Season 08 Episode 24

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“Big Deal” Neal McCullough’s luck continues this season as he tags out on a unique buck in Wisconsin. Franki Clark bowhunts October whitetails and has two great encounters in one night, one of which ends with a perfect shot on a dandy buck.

As always, the best real world bowhunting video action is right here on Bowhunt or Die!

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  1. jeremy kuehn says:

    Another “It wasn’t a great decision on that shot”. So don’t take it then!! Very disappointing. So is the justification of – “I didn’t want him to walk under me and have no shot”. That isn’t the right way to think about it! If that’s what happens, then you’ll be out there chasing him another day. Fellow bowhunters on here – LEARN from this! Quartering towards is NOT a shot you want to take! Very little room for error! Think of how disappointed you would be if you miss just a little and gut shot it or hit it in the leg. Hopefully you’ll be sick to your stomach knowing that you just wounded the animal. These animals we chase deserve more respect than this. High quality shots are what should be shown on here. People who are learning to bow hunt will watch this show and think ”well they did it on the show and it worked”. Take the time to learn and practice high quality shots that result in ethical hunting. You will have greater success in the field and you’ll feel good knowing the animal was taken cleanly and ethically. I’m glad you recognized and acknowledged you got lucky with this outcome and you shouldn’t have shot. And that you took the correct approach of giving him time to expire. Hopefully other bowhunters who watch this show learn from it and don’t repeat this type of shot in the future.

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    • Or a guy could quit buying into the speed hype and build a 450+ grain arrow with a decent FOC and fixedblade BH. Then you wouldn’t have to worry about the shoulder and drill them.

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  2. Ed Vance says:

    Interesting that there was just a thread on “why not to take a quartering to shot” on this website. And how it was a “lousy option”. Is this a case of “do what I say, not what I do”? Maybe just too much pressure in the internet and TV hunting world to remain a pro staffer and “lay down some footage.” What’s next, 2 bucks 1 tag? #brackett

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  3. Paul Crave says:

    Good thing Franki’s buck didn’t run hard after the shot. He didn’t bleed much at all. Perfect shot, but all the bleeding was inside.

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  4. Unknown media Error Again. Bummer!

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    • Dan – what sort of device are you on? Computer, phone, tablet? Seems to be working okay from here.

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      • Darin Palmer says:

        same issue on my computer. Plays fine on my iphone.

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  5. Gary harrington says:

    unfortunately this happens more than we’ll ever know and the only ones who do find out about it are the gun hunters who go into the woods and find our wounded/dead deer. I understand that a lot can happen even with the best offered broadside side but to even risk a shot of a quartering to you shot is crazy. we all want to be successful in taking a nice deer with the bow but i think i would have waited for that better opportunity . On another note bowhunting .com doesn’t necessarily need to air that footage either. don’t reward the guy by putting that video up to watch………just saying

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  6. James Patrick Auton says:

    After watching the video of Neal McCullough’s taking the forward quartering shot and recover the deer was very lucky for him. I was in the same situation this year in Ohio on a very nice buck that presented himself with a forward quartering opportunity at 20 yards. Placed my sights from my crossbow on his shoulder and pulled the trigger and the buck turned and ran from the direction he had traveled in from. I heard a crushing sound when my bolt hit him and disappointing after searching the area, I found no blood or even no evidence i struck the deer. He ran with my bolt in the shoulder. Searched three different occasions for the buck with no successful recovery. I should had waited for an broadside shot into the lungs.

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