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Old 10-22-2007, 08:49 AM
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You did the right thing there. I'm just glad you have a second buck tag. It would be too bad to miss a chance at a nice buck because you did the right thing and put a crippled deer out of it's misery.

You should be happy that you made a good shot and a clean kill. Try to see the bright side!
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Old 10-22-2007, 08:54 AM
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I don't know where you hunt, but with the coyotes we have this year, I can't image the fate he would have suffered if not taken. You made the right call. Another successful hunt and a good deed all in one.
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Old 10-22-2007, 09:09 AM
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One thing for sure. Don't get a cramp around Jeff, he take out his bow and arrow you.
Too funny.I agree, Jeff's a big SOFTEE. Nothing wrong with that. Nice buck!
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Old 10-22-2007, 09:11 AM
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Congrat's Jeff.... Iwould have done the exact samething...U the man.....Now go get some more of them doe's...
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Old 10-22-2007, 09:16 AM
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You did the right thing. Look at it this way, the meat will be real good. If you had let him walk, he would have suffered a long slow death.
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Old 10-22-2007, 09:28 AM
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congrats on a job well done. I (vaguely) understand why you would be down, but the fact that you put him out of misery should make you forget all about that shouldnt it?

I can only speak from a regional veiwpoint, but locally 3 legged deer do NOT survive. winter and/or coyotes almost always get them. Several groups of shotgun hunters locally are notoriously bad at it. This is a major reason I hunt late season with a muzzleloader and not a bow. Much more certian to bag a cripple i might see farther away. I personally have killed 4 cripples in 8 years doing such, and have been elated with every one....most were just about gone.

Nature is incapable of waste but i feel great being able to end it quickly.
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Old 10-22-2007, 03:09 PM
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I admire you for doing the right thing. Hope ya get a crack at another monster, good luck!
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Old 10-22-2007, 03:31 PM
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You really had no choice IMO. That deer would not be able to compete or defend himself. More than likely you did someone else a favor too. That deer would have been crossing a road at night and gotten hit by a car. And from what I've seen, most people don't know how to react to a deer on the road. No remorse no regrets, you did what you know is right.
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Old 10-22-2007, 03:49 PM
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You did the right thing. I shot a crippled doe several years ago and then set out to take another crippled doe that lived in another area I hunted. I saw her frequently, but never was able to get a shot. Even though one rear leg didn't work for her, she was dominant and I even watched her "spar" with a decent buck! I was already prepared to take a young buck this year that was crippled. I had the same thoughts you did and decided to take it anyway if a shot was presented. I never got a clear shot and I didn't want to take a marginal shot - esp on a deer that's got enough problems.
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Old 10-22-2007, 04:12 PM
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One thing for sure. Don't get a cramp around Jeff, he take out his bow and arrow you.
bc, I you darn near made me choke on my pretzel.LOLOL
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