Another will he make it…. (Updated)

He will likely make it. These pictures were taken a week apart in a middle Georgia subdivision. Looks like a crossbow bolt with a target head. He got the bolt out, is eating and seems to be doing well. They are amazing animals. 44F262B2-C503-49C1-A7EA-FA42840AFB4A.jpeg 5BDF12E4-E910-484E-9A2B-57AD48E6BA73.jpeg
 

gawildlife

Senior Member
The healed injuries I've seen on critters is amazing.
I've seen a tripod doe missing a front leg.
I caught a bipod beaver missing both front.
A tripod coyote missing a front leg.
A red fox with a useless rear leg.
Several obviously healed broken limbs.
 

rosewood

Senior Member
Wonder how he got it out?

I have seen the broadheads keep going when the arrow stayed in. Sometimes the ferrule pulls out.
 

Nicodemus

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The healed injuries I've seen on critters is amazing.
I've seen a tripod doe missing a front leg.
I caught a bipod beaver missing both front.
A tripod coyote missing a front leg.
A red fox with a useless rear leg.
Several obviously healed broken limbs.

I skinned a big diamondback one time that had the classic X scars across it`s back and on the ribs. About 2 feet down from the head. They were totally healed. I`ve often wondered if the owl survived.
 
Pulled this from my buck this year.

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You can see the entrance hole on his side.....broadhead was under his spine on the opposite side with the blades closed....Had it been a fixed blade I believe he would have died. I think the arrow deflected upon entry and went high up to the spine....

Someone must have shot him from a ground blind or while hunting from the ground. An arrow striking that location on a deer from a treestand would have been fatal. The hunter was good left and right....just a bit high.

Here is the picture of the deer a few days before I killed him.

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The deer had a massive infection and I lost a front shoulder and half a back-strap but he had been chasing does and was chasing does when I killed him.

This was fatal....

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rosewood

Senior Member
Pulled it out with his mouth
I sometimes forget those critters can turn their heads around over their backs...We can't do that.
 
I sometimes forget those critters can turn their heads around over their backs...We can't do that.
I liver shot a buck this year (bow)... Walked off swishing his tail. I put the binos on him. He basically licked or checked the wound with his mouth and nose. Then he laid down within sight and died shortly after
 

Sixes

Senior Member
I liver shot a buck this year (bow)... Walked off swishing his tail. I put the binos on him. He basically licked or checked the wound with his mouth and nose. Then he laid down within sight and died shortly after
I made a terrible shot on a doe years ago, either pulled the shot or she bolted and I hit her high and back, I watched her run off about 40 yards and stand there for a few minutes and she turned her head and pulled the arrow on out of her, like nothing happened.

The shot was bad enough that she lived and I gave her a free pass for the year. I would see her from time to time and you could see the wound. After she shed her winter hair and grew out her new coat, I reckon it healed over and I never noticed the cut.
 
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James12

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I made a terrible shot on a doe years ago, either pulled the shot or she bolted and I hit her high and back, I watched her run off about 40 yards and stand there for a few minutes and she turned her head and pulled the arrow on out of her, like nothing happened.

The shot was bad enough that she lived and I gave her a free pass for the year. I would see her from time to time and you could see the wound. After she shed her winter hair and grew out her new coat, I reckon it healed over and I never noticed the cut.

Geeze
 
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