- Jan 23, 2016
As details start to come back to me I am realizing it wasn’t a paunch hit. When I pulled the shoulder a couple gallons of blood came out, there eas no stomach contents in it. I do the gutless and always grab the tenders last. I slice the belly to let some guts out to relieve pressure on against the tenders, the stomach was still intact and bloated so nothing had punctured it. I’m starting to think it was whatever was in his throat. It looked very freshly chewed and didn’t have any bile or show any signs of breakdown in the grass.I shot a sheep a long time ago. She was facing down hill about 45 degrees. I made what a young kid thinks is a good shot, just behind her shoulder, but hit paunch, hydraulic-ing her lunch through both shoulders. We did not find one square inch of edible meat after that shot. Very disappointing.
This hit could have done a similar thing. Hard to know without a necropsy, or at least cutting the bull open and taking a look. And some pics; some of us like details!
Oh and here’s a picture!