Re: Deer Reaction to shot. Input Please
Interestingly, I was watching a hunting show on the TV today. There was a Buck and a Doe, with the buck standing about 10yds past the doe. The doe was in a bit of a low spot as well.
At the shot (which was right on target), the buck ducked and bolted (dead on his feet). The Doe jumped straight up and bucked once, kicked and ran off. I think she was startled by the concussion over her back.
If she didn't hump up (curve her back upward), you probably didn't hit her, just scared her. In my experience, If they jump, kick and 'hump up', then they've been hit.
Hope this helps,
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