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#6096687 - 12/22/15 12:58 PM How long has this deer been dead?
doublez Offline
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Registered: 12/16/13
Posts: 50
Loc: Robert Lee


I'm not sure if the picture will load or not, but I found this buck today when I was filling feeders. He appears to have been shot in the right shoulder. The thing is, I haven't hunted this stand for two weeks until this morning. He was lying about 70 yards from my feeder. There is a creek that runs beside the feeder, so it is entirely possible that he was shot somewhere else and headed to water, that is what I'm hoping for.

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#6096689 - 12/22/15 12:59 PM Re: How long has this deer been dead? [Re: doublez]
TexFlip Offline
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Registered: 08/18/12
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Loc: Chambers County
Not long. Maybe 2-3 days tops.
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#6096690 - 12/22/15 01:00 PM Re: How long has this deer been dead? [Re: doublez]
redchevy Offline
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Registered: 10/25/04
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Couple days to a week maybe?

Good news is you don't have a predator problem!
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#6096703 - 12/22/15 01:05 PM Re: How long has this deer been dead? [Re: doublez]
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Registered: 05/14/09
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Loc: Denton/Argyle
Going to disagree a little. I'd say a week or more. Looks like birds have been the only scavengers. Definitely done a good job on the coyotes, otherwise he would have been long gone. I would be suspicious that somebody was hunting your place.
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#6096718 - 12/22/15 01:12 PM Re: How long has this deer been dead? [Re: dkershen]
Grosvenor Offline
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Loc: Portland, Texas
meat should still be good bolt

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#6096725 - 12/22/15 01:16 PM Re: How long has this deer been dead? [Re: doublez]
stxranchman Offline
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4-7 days since we are in Dec.
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#6096765 - 12/22/15 01:36 PM Re: How long has this deer been dead? [Re: doublez]
doublez Offline
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Registered: 12/16/13
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Loc: Robert Lee
I pulled the camera and every morning and afternoon that feeder has been covered up with deer, until Saturday morning. Since Saturday there have been no more than four deer at the feeder at a time. I also have four pictures of a bobcat strolling by the feeder. This morning when I was hunting I had four does walk in and they were very skittish. They were only at the feeder for about five minutes.

The place is locked and my son and I are the only people that hunt out there. It could be that one of the landowner's kids decided to hunt my stand, but I find that highly unlikely. I am good friends with both their son and their son-in-law.

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#6096802 - 12/22/15 01:58 PM Re: How long has this deer been dead? [Re: doublez]
Justin T Offline
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Registered: 09/23/09
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Loc: Austin
My initial thought was maybe a week or so, and you don't have many coyotes.
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#6096816 - 12/22/15 02:10 PM Re: How long has this deer been dead? [Re: doublez]
BowMan59 Offline
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Really depends on where and how cold but less than a week, prob 4 or 5 days would be in the ballpark!
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#6096820 - 12/22/15 02:14 PM Re: How long has this deer been dead? [Re: doublez]
Dalee7892 Offline
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Registered: 05/04/15
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Loc: Denton County
If AR county definitely no legal.

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#6096840 - 12/22/15 02:34 PM Re: How long has this deer been dead? [Re: Dalee7892]
QuitShootinYoungBucks Offline
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Registered: 11/01/12
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Loc: Lubbock, TX
Originally Posted By: Dalee7892
If AR county definitely no legal.


I don't see a dog catcher on the far side, that would make him legal if it's not there.

I agree with the 4-7 day estimate; my initial thought was 4 before I scrolled down.
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#6097083 - 12/22/15 04:44 PM Re: How long has this deer been dead? [Re: doublez]
krazy kris Offline
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Registered: 11/25/11
Posts: 187
Loc: Azle, TX
I seen him this morning at 9am in eastland co. He got a pass from me....

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#6097151 - 12/22/15 05:24 PM Re: How long has this deer been dead? [Re: doublez]
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What a waste of good meat.
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