A surprise from my Iowa buck this season!

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  1. slickyboyboo

    slickyboyboo Member

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    While cleaning the buck I killed back earlier this season, he had a big knot on his left side slightly behind the shoulder. It turned out to be a broadhead from being shot in a past season. It had passed completely through, and was lodged on the exit side just under the skin. I sent it to a taxidermist and had him clean it up with dermestid beetles. It appears to be an STOS 2-blade with a piece of a wooden shaft still attached.

    I got it back this last week, and figured some of y’all might find it interesting, so thought I might pass along some pics.

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  3. Ishi

    Ishi PMA Member

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    Very interesting indeed! Thanks for sharing.
     
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    Wow. Very cool. Did he have anything abnormal or unique for his rack?
     
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    Nothing odd at all, he was actually very symmetrical, and healthy. Field dressed 201 lbs.

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    That is interesting, thanks for sharing.
     
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    That’s cool. Looks neat all cleaned up.
     
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    Crazy

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    Wow, that pretty cool. Somebody was scratching their head over "where that deer went down". Not exactly a commercial for the STOS 2-blade!
     
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    My thoughts exactly, the other shooter was good L to R, but I guess he misjudged distance and hit real low. I agree, not the greatest showing for the STOS.
     
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    Whitetails are tough!
     
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    Maybe A dumb question but what bones are still surrounding the broadhead in the cleaned up pic? Doesn't look like all calcium buildup, bottom of rib cage and rib?
     
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    It’s two separate ribs, and it has calcification between the two, around the head, fusing them together.
     
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    Very interesting! Would be fun to know exactly what angle the shot was from and exactly what itwent through to get there. Nice buck too! Congrats!
     
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    That is neat, critters have a way of living through more than we often think they can. I have found 2 broadheads while skinning deer..... one was actually lodged in the back of a skull just behind the ear canal.
     
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    That is very interesting, thanks for sharing. Tough animals for sure.
     
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    Absolutely.... tough as nails!
     
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    Man that's nuts.... They are survivors...
     
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    Very interesting—just shows how tough they are.
     
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    It is truly amazing, their will to live.
     

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