Lost Deer This Season - Pass Through or No Pass Through

Discussion in 'Bowhunting' started by pruitt76, Dec 22, 2010.

Deer Lost This Season - Pass Through or No Pass Through

  1. Pass Through - Mechanical

  2. No Pass Through - Mechanical

  3. Pass Through - Fixed Blade

  4. No Pass Through - Fixed Blade

  1. pruitt76

    pruitt76 Well-Known Member

    Just curious to see how it all shakes out.
  2. Nuge Fan

    Nuge Fan Well-Known Member

    pass through, fixed blade (Muzzy MX-4)

  3. possum

    possum Moderator<br>2011-12 Deer Hunting Contest Winner<b

    Pass through....fixed....Montec.
  4. BullDog

    BullDog Well-Known Member

    Boy, more people shoot Fixed so I wonder how this will turn out. This is another tread to start some bashing.
  5. pruitt76

    pruitt76 Well-Known Member

    Yeah, I probably opened yet another can of worms here. :doh:
  6. Allen

    Allen Well-Known Member

    What about pass through mechanical (spitfire) dead deer?
  7. pruitt76

    pruitt76 Well-Known Member

    The one I lost this year I shot in the backstraps. I had an entry and exit hole but the arrow was still in the deer. I put that down for no pass through. To me a pass through is arrow on the ground. Is that everyone's opinion?
  8. possum

    possum Moderator<br>2011-12 Deer Hunting Contest Winner<b

    Lost Deer This Season

    That's my opinion as well.
  9. diggercat

    diggercat Well-Known Member

    Epek all the way.
  10. austincrutchfield

    austincrutchfield Well-Known Member

    heck i have not lost a deer this year, but all 3 i have shot with my bow was with slick tricks and i got 2 pass throughs and one non pass thru and still he didnt run 20 yards
  11. Nuge Fan

    Nuge Fan Well-Known Member

  12. austincrutchfield

    austincrutchfield Well-Known Member

    Guessin your thinkin of that kansas deer?
  13. deertrax

    deertrax Well-Known Member

    An entry hole in and an exit hole out equals 2 holes whether the arrow stuck in the ground or not. If there are two holes, the killing end of the arrow passed through the animal... not much damage done by the shaft or fletching that I know of.
    Last edited: Dec 23, 2010
  14. THExONE

    THExONE Moderator<br>Deer Hunting<br>2011-12 Deer Hunting

    One could argue that a arrow left in the deer could prevent some bleeding by applying continuous pressure to the wound.
  15. btech29

    btech29 Platnium Member<br>Forum Sponsor<br>Stud Duck

    Of course you can kill a deer without pass-thru. When talking from a treestand the exit being low on the body helps for a good blood trail. High holes usually equals poor blood trail. That is the one problem I have with ground blinds. Even with pass-thru the holes are higher on the body. It dont mean you wont find the deer but it sometimes makes it a little more difficult.
  16. geojag

    geojag Well-Known Member

    Do you think the arrow might hold the wound open to some extent?
  17. nwa_bowhunter

    nwa_bowhunter Well-Known Member

    I lost my first deer ever this season mid October. Complete pass through double lung shot with rage 2 blade that left a HUGE blood trail. Waited a little over an hour before getting down from climber so my buddy's hunt wouldn't be disturbed. We found the blood trail of the big fat old doe that I shot. Followed trail about 200 yards and found where she expired but she was gone. Just leaves all pushed away and huge blood puddle soaked in the dirt. No deer, 8 yards away was a neighbors ground blind on the common property. I'm pretty sure he took the deer but that was never confirmed.