texashuntingforum.com logo
Main Menu
Advertisement
Affiliates
Advertisement
Newest Members
Nicholasbe, Sondiana, med, flyfisherman, BRsaBA
68234 Registered Users
Top Posters(All Time)
dogcatcher 106,407
bill oxner 81,130
stxranchman 57,293
SnakeWrangler 56,729
RKHarm24 44,585
rifleman 44,461
Gravytrain 42,067
BMD 41,170
Forum Statistics
Forums45
Topics600,031
Posts11,257,818
Members83,234
Most Online19,184
Feb 5th, 2020
Print Thread
Strange First this Morning #8086797 12/12/20 07:48 PM
Joined: Oct 2009
Posts: 1,032
S
sprigsss Offline OP
Pro Tracker
OP Offline
Pro Tracker
S
Joined: Oct 2009
Posts: 1,032
Hunting in Burnet County this morning. About 9:00 we have a group of about 8-10 deer come running from a pasture to the south of us, jump a fence about 400 yards away and enter pasture i was hunting.

1 fawn didnt attempt to jump the fence (goat fencing) and kept running up and down the fence line looking for a way in.

After 5 mins or so it suddenly disappears. So i pick up the binoculars and spot it laying down kicking.

I tell my daughter its hung in the fence lets go.

We jump in the Can Am and get there as quickly as we can. Its about 10' off the fence barely kicking. A minute later its dead.

Called the game warden and he said biologists likely wouldnt be interested in testing it to leave it lay. He said animals suddenly die slmetimes just like humans.

Turned out to be a little button buck. Never expected to witness that.

Never seen it jump and wasnt anything near it for it to run into. Did not appear to have a broken leg or neck, and zero external injuries.

Never saw what they were running from, but thinking one of our hunters spooked them when leaving their blind.

Re: Strange First this Morning [Re: sprigsss] #8086830 12/12/20 08:28 PM
Joined: Nov 2017
Posts: 7,568
B
Biscuit Online Shocked
THF Trophy Hunter
Online Shocked
THF Trophy Hunter
B
Joined: Nov 2017
Posts: 7,568
Weird for sure

Re: Strange First this Morning [Re: sprigsss] #8086848 12/12/20 08:46 PM
Joined: Oct 2017
Posts: 790
B
Big8 Offline
Tracker
Offline
Tracker
B
Joined: Oct 2017
Posts: 790
confused2

Re: Strange First this Morning [Re: sprigsss] #8086852 12/12/20 08:49 PM
Joined: Feb 2012
Posts: 6,761
D
DQ Kid Online Content
THF Trophy Hunter
Online Content
THF Trophy Hunter
D
Joined: Feb 2012
Posts: 6,761
Weird for sure, but what was the game warden to do at that point? Maybe it broke its neck or something trying to jump the fence when you lost sight of it. Who knows, doubt if I'm calling the game warden though as you didn't cause the deer's demise.

Re: Strange First this Morning [Re: sprigsss] #8086863 12/12/20 09:04 PM
Joined: Nov 2011
Posts: 10,769
S
S.A. hunter Online Content
THF Celebrity
Online Content
THF Celebrity
S
Joined: Nov 2011
Posts: 10,769
Its not uncommon for deer to die of stress.

Re: Strange First this Morning [Re: DQ Kid] #8086906 12/12/20 09:44 PM
Joined: Oct 2009
Posts: 1,032
S
sprigsss Offline OP
Pro Tracker
OP Offline
Pro Tracker
S
Joined: Oct 2009
Posts: 1,032
Originally Posted by DQ Kid
Weird for sure, but what was the game warden to do at that point? Maybe it broke its neck or something trying to jump the fence when you lost sight of it. Who knows, doubt if I'm calling the game warden though as you didn't cause the deer's demise.


Well figured 1 of 2 things would happen.

1. He would say let him lay.

2. We will have it tested to see if it was CWD, Covid, or whatever else.

We are curious on our end what happened and it was a 2 min call. Just strange to see a deer frolicking around 1 min and dead the next.

