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Old 10-26-2013, 10:02 AM
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lukin4deer
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Default Deer left overnight

I shot a button buck at sundown last night and couldn't find him in the dark. Found him about 10 am this morning. It was in mid-thirties last night. Seemed ok- just clipped the stomach a bit, he was walking when I sot. Didn't smell bad, iced him down and poured baking soda over meat.
my question is that when I found him(about50 yards in the woods) he had a froth around his mouth, thick like merengue. He was the one I shot the night before and was with a single file line of two other bucks and three does, and apparently they laid beside him in the night. but I've never seen a deer froth at the mouth. And I sure don't want rabies! I figured that his breath could have froze around his mouth.
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