So you shot the deer. It didn’t fall over dead but its walking away slowly and you feel pretty certain you made a good shot and its going down. Well maybe so but if you can still see it and its still walking, Shoot it again! This common sense advice according to Steve Galea is the best thing you can do to avoid losing that deer either to it getting lost or being claimed by another hunter. That second shot through the ribs will “anchor it.'” Then if it still walks or runs off you need to wait. Waiting times depends on the shot.
Steve gives a lot of advice to help you track that deer you shot in this article from that shoot it again to anchor it to the proper waiting times and then on to what you should carry in your deer trailing kit and how to follow the blood trail and where to look for the deer if you lose the blood trail. So if you like hunting and want to bring home the deer you shoot check out his advice on tracking that deer and hopefully you will never lose your kill. Read all of Steve’s article on Big Game Hunt.
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