Re: Strange First this Morning [Re: sprigsss] #8086919 12/12/20 09:58 PM
Joined: Jul 2019
Posts: 4,945
H
Hudbone Online Content
Extreme Tracker
Online Content
Extreme Tracker
H
Joined: Jul 2019
Posts: 4,945
Stress can be an ender

Re: Strange First this Morning [Re: sprigsss] #8086966 12/12/20 10:43 PM
Joined: Feb 2007
Posts: 25,489
J
JCB Offline
THF Celebrity
Offline
THF Celebrity
J
Joined: Feb 2007
Posts: 25,489
I have seen fawns run head first into those net type fences multiple times during a panic. Never seen one die though. My guess is it sustained a head or neck injury trying to punch its self through the fence.

Re: Strange First this Morning [Re: JCB] #8086972 12/12/20 10:47 PM
Joined: Apr 2013
Posts: 2,872
F
freerange Online Content
Veteran Tracker
Online Content
Veteran Tracker
F
Joined: Apr 2013
Posts: 2,872
Originally Posted by JCB
I have seen fawns run head first into those net type fences multiple times during a panic. Never seen one die though. My guess is it sustained a head or neck injury trying to punch its self through the fence.

That would be my guess but dont really know at all. I havent hunted that type fencing in many moons but would think it wouldnt be near as good as barbed wire for any deer to get through. Did you have access across the fence and actually look at it up close?


Keep your gratitude higher than your expectations. RWH
Re: Strange First this Morning [Re: sprigsss] #8086973 12/12/20 10:50 PM
Joined: Oct 2014
Posts: 590
Slick Head Online Happy
Tracker
Online Happy
Tracker
Joined: Oct 2014
Posts: 590
Deer spend the majority of their lives looking for a place to eat and a place to die. I had an old deer breeder tell me that when I first got in the deer biz. I found it to be true!

Re: Strange First this Morning [Re: Slick Head] #8087063 12/13/20 12:03 AM
Joined: Nov 2011
Posts: 10,769
S
S.A. hunter Online Content
THF Celebrity
Online Content
THF Celebrity
S
Joined: Nov 2011
Posts: 10,769
Originally Posted by Slick Head
Deer spend the majority of their lives looking for a place to eat and a place to die. I had an old deer breeder tell me that when I first got in the deer biz. I found it to be true!


Lol, I like that saying.

Re: Strange First this Morning [Re: Slick Head] #8087261 12/13/20 02:32 AM
Joined: Nov 2012
Posts: 13,045
Q
QuitShootinYoungBucks Online Content
THF Celebrity
Online Content
THF Celebrity
Q
Joined: Nov 2012
Posts: 13,045
Originally Posted by Slick Head
Deer spend the majority of their lives looking for a place to eat and a place to die. I had an old deer breeder tell me that when I first got in the deer biz. I found it to be true!


Always heard it about Suffolk sheep - ‘born looking for a place to die’.


[Linked Image]

https://web.archive.org/web/20170223065011/http:/www.rrdvegas.com/silencer-cleaning.html
Re: Strange First this Morning [Re: sprigsss] #8087292 12/13/20 02:50 AM
Joined: Nov 2004
Posts: 225
H
Herron Offline
Woodsman
Offline
Woodsman
H
Joined: Nov 2004
Posts: 225
My 2 labs jumped a fawn one time and ran it down. They didn't attack it but it died anyways presumably due to stress. Unfortunately, my wife and daughters got to witness it. Not fun.

Re: Strange First this Morning [Re: freerange] #8087369 12/13/20 04:34 AM
Joined: Oct 2009
Posts: 1,032
S
sprigsss Offline OP
Pro Tracker
OP Offline
Pro Tracker
S
Joined: Oct 2009
Posts: 1,032
Originally Posted by freerange
Originally Posted by JCB
I have seen fawns run head first into those net type fences multiple times during a panic. Never seen one die though. My guess is it sustained a head or neck injury trying to punch its self through the fence.

That would be my guess but dont really know at all. I havent hunted that type fencing in many moons but would think it wouldnt be near as good as barbed wire for any deer to get through. Did you have access across the fence and actually look at it up close?


Yes it was different pasture but still.our property.

No indications of injury at all.

Was watching it running and it just suddenly.fell, didnt appear to run into anything. Never did attempt.to jump.across.

