5 year old buck +
It's hunting season here and I spent the day butchering. Don't have time for games. The only thing I need to clarify here is that I don't recall saying penetration is not important. I may have said that penetration is not an issue for me on some thread, but I never said it is unimportant (that I can recall, and if I did, I misspoke). Penetration is important. A complete pass-through shot, especially from an elevated angle, provides the best and most reliable blood trail. With my setup, and the size of my deer, penetration would only become a factor if I had a very poor shot selection choice.Since you are a instructor of cervidae anatomy let’s have a closed book quiz.
1. How many ribs does a whitetail have?
2. What is the lowest number rib where you will locate the diaphragm?
3. Will that be dorsal or ventral?
4. What structure related to digestion that humans have a whitetail does not?
5. What structure on the thoracic vertebrae does a whitetail have a lot of where a human does not?
7. What structure is well developed in the whitetail that allow single pneumothorax to be minimal in effect?
8. Other than penetration…….which you claim is not important……….what does a sharp broad head minimize in clotting of bleeding?
9. What ganglion lies medial to the scapula?
10. What bone in the shoulder does a human have a whitetail does not?
Answers will be posted in a few.