Re: Lots and Lots of hair
I suspect that is what happened call it a glancing shot,...proably hit a little to one side, took out a rib/cartilage of the brisket and then went along side of deer shaving hair. But never hit anything vital...., I fully appreciate and understand your dedication to recovering game it is what we should all strive for,...sometimes things just don't work out.
My first buck I ever got was a strong quartering on shot, with a 30-30 at 15 yards, from a tree stand, I aimed right of center towards the near shoulder to travel through to the off shoulder. He expired quickly after about a 20 yard run but I could not believe the bullet DIDN'T EXIT! It was a 170 win silver tip, there is a lot of structure there in the brisket and I'm always leary about taking that shot.