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#5552775 - 01/19/15 07:59 PM Any chance this guy survives? Bad shot on a buck.
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Registered: 01/08/09
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Neighbor pulled a bad shot on this buck and hit him where you can see the little hole around his elbow.

I'm guessing the yotes have been on him since then as something sure is getting after his neck. This is a 3-yr-old buck that we had agreed not to shoot, so I'm a little hacked off about that, but whatever. This picture was taken yesterday (camera is 1 day off), and the shot was New Year's Day. He's made it 3 weeks, but it obviously losing a lot of weight and struggling, though he's hitting my feeder. He wasn't skinny before.

Think he'll make it?



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#5552808 - 01/19/15 08:14 PM Re: Any chance this guy survives? Bad shot on a buck. [Re: cameron00]
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Yes. It appears that the deer was quartering away. The neighbor shot near where the leg meets the body(deers head down) exited and then blew off the big chunk of skin. He will more than likely survive. Or the other way around and hit him in the neck and exited the leg from an elevated position


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#5552878 - 01/19/15 08:43 PM Re: Any chance this guy survives? Bad shot on a buck. [Re: cameron00]
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Hope so. He will be a dandy in a couple years.

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#5552882 - 01/19/15 08:45 PM Re: Any chance this guy survives? Bad shot on a buck. [Re: cameron00]
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Is the weight loss not a significant concern? I have another pic of him from the other side and his rib cage is pretty pronounced at this point.

He wasn't huge before, but he was a full bodied buck. This is after only 3 weeks.

Anyhow, I hope he makes it. I think you nailed it on the shot entrance/exit.

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#5552905 - 01/19/15 08:53 PM Re: Any chance this guy survives? Bad shot on a buck. [Re: cameron00]
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Im voting for survival..

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#5552944 - 01/19/15 09:10 PM Re: Any chance this guy survives? Bad shot on a buck. [Re: cameron00]
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Yup, hope he survives to die.

smile
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#5552961 - 01/19/15 09:19 PM Re: Any chance this guy survives? Bad shot on a buck. [Re: cameron00]
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Well, fortunately I put out my incredible patent-pending homemade protein feeder today and filled it with corn/protein mix, so he should have plenty to chow on to get his strength back.

For reference:



Note the impressive waterproofing and varmint protection device up top.

He'll eat well for months.

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#5552998 - 01/19/15 09:34 PM Re: Any chance this guy survives? Bad shot on a buck. [Re: cameron00]
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Ill take the under 3 days on coons having all the goodies out. bolt

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#5553049 - 01/19/15 10:04 PM Re: Any chance this guy survives? Bad shot on a buck. [Re: cameron00]
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I would think he will survive. He does not seem super underweight or anything. Most hard rutting bucks look worse off than he does. The wound itself appears to be healing already. So as long as he is eating he should be able to fight off infection. But deer are funny animals sometimes they survive when you think there is no chance at all and other times they seem to die for no reason. But good luck on him that will be a good story for him if he continues to grow and you guys get to harvest him in a few years. On a side note do you have a patent on the protein feeder design?

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#5553077 - 01/19/15 10:19 PM Re: Any chance this guy survives? Bad shot on a buck. [Re: cameron00]
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If the coyotes don't get him he'll make it, but I don't think he will improve rack. I've been wrong before though. Just ask my wife.

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#5553082 - 01/19/15 10:22 PM Re: Any chance this guy survives? Bad shot on a buck. [Re: cameron00]
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That "coyotes on his neck" is him trying to keep it clean. Looks like he's doing a good job of it.

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#5553084 - 01/19/15 10:23 PM Re: Any chance this guy survives? Bad shot on a buck. [Re: cameron00]
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I think he'll make it. He's survived this far and is likely getting better mobility out of that leg than when the shot first occurred. Spring green-up is not too far off and your new buffet should help him out until then. If he can avoid infection I believe you'll see him next year.
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#5553113 - 01/19/15 10:50 PM Re: Any chance this guy survives? Bad shot on a buck. [Re: cameron00]
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My money would be on the deer.
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#5553130 - 01/19/15 10:59 PM Re: Any chance this guy survives? Bad shot on a buck. [Re: dogcatcher]
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My money would be on the deer.
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#5553173 - 01/19/15 11:42 PM Re: Any chance this guy survives? Bad shot on a buck. [Re: cameron00]
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Lol yah I'd say your coons are gonna eat very well over the next few days, hope the deer get a few meals at least
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