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  1. BHarry

    BHarry The Eclectic Collector

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    So, I was going to post about how crappy the weather was today, but this afternoon the day took and even worse turn. It has been a really windy day with the gusts up to 96 mph, had everyone on edge even the animals.

    While driving between two of the areas I manage, I saw a vehicle on the side of the road with a lot of front end damage and a couple other vehicles. I get out and ask if anybody is hurt, they point over a slight rise and say right over there… Confused I start to walk up to the ridge when I realize it was a very large buck that had been hit. I called animal control to come out and assist, just from a glance I could see it's back leg was broken badly. It ran off into the tall brush, I didn't want to follow without animal control so I waited knowing that it wasn't going to be able to go to far.

    Once the animal control officer arrived, we looked for the deer for a while to no avail. I have done some hunting and do programs teaching kids how to track. I figured it was a good time to put my limited skills to the test. Almost 45 minutes later we found him lying in a small pocket underneath some large bushes. The animal control officer finished him quickly and humanely with an amazing shot between the eyes with OO buck.

    We then had to drag this over 200 pound deer out of the bush. then it was time to load the body into the truck which has large boxes that are not close to the ground… It was not easy. The two of us couldn't really do it, I ended up finding an old kids plastic slide at the property that we use to access the brush field where the deer fell. With the ramp and a lot of struggling we got the deer loaded. I did try to talk my way into keeping it, but it wasn't allowed…:(

    Thank you for going through that whole story with me if you manage to make it through to the end…:hunter::drinks:

    Edit- I hope it wasn't too lost that my main concern was for the deer. This was a creature I saw on a regular basis and mourn his loss. It was just an exhausting post (and day).
    Bad weather + bad driver + deer = bad day! - image.jpg
    Here is the nasty weather I was going to complain about first…
    Bad weather + bad driver + deer = bad day! - image.jpg
     
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  2. kronin323

    kronin323 Font of Useless Knowledge Premium Member

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    Sounds like a rough one.
     
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  3. joecool862

    joecool862 Keeper of the Skull Premium Member Lifetime Member

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    Beautiful creatures (and tasty I might add). Sounds like a rough one. Glad you found him and he's not suffering.
     
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  4. BHarry

    BHarry The Eclectic Collector

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    It was, then come home to down sections of fence, a bunch of screws and expletives later... getting better now!
    Bad weather + bad driver + deer = bad day! - image.jpg
     
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    joecool862 Keeper of the Skull Premium Member Lifetime Member

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    You've earned it!
     
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  6. freakface

    freakface Oakley Collector

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    when i saw your title, i though you had an accident (beer). then i looked again (did not get much sleep due to my sick son) and is said "deer."

    at least your end post DID include beer, lol.
     
  7. BHarry

    BHarry The Eclectic Collector

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    Yeah that would have been a worse day!:sad::drinks:
     
  8. headpatrolman

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    He lived a long life from his appearance.
     
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  9. BHarry

    BHarry The Eclectic Collector

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    Very true and there is also a doe and fawn in the area that I believe are his, he did his job. Just hate to see the stressed out animal and the waste.