Always approach a downed deer from behind.

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Always approach a downed deer from behind.

Post by yooper_man » Sat Nov 23, 2013 1:54 pm

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Re: Always approach a downed deer from behind.

Post by taz3 » Sat Nov 23, 2013 2:07 pm

1st thing my Dad has always done, is shoot his harvest as soon he gets to it. He learnt from similar mishaps of others, who have only knocked animals out and assumed they were dead. The sad part is, now there is a deer with a broken jaw that may have gotten away and will die shortly anyway. The shot placement was not very good either, I would bet it was a head shot, not a vital organ shot that missed.
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Re: Always approach a downed deer from behind.

Post by NFH » Sat Nov 23, 2013 2:59 pm

The hunters reaction is hilarious!! Feel bad for the deer though, yet another reason not to take risky shots. Yeah don't do what he did...
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Re: Always approach a downed deer from behind.

Post by Waif » Sat Nov 23, 2013 3:57 pm

Eyes closed, possum deer.Yes from behind .Lucky it was not a large bear.
Shot one that was still breathing with broken shoulders several times from behind over a couple minute period,aiming between shoulders with little effect,till I skinned it and saw a nice tight group. I thought the few revolver shots missed till then.
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Re: Always approach a downed deer from behind.

Post by Lake shooter » Sat Nov 23, 2013 4:13 pm

I have read before that if a quarry's eyes are closed, beware! Every deer I've ever seen that was taken with a gun, bow or car died with it's eyes open. May not be 100% accurate, but I wouldn't take the chance on approaching one with it's eyes closed without putting another shot in the boiler room. What's your life worth? :wink:
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Re: Always approach a downed deer from behind.

Post by Raymond » Sat Nov 23, 2013 5:59 pm

xcaliber wrote:I wonder if that guy had to change his base layer after that! :lol: :lol:
:lol: :lol: :lol: I bet he did :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: . I never go head on to any animal, and I always make sure that I poke them with something first and that I am in a safe zone. That was funny though.

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Re: Always approach a downed deer from behind.

Post by Cossack » Sat Nov 23, 2013 6:11 pm

Fellow back home 'killed' a nice buck with his brand new Browning A5 slug gun.
He placed the shotgun in the deer's anglers and backed up to take a picture. Yup, last he saw of either. Must have been traumatic ... he quit deer hunting. :D
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Re: Always approach a downed deer from behind.

Post by Deerstalker » Sat Nov 23, 2013 6:28 pm

Both of my arms are black & blue from where a doe kicked me when I went to dispatch her after my son had made the shot. I should have come in from behind the doe so that I was away from her hoofs. I think that the older I get the dumber I get but I was very lucky this time. I was in a hurry because I hate to see a animal suffer. The bright side is that the backstrap is on the grill tonight.
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Re: Always approach a downed deer from behind.

Post by strum » Sat Nov 23, 2013 6:52 pm

Cossack wrote:Fellow back home 'killed' a nice buck with his brand new Browning A5 slug gun.
He placed the shotgun in the deer's anglers and backed up to take a picture. Yup, last he saw of either. Must have been traumatic ... he quit deer hunting. :D
that's the funniest thing I have ever heard :lol:
can you imagine sitting in a tree stand and watching a buck with a shot gun walk by :shock:
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Re: Always approach a downed deer from behind.

Post by wabi » Sat Nov 23, 2013 7:39 pm

Lake shooter wrote:I have read before that if an quarry's eyes are closed, beware! Ever deer I've ever seen that was taken with a gun, bow or car died with it's eyes open. May not be 100% accurate, but I wouldn't take the chance on approaching one with it's eyes closed without putting another shot in the boiler room. What's your life worth? :wink:
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Re: Always approach a downed deer from behind.

Post by DaveShooter » Sun Nov 24, 2013 7:54 pm

Cossack wrote:Fellow back home 'killed' a nice buck with his brand new Browning A5 slug gun.
He placed the shotgun in the deer's anglers and backed up to take a picture. Yup, last he saw of either. Must have been traumatic ... he quit deer hunting. :D
Now that would be funny :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: Always approach a downed deer from behind.

Post by DaveShooter » Sun Nov 24, 2013 7:56 pm

Deerstalker wrote:Both of my arms are black & blue from where a doe kicked me when I went to dispatch her after my son had made the shot. I should have come in from behind the doe so that I was away from her hoofs. I think that the older I get the dumber I get but I was very lucky this time. I was in a hurry because I hate to see a animal suffer. The bright side is that the backstrap is on the grill tonight.
You are a very lucky man indeed. I once had a Doe I xbow shot rise up and try to box me with her front hoofs-I let her pass me by and followed the blood trail to where she bled out. I learned that day to always poke'em in the hind quarter several times before trusting that they are dead.

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Re: Always approach a downed deer from behind.

Post by Lake shooter » Sun Nov 24, 2013 11:22 pm

This may be patently obvious, but: if the chest is still rising and falling they're breathing, and dead critters don't breath......

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