- Dec 5, 2011
It is odd,but yotes can clean one pretty quick
Buddy shot one at Knox a few years ago, nice buck. He hit it back and went in next morning and the yotes had eaten some of his hams off and started on his guts. He was still alive, had to put another shot on him.I shot a doe with ML, and liver shot her. Right at dark, December. Bumped her three times, and finally just left. She was near the neighbor's house, 100 yards or so. Went back next morning at daylight. Found her, but yotes found her first. She was alive when they found her because her throat was ripped out. They ate most of one ham, and 1/3 of the other. Chewed up both shoulders pretty good too. I cut out the backstraps and left the rest....
Buddy shot one at Knox a few years ago, nice buck. He hit it back and went in next morning and the yotes had eaten some of his hams off and started on his guts. He was still alive, had to put another shot on him.
I’ll agree, the recovery of the antlers is the most important it seems. I’m guilty of getting down and start trailing immediately, so far it’s worked out for me. I’m not above leaving one overnight or calling in the dogs, but it’s definitely not my go to. Seems like the go back in the morning is the new cool tv thing.I’m starting to get the sense that nowadays people are not as aggressive on there recovery efforts, it happens I understand been there before but I stayed all night tracking for recovery, finding it is great but the loss of meat is terrible with people sticking deer and looking hours or days later in warm temperatures, tracking dogs and lets back out mentality looses a lot of good meat, kind of defeats the conservation purpose