Do you aim high or low when shooting from a tree stand?
When bowhunting from a treestand that’s roughly 20 feet high and shooting at deer 15 yards or more away bowhunters might need to aim slightly lower than they would when shooting from ground level.12-Jan-2017
Do you aim high or low when shooting downhill with a bow?
You want to shoot for the horizontal distance rather than the line-of-sight distance. Whether shooting steeply uphill or downhill you’ll want to aim slightly lower to hit your target.01-Sept-2019
How many shots does a crossbow last?
Reading comments across multiple forums it appears most limbs on crossbows give out at about 1500-2000 shots. And many people experience failures at as little as 500 with cams and strings.05-Oct-2018
What does bright red blood from a deer mean?
Bright red blood can indicate a heart shot or possible leg wound. Dark red blood usually means a hit to the liver. Blood that is mixed with green or brown material and has an odor usually means a gut-shot which will require more time and patience. Schools of thought vary on how long you should wait on a deer.21-Sept-2012
What does bubbles in deer blood mean?
Bright red blood indicates bleeding from arteries. Darker blood indicates bleeding from veins. Blood that has bubbles or looks frothy could indicate a lung hit. Fluid that is greenish has tallow or is clear can indicate an intestinal shot.
How long after shooting a deer is the meat good?
If you wait too long to recover the deer the blood will spoil and ruin the meat. The old bowhunters’ rule is to wait eight to 12 hours before following a gut-shot deer. If you wait that long when it’s 50 degrees or above your intentions may be good but there’s a good chance you will lose that meat.08-Sept-2020
Where can I find a deer with no blood trail?
What shot angle should you never take?
This angle offers a poor shot opportunity and should not be taken. Heavy shoulder bones shield the majority of vital organs from penetration. The animal is typically looking toward the hunter and will likely spot the hunter’s movements.
Will a gut-shot deer circle back?
Deer will circle back to the area where they were wounded because it’s their home. Come back later the next day and do another sweep. Only you can determine when enough is enough but at some point you’ll have to accept the inevitable. You may not find the deer.08-Sept-2018
How often should I wax my crossbow string?
It is recommended that you apply wax to your strings and cables about every 75 shots but it won’t hurt to apply a light coat every time you take that crossbow out into the elements.06-Jun-2017