Norma ECOSTRIKE 30-06 Springfield 10,7g
Watch this series and learn more about what to do and what to search for if the shot animal leaves the location. By going to the point of strike, the place where the animal was standing when it took the shot, and look for signs such as fur, blood, bones and other traces, you can analyze where the animal took the shot. After this, you can start searching for the wounded game. Shot Analysis with Steffen Foullon is a unique and educative series, focusing on ethical hunting and wounded game recovery.
In this first episode, Team Norma member Steffen Foullon guides us through a shot analysis of a front leg hit on a roe deer. This type of shot placement is common among hunters, due to underestimating the distance between the shooter and the animal, and this shot placement leaves certain traces. At the point of strike, you will usually find tubular shaped bones, bone marrow, meat and light to blonde colored fur, that indicate a front leg hit.
In this episode, you get to follow as Steffen Foullon makes a shot analysis of a gut shot on a roe deer. There are certain things to look for that are very specific for this kind of shot placement. You will usually find green digested plant material, sometimes liver, grainy, dark red blood as well as a strong smell.
In this third episode of Shot Analysis, Steffen Foullon performs a shot analysis of a lung hit on a roe deer. For this kind of shot placement, you will usually find light colored blood, blistered blood, and soft and light colored lung tissue on the ground. These strike signals mean that you can be sure that the deer is dead, and you often do not need to call a dog handler in order to recover the wounded game, as the blood trail will lead you to it.
The forth episode of Shot Analysis shows Steffen Foullon performing a shot analysis of a roe deer that has taken a shot to its head. This is a serious shot placement, and it is important to follow the right steps afterwards. The kill zone on the head is very small, and a shot aimed at the head often ends up hitting the jaw area. This leaves the roe deer completely mobile, so it can run for a long time which makes it harder to chase after. For a shot placed in the head, you will usually find very distinctive hollow structured bone fragments, gum, teeth and saliva. These signals mean that you immediately have to call a dog handler with a fast dog that is able to chase the deer down. The deer will keep running, and eventually it will start to breathe its own blood and become weaker, and that’s when you can get a hold of it and recover the wounded game.