - Right away. Cuz he's usually layin dead about 2 seconds after the bang.
Rhinelander, WI
Home of the Hodag

 

* Recent Topics

Maybe moving to Idaho by b23
[Yesterday at 11:55:34 PM]


First game camera advice please by smithkl42
[Yesterday at 11:42:50 PM]


New Unofficial Regulations & Harvest Summary Tool by tschrag
[Yesterday at 11:31:36 PM]


High Buck Hunt by fillthefreezer
[Yesterday at 11:04:39 PM]


June-ish 2018. Not bad by HighlandLofts
[Yesterday at 11:02:36 PM]


2018 Malibu 23 LSV by JWEBB
[Yesterday at 10:57:04 PM]


Illegal Activities Involving Wolves or Other Wildlife by Brad Harshman
[Yesterday at 10:50:50 PM]


Big bows by Ricon650
[Yesterday at 10:42:11 PM]


SELL rem 700 300 Rum with Leupold 8.5-25 by autodink13
[Yesterday at 10:38:36 PM]


Goose prairie/bumping by eastfork
[Yesterday at 10:23:17 PM]


Brewster Pool by huntnnw
[Yesterday at 10:23:16 PM]


Draws are complete...what does your fall look like? by huntnnw
[Yesterday at 10:19:35 PM]


Wolves tree DNR worker in Okanogan county by Jpmiller
[Yesterday at 10:16:45 PM]


2018 Area 9 and 10 Summer Kings by hhack
[Yesterday at 10:05:18 PM]


Who's going to get screwed this season? by bornhunter
[Yesterday at 10:00:02 PM]


Charcuterie by Angry Perch
[Yesterday at 09:56:55 PM]


Cutt on the take by HookedOnQuack
[Yesterday at 09:45:37 PM]


Nikon P1000, 125x magnification by firepin
[Yesterday at 09:09:39 PM]


How is the twisp Winthrop area fairing so far 2018? by bigmacc
[Yesterday at 09:09:22 PM]


2003 Suzuki SV1000s by JWEBB
[Yesterday at 09:06:18 PM]