Montana Damage Hunt Available in Portion of HD 640
A friend and I traveled to MT last weekend to hunt this late season damage hunt. The FWP provided names of landowners who needed help, and everyone was very grateful to have us hunt. We arrived Saturday morning, hunted Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning and returned home. The total number of deer seen was very high, and the hunt wasn't hard.
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...