At 20 yards or less, he/she will likely not "jump" the string to make you miss high. Corina, your's is a relatively predictable situation and one that more hunters experience than would like to admit. Consider: If you hit one lung, there are at least four layers of membrain, skin, muscle, etc. If it was a clean pass, some of these layers will overlap each other and poetntially close off the entry hole and stop the bleeding if he lays down (which you want him to do).Remember to bend at the waist so as to not lengthen your draw and make you miss high. The key is give him a couple hours before you begin to 'track', or in some cases, 'push' your deer.All hunters should strive to make ethical decisions even when a buck of a lifetime is in range.Experienced hunters must also pass on their knowledge to new hunters and all hunters must show the respect he or she has for the animal that is being hunted. Knockdown Shot About the Author and Website Owner Rub, Scrape, Corn Field, or Thicket Best Online Hunting Gear Stores Blood stopped after 100 yds what kind of hit?On every opportunity, a deer hunter must make a choice; is this placement and range ethical?It is ethical if it is within a hunter's ability, properly placed and with a sufficiently powerful weapon.Break the area up into small sections and walk those sections leaving no spot unlooked. Thanks again and good luck this year all of you thing i like about hunting. Hello, I am a 41 year old female who stated bow hunting 3 years ago. Tracked large amounts of blood, he was bleeding out both sides, bright red with some bubbles in the blood. The lungs and vitals cone their way from a deer's body mid way point to the front of deer's chest cavity with the large opening of the "cone" being in the middle front of the deer's body. By moving your 'red dot' on a perfect broad side shot four inches to the right (deer facing to the left), even a four inch miss to either side will be lethal.Is other hunters we always go out of our way to help another hunter. Thanks for the pics makes me feel more confendent in the woods now. thanks for the diagrams i didnot get a deer last year being my first yea hunting and not knowin where to place an arrow on a deer for the most painless death with out a lot of suffering good luck everyone im going out friday with my crossbow The anatomy diagrams is a great tool to look at from time to time. How far is it possible for a deer to run if it was one lunged? Your 'red dots' are generally ok, but I prefer about four inches to the right if the deer is facing the left. This give you a little wiggle room for error, the deer moving at release, or windage.
When you loose the trail circle ahead in the direction your markers are pointing while checking all the little trails in the area you will eventually find it again but it may be 20-40 yards or more between blood spots.Understanding the anatomy of whitetail deer, mule deer, elk, moose or other big game is important to making a quick and clean harvest.The most ethical placements have a large room for error and target the vitals, the lungs and heart.One of the most difficult aspects of shot placement on a deer is locating the vitals and avoiding the shoulder especially when bowhunting.Angles from tree stands and even the body position of the deer need to be considered.After you have established the direction the wounded deer went, they usually head for water, or low swampy areas. I heard a big whack, he jumped straight up into the air and took off like a shot.