Do you think this deer will survive?

By Grant Woods,

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this deer has been on our do not shoot list this year. A neighbor must have made a bad arrow shot on him. Do you think he will survive?


It appears the wound channel is in the loin or muscle. As long as the wound doesn’t become infected I suspect the deer will survive.  The buck will likely produce a non-typical set of antlers next year.

Please keep me posted if you get more images of this buck!  Please don’t share on social media. Such images only serve to damage hunting.

Enjoy creation,


November, 11, 2015