Tag Archives: Tracking

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 19 – Big Woods Hunting Tips from a Maine Guide

Hunting the Big Woods is a┬ádaunting┬átask that I am admittedly not an expert. To help gain some knowledge in this area, I wen’t to a seminar on Big Woods Hunting given by Randy Flannery of Wilderness Escape Outfitters in Maine. I learned a bunch from this seminar so I decided to do an episode on it. Hopefully I can do some justice to his presentation and get across some of the finer points I heard.

 

Show Notes:

Dan Ladd’s Website on Adirondack HuntingADKHunter.com

Randy Flannery of Wilderness Escape Outfitters