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Location: cecil pa
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Hey guys i shot a doe tonight. Although it was in the last mins of the shooting hours. We could'nt even find the arrow to check it for blood. So my question is do you guys think the meat will still be good tomorow. Im in southwestern pa and are temps have been in the 30's and 40's with highs of 45 and lows of 33. Do you think the meat will still be good tomrow at like 400?

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It is going to depend mainly on whether there was enough damage from the arrow to let the gasses escape. It is really a hard one to call. The ouside temperature is not really the most important consideration.

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Location: West Carleton, Ottawa, Canada
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Sounds like a "sausage deer" to me...

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Location: upstate New York
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Hi Racer, maybe you should have got a flashlight and went back out there to find her. This being a doe I suspect you shot at her for the meat not the trophy . Risking a shot at dark with a bow should mean you are willing to retrieve the deer even if you loose daylight. Sorry but I hear to many stories of bow shot deer left for the coyotes. Shame on You!

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Location: NE Kansas
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Wondering what happened Think Surely you went back to find her!

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Joined: 07/03/2006
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Well??? What happened. Ever find your arrow or the deer?

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Location: Wandering the World, Currently at Ft. Campbell, KY
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Hope you went back out and tracked her. Next time try this little trick in locating a blod trail. Mix peroxide with a couple drops of yellow food coloring. Helps to find and follow blood trails.