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
How long should you wait to track a deer?
Wait 30 minutes to an hour before looking for deer. Approach it as if it were alive and be ready to dispatch it. If blood trail plays out search for more in concentric circles or a grid pattern. Most counties allow using tracking dogs to find a deer that cannot be located.25-Jan-2018
Should I aim low from a treestand?
Editor Christian Berg’s Answer: First the question of whether to aim higher or lower on steep uphill and downhill shots is a classic. Many people think the answer must be different but in fact what you want to do is aim LOWER for BOTH.04-Nov-2015
What is the average bow shot on a deer?
Some archers flatly condemn shots beyond 20 or 30 yards yet official statistics from Pope and Young and other record clubs support a more practical view of shot distance on deer. For whitetail deer entered into the P&Y record book average shot distance is about 19 yards.04-Nov-2010
Where to shoot a deer and drop it in its tracks?
The Spot You Need To Hit. With a quality bullet or slug you can kill a broadside deer in its tracks by shooting through the near-side shoulder and into (or through) the off-side shoulder. And if you have the skills gear and time to be extra precise in your shot placement hit a bit high in the shoulder.12-Dec-2018
How fast should my crossbow shoot?
Modern crossbows typically generate speeds anywhere from 280-350 feet per second with some models topping 400 fps. Despite the speed advantage today’s crossbows hold over the average compound bow I still believe the maximum effective range for crossbow hunters is about the same as it is for vertical bowhunters.06-Sept-2011
What grain broadhead should I use for crossbow?
Utilizing the shorter and lighter arrows of the crossbow broadheads should weigh 90 to 125 grains. Heavier heads put the balance point too far forward on the arrow causing it to come out of the bow front-heavy. Lighter heads put the balance point too far back on the arrow making it back-heavy.
How fast is a crossbow bolt in mph?
Re: FPS to MPH Just input 350 fps = mph the search will get you the answer of 238.64 MPH.01-Mar-2012
Can you use a regular rifle scope on a crossbow?
Rifle scopes can be used successfully on crossbows provided that the scope is a quality optic that can handle multi-directional ‘recoil’ and has features such as adjustable parallax under 100 yards.03-Nov-2021
Will a crossbow damage a rifle scope?
There is no way a crossbow will damage a decent centerfire rifle scope.04-Apr-2008