Location: Wandering the World, Currently at Ft. Campbell, KY
I used to hunt up in WI when I was growing up and the biggest I ever shot in that area was a 12 pointer. There are some huge bucks up there if you have the patience to wait for them to come in range.
Any idea of what part of Three Lakes they were hunting?
The goal of all hunters is a quick, humane kill where the animal drops in it's tracks and is dead within seconds. But in a pursuit that has as many variables as hunting, sometimes things don't quite go according to plan. However, game can be tracked and recovered with the right skills and with patience.
First of all, you need to wait the right amount of time after the shot before tracking a wounded animal. I've heard estimates of waiting 30 minutes for a hit in the vitals and 5-8 hours for a...