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Folks, I’m a little perplexed by today’s video.
I can’t for the life of me figure out what actually happens. Maybe you guys can help me.
Just to set the stage a little bit, the guys from the Huntin Grounds Facebook channel were out filming when a deer came into range. The bow hunter takes aim and releases. The arrow lands with a “THWACK”…right in the hind quarters. Not ideal.
Take a look:
At first, it just looks like a bad shot.
And you know what? Bad shots happen. At one point or another, most hunters have missed the vitals and wounded an animal. It’s a sickening feeling, but they can’t all be clean kills.
But then, they show the footage in slow-motion. And it almost looks like the fletching bounces off the deer’s front shoulder and sticks in the hind quarters.
It sounds crazy, but a lot of people claim to have seen something like this in real life (usually while target shooting). I don’t know. What do you guys think? Is it possible?
At any rate, there’s a bit of good news for this deer. The arrow actually hit an artery, and the animal bled out shortly after the video ends. So that’s good. At least it didn’t suffer.