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#6064864 - 12/03/15 02:20 PM Shoot or Not to Shoot
YellowDog Offline
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Registered: 09/27/12
Posts: 752
Loc: No Place to Hunt/Fish
While sitting in the blind the other day. I see a nice 8 point walking down the neighbor’s side of the fence. The buck is badly limping, has a rough spot on his back. Like he was hit by a truck. Do I put the deer out of his misery or let him walk? I’m kicking myself for letting him walk.
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#6064874 - 12/03/15 02:25 PM Re: Shoot or Not to Shoot [Re: YellowDog]
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That's poaching. Be a tough call to make. But a felony it is nonetheless. And depending on what GW you got you could be arrested or given a pass, regardless of the circumstances.

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#6064880 - 12/03/15 02:28 PM Re: Shoot or Not to Shoot [Re: YellowDog]
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That's when it would have been nice to know your neighbor bang
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#6064909 - 12/03/15 02:40 PM Re: Shoot or Not to Shoot [Re: YellowDog]
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Gotta shoot him and say he jumped the fence if you're worried about the trouble. It's the right thing to do if the deer is suffering.
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#6064912 - 12/03/15 02:42 PM Re: Shoot or Not to Shoot [Re: YellowDog]
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Not sure the GW would agree, but I bet your neighbor would be okay with it if you can prove he was injured/suffering.
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#6064942 - 12/03/15 03:01 PM Re: Shoot or Not to Shoot [Re: YellowDog]
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It would be against the law.

Wild animals are tuff critters if its not legal and you don't want to decorate it with you tag for what it is I say let mother nature sort it out. Good shot the deer will live.
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#6064959 - 12/03/15 03:11 PM Re: Shoot or Not to Shoot [Re: redchevy]
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Originally Posted By: redchevy
It would be against the law.

Wild animals are tuff critters if its not legal and you don't want to decorate it with you tag for what it is I say let mother nature sort it out. Good shot the deer will live.


^ This - Mother Nature has a way of sorting things out - coyotes gotta eat too.

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#6065742 - 12/03/15 09:36 PM Re: Shoot or Not to Shoot [Re: YellowDog]
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Shoot the deer? Not even a question. The law is not above an animal suffering in my opinion. Any game warden that doesn't let that pass needs to reevaluate why he is a game warden.
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#6065888 - 12/03/15 11:28 PM Re: Shoot or Not to Shoot [Re: brew0216]
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Shooting an animal over a fence is still shooting an animal over a fence, injured or not. I can't think of any reason I would shoot over a fence, even for an injured deer.

I have killed many deer on the side of the road when I lived in San Angelo. Never used a gun, always a knife. Had a sheriff pull up one time when I was about to do the deed. He allowed me to kill the animal and made the comment it was a good thing I wasn't using a gun.

I have put suffering animals down in the field and didn't tag them. I called the GW, explained the situation and where the deer was at. He allowed me to shoot the animal and told me to let it lay exactly where it was. Couldn't take the antlers or any other part of the animal, but had no issue with me shooting it. We have a new GW and I will call him before doing the same thing.
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#6065890 - 12/03/15 11:33 PM Re: Shoot or Not to Shoot [Re: brew0216]
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Originally Posted By: brew0216
Shoot the deer? Not even a question. The law is not above an animal suffering in my opinion. Any game warden that doesn't let that pass needs to reevaluate why he is a game warden.


We're not here to play God. Nature takes care of itself.
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#6065965 - 12/04/15 05:40 AM Re: Shoot or Not to Shoot [Re: YellowDog]
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I agree that it's poaching. Plain and simple. Wounded deer or not, the law is the law.

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#6066002 - 12/04/15 06:32 AM Re: Shoot or Not to Shoot [Re: sbushee]
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Originally Posted By: sbushee
I agree that it's poaching. Plain and simple. Wounded deer or not, the law is the law.

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#6066006 - 12/04/15 06:43 AM Re: Shoot or Not to Shoot [Re: sbushee]
ChrisB Offline
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Registered: 12/20/06
Posts: 927
Loc: Prosper , TX
Originally Posted By: sbushee
I agree that it's poaching. Plain and simple. Wounded deer or not, the law is the law.

100%. It's not your job to dispatch every wounded animal in the woods. Nature can be cruel sometimes, deal with it. Coyotes and buzzards are here for a reason and will clean him up.

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#6066046 - 12/04/15 07:20 AM Re: Shoot or Not to Shoot [Re: YellowDog]
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Registered: 05/27/09
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Loc: S.A. and Kinney Co.
can i go around dispatching wounded humans???!!>?>"?>....... unless the animals jaw is shot off or broke off I'm of the... they are tough animal and will figure it out on their own as they have been done for centuries..
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#6066092 - 12/04/15 07:51 AM Re: Shoot or Not to Shoot [Re: YellowDog]
dogdown23 Offline
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Registered: 02/15/14
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Loc: TX
Is it worth a fine, losing your license, and possibly your right to hunt for several years? If you can answer yes, then you have no business hunting anyways.
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