Petersen's Exclusive: Trail Cam Captures Arrow Hitting Buck

Setup: Double Bull Primos Blind overlooking water and a cottonseed feeder

Shot Distance: 15 yards

Gear: Parker Compound Bow, Easton Full Metal Jacket 400, Muzzy four blade 125 grain, Little Goose by Scott

As a hunting guide and wildlife manager at LongFellow Ranch in West Texas, Aram Barsch has seen his fair share of all that hunting can throw at you.


But rare even for him was the buck he recently photographed with a trail cam just milliseconds after it was hit by a bowhunter's arrow.


With a 6-year-old mule deer buck standing broadside at 15 yards, Barsch's client sent his arrow high of the vital region, causing the buck to take a nose dive into the ground. With a shot in no man's land, the buck jumped up and ran off just after the picture was taken.

After tracking the deer for 120 yards, Barsch said they found the arrow but no deer. At 250 yards they broke off their search, never spotting a drop of blood.

Several days later the same buck showed up on trail cameras, showing off the wound that had begun to heal.

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