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+++Mercy Killing+++ Will to Survive #8065627 11/26/20 06:29 PM
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Had this buck in perfectly good health in October. He disappeared but his running buddy kept visiting. I figured he had been killed during bow season.

This morning several deer spooked and ran. Thought maybe some hogs were coming around. Got my binoculars up to see this buck limping heavily on his front left and his back right legs.

Looked like a deflated bag of bones.

Pus oozing from several wounds and a bone protruding from his front stub.

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Re: +++Mercy Killing+++ Will to Survive [Re: 5Redman8] #8065640 11/26/20 06:39 PM
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Nice buck cheers
Thanks for putting him out of his misery up


Re: +++Mercy Killing+++ Will to Survive [Re: Pope&Young] #8065697 11/26/20 07:36 PM
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Originally Posted by Pope&Young
Nice buck cheers
Thanks for putting him out of his misery up


Dang he’s skinny

Re: +++Mercy Killing+++ Will to Survive [Re: 5Redman8] #8065703 11/26/20 07:40 PM
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I’m shocked the yotes hadn’t got him yet, he looks bad!!

Re: +++Mercy Killing+++ Will to Survive [Re: 5Redman8] #8065704 11/26/20 07:40 PM
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Wow, nice buck. Think he was hung up in a fence?



Re: +++Mercy Killing+++ Will to Survive [Re: 5Redman8] #8065732 11/26/20 08:20 PM
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Re: +++Mercy Killing+++ Will to Survive [Re: Ol Thumper] #8065742 11/26/20 08:37 PM
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Originally Posted by Ol Thumper
I’m shocked the yotes hadn’t got him yet, he looks bad!!

Likely would of got him. Win win for all except the yotes.


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Re: +++Mercy Killing+++ Will to Survive [Re: 5Redman8] #8066192 11/27/20 07:21 AM
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Re: +++Mercy Killing+++ Will to Survive [Re: 5Redman8] #8066293 11/27/20 02:41 PM
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Definitely the right thing to do.


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Re: +++Mercy Killing+++ Will to Survive [Re: 5Redman8] #8066439 11/27/20 04:45 PM
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Looks like he was on his way out!

Re: +++Mercy Killing+++ Will to Survive [Re: 5Redman8] #8066465 11/27/20 04:59 PM
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You did good

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Are you going to eat that?

Re: +++Mercy Killing+++ Will to Survive [Re: 5Redman8] #8066958 11/28/20 01:22 AM
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Nope....made a few cuts and it didn’t smell right


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Re: +++Mercy Killing+++ Will to Survive [Re: 5Redman8] #8067026 11/28/20 02:22 AM
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Looks like may have hung up in a fence and broke a bone, causing infection and sepsis. He was definitely going downhill fast..

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Originally Posted by DQ Kid
Looks like may have hung up in a fence and broke a bone, causing infection and sepsis. He was definitely going downhill fast..


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Re: +++Mercy Killing+++ Will to Survive [Re: NORML as can be] #8067050 11/28/20 02:56 AM
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Re: +++Mercy Killing+++ Will to Survive [Re: 5Redman8] #8067092 11/28/20 03:25 AM
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Pretty sad, you definitely did him a favor by ending the suffering

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Re: +++Mercy Killing+++ Will to Survive [Re: 5Redman8] #8071347 12/01/20 02:06 PM
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Dang!!! We had one break his left rear ankle this year last part of bow season and actually had the bone sticking out. One of our lease members was able to take him out.

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You did good. I hate to find wounded animals like that.

I had my 4 year old boy with me last year and had a buck get hung up in a fence close to where we were hunting. He was a good looking 3.5 year old. I was going to let him loose but once i got his leg untangled, I realized his leg was broke pretty bad when he tried hobbling off. I had to put him down. Bad deal for the deer, but a great teaching opportunity for my boy.

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I agree you did the right thing.

A few years ago, I shot a buck that had been hit by a car. I called the warden, who happened to be in the area. I think our McLennan county wardens are pretty excellent people. Was a bit surprised when the warden told me, yes, you have the legal right to put down a suffering animal. However, it's amazing what animals can live through. His suggestion was to let it go and see if it makes it. Animals are tough, and coyotes gotta eat too.


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Re: +++Mercy Killing+++ Will to Survive [Re: 5Redman8] #8071618 12/01/20 04:39 PM
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Just a shame this happened to him. Great looking buck and appears to not be too old.

Glad you helped him out from a terrible death


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Looks like he wouldn't have made it much longer. What a miserable last few weeks.

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