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average deer mileage after being shot
« on: September 02, 2011, 12:42:41 PM »
How far do your deer normally run after being shot with an arrow?  I'm sure the distance has a lot of factors but, a nice average would be nice.  Lung shot distance?  Heart shot distance?

I ask because our HOA won't allow hunting and I've got a lot of really nice deer in my yard daily.  I'd like to harvest one but, if I have to worry about it running into an unfriendly neighbors yard, it's probably not worth it.
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Re: average deer mileage after being shot
« Reply #1 on: September 02, 2011, 12:43:50 PM »
50-150 yards
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Re: average deer mileage after being shot
« Reply #2 on: September 02, 2011, 12:46:03 PM »
Yea, don't put your housing at risk just to shoot a deer.  It's not worth it.

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Re: average deer mileage after being shot
« Reply #3 on: September 02, 2011, 12:51:25 PM »
Crap.  A .308 headshot would do it.  Probably attract a bit of attention though
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Re: average deer mileage after being shot
« Reply #4 on: September 02, 2011, 12:54:10 PM »
if it is charged with adrenaline and you bump it, it could go a LONG ways. if it is unaware why it feels dizzy it may tip over right there.

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Re: average deer mileage after being shot
« Reply #5 on: September 02, 2011, 12:55:28 PM »
i have had them run 150 yards before or had them drop right where they stand, the doe I shot yesterday dropped where she was at. when I cleaned her out I discovered the right lung was a clean slice across and the left lung exploded and I was pulling pieces of it out(this could be from the arrow breaking not sure). It's hard to tell what they will do when that arrow makes impact, the only way I know to make sure they do not move at all is a spine shot, but the deer does not die instantly from a spine shot and will probably bellow and complain until you finish it.

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Re: average deer mileage after being shot
« Reply #6 on: September 02, 2011, 12:58:44 PM »
Whack one of those suckers. And lets see some picks. HOA will just give you a warning.  :tup:

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Re: average deer mileage after being shot
« Reply #7 on: September 02, 2011, 01:08:54 PM »
every animal is different.  I just liver shot a mulie buck in Oregon and he went 15 yards and bedded  :dunno:  just never know
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Re: average deer mileage after being shot
« Reply #8 on: September 02, 2011, 01:13:23 PM »
many < 25 yards several over 100. With a double lung normally they will run 25 yds, stop, look back and fall over dead. Heart could be 100 yds or more. 
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Re: average deer mileage after being shot
« Reply #9 on: September 02, 2011, 01:18:59 PM »
Heck if it runs off and bleeds out on your neighbors porch you can just volunteer to help them clean up the mess and dispose of the deer.  They don't have to know you arrowed it too  :tup:

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Re: average deer mileage after being shot
« Reply #10 on: September 02, 2011, 01:20:21 PM »
I blasted a deer through the heart and both lungs once, with a .308 150 grain soft point. It ran maybe 25-50 yards and dropped dead.

If I could get a good shot at 20 yards and you're very confident you can hit both lungs and the heart, I'd probably take it.
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Re: average deer mileage after being shot
« Reply #11 on: September 02, 2011, 01:43:37 PM »
Whack one of those suckers. And lets see some picks. HOA will just give you a warning.  :tup:

Nope.  I'm on the $1000 per incident fine level now.  They don't like what I do with my property.
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Re: average deer mileage after being shot
« Reply #12 on: September 02, 2011, 01:52:15 PM »
$1k incident fine?
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Re: average deer mileage after being shot
« Reply #13 on: September 02, 2011, 01:52:48 PM »
Whack one of those suckers. And lets see some picks. HOA will just give you a warning.  :tup:

Nope.  I'm on the $1000 per incident fine level now.  They don't like what I do with my property.
That's gonna be one expensive deer!!!
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Re: average deer mileage after being shot
« Reply #14 on: September 02, 2011, 01:58:41 PM »
I guess it depends on the relationship with your neighbors, how big your property is, how tall the fences are, and how close knit the HOA is. My guess is the intent was to keep gunshots out of the 'hood.
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Re: average deer mileage after being shot
« Reply #15 on: September 02, 2011, 01:58:54 PM »
$1k incident fine?

Yup.  If I so much as do something stupid like leaving a black bag of garbage next to my garbage can before garbage day, it's $1,000.  I hate it here.
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Re: average deer mileage after being shot
« Reply #16 on: September 02, 2011, 01:59:34 PM »
this morning my best friend shot a spike with his bow and it is at 40 pounds at a 24 inch draw he hit it on a dead run at 10 yards it when 40 and piled up  :IBCOOL:

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Re: average deer mileage after being shot
« Reply #17 on: September 02, 2011, 02:01:18 PM »
Funny thing is, 75% of the people that live here hate the deer and complain that the deer have overrun the place and are destroying everything in their yard.
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Re: average deer mileage after being shot
« Reply #18 on: September 02, 2011, 02:05:34 PM »
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he hit it on a dead run at 10 yards it when 40 and piled up

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Re: average deer mileage after being shot
« Reply #19 on: September 02, 2011, 02:15:53 PM »
he missed it at 50 and it ran towards him its his first buck hes only 13

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Re: average deer mileage after being shot
« Reply #20 on: September 02, 2011, 02:22:05 PM »
I can honestly say I've never had a deer, elk or bear go anywhere close to 100yards when I've done my part with the arrow.  I even single lunged a buck shooting straight down out of a treestand and he only went 40 yards and layed down within site of my tree.  Just gave him time and he never got out of his bed.  If you make a good heart/lung hit and do not push them, they are not able to go very far.
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Re: average deer mileage after being shot
« Reply #21 on: September 02, 2011, 02:27:09 PM »
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Re: average deer mileage after being shot
« Reply #22 on: September 02, 2011, 02:31:47 PM »
the deer i shot last year was in mid jump turn at ten yards and he didnt go ten yards. my avatar is that deer.
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Re: average deer mileage after being shot
« Reply #23 on: September 02, 2011, 02:49:55 PM »
That deer will run to the neerest cover before.it beds down. It won't Ned down in your yard. Or it will run for cover and fall over dead.before it gets.there. :hello:
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Re: average deer mileage after being shot
« Reply #24 on: September 02, 2011, 04:33:52 PM »
last years doe, my first blacktail-shot double lung with 3blade 125gr muzzy- went 40 yards. with whitetails, even with mechanical 1 1/2" cut broadheads i've had them go 150, but most wont go more than 100yds, and an average for me would probably be 75 yds, and i've killed maybe 10 with the mechanicals, more with muzzy, or similar shape 3 blade broadhead. dont know about heart shots, as if i do that with the bow its an accident.

 



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