Damon and spine shots
Shots that I hate and this was the year of them, too. It was. Oh, I shot high, the high spine shot where it is shot through the backstrap, high shoulder hit, with an archery hit in the front, low brisket shots, they bleed a ton out of the front brisket It doesn't kill them. A lot of scent and a lot of blood. The hunters think, oh, yeah, you know, it's a lot of scent and all this blood and you can tell that as a tracker, you see a lot of the bad at the hit site. But when you're seeing fat floating in the blood and congealing out of the blood, the white fur, I’m like no you shot him in the brisket and the typical high back explanation, you know, I shot them and usually it's a rifle shot him and he just hit the deck. He just fell right down. And then he just got up, ran off like, yeah, you spine shocked him. There are some processes of bone that come off the top of the spine and the bullet, if it hits one of those, it may blow the back up if it goes in between them. The deer will collapse and then he'll get wits back about him and a few minutes and he just gets up and runs off. and there will be blood where he hit the deck and lay down and there'll be blood for a little way longer and then never recover that deer.
And usually then you get the call a month later of Hey, yeah, I got him on camera again. He's alive.
You're told it's a lot of tracking, really, is it the science to it?
But Damon told me there's also a lot of questions.