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Old 03-31-2007, 08:30 PM
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Some buddies and I went bowfishing for carp a few weeks back, and one of the guys hauled in a decently rackedskull from a deer that died at the water's edge over the winter.



Not what we expected to find, but cool nonetheless.
We managed to bring in 48 carp too.
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Old 03-31-2007, 08:47 PM
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Would have been nice... thanx for sharing
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Old 03-31-2007, 09:45 PM
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The funny thing about it is that the same guy found a second one later that night, but couldn't get it because it was pinned under a submerged fallen tree. He found one last year too, and I don't know anyone else who has found even one in the water. I want his luck.

We saw a huge beaver that night too (yeah you can bowfish after dark, you just need 3,000 watts of floodlight and a generator. No, really.).
The beaver wasthe size of a suitcase, and naturally the phrase of the evening was..."Did you see the size of that beaver?!", ...and it went downhill from there. We get a bit slap-happy after dark.

It wouldn't be any fun if all we did all night was shoot moving targets with scales. Well, actually it would, but we would be missing a few laughs.
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Old 04-01-2007, 03:30 PM
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Nice deer. Are you gunna mount him or somthing? Good find!
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Old 04-01-2007, 07:37 PM
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AWESOME.

did he get the other rack? how big was the other one?
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That's a heck of a catch
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Old 04-02-2007, 09:32 AM
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I don't remember how big last year's was.

Not going to mount it, just thought it was a fairly unique find, or at least a unique way of finding it.
He gave me this head, and I'll keepit to show kids and new hunters.
Maybe do something with the antlers later on.



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Old 04-02-2007, 02:32 PM
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That's a nice deer. I wonder why so many die by the waters edge, surely not of dehydration.
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Old 04-02-2007, 09:43 PM
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That is a crazy find.....congrats.
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Old 04-03-2007, 12:27 AM
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Animals that have shot (or even humans) are dehydrated.Theygo to the water to drink and most die there, that is why when you have shot a deer and cant find -- start looking around ponds and small streams.
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