Much of the content of this podcast, and many others, is focused on getting you a shot opportunity on a whitetail deer. But once you've taken the shot, what now? There's good news and bad news here. The bad news is, once the shot is fired, you can't control anything about the flight of your chosen projectile, the reaction of the animal, or the quality of the hit. The good news is, after the shot is fired, there are a lot of things you can make sure to execute perfectly to give you the best odds of recovering your deer.
In this episode of the How to Hunt Deer podcast, Josh talks with Shane Simpson about what to do after the shot and how to blood trail your deer. Shane is an avid hunter, and each fall, he undertakes lots of tracks with his dog Callie. Over the years, Shane has learned a thing or two about about blood trailing deer, like what you should do immediately after the shot, best practices when it comes to taking up the trail, and when to call in the help of a dog to track your deer. This episode is packed with info that will help you be more successful this fall.
If you’re not familiar with Shane, go check out his Youtube channel, Shane Simpson Hunting, where you can find videos of him tracking with Callie, his deer hunts, and a ton of turkey hunting content as well.
Shane's Youtube channel