Tag Archives: Deer

Episode 48 – After the Shot

Today’s episode is courtesy of a listener. I promised him I would do this episode 2 years ago and never did so now I am making good on my promise. Thank you Dan for the suggestion.

This episode is going to cover the following:

  • Paying attention after the initial shot
  • What to do when you see the deer go down or if you don’t!
  • Distinguishing between the various types of shots including Muscle, Shoulder, Gut, Liver, Lungs and Heart.
  • Identifying the shot from the blood on the arrow
  • Amount of time to wait for each scenario
  • Blood Trailing
  • Finding and resuming from a lost blood trail
  • Not giving up
Basic Anatomy of a Whitetail Deer
Basic Anatomy of a Whitetail Deer

Many people attempt heart shots. Look at this picture above. There is a small margin of error for a heart shot. Be conservative and aim for a double lung shot. Much more real estate to take advantage of.

This was the position I was in when I shot the doe
This was the position I was in when I shot the doe

This is the look from the ground position I took up when I shot the doe.

This was the view I had when I shot the doe.
This was the view I had when I shot the doe.

My arrow stuck into the tree in the center of the picture. That tree was 12 yards from me. The doe was standing broadside in front of that tree when I shot.

 

Doe shot with my longbow at 10 yards from the ground
Doe shot with my longbow at 10 yards from the ground

Episode 46 – Opening Weekend

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What’s up Peeps? This week’s episode is a bunch of chat about opening weekend in NY and some answers to a listener’s question(s)

Excuse the minor audio issue during Tommy’s telling of his encounter…

 

Enjoy

Wayne

Episode 35 – Seeking Phase Hunting Tactics

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With the Rut starting to kick off in most areas I thought it would be a good time to take strategy. Today, we discuss recent hunting updates and tactics for hunting during the seeking phase of the rut. (picture is explained… :-)

Enjoy! Wayne

Episode 32 – Rut Hunting Tactics

Rut is in full swing so this episode may be a few weeks late but better late than never. Today we discuss hunting tactics for the different phases of the rut. We will cover the seeking, chasing and tending phases. We talk about setup strategies, scent and communication techniques that are best for each phase and other things to look out for.

Enjoy

-Wayne

 

Show Mentions

HuntCastShow.com – Joe Duckworth’s Huntcast podcast. Check out the episode entitled “The Test”

TheBowhuntersJournal.com

Episode 27 – My Scent Control Regime

Hey there folks. Whe’re back with another episode. This week it is all about my scent control. I dive into everything I do from the offseason straight through to the walk back to the car from a day of hunting. Hopefully you pick up tips. Don’t forget to share your tips in the comments section.