Thought I would make my grandfather roll over.
We have all been told that after we make a good shot wait 20 minutes and then go find the deer. The animal will lie down and die. (mulies shure white tail dunno) The reasoning is that if you go after it quickly the adrenalin will kick in and it will go farther.
But wait the whitetail deer was just shot, I think this would get anyones adrenalin going it is in pain. I think the juices are going. The only dif is if the animal slows down to a walk due to the hunter waiting or it is running due to a hunter going after it imediatly. Muck harder for blood to clot when running than walking. You could argue pros and cons of this and I am hoping that is what is going to happen.
Since I am a doubting kind of person I allways wondered about this wait thing.
The only study I know of this type was done in Alabama and they used only bow hunters. The study showed by a decent margin that going after white tail deer imediatly, the animal was found closer and many more deer were found, than the way that has been passed down forever and forever (the wait a few minutes approach).
Does any one know of any other honest attempts to answer this? I know grampa and cuz will say dif, but has there been a concerted effort by a large group?