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My theory on deer is that if you don't hit them in a way that shocks/breaks their spine, but you still make a very good shot, they will die in 5 seconds.  So will a human.  The difference is that we flop around on the ground and complain about it (I assume).  Their only response is to run like hell no matter what.  So in 5 seconds they cover a lot of ground even though they're in the act of dying.

My first deer was a perfect 60 yard shot in the heart.  It ran 100+ yards and due to no pumping heart, left no trail (drop every 5 feet on fall leaves).  My uncle was a great hunter and tracked it and we found it.  

Birds could be a different matter, they do tend to flop for more than 5 seconds even with their head removed.
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