What does DRT mean?

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  1. gusd

    gusd Well-Known Member

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    As title says what does DRT mean to you?
    I feel this is a term used very loosely on this forum and am curious to learn some members definitions.
     
  2. codyadams

    codyadams Well-Known Member

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    Dead Right There
     
  3. J E Custom

    J E Custom Well-Known Member

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    In my opinion, it means = Dead Right There. (Did not run at all)

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  4. codyadams

    codyadams Well-Known Member

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    Also known as a "Bang Flop".
     
  5. gusd

    gusd Well-Known Member

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    So like the animals die instantly or they just fall over and are laying there?
     
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    Bullet hits animal animal does not take another breath.
     
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  7. gusd

    gusd Well-Known Member

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    Because I have bang flopped a few animals but the hits are spine, head,or pin the front shoulder shots and in the case of the spine or shoulder shots not by definition DRT.
     
  8. Gwine

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    Down right there, dead right there. Drops at the hit and wether instantly dead or not, does not recover.
     
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  9. bigngreen

    bigngreen Well-Known Member

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    I think it's a term us way to loosely, I've seen the DRT shot be basically you just paralyzed the animal but it's very much alive and requires dispatching which for me puts that shot into the category of a gut shot or blowing the legs of.
    To me if an animal drops at the shot and it's DRT it had better be dead but in my experience that's less the case than just paralyzed then dieing slow while your throwing high fives around. I absalutely hate to see an animal drops anymore, you have no idea if it's dead or not!!
     
  10. RockyMtnMT

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    I think the previous posts define drt. I think too much expectation of this phenomena exists. An animal traveling after impact should be expected. If the shot is good and terminal performance of the bullet is good the animal should be dead in 5-10 sec. If the animal runs for this amount of time a hunter should be able to track that animal for 100y give or take.
     
  11. LVJ76

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    Drop right there. Lots of times the animal drops where it stood but does not die immediately. It may take a minute ot two to expire but it's knocked out and I assume no suffering. I've seen this on Desert Mulies where you walk the desert floor and the shots that are 50m or less through thick brush, you shoot, animal drops, you walk up to the animal and it's knocked out, alive trying to breathe and we've finished them off there.

    There's been cases where the animal is hit and won't move at all, it just takes a bit to lay down and expire. And some are instant deaths.
     
  12. shphtr

    shphtr Well-Known Member

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    For me and for the way I use DRT the meaning is DEAD RIGHT THERE. To ME that is self explanatory. It for me does not mean DROP right there, DYING right there, DO-NOTHING right, it means the animal expired prob BEFORE it hit the ground. As an example I will use the most recent Dall Sheep I shot this past season - the ram collapsed on top of its shadow. On caping/butchering the ram I found the top half of the heart completely gone and the off side shoulder full of bone fragments and blood shot meat. (300 WM, 215 Berger, 2850 FPS, 412’) For me he was DRT. If to you it is unclear what the author has in mind it is certainly appropriate to ask him or her to clarify. That’s my story an I’m sticking to it.
     
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  13. aushunter1

    aushunter1 Well-Known Member

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    On a lighter note I like the initials DDG.

    For me that means Drop Dead Gorgeous.

    I use it all the time when driving around town & see someone of the opposite persuasion that looks very attractive.

    Sorry to go off topic but I sometimes get sick of all this abbreviation crap.

    Please carry on :D
     
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  14. J E Custom

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    It also normally means that you made a good shot. Most every thing shot has some brain activity after the shot for a few seconds and are rarely brain dead instantly. I have shot many deer with a bow and the heart was still beating for a few seconds but the animal was unconscious. (No Pain).

    The goal of every hunter should be to put the animal down quick, to be as humane as possible. And normally by the time you reach the animal, he is gone.

    J E CUSTOM
     
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