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#5447244 - 11/28/14 12:41 PM Wounded deer
Tracey1970 Offline
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Registered: 11/04/14
Posts: 17
I saw a buck this morning with a broken leg. I could see the bone sticking out. And there was puss running down it. How would you handle the situation? He was a mature 8 point but i could tell he had already lost a lot of weight. You could see his hip bones and his spine. If I had shot him I do not think I would have eaten him. He was only 20 yards from me and his back right leg was just dangling. Would I have to tag him if I did shoot him? I don't think he will make it much longer. May call the game warden and find out what to do if I see him again.

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#5447250 - 11/28/14 12:47 PM Re: Wounded deer [Re: Tracey1970]
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Registered: 10/16/07
Posts: 8962
Loc: Arlington, Tx/Coke Cnty
Put him out of his misery. rifle
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#5447251 - 11/28/14 12:51 PM Re: Wounded deer [Re: Tracey1970]
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I would have shot him and left him where he fell.

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#5447253 - 11/28/14 12:52 PM Re: Wounded deer [Re: Tracey1970]
QuitShootinYoungBucks Offline
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Registered: 11/01/12
Posts: 6485
Loc: Lubbock, TX
SSS or call your warden
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#5447275 - 11/28/14 01:31 PM Re: Wounded deer [Re: scalebuster]
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Originally Posted By: scalebuster
I would have shot him and left him where he fell.

Been there done that.
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#5447282 - 11/28/14 01:42 PM Re: Wounded deer [Re: Tracey1970]
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Decision you have to make on the spot and one best kept to yourself. In the same situation, I likely would have done as others, it's a mercy "thang" LOL
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#5447329 - 11/28/14 02:36 PM Re: Wounded deer [Re: QuitShootinYoungBucks]
colt45 Offline
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Registered: 08/19/06
Posts: 5390
Loc: bastrop county
Originally Posted By: QuitShootinYoungBucks
SSS or call your warden
this
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#5447332 - 11/28/14 02:38 PM Re: Wounded deer [Re: Tracey1970]
World Casing Offline
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Registered: 11/27/14
Posts: 10
Loc: Spring, Texas(Klein)
Better off taking him. I agree with Western, its a "mercy" thing.

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#5447345 - 11/28/14 02:54 PM Re: Wounded deer [Re: Tracey1970]
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Registered: 09/29/07
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Loc: Emory, TX
By law, if you shoot him, you have to tag him. And, if in an AR county, he must meet AR's. Best thing to do is call your game warden and its possible he will say if you see him again put him down and then call him so he can come out.

I learned that lesson the hard way. I put a fawn out of its misery a few years ago that had crossed the road and got messed up, couldn't walk, etc. I shot it in the head with a handgun to put it out of its misery. I didn't move it or anything, I shot it where it had smashed into a fence. Someone pulled up and said they called the game warden. I got a ticket for that. I don't have a cell phone so couldn't have called beforehand. I just thought it was the right thing to do and I paid the price for it.


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#5447353 - 11/28/14 03:01 PM Re: Wounded deer [Re: Tracey1970]
Tff caribou Offline
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Registered: 08/27/12
Posts: 2997
Loc: Watauga, TX
Let nature run its course. A coyote will catch up to him eventually.
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#5447354 - 11/28/14 03:02 PM Re: Wounded deer [Re: Tracey1970]
cameron00 Offline
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Registered: 01/08/09
Posts: 8203
Loc: Texas
I have a buck with hoof rot hitting my feeder every day. He's a youngster, not legal, but he can't even put his foot down and his left rear ham is badly atrophied at this point.

I've decided to leave him be as he's made it this far. It's been a couple of months since I first saw him limping around, so I'm hoping he recovers.

Can't imagine how on earth he's evaded the yotes though. He can barely even move.

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#5447395 - 11/28/14 03:50 PM Re: Wounded deer [Re: Nathan at Fork]
wtr Offline
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Registered: 09/25/12
Posts: 486
Loc: West COMMA Texas
Originally Posted By: Nathan at Fork
By law, if you shoot him, you have to tag him. And, if in an AR county, he must meet AR's. Best thing to do is call your game warden and its possible he will say if you see him again put him down and then call him so he can come out.

I learned that lesson the hard way. I put a fawn out of its misery a few years ago that had crossed the road and got messed up, couldn't walk, etc. I shot it in the head with a handgun to put it out of its misery. I didn't move it or anything, I shot it where it had smashed into a fence. Someone pulled up and said they called the game warden. I got a ticket for that. I don't have a cell phone so couldn't have called beforehand. I just thought it was the right thing to do and I paid the price for it.

That's crap. That GW should be fired on the spot IMO.

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#5447557 - 11/28/14 06:01 PM Re: Wounded deer [Re: Tracey1970]
603Country Offline
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Registered: 07/03/12
Posts: 4875
Loc: Central Texas
Some years ago I was walking to a stand and came across a young doe with an arrow hanging out of her rectum. Poor thing was almost dead. I shot her, recovered the arrow and delivered it to the guy I knew had shot her with it.

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#5447570 - 11/28/14 06:08 PM Re: Wounded deer [Re: Tracey1970]
TonyinVA Offline
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Registered: 03/24/14
Posts: 1856
Loc: Virginia, USA
I would have shot him and put him out of his misery, tagged him and contacted the game warden. In VA if you shoot a deer and the meat is questionable due to the animal being sick/infected they will give you a replacement tag.

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#5447574 - 11/28/14 06:12 PM Re: Wounded deer [Re: Tracey1970]
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Registered: 08/27/08
Posts: 9287
Loc: Bandera, Tx
I would have killed him and never posted it on here.
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