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    Im guessing that bull is dead somewhere and that it could be likely you got both lungs. Grid the area and keep looking if you have the time. That broad head could have hit the far shoulder and bounced back like said before, with the pounds you shoot and weight of those arrows I would think you would blow through a rib. I shot a spike this year and hit a rib square on...it busted that rib in two and still was a complete pass through @ 40 yards. Good luck on what sounds like a great bull.

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    what did the arrow and blood show?
    how much of the arrow had blood?

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    There was good blood on the entire arrow, I could tell it was lung blood. As far as blood trail it was pretty minimal.

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    that is odd.

    if your able to get back out and look for him, I would suggest it. There is no way the bull will live with one lung, he is dead somewhere..you just got to find him.

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    Being that it is a fixed broadhead I'm going to say there was no way it failed. I agree with the others that you dead centered a bone. Good luck I hope you find him.

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    this sounds like my experience to a T a few years ago. I later found there is a hollow spot just above the lungs and below the spine a good 6 to 8 inches where there is no vitals whatsoever. Not even sure if that bull is dead.

    So sorry for your experience. I know how it feels.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Montana View Post
    this sounds like my experience to a T a few years ago. I later found there is a hollow spot just above the lungs and below the spine a good 6 to 8 inches where there is no vitals whatsoever. Not even sure if that bull is dead.

    So sorry for your experience. I know how it feels.
    I totally agree with you. A few years ago I shot a nice buck in his bed, and I blood trailed him several hundred yards and the blood trail dryed up. I was back in the same spot a few weeks later and seen him and he appeared totally healthy.

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    I too have witnessed something similar, there is a "hollow spot". So it's a possibility with your buck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Montana View Post
    this sounds like my experience to a T a few years ago. I later found there is a hollow spot just above the lungs and below the spine a good 6 to 8 inches where there is no vitals whatsoever. Not even sure if that bull is dead.

    So sorry for your experience. I know how it feels.
    I agree there is a 'dead zone' between the top of lungs and spine, but his arrow was covered in good blood, apparently lung blood. That bull is dead or dying somewhere.
    Live to hunt, hunt to live.

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    Did you get to go back and look for him?

 

 

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