Last edited by sprigsss; 12/13/20 04:35 AM.
Re: Strange First this Morning [Re: JCB] #8087394 12/13/20 05:10 AM
Joined: Nov 2011
Posts: 5,307
U
unclebubba Online Content
THF Trophy Hunter
Online Content
THF Trophy Hunter
U
Joined: Nov 2011
Posts: 5,307
Originally Posted by JCB
I have seen fawns run head first into those net type fences multiple times during a panic. Never seen one die though. My guess is it sustained a head or neck injury trying to punch its self through the fence.

Had this happen to me once. Had a fawn caught in a hog trap. I opened the door so she could get out, then walked to the back of the trap expecting her to run away from me which would have put her at the open door. Instead, she ran smack into the side and broke her neck. That really sucked.


Originally Posted by SnakeWrangler
Originally Posted by TurkeyHunter
And make Kamila president

She’d just end up blowing it......
Re: Strange First this Morning [Re: Hudbone] #8088525 12/14/20 10:59 AM
Joined: Sep 2008
Posts: 4,467
T
texfork Offline
Extreme Tracker
Offline
Extreme Tracker
T
Joined: Sep 2008
Posts: 4,467
Originally Posted by Hudbone
Stress can be an ender


Prayer is the "ultimate" wireless connection .
Re: Strange First this Morning [Re: sprigsss] #8088673 12/14/20 02:15 PM
Joined: Oct 2004
Posts: 35,547
R
redchevy Online Content
THF Celebrity
Online Content
THF Celebrity
R
Joined: Oct 2004
Posts: 35,547
Our old lease had net wire fencing with barbed wire on top everywhere as they ran goats, never seen so many deer caught in a fence in my life!

I would assume stress/ran into the fence and busted something.


It's hell eatin em live
Re: Strange First this Morning [Re: sprigsss] #8088687 12/14/20 02:22 PM
Joined: Oct 2013
Posts: 1,766
Ol Thumper Online Content
Pro Tracker
Online Content
Pro Tracker
Joined: Oct 2013
Posts: 1,766
I’m certain it was coved or the stress of 2020 itself, I’m betting we would all be shocked if we knew how many died odd deaths in the wild. They are some amazing critters but they have their own set of stresses we as humans will never comprehend. Even the more reason to respect them..

Re: Strange First this Morning [Re: sprigsss] #8088749 12/14/20 02:49 PM
Joined: Oct 2016
Posts: 160
TXhogkilr Online Content
Woodsman
Online Content
Woodsman
Joined: Oct 2016
Posts: 160
strange things happen in the wild

Re: Strange First this Morning [Re: unclebubba] #8090173 12/15/20 02:41 PM
Joined: Sep 2010
Posts: 2,727
H
huntwest Offline
Veteran Tracker
Offline
Veteran Tracker
H
Joined: Sep 2010
Posts: 2,727
Originally Posted by unclebubba
Originally Posted by JCB
I have seen fawns run head first into those net type fences multiple times during a panic. Never seen one die though. My guess is it sustained a head or neck injury trying to punch its self through the fence.

Had this happen to me once. Had a fawn caught in a hog trap. I opened the door so she could get out, then walked to the back of the trap expecting her to run away from me which would have put her at the open door. Instead, she ran smack into the side and broke her neck. That really sucked.


Hog traps that are totally enclosed kill or injure a lot of deer. I don’t allow them on our place. Open top only so a deer can jump out.

Re: Strange First this Morning [Re: sprigsss] #8090929 12/15/20 10:51 PM
Joined: Jun 2006
Posts: 5,968
D
Dave Davidson Offline
THF Trophy Hunter
Offline
THF Trophy Hunter
D
Joined: Jun 2006
Posts: 5,968
I had that problem with a hog trap. Young buck broke its neck. I removed the top of it.


Without a sense of urgency, nothing ever happens.

Boy, if I say "sic em", you'd better look for something to bite. Sam Shelley, Rancher Muleshoe Texas 1892-1985 RIP
Previous Thread
Index
Next Thread

© 2004-2019 OUTDOOR SITES NETWORK all rights reserved USA and Worldwide
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.3