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Don’t shoot deer in the butt

Discussion in 'Hunting' started by someguy2800, Nov 14, 2019.

  1. someguy2800

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    I helped process a deer for someone tonight and snapped a couple pictures for anyone who has never seen what happens when you shoot a game animal in the butt. The guys grandson shot it and I don’t know the details of why he shot it there or what with. Didn’t ask. The shot went in the right ham, turned the entire pelvis into shrapnel, and blew up inside the left ham. We threw away probably half of the hind quarter and some loin. It was all full of bone chips and blood shot. It doesn’t come through that well in the pictures but there is like a football sized cavity in the left ham.

    Maybe this is also a good time to say leave the 300 eargesplittenloudenboomen magnum at home.

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  2. wankerjake

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    Was probably a 6.5 Millennial shooting ballistic tips;)

    In all seriousness, it’s not the best place to shoot them.
     
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    I’d have taken the back straps and called it a day on that one.
     
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    Done and done!
     
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    Did they shoot it a second time for a kill shot? Or did it bleed out from the butt shot?
     
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  6. someguy2800

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    There wasn’t any other holes in it so apparently it died from just the butt shot which really suprizes me.
     
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  7. DocRock

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    Isn't that called a "Texas heart shot"?
     
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  8. mustanger98

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    Looks to me like somebody needs to school a "mighty hunter" about how haste makes waste. We can all have a less than ideal shot for a variety of things we didn't see, and that's while trying our respective best. But from here, that looks terrible.
     
  9. mustanger98

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    No, that's where the deer's running straight away and some will try to shoot under a white flag.
     
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    Ouch!
     
  11. DeepSouth

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    Well, I can’t say to much. I shot a deer in the butt once, I was 9.
    at least it was also high enough to put him down right in his steps. Needless to say, I did a LOT more shooting before dad let me shoot at another one.
    Looking back I could hit pretty dang good off the bench, but we didn’t have the bench in the woods.
     
  12. RonSC

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    Meh.. no worries it'll buff out...
     
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    Me either. Think I was 13 when I ass shot my first cow elk. Wasn’t where I was aiming but we got her. It didn’t make such a mess as that but I’ve seen some messes in my day, sometimes even with good shots. While I’ll never be able to join the ranks of the illustrious “never needed a follow up shot” elitists, I don’t throw the rest of the animal out with the bath water either. Cutting around what won’t eat and making the best of what’s left isn’t something I’d have my grandson feel chastised over, personally. A good hunter will learn from times like these.
     
  14. bearcreek

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    Deer, (or anything else) can bleed out extremely fast from a severed femoral artery. Terrible shot though. Hate seeing all that meat wasted.

    This deer was shot by a dude hunting near me opening day last season. He was spraying and praying at a group of running deer and managed to hit it in the gut and hind leg. It came limping through the woods past me with it's intestines hanging out and I put it down. Way too small to shoot under normal circumstances. Haven't been that pissed in a while. Lets just say that he was made fully aware of what I thought of shooting at running deer like that.
     
  15. Highland Lofts

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    That's why I only shoot at deer while they are standing still or walking. A well placed shot saves time tracking and saves a bunch of edible meat.
     
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    Looks to be a small deer that someone may have tried to shoot in the head/neck while the deer was facing them........seen it myself before. Head/neck is a small target ad when the deer is looking at your, a near miss usually impacts the best meat. IOWs, sometimes, trying to save meat actually results in a lot less.
     
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    What a mess. And a waste. Looks more like it was hit by a truck.
     
  18. Eagle103

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    Real life isn't a TV show where mistakes get edited out. Bad things happen out there. Hopefully the young man was there for the butchering process to see firsthand why you don't ever want to shoot a deer in the hind quarters.
     
  19. Jack Ryan

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    Oh he hit the paper plate the day before. Good enough, that won't have any affect on the taste of the meat. Thats how he always shoots 'em.
     
  20. Loyalist Dave

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    :rofl:

    I don't know, maybe the deer "offended him" in some way? :confused:

    What was it that John Wayne said about Glen Campbell's hunting in True Grit? ...."Too much gun" .....

    LD
     
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  21. Fine Figure of a Man

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    Try to explain the concept of leading a running deer (or better yet not shooting at one) to the average one weekend a year hunter.
    Ironically, what you usually get is a deer in the headlight stare.
     
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  22. Highland Lofts

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    I just read on another thread where some one shot a rabbit only a foot ahead of the dog.
    That would of been the last time I hunted with that shooter.
     
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  23. Eagle103

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    I don't want to derail this thread too much but the title reminds me of a little story. :uhoh: It was about a dozen years ago and I was hunting with my oldest son. He was only 10 or 11 years old so he could only hunt with me and one gun and tag between the two of us. Out comes a nice 10 point just over 100 yards away. I tell him to take the shot, which he does. The deer jumps and being the trusting dad that I am I grab the gun from him to put in a follow up shot or two. I pull up the gun and through the scope see the antlers running away from us. I quickly put a couple rounds in it's direction (an old 740 30-06 semi auto) and the deer disappears over the hill. We go into the woods in the direction the deer was running and here lay TWO bucks. The 10 he shot and a 12 neither of us knew was even out there. Evidently the 12 took off from just below the hill and that was the deer I ended up shooting. Now here's the even goofier part. Examining the deer while skinning and butchering it, there was NO entry wound. I shot the deer precisely in the anus! Bullet travelled all the way through the guts and into the vitals dropping him just a few yards into the woods. Luckily my brother still had his tag so no problems there. So that's my story, believe it or not!
     
  24. bearcreek

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    I've never met a hunter I would trust to make an ethical shot on a running deer. I'm by no means a one weekend a year hunter (I normally kill 3-5 whitetails a year. We don't buy beef) and I would never consider shooting at one that was running. Too much to go wrong. I have too much respect for the deer to do that.
     
  25. Random 8

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    Had that happen once, with a strange and fortunate bullet failure. Deer lunged forward as the trigger broke. Saw it happening but couldn't stop the squeeze. My perfect quartering lung shot became a steeply quartering HQ impact. This is where it gets weird. Rather than detonating as I'd expect, the front of the bullet sheared off, and remainder deflected off the broken femur and followed the hide around the belly lodging under the hide on the front shoulder. 400 yards of peppercorn sized blood specks and a 200 yard head shot later I had my remarkably un damaged deer. Only about 2 handfuls of HQ waste.
     
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